Debian Multimedia :: Desktops Forgetting Backgrounds?

Feb 28, 2011

Alright, my boss has discovered an odd issue with KDE4.4 on his laptop. He downloaded a Superman wallpaper for desktop 3 (he has four desktops) using the "Get new wallpapers" functionality, and he downloaded one to his Pictures directory inside his home directory and set it as the background for desktop 1. Now if he logs off and back on, everything is fine, but if he reboots both wallpapers are lost. If he goes into the desktop settings, the wallpapers are there and selected, but they won't show up unless he clicks OK again

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Debian Multimedia :: Desktop Backgrounds Have Smaller Copies On Top Of Themselves?

Apr 6, 2011

Difficult to describe, but basically the desktop background image has a slightly smaller copy of itself (roughly 70% of the original) overlayed in the upper-left hand corner, like a picture-in-picture type of effect. This occurs on both the login screen,d the wallpaper I have set under my account. It seems to be isolated to ONLY the wallpaper, and not affecting any icons or functionality of anything else that I've noticed. Logging out and rebooting have no effect on the issue.

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Debian Multimedia :: Secure Desktops And Upgrades ?

Jun 14, 2011

I've been deploying a lot of Debian based OSs for the desktops. I recommend the users to upgrade after every 2 months; however as we all know upgrades have their own flaws and issues, many times an upgrade does cause a lot of problems.

I'm deploying the testing branch of Debian, reason being hardware compatibility issues with older kernel and drivers. My main concern is security, I don't want the users to have big security venerabilities over time which's a consequence of not upgrading, but upgrading too may break the system (partially maybe...).

I know there's an option to only do security upgrades, but this will require a repository refresh... the consequence of not upgrading after a repository update is that if you install software using software center.. or even using aptitude or apt, it's bound to give a lot of dependency issues which users wont like.

This's the second question -- installing new packages with an updated repository and an older system gives issues.

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Mar 11, 2015

This just started happening and defeats the purpose of having multiple desktops. Both the floating icon and chat windows are displayed across all desktops. I can't tell if this is intentional or not..Or maybe there is something in gnome-shell that can remedy this?

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Debian Multimedia :: GNOME Virtual Desktops Across Two Monitors

Apr 25, 2016

I recently installed Debian 8 (Jessie) with the default desktop environment (Gnome), and I use a dual monitor setup. Everything works absolutely fine beyond the fact that when I switch between desktops in the dash (Activities menu?), only the windows on my primary monitor switch, and the ones on my secondary stay the same.

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Debian :: WINE Keeps Forgetting Cd/dvd Drive?

Dec 14, 2010

I'm using Wine in Testing. Each time I use the cd/dvd drive I have to point Wine towards the drive via the configuration gui. I don't have this issue in Ubuntu - Wine finds the drive automatically.

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Way To Set Multiple Desktop Backgrounds On Gnome?

Aug 23, 2011

i put a whole bunch of music in banchee some mp3 some acc and it told me i needed the aac mp3 converter jhawnt, i just reinstalled opensuse after trying some other OS's. But when i hit play nothing happens the name of the song flickers but nothing happens... what do i do now? I tried uninstalling banchee and installing it again but had the same there a way to set multiple desktop backgrounds on gnome?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Add 4 Virtual Desktops 9.10?

Feb 4, 2010

i wanted to add two more virtual screens if it is possible so i would have four? What are the disadvantages for that? why doesn't it already come with four?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Mouse Over With Multiple Desktops?

Aug 14, 2010

I am running Ubuntu 10.04, my video card is an ATI Radeon HD3200. When I hook up my tv to my laptop via an HDMI cable, I am having an issue in the multiple desktop configuration. The audio and video work great in both the cloned desktop mode, and the multiple desktop mode (the extended displays cuts my laptop image in half though). However, when I am using multi-desktop, if I mouse over (or drag a window) from display one to display two, I can not bring my mouse back into the first display (it doesn't matter which display is which, tv or laptop)

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Debian :: Startup And Rc's - Run Different Desktops - Gnome - Xfce

Jul 16, 2011

After an error occurred i can log in using the recovery console and startx manually.

If i understood correctly recovery mode uses /etc/rcS.d which starts the computer with minimal services and the normal startup is /etc/rc2.d. What can rc3, rc4 and rc5 be used for? Can anyone run different desktops (gnome, xfce, etc) using these runlevels (i am considering that the base system install is the same for all desktops)? Where i can find information about the services that are listed in the rc folders, since some (hibernate, bluetooth, apache2) are not useful to me at the moment.

