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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Ubuntu 14.04 loads without GUI (can access terminal) - Xorg.log&screenshot

I really need your help on finding out what can I do with this problem. I found some "fixes" online but none of them was helpful. I am kind of new to Ubuntu (and linux in general). If I am missing ...
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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 ...
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Any interface for building a server in Linux Xubuntu. (not desktop) [closed]

Is there any interface or program that I could install on my Linux Xubuntu that would help me set up a server using the terminal as little as possible?
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Ubuntu 14.04 gui not working after login [duplicate]

Yesterday I update ubuntu 14.04. It asked to restart the pc, after restarting it and logging into my account, only wallpaper is displayed. I tried the following by pressing ctrl+alt+f1 : sudo apt-get ...
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Desktop empty after login Ubuntu 14.04

I really need someone's help. I don't know waht else to do, I've read all forums trying all sort of manipulations without managing to solve my problem. After my login my desktop is empty. I don't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 ignoring network settings performed in the UI?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server, and then added a minimal desktop like so: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop --no-install-recommends Then I complemented the install with the following ...
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Gnome problem with 14.04

I got an install of 14.04 Server on my VPS. I then installed the GUI with: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop, then installed VNC with vnc4server. Now I have this really, bugged gray screen instead ...
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How to contribute to Ubuntu Desktop Environment UI, Unity as a Designer? [duplicate]

How to contribute to Ubuntu Desktop Environment UI, Unity as a Designer? Can my ideas be considered?
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Which Git GUI can show list of files inside stash?

It was very easy in Sourcetree but this tool is not available on Linux
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Can't login after running startx [duplicate]

Think I have totally messed my system up, and it's a case of lesson learned for not reading things correctly maybe. For some reason my GUI stopped loading after logging into ubuntu 12.04, think I ...
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Downgrade Matlab java from 7 to 6 in Ubuntu error [closed]

I'm trying to downgrade Matlab java from 7 to 6 because of some problem in Ubuntu like problem in creating GUI (using GUIDE) in Matlab.The Application and figures that I created with Matlab R2014a in ...
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12.04 laptop screen showing blue and white - no gui on external monitor

please forgive my ignorance on a number of your potential answers as i'm new to Linux. Basically I turned my laptop on one day a while back and was greeted with a black screen. I've since spent a ...
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cannot use visual mode GUI through ssh -XY <ip_address>

I am using ubuntu 12.04, and I am trying to ssh to log into a remote server which is also running ubuntu 12.04. I am using "ssh -X ". I can log into the remote server smoothly, but cannot use the ...
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how to create GUI for embedded systems

I need to create a GUI for a program that I will build to run in a minimal version of linux in an embedded system that i am making. Not sure if I'm going with arm or small factor x86 architecture and ...
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Running a python program from Ubuntu's 14.04 GUI [closed]

I would like to launch a terminal window and run a python program, but 14.04 does not seem to have the ability to do so like some older versions. I would like to click on an icon and it start a ...
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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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GUI won't load, but the desktop background loads. Can't access the terminal [duplicate]

Having trouble with the Ubuntu GUI. I can log in just fine (see this)... everything looks normal there. But as soon as I put in my password, I get this. I tried a few different troubleshooting ...
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Lightdm does not start automatically

When booting Lubuntu 14.04, a terminal screen is shown instead of the usual graphical log-in screen. Then, I have to type sudo lightdm and use Ctrl+Alt+F7 to switch to the graphical log-in screen. I ...
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Ubuntu VM 14.04 GUI

I have installed ubuntu VM image 14.04 and i used startx command to display the GUI ,it worked fine. After restarting the VM , I am not able to see the left side menu bar. However the menu bar is ...
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Can the OS be the problem that makes my pc not show correctly?

Let me explain what I mean by showing incorrectly: http://m.imgur.com/xfaRNnE I run Ubuntu 14.04, I updated the software througj the automatic updater and after restarting this happened. It is ...
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How do I start Unity manually upon boot?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) LTS, and I was wondering how could I start the GUI manually upon booting the system. For example, I'd like the system to start at a black tty ...
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How do I remove unwanted sensors from the psensor main panel?

Is there any way to remove the other sensors that I am not drawing on the graph? I would have thought that the option under Psensor -> Sensor Preferences -> "Display sensor in the Application ...
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How can I put Fedora GUI onto Ubuntu?

