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How to manually set system wide proxy used by gnome-control-center in Ubuntu 22

How do I manually from terminal set the value of proxy server read by gnome-control-center? It doesn't use the http_proxy environmental variable and I notice apps such as Browsers uses value in the ...
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System settings do not show up on Ubuntu 22.04 (gnome-control-center)

I am not able to open my Settings window anymore. When I click on it, it loads for a faw secs but nothing happens. It was completely fine before and I do not remember doing anything special (packages ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 System Settings will not open

I tried the following commands. Both ran successfully, no errors. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --reinstall gnome-control-center Both of these commands produced "Bus error (core ...
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Wayland keybinding for raise-or-lower not working for some keys

I am running Ubuntu 22.04.03/Wayland. Using gnome-tweaks I have set Window Focus to "Focus on Hover" but without "Raise Windows When Focused". I want to be able to hover over a ...
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Failed to register: Unable to acquire bus name 'org.gnome.RemoteDesktop.User'

GNOME remote desktop server on cinnamon. /usr/lib/gnome-remote-desktop-daemon Failed to register: Unable to acquire bus name 'org.gnome.RemoteDesktop.User' I've used CLI grdctl to set it up but when ...
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Cannot open settings on ubuntu 23.10 GNOME

After upgrading from Ubuntu 23.04 to Ubuntu 23.10 I can't open settings. I was trying to open settings via terminal using gnome-control-center but I got message: Running gnome-control-center is ...
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GNOME control center vanished, nothing on desktop except for background - Ubuntu 22.04

GNOME functions suddenly vanished: GNOME control center disappeared and I had to manually reinstall it again. Files on desktop are not displayed and I can't interact with it. (e.g. clicking dragging ...
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GNOME Control Center freezes when trying to add a Gmail account

I want to add a Google account on my gnome-control-center online-account. The popup OAuth window for connecting GNOME to Google loads the first page (email), but when I validate, the window freezes ...
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GNOME control center display settings not showing any displays

I am having this problem since I got a new NVidia GPU (I was using an Intel IGPU previously). For setting up my displays I am using xrandr, but I need to import icc profiles for my 2 monitors, which ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 unable to launch applications

Have a new Ubuntu 22.04 system. Unfortunately it appears it is all locked up and I cannot find nor execute 2 apps that I installed. Also the Activities Bar is frozen. I installed Chrome from the ....
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Wine32 conflicts with gnome control center

I tried install wine32 on my ubuntu 22.04 it setting option disappeared. I reinstall gnome-control-center with colord and libgd3, now settings came but wine stopped working. How can I keep both ...
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Issues trying to install gnome-control-center [duplicate]

Trying to reinstall gncome control center and keep getting the following issue: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state information... Done Some packages could not ...
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Can't open gnome-control-center: gtk_style_context_add_provider_for_screen: assertion 'GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)' failed cannot open display: :1

when I used gnome-control-center it gave me a segfault error, so I tried sudo apt install --reinstall gnome-control-center but nothing changed. After searching I tried export CLUTTER_BACKEND=gdk ...
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How to fix gnome control center (monitor submenu) showing duplicate refresh rates

My gnome-control-center show up duplicate refresh rates, like: 50Hz,50Hz; 59,54Hz/59,54Hz; 60Hz,60Hz ... (under xorg, wayland no issue) xrandr command returns fine refresh rates for specified display. ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't show external display options

I am trying to connect my laptop to an external display (TV/projector) using a Ugreen HDMI-to-USB C adapter. This process has worked on my windows system but ubuntu doesn't show this option for me at ...
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System broke, most things aren't opening

In my system many apps are not working the terminal fails to start and Settings disappeared from app menu. I tried searching for the settings app in file explorer and there's only one option in it. I ...
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22.04 gnome-control-center GLib segmentation fault

Since updating to 22.04, the settings menu segfaults every time I try to start it. I see some other threads with this issue - one who stopped using ubuntu as a solution, and the other answers did not ...
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libpython3.10 : Depends: libpython3.10-stdlib (= 3.10.4-3ubuntu0.1) but 3.10.6-1+focal1 is to be installed (Ubuntu 22.04 missing settings)

Fresh from upgrading from Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04, the Gnome-control-center (settings) was missing. I could not find anyone who resolved this specific issue. I tried installing gnome-control-center sudo ...
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System Settings window is not accessible

System setting iconI am using 18.04, and system settings window is not accessible but icon is appearing. I have tried every method available on askubuntu but none of them is working. How can I fix ...
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Pop-up window goes blank when adding Google account in GNOME Control Center

I just updated to the 22.04 point release from 20.04, and noticed that my Google account in GNOME control center was not logged in (Geary wasn't able to connect to my email account). When I try to add ...
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Settings window does not open in Ubuntu 22.04

I've been an ubuntu user for the last 5 years, I newly upgrade from 20.1 to 22.04 and my settings aren't working, I tried to install the gnome-control-center but the terminal reply me with the ...
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22.04 gnome control center segmentation fault

After a recent update, I am getting seg fault when opening Settings, gnome control center. Anyone else having this issue? Kinda disappointed with linux now, decided to start using linux again after ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 gnome-control-center or Gnome system Settings not opening

New, and updated, installation of Ubuntu 22.04 on a Asus K52J Pc (2010). The gnome-control-center (aka Gnome system Settings) is not opening. I can see the icon on the left bar, and if I right-click ...
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How to set dark/light mode from the GNOME session in Ubuntu 22.04?

