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PC hung no move mouse cursor in Ubuntu 16.04 [closed]

Sometimes PC hung no move mouse cursor hold.
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Can Juju be used for desktop setup automation?

I go through multiple Ubuntu Desktop (14 & 16) installs per year. I used them as application development environments so they get banged around a lot with little effort in trying to keep them ...
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Black desktop background , large icons and missing UI components

Ubuntu Version: 16.04 I had installed Gnome Desktop environment using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop But when I logged out and tried to switch the Desktop environment, clicking on the ...
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Removing all other window manager/desktop environments?

Based on Switching window manager/desktop environments?, I installed gnome-desktop and lubuntu-desktop &c, but now I want to get rid of this bloat and just keep ubuntu-desktop. What do I need to ...
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Difference between lightdm and startx? [closed]

People are referring to starting a GUI Desktop with the command: startx When using the command, nothing works, just displays desktop without menus/toolbar. I use sudo start lightdm And it loads ...
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Why Ubuntu does not log in to X windowing system? [duplicate]

I have recently installed Ubuntu Mate. I used to log in to the desktop environment and it perfectly worked. This morning I started the system but instead of entering via the default login screen I ...
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Can't change desktop environment

After an automatic update of the kernel on my Ubuntu 16.04 x64 I've lost any possibility to login (login loop problem). So, with Mate env I've solved a nvidia problem and installed Gnome desktop. ...
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Can I run multiple desktop environments at once (via CTRL+ALT+F1/F2/etc.) and if so, how?

I am always interested in new ways to multi-task. I have learned that you get a terminal when CTRL+ALT+F2/F3/etc. is pressed. Is there a way to start another desktop environment in one so that I could ...
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Is the Jolicloud DE still available and what versions does it work with?

Since it was my first Linux distro, I'm nostalgic about the now discontinued Joli OS. I was delighted to read here that the desktop environment has been forked/ported to Ubuntu. That's a three years ...
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Can't change desktop background image on Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS

I use Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS, 64-bit. I've been trying to change the desktop background image and... I can not to do it! The system shows me any possible image (BMP, JPG,PNG, etc.) as grey files in ...
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Desktop icons keep rearranging whenever I refresh the desktop or boot the system

Desktop icons keep rearranging whenever I refresh the desktop or boot the system. When I arrange the icons by moving them with the mouse and refresh it, it'd be undone and rearranged by name. What's ...
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Emptying an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trash can

Yes can't get the garbage out from my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ( Ubuntu 12 had issues too! ). So (I login as a user who has sudo rights): 1st try right click on Trash > Empty Trash ... > Empty Trash ...
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Super confused between upstart and systemd

Given I'm running 15.10 my system should be using systemd confirmed by... $ ps -p1 | grep systemd && echo systemd || echo upstart 1 ? 00:00:02 systemd systemd But I have an ...
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Installing a secondary DE without too much trouble

I'm currently running Ubuntu 16.04. To keep my story short: I'm trying to play a game in WINE fullscreen, but actual fullscreen mode for this particular game crashes too much, so I'm running it ...
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Evolve OS (Budgie Desktop) available in apt-get in future?

There is this new desktop environment called Evolve OS (Budgie Desktop) that has a very interesting approach, having categories for installed programs, a searchable menu, a kind of quick launcher, and ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 wallpaper under black screen, after login (unity 7.4.0)

I'm tried to fix, but it doesn't has an affect. sudo rm -fr ~/.cache/compizconfig-1 sudo rm -fr ~/.compiz sudo rm -fr ~/.Xauthority sudo rm -fr ~/.config/autostart sudo apt-get install --reinstall ...
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Huge gaps between desktop icons when Lubuntu panel moved to top

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop. My laptop's screen is broken. There's a horizontal flickering band at the very bottom, so I have to move the panel to the top (via Panel Settings > Geometry ...
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Packages to run Firefox window on a server?

I installed Ubuntu Server 16.04 and to test something I want to use firefox on the machine remotely with: firefox -no-remote When I try it I get back Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-...
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How to add Unity option to Kubuntu login screen?

I have installed Kubuntu on a machine, and decided to install a few desktops so I can change depending on my mood. However, when I ran sudo apt-get install unity, it installed fine, but when it ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Unable to resize mouse pointer

I come to you for a help figuring out hot to resize a mouse pointer on the OS for a disabled family member who is unable to see very well. The OS: 64-but Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Desktop It's a default ...
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What desktop environments can be safely installed without effecting Unity

I have recently safely upgraded to Ubuntu Unity 16.04 LTS. I was thinking to install KDE and Cinnamon just for learning and fun. is it safe to install them and later on, can i delete them if i do not ...
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Can I install the all the software included with Ubuntu Studio on Kubuntu without losing the KDE environment?

I am planning on installing Ubuntu on my new laptop, but I prefer the KDE Plasma 5 DE and I am likely going to use a lot of creation software like that which is included in Ubuntu Studio. I don't know ...
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How to correctly install various desktop environments on Ubuntu?

I am currently running a regular vanilla Ubuntu installation with mostly standard settings (except for power management preferences and similar customisations). I know that different desktop ...
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Is it possible to have different icons in different workspace ? [duplicate]

Right now I am using Ubuntu 16.04 with unity 7.4.0. I am thinking is it possible to have different icons in different workspace ? In one workspace-01 I want all my graphic software icons. Like gimp, ...
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Is there any way to install latest LXqt 0.10 on ubuntu 14.04?

