How to activate or deactivate a Linux host with Gnome remotely?

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I have a Fedora Linux server with Gnome 3. I want to lock / unlock the remote Gnome desktop remotely. How to activate or deactivate it remotely through SSH? Use gnome-screensaver-command. It is not specific to Gnome 3. Turn the screensaver on (blank the screen): $ gnome-screensaver-command -a If the screensaver is active then deactivate
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How to change the gnome keyring password?

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I want to change the gnome keyring password. How to change it? You can change the keyring password in these steps (on gnome 3): Start seahorse $ seahorse Select “By keyring” in the “View” menu On the left side, right click the “Login keyring” item. You will find the “Change Password” option there. It will
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No battery status icon on the top panel in Gnome Shell

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  The battery icon in Gnome 3 Gnome-shell is missing. How can I fix it?   The system-monitor extension ( https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/120/system-monitor/ ) has a option to enable/disable the battery icon. This extension also shows the CPU/memory/network status which I miss as in Gnome 2. Great extension! The upower service may fail to start if an iPhone is
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Essential Gnome Shell Extensions for Gnome 3 Users

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Gnome Shell has a clean design. But many users want to get more from the desktop environment. Gnome 3’s extension system can help users customize the Gnome Shell’s look greatly. In this post, we summarize 6 extensions we considered essential to make Gnome Shell great. AlternateTab Make Alt-Tab "classic" instead of grouping windows by application.
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Keyboard Key Mapping for Emacs: Evil Mode and Rearranging Alt, Ctrl and Win Keys

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Ctrl keys are important and possibly most frequently used in Emacs. However, it is painful on today’s common PC keyboards since Ctrl keys are usually in the corner of the keyboard main area. Why the key mappings in Emacs are designed like this? After it was designed, Emacs was commonly on the Lisp Machine keyboards
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Improving Fedora Font Rendering with Open Software and Fonts Only

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It is continuously discussed that some Fedora users do not like the font rendering in Fedora Linux and there are solutions to improve the font rendering with potentially non-free or non-licensed software/fonts. However, with only the open source fonts and software and little tricks, the font rendering on Fedora can be quite good. In this
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Customizing Fonts in Gnome 3

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Gnome 3 is great and I can understand that it emphasizes on simplicity. However, the configuration settings for Gnome 3 does not provide tools for certain functions that I need. One of them is customizing the fonts. This post will summarize the tools/tips that I adopted to customize the fonts in Gnome 3. Usually, the
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Infrastructure Software For Fedora

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Fedora is a popular distro supported by the RedHat Corporation. This article recommends you some infrastructure software and how to install them in details. Minimize and Maximize window 1, Install software gnome-tweak-tool # yum install gnome-tweak-tool 2, Start gnome-tweak-tool and set minimizing and maximizing functions as follows. Actually, gnome-tweak-tool has more functions than what I
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How to Install ATI fglrx Driver on Fedora Linux

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Update on Nov. 18, 2012: ATI fglrx driver works well on Fedora 17 with GNOME 3 Shell. Should work well with later releases. Great driver, ATI! Update on Nov. 29, 2011: ATI fglrx driver works on Fedora 16 with GNOME 3 Shell with Catalyst driver 11.11 (xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-11.11). Update on Oct. 9, 2011: GNOME 3 shell
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How To Enable GNOME Classic Mode in Fedora / CentOS / RHEL Linux

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GNOME 3.8 introduces the classic mode: Classic mode is a new feature for those people who prefer a more traditional desktop experience. Built entirely from GNOME 3 technologies, it adds a number of features such as an application menu, a places menu and a window switcher along the bottom of the screen. Each of these
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Fedora 中文字体设置

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Fedora 一直有中文字体难看的问题, 尤其是在英文环境中. 使用本文中的配置方法可以得到令人满意的中文效果. 此方案中使用字体都为开源且在Fedora源中自带. 此方案对 Fedora 9 – 20 有效. 对于后续版本支持我会确认并更新此文章. 此方案对Gnome, KDE都有效. Firefox 中也有中文难看的问题, 后面会提到. 快速配置方法 如果你想马上配置好,请使用如下命令。此方法测试使用效果良好。 # yum install cjkuni-ukai-fonts cjkuni-uming-fonts # wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/zma/config_files/master/others/local.conf \ -O /etc/fonts/local.conf 相关英文字体配置可以参考:Improving Fedora Font Rendering with Open Software and Fonts Only. Fedora 系统中文字体的配置方案 使用uming和ukai字体,即AR PL UMing CN等. 中文字体和等宽字体效果如图所示(点击看大图, Firefox 中文字体设置在后面会提到). 方法如下: 安装字体 首先安装这两个字体: cjkuni-ukai-fonts cjkuni-uming-fonts (在Fedora
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