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Can't Remap my graphics tablet buttons

I'm on Ubuntu 22.04 freshly installed with secure boot Enabled and NVIDIA Proprietary drivers, So my system is on X11. My Graphics tablet is HUION H640p which is surprisingly is working by default, ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts not working until restarting mate-settings-daemon on startup

I've been having issues with keyboard shortcuts for volume keys. They work when I manually set new shortcuts but stop working after reboot or new session. As a workaround I can get them working by ...
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Gnome control center does not launch if we move gnome-wifi-panel.desktop

OS verison: Ubuntu 20.04 Requirement: Remove Wifi Plugin Issue :Gnome control center does not launch if we move gnome-wifi-panel.desktop. Steps to replicate :1) Go to /usr/share/applications/ 2) move ...
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Not booting due to not starting ZSYS

I am using Ubuntu 21.04 on a dual boot Lenovo I can get to the GRUB, and when I go to "Advanced Options", I have tried to boot from the both recovery boots and get a: FAILED to start ZSYS ...
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Gnome Settings not showing all available Display Resolutions

EDIT: Now all resolutions are available. I am not aware of what did I do to change this... Using Ubuntu 20.04 in my Lenovo Thinkpad P52. I added custom screen resolution modes with xrandr, and made ...
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Can we change the default mouse cursor highlight color

If we enable mouse highlight ❯ gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.mouse locate-pointer true on pressing and releasing Ctrl key the mouse cursor gets highlighted. Can we change the ...
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Help to grab Gnome Settings Media Keys focus by "force"

I'm trying to create an application that listens for events sent by Gnome's gsd-media-keys,what I have already achieved, but other apps like VLC and Chrome are "stealing" my app’s focus when ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 and Display settings are not preserved [closed]

I am trying Ubuntu 20.04 and I am impressed with the new fractional scaling feature which works (almost) perfectly. The problem is that it doesn't seem to save the options when I log out. When I log-...
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GNOME: supend on laptop lid close no longer works since 19.10 upgrade

I'm quite positive that this used to work flawlessly in 19.04 (and past releases) but no longer does after a release-upgrade to 19.10 (kernel 5.3.0-24, ThinkPad X1 Carbon gen 5 in case this matters). ...
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GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SettingsDaemon was not provided by any .service files

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04.6 with FVWM window manager. As far as I remember, I had gnome desktop (maybe I removed gnome) and I installed FVWM. I connect a display screen to my laptop VGA port. But the screen ...
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Can not open Setting in Ubuntu 18.04

Could you please show me how to open Setting App in ubuntu 18.04? I already try below command: sudo apt-get remove gnome-control-center sudo apt autoremove sudo apt-get install gnome-control-...
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Trouble installing dependencies for gpointing-device-settings. Error with gnome-settings-daemon

I've been installing all the required dependencies for gpointing-device-settings which I don't have (figuring out by running ./configure and seeing what causes errors). But I've gotten to an error ...
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set up external monitor for laptop

I am trying to set up a second monitor for my Dell G5 laptop. Ubuntu version 18.04 LTS. However, I am struck at this: What I tried so far is: Download Gnome-Tweak-Tool and selected workspaces spans ...
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How can i3 use gnome settings in Ubuntu 18.04

In the past (probably 16.04), simply running gnome-settings-daemon allows gnome settings to work in i3 including hidpi settings, media keys, and touchpad preferences. In Ubuntu 18.04, there is no ...
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Why are instances of gnome-settings-daemon always running?

I have noticed recently that there are always instances of gnome-settings-daemon running as processes, why is this? And is it safe to disable them? The explanation from the GNOME Wiki is: [...] ...
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Disable "Mouse battery low" spam notification

Countless times over the past few weeks I have been notified about the low battery in my wireless mouse. Every time it wakes up from sleeping mode and reconnects over Bluetooth I get a notification. I ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 Unable to Lock Screen

No matter how I try to lock my screen (Super + L, Menu Item, or Time Out) the screen tries to lock, but freezes for a second, and resumes my running gnome session as it was. If I try again after that, ...
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Upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04, gnome-settings-daemon equivalent?

Some background: I recently upgraded to 16.04 from 14.04 on a 2nd gen Thinkpad X1 Carbon with the adaptive keyboard. It seems Unity picks up volume / brightness keys correctly on this model. But if I ...
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gnome-settings-daemon grabs multimedia keys and drops mute since upgrade 16.04

I have a Thinkpad X1 (1st Gen) running Ubuntu (previously on 14.04) It has multimedia buttons on the side for: XF86Launch1, XF86AudioMute, XF86AudioRaiseVolume, XF86LowerVolume and XF86AudioMicMute. ...
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Unity Desktop incomplete when launching manually using 'startx $(which unity)'

This is a follow-up question to 15.10: 'startx $(which unity)' fails when booting to console. I finally managed to load the Unity Desktop after having booted into text-mode. But the desktop I ...
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Unable to reinstall unity-desktop. currently having GNOME

I am tryint to install ubuntu-desktop but it shows following error : The following packages have unmet dependencies: ubuntu-desktop : Depends: ubuntu-session but it is not going to be installed ...
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Prevent unity-settings-daemon from restarting in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm trying to restart unity-settings-daemon with the --debug flag. I couldn't find any information on unity-settings-daemon. I tried the process listed for 11.10 here: How do I kill gnome-...
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How to do monitor brightness changes on the desktop like on the laptop?

