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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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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Open file or application as root from GUI

Is it possible to open a file or application as root from the GUI? My ideal would be right-clicking on a file or an application and seeing an "Open as Root" choice in the context menu, after which I ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How to access and copy files from an old/other Ubuntu system's partition?

I'm getting permission denied when I try to access my old 10.04 partition. I'm trying to get into the home folder so that I can back up the data before I do a fresh install of 12.04. I know the ...
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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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Language of Ubuntu on-board guide [duplicate]

Finally the installation was repeated with user's language selected in the beginning of installation - the installation was not easy this way. As for the installed Ubuntu the on-board Ubuntu User ...
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getting error in opening py file [duplicate]

I'm installing a software in Ubuntu 12.04 and got the following error: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7638369/ server@ubuntu:~/Desktop/revkit-1.3$ ./tools/gui/gui.py Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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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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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 ...