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How to hide the network shared directories C$ D$ ADMIN$ by windows in linux client [on hold]

Can i get a solution in gnome or nautilus ,it should be hidden graphically. im using fedora 14,gnome,gvfs package to look over the network share? Cant rename all new files/folders created by user. ...
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Fedora 20 Gnome upgrade - cannot login anymore [migrated]

I started to use Fedora with with Gnome 2x. I started to upgrade to gnome 3x when I had some eletric energy problem in my build and my machine turned off. Now I cannot log in any more - meggage "Oh ...
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VNC Not Seeing Gnome Desktop in Centos 7

I have a linux box running CentOS 7, which I installed in bash only mode (so it just boots straight into the command prompt), which I am using as a file server. I could do with having a GUI for ...
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Nautilus can't mount share folder

I have a problem.. I have nautilus and 2 remote resources with winXP and windows Server 2008 r2. When i open my nautilus, type ctrl + l and type smb://winXP_Address/ everything is good, but when i ...
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GDM PostLogin Scripting from GDM Session

Does anyone know a way to determine what session has been selected at the GDM window in the PostLogin script section of the GDM login process? The situation I'm dealing with - some of my users want ...
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Start vino-server (VNC) before login on Linux CentOS [closed]

I'm using the default vino-server package to access my CentOS 6 workstation via VNC. It works ok, but only AFTER I locally login on the workstation. I need to have vino-server start BEFORE the login, ...
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Is installing a GUI on my CentOS server a good idea?

I have a new dedicated server that I'm going to create a couple of VMs on. OS will be CentOS 6.5, for the host and the VMs. Does the GUI on the host (Gnome etc) give any real benefit when it comes ...
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removed files from /tmp/ directory - can't login anymore

I'm a system integrator(evidently noob), and today i've made my first scan with rkhunter, a tool that look into the system for check the presence of rootkits. After that scan i -foolishly- decided to ...
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FreeBSD - Unable to install GNOME Desktop Environment [closed]

I'm unable to install GNOME Desktop Environment on FreeBSD-10 w/ pkgng. I'm following FreeBSD's handbook - 6.7. Desktop Environments: root@:~ # pkg install gnome2 Updating repository catalogue pkg: ...
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How can I retrieve screen unlock times in gnome?

The last command only retrieves the login times. I'm interested in the times that the screen was unlocked. Any indirect means of getting this are also welcome.
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Can't log in to new RH6 install in runlevel 5

I have just set up a new server, RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 on an HP blade. I have no trouble logging in over ssh, or on the console in runlevel 3, but cannot log in with the Gnome desktop. There is a ...
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Switch between network configurations via command line in fedora 17

I have two different setups I use on my work laptop; one enables synergy over an ethernet ssh tunnel with my work computer on the local network, and the other opens an HTTP tunnel to my work computer ...
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How to find back gnome-terminals (SSH sessions) in GNOME?

I often have tens of gnome-terminals opened when I am working at my CentOS Desktop (Virtual Machine). This can mean I have about 40 open SSH sessions to different servers. What is the best way to ...
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Unlock User Accounts in Gnome 3 Ubuntu 12

My account is a member of the sudo group on the server, so it should have all privileges. However, when I go to 'System Settings > User Accounts' in Gnome the 'Unlock' button is disabled. What do I ...
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Linux Startup Script after Gnome Login

I have a Fedora server that I want to spawn an interactive python script after the user logs on. This script will ask the user for various types of information for configuring the system or it will ...
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How do you enable a graphical interface for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client download? [closed]

I downloaded Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client 6.3 onto virtual box but it's only bring forth a command line interface when I login in using root. There is no graphical interface attached with the ...
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gnome in vnc not showing any window

When i use vnc to connect my server (i'm using Centos 6 x64 and gnome ), gnome didnt show any title bar / window border, the mouse pointer always in loading animation state this is xstartup code i ...
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windows equivalent of linux ssh -X server command

I have a linux server, and from my linux client I run a graphical app on the server issuing on the client ssh -X server command command is a gnome app Is there a way to do the same from a ...
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CentOS 6 gnome-terminal font is garbled until Arabic Support is installed

My default VM images for CentOS 6 are always installed with the most minimal set of packages. When I need a machine with a graphical install, I upgrade with yum groupinstall Desktop. I've noticed ...
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Setting Gnome registry (GConf) mandatory settings automatically

TL;DR: Have found some possibilities, but documentation leaves too many questions unanswered for me to deploy them with confidence. I'd like to roll out some mandatory GConf settings across the user ...
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gnome system monitor save timeline

Im using gnome system monitor and I like the graphic it shows. The thing is that I would like to record that graphic for about an hour or maybe a day so I have a complete view of how my system ...
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Is it possible to run Gnome (or KDE) remote from the actual Linux install? [closed]

I know that is a strange question, I am just curious.
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Centos 5.8 cant get past login screen

I think I've messed up my system. I've been using KDE for a while. Recently, I tried to install a software called gnome-connection manager. I downloaded the deb package, converted it to rpm using ...
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How to list logged-in users on Scientific Linux (RHEL clone)?

I used to be able to check which users were logged into a machine running Scientific Linux (CERN) using w (or users or who) but this no longer works unless the user has a terminal open. Anyone who has ...
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Manage Desktop Profiles Gnome or XFCE

I just set up a virtual machine for our software developers an now try to create the user accounts facing the following question: Is there any possibility to distribute predefined desktop profiles ...
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How can I launch a GUI session on a remote Ubuntu Desktop via SSH from a non-GUI Linux shell?

