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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Problem using acpi_call_GUI on dell inspiron N5110

I just installed acpi_call_GUI on my laptop using this guide. (In order to switch off discrete graphics at every boot) Now when i run the software , i click to install acpi_call. After that it asks me ...
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Can I permanently change the GUI language of a certain program to English?

Is it possible to make a permanent change to the GUI language of Cola Git GUI or git gui? I would like to have them both in English, whenever I start them. Is this possible? I know of the following ...
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Backup of Apps and GUI Settings [duplicate]

Well, I got (I think) a pretty basic question. I'm new in Ubuntu, and I'm wondering how do I backup all I've installed and my GUI settings and tweaks. I'm not pretty much interested in backing up ...
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Ubuntu 64bit 12.04 LTS upgraded and now stuck rebooting at 5 dots screen

I did an update/upgrade and the NVIDIA driver 3.04.116 came down, at which point my DELL machine (with an NVIDIA 9500 GT) won't boot into the gui any more. I searched the web and here and tried a LOT ...
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Command to run GUI Frontend for apt-get update

I want know, if there is any command to run apt-get update in GUI like in the picture following: All i want to do is to write a script which will update the software sources through this gui ...
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Set the launched application's icons to be top, not side bar

I just recently started using ubuntu for things, other than the terminal. The Side menu is pretty nice, however I am using 3-4 programs (in the definition that they have an icon and appear on the side ...
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How to install freenx on a VPS machine?

I've installed VNC before and was really bad so I decided to leave VNC and go to NX but the problem it's I don't know how to install the NX-server on my VPS machine also don't know how to connect ...
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Samba does not show up on LAN without GUI login

i have been pulling my hair out on this one and would appreciate any help. i have set up a kubuntu server (12.04) with samba shares on a lan. my issue is that the shares are not accessible when i ...
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Double click not working on files not owned by logged user

I don't know if this is the normal behaviour, since I usually own all files that I use. I cannot open files that are owned by another user using double click in Nautilus. I can select open with ...
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Move the ubuntu lock screen dialog

I simply want to move the password dialog away from the center of the screen. Preferably to the left, where the log-in dialog is.
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Startx: Could not open modules.dep.bin

I am helping a friend setup an ubuntu server, but since he is not familiar with terminal, I am installing a Desktop. The Ubuntu version is Ubuntu 13.10 Server edition. What I did was: sudo apt-get ...
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Syntax highlighting not working in Vim?

Can someone help me out. I recently installed Vim for C development and would like to get the syntax highlighting on. I've tried various commands including "syntax on" but none seem to be working. I ...
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How can I persistent disable left menu in Nautilus (F9)?

When I press F9 left panel hiding, but only before Nautilus restart.
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deleted xfce accidently, is there a way to recover it without internet connection?

I'm running xubuntu, and removed xfce from the software manager (face palm) while trying to clear up space (I believe this is what I did since I cant find any trace of xfce in the terminal). At the ...
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Ubuntu starting in terminal mode no GUI, even “startx” don't load GUI mode now?

Ubuntu 12.04 32bit Ubuntu stopped loading in gui mode just gives me a terminal mode. It use to work fine as normal but for some time it stopped loading in gui mode but will just load in like a ...
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Can't change WiFi username after entering incorrect credentials (Ubuntu 13.10)

I have to enter a username and password to log into a new WiFi network. I entered the wrong username the first time I tried to connect. The username has been grayed out every time I've tried to ...
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Likewise-Open and Change Expired Password on Login Prompt is not working

I am having problem on Ubuntu 12.04 with Likewise-Open and Active Directory Authentication. I can change users password using passwd command on the machine. But if user password expires and he try to ...
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gui loss on personal computer

was attempting the remote login option(which failed). then I logged into my main account to seek online help, I logged in and i had no side bar with icons on it, or a top menu bar either. my personal ...
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Black screen after splash and partition file system unknown

Problem Since yesterday. when I boot the computer, after the splash logo, the screen turns black. I can go to a tty screen, but anything that I try to open graphically fails. (I am not the most ...
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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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ImportError: No module named unstable

I get the following error when I execute the gui.py script on my newly installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Please help as I have recently started using Ubuntu, I am not too good at debugging yet. I get this ...
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Disable GUI and Go to Command Line Terminal

I am trying to temporarily disable the GUI in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I follow these instructions and type sudo stop lightdm it does disable to the GUI, but all that is left is a black screen without a ...
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How do I run a gui app from the command line?

I need to launch a GUI program from the command line on a machine I have SSH'd into. I don't need to interact with it or see the window, just have it running. When I try and launch it I get: ...
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upgrade ubuntu and also install layer of gui on it(on server version)

I have Ubuntu 10.04 and i want to upgrade it to 12.04. What do i do? I know from my friend that Ubuntu 10.04 server has been outdated, but I have only the 10.04 CD.I also got to know that the server ...
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Ubuntu Builder Desktop not appearing

whenever desktop is opened it shows dialogue saying "could not acquire name on session bus" logout Please help.
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How to access the GUI in Ubuntu 12.04 while running from a disc?

