Questions tagged [system-settings]

The Ubuntu System settings is often referred to the GNOME system settings. Use this tag if you have trouble using the System Settings in Ubuntu.

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How can I change all these settings from my Ubuntu Bash Terminal?

I have Ubuntu 20.04 system. My windowing system is X11. Here is my settings dialog box : I have often noticed that I can't change all the settings from terminal alone. I have to use the mouse many ...
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Keyboard-layout changes on login screen - only after "manually" logging out

Weirdly, my keyboard layout changes from qwerty to qwertz on the login screen after logging out of a session. Which makes it a bit weird to enter a password that contains special characters. It's ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Users deleted after an update

Does updating my Linux Ubuntu 20.04 mean that all my existing users will be deleted, including the root user? As I got an update a week ago and all the users got disappeared, and it prompted me to ...
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Why cant I turn on high performance ubuntu 22.04 stock setting

I used to use a third-party CPU controller when I was using Ubuntu 20.04, and it was a terrible experience, but now the performance settings have been introduced to 22.04, and I can't even turn it on? ...
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How to prevent laptop from suspending when on lock screen

My laptop, running Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS goes into suspend mode almost instantly after I lock the screen with Meta - L. I would like to stop this behaviour so the laptop stays awake, but idle on the lock ...
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Can't save network connections after editing (DNSCrypt)

I'm trying to setup DNSCrypt on Xubuntu 20.04.4. I've actually had it done once, just a few minutes ago, but I removed it when I was double checking it was functioning correctly. Now as I try to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 No Bluethooth Found

I have PC with wifi/bluethooth card. The wifi works fine. The bluetooth was fine but today it does not work on my ubuntu and restarting does not work. On the ubuntu 20.04 setting GUI, it displays: No ...
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How to change Date language to English while using a different Format?

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS with Language set to English (US) and Formats set to Deutschland. Everything works fine, except for the name of months in dates, e.g. drwxrwxrwt 2 root root 4,0K Mär ...
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Change keyboard shortcut

I use Ubuntu 20.4. My Zoom In and Zoom Out settings are disabled. Still, when I press Ctrl+ and Ctrl- key combinations, I get Zoom In and Zoom Out. This interferes with the Zoom functionality of the ...
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Fixed the changes

I have changed everything like Ubuntu settings logo, etc/apt/sources.list file's details , screenfetch/neofetch logo or even Ubuntu boot logo,login screen logo... Everything via customize terminal ...
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Command line switch sound settings - change Settings > Sound > Output > Configuration (HSP-HFP/A2DP Sink)

Is there a way to switch the sound settings from command line? I have the issue with my headset and multiple Bluetooth connection that it doesn't recognize which device is delivering the sound. Most ...
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Why folders and files disappear suddently

Hi I do not know why all folders and files disappear. Please see the below screenshot. In order to confirm the Ubuntu system still can work well, I created another file "test.tet". As we can ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - How to add Grayscale to the printer options

I've been looking for an answer online but I could not find one that would solve my problem. I cannot print in black and white (or "grayscale" apparently) as there is no option in my ...
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Settings app is not loading in Ubuntu 20.04

The Settings app is not loading in Ubuntu 20.04 after using it for 3 days. When I installed Ubuntu it was working fine, but now none of the categories in Settings like Network, Displays and Date & ...
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Swappiness on WSL2 gets reset to 60

I recently tried installing Ubuntu on Windows (WSL2). I tried the free command, and few blocks of swap memory were utilized. I thought of reducing the swappiness so I added the entry vm.swappiness=10 ...
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kubuntu printer cannot be removed

In the "printers" system settings module, i have a printer that shows up ("HP OfficeJet Pro 9010series, driverless, cups-filters 1.27.4") and I cannot remove it ("- Remove ...
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How to turn on/off applications notifications in the command line?

On Ubuntu 21.10, If you go to Settings --> Applications --> Software Updater --> Notifications You can toggle it On/Off. Notification Settings Also, Software & Updater set to Never ...
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What is the cleanest way to intrduce a scanner into System Settings?

I have a Brother DCP7065DN printer with a built-in scanner. I have the scanner working well,so the software isn't a problem. But how would I add the scanner to the Input Devices section of System ...
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Almost no item in network config of GUI setting on Ubuntu 18.04

I am new to Ubuntu and I just installed a VMWare VM of Ubuntu 18.04.6. After I installed the GUI, I find there is almost nothing in the network config area of GUI setting so that I cannot config the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 crash whenever I open my settings

I've installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my desktop, no problem at installation, but when I tried logging in, I was stuck in a login loop. I managed to fix the problem by launching Ubuntu in Wayland mode once. ...
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Brightness not working in XFCE after using nomodeset in grub file in hp datu0327 laptop

Brightness is not working moreover the Power Manager Plugin is also not working [see not able to add as the power manager plugin as the option to add it also not working when it comes to power manager ...
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What are the default groups for a new standad user in Kubuntu?

I'd like to know which groups are simple (non-admin) users member of by default. Then I will script user group member ship like this : for group in $simpleUserGroups do groups $userName | grep -q ...
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Can the light and dark theme options in Gnome Control Center be configured?

