This tag should be used for questions relating to desktop environments, and not a specific desktop environment such as Gnome Shell, KDE, XFCE, LXDE, Unity.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

-1
votes
0answers
16 views

Why MATE desktop enviroment need package modemmanager?

I just installed MATE enviroment from this ppa: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/ppa sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/trusty-mate sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Installing full Linux on android

I want to get full Linux with GUI and desktop on my android tab (rooted). I heard about apps called " Linux deploy" and "Complete Linux installer". However I have a few doubts : 1) Is it possible to ...
0
votes
2answers
24 views

Installing Desktop Environment, (machine offline)

I tried updating my machine, to Ubuntu 13.10. After update, when I restarted my machine, there was no GUI (no login screen), but I could access terminal, and see my files and folders. Tried various ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Lubuntu desktop manager not found

I am having problems managing my desktop manager with Lubuntu. When I try to enter "Desktop Preferences" I receive the message "Error: Desktop manager is not active". I tried playing with LXSession ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

“System program problem detected” error after updating nvidia drivers

I was trying to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode” error. I updated my nvidia drivers and also reinstalled ubuntu-desktop. Somehow I reached to the login screen. But after entering ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Switching from Ubuntu Desktop to Server 14.04 [duplicate]

Ok, this Ubuntu disto was originally installed as Ubuntu Server 12.04. Along the line, someone thought it was a good idea to install ubuntu-desktop. It has since been upgraded to 14.04 LTS and remains ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

change desktop configuration

I want to change my desktop to look and work like ubuntu 10. There were icons across the ?title bar? at the top of the desktop where you could choose applications, system, files & folders. I just ...
2
votes
1answer
42 views

Broken ubuntu distibution

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as my main distro. Recently I installed several additional desktop environments, including: Cairo, Cinnamon, Pantheon, Deepin, and most recently Xubuntu. I always had ...
6
votes
2answers
112 views

Command line command to refresh GUI desktop, like when pressing F5?

Is there any command to refresh the desktop icons (exactly like F5 button does)? I need this because in Startup Applications I set a command to mount my backup partition and I've created a desktop ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Lubuntu Desktop preferences is gone

I hope someone can help me. "Desktop preferences" is gone. I use Lubuntu and I cant cant open desktop preferences. When I click, comes a error message: "desktop administrato is not active" I've ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Lubuntu Package Only Halfway install [closed]

How can I repair the download from the terminal? It was installing Lubuntu 14.04 when the terminal was closed. After that the Desktop only has a logout option and if I try to do any keyboard ...
-1
votes
1answer
327 views

Can i install Deepin Desktop Environment 2 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I have tried to install Deepin DE from this . But it doesn't work. In this article they have used PPA from "raring ringtail." I want to install Deepin DE from trusty PPA. But I can't found the PPA. ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

The Properties dialog box not working for any Start Menu Program Lubuntu 14.04

When Lubuntu 14.04 first came out, the Properties dialog was present for all Start Menu Programs but did not work when right-clicked on as nothing happened and no other box popped up the the Start ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Lost kde desktop effect after installing nvidia drivers

I have lost all desktop effects after installing the new driver of my graphic card. When I try to start it manually, I got an error and the details I got is : For technical reasons it is not ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Why my Alt Tab has become ugly? under Kubuntu 14.04

I don't know why and when it happened, but now, when I use ALT+TAB, it only displays icons of the applications instead of previews. Also, when I moved the cursor of my mouse in the top left corner of ...
1
vote
1answer
38 views

Add Folder Name on Desktop [duplicate]

I cannot get the title of a folder on my desktop to display the name. Is there a way to get this working in 14.04? This (from a Mac) is what I am trying to get to: This is what my Ubuntu 14.04 ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

Why is Lubuntu default desktop environment

So I just wanted to try things out on 14.04, so I did sudo apt-get install lxde sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop When I get to the greeter, it reads Lubuntu (Default) Lubuntu Netbook LXDE ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Gnome instead of Ubuntu default desktop environement

I've created a new standard use account, but it logs in only in GNOME. How can I change to Ubuntu default desktop environment? The old user works fine.
-1
votes
0answers
30 views

What type of U14.04 do I have?

Where do i find what desktop version of U14.04 I have? I read where there is a Gnome, Trusty Tar, etc!! - Tks David PS I wish the "Shrink, Enlarge & Close" buttons on apps & boxes was ...
1
vote
1answer
108 views

How to manage the icons in the top bar (14.04 & metacity)

I've installed VirtualBox and this icon appeared in the desktop top bar. I now how to add icons with drag & drop but how to remove one? When trying to drap&drop it in the destop trash ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

How to restore accidentally deleted /usr/share/applications folder?

I was going to delete a desktop shortcut but I accidentally deleted all even folder itself. Now when I log in, it just show wallpaper.Is there any way to back?
1
vote
0answers
26 views

Enable seamless mode for kalilinux

I'am in ubuntu 14.04 , Windows 2012 work fine with seamless mode in virtualbox but Kalilinux the seamless mode is disable. i had install Guest Additions and enable 3d and 2d acceleration.
0
votes
1answer
69 views

Ubuntu 14.04 Unity got slow during the last couple of updates

I've been using Ubuntu since 12.04 and have not really experienced any issues until a couple of weeks ago when my PC got really slow and all software as well. Switching workspaces is more of a lagfest ...
0
votes
2answers
446 views

I want to try out an alternative DE on 14.04 but am skeptical [closed]

Unity is good and fine, and does it's job (my machine running Ubuntu is simply my personal computer, no programming or anything being done) but sometimes it leaves a little to be desired. I have ...
0
votes
2answers
84 views

Ubuntu: Xfce or Lxde? [duplicate]

Which one is the faster and will I get all the features of Ubuntu on them? I've done a little homework too on it, I think xfce will be the better option. My pc specs aren't good enough to handle ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

How to add linux mint desktop to ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Hi I just want to ask what are the commands to be typed in the terminal to add Cinnamon(linux mint desktop) to the list of UI in the Ubuntu 14.04 login? I just recently upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.10 ...
1
vote
0answers
9 views

Different wallpapers on different desktops [duplicate]

How to set different wallpapers on different desktops (workspaces)? Why is this option disabled,by default, in Ubuntu?
4
votes
1answer
54 views

Cairo-Dock crashed my Unity desktop, is this possible?