Okay, I'm pretty new to Linux-based systems, so if I say something wrong or ask something dumb, please bear with me. I have a project for school that requires some extensive work inside of the ...
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create bootable disk of os x mavericks with ubuntu

Is there a graphical method to create a bootable disk of mac os x 10.9 from ubuntu. I found one method : ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu mixed boot

I have a problem during boot my Ubuntu starts with console interface, then switches to GUI. In this video you can see how it happens: http://youtu.be/-Ps26OCwsgM Thanks for the help in advance.
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HELP: I Broke Ubuntu By Uninstalling Compiz

I'm still getting used to Linux, having come from Windows. I was receiving an error that "compiz" had crashed a few times so I figured I'd uninstall it. sudo apt-get remove compiz sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu Server 13.10 @ VPS - Gnome GUI doesn't show in vnc

So i've had this problem for weeks now and my host can't help me out and linked me to this thread: No desktop showing in Ubuntu 13.04 via VNC on a VPS I've did everything it says in there but then i ...
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system-config-printer broken after update to 14.04

After I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 the dialog system-config-printer in gnome runs into problems when called from the command line: sudo system-config-printer Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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How to run Lubuntu 14.04 in non GUI

I want to be able to run Lubuntu 14.04 in non GUI mode. I also want an easy way to switch between the two modes.
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Need advice for programming languages for a custom GUI

I just transitioned from windows to Ubuntu and so far loving it. On my list of tasks is to develop a GUI interface for collecting data from a remote device through RS232, compile and display the ...
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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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GUI problems: black boxes and bottom menu bar

After rebooting Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS i unexpectedly saw menu bar not in the top (as always) but in the bottom. 'Hidden' menu bar in the top are still working, e.g. i can restart operating system. See ...
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Java windows open up off-screen (multi monitor setup with Ubuntu 14.04)

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 (64 Bit) with Java 1.7.0_55 (openjdk-7-jdk:amd64, openjdk-7-jre:amd64). Most GUI Java applications start without any errors or warnings and their Icon shows up in the launcher, but ...
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Ubuntu GUI error

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux and just starting my journey. I have successfully installed and have the OS booting from a console window. I have tried to download the GUI through sudo apt-get update ...
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Why can't I get a GUI via RDP?

I've started up an ubuntu VM on Azure. I logged in via Putty and installed both ubuntu-desktop and xrdp. When I remote desktop to the VM, I get presented with a graphical log in (not ubuntu's) and I ...
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Certain programs will run but not open

When opening, say VLC or qBittorrent, they will appear in the Launcher (taskbar) but will not open the GUI to let me interact with the program. The name doesn't appear at the top, even. If I click ...
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winpdb GUI not running

I installed winpdb ( a python debugger ) . When I tried to run it's GUI version it showed this error wxPython was not found. wxPython 2.6 or higher is required to run the winpdb GUI. wxPython is the ...
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Installing SteamOS on chromebook

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity installed on my Chromebook using Crouton. To install SteamOS in Unity normally, all you need to do is install SteamOS Compositor and SteamOS Modeswitch Inhibitor and ...
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fail to start graphical interface [closed]

I'm using Linux Mint 14 and have faced the following problem recently: after removing and installing some of the software (torchat and LibreOffice to be exact) and rebooting I found myself not being ...
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Have to restart lightdm to get working window response

Every time I boot my computer, I need to restart lightdm to have anything but the desktop respond to mouse click events. It works fine after this. I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a custom-built AMD ...
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Disable GUI at boot time

I want to disable GUI at boot time. I followed these steps: sudo nano /etc/default/grub Find out this line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" Change it to: ...
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Wallpaper and Unity UI text smears

I have the same problem as in this previously asked and not answered question: What may cause the desktop wallpaper to be scrambled? Here are some of the recommended cli commands to post here: sudo ...
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Wine: How can I make Wine applications look like Windows 8? [duplicate]

I just installed Wine and I realized the applications look terrible. I wanted the look and feel of Windows 8 on my Wine applications, how can I go about doing this? Thanks!
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How to install HeidiSQL on Ubuntu

I have been using HeidiSQL (an open source GUI for MySQL / MSSQL) on Windows for a while now. However, as I'm moving to Ubuntu for development, I'd like to continue using HeidiSQL. The website states ...
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Going back to GUI mode in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I just removed some important libs and packages like glib n gstreamer from my Ubuntu 12.04. Now I can't go back to gui mode. It shows some thing like "failed to load Ubuntu session". But I can ...
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How can I modify a file that is owned by root?

I installed a program that runs in a browser. I would like to change the background picture it puts up on the screen or modify the existing one. The properties for that file tell me that it is owned ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.4: Add links to places in menu

I would like to add custom links to the places window on the top of the left pane in every nautilus window. I found solutions that suggest to just drag and drop it over the left pane, but that does ...
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Create desktop shortcut to log in as another user

I'm trying to create a desktop shortcut (presumably to an executable script?) that will log into another specific user account on my system. I want to log in to this other user's desktop GUI, not ...