kde desktop issues

dbb632

I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed on my dell inspiron 660. I ran across an option to change to the kubuntu type desktop. Each of the options only left me with the Kubuntu splash screen but automatically went to the Ubuntu desktop. I found no options at all to change the desktop environment. I am at my wits end with this. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated
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howefield

Can you post a screenshot to the option you “ran across” ?

Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 – Google/Chrome Flyout menu

Sam_Rampersad

Hi all,

New to the forum, and also new to Ubuntu – I installed on a “dying” laptop, it is really 1 year old, but stopped booting, hard drive error (Windows 10), and now everything works! Really enjoying.

I used Unity for a bit, but loved the very clean look of Gnome, and reinstalled that version and think it fits my needs and workflow, so love it, but not I have a concern/question.

I installed Google Chrome – all signed in etc – and works like a charm, but there is a flyout menu, or quick launch menu that is holds the Google services (Chrome, Hangouts etc) on the bottom left corner of my screen, and for some reason it constantly steals my Mouse focus, so I have to keep moving my mouse – not an issue, more of an annoyance.

I am sorry if this has been asked already, I have been searching for a few days now, and cannot find it, so not sure if this is isolated to me or if others has been having a similar problem. Any assistance would be helpful, if you need a screenshot, please let me know.

Thanks in advance!

Sam.
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15.10 CPU utilization while virtualized

sz_danii

Hi all.

I have encountered this issue where the CPU is maxed out if the console is locked. As soon as the console gets unlocked the CPU returns to normal.

Have collected process dump and created a demo video: https://citrix.sharefile.com/d-s3cc9805f05c4b56b

Could any one please guide me on how to resolve this (other than using a different window manager)?

Thanks in advance!
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Kubuntu taskbar menu popups unusable

roofusthedoofus1

Hi everyone,

Just installed Kubuntu 16.04 again and for some reason the taskbar pop-up menus are unusable. When i click any icon (wifi, bluetooth, hidden icons etc.) the popup menu flashes up and disappears back down again. It happens with the system tray items, digital clock and even with application menu/launcher.

Everything is updated/upgraded.

Any ideas?
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Gnome interprets S and L as shortcuts

dwigyit

Seemingly at random, my GNOME 3.20 environment on Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 has started interpreting every unshifted L as a shortcut to Gnome Help and every S as a toggle for the on-screen keyboard. The backspace key also does not work, but doesn’t seem to trigger anything. This makes typing essentially impossible. Using an external keyboard does not help, but the problem does not occur in KDE.

I checked my custom shortcuts in Gnome Keyboard Settings and there was nothing unusual. There also seemed to be no similar shortcuts, so I’m confident it’s not just a case of a meta key misbehaving on my laptop keyboard (although I have also checked that numlock etc are not turned on). Has anyone experienced anything similar or have any ideas for how to investigate?
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CantankRus

Check how keys behave using onboard (onscreen keyboard).

dwigyit

Interesting. I installed onboard and it has exactly the same issues (S and L do the wrong things). Gnome 3’s built in keyboard is slightly different. It turns itself off with the S key as expected but does type the L key as it should (without opening help).

skewty2

I had the same issue; you aren’t going crazy πŸ™‚

I couldn’t figure it out, gave up and re-formatted the partition and went with Ubuntu Gnome instead. A few gnome-shell extensions and I’m happy. I couldn’t stand the 1 pixel gap between the Unity Launcher and any maximized window’s left side (it’s there by design, not a bug, and to me unacceptable).
Now if only I could rotate my displays using mutter. πŸ™‚

Problems with NetBeans 8.1 on Ubuntu 15.04

eightbits2010

Downloaded JTK8 and NetBeans. It installs but has errors when executing the program.
At his point, not sure how to fix the problem.

When loading I get the following error:
β€œThe package containing the class javax.swing.JcomponentBeaninfo was not loaded.”

I think I didn’t reference the location to JTK and thought NetBeans would/could find it.
I installed NetBeans 8.1 (it was a script file).

I had already installed java version “1.8.0_101”
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_101-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.101-b13, mixed mode)
And Java 8 was installed using the following:

Steps to install JTK8 (this worked for the Ubuntu PC)

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
java version “1.8.0_101”
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_101-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.101-b13, mixed mode)

$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default

The PC is Ubuntu 15.04

Now, I am stumped. I am hoping to get this working!
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Remove shutdown menu

julien22

Hello,

Is there a way to not show the shutdown menu (http://imgur.com/6IDB6PL) when APCI power button is triggered in a KVM visualization environment? This menu shows up up when the host ask guest to shutdown and that prevents it from shutting down…

I’ve tried this so far: http://askubuntu.com/questions/334168/my-power-button-doesnt-work-under-lxde-how-can-i-fix-this

Thanks!
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primary and guest account unable to login after some upgrades

Jeffrey_Becker

I have an emby server and transmission installed. I renamed a folder in preparation of setting up a handbrake script.
Then I attempted to install python. Next I got a segfault with the ubuntu software center. A problem I’ve always had.
I updated my distro list and installed updates. It failed with another segfault. dpkg was the same.
I did a bit of research and decided that Hyper-V’s auto memory allocation was the culprit and shut down the VM and turned off dynamic RAM allocation.
Restarting the machine now I’m locked out. Webmin also will not sign into my primary account nor will any of the shell terminals. I can’t seem to get to the recovery menu so I’m downloading a liveCD.
Addtiional assistance is welcome.
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Compiz causes application following (want to disable)

UncleBoarder

I’m running…

Mate 16.04
VirtualBox 5.0.24
CCSM 9.12.2

When I start a Windows VM in VirtualBox and then move to another desktop while Windows is slowly launching, it will follow me to the new desktop. If I disable Compiz, this following action stops and the VM boots where I launched it. That’s the action I want… Boot where I launch it, stop following me. πŸ™‚

I use the following CCSM features:
Desktop
Expo
Desktop Cube
Rotate Cube
Effects
Animations
Fading Windows
Wobble Windows
Utility
Compiz Library Toolbox
Crash handler
Mouse position polling
Regex Matching
Session Management
Workarounds
Window Management
Move Window
Resize Window
Scale

There must be some setting in CCSM that causes the application to follow the active desktop. How do I turn off the following “feature”?
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UncleBoarder

CantankRus

I think the best you may be able to do is force your application window to load on a specific workspace
using ccsm > Place Windows.
eg
in the pic, gimp should always start on the first workspace no matter what workspace I’m on.
Once it’s loaded it will switch to that workspace though.

