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How to open a GUI application and 'disconnect' it?

I can run Sublime, for example, in the background by typing sublime-text & The & puts it into the background so that I can continue to run commands in my terminal. Alternatively, I can run ...
0
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2answers
47 views

Does GUI have shell behind it like terminal?

In Unix, the text we type on terminal window is sent to shell as input. How about GUI and TUI? Does it have shell too that handles mouse clicks and keyboard?
2
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1answer
69 views

Switching between console and GUI in ubuntu

When in GUI mode, is there a CLI commands that kills the GUI and drops me into the console? When in CLI mode, is there a CLI command that drops me into the GUI? I found startx, but this drop me into ...
0
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1answer
91 views

How to change terminal theme / behavior?

Like Excel / .Net / Java can terminal also be a user friendly ? In current scenario it's single colour window single font and working with merely zero GUI, limited people who are aware about commands ...
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2answers
70 views

Command to run GUI Frontend for apt-get update

I want know, if there is any command to run apt-get update in GUI like in the picture following: All i want to do is to write a script which will update the software sources through this gui ...
0
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0answers
172 views

Ubuntu starting in terminal mode no GUI, even “startx” don't load GUI mode now?

Ubuntu 12.04 32bit Ubuntu stopped loading in gui mode just gives me a terminal mode. It use to work fine as normal but for some time it stopped loading in gui mode but will just load in like a ...
0
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1answer
48 views

Disable GUI and Go to Command Line Terminal

I am trying to temporarily disable the GUI in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I follow these instructions and type sudo stop lightdm it does disable to the GUI, but all that is left is a black screen without a ...
1
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1answer
33 views

upgrade ubuntu and also install layer of gui on it(on server version)

I have Ubuntu 10.04 and i want to upgrade it to 12.04. What do i do? I know from my friend that Ubuntu 10.04 server has been outdated, but I have only the 10.04 CD.I also got to know that the server ...
1
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1answer
43 views

Tried to disable GUI now neither GUI or TEXT loads

I am brand new to Ubuntu Server (or even having a server). I installed Ubuntu Server, installed a GUI using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop so that I can check for other software graphically. ...
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0answers
112 views

After i install ubuntu the gui doesnt load only command line

I installed ubuntu and it said it successfully installed. I restarted on it gives me an error saying " kvm: microcode failed " and then some file location and after that it loads the command line. I ...
5
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1answer
91 views

What is the power consumption difference between GUI and Shell?

I was wondering if there is any difference in power consumption between regular graphic interface mode and command line shell mode. And if it is what is the difference? Could I use Ubuntu on the ...
1
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2answers
335 views

Treat ssh terminal like it is local?

I'm trying to work on a computer remotely, but some of what I want to do involves calling GUI programs. I want them to open on the physical display of the remote laptop. Essentially my question is ...
0
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1answer
56 views

logout of CLI & reenter GUI

My video drivers are currently still in beta, so every now and then, the desktop environment malfunctions especially when (dis)connecting a second monitor. Thankfully, there is a way to restart the ...
2
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2answers
150 views

What is the user interface design of Ubuntu Server? [closed]

Can someone explain to me the GUI and CLI of Ubuntu Server?
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1answer
699 views

How to revert back to GUI as the default interface from CLI in Ubuntu desktop?

I was able to set up a text-only UI (CLI) by editing the file /etc/default/grub in Ubuntu 12.04 as per the instructions in: How do I disable X (GUI) at boot so that the system boots in CLI mode? using ...
0
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1answer
276 views

Make my Ubuntu, use more swap than RAM

So, I have 786 MB RAM with 1.6 GB Swap. I want to increase the usage of swap. In other words, i want my Ubuntu to use more Swap than My RAM. Please Tell me, how to do it
0
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1answer
149 views

How to make the command line / terminal mirror the GUI? [duplicate]

When using the GUI and making actions I think that users would like to see how those actions are being reflected in the terminal using command lines. I can imagine that there are different layers of ...
0
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0answers
161 views

