Tag Archives: GNOME

Installing GNOME2 on Debian (Lenny)

Bit of a blast from the past this one, but having upgraded the disks in my ancient AlphaServer I needed to reinstall Debian (lenny), and thought I’d take the opportunity to record which packages were required for a reasonably minimal … Continue reading

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GNOME 3 Customizing the login screen

Modifying the look and feel of the GNOME 3 login screen seems like it is a lot harder than it should be, not least because the way these settings are stored seems to have changed at least twice since the … Continue reading

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Minimal GNOME 3 Install on Debian (jessie)

I thought it was time to sit down and see if I could work out how do a minimal installation of GNOME 3. It is not secret that it isn’t my favorite desktop but I’d thought I’d give it another … Continue reading

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Enable Shutdown and Restart for Remote Sessions

If you are connecting to an X Window session on one machine remotly from another machine running X Windows then by default you will not be able to shut down or reboot the system from the login screen, and will … Continue reading

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Installing GNOME3

The GNOME desktop environment runs on top of the X Window System and is available in most Linux distributions usually as the default desktop environment or an option. The latest version GNOME3 represents a rather marked shift away from the … Continue reading

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Remote Desktop using X Windows

A few weeks ago I posted an ‘interesting’ picture showing that is was possible to access the desktop on one machine from another – and then access another machine from the second and so on.

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