Questions related to "GUI"s - that is, a Graphical User Interface. (As opposed to a Command line interface from a terminal)

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
15 views

Can't Get Ubuntu Desktop Working on Ubuntu Server [Stuck With Guest Account]

I've tried multiple re-installs and I've tried Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit and 14.04 64 bit. I always end up with a login screen with only a guest account. The steps I take: login as root sudo apt-get ...
1
vote
1answer
4 views

Spotify causes system (UI) freeze

Normally your are working normally on Ubuntu 14.04 / 16.04 with Spotify installed (although this can apply to other programs too) and suddenly the UI is frozen.
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Private Internet Access prevents Unity UI from initialising 16.04

I discovered an issue with the Private Internet Access client, when using the setting "Start application at log in". With this setting enabled, the Unity UI doesn't seem to load properly. As you can ...
2
votes
2answers
8k views

Switching between console and GUI in ubuntu

When in GUI mode, is there a CLI commands that kills the GUI and drops me into the console? When in CLI mode, is there a CLI command that drops me into the GUI? I found startx, but this drop me into ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Unable to launch applications via GUI

I have downloaded, installed - Sublime Text 3, RStudio, VLC, etc using the official procedures mentioned. If i access these programs via Terminal, by running their respective binaries, it works. ...
1
vote
1answer
98 views

Desktop icon foreground text is way offset

I'm not sure where I need to go to tweak this icon text being so far offset. Please see the screenshot below: I'm using Xubuntu 16.04 64-bit with Arc theme and Paper icon theme. EDIT: This happens ...
1
vote
2answers
15k views

Installing Gnome Classic on Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 64bit

I've installed Ubuntu Server Edition and setup open ssh,samba and lamp on my home desktop just to work on LAN. I also want setup a GUI on it for daily use. I've already performed the following sudo ...
3
votes
1answer
690 views

Is there a GUI for nethogs or similar network-monitoring app?

I have this terminal window opened with nethogs running to see what application is using the bandwidth but it would be so much nicer in the bar next to the clock or even in a GUI. Does anything like ...
2
votes
3answers
11k views

Desktop empty after login Ubuntu 14.04

I really need someone's help. I don't know what else to do, I've read all forums trying all sort of manipulations without managing to solve my problem. After my login my desktop is empty. I don't ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
39 views

How to fix missing characters from font after awakening from suspend?

I find that often after awakening from suspend on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 (I have only found this issue on the latest version, though I have not tried with GNOME 3.18 on 16.04) that I get ...
3
votes
0answers
46 views

How to silently install Unity on 16.04?

I am trying to create a Dockerfile that installs Visual Studio Code, which requires a desktop, on Ubuntu 16.04. I can get everything to build and run except for the last line of my Dockerfile: apt-...
7
votes
3answers
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

LightDM GUI fails in Ubuntu 14.04

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 computer running . Yesterday, I was trying to install Teamviewer, but I was not able because apparently it depended "on libgcc1". After doing some search, a specialized forum ...
13
votes
5answers
80k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
72 views

UI Font Size in Firefox, Opera, Chromium and Thunderbird Disregard System Settings

I don't know why but all 4 applications are not following the font size set in system settings. Any clues?
1
vote
1answer
54 views

Open GUI apps on a Ubuntu 16.04 machine via SSH from an Ubuntu 14.04 machine

I'm trying to open GUI apps(gedit/nautilus/firefox) on a 16.04 machine via SSH from a 14.04 machine. The command I use is : ssh -X username@ipaddress and then: nautilus However, it doesn't open ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Ubuntu Cloud Images - Desktop versions

I was wondering why on official Ubuntu cloud image repository there are only server versions and not standard desktop images (with GUI). Which is the simplest way to create it? Thanks!
1
vote
3answers
464 views

Can't find GUI of prey after installing

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and I installed prey successfully on it. It's CLI is working but I can't start the GUI. I followed this link https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/prey/+question/246288 ...
5
votes
1answer
8k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

How can I repair gui?

I am trying to get the Vulkan SDK working. I had tried to install fresh new Ubuntu 14.04.4 downloaded today, which is marked as supported by amd. Then updated it's software to the newest version and ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Is there any GUI tool for setting up an OpenVPN server?

It's really painful to do it in CLI, there are so many commands and parameters that I can not fully understand and remember, but I still need to set up the OpenVPN server, is there any way to do it in ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

Eclipse Luna displaying regular scrollbars instead of overlay scrollbars - how to change?

I've recently switched to using the new Eclipse Luna, but for some reason it stopped displaying the overlay scrollbars, and now shows the regular ones that are in e.g. Firefox. Kepler had them. Since ...
3
votes
1answer
60 views

Run multiple GUIs at the same time

I know that Ubuntu has multiple virtual consoles run by Getty which you can switch between using CTRL + ALT + F1-F8 I also know that X server runs on the F7 instance and X server runs a GUI like ...
3
votes
2answers
64 views

How to remux MP4/MKV files using GUI?

So I have MKV/MP4 with multiple audio tracks and multiple subtitle tracks. I want to remux the video so only 1 audio and subtitle is present. On OS X, I currently use a tool called MP4Tools/MKVTools. ...
4
votes
2answers
144 views

How can I suspend the way that ubuntu does?

