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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Start another GUI on different TTY

For some reason I want to have 2 GUIs open at different TTYs. the commands sudo service lightdm stop/start will stop/create a new GUI at TTY7. but how can I do the same at different TTYs or ...
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How to fix missing characters from font after awakening from suspend?

I find that often after awakening from suspend on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 (I have only found this issue on the latest version, though I have not tried with GNOME 3.18 on 16.04) that I get ...
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How do I drag-and-drop a file into a window that's not in the foreground?

In Windows, if I'm dragging a file or a piece of text and I want to want to drop it into a window that's currently not in the foreground I can simply hover over that window on the task bar and the ...
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Simple Zenity script?

I am trying to make a simple graphical Zenity+Bash script that will list all the icon themes available in /usr/share/icons, then let the user select one and click "OK" to replace gtk-icon-theme-name="...
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GUI for ubuntu server: xfce or xubuntu-desktop

I would like to install a desktop environment on my Ubuntu server 12.04. I like xubuntu-desktop as it is a light-weight one. But I'm confused between xubuntu-desktop and xfce. Can anyone tell me what ...
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How to set a custom text highlighting colour

If you use the Adwaita theme you get Blue as the highlighting colour, for Numix you get Red/Orange (not sure exactly which), I have Numix, and like it, but I would like to change the highlighting ...
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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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Unity GUI pauses/freezes for less than a few seconds

I've just got my new Lenovo ThinkPad X220 with Intel HD graphics (I'm not sure what the chip is) and I've installed Natty. Everything works great out of the box, except there are short pauses/freezes ...
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Can't login to GUI with my Valid password [duplicate]

I have ubuntu server 12.10 and installed ubuntu-desktop to access it via GUI and changed the default runlevel to 5. Now I get the GUI login screen with my username (display name) but when i enter my ...
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Does every program have to go through the shell to complete the process they willing to make?

I have seen somewhere that "bash is used to communicate with the Linux kernel." Is it applicable only to the terminal? Or does every program (including programs which has GUIs) have to go through ...
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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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Can I have a countdown window show the time until next suspend?

Occasionally I leave my computer unsuspended when I need to go somewhere but I am leaving it with people I absolutely trust and I will be back shortly so no real need to suspend (like if it's family ...
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gui shutdown on acer aspire v5-573G not working

When I press the gui shutdown button, the system is not powering off, but rather just remains at splash screen. Hence, I always have to power off the machine manually holding the power button. Issuing ...
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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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CLI only Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am currently running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I really dislike having a GUI startup by default, however I don't want it fully gone. So is there any way to just stop the GUI starting ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 Gui text and pictures displaying problem like a virus

I might have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 with a brand new laptop Lenovo T450s - it looks like a virus. It appeared after the laptop had to be restarted and I hope it is just some corrupted file. ...
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How do I determine if I am running 32 bit or 64 bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I check if I have a 32-bit or a 64-bit OS? This question seems to come up quite regularly. The answer I know is to go to terminal and type uname -m if it says "...
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UI elements become completely unresponsive

Many of my UI elements become completely unresponsive. This happens in both Unity and GNOME Classic. There are lot's of examples of this, but usually only some of the UI elements are unresponsive (e....
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I have just installed LAMP server through tasksel. Can I use it in any graphical way?

I have just installed LAMP server, as this answer suggested. Tasksel shows it is installed, but I see no option to use it, except for the terminal. As a user new to Linux, I would prefer something GUI-...
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Revert back to Nouveau drivers [duplicate]

I was trying to install the proprietary nvidia drivers for my optimus laptop. This resulted in my GUI disappearing, I can only see my desktop background (can still open terminal and right-click the ...
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Real-time star map

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and I was wondering if there is any sort of graphical application which shows you all the planets and stars etc that are above you (based on your ...
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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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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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How to change the UI language on Clementine?

The title says it all, really. I've recently moved to Ubuntu, tried a LOT of audio players, and I'm liking the features on Clementine so far but... It's the only program that isn't on English and it's ...
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User Groups and Advanced Settings in 15.04

Ubuntu used to allow me to change user's groups and advanced settings within the "User Settings" GUI. These options are gone now in 15.04. Where do I go to find these settings? (Using the command ...
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Open GUI apps on a Ubuntu 16.04 machine via SSH from an Ubuntu 14.04 machine

I'm trying to open GUI apps(gedit/nautilus/firefox) on a 16.04 machine via SSH from a 14.04 machine. The command I use is : ssh -X username@ipaddress and then: nautilus However, it doesn't open ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pass sudo command from GUI [duplicate]

I have a shell script using some sudo command. When I run this script from terminal - it asks me for password and runs with any problem. But when I try to run executable shell script form GUI (double ...
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15.04 can't connect to password-protected Wifi

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 from Ubuntu 14.10. When I try to connect through the GUI to a password protected wifi network I cannot click on the 'connect' button D: Any quick fix? The wireless ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop Freeze

currently I've installed on my Lenovo G50-30 Ubuntu 16.04 64bit. Now I got after the system is running for a short or a longer time desktop freezes. As desktop software I use Unity, also tried Xfce -> ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Installing GUI on Ubuntu server 15.04 without internet connection

I'm trying to figure out how I can install the GUI on my Ubuntu server without an actual internet connection to do the downloading of the software to the server. I have a portable hotspot for internet ...
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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): ...