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I have now upgraded to GNOME Version 3.12.2 and to my surprise, there isn't a background tab anymore. Reason: I did some research and found out that the background transparency feature has been removed due to complications. Read it below from Allan Day : I've spoken to Christian and he has filled me in on the background to this issue. The ...


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Just write a script: #!/usr/bin/env bash PACKAGE_PATH=/home/userA/package1:/home/userA/package2:$PACKAGE_PAT‌​H cd /home/userA/scripts ## You need to source this script if it defines variables. Otherwise ## the variables won't be available to your main script. '.' is the same ## as 'source' but more portable to different shells. . varset.sh && . ...


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for linux mint you can use the last post in this topic. http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=208&t=135999 also seems that using different type of loading (kdm or startx) is loading through different files so you should check if realy xinitrc is loaded at all . If not xinitrc then try .xsession may be. I didn't work for me though Sorry . This ...


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I experienced a similar issue on CentOS, this post ranks high in search results so I thought I should share what I learned. I was getting this error because the plugin package was not installed. Installing it with Yum immediately fixed the problem, although you have to use Firefox because Chrome doesn't support the protocol they are using. sudo yum install ...


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By default, when you choose the option to "run in a terminal window", the (gnome-) terminal window closes after it is finished. It does open, since you mention it opens for a second. You can make it stay open by changing the setting it in your terminal profile: From the (gnome-terminal) menu, choose "Edit" > "Profile Settings" > "Title and Command". In the ...


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You probably want to use gksudo if you want to start it from your Desktop. That will open a window asking you for your password. #!/bin/bash gksudo -u userA bash -c 'PACKAGE_PATH=/home/userA/package1; cd /home/userA/scripts' Also to debug, you probably want to run that script in your terminal first. That way it will not close just after printing some ...


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For those in a hurry: just read this tip. @leafarlins: The package you tried to download isn't available in the "Trusty Tahr" repositories. This is why you were unable to download and install it in your *Ubuntu version 14.04. An alternative way to solve this problem (instead of installing the latest release of Gnome Subtitles) is to access a repository ...


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Was resolved by restarting Unity (unity command in Alt+F2 dash). Which is strange as neither relogin, nor shutdown and start of the laptop did not resolve the issue. If somebody has any guesses about the reasons, please contact me. I still need the correct way of resolving the issue.


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After logging in with ssh, run: env DISPLAY=:0.0 gnome-session-quit --logout This will force a logout on the remote machine just as if you had logged out from the menu (but without prompting). You may need to run gnome-session-quit with --force-logout if there's an application with, for example, unsaved work, that would otherwise prevent a clean logout. ...


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GNOME is a project that provide support GNOME desktop environment, which in turn uses the GNOME Shell as default shell. I will presume you are talking about the differences between the Unity shell and GNOME Shell (which are the only things that can be accurately compared). Technically, the only differences is that while GNOME Shell uses mutter/clutter ...


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What is GNOME? GNOME is a lot of things. Usually, GNOME refers to GNOME Desktop Environment. Quoting the Arch Wiki: A desktop environment bundles together a variety of X clients to provide common graphical user interface elements such as icons, toolbars, wallpapers, and desktop widgets. Additionally, most desktop environments include a set of integrated ...


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Try running this in a terminal: gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal


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Yes. The exact same repositories are used for both. I believe that's one of the requirements for official flavours for Ubuntu, and Ubuntu GNOME is an official flavour. I know updates regarding that of GNOME won't be found on Ubuntu 14.04 If an update from GNOME upstream reaches Ubuntu, it will available for both Ubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME. But such ...


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If an application is (still) in the application list, it means that there is still a representing .desktop file of the application in either: /usr/share/applications or ~/.local/share/applications The "orphan" .desktop file should be removed, to remove the application from the application list (or from Dash if you use Unity) I suspect it is the last ...


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Gnome classic as it is usually called is gnome 2. It used very customizable toolbars that are in a way quite similar to kde in a sense. Unity uses a kind if dockbar on the side and a bar on the top that are less customizable than gnome 2 but better suited to touchscreens and novice users. Gnome 2 allows unlimited toolbars with all kinds of switchers and ...


