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Mariadb and sql changes alt-key/keyboard

I recently downloaded mariadb 15.1 and noticed that every time I use it, it changes the functionality of my alt keys in the terminal that ran mariadb. Normally in the terminal, pressing alt+b should ...
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How can I properly configure monitor arrangement / rotation in xmonad?

I have a 3 monitor setup with two in portrait mode; they're also spread across two GPUs on the system. This is complicated, but works fine on the stock window manager (other than some issues with ...
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Laptop shuts down when battery level is just below 40

I am using ubuntu 20.04 lts (and running xmonad wm if that helps) and from the past couple of weeks my laptop starts turning off when battery level is around 40%. Previously it went upto 5-6 %. I am ...
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Can't open Android Studio in Ubuntu 20.04 in XMonad desktop environment

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 and I am trying to open android studio in xmonad desktop environment, which is a tiling window manager written in haskell, but the GUI doesn't load properly. It just shows ...
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How to bind shift+alt to run script

So my goal is just bind alt+shift to run script in xmonad. My mod key is super(win)(mod4Mask). How can I do this? This is how I try to do it now: This is how my xmonad.sh looks like now (just path ...
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xmonad startup hook not running

I'm switching from i3 to xmonad on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS and hitting a weird problem. Upon logging in xmonad appears to start without a problem, but closing a window with mod-shift-c reveals a problem. ...
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xsession choices not displayed (18.04)

I upgraded from 14.04 (! yikes) to 18.04 and can't seem to get the choices for my sessions to display when I log in. I copied over my old .desktop file: 10:21:00 $ ls -l /usr/share/xsessions/*....
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Can't find a way to set the brightness via the terminal

I recently started using a window manager (XMonad) and am enjoying it. The only issue is I have to reconfigure a lot of the the function keys (volume, brightness, etc) to do what they're supposed to ...
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How to use custom ~/.xsession with gdm3 in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic?

I upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04 and can no longer choose my custom ~/.xsession in the session menu in gdm3 or lightdm. If I use xdm as the login manager my ~/.xsession runs, but then I have other ...
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Xmonad: Workspace-specific resolution

I am using Xmonad as my window manager on Ubuntu 16.04. I use a 4k display, but a few applications need to be displayed at 1080p to appear correctly. I would like to store these applications in a ...
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Restoring Ubuntu's default notification manager

Recently I installed i3 and Xmonad for testing purposes, and already got rid of them. However, when I log into Ubuntu's default window manager (Unity), the notifications are now broken. For instance, ...
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Keyboard stops working after unlocking the screen after systemctl suspend

A problem goes as follows: I start Ubuntu, login to xmonad. I run systemctl suspend. I wake the system pressing any key. Unlock the screen by typing password (keyboard works here). Ups... the ...
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Fn keys in xmonad on dell xps 15

I just got new Dell XPS 15 and install ubuntu 16.04 with XMonad. And all works just well except Fn keys. Keyboard backlight can be enabled by Fn+F10, but other buttons, like Fn+F11 or Fn+F12 (decrease ...
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XMonad hotkeys (mostly) broken on Ubuntu 17.10 [closed]

I switched from 16.10 to 17.10 and some of my xmonad key bindings stopped working. I'm using default gnomeConfig: main = xmonad $ gnomeConfig { workspaces = myWorkspaces , modMask = mod4Mask } ...
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Lock the screen to Ubuntu lock screen from terminal in non-Unity?

It is basically the same question as in this, but using gnome-screensaver-command -l locks the screen to GNOME3 styled login screen, not Ubuntu lock screen. On this renewed question for 14.04, the ...
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Xmonad and Gnome does not work properly on new install of Ubuntu 16.04

I have ran xmonad and gnome-panel in all my used versions of ubuntu, but this time around I cannot get it to work properly at all. I first run these commands. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gekkio/...
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Cannot log in to GNOME with XMonad sessions

I'm running ubuntu 14.04.3LTS. I recently installed xmonad via apt. When I log in, I have three options: GNOME with Xmonad Ubuntu (Default) Xmonad Ubuntu works fine, as does Xmonad. However, when ...
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xdotool's type command eating characters

I'm trying to get xmonad to type a common sequence of characters whenever I hit a simple key combo. One instance of this problem is simply typing my email address. This is what the configuration file ...
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Can't recompile xmonad because of newer GHC version

I get this message when running xmonad --recompile xmonad.hs:10:8: Could not find module ‘XMonad’ Perhaps you meant Monad (needs flag -package haskell98-2.0.0.3) DsMonad (needs ...
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restore compiz/unity as default window manager from xmonad

I have installed and tried the xmonad window manager but now i want to switch back to compiz/unity as the default window manager. How can I do this? I have tried compiz --replace but i get: ...
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Configuring different language keyboard layouts for programs

I'm currently on Ubuntu 12.04 using xmonad. In a ~/.xsessionrc I've got the following configuration for different keyboard language layouts: setxkbmap -option "grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll,...
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How to bind keys from a specific keybaord

I would usually use xbindkeys to bind a key or key combination to a command in Ubuntu. I now have two separate keyboard inputs and I would like to bind keys from one of these keyboards to commands (...
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$DISPLAY env var gets cleared at random times

Stock Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. I seem to regularly experience the $DISPLAY environment variable getting cleared for some reason I don't understand. Basically everything will work just fine until it's ...
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Gnome Xmonad broken after upgraded to 14.10

After upgraded to 14.10, gnome-settings-daemon cannot be loaded properly /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/xmonad.session. is there anyone has the same problem?
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logging in to linux from grub

Long story short: I used xmonad gnome and no keycombination will work to launch a terminal (I tried everything I found on the web). So now I think enough experimenting for today I would like to back ...
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How to remove xmonad and bluetile from ubuntu 14.04

How can I remove xmonad and blue tile from ubuntu 14.04?
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How to mount a drive when in xmonad using terminal?

