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Ubuntu Crash / Crazy Colors

yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04 via USB, and after logging into my account, the screen freezes and shows some colors like these http://i.stack.imgur.com/Xmbo7.jpg Sometimes if I enter in Guest ...
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How to change color in gtk theme?

After upgrading from saucy to Trusty my favourite app ghex has become ugly (and some other apps too) The border color has become absolutely black (#000000). I want to set another color, but where? I ...
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Why do konsole and kate have different menubar color than other apps?

Here are some screenshots: I am using Kubuntu 14.04.
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Reducing colour depth to 16 bit without losing panels and launcher

Earlier today, I had help solving a problem in this thread where creating an xorg.conf file, with colour depth reduced to 16 bit in my 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 had caused my panels and launcher to go MIA, ...
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How to display line numbers with pygmentize

I often use the command pygmentize filename.py to show color source files with code formatting. This works like a charm. I now also want to show line numbers like cat -n filename.py does. I read ...
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Git prompt won't colorize

I want my git prompt in bash to colorize (green for clean repos, red for dirty repos). Right now, it shows plain white text no matter the git state of my cwd/repo. ...
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Ubuntu Terminal Colors Not Showing Even With Dircolor

1;35:*.ogx=01;35:*.aac=00;36:*.au=00;36:*.flac=00;36:*.mid=00;36:*.midi=00;36:*.mka=00;36:*.mp3=00;36:*.mpc=00;36:*.ogg=00;36:*.ra=00;36:*.wav=00;36:*.axa=00;36:*.oga=00;36:*.spx=00;36:*.xspf=00;36:'; ...
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Why are the colors different in vi at the console vs in a Windows telnet session

I noticed that when I use vi at the console, the code highlighting looks good and is nice and easy to read. When I edit the same file via a telnet session, the colors are all low-intensity and it's ...
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Change KDE Task Switcher thumbnail selected color

I'd like to change the color of the selected item in KDE task switcher, since I find it really hard to see. Though I have not been able to find out how to do it through system Settings. Here is a pic ...
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Intel Graphics Control Panel alternative for Ubuntu?

Coming from a Windows 7 on a laptop with an integrated graphics card (Intel HD 3000 I think) as well as an Nvidia GT540M, I was accustomed to being able to change things like saturation and gamma of ...
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How to set display ICC profile in Kubuntu?

How to set ICC profile for display in Kubuntu? In System Settings - Color I can add .icc file to the device, set the checkbox. But the device does not actually use the profile. There is no apply ...
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Getting color names from color picker

I am partially red-green color blind and would like to use a color picker to tell me what color things on my screen are. I recognize that utilities exist, such as gpick, grabc, gcolor2 that provide me ...
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Is there a pdf reader allowing me to change background color of (arXiv) pdfs?

Its quite common that one wishes or has to read lots of PDF files which are intended to be printed, but since one would read them only once, and one wishes to save some trees, one reads them on ...
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Colour Depth with AndroVM and VirtualBox on Ubuntu

I am running a VirtualBox with AndroVM and am feeling a bit out of my depth. It seems that the virtual screen is running at 16bit rather than 32bit. All the searching I have done points to Guest ...
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How do I change the color for directories with ls in the console?

On my console the color for directories is such a blue, that it is hard to read on a dark background. How can I change the color definitions for ls? After trying something, I wonder how to just ...
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TIFF image colors looks different when viewed on Ubuntu

I recently developed a RAW image with Lightroom (on Windows) and exported it as a TIFF image. When I view that image on Ubuntu 13.10 (same computer, same monitor) the colors look different from how I ...
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My HP LaserJet 2550L prints in color only now!

I have had an HP LaserJet 2550L for a long time now. Since I upgraded to 13.10, I cannot print in black and white anymore. Before, the driver would give me an option in the Print dialog. Although I ...
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Turn off colour while using script(1)

Is there a way to turn off colour while using script(1)? My script file is being filled with unnecessary information regarding colours from commands such as ls. This information is only visible when ...
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Strange colors in Ubuntu (green tint, 14.04 LTS)

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R 5737 with an Intel Haswell Core i5 4200U, and an AMD Radeon HD8870 graphics card (switchable). When installing Ubuntu (after checking disk for errors) and choosing "Try ...
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Colors are in a mess in ubuntu

When booting ubuntu live CD screen colors are all messed up, so any text is hardly readable. Happens with Fedora, *Ubuntu, Mint and others but not DEBIAN. ACER Z5710 NVidia G210M Last Ubuntu I can ...
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How to change theme colors?

I have searched the web and cannot find an easy way to change the brown/orange colors to something like greens. Are there tools/tips to change the theme colors?
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How can I calibrate colors?

In System Settings -> Colors there is color panel but "calibrate" button is grey and I am unable to calibrate it by myself. Anyone can help?
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How can Ubuntu be made grayscale? [duplicate]

I'd like to make everything grayscale. The utility xcalib can be used to invert the colours displayed (every colour displayed is changed to its compliment) using the following command: xcalib -i -a ...
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Edit an ICC profile

My laptop monitor is currently set up with an existing ICC profile, however, the color temperature is somewhat annoying at the default 6400K value. After some testing I found out, that 6000K is quite ...
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How do sensors-indicator colors work?

I have been using lm-sensors for a while now, and decided to try sensors-indicator not to enter the command manually on Terminal each time I want to take a quick look at my laptop's temperature. My ...
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How do I change the font colours for grub?

