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CentOS printing to remote printer succeeds only partially

I've got an odd problem that has me stumped. I have two computers: a server colocated at a local ISP and a workstation, located at my home. Both machines are running CentOS 6.7 and are up to date ...
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Convert $no_proxy to gsettings ignore-hosts

In order to use Chrome in Ubuntu and have it respect some hosts in $no_proxy, I need to set those comma-separated values with gsettings set org.gnome.system.proxy ignore-hosts <no-proxy> where ...
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PackageKit version issue after upgrading from fc21 -> fc22 -> fc23

I'm trying to build a package using jhbuild, and when I run sysdeps --install, it runs through and tries to install things using PackageKit. When it does this, it shows for example, ...
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Run Docker Container From Linus Desktop Menu

I would like to run a docker container from a desktop menu as follows: 1) in virtualbox, have a desktop running with menus (Mate in my case, could be another like Gnome) 2) add a menu launcher to ...
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What is GNOME doing at login that the console doesn't?

I have a series of lab machines running CentOS 7.2, authenticating via Kerberos and getting user data from NIS, then with home directories on NFS. When logging in, very often, the user puts in their ...
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Disable USB Drive Auto Mount in Gnome (Centos 6)

I would like to disable automounting of USB removable media on Centos 6 with Gnome. I have tried configuring HAL and setting the appropriate keys in gconftool-2 according to this procedure. Although ...
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Impossible to Switch User in CentOS

We have a CentOS 6.7 server installed with Gnome 2.28.2 that is not allowing users to switch sessions. Users can log in and click on the "Switch User" option on the menu (or "Lock Screen"). The lock ...
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How to enable login as root on xrdp with centos and GNOME?

Was wondering if anyone knows how to enable root login on xrdp with GNOME and centos 6? Below is my config for /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini [globals] bitmap_cache=yes bitmap_compression=yes port=3389 ...
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Is there a way to change the graphical user from the command line on Centos?

I am currently using a remote log-in application (TeamViewer) on my Centos server. The application runs in the user's graphical session. I deliberately 'switched' users to see how my Teamviewer ...
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“Unable to open display ” “” error on VNC Server

I'm trying to run a GUI for my CentOS 6 server. I've installed VNC, and I have followed this guide through to the end - http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/VNC-Server Once the VNC server is started, I try ...
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Window on Gnome/Linux/Ubuntu was bad shown [closed]

Hi window on Gnome is bad shown When moving a Gnome window ,is slow to moved My problem shown under image http://i.stack.imgur.com/PmCjK.png How ,can i fix this problem?
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How do I properly launch a dbus-monitor --session as root?

I am working on a script that will detect if and when a Gnome session is "locked" by a user in order to kick that user and prevent people locking screens in a public use lab. However, it seems the ...
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Gnome user picture from LDAP

Is there any way to load user pictures/avatars for Gnome (these are displayed on login screen) from OpenLDAP? I'm using Debian 6 and 8 for clients and OpenLDAP server, also using GOsa for account ...
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RedHat: Can't install package GNOME Desktop Environment

I installed the package GNOME Desktop Environment on my machine running Red Hat version 6.4. more /etc/redhat-release Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.4 (Santiago) At the end of the ...
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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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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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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" ...