In my day to day work I come across a lot of tasks that I actually
"hate" to be honest. Most of these tasks consist of things that are
repetitive and take up a lot of time. A co-worker of mine once told me,
"if you have to do a task more than once, automate it!". This is one
piece of advice that intrigued me.
Gnome-schedule is a graphical user interface that leverages the power of vixie-cron, dcron and at to manage your crontab file and provide an easy way to schedule tasks on your computer. It supports recurrent (periodical) tasks and tasks that happen only once in the future.
Is there solution using a utility or folder shortcuts that would keep the active desktop wallpaper/background the same in KDE and Gnome/Unity. (Changing the background in one desktop would also change the other desktop's wallpaper)
I use both desktops because they both serve me better for different tasks, and i'd like to match LightDM login background for KDE as well.
Yesterday all good. Today I login in and I get little task windows that when I enlarge them are blank but have a title bar of "slab". I think those are somehow connected to the gnome-panel which is now gone from my desktop. I finally killed the respawning slab tasks with
I am a student at DeVry University, newly introduced to Fedora and Linux in general, and have a project whereby, we have been asked to consider some administrative tasks that we could automate via a script.
I was wondering if there were any thoughts or directives from the community on what admin tasks you guys find to be of inestimable use in automating via a Linux script.
I have just installed opensuse 11.2 and am using the gnome desktop environment. I just can't get it to change wallpapers. I select a wallpaper in the list, and nothing happens. I download a wallpaper and add it to the backgrounds. select it. nothing happens. I don't particularly like the default wallpaper and I hate to abandon the whole OS just because of this, but it's irritating.
I'm writing a Bash script for wallpaper clocks which works fine on the command line but needs to be run every minute from a crontab entry so the time gets changed on the wallpaper (the wallpaper gets rebuilt every minute so the current weekday, date, month, hour, and minute become part of the wallpaper).
The script changes the wallpaper like this, depending on which version of Gnome is runni