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how do i start unity manually upon boot?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I was wondering how could I start the GUI manually upon booting the system. For example, I'd like the system to start at a black tty screen, it asks for my ...
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Ubuntu mixed boot

I have a problem during boot my Ubuntu starts with console interface, then switches to GUI. In this video you can see how it happens: http://youtu.be/-Ps26OCwsgM Thanks for the help in advance.
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Disable GUI at boot time

I want to disable GUI at boot time. I followed these steps: sudo nano /etc/default/grub Find out this line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" Change it to: ...
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Stop Ubuntu from trying to load a GUI

So I have a computer running Ubuntu Server 12.04, and one operation I did needed a GUI (the application was graphical) so, being a noob, I ran: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop This worked ...
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Auto-boot to CLI in Ubuntu Server and auto login to GUI

I know that this question is likely to have been asked elsewhere, but despite a concerted effort I have found everything BUT what I am looking for. What I want to do is pretty straightforward. I have ...
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1answer
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How do I make a Ubuntu VM that boots to Terminal but has GUI capabilities?

I have to make an Ubuntu VM (Virtualbox) to run python scripts (on windows hosts) utilising GUIs like pygame, tkinter and pythonwx (especially Tkinter for my legacy apps) Making a VM appliance with a ...
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Ubuntu 64bit 12.04 LTS upgraded and now stuck rebooting at 5 dots screen

I did an update/upgrade and the NVIDIA driver 3.04.116 came down, at which point my DELL machine (with an NVIDIA 9500 GT) won't boot into the gui any more. I searched the web and here and tried a LOT ...
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1answer
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Black screen after splash and partition file system unknown

Problem Since yesterday. when I boot the computer, after the splash logo, the screen turns black. I can go to a tty screen, but anything that I try to open graphically fails. (I am not the most ...
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356 views

Can't get past splash screen on 13.10 boot

I have just updated to 13.10. The system boots and loads, and the GUI login screen appears. After logging in, however, I am left with the colorful splash screen and nothing else happens. I can use ...
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1answer
707 views

GUI doesn't work, flashing underscore on boot

Ubuntu version is 12.04.3. My computer is a Asus laptop, UL30Jt with a Nvidia graphics card. I previously had problems getting the graphics drivers to work, but I resolved that previously today. ...
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tty1 boot difficulty on Dell XPS 13

Last night I got tired of windows (really it happened before last night) and decided to load Ubuntu 12.04 on my dell XPS 13 (Dell XPS 13 XPS13R2-1250sLV, intel 3337U processor), initially the laptop's ...
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How to revert back to GUI as the default interface from CLI in Ubuntu desktop?

I was able to set up a text-only UI (CLI) by editing the file /etc/default/grub in Ubuntu 12.04 as per the instructions in: How do I disable X (GUI) at boot so that the system boots in CLI mode? using ...
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1answer
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Install driver form command line

I recently did some stuff on my computer (installing various things) and now my computer does not have a GUI. I can log into my computer via command line and work only from the command line. I need ...
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2answers
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can't get GUI to start from command prompt [duplicate]

I've been running Ubuntu for some time. Last night I installed the updates that automatically download periodically and shut down. This morning the machine will only boot to the command prompt. I've ...
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1answer
776 views

Always boot to gui

I've got an old that sits and does some of the grunt work in the house. I've recently got it running 12.04 from 10.x, and everything seems to be working brilliantly. Unfortunately though, it only ...
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1answer
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Xubuntu 13.04 boots to command line instead of GUI. How to get back GUI?

I have Xubuntu 13.04 on my desktop as a dual-boot system with XP. Installed it at first time two days ago and suddenly got this problem. Write my question from good old troubleproof Windows XP (long ...
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Four GUIs off USB Boot

I am booting Ubuntu on a mac off of a USB drive. When I start it up there is a black screen giving me the options to try Ubuntu, install Ubuntu, or 2 other options. I select try Ubuntu and four GUIs ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu suddenly stopped booting to GUI and startx stalls

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. A few hours ago, I started up my machine, checked my email, played a couple albums on Spotify and turned it off again. I did not notice anything out of the ordinary and I ...
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How do I get Ubuntu 12.10 to boot GUI after removing libjpeg8?

In an attempt to install pygame on Ubuntu 12.10 I removed lib8jpeg sudo apt-get remove libjpeg8 so I could reinstall it. "This will fix that the pesky missing JPEG dependency," I thought. Since ...
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1answer
422 views

No Unity/compiz after boot - GTK problem?

ASUS Zenbook Prime, Ubuntu 12.10 using double boot with Windows 7. While working in Ubuntu, suddenly file icons didn't display properly anymore (all icons where the same white page) and desktop ...
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Option for logging in with GUI or CLI

I am using a desktop with dual boot options Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm able to use both the systems very well. Is there any option/method so that instead of logging in to GUI directly, ...
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1answer
275 views

I removed nvidia driver and lshw -c video still shows nvidia

Today I tried to activate the newer experimental drivers and both 304 and 310 failed to even install. So I tried the regular nvidia driver 295.40 for the 20th time today (I had lag issues and was ...
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2answers
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How can I set my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to boot to console without GUI? [duplicate]

So I installed Ubuntu server to run some tests on a VM. For various reasons I couldn't get a specific DEB file, and instead of using a shared folder I decided it would be a good idea to install ...
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How to start GUI from command line?

I've installed the following version of ubuntu om my machine. ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso But when I switch on the computer, I get command line. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS COMP-1245 tty1 Once I ...
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2answers
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Ubuntu boots to terminal on start up

For a long time I've been unable to get updates due to a "repositories not found" error. Yesterday someone fixed this for me but after installing 94 days worth of updates my system wanted to restart. ...
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1answer
638 views

Computer is randomly shutting down. What could be?

I'm having some problems, my computer is shutting down at random intervals, but from today it started to shut off rigth after the login screen. It's a Toshiba Laptop. I thought it was the cpu ...
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1answer
393 views

GUI not showing after installation of 11.10 on virtual machine

Steps i did 1.) Specs of VM 512MB RAM 20GB HD 1Core 2.) Open ISO on VM 3.) Specify Username and password 4.) Boot 5.) Select English 6.) reboot after install 7.) the prompt told me that ...
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Not able to view GUI screen in Ubuntu after installing in VMware Workstation 7

I have installed VMWare Workstation 7.1.4 on a Intel Core 2 Duo Machine running on Windows 7 OS. I downloaded the DVD image ubuntu-11.04-dvd-i386 from the ubuntu website and installed it on the ...
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How do I get the GUI to come back?

My computer for some reason is no longer booting into the GUI. It sends me straight to the command line. How do I get it to launch the GUI and how do I get it to launch the GUI by default on startup? ...
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Stopping XFCE4 from starting up on boot on Ubuntu Server 10.04 [closed]

I installed xfce4 on my Ubuntu Server 10.04 based server to be able to use a GUI remotely through VNC. I installed it using the command sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop. However, after that, the ...
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Any way to clean up the look of the shutdown/logout/restart process?

So, I've given up trying to configure my system (ubuntu 10.10, open source ATI drivers) to shutdown/logout/restart gracefully. Whenever I do any of the three, all I get is an ugly ubuntu logo with ...