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 15.04: GUI disappeared after trying to install nvidia drivers [closed]

My first problem was that playing videos made everything freeze - totem was using almost all my cpu power. To solve this I installed nvidia drivers with sudo apt-get install nvidia-### Where ###...
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How can I start Ubuntu in a minimal GUI similar to the installation?

My setup requires an Ubuntu installation that doesn't (to the layman) allow any access beyond what applications are automatically started. I'm open to suggestions as for other solutions, but my ...
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Octave 4.0 Gui does not start

I have installed Ubuntu trusty on my Dell Chromebook via crouton. Everything seems fine and it is doing nice, but when I tried to install the latest Octave following to the steps in this post I have ...
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“P” letter disappeared from GUI

I use Ubuntu 15.04, and today, the "P" letter disappeared from most of ubuntu related GUI interfaces. I noticed it still appears in webpages though. What could have caused this? How to fix this?
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What is the correct Gnome UI terminology?

There is the top bar, the message thing at the bottom, the activities overview section with all its little bits, but what are they officially called? What is the correct Gnome UI terminology which ...
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Problems with UI in Ubuntu 14.04 using gnome-shell 3.12

For a few days I have some problems with gnome-shell (I think), I'll try to explain this because I don't know how to show it, when I try to make some movements within "Files" the app itself closes ...
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What GUIs are there for making a custom Ubuntu distro?

I already tried getting Ubuntu Builder and Remastersys, but the file hosts for them seem to be shut down. Are there any other GUIs for making a distro?
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Ubuntu server GUI without internet

I'm new to linux but I know about the startx command which is not working. I just installed Ubuntu Server (the newest version) on a old computer. I have it working but I am unable to launch the gui. I ...
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Ubuntu VM Graphical user interface problem

I was trying to enable GUI on my VM machine, after reboot it shows me blank black screen. I can not login. Can somebody help me what do I need to do to see login screen? I have enabled SSH and able to ...
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NSFilter Service is not running, please go to Status : Services and start the service

I have properly installed NSFilter in PFsense and when trying to start it, a dialogue is coming saying that PFSense had been started but the status still remains inactive. Kindly Advice on this.
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Is there any way to make scroll bars scroll all the way on every drag?

In large text documents, either using Geany or GEdit, when I'm some ways down the document, if I grab the scroll bar with the mouse too close to the top of the window and drag up, it only lets me ...
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How to install Shoes GUI framework for Ruby? .install file

I want to install Shoes framework for Ruby but when I went to their website and downloaded it all I got was a file with .install at the end. How can I install it?
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How to identify if your hardware is working properly?

I'm thinking of moving from Windows to Linux for the past few days, and I've read some question here but I want to know more about certain things especially in drivers. They said that Linux doesn't ...
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How to create your own window gui like notification

I want to ask is there any chance to create your own notification window, you know when you click hotkey from your keyboard and you are in-game, it will pops out for example text. You guys have any ...
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Alt+tab not switching between open windows

This is the same question as this* but I can't update the setting suggested by the solution. I also have Compiz installed but no clue how to run it. Keyboard settings *Alt+Tab not switching ...
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Is there a command to open the shutdown GUI? [duplicate]

I know I can shutdown from commandline - without a password: What command is executed when shutdown from the graphical menu in 14.04? but I can't see how to open the shutdown GUI. Is this possible?
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Virtualbox Ubuntu issues running programs in secure shell

Hello I am new to Ubuntu and Virtual machines. I am running windows 8.1 with a VM running XUbuntu. I am able to secure shell into my work computer (RedHat)through the VM, but when I try to run a ...
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How to switch ubuntu in CUI and GUI mode (for memory saving)?

I installed ubuntu 14 desktop version with VMWare Fusion on my mac, as I need to execute some linux binaries on mac. The issue is that ubuntu itself occupies almost 1G bytes of memory with the GUI. I ...
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Web Based Video Recording GUI

I've created a gstreamer pipeline code for capturing the screen and video of a webcam and putting both in sync into a single file. I'm looking for a web based "open source" UI to use (and develop/...
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How to set environment variables for GUI program? [duplicate]

I am using texstudio, a latex editor, on Ubuntu 14.04. When I start it from bash $ texstudio, and click the compile button, it works fine. However, if I start it by clicking the icon in the launcher, ...
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What are the advantages of using GTK3 and GTK+3 over GTK-2?

I'm creating a utility program for Ubuntu in Python using GTK-2 and have been told by several people to use GTK3. Why would I want to do so, and would are the advantages of using it instead of GTK-2?
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Cannot log in Ubuntu 14.04

I installed NVIDIA driver(346.22) to my machine in Ubuntu 14.04. In order to install, I used console(clt+alt+f1) for my operations. After the installation, I would like to go back to the GUI(Ubuntu ...
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how to install cmake-gui 3?