UncleBoarder

Really? Who broke it? Compiz, VirtualBox, or Ubuntu?

Because as I said, this used to work without any problem. I would always boot up, launch my XP VM, move to the next desktop, launch my Win7 VM, move to the next desktop, launch my Remmina RDP sessions. Everything stayed where I launched it. This is now broken, who do I complain to, which company? I hate when “upgrades” are worse then the older implementation with no good reason.

how can i make some changes in gnome-shell.css

srk31

hey everybody,
like i said i want to make changes in gnome-shell file but i don’t know what line i have to change, if you can help me that will be great.

ok so i want to stufs like this : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_4GuJHiIXcXT09tcmpLTDZ1d28/view
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buzzingrobot

I believe recent Gnome versions use a quasi-compiled format for their CSS, at least for the default Adwaita theme. It cannot be directly edited. You’d need to consult Gnome documentation for advice on editing the source and rebuilding the theme.

AFAIK, if you identify the specific CSS elements you want to alter, you can create your own CSS code that affects those elements, place it in the correct location in your home folder, and CSS’s cascading attribute should override the default settings with yours.

vasa1

I believe recent Gnome versions use a quasi-compiled format for their CSS, at least for the default Adwaita theme. It cannot be directly edited. You’d need to consult Gnome documentation for advice on editing the source and rebuilding the theme.

AFAIK, if you identify the specific CSS elements you want to alter, you can create your own CSS code that affects those elements, place it in the correct location in your home folder, and CSS’s cascading attribute should override the default settings with yours.

It’s not really clear what OP wants to do. OP mentions gnome-shell.css and talks of wanting “to make changes in gnome-shell file”. That’s not really much to go on.

srk31

sorry, I had not seen that the image was not appeared, here is the result of what I want to get : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_4GuJHiIXcXT09tcmpLTDZ1d28/view?pref=2&pli=1
thanks

vasa1

The image appeared just fine even in your first post. There’s an apple in the top left corner and the date on the screen is 19th October and we’re in May.

But that doesn’t explain what exactly you want to achieve and it’s possible that it may not be gnome-shell.css that needs to be changed but something else, maybe your gtk3 theme?

And if it is gnome-shell.css that you need to tweak, as buzzingrobot indicated, editing it is no longer a trivial matter in recent GNOME versions. See https://thebreakfastpost.com/2015/07/09/replacing-the-gnome-shell-font-in-gnome-3-16/ for instance.

srk31

first of all thank you for the link it is very useful, ok this is my fault I forget to specify what I wanted, forgetting the apple and the date, the name of the theme is “dark mode”, you can find it on gnome-look and it works great in gnome 3.18.
I have my own theme that I personalize, it has the poweroff button grey surrounded by blue and I would like to have the same button poweroff as that of the image with the color red. and why not also give other colors to restart and cancel buttons.

I hope that I am explicit, thanks again.

vasa1

first of all thank you for the link it is very useful, ok this is my fault I forget to specify what I wanted, forgetting the apple and the date, the name of the theme is “dark mode”, you can find it on gnome-look and it works great in gnome 3.18.
I have my own theme that I personalize, it has the poweroff button grey surrounded by blue and I would like to have the same button poweroff as that of the image with the color red. and why not also give other colors to restart and cancel buttons.

I hope that I am explicit, thanks again.

Can you please post the exact link to “dark mode”?

And you mention your “own theme”. Can you provide the output of ls -R /path/to_your_own_theme? Does it have gnome-shell.css?

srk31

hey, the link for “dark mode” theme is : http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Dark+Mode?content=166387.

my theme is a mixture of several theme and, of course, that gnome-shell.css is here, I’m working on what in your opinion?

anyway, I succeed, the job is done.

this is the lines i’ve changed and added :

change the values of “modal-dialog” to this :

.modal-dialog {

/*shoutdown*/

background-color: rgba(0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.7);
border: 2px solid rgba(60, 155, 155, 1.0);
border-radius: 5px;
box-shadow: 0px 11px 12px rgba(74,144,217,0.5);
color:#efefef

}

and add this at the end of the script :

/* Poweroff */

.end-session-dialog .modal-dialog-linked-button:last-child {
background-gradient-direction:vertical;
background-gradient-start: rgb(241,7,7);
background-gradient-end: rgb(190,7,7);
color: #fefefe;}
.end-session-dialog .modal-dialog-linked-button:last-child:focus,
.end-session-dialog .modal-dialog-linked-button:last-child:hover {
background-gradient-direction:vertical;
background-gradient-start: rgb(255,63,63);
background-gradient-end: rgb(241,7,7);
}
.end-session-dialog .modal-dialog-linked-button:last-child:active {
background-gradient-direction:none;
background-color: rgb(241,7,7);
box-shadow: inset 0px 2px 3px rgba(0,0,0,.25);

}

this is the result :

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_4GuJHiIXcXclFYZ1ZUTGpsaFE

remains to do the same thing for the other two button and it is good sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for your help