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How to install a desktop on Ubuntu Snappy Core 15.04?

I have installed Ubuntu Snappy Core 15.04 into my Raspberry Pi. I would like to install a desktop, but if I try to install Xorg or any "ubuntu-desktop" using the snappy install command, it always ...
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Desktop not responsive after ubuntu-gnome-desktop installation (Ubuntu 15.10)

In order to use gdm instead of lightdm I followed the instructions from this post I could then use gdm but my desktop (meaning the background area) is not responsive anymore and shows the login ...
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scale monitors differently without everything becoming blurry?

problem My Laptop has a 1920x1080, 34.4x19.3 cm Monitor and I connect it to a 1280x1024, 37.6x30.1 cm external Monitor. Since the external monitor has a 30% lower pixel density, everything on it ...
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Problems with upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04, wifi and unity not working

I Did an upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04 on a Dell laptop. Now it does not load unity correctly, I can see the login screen - I login in and the desktop is seen, but no icons, I cannot do anything. I ...
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set up cinnamon from apt package

I have downloaded the cinnamon apt package but i don't know how to set it as my window manager. My computer still boots into unity. How could I make it boot directly into cinnamon using Ubuntu 15.04
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Ubuntu Hangs on Boot After Installing “gnome”

I tried installing the gnome desktop environment on Ubuntu 15.10 by typing sudo apt-get install gnome Now when I try to boot up my computer It gets stuck on this screen: EDIT I have tried ...
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Double cursor on ubuntu 15.10

I experiencing a problem with my ubuntu 15.10 A few seconds After login the login screen reappear and i have two cursors with a bizarre behavior How can i fix that
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Best Desktop Environment for Steam [closed]

I think my question is rather simple. What is the best Desktop Environment for use of Steam and games. I have had many problems with Unity in the past and there must be a better Environment. What is ...
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Some desktop environments don't work anymore after system changes (reusing `/home` in new install)

After some reinstallation/configuration/partition resizing work (I really can't say where the point of failure was, but see below for details), I ended up with unity not working anymore, a situation ...
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Cinnamon desktop-environment terminal installation failed

I'm very new to Linux: I tried to install Cinnamon and got an error about a missing package so I tried to install it's repository (which seem to be already installed)... So for some reason, I'm now ...
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Several commands for installing another Desktop-Environment didn't help

Very new to Ubuntu, I've tried to install two Desktop-Environments (KDE, Cinnamon) via several commands while as root user, after reading in Google how to do so but nothing helped... Here is the code. ...
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Recreate “Desktop” directory

I accidentally deleted ~/Desktop. This directory plays some kind of important role because now that it is gone all of the folders under ~/ are showing up on my accounts desktop. How do I fix this?
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Can't switch a Desktop-environment with the terminal [duplicate]

I'm very new to Linux in general and Ubuntu in specific. I tried to install the DE's KDE \ Cinnamon via the Ubuntu software centre, but I haven't found them there... So I tried to log into the ...
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Uninstall desktop environments [duplicate]

After searching the net, and trying several terminal commands, I am still unable to uninstall the desktop environments represented in the picture below: I would like to uninstall all desktop ...
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What have to do with the desktop environment?

The story is: I'm trying Linux for the first time in my life. I'm encountering problems and I need to know what of them are responsibility of who. some of them are particular applications bugs, for ...
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How do I hide the Systemname on the Wallpaper

So how do I hide the system-name on my Desktop? I made the top bar translucent, but now its difficult to read the window texts, because the system-name is exactly behind them.
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Create own desktop environment 15.04

How do I create my own desktop environment for Ubuntu 15.04? I have heard of doing so but I can't find the answer. I kind of want it to be using lxpanel from LXDE and openbox as well.
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Cannot install cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Upon installing cinnamon, I get the following errors sudo apt-get instal cinnamon Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could ...
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Desktop Manager compiz not working

I'm running ubuntu 14.04, and recently configured my desktop environment with the compizconfig-settings-manager. After some tries I reseted everything and suddenly all window top bars are away, I can'...
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Out of the box into the terminal

I am wondering if there is a possibility to modify Ubuntu (ver. 14 although I'd update to 15 if it helps in the effort) in such a way that you boot into the terminal rather than the desktop. I am not ...
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Are Desktop Environment and Desktop Managers same thing on Linux, if yes how to know which desktop manager I'm using from my terminal? [duplicate]

Are Desktop Environment and Desktop Managers same thing on Linux, if yes how to know which desktop manager I'm using from my terminal? Is task manager also the same desktop manager?
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Any stopwatch app that can be embedded on my desktop?

I am looking for a stopwatch application that be embedded on my desktop like a widget but it doesn't ruin the over all look and feel of the desktop.
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Login Screen Desktop Manager?

Is the Login handled by a desktop manager? If so, what happens if I install another desktop manager (which one will provide the login?) and how to control which one is used? Whenever I login it looks ...
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Unity Desktop Environment Crash

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS when I choose Unity environment to login it login then blinks and logs me out again. What caused the problem: The last thing I was doing is that I was changing the ...
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Keyboard shortcut to auto-fit 4 windows in one screen?

When I want to auto-fit 2 windows in one screen, I press WINDOW+ARROW LEFT on first window. And then WINDOW+ARROW RIGHT on second window. Sometime I need open 4 windows in one screen. But I still not ...
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No dash, menu appears in black, compiz bugged on 15.04

Recently I upgraded form 14.04 to 15.04 and my desktop came with some bugs. I can't see the window's buttons, the drop downs menus appear in black and my file manager or terminal can't be seen. I am ...
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Can I install Pantheon on 15.10? [duplicate]

There seems to be a lot of question regarding Pantheon, but they all somewhat contradict each other. Is there a simple way to install it?
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How to install the latest stable elementary desktop environment (pantheon) on Ubuntu 15.10?