In the Appearance tab of System Settings, we can select between light and dark themes. In Ubuntu 21.10, this selects the Yaru Light them or the Yaru Dark theme, respectively. Can this control be ...
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Resetting settings either UI for user or system wifi for the system

I have a user where I am no more happy with UI settings i.e. many UI elements are displayed too big, but I can't recapitulate where I set them. I have created another user where the UI settings are ...
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How can I get my selection of speaker to stick? It keeps resetting

I have speakers built into one of my two monitors, headphones, and a USB microphone which for some reason is also detected as two different speaker options (there is no output if I select those ...
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Terminal, settings and other system applications don't open in ubuntu 20.04

I use ubuntu 20.04 and can't open terminal, settings, software updater, and ... I had to use my vscode terminal instead. before installing Django and python3.9, I hadn't this issue. I think something ...
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Terminal commands only working for inbuilt apps

Hey I have recently installed ubuntu 20.04. My up arrow key in keyboard is damaged and it remains auto pressed all the time, so its very problematic to do things having that. I tried disable up arrow ...
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Settings app not appearing

I am not able to locate Settings in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I have been using Ubuntu for the last 1 year but it is not visible to me now. Don't know what is happening. Can someone help me with this?
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How do I make a directory in Linux without it being made in other users on the server?

I recently ssh into my company's airflow server, so there are multiple users on this server. Whenever I make a new directory say it makes the directory in all of the other users as well. How can I ...
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Installing Bulgarian keyboard language

I'm new to Linux. I'm from Bulgaria and need Bulgarian language. I searched in settings and find nothing. I find files in https://packages.ubuntu.com/hirsute/language-pack-bg, but how to install it ...
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How can I solve this problem? [duplicate]

I bought a new laptop with Ubuntu operating system. I started to configure the system and then I got the following error: tail: can't open '/var/log/installer/debug': Premission denied tail can't open ...
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Turn off mouse pad click noises

Ive not been a linux user for that long and I unerstand that this may be a very noobie question but I really need to turn these clicks off. I'm referring to a speaker click that is made when using the ...
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SYNCOOKIES status?

I want to turn on SYN COOKIES on my Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS. Now, below is the output of two commands; $ sysctl -n net.ipv4.tcp_syncookies 1 $ cat /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_syncookies 1 But in the sysctl....
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Ubuntu(20.04) requires keyboard input from bluetooth mouse-joystick (without keyboard), for connecting the second time. First connect worked

I bought a simple joystick, with just a 360° steering stick and a button on it, to control my PC while watching movies. First connect worked like a charm out of the box, but after shut down and start ...
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Is there a reason sysctl is broken into so many configuration files?

Is there a good reason that sysctl is broken into so many configuration files across multiple directories? Is there a reason I can't delete all the sysctl.d configuration files and put everything in /...
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How can I prevent Wi-Fi from turning off?

I was inspecting my power settings and noticed that my Wi-Fi can be turned off to save power. And there's no way to change that setting from the GUI. Is it possible to change it from the terminal?
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How to solve "Could not install the full language support in Ubuntu 20.04 " and install Hindi and Tamil languages?

I got an error image like this: How do I install Hindi and Tamil languages? Are there any other steps to install these languages in Ubuntu 20.04?
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custom keyboard

I have created a custom Dvorak keyboard layout that I have used successfully under Ubuntu 16.04. Now I am trying to get it to work with Ubuntu 20.04. Here are my steps: I copy my layout file to /usr/...
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Automatic brightness missing from settings in Ubuntu 20.04

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on my Thinkpad T495s and I wanted to enable adaptive brightness. However, the automatic brightness is missing from my Settings/Power. I tried to google and found this ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 lagging and behaving badly after I halted an update midway. Also, internet dongle & tethering are not detected

In my Ubuntu Software Updater, I ticked some random updates that were available and clicked 'install'. But midway during the downloads I cancelled the update and powered off my system. Until before I ...
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Why does settings/open-in-software/installed include references to previous versions of Ubuntu, ie 16.04 and 18.04?

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS. Memory: 15.5 GiB Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-7260U CPU @ 2.20GHz × 4 Graphics: Mesa Intel® Iris(R) Plus Graphics 640 (Kaby Lake GT3e) (KBL GT3) Disk capacity: 250.1 GB ...
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Settings Won't Open Ubuntu 20.04

When I try to open settings by clicking on it, nothing happens, it instantly closes. When I run "gnome-control-center", I get the following error: (gnome-control-center:62908): Clutter-...
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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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Ping response lost upon re boot

I am currently working in an organization where we have a service in which we have Ubuntu based box which is connected via ONT device and poe switch through ethernet. It leaves the ping response when ...
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What are "Network Resources" for an Ubuntu account? (Online Accounts settings)

On the Online Accounts page on the Settings app, it shows that a linked Ubuntu account can be used for "Network Resources." What does this actually mean? What are these "Network ...
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how to seperate the configuration files of Ubuntu 20.04 and KDE Plasma Desktop Environment?

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 focal and I have KDE plasma (Kubuntu 21.04) installed on it.I want to know that is there any way so that if I change settings in the KDE then it does not affect the settings in ...
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No “Performance” option in “Power Mode” in Ubuntu 21.04

I have Ubuntu 21.04 installed on my laptop. There is supposed to be a “Performance” option in Settings > Power Mode, but I am only given the options for “Balanced Power” and “Power Saver”, ...
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ubuntu weird refresh rates for laptop display

I have installed ubuntu 21.04 64Bit on my Lenovo laptop. in ubuntu's display setting, here are available refresh rates for the display: 120.02 Hz, 119.94 Hz, 60.02 Hz, 59.96 Hz, 59.93 Hz Isn't it ...
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Can not reenable Bluetooth from System Settings after disabling Airplane mode

After deactivating Airplane Mode, I can not re-enable Bluetooth from System Settings. I would like Bluetooth to be reactivated from System Settings: When Airplane Mode is deactivated Or, when I click ...
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WiFi is missing suddenly in Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

WiFi is completely missing from PC suddenly, even setting doesn't show any WiFi option. This happened several times. Only after a complete restart it back again. My OS is: "Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS&...
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