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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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 ...
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Will I be able to get an interface that is like Gnome Classic in Ubuntu 14.04?

For a while I departed from Ubuntu to use Linux Mint because I really don't like Unity, or Gnome 3's most recent interface. I was fine with what was called "Gnome Classic", but I feared it was being ...
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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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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 can I add a desktop/GUI to a command-line Ubuntu installation?

I had installed Ubuntu on a VM, with a command-line only interface, now I have had enough of command-line interface experience and plan to proceed with GUI mode. But I dont want to install a fresh ...
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Looking for BIND web interface

I currently manage the domains of many clients and would like to setup a BIND server so I can all manage them from one place. Now, I'm looking for a web interface to BIND that would let my clients ...
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Set 7z compression level using GUI in Ubuntu

Archive Manager, or file-roller, doesn't seem to have the option to set the compression level for 7z files. However, the windows client 7-zip has an option to do so using GUI - On Ubuntu/Linux, ...
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Find file by content - Simple GUI-based solution

I'm looking for a GUI way to search for a textfile file by content on Ubuntu precise/Gnome 3 (i.e. find all "*.rb" files which contain the word "script" in "~/Documents" and subdirectories). I know ...
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How do I Copy one file to many subfolders?

It sounds like a simple question but if it was I wouldn't be asking it. I can obviously do this by opening all the folders in nautilus and pasting each one individually but the computer is the robot ...
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All menu items greyed out in Golly. How to diagnose the problem?

I tried installing Golly from the package manager. Everything seems to work fine, except that almost all the menu options are greyed out, disabled and unclickable. I tried with the latest version from ...
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Can a Gnome2 like interface be built upon the new Gnome3 code?

As far as I understand, both Unity and the new Gnome Shell are both running on new Gnome code base. There's some name confusion because talking about Gnome seems to refer to both the code underneath ...
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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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GIT, SVN, Mercurial and Bazaar packages available to install (GUI & Terminal)

What packages are available in Ubuntu to use the following distributed version control systems via Terminal or GUI? GIT SVN Mercurial Bazaar
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What Interface Toolkit is being recommended for Ubuntu on Nexus7/Mobile Devices?

I understand this is a may be a very premature question given that the current build is for testing Ubuntu Core, but I have just bought a Nexus7 to join in with this Ubuntu on mobile adventure and ...
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Running a script after the gui has loaded

I know how to run a program on boot, on login (System > Preferences > Startup Applications) or on opening a shell (.bashrc). I also did read "execute script after desktop loaded?". What I realized ...
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Confused about what makes up the Ubuntu GUI

I am now getting more into customizing my Ubuntu experience and want to understand better what all these different things I keep running into are. What is Gnome3 and Gnome2 in relation to GTK3 or ...
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Upgraded to 11.04 and now most of the UI is gray and boxy

I just upgraded to 11.04, and now most UI elements are gray and crappy looking (see screenshot). When I first log in, the panel looks black (as Ambiance theme is supposed to look), but then after a ...
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Is it possible to adjust the vertical size of the Unity launcher?

I want to make the bottom of the Unity launcher stop a little higher, is this possible? This isn't related to width or icon size. Searching turned up nothing about this. This is on Ubuntu 11.10.
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How to run a cron job that relies on .Xauthority?

I want to take a screenshot every five minutes with 'scrot'. To do this over a SSH connection, I can either run ssh -X user@server while true; do scrot -z; sleep 300; done OR (after manually check ...
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Can't change folder background

I tried to change via dragging from the Backgrounds and Emblems window, but the icon just goes back to that window rather than changing the folder background.However, I can change the task bar by this ...
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MythTV GUI problems

I'm using MythTV to watch TV on my ubuntu computer and I'm having a problem with the resolution. It seems that the GUI resolution is matched with the channel resolution, so If I'm watching a HD ...
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Letting modifier keys act as toggles under X

Is there any way to let the Shift, Ctrl and Alt keys behave as toggles under X? I know how one could do it under CLI (for example, by doing this) but found no reference for doing so under X. Please ...
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The application compiz has closed unexpectedly

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my desktop. (Pentium 4, 80 GB hard disk, 2 GB RAM, 32-bit CPU.) And I have installed Windows XP. I made a 40 GB partition for windows and 40 GB for Ubuntu. I ...
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LTSP thin client boots to a command prompt instead of a GUI [closed]

When I install Edubuntu 11.10 with LTSP, it installs fine. When I go to boot from the thin client it opens a terminal (looks like MS-DOS) on the thin client, but the LTSP server shows a GUI. I am new ...
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How to install an RPM using a GUI tool in Ubuntu Desktop?

I've been given some RPM files on CD and want to install them in Ubuntu (10.04) Desktop using a GUI app. Is there a way for me to do this without resorting to the command line? I'd like to know what ...
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How to bulk rename files after modification date?

