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No TTY after installing NVIDIA Driver

When I first installed Ubuntu 14.04, I used the command line to install the nvidia drivers to my computer. Now, if I try to open any of the 6 TTYs, I lose all display and my monitor cuts off until I ...
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How to enable monitor from terminal?

I accidentally disabled my monitors, so when I log in I land on a blank, back-lit screen. I can open terminals with Ctrl+Alt+F#, so how do I enable the monitor from terminal? I tried xrandr, but it ...
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DISPLAY command on the command line

What does the command export DISPLAY=:0on terminal do ?? Is it possible to change the number from 0 to some other value..
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Display particular data into a file

I'm new to Ubuntu and have been using it for a couple of weeks now. Recently I encountered a problem where in I had to display a particular data on to a file. Here is the output displayed on the ...
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Refresh display settings - using xrandr / Laptop screen off, external screen on

I set the display settings of my laptop so that when an external screen is plugged in, only the external screen is used. However, when I plug it in after being logged into Ubuntu, it stays as if no ...
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Ubuntu is in command mode how to turn on the GUI mode again?

I have HP Probook 4540s with Radeon graphic card, I downloaded drivers from This site and installed those after reboot I couldnt see my launcher and toolbar but yes i could use few shortkeys, I looked ...
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How come my terminal's character spacing is off unless I uncheck “Use the system fixed width font”? [duplicate]

My terminal looks like this: unless I uncheck "Use the system fixed width font" in which case it looks like this: I noticed that the character spacing is off for applications other than the ...
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Screen randomly switches to console

I have the following problem with Ubuntu 13.04: GUI randomly switches to console mode. If I suspend and wake up, it is in GUI again. A related issue is when I switch to a different terminal (e.g. ...
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Brightness settings from terminal

I do change the Turn screen off when incative for: often using the below screen in Ubuntu 12.04. How do I change the same from the terminal? I did check in the gconf-editor, but couldn't figure it ...
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How do I rotate my display when not using an X Server?

I have a widescreen monitor that rotates. I'm trying to use it in 'landscape' mode (vertical). This is easy in the GUI. How do I rotate my display when I am not running an X Server or when I am ...
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How do I get more than 80 columns in command line mode?

I installed ubuntu from the minimalcd because I just want to use vim and command line tools. However I would like more than 80 columns of text. I have a large monitor so I would like at least a ...
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12.10 starts up to just my desktop background [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity does not start after installing the fglrx drivers on 12.10 I have only just started using linux more than just instlling it on an old pc for fun and have just ...
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how to reset dual display to one screen from command line?

How can I reset dual display to one screen from command line and set old second screen as main display? (12.04 + nvidia)
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Ubuntu partition won't display on screen

I installed ggobi on my MacBook Pro, and it wasn't working right. I looked up some information, and found this site: Gtk Warning: Cannot open display I followed the vague instructions, but I think I ...
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578 views

Reveal File in File Explorer

I have a Java application in which I need to "reveal" a file to the user (i.e. open the containing folder of the file in an explorer and highlight the file). I have configured it to do so in both ...
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How do I list connected displays using the command line?

Is there a command that will list displays connected to the computer? Specifically, I'm looking to find out how my external monitor is being detected by the system when connected by HDMI cable and ...
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How can i tell if a window is in fullscreen from command line

So I found that with wmctrl -F -r "SomeWin" -b add,fullscreen I can make a window fullscreen, now i want to run a cron so that it stays open, but also verifies that it's fullscreen. Is there ...
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Lines disappearing intermittently from both Terminal and Emacs

I'm having trouble even finding the right search terms to diagnose this problem. It's also hard to reproduce on my own machine. When I enter a command in the terminal, occassionally I will see no ...
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Displaying output of arbitrary command on Unity panel

In my current setup running Ubuntu Natty and GNOME 2, I use the COMPA applet to display information on my top GNOME panel that I wish to always be visible on my desktop. I really like this ability to ...
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Is there any way to specify which workspace and/or window to launch a program into?

I asked a related, but more specific, question here. I want to know if there is a way to specify where you want a program to launch. I basically want to write a shell script which is launched every ...
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How do you change brightness, color and sharpness from command line?

I am controlling my PC with SSH and scripting. How can i change the brightness, color and sharpness from command line? Try 1: failed $ sudo redshift -t 5000:5000 -g .5 Cannot list GNOME panel ...
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How can I switch user in a shell and use the existing gnome display session?

If I switch user in a terminal. su bob I can't open gedit because bob doesn't own the display. If I execute xhost + before switching to bob I can open the display for some applications but not ...
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Is there a way to shutdown the X display?

I know about startx, but is there a command that stops X? I run Ubuntu 10.04.
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What's the best way to implement a script for tiling windows?

I just upgraded to ubuntu 11.04, and I am looking for a good way to tile windows. What I need is just to move window to the left or right half side of the screen, and bind the actions to some keyboard ...
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How to turn off the display via the command line?

Is there a way to turn off the display (enter power saving mode) using a command? For example, when the computer is inactive for a specific interval, the screen turns off to conserve energy. Is there ...