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System unity crashed in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and many systems connected to the network, all system has the same problem. Firefox and Thunderbird are not working and not showing Desktop. Unity automatically crashed and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Server - fresh install - Id like a desktop please, no sugar or milk with that either [on hold]

I am running a freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 Server on my laptop, mainly used for programming etc. I want as light as possible setup without any bloat (hence the server install). I'm not a fan of ...
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Is it possible to use this theme in Ubuntu 15.04?

Would it be possible to use that desktop envioment in Ubuntu 15.04?
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Blank modal after resuming from sleep [on hold]

I'm running Xubuntu 15.04 on my desktop pc. I used the suspend option last night and it went to sleep ok. When resuming this morning I can log in but there is a blank modal box in the middle of the ...
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What is the difference between GDM and Gnome-desktop?

As GDM is GNOME Display Manager but it installs the GNOME desktop also when I replaces it with LightDM So what is the difference between installing GDM or installing Gnome-desktop environment?
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No desktop GUI after broken package repair

So this problem all started when I clicked on a YouTube link from steam. It opened in chromium and muted all my system audio. I restarted and when I opened the pulse GUI none of my microphones or ...
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How to compleately remove the i3 desktop enviroment from Ubuntu?

I'm trying to remove the i3 desktop environment from the Ubuntu (14.04) login screen. after following these commands in root I had i3 installed; # echo "deb http://debian.sur5r.net/i3/ ...
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How do I prevent a GPU lockup?

I recently installed Ubuntu on an old Dell XPS 410. I was able to go through the install process without any problems, save the fact that I had no hardware to connect to the Internet. When I try to ...
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Can MAAS be used for remote installation of desktop computers?

I know MAAS is intended for installing cluster nodes. But can MAAS be used for the install of desktop computers, or laptops? How to proceed?
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How to install Pantheon on Ubuntu 15.04?

is it safe to install elementary OS DE Pantheon on Ubuntu 15.04 without doing any damage to the system? if so how?
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Setting up mail server on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04

I need help on setting up a mail server on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 with a web interface for sandbox testing, tried using postfix and exim4 and it does not seems to work. My main concern is to setup a ...
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Windows-like fonts in Ubuntu

I'm pretty familiar with Ubuntu and Linux in general. I use Ubuntu at work for software development. What always bothers me about Ubuntu is the fonts - I really like the crisp fonts used all over ...
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Installed Cinnamon on Ubuntu. Is it considered Linux Mint or Ubuntu?

I installed Cinnamon on my Ubuntu OS. Am I still using Ubuntu or Linux Mint when I use the Cinnamon desktop environment?
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open fvwm desktop in ubuntu14.04

could somebody explain how to set the unity-greeter select fvwm on ubuntu 14.04? In 12.04 it was easy, you just installed fvwm and it magically showed up as one of the options on the greeter screen. ...
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How to remove the TWM desktop environment?

I found the user interface of the TWM desktop environment boring and hard to use. How can I remove it?
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My sudoer can not login using GUI

I only have one sudoer and it can login into the terminal or through GUI terminal. But I can not use it to log into the GDM login screen. Any possible causes?
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gnome-session-flashback : Desktop icons disappear after opening File Explorer

I have been using gnome-session-flashback package for some time now and it has never caused this issue before but i have just got a new machine with Ubuntu 14 LTS on it and when i installed this ...
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How to delete all Desktop UI

I install Elementary-Desktop on Ubuntu 14.04, after install and work with that, I don't like Elementary-Desktop and Delete that but Unity to Demolished. I try for built Unity (reset, reinstall) but No ...
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Problem after Install Elementary OS desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Elementary-Desktop from here After install I log out and in the session does not show Pantheon for login in LightDM. Why?
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Running two sessions of Cinnamon

maybe this is a stupid question, but is it possible to run two sessions of a desktop envoirement at the same time (preferrably Cinnamon) and be able to switch between them like you can switch between ...
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Why does software differ from desktop to desktop environment?

I'm wondering why there are so many applications for the same purpose but for different desktop environments. Like the burning software Brasero for Gnome and K3B for KDE. Isn't this reinventing the ...
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display=:0 ccsm error

I tried setting the compizconfig manage and display but the display=:0 ccsm gives error message ",Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIES-1... could not open display....AttributrError: 'NoneType' object has no ...
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“stick” button behavior in title bar?

I noticed that in Xubuntus (Xfce) windows manager settings there's an option to show a "stick" button in the title bar of application windows. Out of curiosity I enabled it (moved from hidden to ...
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Saving Desktop display of 4 windows on my screen throughout reboot

Every time I log into Ubuntu first thing I do is to open up 4 small Windows on my desktop ( 2 on top and 2 at the bottom). These are shell windows, so that I could do work on a window ( like running ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 installs ubuntu 14 [closed]

I have downloaded Ubuntu 15.04 here. Now I have mounted it with win 8's default mounter. When I open the wubi.exe file, it prompts me install options like - installation drive, etc. In Desktop ...
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What is the best way to install Gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu 14.04

I want to replace unity with Gnome 3.16, but completely confused. Can I install Gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu 14.04 (I can't upgrade to 14.10)? Someones says it's impossible but there is some article about ...
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How to manage desktop icon spacing using terminal in Ubuntu 14.04

