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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes a lot

I have a desktop with Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, fresh install about a year ago. Details: Intel Core i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz × 4, 4Gb RAM, 2 Tb HD, 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Kernel: 3.5.0-54-generic ...
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Run xfce4 desktop from terminal

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. After update I've got Unity frozen. Upper panel was all-gray, buttons on side panel didn't respond. Tried to repair, but no luck. Re enable Unity plugin and some other in ...
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Windows have black borders after hibernation Unity

when my 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 machine "wakes up" after hibernation, windows look like this: http://imgur.com/a/9E6xa (Sorry for inconvenience, but board restrictions won't let me post photos) The ...
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how to track a crash when changing from X :1 to X :0?

I need to track on 14.04 a crash that often happens here: I open a new X at :1 (that sometimes goes to ctrl+alt+f8 others to f9). But when I try to go back to X :0 with ctrl+alt+f7, it crashes ...
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new windows very slow to launch

This problem shows up a day or two after rebooting. Launching any new window will be very slow. It comes up first with either just a transparent overlay or with the window grayed out and the rest of ...
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Display seems to crash after login [closed]

When i log in as main user, the display seems to crash. It only shows artifacts and the unity bar at the top. When i log out and back in as a guest everything is fine. So there must be a config in ...
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Restoring Home Folder, Firefox Launcher Problems, Cannot Open Display

I had a harddrive crash and so had to reinstall Ubuntu (14.04). At this point firefox worked fine. Then I tar'd my home folder and replaced it with a version I had backed up from the failed drive. ...
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Previous frame seems to flicker in any type of window

Recently my 14.04 setup has run into some strange problem. Basically almost all windows (often) start flickering the "previous frame" (or that is what it feels like). There doesn't seem to be any ...
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Why does Unity not extend to my 2nd monitor, even when it is displaying an X-Screen?

I recently added a 2nd video card to my system, but unity refuses to extend my desktop over to the second screen. Although the secondary monitor initialises when I boot and I can move the mouse cursor ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unity broken no launchbar menu bar

I tried installing nvidia 331.79 driver from xorg-edger ppa, but after installation the unity is broken that no launchbar and no menu bar. The login screen worked properly but right after I logged in ...
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Unity not Working 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64. I did a sudo apt-get upgrade yesterday and restarted my PC. Now my taskbar and panel are missing. When I try to restart Unity using unity --replace Then I get error: ...
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NVidia screen config

How do I restore the display config to the one I got during installation? I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with dual nvidia gtx 570 connected to two screens. When I installed ubuntu at first I ran 13.10 ...
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unity not loading? No taskbar, no alt-ctrl-T, just blank screen with background

New user here still trying to figure things out. I've switched GPUs and, when I did, it now won't load anything but the desktop background. I was able to get into a browser because I had a photo on ...
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3answers
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(update to 14.04) unity is not loading after I login to the admin profile after upgrade [duplicate]

After upgrading to 14.04 and after the final reboot, I logged in the admin account but unity won't start, I have only the 14.04 background. No shortcuts work. I can login and use the guest and other ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freeze a lot. How to fix it? [duplicate]

Since the day I installed Ubuntu 14.04 I face frequent freezes. Today it happened for about three times. When it freeze the mouse barely move. It stays that way for a long time. My GPU is Nvidia and I ...
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Empty nvidia-settings after install v. 331.67 driver on Ubuntu 14.04?

I've followed this tutorial (with the following adjustments below) to install v. 331.67 nVidia driver. But get nvidia-settings (NVIDIA X Server Settings) empty... Then, before restart the PC, I make ...
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Mouse flickering on one of my two screens

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 and the mouse is now flickering on one of my two screens. The other screen doesn't have any flickering. I was previously using ubunutu 13.10 without any issue. If I ...
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Is it possible to show launcher on a non-primary monitor?