I am trying to run Ubuntu 12.04 from a disc, without installing it on the hard disk. All I can access is a command line but no graphical interface. The command line is ubuntu@ubuntu or something ...
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Lost all desktop icons after trying to reset compiz [duplicate]

Help! I was having some bugs that I suspected to be related to the changes I made in Compiz settings. I tried using the command below to reset it... gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/compiz-1 I did ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit xstart does not work, gui is lost

I have a big problem. Because my PC does not start without a Monitor, I tried the following: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1452600&page=7 > For ubuntu 11.10 the only thin which ...
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GUI fails to show up both in 'try ubuntu' (live-session) and after-installing [ubuntu-gnome13.10]

I have downloaded and burned ubuntu-gnome 13.10 amd64 on a dvd. It booted straight into the live session (uefi-off in my motherboard settings). Everything works as it should until I'm asked to choose ...
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Unable to boot to GUI from a Text Window

I have installed nvidia cuda drivers and toolkit in ubuntu 12.04 as given in the book CUDA Programming A Developer’s Guide to Parallel Computing with GPUs by Shane Cook. I have used these commands ...
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How to access GUI from TTY mode?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit. I am using terminal mode to test a Window Manager. I know I can use Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to terminal mode from the GUI mode. But there is still graphical desktop ...
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Is there a way to merge multiple gnome-terminal windows into a single tabbed window?

From a tabbed gnome-terminal window, it's easy to drag tabs out to live in their own window. Is it possible to do the opposite, to merge two gnome-terminals into a single tabbed window?
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Can't get past splash screen on 13.10 boot

I have just updated to 13.10. The system boots and loads, and the GUI login screen appears. After logging in, however, I am left with the colorful splash screen and nothing else happens. I can use ...
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Frozen gui after google-chrome maximize

From time to time happens to me, when i move google-chrome window to the top of the screen to maximize it, suddenly the gui freezes with the window showing as maximizing with orange borders and shade. ...
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Simple GUI to display static text informations

I would like to know if there is a way to write or modify a simple program (I don't really care what language it'll use) that can be launched in GUI mode and will display formated text and URL that ...
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Some icons/symbols in TeXstudio are missing

Just installed TeXstudio on Xubuntu 13.10 (the theme is Numix) and there are lots of icons/symbols missing. Is it rather related to TeXstudio or because of the the theme? If the latter, what do I ...
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Tried to disable GUI now neither GUI or TEXT loads

I am brand new to Ubuntu Server (or even having a server). I installed Ubuntu Server, installed a GUI using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop so that I can check for other software graphically. ...
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Leap motion technology

Does ubuntu support Leap Motion Technology: https://www.leapmotion.com/? I think it's the best alternative to future UI. It's accurate by 1/100mm, better thank kinect.
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Usb removed too early - GUI not loading

I'm running a dual boot(13.10 and Windows 8) ... and after removing an USB stick too early(in Ubuntu), the GUI isn't loading at startup on both OSs ... I can only access the Ubuntu GUI by starting the ...
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GUI DBMS for databases generated by updatedb cmd shell

i have an external HDD . I have used updatedb cmd to persist path of all files in HDD. updatedb -l 0 -o ~/.abdennourHDD.db -U /media/abdennourHDD/ i want to query this database. So i run this ...
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GUI doesn't work, but server does

System: AMD Phenom II quad core 4GB RAM ATI 5750 GPU (I think) 3x3TB HD in Raid 5 config (installed these using Raider) Initially installed Mythbuntu, Everything worked fine. Upgraded to standard ...
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open text file and dispaly in GTK+2 and display

please tell how text file can be read and the data can be then manipulated in GTK+2 C language. i have tried to compile a code but the problem is that only one line is displayed from the text file ...
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kubuntu System GUI radically changed after upgrade

Yesterday I did a full system upgrade, and now the GUI has changed in a way that makes the system very difficult to operate. On the top bar of the windows there are no longer the close, expand, ...
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error: System Settings's White became transparent

I tried to update the Gnome to version 3.10, but it cause many error, So I uninstalled the updates. Everything is fine now, but in the GUI programs, the white background is now transparent. Do you ...
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no menu in dogecoin-qt wallet client

As you can see, there is no menu on the top menu bar. It says "Dogecoin - Wallet" but there are no "File", "Settings", or "Help" menu titles. Clicking on the word "Dogecoin" in the menu bar or on the ...
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Running a graphical application through ssh and keeping it alive

I want to run a GUI application from a remote client via ssh and keep it alive (and eventually reconnect to it) after the connection is closed. As an example: I want, from my home pc, to open a ...
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How do I uninstall XFCE and other GUI in Ubuntu 12.04 server? [duplicate]

I'm very new to Linux. I thought having a GUI would be nice, but it is using too much RAM so I'd like to just use the regular terminal for now. I have Ubuntu 12.04 server with XFCE installed. How can ...
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GUI tool to search files in jar

I am looking for a GUI search tool which searches inside a folder and its sub folders(recursively) including archive files contents(Jar, Zip, tar etc). I saw the krusader search dialog but ...
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Can't use startx with lxde?

I use Lubuntu 13.10 and start default with "text". When i need to use GUI, startx didn't work, but "service lightdm start" is worked. How to use startx with LXDE? Thank You!
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After i install ubuntu the gui doesnt load only command line

I installed ubuntu and it said it successfully installed. I restarted on it gives me an error saying " kvm: microcode failed " and then some file location and after that it loads the command line. I ...