Questions related to "GUI"s - that is, a Graphical User Interface. (As opposed to a Command line interface from a terminal)

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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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Disable auto-login from the CLI

After successfully installing Ubuntu and logging in to the Unity desktop, I followed the prompts to enable the proprietary display drivers. After rebooting, the Unity desktop is now entirely ...
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How can I install Cinnamon on a minimal CLI installation?

I've come across similar, already answered questions on this website; however none of them deals with starting from the scratch - the Ubuntu core. The normal release of 12.04 was not responding well ...
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How do i install a GUI for my Ubuntu Server 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTE, but i want a lightweight GUI, as it makes easier things for me. How can i do that? Which one do you recommend?
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ImportError: No module named unstable

I get the following error when I execute the gui.py script on my newly installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Please help as I have recently started using Ubuntu, I am not too good at debugging yet. I get this ...
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Are there any GUI apps that can create .desktop files?

My question is simple. Is there any fast and easy way of creating .desktop files for shortcuts? For example, I think you can right click and create .desktop shortcuts in Linux Mint. I already know ...
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Is there any GUI tool for Upstart

Is there currently any GUI based application to show currently running services, with buttons to start and stop services? It doesn't necessarily need to be able to set boot up behaviour.
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What's the equivalent to 'explorer .' (Windows) or 'open .' (Mac)?

Inside the terminal, I could use the command 'explorer .' in Win32 or 'open .' in Mac to open GUI explorer/Finder. What's the equivalent command in Ubuntu?
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Any complete GUI interface for Mercurial?

I've tried TortoiseHG from the repositories, but it wasn't working at all.
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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 ...
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How can I make Ubuntu/GNOME look better i.e more smaller and compact?

I like Ubuntu and I don't use Windows except at office but I have always felt that every thing in Ubuntu/Gnome is a bit bigger than it should be i.e the fonts, desktop icons, the window borders and ...
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increase padding in gnome terminal

I'd like to increase the padding in the gnome terminal, because the default has no padding and hurts my eyes. (Padding as in: I want space between the window border and where the text input/output is ...
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Are there plans for system-wide smooth scrolling?

As Ubuntu seems to be making strategic preparations for a tablet-like experience, I wondered what priority smooth scrolling is for the team. A use case: I read PDFs on a netbook on a daily basis. ...
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Simple way to consistently access a SMB mount?

Is there any simple GUI way to make an SMB share persistent? I don't quite remember the steps, but on Windows, once you've mapped a share to a drive, you're given the option to 'reconnect on boot' (or ...
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How to add applications and GUI to the minimal Ubuntu?

I would like to build a custom Ubuntu from the minimal Ubuntu version. I plan to use the 11.10 version. My question is, how to I add the basic necessary packages like networking, desktop, apt-get, ...
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Is there a GUI utility to mount remote filesystems over SSH?

Is there a GUI utility to mount remote filesystems over SSH (SSHFS)?
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Is PyGTK still relevant?

I'm new to Linux but not to app development. I come from a RealBasic on a Mac background. I've accepted that I need to learn a new language to develop for Linux (since RB won't run on 64 bit distros ...
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Is there some way to get a more usable file chooser dialog?

On other operating systems the file chooser dialog in applications lets you do things like: see a larger preview of images in the current directory create a new folder change the view of the current ...
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Is there a GUI for /etc/hosts that I can use?

I want to be able to easily and frequently edit my hosts file from a quick GUI. Any one know of one that exists? Thanks!
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Is there a GUI for youtube-dl?

youtube-dl is advanced but it lacks a good GUI. I personally can't use such a program without a GUI. Something similar to YTD downloader will be good. I need it to have a progress bar and other ...
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Where to learn GRUB commands?

First of all is the GRUB essential to have Ubuntu? If yes, where can I learn it's commands? It makes me dead when it stops booting Linux and displays dangerous prompts. And is there any good ...
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How to see terminal commands generated by GUI actions

I am new to Linux and only know my way around because of the GUI. Is there a way to see the equivalent commands on the terminal to do the same things as using the GUI? Thanks
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What software was used to make the Software Center mockups?

I was reading this Ubuntu Software Center design document and wondering, what software was used to design all those ui concept?
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What are some good GUI binary viewers/editors?

