General :: Desktop Environment As Root - Files Created By The Desktop That Could Compromise The System

Jul 20, 2011

a server at work has been accessed through the desktop environment as root. I know this is a risk and since I have never done it before I was wondering if there are any files created by the desktop that could compromise the system and how could I clean it up.

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General :: Encrypt System Folders Without A Desktop Environment?

Jul 8, 2010

i have a centos 5.4 without desktop environment. i can only access certain system settings via browser (and of course console). i would like to encrypt some folders. but these folders are used by the system. can i encrypt them? will the system still be able to access these folders? if yes, how can i encrypt only through console or is there something web based software for this?

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Ubuntu :: Access Files Of My Windows Desktop From System Desktop?

Feb 25, 2010

How can I access files of my Windows desktop from Ubuntu desktop while using Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu :: Stop Files Being Created On Desktop?

Oct 2, 2010

Everytime I open a drive, an icon shows up on the desktop. i hate that! i want a clean desktop free of icons so i can put pretty widgets and all that other junk . how do i stop this from happening?

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OpenSUSE :: Lost KDE Desktop Effects Settings After Install Gnome Desktop Environment

Jun 6, 2010

I installed Gnome desktop environment recently then ;I' ve lost KDE desktop effects settings. I just can see Compiz Configirator. I cant configure effects independently. There is same settings in gnome and kde. And also I cant change windows appearence.

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General :: Can't Log In To Desktop - Root Can't Access My Files Mint 9 XFCE?

Mar 9, 2011

A couple weeks after I installed the xfce desktop version of Linux Mint, I became unable to log in to my own desktop. I enter my password, but the screen fades to black and then fades back in to the login screen.

I am able to log in using the recovery mode terminal and everything works as expected. I can log in to the Mint desktop as root, but the superuser can't view my files. Instead, there are only a .desktop file and a README telling me that my files have been unmounted (they're not on their own partition) and they give me instructions on how to remount them.

So I follow the instructions. Running the .desktop through the browser GUI quickly opens and closes a terminal, doing nothing. Running ecryptfs-mount-private, as the README recommends, reports:

ERROR: Encrypted private directory is not setup properly
And that's where I'm stuck.

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Ubuntu :: Good Desktop Environment / GUI For System That Look And Feel Like Windows 98?

Apr 20, 2011

I'm thinking of getting Trinity Desktop Environment . code...

But say it is Legacy why is that?

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General :: Share Files Between Desktop And Windows Remote Desktop?

Jul 10, 2011

Is there a way to have drag and drop access between Linux and a Windows remote desktop connection?

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General :: Desktop And .nautilus Folder Can't Be Created On Startup?

Feb 20, 2011

I changed some settings to see what will happen ( specifically to login with having to type my password) and now I can log in without a password. The problem is that I think that my password is still required, but now I can't use my laptop. Here is what happens log in (it doesn't ask for a password), then I get the error that it can't update ICEauthority, then I get the error "There is a problem with the configuration server./usr/lib/libconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256)I also get the error that Nautilus can't create my Desktop folder and .nautilus folder.The problem is that I do not have another account, as in no root account. Each time I had to do administrative tasks ,like install software, etc, i used the cli with sudo and the command. If I wanted to do a few commands, I usually entered sudo -i

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General :: Best Looking Desktop Environment?

Mar 13, 2010

I heard Enlightenment is one of the best looking desktop envioronments.

And KDE can be very amazing if you install a rendering engine on it.

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General :: Start X Without A Desktop Environment

Aug 10, 2010

How can i start X without desktop environment?

My needs: Boot and load a notepad and when i close the notepad the PC turn off. Is it possible?

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General :: Files (system & User) Created After Login To System In RHEL 5.0?

Jun 4, 2010

How to find, what are the files (system & user) created after login to the system in RHEL 5.0?
Any single command available?

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General :: Lightweight Desktop Environment For Netbook?

