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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Cannot load GUI [duplicate]

I'm completely new to Linux; I managed install 12.10 today on my Lenovo Ideapad y510p after running into various issues. For reference, the graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce GT750M and the drivers are ...
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Convert PostScript to PDF using user interface?

I own small printshop and looking forward to work in linux OS. Now im trying Ubuntu 12.04 on my old workstation. But the biggest problem i found i cant convert PostScript files to PDF format using ...
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Xfce - GUI for File Compression?

If I remember correctly, using Nautilus in Gnome, I could simply right-click on a file & select "compress". Now I am using Thunar in Xfce & I can't find how to simply compress files... I ...
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No menu and title bar after fixing low graphics mode in ubuntu 13.04

I had a problem with low graphics mode but I fixed it and I saw that the GUI has come. But when I logged on I saw that the left side menu bar and upper side bar which have close minimize and other ...
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how to make Wine GUI elements look like modern Windows elements

I started using Wine to run Windows apps on Ubuntu, but I see that the style of User Interface elements like buttons etc. is too old, like the buttons of windows 98, is there a way to make it like ...
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Split Screen on booting

Sometime, when I boot into Ubuntu 12.04 I am greeted with the screen I have to boot again to get a normal screen. I have already tried deleting the .x* and .X* files.
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How to install the ubuntu server 12.04 gui in offline

Is there any way to install gui on ubuntu server 12.04 in offline using any packages. Is there any deb package available for install gui.
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Graphical interface (UI) wont load on ubuntu 12.04 after install

I have recently installed ubuntu 12.04 in virtual box. I cannot get the graphical interface to load only the terminal. The terminal comes up and i login but it stays on the terminal. I have tried the ...
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software gui themes are lost

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 at the moment and couple of days ago all of my software started to use ugly theme. Ubuntu menus are ok and still using ambiance theme but software guis are changed. I tried to ...
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Gui application for perl scripts and cshell

I am a very green to Linux. I am now taking a course at my studies basic of Linux. As part of my assessment I need to do some Perl scripts and C shell. But also we have been asked to build a GUI app ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 boots to command line instead of GUI. How to get back GUI?

I have Xubuntu 13.04 on my desktop as a dual-boot system with XP. Installed it at first time two days ago and suddenly got this problem. Write my question from good old troubleproof Windows XP (long ...
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How to make Opera to ignore system palette in Lubuntu

I have black background in Lubuntu and in some GUIs Opera show me black font on black background. For example, in Notes - I can see name of the note only when I select it: Any solutions?
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Proper way to let user enter password for a bash script using only the GUI (with the terminal hidden)

I have made a bash script that uses kdialog exclusively for interacting with the user. It is launched from a ".desktop" file so the user never sees the terminal. It looks 100% like a GUI app (even ...
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No GUI after installing

Installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell laptop I had laying around. Install goes well but when I'm done, I only get a command line, no GUI at all. Tried several versions, tried 32 vs 64 bit all give me the ...
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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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How to start GUI application on a remote Ubuntu box via SSH

I can log into the remote Ubuntu (Kubuntu 12.04) machine. Using the info from (How to start a a GUI software on a remote Linux PC via SSH) I tried the following after logging in: user@Kub:~$ export ...
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Where to find GUI code

I've been rummaging through Unity's source code (Shell Interface) and I was a little curious about something; where in the code are you supposed to find positional code? I'll clarify a bit with some ...
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dialog box obscured

I am using Intellij Idea Java IDE. Much (but not all) of the time, the buttons on dialog boxes are cutoff. I don't believe the problem is specific to Intellij, but it is the tool I use the most. ...
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Fresh Ubuntu 13.04 installed, login not working

Having all sorts of issues with mini.iso, thought it'd save me some time downloading (slow internet) but I simple don't know what packages I need to get. Anyways, my issue right now is logging into ...
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How do I drag-and-drop a file into a window that's not in the foreground?

In Windows, if I'm dragging a file or a piece of text and I want to want to drop it into a window that's currently not in the foreground I can simply hover over that window on the task bar and the ...
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Blank Screen after GUI Install [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 x64 without a problem at all and I wanted to install the GUI (Ubuntu-Desktop). I followed the below Steps: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop ...
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How to open scripts from Second Life viewer into console vim

I want everything that has to do with text to be edited within console vim with tabs. My problem is that I can't open files in console vim from GUI, I can only open them in gvim. Does anyone know ...
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Is there a GUI for command-line tools and Drupal management?

I have a physically disabled sysadmin who wants a GUI for specifically installing and updating drupal which is the primary thing he will be doing. We have a working apache and drupal installation ...
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WxWidgets in Ubuntu Touch?