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Hold Shift(CAUTION:this will not work in a UEFI+MBR combination) Delete quiet splash out of your kernel line and instead type this in: init=/bin/bash. This will give a usable root shell in relatively simple setups.(No RAID, no encrypted /usr, rootfs and /etc can be reached without help of network-manager). type in dpkg-reconfigure -a.


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First step, just to verify, check if the sound is not muted. Once you verify this, go to Sound Settings: In the Sound Settings, you’ll find that you have practically nothing here except a dummy output. Quite frustrating. It means that your sound card is not even recognized. Puff! No worries. The one shot solution which fixed the sound problem for me on ...


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I think changing only lock screen, not the login manage(i.e diplay manager) would be littl hard. But as you told in the question, you can change the lock screen background. Simplest way to do that would be overwrite the /usr/share/wallpaper/Elarun/content/images/1366×768.png image with your custom one with same name. But there is another and safer way to ...


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Quick fix for chromium (or google chrome for that matter): $ chromium --high-dpi-support=1 --force-device-scale-factor=2 should do the job.


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These both only differ in term of desktop environment. Ubuntu Gnome (formerly Ubuntu GNOME Remix) is official flavor of Ubuntu, featuring the GNOME desktop environment. It is a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories. But when we say Ubuntu, it generally means Ubuntu with Unity desktop.


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No, they are not the same. GNOME is a desktop environment, giving you a set of tools and a GUI. whereas Ubuntu is the distribution. A Linux distribution is most simply described as a particular assortment of application and utility software, packaged together with the Linux kernel in such a way that its "out-of-the-box" capabilities meet most of the ...


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first: sudo apt-get purge locales then: sudo aptitude install locales and the famous: sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales This rids the system of locales, then re-installs locales and downgrades libc6 from 2.19 to 2.13 which is the issue. Then configures locales again.


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No, unfortunately this is not possible.


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It's not possible. The ratio of 2500x1600 is 1.5625 and your 1024x768 ratio is 1.1/3 or 1.33333. A typical desktop at 1366x768 is 1.77865 and 1200x740 is 1.62162. The desktop backgrounds only appear to fit perfectly but they actually are either using the scale or the zoom setting. My best guess is that the zoom setting is the one used. You can see in this ...


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You can start your Transmission after in background in two ways, either starting transmission-gtk in minimized mode or using transmission-daemon If you want to start transmission window in background with its app indicator add following command in the Startup Applications transmission-gtk --minimized If you do not want to start transmission window but ...


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Inspired by Anton S. Kraievoy I used similar solution, which works for me. In the user, which using Krusader I added a new user to xhhost: xhost +SI:localuser:username Than kindly login: su - username Than krusader starts properly as a new instance in a new user: krusader Notice, that a new configuration will be created in ...


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You can download Gnome Software here. Once downloaded expand the file, and look in the INSTALL file for information on how to install. You have to build the file from source, or you can take a look at this. Basically the steps to follow are: ./configure make make install


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I just read this article on screenlocking, which may be related. According to the article, screenlocking has the intended consequence of blocking input devices and manipulating locales. Seems like you have a few options: Stop locking the screen, probably this includes the greeting screen as well which serves a similar function Use different power ...


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Open the terminal using (ctrl+alt+T), and try to reset compiz and unity by: sudo apt-get install dconf-tools dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ unity-reset setsid unity If you are still facing it, then open terminal again and reinstall desktop and unity sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get install unity ...


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This is happening because Disk Usage Analyzer has overridden the mime type through its .desktop file. To correct it use the following command xdg-mime default nautilus.desktop inode/directory After this you may need to restart the shell. Press Alt+F2 and enter r to restart gnome-shell.


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To open a new tab in Epiphany, press Ctrl+T. When there's only a single tab, the tab bar is invisible. To jump from tab to tab, use Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn, to close the current tab, press Ctrl+W


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Epiphany uses a grid view interface since it is considered easier to use on a touchscreen. From this source: The tab bar might be gone, but we’ll still offer a convenient, and we think improved, way of switching between pages. All the currently and recently opened pages are visible in the overview (the new start page), and we’ll provide a way of ...


