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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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 ...
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Couldn't fnd GUI shutdown in Ubuntu 13.10

I'm a new user to Ubuntu and Installed 13.10.. Now I couldn't find GUI shutdown option which was there at the right corner of it. after googling I can see people reporting shutdown issues.. Can some ...
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GUI doesn't work, flashing underscore on boot

Ubuntu version is 12.04.3. My computer is a Asus laptop, UL30Jt with a Nvidia graphics card. I previously had problems getting the graphics drivers to work, but I resolved that previously today. ...
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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 ...
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Something made all text really small - font and size settings, dpi seem ok

After booting my pc up I noticed that the fonts on the login screen on my Lubuntu 13.04 are tiny. After logging in I noticed window titles being tiny and default font sizes in apps too such as Skype ...
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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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Is there a GUI for youtube-dl?

youtube-dl is advanced but it lacks a good GUI. I personally can't use such a program without a GUI. Something similar to YTD downloader will be good. I need it to have a progress bar and other ...
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Looking for a GUI for Postfix/Dovecot

Ok, to be clear, I am not interested in web based GUIs. What I'm making is something similar to the server administrator on Windows, which is just a sort of control panel with the ability to install ...
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Unable to change launcher/dock icon size in 12.04

I cannot change the launcher icon size by sliding the bar in Appearance window. the slider does not have any effect. Also the autohide also does not have any effect on the launcher. For guest user ...
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Server GUI, problem after installation

I've recently acquired a small dedicated server from "X" company. I'm using it for small tasks such as torrenting, ftp, minecraft, etc. So, I'm trying to install a GUI for my server to browse the web ...
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How to install GUI on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS from CD? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 Server LTS for 64- bit. I need to install graphical interface on it, but without connecting to the internet, using cd as a source. I found some hints on the forum, but ...