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Cannot login through the command line

I have only been using Ubuntu for about three weeks so do not be surprised if you lose me trying to explain something, I will try my best to be as detailed when needed though. Anyways, Unity right ...
1
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1answer
126 views

How can I repair unity from terminal while on a WiFi that requires me to login through a web browser?

I was trying to reinstall unity-lens-applications but couldn't remember the name. I typed unity- and pressed tab to see the options. Instead of using the down key I just held enter to scroll through ...
0
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1answer
44 views

Automate two commands in sequence on login (Killing Nemo)

In a June4 reply on an askubuntu post regarding When Cinnamon is installed, Unity desktop “smears” (doesn't refresh) and shows no wallpaper madrang wrote that: There is no need to purge cinnamon. ...
2
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1answer
25 views

How to get the package versions corresponding to Unity 7 launcher applications?

I'd like to know the Ubuntu package version of all applications locked into my Unity (7) Launcher from the command line. The command should return a list of packages names and their versions, ...
0
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0answers
31 views

I want to get current path when I open terminal in current folder in Unity

I have installed the nautilus-open-terminal, so I have "Open in Terminal" line in the context menu, but in terminal is always path to the home folder. I want it to be like in KDE: in some folder > ...
2
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1answer
40 views

Find out which desktop environment is used via shell?

Is there a way to find out the current desktop environment (Gnome 3 / Unity / KDE / Gnome Session Flashback) is currently used via the shell?
1
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0answers
19 views

Is there a command to get the location of a file which I have clicked and am dragging?

I want to be able to drag a file to the edge of the screen, and a command that gets the location of the file I'm holding. I know how to get it to run the command when at the edge, I just don't know ...
1
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0answers
28 views

set up windows on a workspace

I'd like to set up a command that can restore all of my windows after a reboot. I typically have a set of windows per workspace (multiple monitors) for a particular task. After I reboot (which is ...
3
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1answer
413 views

What is the terminal command for launching a web app?

In Ubuntu 14.04, We know all Web apps run in ubuntu-made browser instead of firefox. I would like Gmail and some other services Webapps (in the ubuntu made browser) to launch in the startup. To do ...
6
votes
2answers
430 views

How can I lock the screen using the new lockscreen from the command line?

Ubuntu 14.04 introduces a new lockscreen that looks similar to the login screen. I am still able to lock the screen using the command gnome-screensaver-command --lock (as I always did before), ...
0
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0answers
60 views

Missing menu bar

I have recently upgraded to ubuntu 14.10. I can't see the the side or top pane in my administrator account. Moreover i can't access the terminal with the Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut. Please advise on how to ...
0
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2answers
110 views

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 ...
2
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0answers
68 views

How can I suspend the way that ubuntu does?

I would like a command I could map to a button or execute within my network. So far I know the command sudo pm-suspend but I could not make pmi action suspend work on either 12.04 nor 14.04 : Error ...
17
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2answers
750 views

How to change number of workspaces from command line?

I'd like to change org.compiz.profiles.unity.plugins.core -> hsize and -> vsize from command line. I thought I could use gsettings set org.compiz.profiles.unity.plugins.core vsize 4 but then ...
1
vote
1answer
482 views

How to add “open with custom command” option in right click menu of Nautilus

Sometimes while going to open a file from Nautilus I do not find the intended application in "open with" menu on right click. Or the desired application remains hidden in a long list of applications. ...
0
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1answer
80 views

“System is running in low-graphics mode” error [duplicate]

I am very new to working with Ubuntu and working with command line input. Last night I tried to install Netflix desktop app which required wine-compholio, wine-browser-installer and lib(I forget the ...
0
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0answers
21 views

How do I make a file default opened by the terminal on double click? [duplicate]

This is my file, which I saved as eclipse-start.sh https://gist.github.com/Meai1/d02bc20836f97f6ecb3e I also made it executable. But it always starts in gedit??
2
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0answers
19 views

No Icons or menubars visible in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I'm unable to see any icons or menubars on my desktop. However, I am able to open up the file/folder explorer by inserting a USB, which opens up the explorer and let's me open applications and files ...
1
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2answers
377 views

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 ...
0
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2answers
78 views

Everything is missing! [duplicate]

I've installed some not very good software. And now terminal is missing. Doing Ctrl + Alt + T does nothing. No left or top bar. There is nothing but the desktop. That's all. Software center is also ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

Where can I find introductory material for using the command line? [duplicate]

I've been very interested in Linux for a while now and Finally decided to install Ubuntu on my machine. I was wondering is there any sites or PDFs links were I could get an intro into running ...
1
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0answers
100 views

Missing Unity Desktop /w SLiM Login Manager

Not too long ago I installed SLiM (Simple Login Manager) as my Login Manager for Ubuntu 13.04 just to give it a try out to replace the default Ubuntu Login Manager. After getting SLiM successfully ...
1
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1answer
57 views

How do I switch desktop session users from a shell script?

