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Ubuntu doesn't load, can't even open a terminal to type commands, even after boot repair

When I start Ubuntu I only get my desktop picture and am unable to open a terminal to type any commands. When I try a Guest session all I get is a red Ubuntu backdrop, nothing else. I tried boot ...
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How to open the terminal with specific command already run? Best at Unity Launcher! [duplicate]

I know how to add a command to the Unity Launcher, but don't know how to have automatically opened terminal for the command. Especially needed when sudo command needs password or command result ...
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1answer
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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 can I start a script in a minimised Gnome Terminal?

I can start a command in a new Gnome Terminal as follows: nohup gnome-terminal --window-with-profile=Background --command ls >/dev/null 2>&1& (Based on ...
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1answer
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No interface in Ubuntu on Parallels

I'm a complete n00b to Ubuntu. I recently installed Ubuntu in the Parallels virtual machine (version 9) on OS X Mavericks. It was working fine for a while. Then it asked me if I wanted to update the ...
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How to create a launcher to execute a terminal command?

for example, this terminal command: ping www.google.com so my question is how can I create a launcher in my desktop can do this command, so there is no longer needs to open terminal every time and ...
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Launcher for programs which need multiple commands to run

I already installed a program called CadFeko, and I can run it from terminal. To run the program, first I have to run this command . /opt/feko/6.3/bin/initfeko Then I can call the program by ...
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1answer
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How to give a quicklauncher or shortcut administration privilege?

I have a quicklauncher in a plasma widget (which is the same as a shortcut) which runs a command which needs administration privilege. I use the quicklauncher frequently and do not want to type root ...
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Create launcher shortcut for RDesktop

I am trying to create a 'shortcut' that I can pin to my launcher in Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS that will lauch an RDesktop session. It works fine from the command line thus: rdesktop -u UserName -d Domain ...
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How to start a program without interrupting my current session?

I'am working on some code or document and I need an additional program like IntellJ e.g. How can I start this program in the background without popping up and interrupting me on my work? Often I start ...
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1answer
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Trying to issue a command through a Launcher

So I am attempting to get a one click minecraft server. I have all the code, and all the programs, but cannot for the life of me work out why this won't work. So I have a launcher with this as the ...
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How to simulate an “application launch” (executing a .desktop file) from a script? [duplicate]

This question relates back to separating the Tor Browser from Firefox in the Unity launcher (I assume it applies to other DE's as well). The original question is here. As part of my proposed solution ...
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1answer
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Removing Applications Menu Listing with CLI command

I am trying to make an application installer item in the menu. Where once you click on it, it executes the command to install the program. I can use apt-get for this and a custom launcher. However, ...
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Ubuntu is in command mode how to turn on the GUI mode again?

I have HP Probook 4540s with Radeon graphic card, I downloaded drivers from This site and installed those after reboot I couldnt see my launcher and toolbar but yes i could use few shortkeys, I looked ...
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1answer
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Terminal doesn't show up in the launcher [closed]

Note: This question: Terminal does not appear in launcher is very similar, but it was for 12.04. Will those answers still work in 13.04? I recently reinstalled Ubuntu and I was updating/installing my ...
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How to find program commands & Hardsubs on “Hand Brake” [duplicate]

I'm a newbie on ubuntu bare with me plz. Been using ubuntu for a few weeks now everything is working fine and im getting better and more familliar as I go but in the past I have been able to guess ...
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244 views

How to find launcher command?

I set a Launcher on the side of my Ubuntu Desktop a long time ago and I included a couple flags (I think that's what they are called) and I would like to run the same program from the terminal using ...
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How to add Android Studio to the launcher?

I'm trying to install the android studio so that I can launch it from a launcher instead of via terminal. Can someone give specific instructions please? I think this is something to do with the ...
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How can I run a software package I installed called 'openscam'?

I installed a software called 'openscam' but I cannot find its launcher. It's installer is a .deb file, after I clicked in it, Ubuntu Software Center installed the software, and finished it, but I ...
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1answer
608 views

How to run a command with one click, preferably from unity's launcher

I'd like to run this command without having to open up terminal every time. sudo openvpn --config /home/ubuntu/Documents/vpnbook/vpnbook-euro2-udp25000.ovpn --auth-user-pass ...
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1answer
287 views

Unity progress bar for gnome-terminal?

