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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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No puedo mover/desplazar lanzaderas creadas por mí sobre el escritorio en Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Hola a todos y gracias por adelantado.A ver si alguien puede ayudar a este pobre ignorante. El problema en cuestión surge en un ordenador con sistema operativo Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (actualizado) con las ...
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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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Why is there no desktop after upgrading to 16.04?

So i re-installed 16.04 on my computer using boot from usb. The installation went smooth and i can log into my user, but no desktop or icons appear. It's like the login screen, but without anything ...
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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 ...
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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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Sound is disabled in i3wm

After i installed i3wm, my laptop is not playing sound. There is no problem with any music or video player application, it just happened after I installed i3dm
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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 ...
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Change start menu position in ubuntu

How can I change the start menu position from bottom of the screen to top of the screen on Cinnamon Ubuntu. I kept searching this and did not found any info regarding this issue.
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What is the difference between display managers?

What is the difference between display managers,If I choose GDM over LightDM and switch display manager as sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm and choose GDM with unity and not with GNOME or chooses LightDM ...
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Ubuntu Desktop as a server. Should I uninstall the GUI? And if, how?

I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop version as a LAMP server. Is a big difference between efficiency when the GNOME desktop environment is running? or it is better that I remove desktop and use only ...
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How to configure a second working area (virtual desktop)?

I use Ubuntu Studio 15.10 and WineHQ 1.9.5 and I want to know if there is a way to have two different working areas (or virtual desktops) with real two different things on the screen. I mean: I want ...
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Once you install a Ubuntu flavor (eg lubuntu) can you change the desktop environment?

Once you install a flavour that uses a specific desktop environment, can you change the desktop? I installed lubuntu on my computer, but I want to use the unity desktop. I installed it with sudo ...
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have two desktops, need one applet

I installed 15.10 of Xubuntu and Lubuntu. I like the weather applet from Xubuntu but I am mostly running the Lubuntu desktop. How can I get the Xubuntu weather applet to run on the Lubuntu panel? I ...
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How to update nautilus bookmarks after changing user-dirs?

I change the user-dirs.dirs of xdg. However, those changed dirs like the Pictures bookmarks are missing, how to make the bookmarks shown again? Thanks.
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Unable to mount encrypted drive at boot time

I am no longer able convince OS to ask me the password of encrypted drive at boot time. The drive in question is at /dev/sdb1 I had it working when I had 32 bit 14.04 installed. I did change the os ...
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How to build a live CD/DVD from scratch with optional desktop environment and themes

I want to make a live CD/DVD in which I can optionally select the DE during boot. Ultimatatelt I'd like to select from (or at least install and run with) a different theme as well in order to quickly ...
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unsuccesful uninstalling of elementary theme

I install elementary theme on my Ubuntu 14.04 but It couldn't choose it at log in page, it wasn't there. So enter thissudo apt-get purge elementary-os and sudo apt-get remove elementary-os after that ...
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Desktop recovery for Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Recently I written a script to rename all the files in the Desktop. My script went wrong. All folders were renamed, but all the files in the desktop were deleted. How do I ...
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Ubuntu failed to fetch some files on install

When I installed Ubuntu on my Acer c710 it installed but immediately took me to GNU command screen and not to desktop tried to update with no success still stuck in command line how do I fix
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xbacklight and xdotool do not work on desktop Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on a desktop. I tried the following and none of them worked: $ xbacklight -dec 10 $ xdotool key "alt+r" XF86MonBrightnessDown $ echo 400 | sudo tee ...
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repair ubuntu folders Icon

My Ubuntu folder icons are damaged. How can I repair it?
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Desktop envivornment switching from unity to gnome resulted in blank background with side panel

I tried to switch from unity desktop envivornment to gnome using the following commands sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop And the result is a blank ...
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Ubuntu desktop not updating

Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS with Xfce. My desktop is apparently empty which it isn't then I look in the corresponding folder for the desktop. Any changes made to the desktop background takes no effect. I have ...
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How to enable desktop environment

I just put on command line that to get straight into ubuntu shell. Can anybody help me to reinstall back the desktop environment? Below were the command that i used: sudo apt-get purge unity ...
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installing Dash in Ubuntu-MATE

How can I install Unity components like DASH in Ubuntu-MATE desktop environment? I've tried searching the Web for this but didn't find any solution whether it is possible to install DASH package ...
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How to remove Xubuntu load/shutdown screen

I installed XFCE and then uninstalled it because I didn't like it anymore. I expected the loadscreen to get removed (crazy right?) but it's stuck there. How do I remove it?
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How to remove the `CPU NN%` text from load indicator

I just installed the ubuntu 16.04 alpha desktop and after an hour or so a strange label appeared near the system load indicator graphs: It definitely belongs to the load indicator application, but ...
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What files are ran when I log into the desktop?

I don't know how to phrase this to be clear. I'm not talking about terminals or shells, I know what the difference between login and non-login shells are. What I want to know is when I start up my ...
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where is the preseed.cfg file for ubuntu 15 desktop

Anyone know where I can find a preseed.cfg file for installing an Ubuntu 15.04 (or 15.10) Desktop version distribution ? I need this for creating a Vagrant box with Packer. Whereas I already a ...
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Ubuntu turns on to Black screen

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop computer, and everything seemed to work fine however when i ran the comands sudo apt-get update And sudo apt-get upgrade After my computer turned ...
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Installing ubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu 14.10 Server

First of all I have the following OS: $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.10 Release: 14.10 Codename: utopic What I'm trying to do ...