I am setting up a test environment, made up of various Linux boxes, and I have the need to launch an instance of Firefox on a remote machine via ssh. The remote machine has Ubuntu Desktop (11) and ...
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How to install GNOME desktop from DVD on CentOS 6 using the command line?

I have installed CentOS 6 in Virtualbox. Although I have chosen to install General Purpose GNOME Desktop, the GNOME desktop does not start. All I get is a black and white text prompt. I would like to ...
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Not killing background processes when exiting an xming / xlaunch gnome-session

I am logging in to a remote linux box using xlaunch with gnome-session --display=$DISPLAY. If I start a background process, is there a way to have it stay alive (keep running) when I exit Xming so ...
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How do you implement a login warning banner in Gnome 3? [closed]

This question documents how we used to inflict the mandatory login banners required on our Linux machines at work. Unfortunately, this procedure is no longer effective with Gnome 3 in Fedora 15 & ...
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Removing “X Windows System” and Gnome using Puppet

I'm trying to remove unnecessary services like XWindows and Gnome on production RHEL/CentOS machines using Puppet (I don't get to install the OS). From what I can tell, "groupremove" isn't ...
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Remove empathy from debian 6.0

I want to remove empathy from debian 6.0. But when I try to do it, Synaptic tells that it will remove gnome and gnome-dekstop env. So how to remove empathy without removing gnome?
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pipe saved file output of gnome-screenshot -a into another command [closed]

I've been looking through gnome-panel-screenshot's manpage: http://www.unix.com/man-page/All/1/gnome-panel-screenshot/ and I don't see any way to obtain the captured shot. What I'd like to do: call ...
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Run Gnome Shell as local app in thin client environment?

I have some recent HP thin clients, and Linux supports 3D acceleration on this hardware. I have played with LTSP and GNOME 2. I am new to the world of thin clients, and I understand that GNOME 3 ...
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How does Ubuntu Desktop read network configuration

In Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS, the network should be only configured in /etc/network/interfaces. But now I am using the Desktop version.. Why I can't see the setting from the GUI in ...
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Fedora 15 setting gnome-fallback as default for all users

I apologize in advance for my ignorance. We just switched from Fedora 8 to Fedora 15. I would like to make gnome-fallback the default desktop environment for all users. Via google I've found that: ...
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Restarting the GUI on a Linux Sever to free locked files?

Recently, I realized that a certain disk partition on a Linux Server that is only accessed by ssh was full. I tracked down the problem to a VNC log which had filled up the disk. Using lsof, I ...
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disabling screensaver on Linux

I all, i have need to disable screensaver for Gnome and KDE graphic environment on more server with RHEL4 and RHEL5. Is there a way to do it at boot time or any other solution? thank you very much. ...
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How to debug ~/dotfiles causing gdm login to gnome 3 to fail

I recently had a problem with my Fedora Core 15 linux machine where something in my dotfiles got corrupted and caused a freeze on login from gdm such that the box would never get to the desktop. I've ...
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VNC Connection Refused

I'm running CentOS 6 with Gnome's built in "Remote Desktop" set up to give me remote access. I have this set up on 3 machines, but for some reason one of them is refusing connections. Whilst trying ...
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StartX Fatal Server Error After Opening VNC Session

I've configured vncserver on my CentOS5 system and it now accepts remote VNC connections. I want the user to automatically be presented with the Gnome desktop upon successful VNC connection. In ...
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VNCServer will not start after editing /etc/sysconfig/vncservers

I'm running CentOS5.6 and am attempting to configure VNC. I edited /etc/sysconfig/vncservers to read as follows: VNCSERVERS="2:paul 3:sid" VNCSERVERARGS[2]="-geometry 800x600" ...
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Installing a GUI on Ubuntu server 11.04

I am looking at the possibility of installing a GUI on my Ubuntu 11.04 Server. The reasons are many. What I am wondering is whether I should go GNOME or something like XFCE. What are the differences? ...
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Restrict user access in Linux

I am given a task to configure a RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Gnome PC such that a specific user - say USER1 will have very limited desktop access. The requirements include: Access to all of the ...
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EC2 SLES Instance - Problems with Yast and other pre-installed apps

I am Linux newbie, I managed (it was a bit of an ordeal) to get a VNC server (TightVNC) running on a SLES 11 SP1 EC2 instance. Monitor manager on the VNC xstartup file is gnome (it took me a while to ...
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Can not reconnect to NX session

I'm no NX expert. My NXServer (NOMachine) has two running (GNOME) sessions and I can not reconnect to them ? Even if I stop/start the nxserver daemon, the nxssh sessions are still there. nxserver ...
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gnome file roller never overrides existing files

When using gnome file roller (Archive manager), it never seems to overwrite existing files, independent from access rights. There is also no error message. Is this expected functionality?
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Ubuntu server 10.04 doesn't boot into installed Gnome desktop automatically

I've installed Ubuntu server 10.04 and then installed Gnome desktop on top of it, because I am new to Linux and its command line, I need the GUI desktop to help me get around. However, the problem I ...
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Prevent sleep mode/shutdown on CentOS 5.6

I have a question about the best practice with a home linux box. I recently install CentOS 5.6 on a machine I had lying around, and now I am using it by sshing into it from another machine. All that ...
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Gnome 3 packages [closed]

Can anyone tell me where to find a listing of all package dependencies needed to build Gnome 3 from source? I want to try m first compile from
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Missing Ram, memory leak?

I'm running OpenSuse 11 on an HP proliant server with 8G of RAM, occasionally the gnome desktop [whatever is current version] After a while it will just run out of RAM, there will be like 6 or 700k ...