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Problem starting Gnome-Shell after login

I am using Gnome-Ubuntu desktop 14.04. I have a Intel i7 processor, 6g ram, and over 2.5t of disk space. I am loading the Gnome-Shell by DVD. I am current using Windows XP because I cannot launch ...
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1answer
38 views

Using Ubuntu Without Terminal at all [on hold]

I was wondering if it's possible to use Ubuntu features completley without using the terminal at all ? In another way, is there some things that can't be done except using terminal, or I can do ...
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0answers
28 views

proxy system wide configuration from terminal applied to gui

we began installing ubuntu desktop 14.04 lts in replacement of xp desktop. the problem is after installing few desktop with the required applications and softwares it takes so long, so we are trying ...
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0answers
11 views

Issues Trying To Edit /etc/network/interfaces [duplicate]

Trying to change my interfaces file to add IPv6 Capabilities using Hurricane Electric, and I cannot save the file. Could someone explain to me what exactly i need to do. Thanks
1
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1answer
34 views

How to login to the GUI from commandline

When I boot up, I sometimes go into tty, execute a few commands and then have to restart the GUI (gmd) with sudo service restart gdm I then go to the GUI (Alt+F7) and have to login. Occasionally, ...
3
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1answer
98 views

Can I see in a log file all GUI based tasks in its alternative command-line format?

For example, I normally open mousepad (xfce equivalent of gedit) from the applications menu. However, I know that you can also do this in a terminal by typing mousepad. Following this example, what ...
0
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1answer
147 views

No GUI before login on Ubuntu 14.04

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 as the only OS on my computer on nomodeset to install the Nvidia drivers for my video card. I installed it and all is working properly. The only problem that I have is ...
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1answer
31 views

I cannot delete a folder from a driver (ubuntu 13.04) [closed]

When i try to delete a folder from a drive its saying through UI Error while deleting. Could not remove the folder New_Movie When i clicked show details , its showing Could not remove the folder ...
0
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1answer
19 views

what's the best package to add to an Ubuntu VPS account to get a terminal window?

For my Pair Networks VPS (running Ubuntu 10.04 on AMD64), and working install details with its illustrious support team, I am interested in suggestions for a robust terminal quasi-GUI'd window package ...
0
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0answers
16 views

Audiobox.fm Quiet Terminal?

I am really enjoying the service offered by Audiobox.fm in regards to acting as a Music Streaming server on Ubuntu 14.04. See Product. I am a novice linux user and would like to know if anyone else ...
3
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1answer
102 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
231 views

GUI toggle key for wifi hotspot(on/off)

I want to create a GUI widget like on/off toggle for running a set of commands. For example, to turn wifi hotspot on and off using ap-hotspot start/stop. Anybody help me...
0
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1answer
43 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
141 views

Main user login has no gui

After I upgrades from 10.04 to 12.04 I cannot login to my main users account. Before the upgrade I had created another administrative user but had never used that account with the gui. That other user ...
2
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0answers
79 views

How can I suspend the way that ubuntu does?

I would like a command I could map to a button or execute within my network. So far I know the command sudo pm-suspend but I could not make pmi action suspend work on either 12.04 nor 14.04 : Error ...
0
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1answer
111 views

Switch from GUI to the command line interface/console temporarily

I want to switch off the GUI, and only leave the command line interface or it is also know as the CLI. How would I do this?
0
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3answers
88 views

How to open a GUI application and 'disconnect' it?

I can run Sublime, for example, in the background by typing sublime-text & The & puts it into the background so that I can continue to run commands in my terminal. Alternatively, I can run ...
0
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2answers
63 views

Does GUI have shell behind it like terminal?

In Unix, the text we type on terminal window is sent to shell as input. How about GUI and TUI? Does it have shell too that handles mouse clicks and keyboard?
2
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1answer
183 views

Switching between console and GUI in ubuntu

When in GUI mode, is there a CLI commands that kills the GUI and drops me into the console? When in CLI mode, is there a CLI command that drops me into the GUI? I found startx, but this drop me into ...
0
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1answer
1k views

How to change terminal theme / behavior?

Like Excel / .Net / Java can terminal also be a user friendly ? In current scenario it's single colour window single font and working with merely zero GUI, limited people who are aware about commands ...
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2answers
562 views

Command to run GUI Frontend for apt-get update

I want know, if there is any command to run apt-get update in GUI like in the picture following: All i want to do is to write a script which will update the software sources through this gui ...
0
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0answers
428 views

Ubuntu starting in terminal mode no GUI, even “startx” don't load GUI mode now?

Ubuntu 12.04 32bit Ubuntu stopped loading in gui mode just gives me a terminal mode. It use to work fine as normal but for some time it stopped loading in gui mode but will just load in like a ...
1
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1answer
202 views

Disable GUI and Go to Command Line Terminal

I am trying to temporarily disable the GUI in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I follow these instructions and type sudo stop lightdm it does disable to the GUI, but all that is left is a black screen without a ...
1
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1answer
42 views

upgrade ubuntu and also install layer of gui on it(on server version)

I have Ubuntu 10.04 and i want to upgrade it to 12.04. What do i do? I know from my friend that Ubuntu 10.04 server has been outdated, but I have only the 10.04 CD.I also got to know that the server ...
1
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1answer
51 views

Tried to disable GUI now neither GUI or TEXT loads

I am brand new to Ubuntu Server (or even having a server). I installed Ubuntu Server, installed a GUI using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop so that I can check for other software graphically. ...
0
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0answers
190 views

After i install ubuntu the gui doesnt load only command line

I installed ubuntu and it said it successfully installed. I restarted on it gives me an error saying " kvm: microcode failed " and then some file location and after that it loads the command line. I ...
4
votes
1answer
177 views

What is the power consumption difference between GUI and Shell?