I'm using the new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have an annoying problem. I have 3 monitors connected to my computer and I would like to have the unity launcher show on my left screen while using my middle ...
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1answer
93 views

SublimeText turns into black hole with Unity/nVidia/Xinerama

I recently upgraded to 14.04, and after a little bit of fighting, I got my 4-monitor setup "working". However, a few applications (I've noticed gedit and SublimeText), will have the entire window ...
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1answer
301 views

Unity segmentation fault under nVidia Xinerama [closed]

I just upgraded to 14.04, and I knew ahead of time that I was going to have X issues, but I did it anyway. I have 4 screens attached to an nVidia Quadro NVS 450, using the proprietary nVidia driver ...
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After messing with configuration files can't start ubuntu, get black screen

Today I was trying to get tap to click to work on my ACer c720 with only ubuntu installed. At one point I restarted the computer and I only got a black screen with a non-blinkning cursor in the top ...
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2answers
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Why do desktop / monitor screens fail after staying logged in overnight?

I am currently running Ubuntu 13.10. I experienced this same issue with Ubuntu 12.04, so I dont believe the following issue is tied to a specific release. I am using Ubuntu for work, by choice. Id ...
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Full Screen / Maximize Top Edge Action only works on main monitor (Dual Monitor Setup) Compiz

Certain applications that I have (terminal, NVIDIA XServer settings, and a few others) will go full screen properly-that is, whatever monitor I am viewing the application window in, if I drag it up to ...
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How can the X root window be seen instead of the Unity desktop?

I would like to be able to see the X root window instead of the Unity desktop. This could be for the purposes of using such programs as Xphoon, which fill the X root window with graphics. How can ...
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0answers
45 views

Unity will not work after upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10

Last night, I updated from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. This morning, I logged in to my computer, only to get a black screen. I am able to access the shell by pressing the escape key while the Ubuntu logo ...
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Cpu usage over 20% on all cores fom compiz, Xorg, and at-spi2-registr

I noticed that on all 6 cores on my processor my computer is using 20-60%. No windows were open aside from the system monitor. I ran the command "top" in terminal and found that compiz is using ...
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2answers
57 views

Which driver to be used for geforce

I have GEforce6150SE nForce430 graphic card. i m using proprietary tested driver. I quited open source driver(used mare than 6 months) as last time it gave me a problem (low graphic mode ) due to ...
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1answer
427 views

Turning composite off in Unity

(Note: this question is related to: Can't get 3D vision working , I'm creating a "sub-question" in case someone could be interested in composite but not about nvidia stuff). To make it short: I ...
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A part of a context menu cannot be closed

My computer is working slow at the moment, and after a right click on some area for opening a menu this rectange was shown but the menu wasn't loaded. I left-clicked out this rectangle but it hadn't ...
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0answers
123 views

Blank Screen upon login after installing openGL

I have an Inspiron N5010 running Ubuntu13.10 64b. It uses Intal HD Graphics (i.e. no ATI/Nvidia graphics card) I need a software that uses OpenGL, and I installed multiple packages using synaptic ...
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after upgrade to 13.10 gnome-terminal is black with no decoration or text. How to fix? [duplicate]

All window decoration is black. However scroll bars, maximize, minimize and exit buttons are active if one can find them. Separately, in the case of gnome-terminal, all text, whether prompts, std ...
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Preventing app windows from changing workspaces when screen resolution changes

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS I have a Dell laptop with resolution 1400x900 attached to an external monitor with resolution 1920x1080. When I attach to the external monitor I close the laptop lid and ...
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Where does X.org get its settings?

This question is 50% to solve a specific problem, and 50% to help further my general understanding of Linux/Ubuntu. Background I am running Ubuntu 13.10. I have installed Cinnamon to use as my ...
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After the upgrade 13.04 to 13.10 I have problems with characters rendering in a weird way

Since the upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 some characters in a text render in a weird way. As if pixels in the characters are missing. It seems to be random. Sometimes it's in the terminal, another time ...
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13.10 install has huge graphics issues, 13.04 does not. Will upgrading bring problems back?

