Posts with the tag Gnome
Get rid of an additional password prompt after Gnome login to unlock the default keyring when you changed your login password
If you get a password prompt like the following when logging on to Gnome on Ubuntu Linux your login password might differ from your keyring password file (
An application wants access to the keyring 'default' but it is locked.
So to get arround this and have the default keyring...
Somehow the icons for all entries in the Gnome menu were missing. Maybe I produced this mess or it was Gnome that changed the defaults... Whatever, I don't know. But here is how you get them back:
gconftool -s --type bool /desktop/gnome/interface/menus_have_icons true
gconftool -s --type bool /desktop/gnome/interface/menus_have_icons...
To delete a launcher for an installed Windows program via Wine just remove it from the directory
Sound after login: System → Preferences → Startup Applications → GNOME-Login-Sound : remove check
To disable the system ready drums:
sudo mv /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo/system-ready.ogg /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo/system-ready-off.ogg
Enter The gdm Configuration (not related to the deactivation of the start sound mentioned above)
Log off and change to a virtual...
Alt + F2. Enter
gconf-editorand press enter.
apps → panel → objectsand select the
menu_bar. On the right of the window, check the box that says
use_custom_icon. Then, right click the entry that says
Edit Keyand enter the path to your preferred icon.
remove the definitions of gnome-about and ubuntu-about
Delete the files
sudo rm /usr/share/applications/gnome-about.desktop sudo rm /usr/share/applications/ubuntu-about.desktop
or less radical: move the files (to
sudo mv /usr/share/applications/gnome-about.desktop ~/tmp/ sudo mv /usr/share/applications/ubuntu-about.desktop ~/tmp/
or even softer: edit these
*.desktop files and add the line
To apply changes / see...
NetworkManager has a DBUS API, so other applications can use DBUS to communicate with it and change its settings. I found three different ways to do this on the command line using a CLI (command line interface):
As of 2010-12-18 the most actively maintained project is nmcli: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/NetworkManagerCmdline.
Xorg Server Autostart:
Check xinit(1) man page for further details.
System wide autostart:
User specific autostart:
Gnome user specific:
System → Einstellungen → Sitzungen → Startprogramm
Gnome system wide:
Create a file e.g.
MyProgram.desktop in the directory
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=MyProgram Exec=command to be executed <span...
You have to create a .desktop file and save it to /usr/share/applications/somefile.desktop.
icons are searched in the following folders (in that order): XDG_DATA_DIRS/icons /usr/share/pixmaps...
Rhythmbox DLNA/UPnP sharing and Control plugin
to get this plugin to work I had to do:
sudo apt-get install python-coherence
Rhythmbox XSLT - convert Rhythmbox xml library file to xhtml
- XML::LibXSLT Perl module
install like this:
sudo aptitude install libxml-libxslt-perl cd ~/Downloads wget http://downloads.dub.webdez.net/rbxml2html-0.03.tar.gz tar -xf rbxml2html-0.03.tar.gz
usage: the pearl...
- Display the configuration editor in the system menu by following these steps:
Click on System → Preferences → Main Menu
Enable: Applications → System Tools → Configuration Editor (gconf-editor)
- Now open the Configuration Editor (gconf-editor) and do the following:
- Navigate to / → apps ...
Do this in case you installed Kubuntu before and want to have gnome available as well
sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop
KDM or GDM as default display manager:
The default can always be changed later by modifying the /etc/X11/default-display-manager file. For KDM, the file should read /usr/bin/kdm; for GDM,...