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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Is there a UI option for changing the frequency of the WIFI connection in Ubuntu 20.04?

I know there is an option to do it manually by changing the files in /etc/NetworkManager But is there an option where I can modify the wifi settings for my connections without having to do that every ...
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Can't access main setting ubuntu 20.04

While trying to setup phpmyadmin on my ubuntu I noticed i have lost main settings option from my system. Please help me out. Screenshot 1 Screenshot 2 Screenshot 3 Screenshot 4
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System settings won't open on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I'm trying to open System Settings but it won't open in any way. Using GUI, Settings are trying to load for a moment and then they are gone. Using Terminal (gnome-control-center), I get: (gnome-...
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Lock screen does not work on Ubuntu 20.04

Lock screen does not work on Ubuntu after upgrade to 20.04. I have it turned on in tweaks and it does not work. When I click "lock" the screen simply reloads and disables some extensions in the ...
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Map media keys (Volume up/down) to custom actions

I have just upgraded to 20.04. When I try to assign a media key to a Custom Shortcut or any shortcut except in the group Sound and Media, the settings window does not register the key press, and ...
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My Ubuntu 20.04 appearance settings are mostly grayed out

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 relatively smoothly. However, the dock is auto-hidden on the left side of the screen. When I go into the gnome control center settings and click Appearance I am ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 desktop bug - location services cannot be disabled?

I recently noticed that, despite location services being disabled in the settings menu, the location service indicator will sometimes show in the upper right corner. When I navigate to the settings -> ...
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After upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS I cannot find settings anywhere,how can I bring it back?

I tried the Gnome Command Center and also install command but I am getting this error as shown in the picture. ~$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall gnome-control-center Reading package lists... Done ...
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“Settings” option not appearing. After upgrading Ubuntu 20.04 LTS from 18.04 LTS

I upgraded my Ubuntu version to 20.04, Focal Fossa, by using the Ubuntu "Software & Update" feature. After completing upgrading it looks fine. But when I need to change display settings, right-...
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Reporting: I can't open settings in ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I am a regular user of Ubuntu. I recently moved on from Ubuntu 19 for 20.04 LTS, but after the upgradation the settings is not opening. Besides the settings the display settings and change background ...
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Issues with Wacom tablet, possible bug

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04. I have a Wacom Intuos pen input which was working perfectly fine before the upgrade, but the wacom driver is now buggy to the point of unuseable (specifics below), does ...
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Sudo is not running Command not found error Login Loop on UBUNTU 19.10

I tried all the ways that are given on previous ask@ubuntu but my problem is such different after pressing alt+ctrl+F2 and login to user I tried to run all commands given but it gave me error error ...
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Natural Scrolling in Lubuntu 20.04

Recently, I have installed the Lubuntu 20.04 and I implemented natural scrolling on Lubuntu 18.04, but how implemented on Lubuntu 20.04, but merging with Qt everything is changed.
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Unwanted shortcut for switching to the next input source for Ububtu 20 [duplicate]

After upgrading to a new lts ubuntu 20.04 it suggested me to add a new shortcut for switching input source as ctrl + shift. I agree, but later I figure it wasn't a good idea, how can I disable it. ...
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Does dconf default terminal profile UUID change between Ubuntu installations?

I would like to make my dconf setting portable, thus I'm writing it out to a file with dconf dump / > file. However, when it comes of terminal profile setting, my profile UUID is included [org/...
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Ubuntu System Settings

Ubuntu 18.04 System settings showing only devices. My question to the community is what is wrong with system settings? I reinstalled a lot of things like: -ubuntu-desktop -gnome-control-center -unity-...
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How to change the minimum brightness value?

I want to dim brightness in my system way below the currently available setting. I found this method which helps to set a minimum brightness value. But the problem is if I ever change the brightness ...
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Touch pad not working on Lenovo ThinkBook 14-IML

Apparently Ubuntu has some problems with the kernel integration and more modern hardware. We installed these operating systems: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 20.04, and also CentOS 8.1.1911, ...
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Can't open settings, chrome crashes, GUI is not smooth as well

I recently reinstalled ubuntu 18.04.3 after attempting to install nvidia drivers, which messed up my monitor. It looks normal now, but I have encountered new problems such as unable to open settings (...
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Wifi and settings system are missing

I installed ubuntu 18.04 LTS this week. So at first, I had a problem with the wifi connection. It really was not stable; wifi was disconnected every 5 minutes. So I googled about it and tried this ...
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Can't access main setting Ubuntu 18.04LTS

Can't access main setting Ubuntu 18.04LTS. tried gnome-control-center but display Package gnome-control-center is not available etc.
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Kubuntu 19.10 Multi-monitor and Audio hardware (profiles) settings do not seem to be persistent

Hardware info : Kubuntu 19.10+ backports PPA, all-in-one PC inxi output https://pastebin.com/VR7qKU2w I've encountered two very annoying problems. Problem #1 Audio profiles don't get saved I ...
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After installing unity ubuntu all settings are broken

After installing unity with this command sudo apt install ubuntu-unity-desktop all my settings are broken, touchpad not working, and many other things. How to revert back? My ubuntu version 18.04
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Ubuntu 19 Disco Dingo System Settings don't launch

Instead, I get the Activity Log Manager, and cannot seem to open Settings regardless. This has never happened before. Tried removing and reinstalling the Unity Control Center, and no go. Does anyone ...
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Ubuntu switching between monitor settings while booting [duplicate]

I have connected my laptop to an external monitor via a VGA cable and set up the system to use only the external one (Single Display setting) but I have some problems at the boot. When I boot the PC ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 5.1 front speakers not working