What are some GUI applications that will let me view and edit binary files (executables, images, etc.).
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Gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04.2 lts [duplicate]

How to I get Gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04.2 lts because I want to try it and I don't want to upgrade to a non-lts version of ubuntu. Without I back porting it?
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Can my xubuntu installation be converted to standard Ubuntu?

I currently have xubuntu installed on my netbook, and I'm considering converting it to the standard vanilla Ubuntu. Is this possible? If so, how do I start?
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Can I disable the alt+window+right click behaviour for editing panels in Gnome Classic?

In Gnome Classic 11.10, when you want to make edits to the Gnome Panel, you have to press Alt + Super and then right click. I believe in some cases it's just Alt and right click, but because of ...
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Minimum to install for a visual web browser in Ubuntu Server

I have set up a machine with Ubuntu Server. Some of the server software I want to run on it has web based user interfaces for setting it up et cetera. I know I could connect to it from a different ...
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Is it possible to set Totem as frontend for Xine?

The Wikipedia article for Totem player says that "until version 2.27.1, it could alternatively be configured to use the Xine libraries instead of GStreamer". I like Xine very much, but not its ...
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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 ...
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I cannot start graphical apps as root

I used to be able to do so, but something as simple as this fails now: gksudo gedit and this also fails: sudo gedit I receive the error: Cannot open display. I haved checked this: ...
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How to add linux mint desktop to ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Hi I just want to ask what are the commands to be typed in the terminal to add Cinnamon(linux mint desktop) to the list of UI in the Ubuntu 14.04 login? I just recently upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.10 ...
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How can I reduce lagging with GUI/GPU stuff — make Unity run smaller, quicker, faster?

Finally installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP Pavilion 2000. Have all of my apps on and loaded and am happy thus far. ONE ISSUE -- I'm experiencing a small amount of GUI/GPU style lagging when I go to open ...
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Run a GUI program at startup on top of X with no window manager

I want to start a program on top of X after startup. I want no desktop manager, nor window manager, but I just want to start a single program like Firefox after startup. Is there a standard way to do ...
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Why am I not given a GUI after installing ubuntu-desktop in Ubuntu Server?

I installed the ubuntu-desktop (apt-get install ubuntu-desktop) but it does not show the GUI and it is not changing. It installed without any problem and I don't know why it does not work. I select ...
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No GUI boot; startx error, I suspect no filesystem corruption

Till yesterday, my Ubuntu 9.10 was working fine. I had watched a movie using vlc. I had also charged my ipod using the laptop. Today, when I started it, I automatically booted into command line. ...
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Can't start ubuntu 12.04 in GUI

After entering sudo apt-get install libqt4-dev intltool a lot of important stuff deleted automaticly. No graphic interface available anymore! Need help! I use hotot as twitter UI on my desktop. ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Which Login Manager is this?

May someone tell me the name of this Login manager ? Additionally I would like to know : How the background image has been added? How to install this (with the apt-get command) ? Will this work ...
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Weird Ubuntu 11.10 GUI problem

It sounds different from the normal unity theme, how to correct it? Why are the images changed? It happens even though I have booted few times. Thanks.
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How do I fix 11.10 GUI?

This happens in both gnome and Ubuntu. I can log in just fine. But nothing loads. All I see is my background. This happend after I was trying to get my dual screens configured correctly.
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How do I set clicking on a screen edge to switch viewports?

I remember being able to do this before, but I seem to have accidentally removed this setting in Compiz. How do I turn it back on?
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Disable X server and Gnome temporarily [duplicate]

I need to execute some tests on a script of mine which requires a lot of CPU cycles. Is there a way to kill the GUI? I tried but it always restarts by itself.
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Enable copying of special files in gui

I have made a portable Hdd to boot into root user directly hen booted. I have also removed the login screen, so that it directly boots into the root user. I no have to make a change in copy method in ...
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Problems loging in after dealing with video drivers and black screen

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop alongside windows 8.1. I have a Nvidia GeForce GT 645M video card on it and was having black screen on boot issues. so I installed the xorg-edgers ...
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Unable to login through GUI as a user but I am able to login via terminal

I am unable to login through GUI as a user but I am able to login via terminal. This occurred after I installed 2 steps authenticator of Google using apt-get install command. I followed these steps: ...
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No GUI, No internet connection, please help 12.04

I am new to Ubuntu and I tried to install ubuntu server 12.04 on my laptop. now my problem is - I am unable to connect to the internet (I have wifi ONLY connection). ubuntu didn't recognize my ...