Ubuntu :: Where Are Bash Profiles And Gnome Panels Stored
Jan 5, 2010
I have a bash profile (with custom terminal color settings) and also a gnome panel (with quick-launchers on it and other customizations). Assuming these things are stored in text files, where in my ~home directory can I find them? I ask because I want to duplicate them on a another linux box to have the same bash profile/taskbar, and If I can do it by copying files instead of manually recreating them, it would be better.
I am running Ubuntu 10.4 on a 32-bit machine, and I find that my gnome-terminal profile settings are not being saved across a restart. However, I can make the profiles save if I run gnome-terminal under root access. This makes me suspect that I have a permissions problem, but I am set up to run as Administrator, and I am the only user, so I am baffled why this isn't working. It certainly did work in version 9.10 on the same box.
This is getting irritating, since I have a method of setting up a development web server/debugger environment which requires 3 different tabs with associated profiles to make each a distinct set of colors and behavior.
I am having some weird problems with calling commands stored in a variable (I need to do this to assemble a command with a bunch of parameters automatically and then execute it).Example code that will replicate the weirdness:
I'm setting up my profile in gnome right now, with things like fonts, themes, wallpapers, iceweasel settings, menu settings, and I'm going to be adding a couple new users. Rather than re-do everything again, I thought I'd just create the new user, copy over my home dir, chown it to the new user and then login to make minor final adjustments, like specifiying where the music dir is and such.Just wondering if there'd be any problems with this, since it's just an idea I think should work but have never tried it. Any experience, or warnings?
I've done a fresh install of 10.04 (amd64) on a computer with two screens and twinview configured and I don't see how to move the Gnome panels to the second screen.Left-clicking and dragging them to the desired position (something that worked fine in 8.04) doesn't seem to work. Needless to say that the position picker in properties does not contain any "second screen" options.
run_repeatedly "programX -o "./messy/path/output-$NUM.txt"" The echo inside the loop prints "...-$NUM.txt"; obviously I'm aiming to have bash substitute the iteration number so that I end up with many output files not 1.
How do I get the deskbar-applet in one of my gnome panels? It used to be possible to add it to a panel in 9.10, but now it is not to be found in the menu where I can select which item to add to a panel.
I am having an issue with the notification Area, Indicator Applet, and Indicator Applet Session and the way they appear in the top gnome panel. The icons are scrambled at log in and I have to delete them and replace them to get things looking right. I didn't have this issue in Karmic; it has only occurred since upgrade to lucid. I have reset my gnome config files and the problem still occurs.
As a side note, the issue only seems to occur when the icons in the notification area or session indicator are abnormal. ie, sound is muted, lap top is unplugged, and so forth.
I installed Ubuntu 10.10 in Virtual Box and while using Normal visual effects I get an odd problem with the windows. When a window touches the top or bottom Gnome panels it gets stuck there and I cannot move it away from the panel. Trying to drag the window causes the window to slowly slide to the right along the panel till it goes off the screen and finally pops free.If I turn visual effects to none the problem goes away leading me to conclude it is a problem with Compiz. Any ideas what is going wrong for me? It should be easily reproducible with the current Virtual Box software, Ubuntu 10.10 64bit desktop, and the repository versions of the Virtual Box guest additions.
After a new installation of Ubuntu 10.10 (regular or alternative) I get to the login screen as usual. However, after logging in I get no panels or icons. In fact, I only get the Ubuntu background and a working mouse cursor. The same happens when I try Ubuntu from the live CD (with a black background). The installation itself was performed in a high resolution with no problems at all! I got a panel there (for sound, wireless, etc.).
After installation I can also Ctrl-Alt-F1 to login textually to see my processes. When I restart GDM I will get back to the login screen, but I after visually logging in I again see no panels or icons! Where should I start with a working visual installation and login screen, but a blank desktop environment after login?
Reinstalling or creating another user will not work.
I noticed it is possible to add and remove panels from the Gnome desktop. However, the remove panel option also shows up when I right-click the two default panels for programs and open windows. What happens if I remove one of these panels? Will I be able to restore them?