I have recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a new machine and plugged my 5.1 surround sound speakers into it and have changed the audio profile: However when I test my speakers all but the front left ...
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How do i apply settings for the login screen

I use Ubuntu 18.04. When i boot up the system and login screen shows up, it loads some settings that i don't like and would like to change them.Namely keyboard layout mouse sensitivity screen ...
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KDE software settings going back to default after computer restart

I've re-applied my settings a couple of times after turning off my computer in KDE software settings. I've done some digging around and couldn't find anything to resolve the situation. One of the ...
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How to change screen resolution in the linux zoom tool [duplicate]

I have an Asus laptop running Linux, and I let one of my younger siblings go on it. He went into the settings and turned on the zoom tool, but increased the screen brightness so it's completely white. ...
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Is there a system wide colour scheme you can set by command or conf file for all TTY's and terminal commands?

I was looking into the possibilities of changing the foreground and background colours in command-only-mode, which I understand uses tty1 I tried changing the colours in my .bashrc file, which are ...
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disable the use of ubuntu at night with an password

Is it possible to have a similar function as the IOS screen time limitation? For example, for certain time during the day, one could not use the system?
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Open source c++ library for Ubuntu to fetch system details(like CPU usage, available memory, etc.)

I want to get my system information(like CPU usage, available memory, free disk space, available bandwidth etc.) Is there any open source c++(preferred) library to get this information? I can do it ...
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Gnome Settings not opening

gnome-control-center in terminal is giving Segmentation fault (core dumped) And settings is not starting at all, just loading forever. All this happened after I upgraded to Ubuntu 19.04 Edit: ...
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ubuntu stuck on boot in after upgrade to 19.10 from 19.04 in vmware [end kernel panic not syncing:VFS:unable to mount root fs on block (0,0)]

I had Ubuntu 19.04 64 bit virtual machine I upgraded it to 19.10. After the upgrade finished the virtual machine has stuck on boot in VMware workstation 15. I had used a vmdk image for 19.04 available ...
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Configuring network settings in Linux via gsettings/script/terminal

How do I configure network settings--like identity, IPv4 format (address, netmask, gateway, DNS), security and passwords--in Ubuntu 18.04 through a script? I couldn't find any gsettings schemas for ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 (laptop) not saving screen brightness settings for laptop

I've been having problems with screen brightness not getting saved after adjusting it in Settings>Power>Screen brightness. I've looked at a possible solution, but it hasn't worked for me. The software ...
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Disable screen blank from bash to customize live ISO

Is it possible to disable screen blank feature from bash? I am on Ubuntu 18 and trying to set up an Ubuntu 18 (Gnome) live system with some preconfigurations. One of them is to not let the screen go ...
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Unity settings and programs got messed up after fsck disk check

While doing my normal activity on my Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity) machine I noticed that Firefox stopped playing sounds from any tab (Applications tab in Sound Settings had something unknown to me listed ...
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Night light not working

I have already tried the solution provided in Nightlight has stopped working 18.04.1, but it isn't working for me. In settings, I'm getting the option to turn the night light on or off, and I'm also ...
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How can I remove the Ubuntu Dock category from the GNOME settings application?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.3 and removed Ubuntu dock with this: sudo apt remove gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock dock has been removed but still have the dock settings in GNOME settings: How can I ...
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Automatically dim brightness if battery is low (command fail)

I was trying to apply these instructions on how to automatically dim brightness when battery is low, but in the answer, this command didn't work with me > percent_left=$((100 * `cat /sys/class/...
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Unable to open Settings in Ubuntu 19.04 disco

I get the following error: $ gnome-control-center Bus error (core dumped) I have looked into similar question for Ubuntu 16.04 - System Settings won't start, Ubuntu 16.04 And tried the ...
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Configure binary to require sudo

I want to restrict all users who can run traceroute to the sudo group on my system. What's a way to enforce this requirement for all users? Instead of being able to use traceroute google.com, I want ...
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Ubuntu starts with 2nd installed text entry language

As the title says, I have 2 languages installed in the Text Entry settings: 1. English 2. Russian Whenever I start Ubuntu the active language is Russian even though it's the second one on the list. ...
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I can't find the settings in Ubuntu 19.04 [duplicate]

This is a bit weird as I cannot find the settings window at all. I don't know the exact name of the default settings app, so I am unable to install it from apt or snap. EDIT: running apt policy ...
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How to increase my SSD performance? [duplicate]

I use Transcend 120-GB SSD drive with 1-TB HDD drive. My machine is DELL Inspiron-5567 (laptop). Ram 12-GB with 2-GB Swap Memory from the SSD drive. Now I'm asking sir, can I use Trim Technology? And ...
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How to install and use Powerdevil on Ubuntu 18.04

I'm quite new to Ubuntu so sorry if there is something obvious I have been missing. The thing is, I have a laptop and thus want to use power saving options. However, in GNOME, as far as I can tell, I ...
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My system settings wont open?

I tried to open system settings and it did not open. I have remove gnome control center and then reinstalled it again and it did not work. So what can I do to fix the problem.
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After disabling Touchpad from system settings it disappeared 18.04

I disabled my touchpad from system settings and now there is no touchpad section there anymore. Am i missing something? output of xinput: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [...
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System Settings stopped working 19.04

Out of nowhere, system settings stopped working. Already tried: $ sudo apt remove gnome-control-center $ sudo apt autoremove $ sudo apt install gnome-control-center What I was doing before that: ...

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