I've got some photos with quite random names, but the dates (not exif, but when they were last edited) are correct. I'd like to rename them in that order, preferably so that the first photo is named ...
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CrashPlan desktop app suddenly terminated after Splash Screen

CrashPlan desktop app suddenly terminated after Splash Screen This was a fresh CrashPlan install on Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 with Oracle Java 7 JDK. Most of /usr/local/crashplan/log/....log was not ...
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How to start xampp GUI

I am having trouble finding out how to start the expanded GUI. I have found a tutorial on how to start this one sudo /opt/lampp/share/xampp-control-panel/xampp-control-panel But I am not able to find ...
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What GUI are there for Axel or for other such downloaders that use multiple connections?

In order to enjoy my maximum download speed, I use and like Axel very much, but from time to time I download multiple files and having so many windows opened has some disadvantages. I use Axel with ...
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Developing GUI application for CLI Ubuntu Server

I need to be able to render my own GUI to the screen, but I'm not really sure how to do this considering I'm in a CLI environment. I don't want to install Ubuntu-desktop or anything, I don't need an ...
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Touchscreen woes: Attempt to scroll using touchscreen is recognized as a click and drag/select

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a HP Envy 4t-1105dx with touchscreen. Everything except Wifi (Atheros AR9565 doesn't work out of the box) and touchscreen (mostly working) works. I believe that the Envy ...
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Does g++ compiler have graphical user interface?

As the question says, I wonder if the default ubuntu compiler, g++, has graphical user interface.
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Graphical bugs when putting Gnome panel on the right side

I like to have my Gnome panel (the one with icons and the Ubuntu menu) on the right side, rather than making my wide-screen even smaller in height. It worked perfectly except with the "Ambiance" ...
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Going from a shared NFS /home to a full LDAP solution

I recently deployed about a dozen Ubuntu (Karmic) desktops in a small office. Everything was going great, but storage became an issue. I then moved /home to an NFS mount which solved the immediate ...
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Ubuntu without GUI

I am using an Ubuntu 12.04 lts and I don't need the GUI, so I changed the grub to start as text mode, but since I don't use the GUI, I want to delete all about it to save space. I tried "sudo ...
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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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Problems with the 'Ubuntu classic' interface after recent upgrade to 11.04

I'm experiencing problems with the 'Ubuntu classic' interface, after I recently updated my ubuntu to version 11.04. First of all, a small glitch. Just look at this screenshot of the dropdown menu ...
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Which desktop is installed by default?

I just installed 13.04 Desktop version... which GUI was installed?? Is this Gnome? How do I identify which one it is?
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How can I limit the GUI choices in the drop-down menu at login?

Having installed GNOME-shell, Cinnamon, and GLX/Cairo-dock, the drop-down GUI list at login is now quite long (3 GNOME options, 3 GLX options, 2 Unity, and 2 Cinnamon). I only plan on using a few of ...
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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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python GUI frameworks that support touch devices

Hello everyone I want to know what is the best GUI framework for python that supports touch I've been searching couple of hours and this are results which I found: PyQt5 I heard for Qt and I know ...
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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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How I can make GUI of Netbeans look darker?

I have sensitive eyes. It is important for me - having everything dark in my monitor. How I can make Netbeans good for my eyes? I work under Linux, Lubuntu. Thank you very much for answers.
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How can I improve Eclipse's user Interface to get rid of the excessive padding and spacing?

Eclipse Juno (historical versions too) has too much padding applied to the tabs and borders. This makes it hard to work with multiple project folders, especially ones containing multiple packages and ...
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Transmission Remote GUI setup hangs on DHT attempting to bootstrap

I'm trying to install transmission on Ubuntu Server 12.04. But I'm running into few issues, The main one now is that the setup seems to hang on: DHT Attempting bootstrap from dht.transmissionbt.com ...
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How to keep a graphical application running, even if it crashes?

I use Gnome Do as a launcher for most things. I have it set to run on login and for most of the time it sits in the background waiting for me to mash a keyboard shortcut. About once a week, it falls ...
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Random “freezes” (only mouse cursor moves) [closed]

Okay. So I did a clean install of Natty yesterday. The problem is that it freezes randomly. I can still move my mouse, but not do anything. I can also go into the terminal, but doing a gdm restart ...
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Can I see in a log file all GUI based tasks in its alternative command-line format?

For example, I normally open mousepad (xfce equivalent of gedit) from the applications menu. However, I know that you can also do this in a terminal by typing mousepad. Following this example, what ...
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Is there a standalone graphical application for configuring Network Manager?

I was working through a kiosk computing question yesterday. Somebody is trying to deploy Ubuntu as a single-application appliance in a way that they can hand the machine to a client and it'll let them ...
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What is the power consumption difference between GUI and Shell?

I was wondering if there is any difference in power consumption between regular graphic interface mode and command line shell mode. And if it is what is the difference? Could I use Ubuntu on the ...