I've upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and I'm using GNOME classic instead of Unity. Here's my problem: Sometimes, I see gaps in the panels. Portions of the background picture can be seen trough them. These gaps are usually temporary. Right now I can't provide you with a screenshot of such a gap (I haven't made a screenshot). What could be the cause?
So i have been playing around with docky lately and i freaking love it, i love this little docky. why the ubuntu devs chose that ugly unity side panel over docky i will never know but any hoo onto my question.
Would it be possible to replace all the gnome panels with docky? i need to be able to access my applications,places,system in the top panel and my wifi manager but other than that docky does everything else, is there a way to get the above mentioned in docky?
Upon adding a 7th desktop panel (don't ask... or well, do if you want to and I'll explain), Gnome froze up on me and I had to reset the computer. Now I can't login to either a regular or a failsafe desktop without it freezing on me before even reaching the desktop. So the obvious question is, how do I delete superfluous panels from the terminal? I reckon it can't be that hard if you know how - which I don't.I'd appreciate any help on this, since in the meantime I will have to choose Windows 7 in the Grub menu, and who wants to do that if you can avoid it??By the way, how many panels can one reasonably have in Gnome? Already when I had 5, the autohide feature started acting up on the last panel added
I am interested in removing the gnome panels from my desktop in 10.04. I know i can auto-hide the top and bottom panels and there is also an option to delete them. When they auto-hide a small white line is still visible and i accidentally hover over them sometimes briefly showing them also. I also do not want to do anything permanent like deleting them.In some past forum posts i saw people saying go to System>Preferences>Sessions but this option seems to be missing in lucid and these seem to be for slightly older versions on ubuntu. I then added the gnome-session-properties command in the Edit Menu... of System but all it did was launch Startup Applications. One post i saw said to go into Sessions, required sessions and make it empty. Should this work like i want it too and if so, is there an option like this still in Lucid. I basically want to remove the panels completely from my desktop, but still want to be able to bring them back if i want too also (Hopefully without having to edit them again, but i can live with it if i do).
I accidentally deleted both my Power button and my System Tray from my Gnome Panels and I can't get them back! They aren't listed in the "Add To Panel" dialog.EDIT:Oh wait, the System Tray is actually called the Notification Area.Oh wait again, I still have a Notification Area. I don't know the name of the thing I deleted
upgraded from Lucid to Maverick, panels lose pieces randomly then come back just as randomly. sometimes i have to right click on them other times they just come back after a few minutes on their own. enable desktop effects even though my driver is working fine. and if so is this a driver issue or an xorg issue or a kernel issue and how can i trouble shoot to find out and fix?
When I switch viewports in 11.04, the gnome panels, desktop and stickied windows slide when they would stay put in 10.10. How do I change back to the previous behaviour? I'm using Ubuntu Classic (Gnome 2) and love that Compiz didn't carry over my settings during the upgrade.
I just reinstalled, and now my panels are on the wrong screen. There is nothing on the right-click menu and they can't be dragged and dropped. How the **** do you move the panels to a different screen?
I want to remove all of my panels, and i simply can't.I've removed the bottom panel, and when i right-click the top panel, the "Delete this panel" option is disabled. I've googled around extensively and can't find a solution that works.
I just finally updated from Fedora 10 to Fedora 12. Everything is fine. Except.in my stupidity I decided to mess arount with the default Gnome desktop settings. Now I've done this before but I still can't remember exactly the moves I made. But somehow on the default Gnome desktop setup. I clicked on the "delete this panel button" from the top default panel. Well, of course things got wierd. First of all there is no default volulme control button anymore. I could go on and on. But, the buttom line is I just want to get my Gnome Desktop back to it's default settings. Without going too crazy.
Intermittently I seem to have no panels when I login to Gnome on my F12 install.I can fix it by "pkill -USR1 gnome-panel", but there's got to be a root cause for it.I've found loads of results on Google, but no solutions, mostly Ubuntu users (you never seem to get solutions from Ubuntu users!)
I normally used Fedora 12, when panels gets this strange glitches:I've using Fedora for 2 months and this never happened before. GNOME and GDM version are 2.28.2 and graphic driver are open ATi/Radeon. Nothing worked to fix this - deleting .gconf and rest of GNOME configuration files.