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Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit xstart does not work, gui is lost

I have a big problem. Because my PC does not start without a Monitor, I tried the following: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1452600&page=7 > For ubuntu 11.10 the only thin which ...
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GUI fails to show up both in 'try ubuntu' (live-session) and after-installing [ubuntu-gnome13.10]

I have downloaded and burned ubuntu-gnome 13.10 amd64 on a dvd. It booted straight into the live session (uefi-off in my motherboard settings). Everything works as it should until I'm asked to choose ...
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Cannot load GUI [duplicate]

I'm completely new to Linux; I managed install 12.10 today on my Lenovo Ideapad y510p after running into various issues. For reference, the graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce GT750M and the drivers are ...
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I tried to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 and GUI no longer works, my computer enters directly to CLI and claims an error when asked to startx

I have tried kwin --replace and startx, the former claims a fatal error the latter tries to initiate but fails after an error. I reinstalled kubuntu-desktop to no avail. My issue is similar to this ...
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How to start GUI application on a remote Ubuntu box via SSH

I can log into the remote Ubuntu (Kubuntu 12.04) machine. Using the info from (How to start a a GUI software on a remote Linux PC via SSH) I tried the following after logging in: user@Kub:~$ export ...
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1answer
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Graphic Interface doesn't start

I came back to work after a week away and this is what greets me: If I press enter it displays the tty1 login prompt. I have booted using a 12.04.2 Live USB and it seems to work fine, I`m using it ...
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1answer
142 views

Bind one mouse button to another

The my middle mouse button is not particularly responsive, and I have several completely unused side buttons, and would prefer to map one of those to be interpreted as the middle button. There are ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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Graphic driver problem in VirtualBox with Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? The system is running in low-graphics mode error in “Virtualbox” I have been running Ubuntu perfectly in ...
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Kubuntu 12.10, Signal out of Range after Grub.

I installed Kubuntu 12.10 from USB, had to edit Grub aswell. Grub appears to be working properly (dual booting with Windows 8). Everything works fine until selecting "ubuntu" from Grub. Screen goes ...
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1answer
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X fail: “Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration”

I've been running 12.04 (64-bit) for quiet a while now without any major problems. But when trying to login in today, the GUI failed to come on and was stuck at a flashing cursor. I switched to a ...
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How to open a GUI app from Terminal without losing terminal input [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to clean launch a GUI app via the Terminal (so it doesn't wait for termination)? If I have a terminal open in X-window, I can start a GUI app from the terminal. ...
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1answer
411 views

GUI application on (from ?) a server without X11

Is it possible to run a GUI application (firefox / xterm / GNU plot) on an Ubuntu server (The server does not have X11 installed) over an SSH with X11 forwarding (The client has X11 installed)? I am ...
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Why is X11 a security risk in servers?

I remember reading that servers do not have a GUI because X11 is a security risk. Why?
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2answers
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I killed my GUI and Startx cant find a “screen”

First off let me mention that this problem happened a while ago so i may have forgotten some of the details. A while ago I was trying to get used to backtrack5 and I was doing pretty well I think. I ...
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LTSP thin client boots to a command prompt instead of a GUI [closed]

When I install Edubuntu 11.10 with LTSP, it installs fine. When I go to boot from the thin client it opens a terminal (looks like MS-DOS) on the thin client, but the LTSP server shows a GUI. I am new ...
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Do I need a desktop to run a GUI?

I am setting up a light weight VM, following the guide in the Ubuntu Documentation What I want to be able to do is launch a GUI application. I don't need / want anything on the desktop. First I ...
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2answers
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How do I run a graphical application in a virtual console besides <Alt+F7>?

I want to run R in a virtual console and RCommander in a separate virtual console. Or maybe I want to run a game in a virtual console and shut off the desktop. Or maybe I want to pipe an ssh -x ...
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1answer
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How do you run a GUI application without GUI (gui application as daemon on headless server)?

Okay, so I want to run a GUI application as daemon on a server without X. The application is a java program. It can be configured in a configuration file so the GUI is not necessary to use it. ...
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607 views

Upgrade to 11.04 broke GUI entirely [closed]

Yesterday I ran the upgrade to 11.04 from 10.10. While it was configuring the packages, the display froze (as it was configuring libatm1, not that that necessarily matters). Apache and SSL weren't ...
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Why is Wayland better?

As recently announced by Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu will be moving towards using Wayland as its display manager. What are biggest differences between X11 and Wayland? Why will Wayland make Ubuntu ...