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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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1answer
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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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1answer
105 views

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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1answer
175 views

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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1answer
2k views

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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235 views

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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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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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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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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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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2answers
202 views

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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1answer
281 views

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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1answer
284 views

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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3answers
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
178 views

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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1answer
1k views

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 ...
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1answer
383 views

How does gnome system monitor calculates the amount of used memory?

How does gnome system monitor calculates the amount of used memory? I tend to trust the values displayed by the system monitor because are consistent and do agree with the amount of ram used when ...
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1answer
994 views

Set custom mount point and mount options for USB stick

I have an USB stick which contains private stuff like the SSH key. I want to mount this stick to my own home directory with 0700 permissions. Currently I do this with this line in /etc/fstab: ...
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2answers
276 views

Right-clicking in the terminal opens new window… stop this?

When in a terminal window, right-clicking often opens a new terminal rather than displaying the menu. (I'm not sure if this is because of where I click, or if I'm hitting another button, or something ...
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1answer
112 views

Performance problem when launching GUI applications under gnome while connected to VPN

I'm experiencing a severe performance problem starting apps but only when connected to my office VPN. It appears to be related to gnome-session. I believe the following is the relevant strace from ...
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1answer
730 views

How to update to gonme 2.3 in CentOs 5.4?

This is my only simple innocent quest. Gnome 2.3 seems to be absent from CentOs repos and gnome devs say it would be one royal pain in the a$$ if i tried to build it from source. any suggestions ?
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1answer
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extension-base file associations

I am using ubuntu 9.10, and I would like to associate thunderbird to all the files with the extension .eml. The problem is that is seems that ubuntu is attributing the mime type text/plain to these ...
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Is access to the GNOME desktop required to be a system administrator?

I’m a blind programmer with limited system administration experience doing things like setting up development servers. There’s been a lot of complaints about Oracle firing the main accessibility ...
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1answer
381 views

Dialog Connect to Server in Gnome Nautilus contains no items

I have installed Gnome Nautilus 2.28.4 on my Debian 5.0 box and a dialog File -> Connect to Server -> Service type is almost empty: How can I fix that?
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How can I remove the GUI bits from a Red Hat Enterprise Linux install?

I am looking at a farm of RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.3 servers, which all have GNOME and Xorg installed, none of which need them. They were deployed by a 3rd party from a VM template, and I ...
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2answers
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Installing gnome on Linode with Ubuntu 9.10 x64 - remote VNC/RDP

I'm a self confessed Linux newbie, having lived and worked mostly within the Windows world for most of my life. I'm making the effort to try moving my virtual host from a Windows box to a Linode ...
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2answers
402 views

Protect Gnome Screen Saver Settings

By default in Gnome standard users can access their screensaver preferences and change settings such as the idle time and whether or not it locks the screen. I desire to set the screensaver settings ...
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2answers
436 views

Possible to place two workspaces on one screen in X Window?

Sometimes I'd like to copy write something from one window to my editor or compare something. So if I can put two workspace2 in one screen, so I can easily drag two windows to different workspace and ...
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431 views

Gnome or KDE? [closed]

I am a self-confessed Linux noob - But I am completely confused and overwhelmed by the idea of Gnome or KDE. What should I choose? Whats the difference? What are the pros/cons?
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4answers
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What is the best graphical terminal/console for Linux? [closed]

Well, I'm often tired of the basic functionalities of terminal provided as is when installing a new distribution. What is the best console in a graphical mode? For now, all I want to is: Tabs ...
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7answers
1k views

Good file manager replacement in Linux / Windows? [closed]

I like to use Windows and Linux (Ubuntu) and I'm constantly disappointed at the lack of power in the file managers. What uber-powerful all inclusive awesomesauce solution do you use? /yes, I know ...
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1answer
256 views

How to prevent gnome from auto-mounting a partition?

I have a partition on my Hard Drive that I want users to be able to mount, but it shouldn't be automatic, so I've put this in my /etc/fstab: /dev/sda5 /media/data vfat ...