It has been about a month since I installed openSUSE 11.3 (64bit, Gnome), and overall it is better than 11.2, but I have had some stability issues that I did not have with 11.2.
1. openSUSE 11.3 crashes very often when I change desktop background. I haven't experiment with it but it happens with downloaded images.
2. Changing monitor environment makes openSUSE to freeze. Fresh boot with external monitors connected usually works, but plugging & unplugging monitors usually makes openSUSE freezing. (I have to force power down)
3. Suspend makes openSUSE freeze a lot. Usually one suspension works, if I re-suspend it, it usually freezes.
I was wondering if these are common with 11.3 or I'm the only one who is having this.
After installing gnome-color-chooser for Ubuntu 10.10, I followed all the steps to enable transparent gnome menu. When I logged out and logged back into my user, the gnome panel menu was transparent as It should be however, the desktop background changed color and I cannot change the desktop by right clicking the desktop. If I do right click and try to, the entire desktop and all programs freeze. The mouse works but that is it. Whenever I try to open gnome-color-chooser, I get this error message : ERROR Could not open or create file /home/User/.gtkrc-2.0-gnome-color-chooser. I have uninstalled and reinstalled both gnome color chooser and gnome panel with no luck.
I'm trying to change the background for GDM3, but nothing happens. I have edit /etc/gdm3/greeter.gconf-defaults and /usr/share/gdm/greeter-config/20_debian and then dpkg-reconfigure gdm3 and invoke-rc.d gdm3 reload, but it still has a horrible, green background colour.
I am trying to change the Desktop Background on my Ubuntu 9.1 PC and am getting nothing but a black baxckground. I have tried the right click --> change desktop background --> and then double clicking on the desired background image but it does not work
I use Fedora 11 with all the updates up till now. I cannot change my desktop background using either System -> Preferences -> Appearance or gnome-control-center. I installed gconf-editor and checked the settings and everything seems normal and background is set to the wallpaper i desired but on the desktop nothing changes.
I am using export in 'Inkscape' to convert an SVG file to PNG. As I am using a transparent background, the colour of background is automatically set to yellow. I want to change this default colour to white. How can I do this?
It takes about 30 seconds for the desktop to 'fully load'. When I login I see my background, but nothing else. Then you wait 30 seconds and you see the panels appear. Is there any way to fix this lag, and make it an instant load? Cause really it should not take that long to load a panel with not really anything on it.
I installed the webilder application to automatically change the wallpaper, preferences you've specified the directory where the images but I can not change the background. Does anyone know why not change?
I'm trying to get cron to run a bash script every 15 minutes to change my desktop background
running crontab -e I added
*/15 * * * * sh /home/ME/Documents/scripts/background.sh
(at first i didnt have the sh before the path of the script but read somewhere i needed that) But it doesnt seem to be running my script works fine if ran straight from the terminal so Dont think thats the problem.
Up until KDE4 I could select a different image for each of the 4 virtual desktops. Now I tried Suse11.1 KDE and it seems like there is no such option. I can change the background image allright, but all 4 desktops have the SAME image.
I've had this problem for a long time (since I first installed 11.2) but I hoped KDE SC 4.4 would fix it for me. Since it didn't, I decided to make a thread about it. I have a really weird problem ─ I can only set svg graphics as desktop backgrounds. I can't put any kind of png/jpg (haven't tried others) picture as a wallpaper. All I get is a black background. The weather backgrounds etc. work perfectly fine. I can create a svgz file in Inkscape and insert a png image in it but that's kind of a stupid workaround for a problem. Has anyone encountered a problem like this?
i have created a wordpress user with a symbolic link from his home (/home/wordpress) to /usr/share/wordpress but when wordpress ftps to wordpress home dir it does not follow the sym-link. is there a way to set default ftp dir for the wordpress user to /usr/share/wordpress rather than /home/wordpress?
how to change the default language of gnome.when i boot into x-window ,i can select the language ,But ,if boot into console ,via "startx" to run the w-window ,the language is english,i can't select .my native language is Chinese.i set the right locale .I also searched for it .Someone told to add "export LANG=zh_CN.UTF-8"to $HOME/.xinitrc.there's no this file in my home dicretion.I create it .after that,when i run "startx",it's failed to start x-window.the ~/.xsession-error file shows
Initializing gnome-mount extension seahorse nautilus module initialized Unrecognized number formatter: cjk-chinese-simp Unrecognized number formatter: cjk-chinese-simp
how can i change the default language ,i have to .because if gnome is in English ,i can't run the Chines input method.
