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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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'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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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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Clean installation of RHEL 5.5 claims package “desktops” is missing

I'm a student worker in the CS department of my university, so please forgive me for any unprofessional descriptions. Simplified explanations are appreciated. I recently replaced some bad graphics ...
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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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Installing rsvg lib on second install of Python

I have two installs of python on my RHEL server, one at version 2.4.x (which is the general install by RHEL, updated using yum) and a 2.6.x version that I use for Django as well as just everyday ...
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Are gnomes gconf schema files mandatory

I have an app that uses gconf for configuration and I have notice that some apps install a schema file that lists keys and gives descriptions on them. Is this mandatory or schema files are ...
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Fedora 13 loads without GUI after installing Gnome Environment

I have had a Fedora box that serves as a development box, it started with Fedora Core 6 and has been upgraded over a few years and now has Fedora 13. After Fedora 9 I switched to mode 3 or text-only ...
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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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How to get GNU screen to dynamically set gnome-terminal's title everytime I switch to different windows of a screen session?

Question title says it all. I am not able to tell which window of my screen session I am in, to find that out I am having to view ^aw (window list) and look at the where the * is to tell which window ...
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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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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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Gnome Desktop Environment install error

So i moved to a new server and i want to install gnome desktop environment to access my server via vnc viewer. But, i don't remember how i managed to install last time, so i tried yum groupinstall ...
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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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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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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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Cannot run gnome-session

I'm having issues running an X Windows session on a RHEL5 64-bit server - whenever I execute the command "gnome-session &", the process goes into the background but nothing happens. I have Exceed ...
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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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Do I need X + gnome?

I'm trying to reduce the size of a few solaris installations I have. These are headless T1000 machines running solaris 10. Serving as oracle, apache and jboss servers, is there really any reason to ...
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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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cyrus-sasl-lib issue on CentOS 5.3 (while installing GUI)

I am attempting to install gnome on a CentOS 5.3 Server install so that I can speed up the process that I am working on. I ran a yum groupinstall for the x window system and gnome but I keep getting ...
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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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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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How do you implement a warning banner in Fedora?

Related to this question, how do I go about implementing said warning banner on a gnome based Fedora 11 or Fedora 12 installation? I only care about the graphical login. I used the NSA guide to ...
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automatically change the gnome-terminal “title” for the window

Trying to change the title of a current gnome-terminal (similar to the "set title" that you can do manually") The system is running Fedora 9. The HowTo Xterm-Title discusses how to set the prompt, ...
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Why does gnome-terminal use so much memory?

Why does gnome-terminal use so much memory? I almost never turn my development machine off. Only time it gets turned off really is during power outages. I am almost always either having something ...
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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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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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How to get the full GNOME desktop (CENTOS) with VNC?

On CENTOS I went to System - Preferences and then Remote Desktop. There I checked "Allow other users to view" and "Allow other users to control". The same dialog box said "Users can view your desktop ...
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How to lock Solaris 10 in the shell

How can I lock the screen via the shell? System: Solaris 10 GNOME desktop environment For some reason Launch > Lock Screen does not work. A fix for that would also be much appreciated. Thank you. ...
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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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Gnome Registry (~/.gconf) and Revision Control

I keep most of my home directory's dot files under revision control, so that I can easily move changes between any of the five or so desktop machines and dozens of servers that I use. Unfortunately, ...
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How do I create additional X sessions to choose from on the login screen?

I'm attempting to give users a choice of customized UIs when they login. One will be a standard Gnome session. The other would be a custom UI. I'm not sure if its possible to base the custom UI off of ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Disabling user switching when admin locks screen

Well, pretty much what the subject says, is it possible to forbid users from using the "Switch User" feature when the screen is locked by an administrator? I'm not sure if user switching is a GNOME ...
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Debugging WebDAV using gvfs

gvfs (gnome virtual file system) felt the need to reimplement some of the common filesystems. I'm trying to get people onto our WebDAV shares, but I'm getting pretty cryptic errors. What I'd like to ...