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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...