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Can't install packages due to gconf2-common error

In general, I get the following error whenever I try to install any package via apt-get. (Here I have tried to apt-get upgrade) Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y Setting up gconf2-common (3.2.6-...
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x-tile / python-gconf not installable on 18.10 MATE

On 18.10 MATE I'm trying to install x-tile https://www.giuspen.com/x-tile/ which I've been using since 16.04 or so. Installation fails looking for python-gconf and installation of python-gconf fails ...
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Docky on Xubuntu can't remove the anchor icon

I've been playing around with Docky for about 2 hours and have failed consistently at removing the anchor icon from it. I have read numerous pages all telling me the same solution which is to disable ...
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Problem running dpkg due to bad gconf dependencies

I cannot run any apt operations due to some dependency issues. If I run sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following: You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these. The following ...
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Run command on brightness change

as the brightness selected doesn't change my effective brightness, but xbacklight does, I just wanted to sync them. So, I would like to run xbacklight on login, in order so adjust to the saved state, ...
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configure 'other users are able to view my desktop' via command line

I am trying to get vino-server to work via ssh on an Ubuntu 17.04 machine. Specifically, I want to set the option that 'other users are able to view my desktop'. Ubuntu's documentation on vino states ...
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Seriously, dconf, gconf, gsettings… How do I save my terminal settings?

I'm trying to do something relatively simple that most of us have wanted to do at one time or another: Save my gnome-teminal settings. I'm running 14.04 (desktop obviously). I've realized from my ...
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How to set desktop background from script running as root?

I'm writing a script to mount a removable drive and then set the desktop background to a file on that drive. The script needs to run as root in order to use cryptsetup and mount. But when the script ...
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What schema is Gnome using

Still trying to understand what schemas are, though it looks like Gnome loads from there the general data to configure the desktop. There are several in /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/, but how to know ...
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How to remove the panel's menu-bar, and decorations for all local windows under Gnome?

I'm running Gnome version 3.4.1 and the script in charge of disabling menu-bar and decorations will run locally (no sudoing). It might have to do with gconftool-2, gsettings or compiz (all available ...
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Cannot install gnome-terminal due to problems with gconf2

I was having problems with starting gnome-terminal, so I tried to remove and reinstall it. Running sudo apt-get install gnome-terminal gives me the following result: Reading package lists... Done ...
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Is it possible to import gconf xml into dconf? (generally or just for gnome-terminal)

I installed 16.04 on a new machine. I'd like to migrate some, but not all, config from my 15.10 setup to it. The immediate goal is to migrate gnome-terminal config from .gconf/apps/gnome-terminal-2. ...
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Can't edit anything in settings editor (xubuntu)

Even with root privileges when I open settings editor->xfce-keyboard-shortcuts, I am forbidden to do any changes. More precisely, I cannot type anything in property field of any shortcuts. I tried to ...
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How to use a particular gnome-terminal profile like (base-16-default-dark) every time I start a new terminal?

I would like to use Base-16-default-dark base16 color scheme profile for my newly start terminals. Right now every time i open a new terminal it get loaded with default color scheme and i have to ...
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How to change gnome-terminal profile preferences using dconf or gsettings?

After upgrading form Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.10, it seems that changing gnome-terminal preferences using gconftool-2 is no longer supported. I guess this issue is related the Gconf to GSettings migration. ...
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gconf override glib schema error - “can not parse as value of type 'd'”

I'm trying to override the gconf settings for text-scaling-factor and scaling-factor on my system, following the method mentioned here. So I created a file at /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/30-retina-...
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gconftool-2 not working when run from a script

I'm trying to change the settings of gnome-terminal, using gconftool-2 via. a bash script. When I run gconftool-2 commands from the command line, they work.: gconftool-2 --set /apps/gnome-terminal/...
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“Can't install libgconf-2-4 (3.2.6-2ubuntu1)” while trying to install Spotify

I'm trying to install Spotify but and it leads me to this error. Any solution to this?
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Help with bash script for Docky

I'm going to assign this script to a keyboard shortcut so that I can toggle Autohide quickly for Docky. I'm going to make a second script that switches off Autohide again, and assign a different ...
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Cannot move / copy files between panes in Nemo after update

I use multiplae panes a lot to move or copy files between panes. After Nautilus made the multiple panes disappear, I used the Webupd8's Repository so i can get that functionality back. Then, after a ...
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How to detect current gnome-terminal character encoding?

I am trying to detect the current gnome-terminal character encoding from the command line. I have tried using gconftool : $ gconftool-2 --get /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/encoding current $ ...
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How can I set the background color of gnome-terminal using gconftool-2?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to set the background color of my gnome-terminal using the command line. From what I can tell gconftool-2 is the way to do this but I cant work out what the command ...
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Having trouble preventing users from changing wallpaper/settings [duplicate]

I'm sort of new to linux and I'm having a problem, I'm trying to prevent users from changing the desktop wallpaper (as well as other things but that is the main one) I know this has been asked ...
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Can't remove 2XClient using dpkg

I have a problem removing 2XClient from Ubuntu 12.04. This is the output Removing 2xclient ... Unregistering tuxclient url-protocol handler in gconf tree (gconftool-2:3905): GConf-WARNING **: ...
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Customize terminal size without launching terminal

I changed my terminal size to a very large number and now the terminal keeps flickering at when launched and the menu on upper-left corner doesn't show up(my machine is Ubuntu 12.04) Is there any way ...
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How change gedit preferences in xfce / xubuntu?