I am also interested to find out what makes the computer start at it's default runlevel. Is there a way to start rc2 (or rc3, etc) from the recovery mode? When i used to start my computer, it would load into grub, and then it used to get me to the login screen. This is something i would like to avoid (the login screen), and start at the command prompt. My startups are minimal since the computer is always on. I was thinking of 'copying' rcS into rc2 for a normal console start and then start rc3 or rc4 or rc5 to load a desktop.

I am using Squeeze, Gnome, default installation.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Eth0 Keeps Forgetting IP?

May 15, 2010

I've set up Internet connection sharing, with Internet from wlan0 being shared to eth0 locally. Interface eth0 has the IP, since it's the gateway. Problem is, every time eth0 is disconnected, it forgets its IP, and then nothing works until I

ifconfig eth0

Is there a way to permanently set the IP for eth0 to so that it's remembered across disconnects?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Setup Dual Monitors With Individual (non-mirrored) Desktops

Dec 17, 2010

I am trying to setup Dual monitors with individual (non-mirrored) desktops. AMDCCCLE will only identify the monitor I want to use as primary as number 2 and the monitor I want to use as secondary as number 1 - I have tasksbars, awm, desktop items configured to use the first screen and the second screen is clear for media use. The choice seems to be determined by what output port on my graphic card.. whatever monitor is attached to the HDMI port is called 1. xrandr can only identify the 2nd monitor - the first monitor is unknown I've attached my xorg.conf

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Software :: LibreOffice Forgetting Recent Documents

Apr 22, 2011

My LibreOffice has started to forget "recently opened" documents.

It will remember them for several sessions, then, when I open it, the list is empty. Rinse and repeat.

Rebooting seems to have nothing to do with it.

Sometimes it happens after a reboot. Sometimes it just happens after shutting down and restarting LO without rebooting or logging out. (I seldom logout or shutdown unless forced to by an update or by Pulse Audio fail--current uptime is almost four days.)

I do not consider this a serious problem, but I am curious as to whether anyone else has encountered it.

This has started within the last two weeks, and, so far as I know, there have been no changes to my LibreOffice since I installed the current release several months ago.

LibreOffice 3.3.0, OOO330m19 (Build:6), tag libreoffice-

Edit: This is on my Dell 1545n with Ubuntu 10.10.

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Debian Configuration :: Multiple Virtual Servers Be Setup In 2 Desktops?

Jun 12, 2010

I now have 2 desktops running debian. I have virtual servers running in desktop 1, and I am hosting my photos using Gallery2. I have copied Gallery2 and the mysql over to desktop 2. I have entered port forward to desktop 1 using port 80 (using my router), and desktop 2 using port 1000. I can only access Gallery2 in desktop1. If I tried to access Gallery2 in desktop 2, I got re-directed to desktop1.


1. Are home routers capable of port forward to more than one computers in a home network behind the firewall of the router? It is Belkin N+ router.

2. Can multiple virtual servers be setup in 2 desktops?

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Debian Configuration :: Separate Virtual Desktops On Dual Monitors?

Jul 19, 2011

I have a ThinkPad W520 with nVidia Quadro 1000M and Nouveau drivers. I use external monitor with extended desktop using XRandR. My beef with this setup is that I get just one virtual desktop of a (1440+1920)x1080 size whereas what I would like to have is being able to have one separate (set of) virtual desktop(s) on my 1440x1080 external monitor with, for example, some reference material open, while have other programs working on another (set of) virtual desktop(s) on my main 1920x1080 screen. I've read that this might be possible with so called zaphod mode, but it looks like it involves static rules in xorg.conf which I would like to avoid since from time to time I need to carry my laptop with me without external monitor.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Network Manager Forgetting WPA Password

Jan 23, 2010

Booted up my laptop with wireless disabled (using the little switch on the laptop). I flipped the switch, network manager showed all the wireless networks, but didn't connect to any. So I picked mine, and it asked for the WPA key. Now normally (if I had booted with wireless enabled) it would connect without asking for the WPA key. So I rebooted again with wireless enabled this time, and same deal. It seems that it's just forgotten the key altogether.

I put in the key and it's all back to normal, but I'd like to know where/how network manager is storing the WPA key, and why it forgot it.

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Software :: Put Multiple Virtual Desktops In Panel - Distributions Based In Debian

Jan 21, 2011

According to Distrowatch, the two most downloaded distributions are Mint and Ubuntu. I have put both on my computer. In Mint I can find no way to put multiple virtual desktops in my panel. In Ubuntu 10.10, when I go to synaptic package manager the settings tab with the repositories is dimmed out. I have enabled the sources list in administration but it is a less convenient way to add repositories. Despite what the linux community seems to think, I find that Simply Mepis and Pclinuxos are better for actual use.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04 Forgetting Desktop Settings And Not Loading Icons?

