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email body empty when I use “echo” in mutt commandline mode with root account

I have use mutt to send mails. It works fine when I use my own user account: e.g. echo "foo bar" | mutt mymail@mymail.com However, when I put the above command in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf (I want ...
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What's the proper way to restart X or lightdm on the command line via upstart?

I want to restart the display manager (lightdm in my case, on Ubuntu 13.10) on the command line. What's the proper way to do it? sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm restart from a terminal emulator doesn't ...
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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 ...
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How to start X without logging in console?

My filesystem is based on Ubuntu server and I installed xorg and openbox on it. I've made it auto-login and auto startx, but when boot and shutdown, I can always see the root@arm:# or something ...
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How to revert back to GUI as the default interface from CLI in Ubuntu desktop?

I was able to set up a text-only UI (CLI) by editing the file /etc/default/grub in Ubuntu 12.04 as per the instructions in: How do I disable X (GUI) at boot so that the system boots in CLI mode? using ...
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How can I list the WM manager sessions available from the command line?

How can I list the WM manager sessions available from the command line? I want to know what sessions are available to pass to thr lightdm-set-defaults utility.
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Ubuntu is in command mode how to turn on the GUI mode again?

I have HP Probook 4540s with Radeon graphic card, I downloaded drivers from This site and installed those after reboot I couldnt see my launcher and toolbar but yes i could use few shortkeys, I looked ...
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Lubuntu: .desktop shortcut works on the desktop, but doesn't from the menu

I've created a simple shortcut.desktop in my Lubuntu 13.04 /usr/share/applications: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=shockwave Icon=/home/zane/Pictures/Evil Decepticons.png ...
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364 views

Setting LightDM background from command-line without Unity

When I'm running Unity, I can set the background image with the following command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri "file://$file". This also changes the background of the ...
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What is wrong with this method of using an alternate lock screen background?

I have recently been trying to separate all three wallpaper states that are all the same as default. They are: Unity Greeter Lock screen Desktop All of them have a wallpaper, and as default the ...
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how can I shutdown from the command line using lightdm? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I restart /shutdown from a terminal? In gdm I could use os.system("gdm-control --reboot && openbox --exit") In a Python script. What would the ...
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Can only log-in through shell/terminal after doing dist-upgrade on ubuntu 12.04, can only connect to internet using phone modem through bluetooth PAN

I have 2 desktop environments installed, i'm using the x-swat version of nvidia drivers which also got upgraded after doing "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade". Now i can only log-in using the terminal. tried ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots up into terminal (Lightdm & Ati Video card)

I just returned from a two-week vacation and started up my laptop, everything went fine and it installed a lot of updates (including a kernel update. sorry for few details, I didn't really pay ...
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How do I switch from LightDM to GDM?

How do I switch from the default display manager (Lightdm) to the older display manager (GDM)?
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3answers
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xhost setting at boot

I am able to set xhost at boot in Fedora by editing /etc/gdm/Init/Default and for example add: /usr/bin/xhost +local: How can similar be done in Ubuntu? I want that the /usr/bin/xhost +local: ...
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Set desktop default to Unity 2D remotely?

Is there a way that I can set the default desktop to Unity 2D without logging out? I need to achieve this remotely as I don't have direct access to the computer.
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Start X and Unity from the console [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm wondering if it is possible to start X and Unity from the console without using LightDM or any other display managers. I use Unity 2D and my ~/.xsession is as follows ...