Installed UBUNTU12.04 in Legacy, when changed to UEFI just runs the Terminal, not GUI

Well, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a Gateway NE 522 with Windows 8. First, I had to install it in Legacy mode, because in UEFI it would not run the bootable USB. In the Legacy mode it runs perfect. ...
1
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1answer
648 views

Install driver form command line

I recently did some stuff on my computer (installing various things) and now my computer does not have a GUI. I can log into my computer via command line and work only from the command line. I need ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite

I'm thinking of replacing Win 8 with ubuntu and I have booted from a flash drive, as well as trying from a dvd drive, selecting the try option instead of install. I get the ubuntu loading screen ...
1
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2answers
793 views

How to switch from GUI to CLI mode and terminate any GUI program?

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit. I need to perform some database benchmarks on my computer so I want to make it in strict terminal mode, without desktop. I know I can ctrl-alt-f1 to go to terminal ...
0
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0answers
27 views

Anything that converts GUI actions to commands to be sent to remote ubuntu via SSH? [duplicate]

Is there anything that would allow me to run a GUI on client side of SSH(ie on windows)& that would convert the GUI actions made to corresponding commands to be sent via SSH client(in my case ...
1
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1answer
400 views

Always boot to gui

I've got an old that sits and does some of the grunt work in the house. I've recently got it running 12.04 from 10.x, and everything seems to be working brilliantly. Unfortunately though, it only ...
1
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1answer
130 views

Multi-monitor setup, only terminal on one monitor

I currently have three monitors hooked up to my computer. I was just wondering if it is possible to have two monitors use the window manager - so, GUI - and have a single monitor not using the GUI but ...
1
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1answer
3k views

Xubuntu 13.04 boots to command line instead of GUI. How to get back GUI?

I have Xubuntu 13.04 on my desktop as a dual-boot system with XP. Installed it at first time two days ago and suddenly got this problem. Write my question from good old troubleproof Windows XP (long ...
0
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0answers
181 views

I tried to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 and GUI no longer works, my computer enters directly to CLI and claims an error when asked to startx

I have tried kwin --replace and startx, the former claims a fatal error the latter tries to initiate but fails after an error. I reinstalled kubuntu-desktop to no avail. My issue is similar to this ...
1
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1answer
111 views

How to open scripts from Second Life viewer into console vim

I want everything that has to do with text to be edited within console vim with tabs. My problem is that I can't open files in console vim from GUI, I can only open them in gvim. Does anyone know ...
1
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0answers
76 views

Is there a GUI for command-line tools and Drupal management?

I have a physically disabled sysadmin who wants a GUI for specifically installing and updating drupal which is the primary thing he will be doing. We have a working apache and drupal installation ...
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2answers
143 views

Why are these command prompts necessary? Or can I do most of these things from the GUI? [closed]

I tried Ubuntu in the past, and found it great, until I found out I needed arcane commands such as: wget https://launchpad.net/~upubuntu-com/+archive/gtk3/+files/win2-7_0.1_all.deb sudo dpkg -i ...
2
votes
2answers
496 views

FLV Metadata Editor GUI

Are there any programs for Ubuntu 13.04 that allow the user to edit the metadata of FLV videos? I would prefer a graphical user interface. Command-lines are fine if that is all that exists.
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9answers
17k views

System Monitoring Tools For Ubuntu

I am looking for System Monitoring tools which are GUI and Cli or Web Based which include Basic Functions such as CPU Usage Ram Usage Swap Usage Disk Usage ( Space / I/O ) Heat Monitoring I know ...
1
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2answers
1k views

No interface, no Terminal

I just rebooted my computer and have no interface (except my desktop background and desktop files), which means no unity and no notification bar. Also, Ctrl+Alt+T doesn't work. Ctrl+Alt+F1, does ...
18
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4answers
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CLI mounting vs. GUI mounting