Aug 2, 2010

I'm currently installing Arch Linux on my old netbook. What desktop environment should I use? GNOME and KDE both seem way too big and unnecessarily fancy for what I want to do with my basic netbook. I just want internet, read pdfs, run emacs. no fancy stuff. What should I use? xfce? lxde? and why?

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General :: File Association For Desktop Environment

Mar 9, 2011

With a desktop environment, there are file associations that goes with it. I'm a minimalistic user, who doesn't use any of such, but still want some kind of file associations to ease my burden. So I'm searching for a program that does something like the following. open file.pdf this will look at the extension, and translate to okular file.pdf. Of course one can always write a bash script to do this. I wonder if there is something existing, so I don't reinvent the wheel.

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General :: Identifying The Desktop Environment And Distro?

Jul 18, 2010

I'm looking for the best way to identify what distro the user is running and what the desktop environment is running. I'm building some pipeline tools for a visual effects studio and need some generic commands for passing paths to the user's file manager from within Maya and Nuke. The workstations I have access to are FC12 with xfce4 so for that I'd pass a system command :

Code: ("thunar "+$path)I've been identifying Fedora workstations with:

Code: # cat /etc/issue

Is there a command to identify what the current window manager is? Preferably something generic that'll work on the other distros as well.

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General :: Desktop Environment - Where To Start Troubleshooting?

Oct 31, 2010

My problem started only after I upgraded my hardware. I'll describe the problem and the changes that led to it.

Problem: I have to restart my computer a second time before my icon set and controls are shown properly. The first time I boot up, I get an ancient looking set of controls. (By controls, I mean buttons, window splitters, etc.). My custom icon set is replaced by an ancient looking icon set I've never seen in Ubuntu before. (Maybe it is a Debian default? It certainly isn't stock Ubuntu). The Gnome panels are completely different from normal too. I simply reboot again and everything comes up the way it should. Every time I start my computer, I have to restart a second time. After that, no problems until I need to shut it down and start again.

I'm running a relatively new installation of Ubuntu 10.10. I changed the theme to a bisigi theme [url] and everything was fine. No problems at all until...

Changes: Then I upgraded my video card from an older nVidia to a GT430. I had to change a couple things in xorg.conf. For that, I just used the suggestions made by the nVidia settings utility. I also upgraded my mobo and RAM (from 4GB to 16).

These problems started only after I upgraded my hardware. Of course, the hardware upgrade involved the above noted software configuration changes. (xorg.conf was the only required change.)

I'm looking for ideas on how to troubleshoot this? I don't even know the first step. For example, what logs should I check? Should I suspect a hardware problem (e.g., bad video card) or is this software/configuration related?

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General :: Create A Desktop Environment Theme?

Apr 28, 2011

I have a tried looking at google up, no luck, but maybe i am blind, anyway. I want to looking for, I want to create a theme and icons, too.

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General :: Favorite Lightweight Desktop Environment?

Jul 22, 2011

For a while I have been searching for a new desktop environment to use on my netbook, since gnome 3 is too heavy for it. Currently it is running ubuntu because unity is lighter than gnome 3, but I am planning to go back to fedora at some point in time. So far I found LXDE to be my favorite, after trying XFCE and Enlightenment.I'm not looking for a solution here, just opinions, what is your favorite lightweight desktop environment (and with which WM if you wish) and why?

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General :: Setup A Demo Desktop Environment For Ppl?

Mar 23, 2010

i need to setup a demo desktop environment for ppl to try out a java based gui. i need to put this demo on a VPS server, run a vncserver, and use a web-based vnc viewer for ppl to access to it. what is the best desktop environment for this case, 1. my vps server only has about 200m memory left 2. i need to have java swing set running doesn't have to be cool, but it needs to be quick. i heard that freeNX is quicker, but i doubt there will be a web-based viewer around. i tried both gnome and xfce4 on my virtual machine and vnc to it, strangely i found out gnome is somehow faster than xfce4 which is supposed to be otherwise.

