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Gnome Desktop All in One Guide for Kali Linux

Introduction to Gnome:

GNOME is a free and open-source desktop environment for Unix-like operating systems. GNOME was originally an acronym for GNU Network Object Model Environment, but the acronym was dropped because it no longer reflected the vision of the GNOME project.

This all in one guide contain the following contents.

Content:

  • Install
  • Update
  • Reset
  • Delete
  • Switch Desktop environment in Lock Screen
  • How to add icon in Gnome Desktop

Install Gnome:

Open a terminal and run the following command.

mk007@linuxlia:~$ sudo tasksel

Tasksel is a file manager for desktop evironments.

Here choose the environments which you want.

Use Arrow keys for up and down, space key for choosing. After choosing the environments hit enter key for downloading it.

Remove Gnome Desktop:

Follow the same steps. In tasksel manager deselect the environments which you want to delete.

Update Gnome Desktop:

If you want to update your gnome. Then no need for updating  it separately. During updating your system all the gnome packages are automatically updated. So you only need to update your system to recent version.

Open a terminal and run the following commands for updating your system,

mk007@linuxlia:~$ sudo apt-get update
mk007@linuxlia:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

How to Reset Gnome Desktop:

If you want to reset your gnome desktop, then open a terminal and run the following commands for doing this.

mk007@linuxlia:~$ sudo dconf reset -f /org/gnome/

Switch Environments in Lock Screen:

Kali Linux 2021.1, contains more features. In this features list, this one impress me. That is switching desktop environments in lock screen. From now on no need for running commands for switching desktop environments.

In lock screen’s right side bottom, settings shaped icon was added now. Here choose the environment which you want  and enjoy.

How to add icon:

In gnome desktop there is no inbuilt option for adding icons. So you want to add gnome extensions for adding icons.

Read this post for full instructions.

Conclusion:

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How to Add Icons to Gnome Desktop in Kali Linux

Gnome Extension for Desktop Icon

Hi Geeks,

This post was prepared for show you how to add icons to gnome desktop in Kali Linux. In gnome desktop there is no inbuilt option for adding icons. So you want to add gnome extensions for adding icons to the desktop.

Gnome Extensions:

GNOME Shell Extensions is a collection of extensions providing additional and optional functionality to GNOME Shell.

Content:

  • Download and Add Gnome extensions in your browser.
  • Install Desktop icon Extension.

Download and Add Gnome extensions:

Open a web browser in your system and go to gnome extensions official site. In this site one pop up was opened. Here click the ‘Click here to install Browser Extensions’.

again one popup was opened. Here click the ‘Continue to Installation’.

Now the extensions was started to installing.

Right now, the extensions was successfully installed.

Click ‘Add’ for adding the extensions to the browser.

Alright the extensions was successfully added to the Browser. Now refresh the page.

Now click the search bar and search ‘Desktop Icon’. 

Open the first one.

Click ‘ON’ for adding this extension to your desktop.

Finally the icons was successfully added to the desktop.

If you encountered by the following error,

During this method if you was encountered by the following error.

GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error

This error was occurred due to gnome panel. In XFCE4 Desktop during installing Tor, am doesn’t face any errors. In gnome’s new version the permission of the panel was completely changed. So you don’t have permission to add any third party icons to the panel. so you was failed to add plugin or icon to the panel.

Solution:

You have two ways to resolve this bug,

Read full post here.

Conclusion:

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Failed to add Plugin to the panel in Gnome Desktop

GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error

Hi Geeks,

This post was prepared for guide you how to resolve “Failed to add Plugin to the panel” error and how to add custom installed software icon in Gnome Desktop. The steps followed in this post is also similar to other Debian distributions.

Failed to add plugin to the panel
GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown:
The name org.xfce.Panel was not provided by any.sevice
files

Content:

  • Why this error occurs?
  • Solution

Why this error occurs ?

During installing Tor Browser in my Kali (Gnome Desktop), I was encountered by the following error.

  This error was occurred due to gnome panel. In XFCE4 Desktop during installing Tor, am doesn’t face any errors. In gnome’s new version the permission of the panel was completely changed. So you don’t have permission to add any third party icons to the panel. so you was failed to add plugin or icon to the panel.

Solution:

You have two ways to resolve this bug,

  • You want to change the permission of gnome panel.
  • Otherwise register your app in your system’s default application list.

Changing permission of gnome panel is difficult. So, I prefer second option.

Register your Application:

Open a terminal and switch the directory to where the file was located.

Now type the following command for registration,

mk007@linuxlia:~# ./start-tor-browser.desktop --register app

Finally the app was successfully registered to the Kali Linux default App list. Now the application have the permission to adding it’s icon to the panel. So, it start to execute with out any errors.

After the complete execution the icon was successfully added to the gnome panel.

Another method:

In gnome desktop there is no inbuilt option for adding icons. So you want to add gnome extensions for adding icons to the desktop.

Gnome Extensions:

GNOME Shell Extensions is a collection of extensions providing additional and optional functionality to GNOME Shell.

Content:

  • Download and Add Gnome extensions in your browser.
  • Install Desktop icon Extension.

Read the full post here.

Conclusion:

If you have any doubts about this post please leave a comment otherwise ping me in Instagram. Am ready to solve your doubts.