I would like a command I could map to a button or execute within my network. So far I know the command sudo pm-suspend but I could not make pmi action suspend work on either 12.04 nor 14.04 : Error ...
0
votes
1answer
314 views

Lost GUI Ubuntu 14.04

Still a newbie (an XP refugee) running a clean machine, purchased from System76 in mid May 2014, with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. Being an ex Winodws user I am use to spending a lot of time keeping ...
0
votes
3answers
148 views

install desktop on server [duplicate]

Will the desktop be consuming resources if Im not using it? If so, how do I turn it on/off?
1
vote
1answer
31 views

How to unfold Mate Menu on hover (hot corner)

One feature I like in Gnome desktop is the hot corner. it's easy to search for applications using the hot corner and also to look at open windows. Mate menu (could be added using right click --> add ...
3
votes
4answers
5k views

What MAME UI frontends are available for Ubuntu 12.10?

I have installed Mame via SDLmame but have so far failed to successfully install any decent GUI that enables categorisation of games, favouriting, or preview screenshots. I have many hundreds of ROMs. ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

volume continuously fluctuating

I have recently installed ubuntu 16.04 and I am facing gui issue. As visible in attached gif, my PC's volume fluctuating infinitely. Please suggest how to fix this. Thank you.
1
vote
1answer
47 views

Pass sudo command from GUI [duplicate]

I have a shell script using some sudo command. When I run this script from terminal - it asks me for password and runs with any problem. But when I try to run executable shell script form GUI (double ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

How do I change startup sound in KDE Plasma?

It's nice that KDE Plasma plays sounds on startup, but that awful click sound (or whatever they call it) is annoying. Anyone know how to change the startup sound in KDE Plasma?
3
votes
1answer
39 views

Why are options grayed out when choosing backdrops on XFCE4?

I am using Xubuntu 16.04 from the Ubuntu Minimal Install iso (DVD). I installed Xubuntu Desktop (full) using Tasksel, appropriately and as opposed to apt-get or a GUI package manager. 16.04 is the ...
8
votes
4answers
5k views

How do I get a list of running applications by using the command line?

I want to list only running application like: Firefox, gedit, Nautilus, etc. using the command line. Note: I don't want to list all running process, only applications which are running (say manually ...
1
vote
1answer
58 views

Thunar doesn't display thumbnails for most files

On Xubuntu 14.04 Thunar doesn't show thumbnails for most files. For example in my wallpapers folder only two .png files have thumbnails while the rest of them don't have thumbnails, similar for other ...
20
votes
5answers
12k views

What's the equivalent to 'explorer .' (Windows) or 'open .' (Mac)?

Inside the terminal, I could use the command 'explorer .' in Win32 or 'open .' in Mac to open GUI explorer/Finder. What's the equivalent command in Ubuntu?
0
votes
2answers
27 views

Is there an embedded board that runs a GUI?

I'm working on a project that currently uses an embedded board with the Debian OS. However, we are looking for a new board, and I was wondering if anyone knows of a board that comes loaded with a GUI ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

Ubuntu 16.04 desktop won't start after preseed automated installation

My ubuntu xenial doesn't want to start. Here what I see right after the BIOS: All preseed that I have tried: From help ubuntu I've tried to install with those preseeds with some different intel ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

I am unable to access wifi in the network settings in Ubuntu MATE [duplicate]

When I open network settings, I am only able to create a new connection since there is no "Enable wifi" option. It seems I am only able to connect to ethernet at this time. Edit: I'm using Ubuntu ...
2
votes
0answers
20 views

Given an arbitrary window, of an arbitrary program, can I access a GUI element?

This window has a loading bar active on the screen. I would like to programmatically get the value displayed (40.9%) in a script. I don't mind what language is used to get this. Is it possible?
0
votes
1answer
75 views

Cannot find Samba in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Dash

Samba, system-config-samba and everything related to samba is installed according to synaptic and up to date. But I do not see it in the Dash. /etc/samba/smb.conf is present too. Also I did not find ...
6
votes
1answer
62 views

How to get rid of annoying hover info in folder?

In the attached picture the annoying hover info covers my file. I can't either do a right click or see the name. Only maximizing the window solves the issue, but can't do that cause I need the space ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Software recommendation [duplicate]

What are the options available for GUI development in C under Ubuntu 15.10? I wanna develop a scientific calculator for which I need GUI application ,please note I know C and familiar with ...
1
vote
0answers
83 views

Can i have Ubuntu Touch GUI for Desktop Ubuntu on PC/HTPC?

So, I've been looking for a nice GUI for my HTPC that has a 1080p TV connected to it as it's only display. Currently I'm on Linux Mint and using XBMC/Kodi as application for playing media. Browsing ...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

is it possible to setup gui for ubuntu-16.04 on a digital ocean droplet? [closed]

is it possible to setup gui for ubuntu-16.04 on a digital ocean droplet? Secondly is it worth it, i mean is it slow to work on or does it have any security issues ?
0
votes
2answers
91 views

Can I have a countdown window show the time until next suspend?

Occasionally I leave my computer unsuspended when I need to go somewhere but I am leaving it with people I absolutely trust and I will be back shortly so no real need to suspend (like if it's family ...
0
votes
2answers
27 views

Ubuntu log in/initialization mode

in what log in/initialization mode should ubuntu be for the GUI to boot automatically?
90
votes
13answers
516k views

How do you run Ubuntu Server with a GUI?

Trying to run a Ubuntu server for the first time... But everything is in a terminal. Is there a way to switch to a GUI? Also, the server doesn't have direct access to the internet... So, is there a ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Ubuntu 16.04 no gui and such [duplicate]

As a complete and overconfident nooby, I decided to use ubuntu 16.04 as my only operating system on my new build. I can log in and everything, however when I do I have an empty desktop, and some ...