So, I've been itroduced to XMONAD by now, and he tiling window manager seems classic. I'm stuck when I have to access a file from another drive (It's a NTFS drive), so I found the way to list the ...
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How do i switch to Unity from Xmonad

Im a real noob with computers and installed accidentally Xmonad, without knowning that it was code-based. How can i switch back to unity?
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how to change session when on MacBuntu theme?

Learning about the Xmonad session, I downloaded it, but as of now I am unable to change session due to Macbuntu theme as it has no such selection criteria in Login screen, is there anyway to change ...
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Xmonad keyboard not working (Macbook pro)

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro retina (11,1) and it all worked swimmingly. Then I tried installing Xmonad, selected it once from my lightdm manager and now it loads by default. (The ...
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Lightdm issue after installing xmonad, Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday I decided to install and try Xmonad on my laptop running a fairly fresh install of 14.04. After running an Xmonad session i decided to try the Gnome-xmonad (or something similar) option. All ...
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Xmonad key-binding on release

I am trying to implement a keyboard layout switcher for xmonad as per How do I change my keyboard layout while using xmonad?. I want to use Alt+LShift since it is what I have used in years: main = ...
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No Dropbox indicator icon in “GNOME with Xmonad” session

I'm using Ubuntu's "GNOME with Xmonad" session. After switching from 13.10 to 14.04, there was no Dropbox indicator icon in that session, although Dropbox was working fine and the icon appeared in ...
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Xmonad windows flashing on other workspaces

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. I use Xmonad. I am an experiencing an odd behavior where windows will flash through onto other workspaces. I can only remove the appearance of erroneous ...
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gnome-panel broken with xmonad session in 14.04

In 14.04, I've installed both gnome-session-flashback and xmonad. When logging in using lightdm and the XMonad+Gnome session, the gnome-panel is broken, with half the indicators missing. When logging ...
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Nautilus doesn't mount in Xmonad: Not authorized to perform operation

I'm using Xmonad as my window manager. In the application nautilus, whenever I try to mount my usb sticks, it shows me the dialog "Not authorized to perform operation." I have tried putting this in ~...
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Closing Laptop Lid Causes Hibernation with Xmonad

I use Xmonad. When I close my laptop, the computer goes to sleep. I would like to stop this. I want the computer to continue operating normally when the lid closes. I use Ubuntu 13.10. Any advice? la ...
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Recording a Screencast in XMonad

I have been trying to record a screencast under xmonad, the problem is that it seems that both vokoscreen and record my desktop go a bit haywire when I try to tell them to record one window under ...
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I'd like to use VNC, with the xmonad window manager, at an arbitrary resolution

In order to use an arbitrary resolution (the resolution of the client) I've found that I need to create a new display session (correct term?). If I use display 0, I can't start a VNC server at any ...
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xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources disables gtk anti-aliasing

When booting into xmonad, gtk fonts are anti-aliased, but for some reason urxvt has problems with variable names in my ~/.Xresources (it fails to parse the variable names as colors and thus everything ...
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How to change monitor number?

I recently installed xmonad on Ubuntu 12.04.3 Precise Pangolin and the default keybindings are mod-w to switch to monitor 0 and mod-e to switch to monitor 1. Unfortunately my monitors are positioned ...
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Assigning an interface button or shortcut to sleep.sh in xmonad

I'm into xmonad for a second day. I'm doing well so far. Got it installed on Ubuntu 12.4 from here, configured keyboard layouts, tweaked xmobar configs and etc. For screen lock I'll use slock, and ...
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How to use Gnome/Ubuntu media key binding in other window environments?

I had an older laptop with ubuntu 13.04 (upgraded a few times) where I've installed xmonad. In xmonad I would get all the media keys bindings from ubuntu (including osd notifications). I'm not sure ...
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Alsamixer is out to get me?

I've been unable to piece together a proper solution to get alsamixer to properly manage my sound. Here's my desired behavior: On rebooting, hibernating or sleeping and then waking up, I want all ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 + Xmonad alongside Xfce

Is it a possibility to run Xmonad with the menus etc from Xfce? Or is there any other tiling window manager that behaves in the same way but can retain the vanilla Xfce?
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GNOME classic minimizer tweak/similar desktop enviorment

I've been using the GNOME classic desktop environment for Ubuntu 12.04 for a while now, and after installing conky, I've realized that the taskbars make it look cluttered. Are there any tweaking ...
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XMonad with GNOME Ubuntu 12.04

I've grown tired of Unity on Ubuntu, and decided to try out xmonad. I installed it via sudo apt-get install xmonad. Now that I have it, I'm not sure how to continue. How would I go about setting it ...
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Startup Applications with zsh and xmonad

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I use zsh as my shell and xmonad as my window manager. I don't use gnome or any other desktop environment. I'd like to declare some 'startup commands.' By this I mean, after ...
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lxappearance changes not sticking

Just installed 13.04, in xmonad, want to change my gtk theme. Run lxappearance, click on ambiance, everything changes in lxapperance, it all looks good. Hit apply. No change to any other app. Close ...
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Xmonad Xsession

My user level: noob-ish, so please bear with me I'm running 12.04 LTS. I have installed and, to some extent, configured xmonad 0.10 The "automagically" created xsession for it works fine as it is, ...