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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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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Why are there fewer official apps for linux ?eg:(Official Google Drive/GUI Git etc are missing) [closed]

Take GIT GUI apps for Linux(Example) ,compare them to Mac/Windows apps here You would probably feel the difference.Why is this ,Linux , in spite of being powerful , free , open source hasn't been ...
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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 ...
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Interface text missing after update

Everything else is working fine, but when I restarted my computer after updating it came back with no fonts in menu bars. Does anyone know what is wrong and how to fix it?
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Wifi switch stop working, no GUI loggin ubuntu 14.4

after i try to reinstall ubuntu software center and upgrade apt-get suddenly wifi turn off and after restart and cannot access GUI and just access desktop with text mode?
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Stop Ubuntu from trying to load a GUI

So I have a computer running Ubuntu Server 12.04, and one operation I did needed a GUI (the application was graphical) so, being a noob, I ran: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop This worked ...
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GUI toggle key for wifi hotspot(on/off)

I want to create a GUI widget like on/off toggle for running a set of commands. For example, to turn wifi hotspot on and off using ap-hotspot start/stop. Anybody help me...
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How to disable live window resizing in Trusty Tahr

Subject says it all. How do I get rid of live window resizing? There's no setting for that either in "Appearance" or in "Unity Tweak Tool".
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Cannot Boot into the GUI Mode after Installing “ATI binary X.Org driver” from Ubuntu Software Center

The computer cannot boot into the GUI Mode after installing "ATI binary X.Org driver" from Ubuntu software center. Now I boot into recovery mode -> root -> mount -o remount,rw /. What can I do to fix ...
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Elevated gui programs all open blank windows

Using XFCE 4.9 on Ubuntu 12.04. I have some shortcuts that I've been using for ages to open things as root. For example, 'gksudo konsole'. These have been working just fine, but all of a sudden, ...
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Auto-boot to CLI in Ubuntu Server and auto login to GUI

I know that this question is likely to have been asked elsewhere, but despite a concerted effort I have found everything BUT what I am looking for. What I want to do is pretty straightforward. I have ...
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Bars(program icons & time + networking ect..) aren't showing when login

I was playing about with ctrl + alt + f1, I obviously done something wrong and if you ask me what I done wrong I don't know. I'm still able to access my files and such through folders on my desktop. ...
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How do I make a Ubuntu VM that boots to Terminal but has GUI capabilities?

I have to make an Ubuntu VM (Virtualbox) to run python scripts (on windows hosts) utilising GUIs like pygame, tkinter and pythonwx (especially Tkinter for my legacy apps) Making a VM appliance with a ...
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Main user login has no gui

After I upgrades from 10.04 to 12.04 I cannot login to my main users account. Before the upgrade I had created another administrative user but had never used that account with the gui. That other user ...
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Unity Error after installation on ubuntu 14.4

No application opens after installing such as synaptic, vlc, wine, etc. please help as I think there is some problem with the gui. Is it got to something with the unity?
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gui builder for shell script

Is there any gui builder tool for shell script. So that the interface can be designed by click and drag. Is there any plugins for eclipse or any existing ide to do this?
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Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS Network problem

Ok everyone, I am "sorta" new to ubuntu and am now running a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. I did a basic install of 12.04 lts 64-bit. After initial boot I logged in and ran 'sudo apt-get update'. After ...
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How can I suspend the way that ubuntu does?

I would like a command I could map to a button or execute within my network. So far I know the command sudo pm-suspend but I could not make pmi action suspend work on either 12.04 nor 14.04 : Error ...
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How does a graphical front-end control a daemon?

I'm developing a file sync daemon on Ubuntu as a hobby project, and I'm thinking I might want to develop a graphical front-end at some point which will let me control it. How can a GUI control and ...