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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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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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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, llvm-devel;3.5.0-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Xvnc4 started from xinetd only displays empty gray X screen

I'm attempting to setup an Ubuntu 10.10 box so that anyone can connect to port 5900 and be greeted by the gdm login manager. To do so, I added a vnc entry in /etc/services and I am starting Xvnc4 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 supported/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 ...