I opened Alt-F2 > gconf-editor > metacity and used command_1 in keybinding_commands. The type was string and the value xterm. I then moved to global_keybindings and used run_command_1. The value was now <Control><Alt><Shift>p. Nothing happens when I press the key combination. I've tried other key combinations also. And I've tried to run root as root and as user. rebooted. Nothing happens. If I change an existing key combination it takes it immediately an xterm pops up.
I'm having trouble removing entries in gconf-editor (GUI).
I have searched everywhere: manpages, internets, forums, can't find anything related.
Here's the situation: I installed Avant Window Navigator and it naturally created entries in gconf-editor for interface, applets etc. The thing is that when I uninstalled it the entries are still there, and yes I have deleted the corresponding folders in home/.gconf/apps. Also did a search of my filesystem for awn, avant widow navigator, avant-window-navigator etc and nothing came up. Looked in /etc, nothing. Looked in /etc/gconf, also nothing.
I was trying to make Gnome display the date in a better format. I tried using gconf-editor as described in the thread at [URL], but I also found that apps > panel> default_setup > applets > clock had no prefs item.
Unfortunately, the solution which worked for quixote (stop running as root) didn't help me as I was running as the only account I've set up on the system, and all of the files in ~/.gconf are owned by that user.
Does anyone know what else could cause options to vanish like that? I'm running Gnome 2.32.0.
I use Debian Lenny and iceweasel as my browser on a gnome core desktop. I also use JFOREX (java application) for my trading platform. It works fine. The problem is when I click on portfolio statement in creates an error which states: "Error in launching web browser". I googled the error on the web and read some sites and it says that I should install gconf-editor and modify the URL handlers in order to point to iceweasel.
The problem is I am practically a noob when it comes to gnome and sadly I am not technical enough to understand the values that needs to be changed using gconf-editor.
I can use the gconf-editor to disable the screen-saver lock and set it to activate when its idle. But no matter what I change /apps/gnome-screensaver/idle_delay to, the ScreenSaver UI is never updated and stays at the default 5 minutes. There seems to be no link between the slider bar in the ScreenSaver Preferences and the value that lies at /apps/gnome-screensaver/idle_delay...
The reason why I'm doing it through gconf-editor is so a start-up script I have created can use gconftool-2 to alter settings for certain users on login.
Is this broken in Ubunto 10.04 or am I looking in the wrong place.
Anyone have an alternative to gconf-editor for changing the idle dim time? I have a Vaio, which hasn't exactly been compatible with ubuntu but I've been making it work.What I'm looking for is an alternative, like the the one I'm using to control the back light (nvclock).
Tried to create a data DVD the first time and another surprise. Very slow to write. On a dual boot system, it takes Windows 7 ten times less to do it. When i tried to folllow the ideeas from forums, i couldn't find Brasero in /apps/ with gconftool or gconf-editor. With Nautilus i get the same low speed.
I recently installed this awesome distribution - Fedora 15 x64 because of the Gnome 3. I love it. But i have problem with adding music library folders to rhythmbox. I' ve been using gconf-editor for that on all debian based distributons i worked until this. I installed gconf-editor 3.0.0-2 but cannot find the entry for rhythmbox player. Can you tell me how to fix this ?
where i can found gnome-appearance-properties because i would like to use effects on normal manualy each time i running my computer ? with bash i found this command : " gnome-appearance-properties -p effects " but after i blocked for add something after effects...i try on,enabled,normal etc nothing work certainly a tips
I used gconf-editor to change the close button to right side of the window. Now all of my programs have close button on right side except Firefox. Firefox have still close button, minimize and maximize button on left side instead of right side
What are all the options available for the button layout? I know the following already:menu = brings up the window menu minimize = minimizes the window to the taskbar maximize = makes the window full screen or windowed close = closes the window spacer = puts space between entries Is there an option to raise or lower a window? Is there an option to keep a windows on top? Is there an option to have a window keep to the current active desktop?
I'm trying to change the icon on my custom main menu on Ubuntu 10.10 doing this> sudo gconf-editor apps/panel/default_setup/objects/menu_bar.I gave object_type menu-object and custom_icon path as /home/ john/Pictures/menu.png then I checked use_custom_icon but with no luck (notice that I've succeed doing this in a virtual machine with the exact settings)Also I want to have icons on places and system, so I did thisdesktop/gnome/interface and clicked menus_have_icons.what I'm missing?
Whenever I try to change maximus' exclusion list in gconf-editor, I get the "key not writable" error, as in this thread, but I do not have an entry for maximus in my ~/.gconf/apps folder. I've already tried reinstalling to no avail.
On windows I really only used Notepad++ as my text editor, it had two features that I loved.What I need to accomplish is what I would do with Notepad++ column editor.I could have like 100 lines, and place the cursor at a column, and goto edit>column editor, and I could insert an incrementing number. (I could also pad the incrementing number with 0s, this was GREAT for making batch files among other things.)So each line at that column had a number higher than the previous line.The other feature that I used sometimes was a search/replace with regex patterns.Does anyone know of an editor that has those features for linux? I am mostly after the column editor insert feature but if you know of one with both features that would rock.
I'm running a Ubuntu 9.10 server with Openbox as the WM. I'm have set the proxy and http_proxy settings at /system/prosy and /system/http_proxy using gconf-editor. The settings seem to stick in gconf. The gnome-settings-daemon seems to be running fine. The problem is firefox-3.5, apt etc does not recognize the gconf proxy settings. I do not understand why firefox does not honor these settings.
I have a script that runs lots and lots of root commands, copying files in /usr/...stuff like that, then i want to switch users back to the original user and run some gconf tweaks, I need to update a series of gconf values for a user after copying all the root files, but I noticed once your in root, any gconf values you change, change roots information, not the user who started the script useing sudo.
So i was wondering how you would run a script as root, then after your done with all the root commands, "un-root" to the current user who started the script and run the gconf edits:
I put together this so far. It a script that you run, it detects if it was started as root and if not it asks for root password and re-spawns its self exiting out the first instance, then the script runs, switches to the original user after all files are copyed over and starts to run the Military Time custom format update.
Code: OUSER="`whoami`" if [ "$(id -u)" != "0" ]; then sudo -K sudo bash $0
I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10 i386 on Asus EeePC S101 (1GB RAM, 32GB SSD). On the first boot of the freshly installed system I get 2 error popups several seconds after the screen goes into black graphical mode:popup 1:
Code: Could not update ICEauthority file /var/lib/gdm/.ICEauthority After I close that popup, I immediately get another:
I've been trying to write a bash script that will change the gconf settings for docky. The goal is to make it have a setup similar to Elementary OS or Pinguy OS... that means one docky instance on the bottom and one on the left. I just can't seem to get the commands working right at all. This is one setting I have been trying to change but every time I get an error about primitive types.gconftool --type List --set /schemas/apps/panel/general/toplevel_id_list [top_panel]
I get an error from the terminal when I run the operation "compiz --replace"
Code: GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://projects.gnome.org/gconf/ for information. (Details - 1: Failed to get connection to session: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.)
(process:2192): GConf-WARNING **: Directory `/apps/compiz' was not being monitored by GConfClient 0xa1f7c20
After the successful installation of linux my system was rebooted and opened as root user and got my window with blank screen showing only my computer and trash icons and the rest of the tool bars are invisiblewith an the error like unable to find the Gconf seetings.