On Ubuntu 12.10, when I want to mount a hard drive, I can just click on the unmounted drive and everything works fine (by mounting to /media/username/partitionlabel). Basically, I would like to do ...
4
votes
2answers
219 views

Developing GUI application for CLI Ubuntu Server

I need to be able to render my own GUI to the screen, but I'm not really sure how to do this considering I'm in a CLI environment. I don't want to install Ubuntu-desktop or anything, I don't need an ...
1
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1answer
787 views

Cant log in to gui ,X is broken

Note to others if you just want a summary of the problem skip down to summary. This first part is going to be slightly long and hopefully entertaining. As in, that is screwed up! but there might be ...
3
votes
1answer
6k views

Can't start unity from command line

For learning purposes, I'm trying to start my GUI (unity) on Ubuntu 12.04 from the command line. I've changed quiet splash in /etc/default/grub to text and I successfully booted into the command ...
3
votes
1answer
446 views

How do I use a text-only interface to log in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I boot to a command line interface instead of a GUI? I am running Ubuntu 12.10. When my computer boots, I want to log into my computer only using the CLI, not the ...
6
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1answer
196 views

Option for logging in with GUI or CLI

I am using a desktop with dual boot options Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm able to use both the systems very well. Is there any option/method so that instead of logging in to GUI directly, ...
0
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0answers
195 views

Help, can't login to Ubuntu

I installed metasploit the other day on my linux ssd as I'm trying to learn about security. I had been running windows while gaming, and when I went to run off the Linux ssd, it booted into a command ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

How to open a GUI app from Terminal without losing terminal input [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to clean launch a GUI app via the Terminal (so it doesn't wait for termination)? If I have a terminal open in X-window, I can start a GUI app from the terminal. ...
3
votes
4answers
26k views

Finding the ip address of another computer on the network?

Is there a program which can tell me the ip address of a computer when is connected to my network? A list of names or ip addresses. For example when my wife is on my main desktop computer I can ...
6
votes
1answer
820 views

How do I log into bash shell only?

On my home desktop I want to use Ubuntu Unity sometimes and just the bash shell (without any GUI) other times. Is it possible to set up a login option where I can choose between using the Unity GUI ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Where to learn GRUB commands?

First of all is the GRUB essential to have Ubuntu? If yes, where can I learn it's commands? It makes me dead when it stops booting Linux and displays dangerous prompts. And is there any good ...
2
votes
0answers
4k views

Lubuntu does not boot into GUI [closed]

I'm not sure what caused it, but suddenly I can't get Lubuntu to boot into the GUI. Instead I get a funky command line interface. Which is bad, because I've yet to learn more than a handfull of ...
0
votes
3answers
12k views

GUI for Ubuntu Server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get a GUI environment with Ubuntu Server? I'd like to do some work with Ubuntu Server software. I'm familiar with Ubuntu Linux and have a fair bit of experience ...
0
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2answers
440 views

How to find out console equivalents of Ubuntu System Settings GUI?

How do I in general find out, what the very nice "System Settings GUI" in Ubuntu (say 12.04) does and how to replicate the changes in command line? Many people ask questions like "how to change the ...
14
votes
3answers
137k views

How to start GUI from command line?

I've installed the following version of ubuntu om my machine. ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso But when I switch on the computer, I get command line. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS COMP-1245 tty1 Once I ...
0
votes
1answer
182 views

Running the bare minimal processes in Ubuntu

I was wondering if there was a why to add to my shell script ,for running Minecraft, that will shutdown everything that isn't needed to keep the system running. Only the Minecraft process and for it ...
0
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2answers
5k views

Ubuntu boots to terminal on start up

For a long time I've been unable to get updates due to a "repositories not found" error. Yesterday someone fixed this for me but after installing 94 days worth of updates my system wanted to restart. ...
3
votes
3answers
557 views

How can I turn my desktop Ubuntu 8.04 into a command line only install?

The question says it all really. I had a problem with the 8.04 alternative install .iso (which after some research is a well known bug) so I had to install the full desktop version. I know I can ...