How to set custom desktop icon spacing using terminal or any other way in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I want to reduce the spaces between the desktop icons to fit more icons into the desktop in a nice looking ...
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Firefox is using KDE oxygen GTK on Unity

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with multiple desktop environments (unity, cinnamon and KDE). However, after I installed KDE, Firefox began to use oxygen GTK when I am using Unity or Cinnamon. If a click ...
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How to add wallpapers changing throughout the day to unity? [duplicate]

In GNOME (or MATE) there was a "cosmos" slideshow. How to add something like that to Unity and how to control it? Can this be done without installing additional software?
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How to overlay a window translucently

My goal is to make a simple HUD I can use to keep important stats - i.e. server load, no. active users, etc. - constantly available. I can easily write a little app to scrape the data and display it, ...
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Basic Ubuntu installation with non-Unity desktop?

I'm currently attempting to set up an Ubuntu VM for development. All I need is the core OS with a gui, a file manager, web browser and text editor. I'd then be installing tools like git, a JDK and ...
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I cannot start even livesession of Ubuntu 15.04 (CD or USB) on Toshiba L650

THe new Ubuntu 15.04 and 14.04.2 wont show desktop even with liveusb on Toshiba Satellite L650. I try the fresh liveusb and CD on few categoricaly different computrers and laptops, and on each one it ...
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How to make KDE remember your opened windows across sessions?

This used to work on Kubuntu 14, 13, etc... but since the upgrade to Kubuntu 15.04, after I login only some of my windows re-open automatically. And some of those that do are not in the position I ...
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Trouble installing Elementary desktop environment on Ubuntu 15

I am trying to install elementary-desktop on Ubuntu 15.04 but when running sudo apt-get install elementary-desktop I get a slew of recommends/errors with this at the top: elementary-desktop : ...
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is it possible to make to run only one DE deamons after login

lets say I have installed KDE,XFCE,GNOME. What I am looking for is If I login into XFCE then no background process of KDE,GNOME shouldnt start unless I open some application with that framework. Is ...
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fake windows desktop environment [duplicate]

Are there any desktop environments designed to look exactly like a windows machine? Not like cinnamon or GNOME, but exactly the same?
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How to get xfce4 desktop at startup without the bloat?

I'm trying to keep things fairly minimal, but it's tough! (Judging by what I read online, I have to pick for myself one of each of these: a display manager a greeter a window manager a desktop ...
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Will installing Unity 8 on 15.04 affect my current Unity desktop?

I would like to play around with Unity 8 on my laptop. I am currently running 15.04 with Unity and I'm afraid installing Unity 8 will break something in my current desktop? Will just get another ...
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Lighter desktop similar to gnome-shell?

I have enjoyed using gnome-shell, specifically the ability to do simple tiling by (super) + arrow keys, the expose hot corner ability, and the (super) + type in application name functionality. All too ...
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how to move a file in desktop in a directory?

I want to move a .php file named My Form.php which I have saved on my Desktop before to \var\www. When I use: sudo mv My Form.php www in terminal, it says there is no such file My.php and Form.php. ...
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nvidia x doesnt work after installing 346.xx in 14.04

after i installed the nvidia 346.35 drivers in Ubuntu 14.04 and blacklisting the nouveau drivers and saving the new conf settings i get no desktop even though it says lightdm is running.
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How to install a desktop environment in Ubuntu server? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.x for use as a server. It comes with a plain vanilla terminal UI. How can I install a graphical desktop on it?
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Ubuntu on Nexus 10 for Surface 3-like experience?

I know there is a "Ubuntu on Nexus" option out there, but what I want to know is can I have a "Surface 3 Pro" experience, i.e., touch as well as (bluetooth) mouse and keyboard with "regular" Ubuntu ...
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How to fix unity? [duplicate]

As the noob I am, I used the command kill -15 -1 because my Minecraft was in full screen but not showing up and I did not know what it did! Now, when I log in, it has only the wallpaper and mouse and ...
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Problems with pantheon on Ubuntu

I always had problems when I install pantheon on Ubuntu specially when I turn to unity back, like the Wallpaper turns black, the mouse icon change to the pantheon version and I can't change it back to ...
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How to use user configurations for other users ubuntu 14.04

I want to set default desktop environment with needed programs on Launchpad, and needed languages in keyboard launcher on unity panel for new users, who will be log in at first time (I have LDAP ...
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Difference Between Ubuntu and Ubuntu-Gnome

Hai all I just want to know is there any Difference Between Ubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME. I love to use Ubuntu... But I hate the Unity desktop... So want an Ubuntu system with GNOME 3. So if I install ...
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Pantheon Desktop Environment not installed correctly on Ubuntu

So I recently installed Pantheon and now its causing me problems. First of all I installed it but it isn't present at the login screen also and I can't seem to uninstall it via ppa purge or synaptic ...
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Is there any way to open all instances of a particular application without having to click on its icon multiple times?

I'm using Unity. If there's any desktop version out there that supports this I'd be curious to know about it. For example, say I have 3 terminals open. Whenever I click on the terminal icon on the ...
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Add “virtual” screen in my PC like a second screen connected

I would like to know if there is any software that allows me to add a second "virtual" screen to my computer. I would like to add this screen over my actual screen. Because a picture is worth a ...