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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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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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Can not reconnect to NX session

I'm no NX expert. My NXServer (NOMachine) has two running (GNOME) sessions and I can not reconnect to them ? Even if I stop/start the nxserver daemon, the nxssh sessions are still there. nxserver ...
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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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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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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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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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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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gnome file roller never overrides existing files

When using gnome file roller (Archive manager), it never seems to overwrite existing files, independent from access rights. There is also no error message. Is this expected functionality?
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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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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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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 ...