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Problem solved with cd $(dirname $(readlink -f $0)), see link here. :)


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Use this application It allows you to create, edit, or delete everything you see in the applications dialogues (Launchpad, applications menu).


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For me this works, even though I don't use compiz and 14.04. After applying new values to .conkyrc did you restart conky in terminal like this killall conky, then conky? background yes update_interval 1 use_xft yes override_utf8_locale yes xftalpha 0.84 uppercase no own_window yes own_window_argb_visual yes ...


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After some searching of the web, I found that most visual elements in Gnome Shell are to be found in the /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css file. Opening it I realised it is using the Cantarell font which was not installed. I downloaded it from the web and installed it (by copying the ttf files in ~/.fonts) and the problem was gone.


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You're in a directory with no mp4 files. When a glob pattern (like *.mp4) does not match any files, the pattern is treated as a literal string ("*.mp4") In bash you do this to replace a pattern that matches no files with the empty string: shopt -s nullglob So, it seems that your script is not running in the directory you think it should be running in. ...


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Just do: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback Reboot and select your Gnome by clicking the Ubuntu sign before logging in. I think Gnome Metacity might be the right choice for you.


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gsettings list-recursively needs a full schema name, it doens't work with partial schema names. So You can't use org.freedesktop. But you can do this with dconf: dconf dump /org/freedesktop/ Note the different notation here: dconf doesn't use schemas but directories.


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Use the dump command of dconf (https://developer.gnome.org/dconf/unstable/dconf-tool.html): dconf dump /


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Using more then one conky config same time You can use more than one conky configuration at the same time. For this create a script. For example using gedit ~/.conky/startconky.sh create script file in ~/.conky directory. Now add following content in it #!/bin/sh sleep 5 conky -c <path_of_1st_conky_config_file> & ...


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You can use one of the following Gnome shell extentions: AppIndicator Support: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/615/appindicator-support/ only for applications with AppIndicator support (most applications for Ubuntu) good Gnome shell integration configure what icons to show in panel TopIcons: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/495/topicons/


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This is happening becouse voffset parameter of your conky cofiguration file is not adjusted well. You will find many voffset parameter in your config file like this ${voffset 50}. Increase the first voffset value, and it will shift the conky element down. Adjust it accordingly.


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check if your have a hardware switch to turn signal on/off (Air plane mode). Or a FN key to turn it on/off Run this command rfkill list all to check if BT is turned off via a kill switch Also check this to see if Ubuntu recognized your BT. How can I tell if my computer has bluetooth? Does BT work in Windows 7 boot?


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Using multiple DE might affect the stability of the OS because some of the DE come with its own dependencies. I use unity, Gnome, gnome classic, gnome metacity, gnome compiz and cairo dock but on start up i choose a specific environment i want to use and use it rather than mixing them up.


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You can install only official gnome extensions available in Ubuntu repo using sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions. To install other extensions you need Firefox browser. Visit https://extensions.gnome.org/ to install all the available extention. If you see webpage like this It means that you need to install GNOME 3 Integration plugin in your ...


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In case you are sure about permissions and want to play it safe you could use the following: sudo chown -hR YOUR_USER .gnome2/ sudo chown -hR YOUR_USER .gnome2_private/ Courtesy : Augusto Recordon change the permission of the files that are causing the problem. Hope this helps


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This is a simple one, you just gotta set lightdm as default. Just run dpkg-reconfigure lightdm as root and choose lightdm as default dm.


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I have fixed this problem, by disabling the option "Workspaces on primary display only" in the Gnome Tweak Tool. Everything works again as expected.


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To update your kernel you can use a guide like: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/MainlineBuilds (but you could just google for it) Installing upstream kernels To boot into an upstream kernel you only need to download and install the image.deb package that corresponds to your architecture. In addition, if you need to build any external modules you also need ...



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