On a laptop you usually have working keys for changing the backlight and you see OSD notifications while changing them. How to patch this up for “normal” desktops? How to get parts of this going?
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How can I debug why gnome-settings-daemon-localeexec is not started on login?

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and gnome-settings-daemon-localeexec is not started on login. How can I debug why this is happening? I've found this question: gnome-settings-daemon not starting when I ...
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"dpkg: trying to overwrite '.../gsettings/gnome-settings-daemon.convert also in package gnome-settings-daemon" when upgrading to Trusty

While upgrading to 14.04 I ran into a dependency issue gnome-settings-daemon-schemas which blocked the upgrade. After running sudo apt-get -f install I get: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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gnome-settings-daemon flickering ghost window

In Ubuntu 12.04, when I login through lightdm, a "ghost" window appears. This window does not show any content. Instead it flickers its borders and move down vertically. When I xprop it, it reports ...
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Stateless layout switching in Ubuntu 14.04

I use extensively two keyboard layouts (latin for English, and cyrillic for Ukrainian and Russian), and it bothers me to experience my mode errors because of the additional bit of UI state: the ...
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My pc works at high performance due to Ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

I have a dell pc. It is have two graphics card (4100 and 7730m). I used solves on internet sites but then borders and desktop menu disappers. Sorry for bad English. Please help me!
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ibus package not found while trying to build gnome-settings-daemon

I'm currently trying to build gnome-settings-daemon from the upstream source. I first cloned the package using git clone git://git.gnome.org/gnome-settings-daemon then navigated into the directory ...
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Custom keybindings without gnome-settings-daemon

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (Fallback) and I am trying to slim it down, mostly for fun/learning experience. I killed gnome-settings-daemon because I set up my theming from elsewhere. But now some of my ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 not suspending automatically

New: After digging around a bit more, I found out the problem is much more that the system is not suspending on its own, although suspending manually (shutdown->suspend) works well. I used the suspend ...
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Permanently change keyboard layout

I am using Xmonad and LXDE, so I don't want to use gnome-settings-daemon. But there is a problem - without it I cannot switch into or type in Cyrillics. I found some temporary solution - when I enter ...
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Synaptics touchpad keeps getting disabled [closed]

I have a Samsung R780 laptop with Synaptics touchpad that's been working fine since I installed 11.10 back in October. Now it's stopped working, this suddenly happened today but I haven't had an ...
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Using GNOME-Settings-Daemon in XFCE

I haven't seen this anywhere else, and this is the only major showstopping issue that I have with a transition to XFCE. System: HP Pavillion DM1-3200US I'm interested in moving over to XFCE, but my ...
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How do I kill gnome-settings-daemon?

I'm trying to kill gnome-settings-daemon as mentioned at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Hotkeys/Troubleshooting so that I can examine keyboard events with xev. However, when I do killall gnome-settings-...
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gnome-settings-daemon not starting when I login

Sometime last week gnome-settings-daemon began not starting after login. This ends up causing my themes and hotkeys not to work. I can start it manually, but even when I do this , some settings are ...
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Wacom Bamboo CTH-670 is not detected

I've a Wacom Bamboo Create Pen Tablet (CTH-670) which is not detected by the system settings, ubuntu 11.10 uname -r 3.0.0-13-generic-pae Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root ...
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How to customize system preferences settings for all users

Does anybody know how to apply a customized user settings to other existing or new users?. Something like a customized preferences settings for system wide so that everybody posses those settings and ...
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How to use gnome_settings_daemon and volume_step? [closed]

http://www.blograndom.com/blog/2010/02/change-volume-key-step-size-in-ubuntu/ So, to change the effect the volume keys have: Press Alt+F2 to bring up the “Run” box. Type in “gconf-editor” and press ...
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How to disable global <Super>-p shortcut?

In ubuntu 11.04 there was a workaround using gconf-editor and setting key /apps/gnome_settings_daemon/plugins/xrandr/active to false. However there is no such key in gconf-manager using ubuntu 11.10 (...
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Why is my theme switching to the classic and back again? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Desktop forgets theme? Okay so my Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit desktop (moments after logging in) will revert back to the "classic" gray gnome theme. This is an easy but annoying fix, ...
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Desktop forgets theme?

I am running Ubuntu in VirtualBox (on a Windows 7 host). Several times now, the top-level menu bar, the task bar — and seemingly every system dialog — have forgotten the out-of-the-box "Ambiance" ...
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~/.xsession-errors is 2.7gb big (and growing), on fresh install, caused by gnome-settings-daemon errors

I've just installed Ubuntu 10.10 x64, activated the recommended Nvidia drivers, and I noticed my hard disk space is disappearing, I narrowed the culprit down to this: alex@alex-home:~$ ls -la .x* -rw-...
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