I asked this question a short while ago. While the answerer does explain how to install Pantheon, he makes use of the daily and testing PPAs. Is it possible to install the latest stable release of ...
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Cannot launch applications after switching desktop environment to Gnome

I recently switched from Unity to Gnome 3 by installing the Gnome Shell. But now when I try to launch certain applications (Eg. PyCharm) they crash with a message Gtk-Message: Failed to load ...
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Sliding Desktop Wallpapers into Lubuntu 15.10

How can we get an automatic desktop background image changing, over an specific time, into Lubuntu 15.10? I am interested in something like the typical slide presentation, with a, let's say, 5 ...
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Install pantheon desktop on Ubuntu 15.10?

Pantheon desktop doesn't install on recent versions of Ubuntu, but is there a way to install it now? Are there any workarounds?
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“Export Bitmap” command in InkScape generates files that make Nautilus crash

I use the "Export Bitmap..." command from InkScape. It generates the PNG file (in my case), an apparently ok file. When I hit Properties for that file, Nautilus crashes. Why is this happening? (...
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thumbnail for list view?

I like the thumbnail view in icon view, and the sorting capabilities for list view in Ubuntu Mate. Is there a way to get thumbnails in the list view in Ubuntu Mate?
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Installing Ubuntu Desktop environment onto ubuntu gnome

I have searched for an answer, but sudo apt-get install unity-desktop does not work for me. I would like to install the Unity desktop on Ubuntu Gnome 15.10, so that I can switch between them from ...
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Ended up having kde 4.x (plasma 4) instead of Plasma 5.4 from Ubuntun 14.04

I was using Unity on Ubuntu 14.04 and was giving me trouble after going dual monitors, so decided to give KDE a try. So I installed KDE by following the commands below found here hoping that I'll get ...
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Is there a Budgie theme configuration GUI or tweak tool?

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04.3, then I wanted to install Budgie desktop environment. However, I could not find any theme changing GUI or tweak tool? Is there one?
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cant select “open with other”

I have some html files, and I wanted to open all of them from a folder. I double clicked, and I got a prompt to display in the terminal. So then I tried to right click, and open with Firefox, but that ...
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Pantheon on Ubuntu 15.10: Broken titlebar

I didn't find an answer to my situation so here it goes! I tried to install Pantheon using the official Daily, Testing and Pantches ppa (they support ubuntu 15.10 btw), installed elementary-desktop, ...
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Trouble with GNOME and JetBrain apps

I just got a new Lenovo ThinkPad E440 and I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I installed GNOME on it. gnome-shell --version outputs 3.12.2. Everything seems to run fine except the following issue When ...
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How do I get ubuntu desktop running on my virtual box CLI? It's stuck “Loading extension GLX”

I've got a vmware virtualbox with Ubuntu 14.04 CLI installed. I'm now trying to get ubuntu-desktop GUI running. I've already installed ubuntu-desktop with sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop. I read ...
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Are there any open source projects From which it is eary to learn Ubuntu Desktop Application Development?

I have been contributing in this forum through asking and answering questions, but now I want to contribute in Open Source Projects by coding. But I have no idea which are the suitable platforms and ...
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How i install Budgie on Ubuntu 15.04

I want test Budgie Desktop on my Ubuntu 15.04 64 bits PC but i can't install due some problems; So, i tried install from several ways: Official PPA: In several guides to install Budgie say that in ...
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How do you remove a stubborn Lubuntu-desktop environment after changing ubuntu's default login screen? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid (using WUBI) on an old Dell I use mostly for emails. I then installed Lubuntu-desktop environment but now I want to remove it. When I run the command sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu without Desktop Environment?

Hello I have an old netbook. And it's slow too. I love Ubuntu and also Ubuntu have good repositories. Is there any version of ubuntu without desktop environment?
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Enlightenment dependencies are installed but not [duplicate]

When I try to remove the dependencies after a I had a huge error on the install, they claim there is needed ones and it asks to run sudo apt-get -f install, when I run it, it returns error code (1). ...
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Ubuntu Minimal Install - No desktop environment?

Note: I installed Ubuntu Minimal because of a bug in (apparently) all *buntu 15.04, 14.04 and 14.10 versions which cause the installer to hang when installing on my system before the partitioning ...
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Why are there two separate desktops with KDE?

Running Ubuntu 15.04, and I was fed up with Unity, so I installed kubuntu-desktop. Works fine, switch to it at login. There's a weird behavior that I can't find explained elsewhere however - I appear ...
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How to solve the blank screen problem in ubuntu 15.04 after selecting ubuntu from grub loader?

After I select Ubuntu option from grub loader, I get blank screen only, but when I select recovery mode Ubuntu in advanced options, then Ubuntu does not create a problem. I want suggestions to ...
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Different environment variables depending on gui or shell

The environment variables of a program differ on whether it is started from a terminal or from the desktop (by clicking on its icon). For example: I use bash and have specific variables set in my ....
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Menu text is dark after installing KDE-desktop

I installed the package kde-desktop, and now my menus in Unity have dark text: Changing my theme in System settings > Appearance > Look does nothing to change the text color. How can I change ...