One of my favorite features of unity is the progress bar the launcher overlays on the icons for various programs like the file manager, or firefox. Gnome-terminal does not have a progress bar. What do ...
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1answer
259 views

How to open a desktop shortcut from commandline

I created a eclipse.desktop and locked it to unity launcherd , when I double click on it on desktop, the eclipse was launched just like launching from unity launcher. But if I start it from command ...
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1answer
860 views

Installed application as root, unable to use by other user

I have installed a program as per the read-me file available with the same, i.e. --How to Install---------------------- * You need login as root * 1. Run "tar jxvf linux_install.tar.bz2" 2. Run ...
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1answer
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Terminal command script launcher

I am trying to create a desktop shortcut or script that will automate terminal command input for me to open a program. cd /Downloads cd /GrooveNet-master cd /project cd /bin ./groovenet Once ...
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1answer
638 views

Desktop launcher for terminal apps

I have software to run opensim, it requires the terminal window to start, run and shut down. I have 3 instances of it running in 3 terminal windows, with mysql for the 3 databases. Normally to start ...
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2answers
258 views

How to add information indicators to a Launcher icon from a script?

Some applications place informational text over their icons in the Launcher. For example, Thunderbird shows the unread message count, and Update Manager shows the number of updates available and a ...
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What's the command to open the Unity Dash?

I would like to know the command (from the Terminal) which opens the Unity dash, the reason being I want to create a desktop icon that starts the dash instead of the 'Windows Key' for keyboard-free ...
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1answer
254 views

Home directory paths in Unity Launcher

I am trying to have a relative path to my home directory in my launcher script. Example (working): Exec=terminator -x /home/patrick/Dropbox/System/Scripts/belzebub2hanibal.sh Example (not ...
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1answer
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How to properly modify the sudoers file to create a launcher in order to shutdown the system?

I did it adding the following line, but doesn't work (at least in my case): username ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:/sbin/shutdown -h now then making a launcher in the desktop with the following instruction: ...
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1answer
389 views

Making a launcher for a command

How to execute a command just by clicking a shortcut on the desktop. I'm still very new to linux, this would help alot. Like for example I want to run steam.exe without no dwrite, so the command is ...
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2answers
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How do I change the launcher commands?

I'd like to change the behaviour of the launcher, so that if I click on the firefox icon, it runs the command $ optirun firefox Does anyone know how to change it? Thank you
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3answers
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Launch an application in Windows from the Ubuntu desktop

I'd like a write a shell script in Ubuntu that does the following: Boot up a Windows 7 guest OS in Virtualbox, if it isn't running already. Run a shell script in Windows, where the shell script is ...
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336 views

Application starts as Terminal but not as a Desktop entry

I just installed SQL Anywhere 12 and can start Sybase Central from the terminal with the command line below without errors: /opt/sqlanywhere12/bin32/scjview However, when I try to start it from a ...
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How do I enable and disable the Unity 3d launcher's auto hide setting with the terminal? (12.04) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shortcut to change Launcher 'Hide' setting Question says it all. I'm looking to make quick toggling icon basically.
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1answer
164 views

What Terminal command would I use to launch a Java Executable?

I know I can just double click it and it will run, but i want something I don't need my desktop for, and can put it in the sidebar. I have a command, but creating a launcher isn't working. Thanks, ...
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Saving SSH shell links in launcher like putty

I mean how can I bookmark a ssh root@ip command in the launcher so when I click on the icon and a shell is prompt to me asking credentials for the connection to the server shell?
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How do I make a terminal quicklist to open a terminal window with a new profile?

I've seen this answer and this one. I think I've done what they say to do, but I'm still having trouble. I've copied /usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop to ~/.local/share/applications/. I ...
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2answers
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Different action for unity launcher icon depending on action?

I'm making a launcher that when clicked will open up a chromium window with tabs for Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, but I'd also like to drag and drop documents into the launcher icon and ...
2
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1answer
395 views

Terminal: Open multiple profiles in tabs

I have terminal connections to various systems available from the Terminal if I use File->Tab->(system name). Sometimes I want to open a certain set of systems in tabs. Is there a command I can use ...
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With a launcher for a terminal application, how can I keep the terminal open after the program is complete?

I have a terminal command I run from an application launcher. This works great, however sometimes the command fails, so I'd like for the terminal to stay open so I can see the results. How can I do ...