Mir is a display server planned for Unity Next, Ubuntu interface for phones, tablets and "phablets" replacing the Xorg server.

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Using Unity 8 in 16.04 [duplicate]

I want to know a few things Has anyone tried Unity 8 on 16.04 ? How buggy is it ? What are to commands to use it on 16.04 ? My PC has Virtualbox installed. Heard Mir does not support it (?) Will I ...
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How do I take a sceenshot in unity8 (mir desktop)?

I'm trying unity8 (mir desktop) and I don't know how to take a screenshot.
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gedit not opening any file when launched from terminal, not only system files

My gedit application is working as normal when I launch it from launch menu and I can do all the kind of things. However when I go to terminal and issue the following command: gedit text1 Then I ...
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What is Canonical's solution/strategy for Remote Desktop in Ubuntu?

Ever since breaking solutions like xrdp with Unity's hardware acceleration, I've been wondering what Canonical would do to replace it or what their official recommendation would be. Is this no longer ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Progress bars are weird with a white box

I see this white boxes in progress bars whenever there are some text inside it. Please see the picture below. This is same for any application. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1525, ...
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Unity8-Mir session doesn't start on ubuntu 16.04

I seem to have a problem with running a Unity8-mir session on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I installed unity 8 mir according to the instructions as described at the webpage OMGubuntu. After rebooting I can ...
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How does one enter Unicode characters into systems with Mir?

In X.org/X11, I could use the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+Shift+U" in any text field and then type a Unicode character code to insert special characters. However, this does not work in Mir. What is the ...
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mir session in 16.04 shutdown my monitors

I am trying to test the unity8 mir session in ubuntu 16.04 but when I log in using the session both my monitors turn off. I installed unity8 using sudo apt-get install unity8-desktop-session-mir ...
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Where is mir/raii.h?

I'm trying to compile a program on a Vivid (15.04) Ubuntu Touch device; and the only problem I have is: fatal error: mir/raii.h: No such file or directory The code does: #include "mir/raii.h" ......
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How to start Ubuntu-touch in kiosk mode without lightdm

I've bought an Aquaris M10 and I'd like to use it as kiosk. I found a tuto on internet to disable standard desktop manager and just open my app with openbox. Tuto The problem is that ubuntu touch use ...
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What is the difference between xdg-app and snaps?

GNOME Sandboxed Apps seems to be very similar to Ubuntu snap packages. What are the key differences between these formats? Like, GNOME Sandboxed Apps requires Wayland and therefore is inherently ...
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Unity 8 lxc stucks after login. Unity 8 mir black screen without sursor

I installed Unity 8 mir and unity 8 lxc on Ubuntu 16.04, When log to unity 8 mir, a black screen displayed (without cursor). When log to Unity 8 lxc, It stucks at the loin screen (LightDM). Then I ...
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How can I access files downloaded from firefox on ubuntu touch in convergence mode

Issue occurred on my BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition with the latest update applied as of Monday 22nd of April 16. When I download a file in firefox in convergence mode firefox can see that it's in the ...
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Black screen (without cursor) displays after login to Unity 8 on Ubuntu 16.04

When log to Unity 8 mir on Ubuntu 16.04, A black screen displays on the screen without the cursor. (black screen only. No any other things) I'm using open source graphics drivers. I need to use Unity ...
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Unity 8 - Stuck at login screen

i recently installed Ubuntu Xenial in order to install Unity 8 and test how it work with my graphic card (Intel HD 3000). First I updated the system and then installed U8: sudo apt install unity8-lxc ...
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Any way to modify the official/beta Nvidia driver to support an older unsupported GPU?

I want to install the latest beta Nvidia driver as it has support for Mir/Wayland but my GPU lost support in the newest versions, is there any way to modify the installer to force it to install? It's ...
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Will Ubuntu 16.04 run Unity 8 on the desktop?

Will Ubuntu 16.04 run Unity 8 by default? Softpedia mentions that it'll probably be for 16.10...
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Can I run any other display server on Ubuntu Core, except for MIR?

What are the options to run QT applications on Ubuntu Core ? Should I use docker or are there snapcraft frameworks available for using EGLFS or Xorg ? The hardware platform that I am using is Intel ...
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Applications refuse to start; “Could not load QT plugin ubuntumirclient”

I have been trying to build applications from the source and they compile perfectly. But when I go to run them, I get this error: This program failed to start because it could not find or load the ...
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Why is my program saying Mir isn't working?

I am trying to run the application BibleTime after compiling it myself and I keep getting this error: Loading module: 'libubuntu_application_api_desktop_mirclient.so.3.0.0' UbuntuClientIntegration: ...
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Is X11 forwarding over SSH possible in Ubuntu 15.10?

From what I have read, Ubuntu 15.10 is planned to include Mir instead of X-Windows for the window system (but I have not yet played with the beta releases, so I can't confirm this). Will X11 window ...
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Change I-beam cursor to only 1px like on Windows

How to change the current 3 px wide I-beam (select-text) cursor to only 1 px wide like on Windows. I am using Unity as my DE fro Ubuntu 15, if that helps. As far as I know Chrome OS and Chromium ...
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Loading module: 'libubuntu_application_api_touch_mirclient.so.3.0.0' This plugin does not support propagateSizeHints()

I'm getting this error when trying to build my click package for my nexus 4 phone. This issue does not exist when I build for the desktop: Loading module: 'libubuntu_application_api_touch_mirclient....
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sudo nautilus results in “cannot open display” error

$ gksudo nautilus Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to connect to server socket: No such file or directory Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused (nautilus:6072): Gtk-WARNING **: ...
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Connect to Mir from terminal?

