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How to make terminal one desktop and unity another

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on my compaq presario laptop with a dual monitor setup. I would like to have unity on my larger screen and a full screen terminal on the laptop screen. Is this possible?
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1answer
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Unity - 14.04 - Set Launcher Icon Size - via command line

I've got a few computers, all coming to the end of their life. The first couple have gone and I find myself again having to re-install ubuntu on it's resurrected remains and then laboriously ...
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2answers
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Open terminal in 'always on top' mode on startup

I want Ubuntu to open a terminal in the lower right corner when I log in, with the always on top mode enabled. I have made a script which does this when I run it from a terminal, but it does not work ...
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0answers
33 views

Bricked - tty mode incorrect, terminal disabled, unity broken

After installing VirtualBox unity seems to be uninstalled.. Launcher and task bar are missing. I can't access terminal from the normal ctrl alt T command. I tried logging into TTY mode but it says my ...
0
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1answer
43 views

How to open the terminal with specific command already run? Best at Unity Launcher! [duplicate]

I know how to add a command to the Unity Launcher, but don't know how to have automatically opened terminal for the command. Especially needed when sudo command needs password or command result ...
0
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1answer
112 views

Ubuntu 14.04 (cinnamon desktop) freezing, typically when using terminal

This is really strange, but frequently, Ubuntu freezes when I'm trying to enter (even basic) commands in the terminal. It does randomly happen when opening programs like Chrome as well. It freezes for ...
2
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1answer
71 views

Run command don't run command line programs

In Unity there is some menu called "Execute a command", which could be run by shortcut ALT + F2. It is working fine only when I try to use it to run GUI programs like e.g. gedit. It is completely not ...
0
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2answers
54 views

Cannot login through the command line

I have only been using Ubuntu for about three weeks so do not be surprised if you lose me trying to explain something, I will try my best to be as detailed when needed though. Anyways, Unity right ...
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1answer
138 views

How can I repair unity from terminal while on a WiFi that requires me to login through a web browser?

I was trying to reinstall unity-lens-applications but couldn't remember the name. I typed unity- and pressed tab to see the options. Instead of using the down key I just held enter to scroll through ...
0
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1answer
52 views

Automate two commands in sequence on login (Killing Nemo)

In a June4 reply on an askubuntu post regarding When Cinnamon is installed, Unity desktop “smears” (doesn't refresh) and shows no wallpaper madrang wrote that: There is no need to purge cinnamon. ...
2
votes
1answer
38 views

How to get the package versions corresponding to Unity 7 launcher applications?

I'd like to know the Ubuntu package version of all applications locked into my Unity (7) Launcher from the command line. The command should return a list of packages names and their versions, ...
0
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0answers
44 views

I want to get current path when I open terminal in current folder in Unity

I have installed the nautilus-open-terminal, so I have "Open in Terminal" line in the context menu, but in terminal is always path to the home folder. I want it to be like in KDE: in some folder > ...
2
votes
1answer
56 views

Find out which desktop environment is used via shell?

Is there a way to find out the current desktop environment (Gnome 3 / Unity / KDE / Gnome Session Flashback) is currently used via the shell?
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21 views

Is there a command to get the location of a file which I have clicked and am dragging?

I want to be able to drag a file to the edge of the screen, and a command that gets the location of the file I'm holding. I know how to get it to run the command when at the edge, I just don't know ...
1
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0answers
39 views

set up windows on a workspace

I'd like to set up a command that can restore all of my windows after a reboot. I typically have a set of windows per workspace (multiple monitors) for a particular task. After I reboot (which is ...
4
votes
1answer
495 views

What is the terminal command for launching a web app?

In Ubuntu 14.04, We know all Web apps run in ubuntu-made browser instead of firefox. I would like Gmail and some other services Webapps (in the ubuntu made browser) to launch in the startup. To do ...
7
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2answers
905 views

How can I lock the screen using the new lockscreen from the command line?

Ubuntu 14.04 introduces a new lockscreen that looks similar to the login screen. I am still able to lock the screen using the command gnome-screensaver-command --lock (as I always did before), ...
0
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0answers
101 views

Missing menu bar

I have recently upgraded to ubuntu 14.10. I can't see the the side or top pane in my administrator account. Moreover i can't access the terminal with the Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut. Please advise on how to ...
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2answers
115 views

Launcher for programs which need multiple commands to run

I already installed a program called CadFeko, and I can run it from terminal. To run the program, first I have to run this command . /opt/feko/6.3/bin/initfeko Then I can call the program by ...
2
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0answers
77 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 ...
18
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2answers
1k views

How to change number of workspaces from command line?

I'd like to change org.compiz.profiles.unity.plugins.core -> hsize and -> vsize from command line. I thought I could use gsettings set org.compiz.profiles.unity.plugins.core vsize 4 but then ...
2
votes
1answer
813 views

How to add “open with custom command” option in right click menu of Nautilus

Sometimes while going to open a file from Nautilus I do not find the intended application in "open with" menu on right click. Or the desired application remains hidden in a long list of applications. ...
0
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1answer
90 views

“System is running in low-graphics mode” error [duplicate]

I am very new to working with Ubuntu and working with command line input. Last night I tried to install Netflix desktop app which required wine-compholio, wine-browser-installer and lib(I forget the ...
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0answers
21 views

How do I make a file default opened by the terminal on double click? [duplicate]

This is my file, which I saved as eclipse-start.sh https://gist.github.com/Meai1/d02bc20836f97f6ecb3e I also made it executable. But it always starts in gedit??
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0answers
19 views