Back on 21.10, just picking whichever theme, dark or not, in GNOME Tweaks, set the desktop to that theme. Now on 22.04, due to the switch of some apps to libadwaita I assume, you need to set Dark/...
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gnome-control-center appearance tab broken

When opening the appearance tab in gnome-control-center, it crashes. Then it won't open again, until in dconf-editor I overwrite the value org.gnome.control-center.last-panel from "ubuntu", ...
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getting error Error: module pwquality: child process exited with code 1 while building gnome-control-center repository

I m new in GTK development with the meson build system and have built a gnome-control-center repository that is using meson build system and built-in c on my system's virtual machine but on a VPS it's ...
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can not open settings from GUI

I can launch gnome-control-center from terminal without problem. But I can not launch settings from activity by searching it. My os information:ubuntu 20.04 LTS after click settings from activity ...
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Multiple monitor identifier

I have a multiple monitor setup running Ubuntu 20.04 with gnome. The settings app display section shows a small pop up at the left top with a number to identify individual monitor. Is there a way to ...
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settings control by keyboard impossible?

situation: Having a bluetooth mouse on Ubuntu 20.04, I sometimes attach it to another computer. When wanting to re-attach, one has to go to settings without an easily reachable mouse and take the ...
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System language (login screen display language) overwrites my user's language set by GNOME Settings after (re)boot

Edit 1: I'm running Ubuntu GNOME 20.04. I'm trying to set a display language for my user's session different from the system's language (login screen display language) but I've been unsuccessful so ...
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Problems reinstalling MySQL

I tried to reinstall MySQL but I was having problems. Initially I tried to solve the problem by reinstalling GNOME control center, but this didn't work and I am still experiencing problems trying to ...
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gnome-control-center segmentation faults when launched

For some weeks now, maybe since upgrading to 21.04 (maybe earlier, not sure), gnome-control-center has been segfaulting every time I try to run it, right at start up. The gnome-control-center package ...
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Can't Install Gnome-Control-Center on Ubuntu

I installed xfce4 on my ubuntu today i removed it and installed Gnome back, but after that i had issues where my setting was not able to open i searched about it and found that gnome-control-center ...
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Installing "gnome-control-center" after Upgrade to 20 yields "pkgProblemResolver" error

I upgraded to Ubuntu 20 from 18 and the settings where missing. I tried to install them with: sudo apt install gnome-control-center Which fails with: E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated ...
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System settings won't start in Ubuntu

My settings didn't work from the new update in my Ubuntu software. Whenever I try to run it, it just doesn't run at all. When I try to open my settings in my terminal, $ gnome-control-center This was ...
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gnome-control-center: symbol lookup error: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgstvideo-1.0.so.0: undefined symbol: gst_aggregator_simple_get_next_time

A few days back I was trying to build wxWidgets-3.15 library on Ubuntu 21.04 with multiple flags enabled. I've had some issues with the build so I made a ticket on that on stackoverflow. Unfortunately,...
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gnome-control-center won't load in Ubuntu 20

After upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04, my gnome-control-center no longer loads due to a symbol lookup error: $ gnome-control-center gnome-control-center: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/...
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Error while trying to run "gnome-control-center display"

I have an issue opening the settings on my Ubuntu, getting back this: gnome-control-center: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libwebkit2gtk-4.0.so.37: undefined symbol: sqlite3_errstr I ...
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Limit the available options in Control center

I wish I can run a control-center-like application with just a few very common settings in it. Language, date and time, keyboard etc. Is there any package providing that feature? Or is there a way to ...
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System settings won't open with Ubuntu 20.04

OK so from the gui, system settings won't open. When opening settings from the command line I get the following: (gnome-control-center:71314): Clutter-CRITICAL **: 18:12:01.949: Unable to initialize ...
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Gnome control center not opening from command line as root user

I am trying to open user settings to unlock the user's ability to edit their user settings When I try to open the Gnome control center with my root account I get the following error root@penguin:~# ...
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(gnome-control-center:24694) | bluethoot & App error |

When I was trying to open settings nothing happened. So I have reinstalled the data packages with apt-get install --reinstall gnome-control-center. When I tried to manually search for settings, I ...
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I installed gnome-control-center from command line. It is saying 'Unable to init: could not connect: connection refused'

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on Windows 10. I installed gnome-control-center from command line. It is saying 'Unable to init: could not connect: connection refused' . Wanted to change the colors of ...
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gnome-control-center won't open after upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04

Ever since I upgrade Ubuntu to 20.04 I get an error when trying to open gnome-control-center: gnome-control-center: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux- gnu/libclutter-gtk-1.0.so.0: undefined ...
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USB-C to HDMI Adapter disconnects/reconnects when gnome-control-center starts

Lenovo Thinkpad T15 Intel Core i7-10510U @ 1.80GHz × 8 Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (CML GT2) 16GB RAM Ubuntu 20.04 (minimal install w/3rd party drivers) GNOME 3.36.3 X11 I have a USB-C 7-in-1 adapter ...
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How to reconnect network without opening gnome-control-center

I am using ubuntu 20.04, and my problem is that the network connection sometimes terminate. I want to reconnect to the same network, but when I click the wifi icon at the header bar and choose "...
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Cannot open gnome-control-center in ubuntu 18.04

I cannot open the settings from the applications and also cannot open from terminal by typing gnome-control-center. Trying to open it from terminal gives the following error: gnome-control-center: ...
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Can't open system settings in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I'm getting this error when I try to start system settings (in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) from command line using gnome-control-center -v: (gnome-control-center:19769): user-accounts-cc-panel-ERROR **: 16:58:...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS two wired networks not working

I need to connect two wired ethernet segments to my 20.04 LTS desktop. One goes to a house private network of embedded systems I'm debugging; the other to the outside world. I added a second USB based ...
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Gnome control center (system settings) after upgrade missing

After yesterdays upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 I am missing my system settings in main menu (gnome-control-center?). When upgrading I had few errors and had to remove 2 packages: xserver-xorg-video and ...
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