My 13.10 install utterly failed to detect my laptop's graphics hardware. It's an nVidia Optimus laptop - I tried every possible solution I could find, including prop. drivers, bumblebee, bbswitch, ...
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How to configure screens in console or create screen configuration profiles?

I have two monitors and integrated GPU (Intel® HD Graphics 4600). It works fine for work or movies, but if I launch games in fullscreen mode - I get artifacts, glitches and so on. Temporary disabling ...
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13.04 - endless login loop

I don't know what I did other than stupidly typing 'startx' in a ctrl + alt + F2 terminal. Now, when I shutdown, it went to login screen. I thought wierd and tried to log back in and got stuck in and ...
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1answer
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Viewing a part of the screen in a window on Linux

I plan to make a presentation with a live demo using my wide screen Ubuntu 12.10 Laptop and a projector. My plan is to connect the projector as a second (small) display and put my slides and live-demo ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Black screen after login session [duplicate]

Yesterday, the system asked me if I wanted to upgrade to 13.10 from 13.04. Since that was the first time for me, I decided to proceed and ran the installation without worrying about it. After the ...
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Upgraded to 13.10, screen regularly flashes between red, green, blue, greys after boot. No X11 or Unity

I have a Z77 board with a GeForce GTX 670. My monitor is a Korean 27" IPS with only a single DVI Dual-link connection, and a resolution of 2560x1440. After upgrading to 13.10 today, Unity and the X ...
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Can I restart Gnome without closing open programs?

Sometimes Gnome (or is that X Server) crashes when I open certain programs (most recently GParted) - or for example full-screen YouTube crashes thanks to the graphics driver. In these instances I ...
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1answer
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Blank Screen and Windows being “pasted?” after unity login

Here's what happens. 1: Boot up into Ubuntu. Nothing out of the ordinary. 2: Login to Ubuntu Desktop, accepts password. Wallpaper displays as normal. 3: Password is accepted, wallpaper stays for ...
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374 views

Remote Desktop from Windows machine using something other than Unity?

Ubuntu 12.04.3 I have a question regarding a computer I use as a file server on my home network. The hardware is actually an old Asus netbook (don't laugh, it's low power, silent, and has a built in ...
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427 views

After the Failed Installation of a Video Card/Driver Ubuntu 13.04 Displayed a Blank (Black) Screen

I inserted a new video card (Asus GT630-SL-2GD3-L). It was not initially detected by Ubuntu 13.04. I went ahead to the Ubuntu software center and downloaded the nvidia-current driver. Upon reboot, ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Unity not showing after installing nvidia drivers?

I was told to go into software sources and find proprietary drivers but the list was empty. So I added the edgers ppa, pressed Ctrl + Alt + F1, types sudo service lightdm stop, installed drivers with ...
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Low Graphics Mode error on 13.04

Background I have a dell inspiron 15r se. Step by step, I wanted to upgrade the system from 11.10 to 13.04. Up to 12.10 everything was alright, it was working very well, Problem When i did sudo ...
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Have a Dell Dimension 2400 (Installed Ubuntu 13.04) after install and login, I get a purple screen [duplicate]

I am a fairly new user to Ubuntu. As stated in the title, I have a Dimension 2400 that I put 13.04 on. Everything seemed to go perfectly, once I booted it up I got to my login, and then *Boom, ...
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1answer
94 views

Bumblebee Screwed Up Unity. Can't Even do a Reinstall to Get it Back

I have a MacBook Pro 6,2 with both Intel integrated graphics and Nvidia 330M. I was trying to get my external monitor to work in order to extend my display, but the proprietary drivers just gave me a ...
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menue bar and launcher

I recently installed Xorg 1.11 and fglrx 12.6 on my machine and after restarting system that worked as well . that was good also at the game time . the unity menuebar/launcher and panel left after i ...
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1answer
213 views

Ubuntu GUI crashed

I was trying to install the copy.com client for linux. I was copying the libraries for it into /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ when the screen went black. I have done a hard shutdown and turned the ...