I was wondering if there is any difference in power consumption between regular graphic interface mode and command line shell mode. And if it is what is the difference? Could I use Ubuntu on the ...
1
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2answers
840 views

Treat ssh terminal like it is local?

I'm trying to work on a computer remotely, but some of what I want to do involves calling GUI programs. I want them to open on the physical display of the remote laptop. Essentially my question is ...
0
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1answer
69 views

logout of CLI & reenter GUI

My video drivers are currently still in beta, so every now and then, the desktop environment malfunctions especially when (dis)connecting a second monitor. Thankfully, there is a way to restart the ...
2
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2answers
211 views

What is the user interface design of Ubuntu Server? [closed]

Can someone explain to me the GUI and CLI of Ubuntu Server?
1
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1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
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1answer
595 views

Make my Ubuntu, use more swap than RAM

So, I have 786 MB RAM with 1.6 GB Swap. I want to increase the usage of swap. In other words, i want my Ubuntu to use more Swap than My RAM. Please Tell me, how to do it
0
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0answers
185 views

Installed UBUNTU12.04 in Legacy, when changed to UEFI just runs the Terminal, not GUI

Well, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a Gateway NE 522 with Windows 8. First, I had to install it in Legacy mode, because in UEFI it would not run the bootable USB. In the Legacy mode it runs perfect. ...
1
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1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite

I'm thinking of replacing Win 8 with ubuntu and I have booted from a flash drive, as well as trying from a dvd drive, selecting the try option instead of install. I get the ubuntu loading screen ...
1
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2answers
2k views

How to switch from GUI to CLI mode and terminate any GUI program?

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit. I need to perform some database benchmarks on my computer so I want to make it in strict terminal mode, without desktop. I know I can ctrl-alt-f1 to go to terminal ...
0
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0answers
27 views

Anything that converts GUI actions to commands to be sent to remote ubuntu via SSH? [duplicate]

Is there anything that would allow me to run a GUI on client side of SSH(ie on windows)& that would convert the GUI actions made to corresponding commands to be sent via SSH client(in my case ...
1
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1answer
791 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 ...
1
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1answer
136 views

Multi-monitor setup, only terminal on one monitor

I currently have three monitors hooked up to my computer. I was just wondering if it is possible to have two monitors use the window manager - so, GUI - and have a single monitor not using the GUI but ...
1
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1answer
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
148 views

How to open scripts from Second Life viewer into console vim

I want everything that has to do with text to be edited within console vim with tabs. My problem is that I can't open files in console vim from GUI, I can only open them in gvim. Does anyone know ...
1
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0answers
83 views

Is there a GUI for command-line tools and Drupal management?

I have a physically disabled sysadmin who wants a GUI for specifically installing and updating drupal which is the primary thing he will be doing. We have a working apache and drupal installation ...
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2answers
154 views

Why are these command prompts necessary? Or can I do most of these things from the GUI? [closed]

I tried Ubuntu in the past, and found it great, until I found out I needed arcane commands such as: wget https://launchpad.net/~upubuntu-com/+archive/gtk3/+files/win2-7_0.1_all.deb sudo dpkg -i ...
2
votes
2answers
581 views

FLV Metadata Editor GUI

Are there any programs for Ubuntu 13.04 that allow the user to edit the metadata of FLV videos? I would prefer a graphical user interface. Command-lines are fine if that is all that exists.
26
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10answers
33k views

System Monitoring Tools For Ubuntu

I am looking for System Monitoring tools which are GUI and Cli or Web Based which include Basic Functions such as CPU Usage Ram Usage Swap Usage Disk Usage ( Space / I/O ) Heat Monitoring I know ...
1
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2answers
2k views

No interface, no Terminal

I just rebooted my computer and have no interface (except my desktop background and desktop files), which means no unity and no notification bar. Also, Ctrl+Alt+T doesn't work. Ctrl+Alt+F1, does ...
19
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4answers
2k views

CLI mounting vs. GUI mounting

On Ubuntu 12.10, when I want to mount a hard drive, I can just click on the unmounted drive and everything works fine (by mounting to /media/username/partitionlabel). Basically, I would like to do ...
4
votes
2answers
244 views

Developing GUI application for CLI Ubuntu Server

I need to be able to render my own GUI to the screen, but I'm not really sure how to do this considering I'm in a CLI environment. I don't want to install Ubuntu-desktop or anything, I don't need an ...
1
vote
1answer
868 views

Cant log in to gui ,X is broken

Note to others if you just want a summary of the problem skip down to summary. This first part is going to be slightly long and hopefully entertaining. As in, that is screwed up! but there might be ...
2
votes
1answer
8k views

Can't start unity from command line

For learning purposes, I'm trying to start my GUI (unity) on Ubuntu 12.04 from the command line. I've changed quiet splash in /etc/default/grub to text and I successfully booted into the command ...