I've got 2 users, foo and bar. Currently if I'm logged in as foo, I can select bar from the menu in the top-right of Unity, and since bar has no password set, I switch straight to bar. However, I ...
1
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0answers
29 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
95 views

How do I start the Privacy and Activity Manager from command line?

This is the "Security & Privacy" dialogue in System Settings.
1
vote
1answer
35 views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
455 views

How to use put command in tftp

How to use put command in tftp to send file to server host in that articular directory remotely ,
2
votes
2answers
664 views

Use a terminal as desktop background instead of the wallpaper

I have come to a conclusion that all my needs from nautilus are satisfied with the terminal and last file manager. It also dismisses the need for multiple nautilus instances, which makes mess when I ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Unity error: No default decoration found, placement will not be correct [closed]

After typing unity in the terminal to reset my top task bar, it loads correctly, but I get this stacktrace in the terminal: WARN 2013-10-26 19:36:49 unity.glib.dbus.server GLibDBusServer.cpp:586 ...
0
votes
1answer
372 views

No menu bar, start button nor Terminal

I have been using Ubuntu 13.04 for a few months now. But suddenly, I couldn't launch Terminal from the start or keyboard shortcut. I tried rebooting, but now I cannot see the Menu bar and Start ...
0
votes
2answers
322 views

Add command to lauch a new application from terminal [duplicate]

I've installed BlueGriffon on Ubuntu 13.04 x64bit. I've add it to Unity Launcher by creating a "bluegriffon.desktop" file. Now I want to launch bluegriffon directly from terminal; assuming that the ...
1
vote
4answers
65 views

Terminal shows more files on desktop than there are actually

I noticed this thing today and found it to be awkward. My desktop has the following files : But upon running ls in the terminal i got the following output: a.out htc_pass.sh ...
1
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0answers
1k views

How do I install Flash on a Chromebook?

The instructions are Start up Ubuntu. Use Chromium to download this version of libpepflashplayer.so. Start a terminal and do sudo cp /path/to/libpepflashplayer.so ...
2
votes
3answers
361 views

Why're two separate panel icons, when opened, grouping under the same icon

I have two separate .desktop files locked to the panel. Both of them opens terminal windows and runs a series of commands (with user input). Trouble is, while one is opened already, opening the other ...
2
votes
2answers
375 views

How to run commands if unity is not working?

I'm running ubuntu 13.04 on a compaq pressario cq56. After system update unity and terminal will not load. I've read some forums on how to fix the unity problem but without terminal I can't use them, ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Can't access nautilus, top menu bar, terminal [duplicate]

I had trouble finding desktop folder. So, I searched for the solution and landed up here. As I was unable to locate ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file, I went for the second solution, which is to ...
0
votes
0answers
79 views

How do I run programs from Unity and still use commands such as 'primusrun'?

I want to run Steam using the primusrun command, but I don't want to have to open the terminal every time I do so. Is it possible to do this by adding a shortcut commandline like in Windows? On ...
1
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0answers
41 views

Why is my Unity missing after installing proprietary driver? [duplicate]

After installing the proprietary driver for my A10-5800k APU from the AMD website, Unity disappeared. To make things worse, I cannot input any key commands into the terminal (Can only copy/paste, but ...
0
votes
1answer
107 views

Launcher and Panel do not start after booting to terminal

I did a fresh install of 13.04 and I wanted to boot straight into the terminal. So in the /etc/default/grub file, I changed the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to ...
1
vote
2answers
282 views

Disable desktop environemnts and customize startx

Is it possible to install ubuntu12.04 normally and then disable the desktop environments somehow, so that startx doesn't bring up unity or gdm or anything like that? I'm aware of ubuntu alternative ...
1
vote
1answer
574 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
277 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
115 views

gedit opens different window though it should not

It's a follow-up of Why does gedit keep randomly opening new instances when opening files from nautilus? On Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity: I double click on a text file on the desktop or through Nautilus. ...
1
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2answers
2k 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
365 views

Setting LightDM background from command-line without Unity

When I'm running Unity, I can set the background image with the following command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri "file://$file". This also changes the background of the ...
0
votes
1answer
247 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 ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

command line for hiding and unhiding unity panel

I use ubuntu 12.10 on a touchscreen with a digitizer pen to take notes and while I'm doing this I would rather to have all my desktop for this purpose. On the other hand while doing other stuff I ...
11
votes
1answer
462 views

Where do I find a terminal lens for Unity?

I have been googling for a terminal lens, i.e. a Unity lens that integrates the terminal into the usual dash replaces the current Alt+F2 functionality. For instance one could have a line of icons ...
-1
votes
2answers
414 views

How to open a file from terminal in unity [duplicate]

What would the equivalent of 'gnome-open foo.pdf' be in unity? Thanks!
1
vote
1answer
813 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 ...