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Error installing GUI on Ubuntu Server (14.04)

When I try to install GUI on my 14.04 Ubuntu server, I get this error. Can anyone help me?
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Unity lanucher bug - problem with stacked aps

I have problem with launcher, i'm not able to switch between running aps if they are piled - lets say i have 2x terminal running, when i click on terminal icon in launcher instead this window manager ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 mouse click bug

I am running a fresh Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome. It works well some random time, sometimes one minute some times one hour, and then the mouse click gets crazy. Let me explain a bit: when it happens I ...
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Change color of mouse frame

I have some difficulties in describing my problem, so I created this Screenshot, which is part of my desktop. If you hold the left mouse button and pull a frame, its color is black. How can I change ...
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App in top bar with fixed position [duplicate]

there is any way to have some applications with a fixed position in the top menu bar? Right now my menu looks like this: So let's say that i'd like to have the battery status always showing near ...
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Ubuntu doesnt showing left panel and action buttons on top of the windows

I can open only some folders which are on desktop, but anyway they are without action buttons. When I try to run some programms like "google chrome", or "ccsm" via terminal (ctrl+alt+f1), i got error: ...
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Unity tweak tool stopped working [duplicate]

Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/unity-tweak-tool", line 72, in <module> UnityTweakTool.Application() File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/UnityTweakTool/__init__.py", line 79, ...
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Alternative to 'unity --reset &' - deprecated and not working on 15.04

In another Q&A, I saw the advice to run unity --reset & for applying some changes to the Unity dash. However, it's not working in 15.04 Vivid any more: ERROR: the reset option is now ...
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Unity launcher not launching apps or opening links, need restart

I'm running 15.04. Since latest updates few days ago of ubuntu base and kernel, I have incurred in the following issue, which only happens occasionally at some point (and to resolve it I have to ...
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How to recover panel that desappeared after using compiz and windows decoration?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. After turning turning in (and off) windows decoration, the panel disappeared. I could recover the unit and the launcher, but the upper panel is missing. I have tried: dconf ...
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Have to reset compiz on every update to fix theme

I have Numix GTK and Icons theme installed, but every time ubuntu base is updated, I lose the theme. The only way to fix it (that I've found) is to run dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ Then I have to ...
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How do I disable Alt+` in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I know this question has been asked many times, but none of the answers I have found have worked for me yet. I have done the following. I have disabled the Alt-related shortcuts in Compiz Config: ...
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Top Panel not using Numix Icon set

I am using the Numix icon theme! How do I make sure that the top panel shows the Numix set, and not the default set.
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Black borders on: windows, notifications, menus, etc

I'm getting a black border around all elements in unity desktop. With terminal window is all black. If I maximize a window I get the name of it and normal actions Tried: running: dconf reset -f /...
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menu is broken now for me

After the last update my unity menu works incorrectly. If I click on any shortcut icon when window of program is below this menu. Click seems to work on window. Not on Launcher menu with shortcuts. ...
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Why don't I get the latest Ubuntu for Unity

So I installed unity earlier and I checked my version of Ubuntu I only have 12.04 I reinstall u Ubuntu with unity again and I still have 12.04. Why can't I get 14.04? I was able to get 14.04 on xfce4.
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How do I go back to the “microsoft agreement” page when downloading Unity Web Player?

I tried to download Unity Web Player so I could play a couple of games on the web. However, when I got to the "Microsoft agreement" part, I didn't know what to do and accidentally closed the konsole (...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Indicator menu doesn't close on icon click

I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 to 15.04 last week. Since then, when I click on the Sound Indicator to display the sound menu, it does, but clicking on the same icon again sometimes doesn't ...
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Unity GUI won't start, compiz crash?

I upgraded and rebooted today and now I can't get Unity / X Window to start. I used to have it auto log-in since I was using the computer for kodi (xbmc). Now I get a purple screen with dots, which ...
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How are those dots called? And how to get rid of them?

sorry to bother you with such a pesky problem but I installed a few themes, and in all the ones I download, I have those lines or dots surrounding clickable areas. I chose an example where we see them ...
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Mininize Button of ubuntu is not working after installing themes

I recently installed mac os x themes, unity tweak tool, ubuntu tweak and installed themes from noobeslab.com . And after that my minimize button of desktop stop working properly. Also the system ...
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Remove 1px transparent border from launcher [duplicate]

This was asked once before but the issue got closed calling it a bug or saying the question wasn't specific enough. I'm hoping there is someone who has an answer for this. I have the Ubuntu 15.04 but ...
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How to restore re-created default user directories to Files quicklist? [duplicate]

I deleted and later re-created the Documents folder in my home directory. It no longer appears in the Files quicklist. You can see in the screen shot below that several bookmarks are present among the ...
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how to activate window environment after it was deactivated by compiz?

