New Install – Gnome Settings


  • Show Pop Up Banners: off

Screen Lock

  • Lock screen after blank for: 5 minutes


  • Automatically purge Temporary Files: on
  • Purge After:  5 days

Gnome dbus – gnome notification panel integration

weird, i just loaded gnote and the notification panel thingy just started working on its own. it didn’t before…

qdbus org.freedesktop.DBus /org/freedesktop/DBus org.freedesktop.DBus.StartServiceByName org.gnome.Gnote 0

qdbus org.gnome.Gnote /org/gnome/Gnote/RemoteControl org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable.Introspect

Centos 7 system-config-printer

The older gui with more config options, including edit installed printers


Transfer gnotes to another user

gnote transfers fully with the following two directories:

  • ~/.config/gnote
  • ~/local/share/gnote

if .conifg/gnote/manifest.xml is missing, gnote will, presumably, rebuild it. The gnote system will be out of sync if the data in .local/share/gnote is copied in but an old manifest file persists in the .config/gnote/manifest.

rebuilding the manifest file will take some time.

==> copy and keep in sync both directories for smooth transport


gnome shell browser integration


yum install gnome-shell-browser

This shows up on about:addons as “Gnome Shell Integration”

There may also be an extension, by the same name. It needs to be disabled/removed

Going to without this setup correctly will display a message about not being able to connect to a disconnected port OR there will be an invitation to “install an integration package”.

Selecting the integration package installs the rpm listed above AND also the “Gnome Shell Integration”  extension which then needs to be removed or disabled.



NetworkManager dnsmasq Setup (Centos 7)

(name could be anything):




Setup Network Bridge Using NetworkManager (Centos 7)

After creating the bridge in NetworkManager, add the following to the ifcfg-eth-xxx for the actual adapter chosen in NetworkManager:


Then restart NetworkManager. May take a bit of time to DHCP the bridge.

With this setup, the ethernet adapter will not configure any IP address, so no changes are needed for that.