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

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Difference between **LXC ** and **MIR**

I installed lxc for unity 8 on my ubuntu 15.10. But it doesn't allow me to login as admin. Neither it is working with guest account. The ask ubuntu user advised me to install mir and after instlling ...
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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: ...
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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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Fixing copied home directory and mir in ubuntu 15.04 (copied from 14.04)

I just installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my new Dell XPS 15" laptop. I then rsynced my old home directory from my old laptop now I can't run any gui applications. On the command line I see the error: "No ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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How do I find out if my system is using Mir?

I've just installed Mir and I'm wondering if I'm actually running it or if it fell back to X. How can I tell if Mir is running?
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Can I try out XMir/Mir on a 13.10 startup disk?

I'd like to try out XMir on 13.10, but currently don't have a spare machine to install it on (and I understand it doesn't play nice with VirtualBox). I have a startup disk created from the 13.10 ...
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Which ubuntu derivatives plan to support xorg in the future?

As far as I know ubuntu plans to replace xorg with mir in the future. WM's who need xorg will run on an intermediate layer called xmir instead. In which version will ubuntu remove xorg from the ...
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Will MIR have remote display capabilities?

X clients can be displayed on any X server over the network. This is convenient when working in a complex environment. There are other technologies that address this area as VNC, SPICE and NX, but ...
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Will Mir improve multiple-monitor support? [closed]

I have two big personal issues with Ubuntu nowadays. One of them is very poor multiple-monitor support compared to Mac or Windows. It's a fact that I am scared every time I connect/disconnect my ...
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Why did Canonical choose Mir over Wayland as the display server?

I like to know, what are the advantages of Mir.
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What is Mir and why is it important?

I've heard a lot about Mir lately. It seems to be a big thing in the Ubuntu community. What exactly is Mir and why is it so important? Will it affect me?
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Can we use Compiz or KWin on Mir?

I like to customize my desktop , so is there any compiz replacement for mir ? EDIT : I mean , can we customize (Unity Next) and use compiz on it ?
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Cinnamon stops working on ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04 and cinnamon stops working. When I load cinnamon it only displays a slow responding cursor over a black screen. And the desktop never loads. So (for getting access to ...
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Ubuntu's MIR, and Gnome-Shell's on Wayland = Ubuntu problems since 13.10?

If Ubuntu is going to use MIR with Ubuntu 13.10, and Gnome is going to use Wayland with Gnome Shell 3.10, will there be any problems to have gnome-shell up to date in Ubuntu 13.10? Because some ...
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Does the change to Mir affect other Ubuntu derivates like Xubuntu or Kubuntu?

Does the change to Mir affect other Ubuntu derivatives like Xubuntu or Kubuntu? For example: Will Gnome 3, Xfce or KDE be ported to Mir?
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“X shares a lot of system state across process boundaries”

The background I was to get informed about the state of Wayland adoption by Ubuntu, when I learned it's not any more an option and there is something named Mir in the place instead. So I wanted to ...
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Mir the X Server replacement [closed]

I read much about the X Server replacement Mir, but I am not quite sure which benefits it will have. Ok it is a newer technologie, the currently used X server uses code that is twenty years old or ...
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Will Mir display server be able to launch X11 applications?

I've checked the wiki but Xorg is not even mentioned there.
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Reverting back to Unity (Unity 7)

I think I messed up my Ubuntu 12.04. I really just want the 'dodge over window' feature that's why I followed the steps here: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/01/unity-revamped-ppa-is-back-for-ubuntu.html ...