No Icons or menubars visible in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I'm unable to see any icons or menubars on my desktop. However, I am able to open up the file/folder explorer by inserting a USB, which opens up the explorer and let's me open applications and files ...
1
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2answers
532 views

Create launcher shortcut for RDesktop

I am trying to create a 'shortcut' that I can pin to my launcher in Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS that will lauch an RDesktop session. It works fine from the command line thus: rdesktop -u UserName -d Domain ...
0
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2answers
80 views

Everything is missing! [duplicate]

I've installed some not very good software. And now terminal is missing. Doing Ctrl + Alt + T does nothing. No left or top bar. There is nothing but the desktop. That's all. Software center is also ...
0
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1answer
66 views

Where can I find introductory material for using the command line? [duplicate]

I've been very interested in Linux for a while now and Finally decided to install Ubuntu on my machine. I was wondering is there any sites or PDFs links were I could get an intro into running ...
2
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0answers
115 views

Missing Unity Desktop /w SLiM Login Manager

Not too long ago I installed SLiM (Simple Login Manager) as my Login Manager for Ubuntu 13.04 just to give it a try out to replace the default Ubuntu Login Manager. After getting SLiM successfully ...
1
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1answer
60 views

How do I switch desktop session users from a shell script?

I've got 2 users, foo and bar. Currently if I'm logged in as foo, I can select bar from the menu in the top-right of Unity, and since bar has no password set, I switch straight to bar. However, I ...
1
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0answers
29 views

How to simulate an “application launch” (executing a .desktop file) from a script? [duplicate]

This question relates back to separating the Tor Browser from Firefox in the Unity launcher (I assume it applies to other DE's as well). The original question is here. As part of my proposed solution ...
2
votes
1answer
111 views

How do I start the Privacy and Activity Manager from command line?

This is the "Security & Privacy" dialogue in System Settings.
1
vote
1answer
35 views

Removing Applications Menu Listing with CLI command

I am trying to make an application installer item in the menu. Where once you click on it, it executes the command to install the program. I can use apt-get for this and a custom launcher. However, ...
1
vote
1answer
755 views

How to use put command in tftp

How to use put command in tftp to send file to server host in that articular directory remotely ,
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votes
2answers
748 views

Use a terminal as desktop background instead of the wallpaper

I have come to a conclusion that all my needs from nautilus are satisfied with the terminal and last file manager. It also dismisses the need for multiple nautilus instances, which makes mess when I ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Unity error: No default decoration found, placement will not be correct [closed]

After typing unity in the terminal to reset my top task bar, it loads correctly, but I get this stacktrace in the terminal: WARN 2013-10-26 19:36:49 unity.glib.dbus.server GLibDBusServer.cpp:586 ...
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votes
1answer
413 views

No menu bar, start button nor Terminal

I have been using Ubuntu 13.04 for a few months now. But suddenly, I couldn't launch Terminal from the start or keyboard shortcut. I tried rebooting, but now I cannot see the Menu bar and Start ...
0
votes
2answers
395 views

Add command to lauch a new application from terminal [duplicate]

I've installed BlueGriffon on Ubuntu 13.04 x64bit. I've add it to Unity Launcher by creating a "bluegriffon.desktop" file. Now I want to launch bluegriffon directly from terminal; assuming that the ...
1
vote
4answers
68 views

Terminal shows more files on desktop than there are actually

I noticed this thing today and found it to be awkward. My desktop has the following files : But upon running ls in the terminal i got the following output: a.out htc_pass.sh ...
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0answers
1k views

How do I install Flash on a Chromebook?

The instructions are Start up Ubuntu. Use Chromium to download this version of libpepflashplayer.so. Start a terminal and do sudo cp /path/to/libpepflashplayer.so ...
2
votes
3answers
391 views

Why're two separate panel icons, when opened, grouping under the same icon

I have two separate .desktop files locked to the panel. Both of them opens terminal windows and runs a series of commands (with user input). Trouble is, while one is opened already, opening the other ...
2
votes
2answers
411 views

How to run commands if unity is not working?

I'm running ubuntu 13.04 on a compaq pressario cq56. After system update unity and terminal will not load. I've read some forums on how to fix the unity problem but without terminal I can't use them, ...
1
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0answers
41 views

Why is my Unity missing after installing proprietary driver? [duplicate]

After installing the proprietary driver for my A10-5800k APU from the AMD website, Unity disappeared. To make things worse, I cannot input any key commands into the terminal (Can only copy/paste, but ...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

Launcher and Panel do not start after booting to terminal

I did a fresh install of 13.04 and I wanted to boot straight into the terminal. So in the /etc/default/grub file, I changed the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to ...
1
vote
2answers
311 views

Disable desktop environemnts and customize startx

Is it possible to install ubuntu12.04 normally and then disable the desktop environments somehow, so that startx doesn't bring up unity or gdm or anything like that? I'm aware of ubuntu alternative ...
1
vote
1answer
629 views

How to run a command with one click, preferably from unity's launcher

I'd like to run this command without having to open up terminal every time. sudo openvpn --config /home/ubuntu/Documents/vpnbook/vpnbook-euro2-udp25000.ovpn --auth-user-pass ...
1
vote
1answer
292 views

Unity progress bar for gnome-terminal?

One of my favorite features of unity is the progress bar the launcher overlays on the icons for various programs like the file manager, or firefox. Gnome-terminal does not have a progress bar. What do ...
1
vote
1answer
117 views

gedit opens different window though it should not

It's a follow-up of Why does gedit keep randomly opening new instances when opening files from nautilus? On Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity: I double click on a text file on the desktop or through Nautilus. ...
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2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
375 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 ...