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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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1answer
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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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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 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
967 views

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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How do I know what processes are using the network?

Sometimes I can see heavy usage of network in my Gnome System Monitor. I wonder what process is downloading/uploading data. Is there any tool which can show me: what processes are using the Internet ...
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460 views

'Singleton' application - or let the user only launch one instance of a program at the time

I'm running a few linux desktops; mainly for kids (yeah, trying to teach them the right OS at early stage) (running Ubuntu 10.10, Gnome) The problem is that they found very funny to make their ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Server — apt-get install commands fail

I'm new to Ubuntu Server and am trying to get a basic instance up and running. I'm having some issue installing the GUI (GNOME, correct?) through apt-get. Background: Host OS: Windows 7 Pro x64 VM ...
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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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Ubuntu login page: where to specify users list shown

Using Ubuntu 10.04.1 Desktop (Latest) After the boot process, GDM shows the graphical login screen along with a list of users that can log in. Clicking a name will ask for its password. I would like ...
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Kill Ubuntu Gnome?

I have an ubuntu server which I installed ubuntu-dekstop upon. Then i started the Gnome Desktop with "startx" command. I wonder: how do I kill Gnome so I can go back to only CLI? how do i disable ...
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Why doesn't drag and drop work on my Ubuntu based VNC desktop?

I'm running Ubuntu Lucid (10.4) x86_64 as a guest system on a headless Debian Lenny Xen hypervisor. On the Ubuntu machine, I run an X-server with a normal Gnome Desktop which is only reachable through ...
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Wireless networking on Gnome on Ubuntu 9 / 10

So here's my problem: I have some netbooks (ASUS eee, and ACER Aspire Ones) that I've been tasked to set up as kiosk machines, locked up tight for normal users. I am a command-line, server man, so ...
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199 views

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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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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Ubuntu Karmic ignores .xinitrc

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10 recently, and I can't get it to load my ~/.xinitrc when I log into Gnome.
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Ubuntu laptop keyboard half-functional

Right half of the built-in keyboard in my Asus laptop stopped working under Gnome. For instance, keys 'j k l ; p o i m . /' don't work. They do work fine when pressed on external USB keyboard or on ...
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set an expiration for ssh cache?

I use ssh to connect to a remote site (from ubuntu desktop to debian server). When I first connect a dialog pops up (probably from gnome or seahorse) asking for the passphrase, but from then on it ...
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Log-file inspection and management on a LAMP stack

I'm engaged in a handful web-development projects running on a LAMP stack. My present tool-set for inspecting and bugfixing is: the softwares built-in log-viewer and the like, and running "sudo tail ...