I managed to change the background on the boot screen and now I need to set the font colours to something I can read. I've been lurking around the Ubuntu Forums and the Ask site and I've also tried ...
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Customize gedit color theme as python idle

class Player(): My gedit used python idle theme so when i type this piece, 'class' show orange but 'Player' is black. so if i want change classname or function name's color into blue, what should i ...
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Change background and foreground color of special windows

I'm customizing my Xubuntu theme. With GNOME Color Chooser I can change most of the default option regarding the colours of windows background. But seems that for some special widows like Volume ...
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How do I change the color of desktop icon text

Gnome-shell's desktop is unusable with any light colored wallpaper as the icon names (also white) are unreadable. There doesn't seem to be anyway to change their color, changing various themes ...
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How do I calibrate colors without extra hardware, like dccw.exe on Windows?

Colors on my monitor are too yellow. On Windows 7, there is the color calibration tool accessible from the Control Panel, or as dccw.exe. I'd like to calibrate color without extra spectrometers ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 sometimes crashes and has colors messed up each time I restart my notebook due to AMD Radeon HD 8850m video card drivers bug? [closed]

I am a somewhat inexperienced Ubuntu user, so don't be too harsh on me: I've been trying to solve this issue for a while, thus any help I get will be extremely appreciated. I've just acquired a Dell ...
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Change font color on boot

My question is how to change the font color when ubuntu boots up(not GRUB!). I want a font color to be #00ff00(green) on a screen like this one: http://oi43.tinypic.com/2h4bwxd.jpg . Thanx in ...
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Bumblebee with nvidia has wierd colors - Lenovo Y410P

When i run optirun -c yuv glmark2 it renders a wierd horse instead of the normal one, and it is off to the side. http://i.stack.imgur.com/PfYe8.png instead of ...
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Modify Indicator Appearence

I've found a theme that I really like (Flatstudio for anyone interested), but there is only one minor thing that works not as expected: if you look at the screenshot at the indicator-messaging ...
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Can't get the right colors in gnome terminal

I want to use a base16 colorscheme from here. The steps I followed: cloned the repo ran the scripts changed the terminal profile to base16-default (which did change the colors) This is the result ...
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Can `cat` show files using code markup in colors?

Sometimes I quickly want to view the contents of a file from the command line. For this I of course use cat, but it is often source files in Python, Java or simple HTML. For these files it would be ...
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gedit terminal palette issues, again

I'm on ubuntu 12.04/precise with GNOME 3.4.2, running an XFCE 4.8 desktop. I have gedit 3.4.1 with terminal plugin 3.3.4. I'm trying to set my colour scheme to 'solarized dark'. In the screenshot ...
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Independence between sudo and the instruction it receives as an argument

I don't understand why the directory dir1 isn't shown with the same colour. Although this may look unimportant, it seems to me that this is a violation of the so oftenly mentioned principle of ...
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All photos open in pink-black (combination) color in my Ubuntu [closed]

When I click on any photo (any image file formats) (stored in my computer) to view, it doesn't open with original colour. The photo opens with combination of pink-black colour. Mostly pink colour is ...
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How to make dual monitors output the same color?

I have two monitors of different models connected to one video adapter. The color of output is very different. Is there a way that somehow I could get an ICC for one monitor based on the other? For ...
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Inverted desktop colors in ubuntu 12.04 after installation

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 in my old Sony Vaio PCG-XG29 laptop i found that the colors on my desktop (LXDE) were mixed up: The Red signal is being sent as Blue. The Green signal is being sent as ...
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Xresources not doing anything in 13.10

I'm trying to understand the capabilities of .Xresources yet I cannot get it do do even the most simple of configurations. For instance, I want to be able to change the background color of my ...
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Bold colors not matching text

On Ubuntu 13.10 I have my terminal profile preference checked to have bold color Same as text color. Yet when I run a script to check my colors I get the following output: This is really throwing ...
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Why aren't my bold colors displaying properly?

I am trying to get solarized to work in the gnome-terminal, tmux, and vim. It has been a chore. Just when I thought I had them set up properly I noticed that my bold font colors aren't displaying ...
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Explain: eval `dircolors /path/to/dircolorsdb`

Would someone be able to explain to me what this line does. I understand that eval creates a command by concatenating arguments. I also understand that the the text will execute because they are ...
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Why does gnome-terminal $TERM display xterm

I'm trying to get the solarized color scheme in my terminal and am working through some tutorials online. I have run across the $TERM environment variable that from my understanding is the current ...
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Special characters in /etc/issue

For some reason the color escape characters in my /etc/issue file are not working. They're being displayed as text: Here is the content of the file: ^[[1;31mUbuntu^[[0m And it outputs the exact ...
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Other backgrounds for tty Concoles?

I have in ~/.bashrc: if [ "$TERM" = "linux" ]; then echo -en "\e]P0232323" #black echo -en "\e]P82B2B2B" #darkgrey echo -en "\e]P1D75F5F" #darkred echo -en "\e]P9E33636" #red echo ...
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Change Skype's colors to black

I'm curious if there is a way in Ubuntu that I can change Skype's theme to black. I've been looking all over the internet until I finally found this operating system, and I may just download and use ...
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How to FULLY change the color of the terminal prompt

I've changed ~/.bashrc file of root and my own account. The problem is (maybe because of my encypted home directory): when I log in to my normal account: no color, when I log in as root: color! But ...