I'm still new to using Ubuntu and learning more and more each day. The other day I formatted my hard drive and wiped the Windows 8 partition (never use it) and re-installed my Ubuntu install to start ...
0
votes
2answers
91 views

Difference between gnome-shell & ubuntu-gnome-desktop

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (32-bit). Now I want to install Gnome Desktop Environment (without removing unity). I know I can install by following command: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

Deepin unable to login

I tried to install Deep in from here. While it was doing the install, the software asked for some options to configure. Instead of reading them I just pressed Esc. So I think thats a mistake I made. ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

Xubuntu and Xubuntu-desktop

Is Ubuntu+Xubuntu-desktop exactly the same as installing Xubuntu from the ISO? If not, what are the differences?
1
vote
0answers
27 views

How to align desktop icons with consistent icon sizes and short file names?

There was a previous question similar to this - but no answers. I find it very annoying that the icons on the desktop are not aligned in a proper grid. The icon sizes are not consistent and longer ...
1
vote
2answers
53 views

What are the risks if install a secondary desktop environment / interface on my ubuntu?

I know I can install different desktop UIs on Ubuntu, but I am concerned because I read that there are sometimes risks like when the config files for one desktop environment are corrupted or modified ...
0
votes
1answer
95 views

Desktop not working Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm using Unity for quite some time now but for the past few days now I do not see anything on my Desktop, Unity itself seems to be working fine, my Launcher still works and my top-bar works fine as ...
0
votes
0answers
81 views

why is gdm not starting automatically?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with all updates. At some point I experienced some trouble with LightDm, so after reading up on AskUbuntu I switched to GDM. No problems, except that I cannot get GDM to ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Ubuntu 14.04 - How to Fix the Ubuntu Appearance

I have played with XFCE and KDE and after uninstalling them I was left with some problems with my default Ubuntu desktop. I have attached some photos here to show you what I mean. I would like to ...
1
vote
1answer
64 views

How to go back to unity? [duplicate]

Tried out Xubuntu via: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop How do i go back to unity and delete everything xubuntu related? Thanks.
0
votes
0answers
16 views

mouse is not responding on the desktop

I have just installed variety and some programs one ubunto 14.04 and the mouse stopped working on the background.it does not respond for right and left click .i removed variety but the problem didn't ...
0
votes
2answers
90 views

Can I uninstall Gnome?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity as DE installed on my PC. But I recently found out that Gnome DE is installed, too. I don't need Gnome, never use it, so I wannt to remove it. Can I do this without ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

ubuntu12.04 has 3 desktops after software update

My Ubuntu 12.04 hasn't been used since this time last year so I updated the software via "Update Manager". But after the update, Ubuntu gets 3 identical desktops after login. Whatever operation ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop under Windows 8.1 Hyper-V

Is it possibly to speed up the graphics of Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop under Windows 8.1 Hyper-V anyhow? I've already decreased the screen resolution and disabled the COMPIZ video effects, but it's still ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Can't start desktop [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 desktop, and I saw the following error during initial startup: The disk drive for /tmp is not ready or not present. Are there any workarounds?
0
votes
0answers
48 views

Is PCBOX PCB-TW100 touchscreen compatible with Ubuntu Desktop 14.04?

The title is very clear... Here is the link http://www.garbarino.com/m/sistemas-2-en-1-pc-box-pcb-tw100-intel-celeron/4d9ad2f26d I couldn't find specific info about the screen hardware... This is ...
3
votes
1answer
75 views

24H time format not applied on other locations

Though my time is set to 24H, the toolbar widget shows time in other locations on 12h not 24h. The discrepancy with the location configuration is pretty clear in the screenshot below: How do I fix ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

Trying to change desktop environment but stuck on log in screen.

Im currently running lubuntu and was trying to try out gnome. now im in the log in screen and changed it to gnome in the top right hand corner. I proceed to log in but the screen goes black and the ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Trying to install minecraft (Spigot Version) in Lubuntu Desktop

I set up a minecraft server super easily on my windows server. But Lubuntu is much harder! I have installed java, but I can't get anything to go from there! Nothing boots, I can't install a wrapper, I ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Nautilus-actions not working

I've created a nautilus action that will allow me to easily create desktop launchers. Well, that's the idea. It isn't working. The command is: Path: gnome-desktop-item-edit Parameters: ...
1
vote
1answer
74 views

using multiple desktop environments [closed]

Quick question about using multiple desktop environments. Can I install extra environments without affecting my current environment. I have to use a low energy demanding environment because I will not ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

Will “full upgrade to ubuntu studio” harm unity?

I want to install ubuntu studio as a desktop alongside my unity and the other environments. What exactly does "fully upgrade" mean? Will it remove or affect unity? If yes; how? I just want to have ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

virtual workspaces opacity

In 14.04, desktop Ubuntu, I have the option to enable virtual work spaces from System Settings > Appearance. This is great but I would like to change the opacity of the dimmed out desktops. They ...