I'm trying to connect to Mir from the terminal in Ubuntu Touch, or more correct, the coreapp app mediaplayer-app is. I'm starting mediaplayer-app, but it can't find any mir-server. The mir server is ...
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How can I use VLC, Mplayer or ffplay in Ubuntu Touch/Phone?

I've installed them on Ubuntu Touch/phone - but when I start them in an terminal, Vlc, Mplayer will only play the video in ascii-mode, and ffplay complains that it could not intialize SDL. I guess ...
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Having problem with opening softwares from the terminal (including wireshark & gedit)

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and I am having errors opening softwares from the terminal. For example: build@build:/usr/local/bin$ sudo wireshark gdk_mir_display_open Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to ...
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how do I run a mir application from a command line?

I want to run webapp-container from the local terminal on an Ubuntu Touch phone, or run it from an ssh session into the phone. I am looking for something like the DISPLAY environment variable to set ...
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Help installing Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.04 from USB

I would like to install Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.04's daily build from 12/31/14. I would like to know how to install this from a USB stick. I used the instructions on the Ubuntu website for normal ...
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What is the current status of Mir / XMir? [closed]

I am totally unclear about the status of Mir as of today. Especially, I was waiting for an enhancement on XMir to support color profiles, but a recent comment on bug report https://bugs.launchpad.net/...
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What in the world is wrong with my Ubuntu Touch app?

I'm working on an Ubuntu Touch app that works flawlessly with qmlscene. However, when I attempt to run it on an actual device, I get a bunch of dots all over the portion of the screen dedicated to the ...
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Run virtualbox in other X session

I'm running ubuntu on my laptop (host). Inside ubuntu, there is running one instance of virtualbox. (where is installed MS Windows). My idea is to run virtualbox in separate X session (something like ...
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Developing Mir GUI on Ubuntu Server

The question is: How would I develop a C++ GUI application using Mir on Ubuntu server? I've installed all the packages that relate to Mir: mir-demos, unity-system-compositor, libunity-mir-dev, ubuntu-...
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Messed up after installing Unity8/Unity mir

i recently installed Unity 8/Unity mir desktop from terminal using command provided on OMG Ubuntu. But now i can't go back to my original unity desktop. My pc is on auto login at start-up so i can't ...
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Which command line commands enable “mirror” feature in the screen display GUI?

I'm mirriong a laptop with LCD TV through HDMI cable. Everytime I reboot I have to go to: System Settings --> Screen Display to enable mirroring again. Hence, I'm planning to write a bash ...
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How to install MIR display server? [duplicate]

I'd like to test/run Ubuntu QML apps on the MIR Desktop preview that should be available with 14.04. What are the steps needed to enable a native MIR desktop (preview) session?
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Does conky work with Mir? [duplicate]

The Homepage of conky(and almost every definition for conky) state that Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. So does conky work on ...
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Will 14.04 be using X.Org?

I heard that 13.10 used a mix of Mir and X.Org. How about 14.04? Will it also be using both or just Mir. If its just Mir then how do we get official (not proprietary) drivers to work (by AMD)
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Installed ubuntu on netbook but unity is too heavy, would i benefit from installing mir?

I'm running on an atom netbook with 2gb ram. But the machines runs a lot cooler under win7 than under ubuntu. My first thought was because of unity putting to much load on the machine. After searching ...
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How do I install Mir?

How do I install Mir on Ubuntu 12.10? Can I use it side by side with X? Though this question is for Ubuntu 12.10.You are still encouraged to give generic answers for all supported versions and ...
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Can I run my full Ubuntu Unity desktop on my Windows machine using X?

I am currently running Ubuntu 13 Desktop edition on a second PC on my desk, which has one small monitor. For work reasons my primary machine must be Windows(7), and it has multiple monitors, of ...
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How can I test Unity 8 on the desktop?

How can I run Unity 8 full-screen running Mir natively like in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9AzRxsnfTE Thanks.
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How to load Xmir on my tablet/phone with Ubuntu Touch Saucy

On my tablet/phone do not run X11 applications with the default Ubuntu Touch Saucy configuration (all my favourite desktop applications like okular, kate, x11vnc, etc...). As I found [here][How to ...
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How can I recognize Mir runing on tablet/phone running Ubuntu Touch Saucy Salamander? [duplicate]

Phones and tablets behaves differently from ubuntu on desktop. So this is why mir can not be found the same way however the system with Ubuntu Touch Saucy Salamander does run on Mir. There isn't any ...
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How can I uninstall mir?

I followed the instructions here to install Mir on my laptop on Saucy 13.10. Ubuntu Mir It works well except for a known bug which causes the Laptop to go into low graphics after suspend. So for a ...
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How can I get windows properties like with X with Mir?

I started work with Mir and I have a one questions.. How I can work with all application (get title, get active application and etc.) with Mir? Example in X11 First link and Second link
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Will Mir support workspaces?

Although the Workspace Switcher no longer appears by default in Raring/Saucy, it can still be enabled, and some users find it invaluable. Will 14.04 or whichever version adopts Mir provide equivalent ...
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Will Mir properly run with Intel video cards?

According to this, Intel has dropped support for Mir. What is the effect on end user?
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How to load Xmir on Ubuntu 13.10

I want to try Xmir on Ubuntu 13.10 but the results of command cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -i mir showing a warning (WW) "xmir" is not to be loaded by default. Skipping. Terminal output - ...
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Running NetBeans on Ubuntu 13.10 with xmir enabled [closed]

I have installed one of the latest daily build of saucy salamander. If I enable xmir java swing applications such as NetBeans or Oracle SQL Developer just display their splash screen but they don't ...