I'm looking to customize the environment for new users by changing the items in the GNOME menu, change the panel layout, add some shortcuts, and do a few other things. I looked in /etc/skel and there doesn't seem to be anything GNOME related in there; I also tried to put .gconf, .gconfd and .gnome2 from my home directory into /etc/skel and that didn't do what I wanted.
I'm using CFEngine 2.2.8 to configure a network of Debian servers, the servers have two interfaces eth0 and eth1, how can I configure cfagent to take as the default interface eth1? eth0 is the internal interface and eht1 is the one with the public IP, I need to define classes based on lists of public IPs and it would be really helpfull if I could use functions as IPRange that only consider IP in eth0 interface.
I would like to know how I can change my default desktop environement. I don't use gdm at all, I don't want to. I prefer startx (I boot into terminal mode). Also, I would like a global setting. not ~/.xinitrc
For example in fedora the default desktop is setup in this file: /etc/sysconfig/desktop. So I can change the default desktop for all users just by modifying this file. How can this be done in ubuntu?
I'm trying to change the desktop to KDE so that it's persistent across boots. I did the usual thing of adding /etc/sysconfig/desktop and adding the appropriate parameters, but for whatever reason, whenever I reboot, it still loads Gnome. Now here's where it gets annoying: I can switch to runlevel 3, type startx, and then it will read /etc/sysconfig/desktop and load KDE properly. I've been banging my head against a wall over this one. Where is the call made to start gdm? I think I'll probably wind up changing the default runlevel to 3, but I'm still curious as to why those scripts are not executed on boot.
I found that my backgrounds (6 virtual dekstops) can float around if you click on them(grab) and move mouse cursor around. This is something ugly to me and I would like to request your to make my backgrounds fixed and stable.
I cannot figure out how to make my desktop icons smaller. I know I can right click and "stretch icon", but that only resizes them individually. If I can change the size of them individually,Im thinking I can also, somehow change the default size, of all of them at once.I am currently working on some graphics projects for the observatory and it's easiest to save them to my desktop for now.but they are so big ,that before i know it, they are overlapping each other. stretching them to a smaller size one by one is a time killer.Usually I dont keep icons on my desktop, only the icons for my external drives and the like.
I recently switched to Ubuntu, but wanted it to have an OSX feel, since I really enjoy the style of OSX. Hate all you want, but I can happily state I prefer Ubuntu as an OS, but much rather prefer the style of OSX's desktop. I'm still finishing it up, and there are a few things that I am still to change.
As you can see, I have placed a shortcut to my HD on the right side, but whenever I download something, it appears on the left. I was wondering whether or not you are able to change the side of the desktop items appear on?
I can't imagine no one else has run into this problem, but I tried several search phrases and couldn't find anything.When I bring up the "Appearance Preferences" window and change the background, NOTHING happens! If you log out and log back in, then the new background is displayed. But surely this is not the way it should work. Shouldn't the background change immediately?
I have recently installed Unbuntu Desktop 10.10 on a partition alongside my normal Windows 7 x64 install. I expected to have only one OS boot menu which I would be able to edit via msconfig.exe in Windows. However I have two seperate sets of boot menus.The first one contains a bunch of different Ubuntu boot options and also contains an option to boot to Windows 7 (this is last in the list).
The first boot menu defaults to Ubuntu and is on a short timeout. I want to change this to default to Windows 7 and increase the timeout.Google tells me to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and although I do have a grub folder I don't seem to have a file called menu.lst: Change default operating system at boot