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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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StartX Fatal Server Error After Opening VNC Session

I've configured vncserver on my CentOS5 system and it now accepts remote VNC connections. I want the user to automatically be presented with the Gnome desktop upon successful VNC connection. In ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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pipe saved file output of gnome-screenshot -a into another command [closed]

I've been looking through gnome-panel-screenshot's manpage: http://www.unix.com/man-page/All/1/gnome-panel-screenshot/ and I don't see any way to obtain the captured shot. What I'd like to do: call ...
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Run Gnome Shell as local app in thin client environment?

I have some recent HP thin clients, and Linux supports 3D acceleration on this hardware. I have played with LTSP and GNOME 2. I am new to the world of thin clients, and I understand that GNOME 3 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...