Where can I find Gedit preferences in Xubuntu? They are like some rare, elusive bird. Numerous help forums like this give varying reports of where it might have been spotted. But you go where they ...
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gnome-terminal - restoring of config for profiles

Where are the profiles for gnome-terminal stored on the filesystem? I recently restored my home folder from backup on a new ubuntu installation, but the profiles for gnome-terminal were not restored. ...
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Change gnome-screenshot auto-save-directory in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Configuring with dconf or gconf as suggested in this post worded on Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (I tried and succeeded). But does NOT work on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. How to change auto-save-directory of gnome-...
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Could someone please explain to me the difference between gconf, gconf-2 and gconf-editor?

I am really curios to learn about these 3 since I don't really understand how they work. I read somewhere that gconf-editor is basically the graphical representation of gconf however what is gconf-2 ...
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Can't run Vidalia due to an AppArmor policy error

I installed Vidalia , and added a user to debian-tor group. But when I run it , it gets me error: $ vidalia (process:5691): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon: An ...
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Can't reset title bar right-click behavior in Unity, Ubuntu 12.10

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. In 12.04, a title bar right-click would cause the menu to popup. After my upgrade right-click shades/unshades the window. I want the previous ...
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which files does gconf-editor edit?

I want to change my gnome-terminal hotkey settings. I came across gconf-editor which enables me to customize exactly the things I need. However I need to know in which file these changes are made. ...
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Evolution override gconftool-2 modification

We are in "beta-test" at my job to install some Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) on the network and we've got a little problem. We try to "standardize" as much as we can (with script when possible) and in the case ...
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How to start dconf and gconf in a non-Gnome environment?

I am running Openbox without any DE. And I also use some Qt apps such as VLC, Virtualbox and Skype. However, they require some gconf / dconf settings to be set. For instance to set the correct icon ...
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How to fix dpkg configure errors?

I get the following error. How to fix it? root@santanu-Compaq-Presario-C700-Notebook-PC:/home/santanu# sudo dpkg --configure gconf2 dpkg: error processing gconf2 (--configure): package gconf2 is ...
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Rhythmbox not shown in gconf-editor (Ubuntu 12.04)? [duplicate]

In Rhythmbox, i'm trying to find out which folders are in the library watch list. According to the help file, you can use gconf-editor to add/remove them at /app/rhythmbox/library_locations. But, in ...
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How can I enable all installed Gnome Shell Extensions? [duplicate]

I need this, because sometimes the Gnome Shell "forgot" all my extensions configurations after a normal reboot/shutdown. And I'don't want reinstall entire system because this. So I want a script or ...
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Can't launch gnome-terminal

Running on Ubuntu 13.04, GNOME Shell 3.6.3.1. If I start it from terminanator, I get this error: mia@mavrica:~$ gnome-terminal Failed to summon the GConf demon; exiting. Failed to activate ...
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gconftool2 settings aren't saved permanently

I tried to change some settings with the gconftool-2: $ gconftool-2 --set "/apps/hamster-indicator/show_label" --type bool "true" Checking if it was set returns true: $ gconftool-2 --get "/apps/...
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List of gconf keys, in particular nm-applet

I made the same mistake (clicking "do not show again" in NM applet) as this guy: Where can I find network manager's gconf key? The problem is that the entirety of my nm-applet/gconf.xml is: &...
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Why won't my script work?

umm my script isn't working and I don't know why, it gives me the error "update1.run: line 187: syntax error: unexpected end of file" Here's my code http://pastebin.com/4W4AwuY5 I would really ...
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How do I assign magnet links to use qbittorrent?

The key /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/magnet in gconf-editor is missing. How do I assign magnet links to use qbittorrent? It would be really nice if it were easy to set url handlers. I always struggle ...
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How to disable update notification for all users?

This is a partial case of the more general question "Don't bother non-admin users with admin questions": I have several non-admin users on a computer and I want to disable software updates for all of ...
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Launcher and panel missing [ubuntu 13.04] [duplicate]

When I booted my laptop to ubuntu 13.04 today the panel and launcher were both missing from the screen and I had no idea how to get them back. Using a ubuntu 13.04 install medium I formatted / and ...
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Why do I get unmet dependencies installing spotify on 12.10?

I followed the instructions to install spotify as on various forums & sites, pretty much the same steps everywhere. But when I get to the install spotify line, this is what happens: The following ...
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How do I successfully remove Gnome Panels 12.04LTS? [duplicate]

So I have read many threads on various forums and tried all the prescribed key combinations to remove a panel. I have tried installing both dconf-editor and gconf-editor to change the key located ...
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Gconf, Dconf, Gsettings and the relationship between them

I'm trying to understand how Gconf, Dconf and Gsettings works and what the relationship is between them. All I know is: Gconf - XML based database (backend system). The older one. Dconf - BLOB based ...
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Deleted metacity folder

I accidently deleted the folder responsible for keybindings, in gconf-editor it would be /apps/metacity/global_keybindings. I deleted the folder out of my home folder by accident. I'm trying to set ...
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How to open terminal. gconftool not found

I'm trying to re-set the defaults for audio playback, and I read in a similar post to enter gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/gnome-terminal/ into terminal. "Sorry, no results." The only results I ...
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How to personalize number/arrangement of workspaces? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reduce or increase the number of workspaces in Unity? I want to set 6 horizontal workspaces on my Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. The "solutions" suggested here and here ...