I know that Ubuntu Touch uses Qt5, but I would like to know if it will also support GUI like wxWidget.
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GUI for ubuntu server: xfce or xubuntu-desktop

I would like to install a desktop environment on my Ubuntu server 12.04. I like xubuntu-desktop as it is a light-weight one. But I'm confused between xubuntu-desktop and xfce. Can anyone tell me what ...
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Why are these command prompts necessary? Or can I do most of these things from the GUI? [closed]

I tried Ubuntu in the past, and found it great, until I found out I needed arcane commands such as: wget https://launchpad.net/~upubuntu-com/+archive/gtk3/+files/win2-7_0.1_all.deb sudo dpkg -i ...
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What is Ubuntu's top bar called? [duplicate]

Mac osx and Ubuntu have the same type of bar at the top of the screen. What I mean is that it is dynamic, when you launch an application, you can reach its setting by using that top bar, file view and ...
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Ubuntu Crashes After Updating Nvidia Card [duplicate]

I installed the Nvidia GT 520M using the following commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install nvidia-current and then I restarted my computer and it logs in fine, ...
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Gnome in Ubuntu Server

I have installed GUI in Ubuntu server using sudo apt-get ubuntu-desktop --no installrecommends I have started it using startx I have accessed the home folder using(since there is no icons) ...
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Can't switch between Console mode and GUI

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu and experiencing the following problem: I start my computer, and get to the GUI where I can login. When I click Ctrl+Alt+F1 I will get to the first of the consoles, everything ...
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How to fix messed up GUI when Installing Ubuntu 13.04

I tried downloading the 32 bit version of Ubuntu 13.04, and when it finished, I used the universal USB installer tool, provided on the ubuntu website. That was all successful, but when I tried to boot ...
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Activate dash after minimal GUI installation on Ubuntu Server

I installed the ubuntu desktop package without recommends on Ubuntu server 12.04 and noticed that dash does not work - it just won't find any applications (screenshot). How can I activate it? I assume ...
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Graphic Interface doesn't start

I came back to work after a week away and this is what greets me: If I press enter it displays the tty1 login prompt. I have booted using a 12.04.2 Live USB and it seems to work fine, I`m using it ...
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How to use Fuzzy GUI editor in Scilab?

I've installed Fuzzy Logic Toolbox for Scilab 5.4.1 In Matlab we can write fuzzy in command line and use that. How to use Fuzzy GUI editor in Scilab?
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Ubuntu 13.04 Unity black and white pixilated screen after suspend resume

Whenever I suspend and resume my laptop I get the following screen (see link to image below). I can do Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to TTY and I can kill and restart Unity but it seems to have no effect when I ...
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FLV Metadata Editor GUI

Are there any programs for Ubuntu 13.04 that allow the user to edit the metadata of FLV videos? I would prefer a graphical user interface. Command-lines are fine if that is all that exists.
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How to start XBMC instead of Unity

How can I set Ubuntu to start XBMC at login instead of Unity? I know I can choose between the two interfaces when logging out, but it always goes on to Unity when booting. Thank you very much!
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Four GUIs off USB Boot

I am booting Ubuntu on a mac off of a USB drive. When I start it up there is a black screen giving me the options to try Ubuntu, install Ubuntu, or 2 other options. I select try Ubuntu and four GUIs ...
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System Monitoring Tools For Ubuntu

I am looking for System Monitoring tools which are GUI and Cli or Web Based which include Basic Functions such as CPU Usage Ram Usage Swap Usage Disk Usage ( Space / I/O ) Heat Monitoring I know ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 and java GUI

I'm working on Rescue Agent Simulation, we have a main server that run our code and its programmed in Java. Our server has lag under Ubuntu 13.04, but it run smoothly in Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04. So my ...
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Switching Between GUI and Terminal

I am new to linux. I am planning on setting up a server and although I like the regular Ubuntu desktop I like the Lubuntu one a little more especially for my file server needs. What I want to know ...
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Virtualbox 4.2.12 installation breaks Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC, and then got to downloading Virtualbox 4.2.12 from the official link. After installing Virtualbox 4.2.12, when I reboot my PC, the desktop is gone, as I ...
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Very strange GUI problem

I'm having a very strange problem in Ubuntu 13.04: I can only boot into the cairo-dock session and as you can see, some of the screen is missing. Another issue is that the window borders (with the ...
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No interface, no Terminal

I just rebooted my computer and have no interface (except my desktop background and desktop files), which means no unity and no notification bar. Also, Ctrl+Alt+T doesn't work. Ctrl+Alt+F1, does ...
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How can I fix my KDE theme after upgrading to Kubuntu 13.04?

A while back, I installed Kubuntu 12.10 and switched to the FormaN theme. Today, I completed my upgrade to Raring (13.04) and rebooted. Now all of the graphical controls appear messed up: I've just ...
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Shutdown/Dash has weird artifact - 13.04

See the bottom left of the dash example. The shutdown has a similar problem, but I was unable to take a print screen. Any ideas why or how to fix? The upgrade to 13.04 went fine other than this.
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Is there a user friendly way of mounting an external drive that was ejected? [duplicate]

I have a very noisy external 500 GB drive which I use mostly for synchronizing local files. In OS X I used to eject the drive, and mount it later when I need it with the Disk Utility. Is there a GUI ...
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How can I enable GUI mode at Ubuntu LTS 12.04 server? [duplicate]

I want enable a GUI mode over Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. Kindly suggest a solution for me so that I can use the server with a GUI.
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Switch between normal and 10-feet interface

Sometimes when I watch a movie or TV episode on my computer, I'd like to sit on my couch. Now sometimes you want to check some random fact being mentioned on wikipedia, or someone writes to me via ...
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Ubuntu suddenly stopped booting to GUI and startx stalls

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. A few hours ago, I started up my machine, checked my email, played a couple albums on Spotify and turned it off again. I did not notice anything out of the ordinary and I ...