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General :: Find 'desktop Environment' Comparisons?

Dec 26, 2010

I'd like to know which one, given the same computer, will operate the quickest.

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General :: Whick Desktop Environment Best Follows K.I.S.S. Without Compromising On Features?

Jan 10, 2010

I just installed Arch Linux, and then GNOME. But now I am regretiing the GNOME decision for one main reason; it works against the idea of K.I.S.S. and technical transperancy.But, I do like having a fully-featured GUI DE.

So, which Desktop Environment best follows the K.I.S.S. philosophy, without compromising on features? All opinions welcome, and maybe even a screenshot

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General :: Set Up And Administer A Small Programming Desktop Environment?

Feb 23, 2011

I am would like to learn how to keep my system clean of unneeded and unwanted file clutter as I am trying to get the most out of my older home built pc. I am running fatdog64 puppy linux off of a usb stick right now, but I would like to have a small standards based setup on my hard drive to use as a base to build a custom kernel for my pc. I sure miss my old GEM desktop

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General :: Add KDE Desktop Environment In Newly Installed 'moonOS-3'?

Aug 24, 2010

How can I add KDE desktop environment in newly installed 'moonOS-3'.

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General :: Installing A Desktop Environment On A Centos 5.5 Server To Run VNC ?

Apr 27, 2011

I've done the following:

But when I connect via, VNC I get a minimalist screen and console.

I ran "startx" and got this:

I need to get a real desktop environment running on this box.

Centos 5.5.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Connect 10.04 Desktop System Wirelessly To Another Desktop

Jul 7, 2010

I am trying to connect an Ubuntu 10.04 desktop system wirelessly to another desktop that is directly connected to a cable modem via dlink wireless router and ethernet card. I have not been able to connect on the second system (Ubuntu) to the wireless router.

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Fedora :: Where To Customized *desktop Files Go For System Wide Changes

Jul 4, 2011

making changes to *.desktop files in /usr/share/applications works for all users, but gets overwritten when those packages are updated. You lose all customizations. Placing the customized ones in~/.local/share/applications works, but you have to do that for all users (pain!). So, what folder do they go in for system wide changes, but safe from updates?

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Ubuntu :: Not Displaying Folders And Files In Desktop After Starting The System ?

Aug 11, 2010

I dont know whats wrong with my desktop....but it is not displaying folders and files in desktop after starting the system.The mouse right click is also not working.But the panels are working.

But once I browse files on my cell phone(using bluetooth) with my system,the desktop is working as usual.

I think I have to add some application( which loads desktop) to list of start-up applications.

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General :: Partitioning - Difference Between File System Created By Fdisk And File System Created By Mkfs?

Aug 1, 2011

I'm a little bit confused with partitioning the filesystem in Linux. the difference between creating the file system with fdisk and mkfs (when formatting the disk). I can't clearly tell my problem, so please look at this picture:

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Ubuntu :: Desktop Showing Files That Are Not In The Desktop Dir

May 20, 2010

I accidentally deleted a system directory so I had to reinstall. I reinstalled, and setup my users again in the same way. When I tried to copy my user files from a saved source, they now appear on the desktop in mass. What I expect is that only files in the Desktop directory show on the desktop, instead all files in the home directory show on the desktop, less the dot files. I can not figure out how the system controls what files show up on the desktop. Comparing the problem user to a working user failed to disclose the difference.

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Ubuntu :: No Desktop Files Or Right Click On Desktop?

May 7, 2011

I was just playing around with the Unity plugin (adjusting opacity) and now the files on my desktop aren't there (yes i know that those files are in the desktop folder) but they don't show on the desktop. also, when I right click on the desktop, nothing happens. it all changed when I played with the Unity plugin by adjusting opacity... I really liked having files on my desktop and being able to change my background by right clicking...

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