I have cmake 3.2.2 but cmake-gui shows 2.8 and some packages can not be configured using cmake-gui because they asked for the new version. is there away to install cmake-gui 3 or to make it recognize ...
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Cant authenticate via GUI

I can not authenticate anything that requires GUI authentication...like approve software updates. After each try it says something like authentication was unsuccessful, and closes the dialog after 3 ...
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Wine has stopped working

All I can do is browse the c: drive. I removed and reinstalled wine and it still won't open. What can I do? (I am trying to open it in the GUI).
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Ubuntu freezes without doing anything

I just started Ubuntu and after a minute it froze. Nothing works, mouse, terminal, GUI, nothing. How am I supposed to solve this problem which I have never faced before? This is the error message ...
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recovering lost 15.04 GUI

After the latest system update, I lost my GUI. how does one repair Ubuntu desktop/ Unity?
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Get GUI back from background application

I started an app (minecraft server) with ssh like this: nohup java -jar minecraftserver.jar & and then logged out. Now that I am next to my computer I can't access the server's terminal. How ...
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unable to login into recently created administrative user account

the account is active, and I can log in using a TTY but mot through the GUI. when logged it shows the same image active with the other user account but a message saying: No directory, logging in ...
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Alternative for Teamviewer? [closed]

As one might know, Teamviewer has no native support for Linux. Although Teamviewer's marketing guys keep telling it runs fine with wine and stuff I experienced one problem after another. Is there some ...
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How to start X application from SSH [duplicate]

I've tried to search this topic in google, but without any significant results. I need to start some GUI app from terminal, but I don't care what this app is showing me. In addition, I need to start ...
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creating GUIs in Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

Is there a software tool that allows me to develop GUIs in ubunu 14.04
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Ubuntu 14.04 suddenly won't load the Unity GUI!

This follows up with a new twist to: Ubuntu 14.04 stopped booting suddenly The situation before the problem cropped up was a little different this time around (for one, I didn't mess around with ...
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Installing GUI on Ubuntu server 15.04 without internet connection

I'm trying to figure out how I can install the GUI on my Ubuntu server without an actual internet connection to do the downloading of the software to the server. I have a portable hotspot for internet ...
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Ubuntu UI texts not showing properly

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS from the Ubuntu page 3 days ago but now the UI texts is broken as you can see in this image Do you have any idea how to solve this? and what is causing it?
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Bitcoin miner for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I was wondering if there are any good Bitcoin mining software with a GUI that is easy to understand. Can anyone help me out?
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How to remove the right border of the starter in unity?

I was wondering if it's possible to remove the white border from the unity starter (the background of the starter is transparent, so the border is visible). After searching around for a while I ...
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How can I disable “selection by clicking ” on GTK treeview [closed]

I have this code where I get a treeview and a sign when I click or move the up / down over the lines. For my application I need to disable the selection when the user clicks on a row, further I wonder ...
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15.04 Can't install GUI driver

For some reason 15.04 can't install GUI. Even when simply trying to boot with a stick I am getting Nouveau error. Basically can't identify chip on my GTX980. Very strange because 14.04.2 have no ...
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How to run Redshift, and Redshift Plasmoid in Ubuntu 12.04?

Redshift briefly appears on the taskbar at startup or when run and pops out of existence. I've installed Redshift Plasmoid for a GUI, but I can't get that to run either, and won't show up when I check ...
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Problem with installing Qt5.3

I am trying to install Qt5.3 into my Ubuntu 14.04(64 bit). While installation process was running suddenly it was showing some prompts and showed several error messages as following: Error during ...
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15.04 GUI icons (Buttons) not responding to mouse over

I've recently installed updates and they broke my GUI... :( problem is that I don't know what did it.. Here is what is happening: When I mouse over an icon in the tray, it doesn't light up like it ...
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Backend changes via Network Proxy GUI

I know the manual proxy can be setup using the network options in Ubuntu 14.04 and it works fine as posted in the link. What configuration files/environment variables change after saving setting via ...
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What cool features/applications are there to change the way ubuntu GUI interface looks and feels? [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu, and was just curious of things that I can do with this OS (ex: changing folder icons, button icons, etc.). I know this isn't really a technical question, more of a fun one. What ...
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I can adduser and login through the Terminal but not through the GUI

What should I do in this case? I added the user through "adduser" command. The user has a Home-Folder, but when trying to login through the GUI, it always says "wrong password"! What should I do?
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Basic Ubuntu installation with non-Unity desktop?

I'm currently attempting to set up an Ubuntu VM for development. All I need is the core OS with a gui, a file manager, web browser and text editor. I'd then be installing tools like git, a JDK and ...
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I uninstalled lxde using all methods but still lubuntu screen displays while logging in

I have uninstalled lxde using terminal and it is not visible in my laptop but still its screen is displayed while logging in, and in the list of desktop environments options it is available
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Weird black thick menu border after upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04

I found only GTK 3.0 Applications been affected. GTK 2.0 apps seem good. I've changed several themes other than the original one, but the problem still there.
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full disk encryption boot gui gone

I have installed my Ubuntu system with full disk encryption. After installing updates, the GUI that you type the password will not show, just a command line interface that keeps ticking information ...
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User Groups and Advanced Settings in 15.04

Ubuntu used to allow me to change user's groups and advanced settings within the "User Settings" GUI. These options are gone now in 15.04. Where do I go to find these settings? (Using the command ...