May 11, 2010

Since I've upgraded to 10.04 from 9.10 my computer has started acting strange. First of all, it keeps forgetting my wallpaper. Most of the time, not all of the time. Another problem is that the power-button in the upper right corner does not appear at every boot. It seems to be forgetting other settings as well from time to time.

What I belive might be causing this problem is that I mount my home directory from a server, and a wild guess is that it is somehow a random order of the startup sequence, so that some features are loaded before the mounting is complete.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Video Out Put "ghosting" Onto Other Desktops When Switch?

Jul 22, 2011

I'm having an issue with video out put "ghosting" onto other desktops when I switch. Or if there is some video playing, it's on top, and nothing else, like menus or file browsers will be displayed over it. For example, watching something in VLC, the menus flick out, it will still select it if I can figure out where it would be, and it flashes whenever a new menu item is selected. This also happens with open shot, and a couple of other programs, like Frets on Fire. I know the flash player is kinda buggy for firefox/chrome but is there another reason for this?

I have a Toshiba A665 laptop, with Ubuntu Studio 11.4. now I'm noticing that it's starting to do it with programs that don't have video- popup menus are starting to flake.

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Mar 25, 2010

I'm actually asking this on behalf of a friend but I was wondering if there was a way to change individual backgrounds on each window (the ones in the bottom right hand corner) instead of the background changing for all of them

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Dec 19, 2009

I have read that it is possible to give different backgrounds to different desktops in KDE 4.3, but I have yet to find how to do it. Is it really possible and if so, how do I do it?

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Nov 17, 2009

I've installed 11.2 on a DELL Lattitude D610 lpatop.

Works - almost - perfectly.

A question: how can I change the background for an individual desktop ?

I've been Googl'ing it, but get different options for difference sub-versions.

Any time things appear to be going better, you have overlooked something.

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May 7, 2010

I choose a rotating background for the desktop (astronomical pictures). How can I stop this rotation and decide to keep a specific picture instead of letting the system rotate the background every few seconds?

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May 25, 2010

I'm trying to install an emerald theme while maintaining the Compiz desktop effects. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 Lynx and have installed Emerald Theme Manager and Compiz. I was looking for a good theme to go with my background/laptop and took a liking to this one I'm sure this is a stupid question but how do I install this? By following the link to the rgba true theme, there are "instructions" on how to install it, but I just cant figure it out. I have the window borders setup but I'm stumped on how to get the transparent black window backgrounds(by window backgrounds I mean everything inside the frame). The frame works fine but it looks terrible with the solid white window interior. Can someone tell me how to get this working? I have already tried Compiz opacity (terrible, makes everything unreadable). Every background setting I see is RGB, no transparent setting. If it helps, I'm trying to get everything ~75% transparent, no solid colors.

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Dec 26, 2010

I keep adding a bunch of desktop backgrounds only for them to disappear from the "Change Desktop Background" selections. This has happened a number of times.

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May 24, 2011

I just updated to 11.04, and noticed in the "Background" tab of the appearance app, that there was what looked like a default option to cycle a set of backgrounds. However, when I selected it, the only background that appeared was the first one in the series, and it never cycled.

1) Is cycling backgrounds possible?

2) If so, can I create my own series of them?

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Jul 16, 2011

In my orig. post I did not state that I was now using gnome in Ubuntu 10.10.I have "light sensitive eyes" and I have to be able to change the back ground colors from white to dark in such programs as Nautilus and editors. This is the main reason I've used KDE for years, it's very easy to change in KDE. I have read the help from:( and every thing I can find "here" on changing the background colors to no good. Heres whats happening:I open Nautilus>Edit>Backgrounds and EmblemsI select Patterns>Drag a pattern title to an object to change itBut it don't work. I've tried the same thing with "Colors" and itdon't work.I have dragged using right mouse button, middle button, and left button and they don't work

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Jan 9, 2010

I understand the pictures are in usr/share/backgrounds. When you select a picture from the internet to be your desktop background (as I have) where does the physical picture go? It does not go into usr/share/backgrounds - where is it?

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Feb 16, 2010

Peering into gconf-editor, I noticed that under desktop>gnome>background the picture_filename is the original warty that comes pre-installed on karmic. However, I am not using that BG, instead one that i told the Appearance Preference manager to find and use. Does this app use a symbolic link to refer to the image, or is it elsewhere? Lookin in /usr/share/backgrounds my image does not exist. So what is drawing the BG? Is it nautilus or compiz?

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Apr 24, 2010

add a different picture to the usr/share/backgrounds folder so I can change the login screen picture. How do I do that?

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