On my Ubuntu 14.04. I mistakenly deactivate my window environment, now nothing seems to be work the windows is just static, I cant go to the terminal or open up any application on my computer. And if ...
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How can I do to Global (Top) Menu Bar don't interact with the window titlebar on 15.04? [duplicate]

I want to the Global (Top) Menu Bar just show wifi, battery, language, sound, hour and options and don't interact with other windows that show "files", "edit", etc. If someone know how change the ...
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Popup fonts in IntelliJ IDEA are too large, or bold/pixelated, 15.04 using tuxjdk

Here's a screenshot showing the problem: As you can see, where the autocomplete text exceeds the size of the popup, the font becomes strange. Similarly, the popup window has text much larger than ...
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Installed Nvidia driver, can't get back to unity

so i updated my video driver on my pc with the latest from the nvida website. I disabled the lightdm service and went to init 3. but after the install I cant get back to the unity desktop. it loads ...
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Problem mouse (cursor or pointer)

sorry for my bad english. I have version Ubuntu 14.04, I was changing themes with Unity Tweak Tool and I presented a problem: When I'm in an application, the cursor is "DMZ-WHITE", but when I'm on ...
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New windows are stealing focus

I don't like when in middle of typing password to one app, other steals focus and half of my password goes to wrong new opened window like IM chat. Can I prevent this behavior? IIRC same behavior is ...
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Window switcher iteration order

I use Ubuntu 15.04 with defaults settings(work spaces are on). I have several windows of the same app opened. I can switch between them using ALT+` But the iteration order is a mess, I don't get it, ...
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How to persist the top panel in Ubuntu

The top panel is missing or hidden behind some other panel on my Ubuntu 14.04. Also I see a bottom panel which displays my open applications. How do I remove this bottom panel and get back my top ...
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Small cursor when hovering Unity interface on HiDPI display

I have a 4k display. By default the Ubuntu Unity interface is small and hardly readable. After changing Parameters > Display and Scale for menu and title bars to 2 the interface is now perfectly ...
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Workaround for unity compiz hot corners (and other) bug/issue

I have recently re-installed Ubuntu 14.04. I installed the Unity Tweak Tool and set hot corners for Window Spread and Show Workspaces. After rebooting, the hot corners were not working. I remember ...
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How to switch back to Ubuntu-desktop and Unity from Xubuntu-desktop and Xfce4

I'm having some weird issues. I'll try to explain everything I've done in the order that I've done them. 1) I performed a routine update last week on my Ubuntu 14.04.03 system. I was using Unity at ...
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Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet (CTH-661) not found by unity-control-center

I'm running ubuntu 14.04.3 and the wacom settings gui in unity-control-center not detecting my CTH-661. It's a bug i get only with the .3 release , 14.04.2 worked fine, 15.04 is also working ok. ...
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How to make Unity launcher to auto select the first matching application?

Is there a possibility to make Unity launcher auto select the first matching application just like this works in Windows? Example : I want to run sublime-text. I just want to press Super then type ...
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Major desktop smoothness improvement — can someone duplicate?

Cross-posting from https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/1496525: I just found this while trying to tweak performance in compizconfig -- I'm currently running 14.04.3 with all of the ...
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What process is launched when I press super+1…9?

I understand that the final result of this keyboard combination is to launch the app that comes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. in the dock, but I would like to know how I can identify the process that is being ...
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Create new folder in nautilus list view when screen is full of directories and files in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I've been able to right click in a empty white space in nautilus when in list view and get the context menu to create a new folder but now that the screen is full of files I cannot create a new folder ...
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Switching from ubuntu gnome to unity

I'll preface this by saying I'm still fairly new to most things linux. I was running ubuntu Gnome for a while and decided I wanted to switch back to unity. So I installed the ubuntu-desktop package ...
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Can't get Kdenlive icon onto desktop [duplicate]

Have Ubuntu 14.04. loaded Kdenlive from the Software Center. It works from icon on DASH and from Terminal. However, I have no idea how to put icon on desktop. I looked in usr/share/applications-no ...
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Any possibility to hide the borderline on the Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'd like to know,is there a way to hide the vertical borderline that's visible to the right side of the Unity launcher in Ubuntu 14.04? Thanks!
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Unity dashboard navigation problem with remapped down arrow

Using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity, I press the super key to open the dashboard and search for something. I can now use the arrows to navigate the results and select the application or folder I was looking ...
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Steam: Global menu intigration?

Anyone know how to integrate steam in to the unity global menu (Top left menu) ? I'm a fan of the tidy look of the menus been integrated to the task bar but steam does not do this and I could not ...
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Now that `/usr/share/backgrounds/warty-final-ubuntu.png` has changed, where is the solid purple background screen file stored?

Now that /usr/share/backgrounds/warty-final-ubuntu.png has changed, where is the solid purple background screen file stored? /usr/share/backgrounds/warty-final-ubuntu.png is the default background, ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 machine is extremely slow

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet from Utopic Unicorn. I'm a bit of a noob here. My machine was running great before the upgrade, however now, everything has slowed to a crawl. browsing ...
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unity7.log file eating disk space

This file .cache/unity7.log in my home directory is eating into my disk space. It increases to several GB in minutes and eventually I get the message that I am running low on disk space. At this time ...
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Run script when logout/login wih unity in ubuntu 15.04

I don't know how to run automatically a script when I logout/login in Unity with ubuntu 15.04. Thanks in advance!
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How to get Unity Web Player working on Ubuntu 14.04

I followed all the instructions to install pipeline and then enable unity3d on http://pipelight.net/cms/installation.html, and then how to get unity3d working in firefox by following the link to unity ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 blank screen after login (many solutions tried)

I'm desperate, I need my computer but Unity doesn't seem to start after login on my Packard Bell tk-85. I just shows the wallpaper and the cursor. I logged in from Ctrl+Alt+F1 and tried many solution,...