I heard it is the most lightweight DE ever made. For my Pentium 3 desktop, I guess this well designed new LXQT would be just perfect! Can anyone help?
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Why don't I get Unity as an option when logging in?

I'm on Xubuntu 14.04. I ran sudo apt-get install unity. It ran successfully. But when I log out, I don't get the option to log in again with Unity. This is what I see: I have tried rebooting. Did ...
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What is the most stable 16.04 desktop environment? [closed]

TL;DR I want to switch from KDE (plasma 5) to a more stable DE, whether it be LXDE, XFCE, Unity, Cinnamon (on Mint), or MATE (on Ubuntu LTS, if it is stable now). Those who have tried or have ...
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Ubuntu Boot to Application - have to log out and back in

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 on an Intel Atom 3815 processor (soon to change to a different processor) with a DisplayLink USB touch screen display. I have developed an application, and would like to boot ...
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How can I remove Gnome Desktop Environment without messing Unity DE? (Ubuntu 16.04)

I need to get rid of the GNOME Desktop Environment which has been installed by default when I updated my pc from 15.10 to 16.04. After a while, I found myself not only with GNOME DE, but also with ...
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Can a non root user split monitor using Fake Xinerama or FakeXRandR?

As a non root user on a linux box (kubuntu, local, no remote connections) - can I split a single monitor into several areas (2x2 grid would be fine) and run maximized/fullscreened apps in those areas?
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Ubuntu OS Query for old OS

I have an old desktop with 2GB of RAM and an Intel Pentium 32-bit CPU. Which version of Ubuntu should I use?
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why unity 8 not any work, Is it illusion?

I was install unity8-desktop-session-mir. On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and my pc is not touch but my problems: for start unity I have to wait about 2 min. and after start I have one window only on desktop. ...
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Is there a desktop environment for Ubuntu by which you can setup different custom DPI setting for different monitors in multi monitor setup?

I do not mean scaling that you can do by xrandr, but proper scaling of user interface elements using the natural resolution of each monitor, when using extended desktop.
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Are window themes on a Gnome, Unity, and XFCE desktop environment interchangeable?

In other words, if I created a window theme for XFCE, would that at the same time be usable by a Unity Desktop Environment?
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Problem with desktop manager after updating to 16.04

I just update my Ubuntu to 16.04. After restarting, I found that my desktop manager is not started. It just give command line interface. After I try to input kdestart (I have Kubuntu from previous ...
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Which Desktop Environments have a Window Overview feature like Mac OS's Expose?

I know that Unity (Super+W) and Gnome (Super) do have this feature. Are there any other DEs with a similiar feature? Or is there a software wich brings it to all DEs?
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How to install Deepin Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

I want to install Deepin Desktop Environment on my Ubuntu Xenial. Can anyone provide a step by step walkthrough on what repositories to add and how to install? I couldn't find any comprehensive ...
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Why is there a spacing between launcher and the window?

Can someone explain why there's a 1px spacing between the launcher menu and the window?? This is an issue I've noticed when I install the Ubuntu desktop environment on a Xubuntu installation. I've ...
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How to use xrdp with Unity on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

I'd like to remotely connect to an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS system over xrdp using the Unity desktop environment. I have a 14.04 LTS system that I configured to use Xfce for xrdp connections, but I prefer ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 unity desktop environment doesn't load after fresh install

After doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04, I log in, but the unity desktop environment does not load. All I get is the desktop background, and occasionally an information windows about an error with ...
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Set application that displays desktop

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 15.10 by default it comes with caja file manager. I've installed pcmanfm and removed caja from the system. Now the files on desktop are not shown, but they are present in ...
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I seem to have two desktops running concurrently as well as over the top of each other

hope to god someone has seen this and knows wtf is going on :) I hardly ever log directly into the machine and will generally just use X2GO to connect to it remotely. I have not requested to install ...
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Cinnamon Menu Not Working

I don't use cinnamon ,My mom uses it ,cause it's easy to navigate (In her opinion) using the windows like start menu, but i recently noticed the menu is not working, nothing works in the menu it doesn'...
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DESKTOP COLOR FIX when yellow

how to fix colors on desktop? Monitor buttons didn't affect it. And looks all yellow, no white colors anymore.
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Can't login (install ubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu server 14.04), it gets stuck in a login loop

Recently, I install the Ubuntu server 14.04 LTS. For some reasons, I need to install ubuntu-desktop. After that, I try to login through the UI ,but When I login, the screen gets black and soon after ...
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How do I block & unblock websites in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop edition. In that, I need to block the sites like torrents and Facebook, YouTube etc. Can you please help me to block and unblock the sites. If it is possible to do ...
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KDE Plasma can't install. Help me

When try to install KDE Plasma (Kubuntu Desktop) on Ubuntu 15.10 using sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop Then this error comming, Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Resizing the unity launcher bar 15.10

Is there a way on Ubuntu 15.10 to resize the actual Unity 'bar' to reflect the amount of icons that are present? Similar to Docky but with the default Unity bar? Cheers. Sort of like this:
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Can I install Semplice's Vera-Desktop on Ubuntu 15.10? If so, how?

This is a fairly straightforward question so I hope someone can answer it for me. Can I install Semplice's Vera-Desktop on Ubuntu 15.10? If so, how? I know I could install Semplice on its own, but ...
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All panels gone and no terminal

I was booting up my laptop one day and entered my password wrong several times due to forgetting it. After finally getting in, I get to my account and find all the panels gone. I've tried everything ...