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14.04 unity does not start after login screen

In Ubuntu 14.04, after arriving at the lightdm login screen and entering my password, the screen briefly disappears, but then comes back to the login screen. When going to terminal with ALT-CTR-F1 and ...
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Pantheon Terminal Ubuntu 15.04 - GTK3 Title/Header Bar Issue

I heard Pantheon Terminal is one of the most intuitive terminals to use and thought I would give it a go on vanilla Ubuntu Vivid 15.04. I installed it (0.3.1.2+r736+pkg36) from the following ...
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How to figure out the reason for automatic log-outs on Ubuntu Unity and GNOME 3?

My installation of Ubuntu 15.04 logs-out automatically on both Unity and GNOME 3, it doesn't do it on GNOME Fallback. Is the Xorg 0 log file the place I should go to in order to figure out the reason ...
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How to disable shadows for Ubuntu 15.04 for a certain window class?

How to disable shadows for Ubuntu 15.04 for a certain window class? In Ubuntu < 15.04, you could disable shadows and window decorations for a specific class of windows, using CCSM. For a specific ...
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Notebook running linux with a mac external keyboard

I run Ubuntu on my notebook and use an external mac keyboard. It is very confusing that the order of the CTRL, ALT and SUPER (or COMMAND) is different. On the notebook's keyboard it is: CTRL, SUPER ...
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Unity scaling slows down window operations (e.g. switching windows takes 5 seconds)

Having high DPI monitor I changed Unity scaling from 1 to 2 (Top panel -> System settings -> Displays, Scale for menu and title bars). It seems to work fine except now most (all?) window operations ...
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Can't log in after installing Mate

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 today but because I don't like unity I got rid of it with this guide http://www.tecmint.com/remove-unity-and-install-cinnamon-and-mate-desktop-in-ubuntu-14-10/ It worked ...
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unity panel service keep carshing

my unity panel service keep crashing and restarting itself, gaving me prompt to report the problem.lately, this thing start to happen with me a lot of times. what could be the cause(s)? any help ...
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hide the top bar so that there is more space to work with

I saw this video shows how to remove the top bar of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which is very amazing. I want to follow this video but I am afraid of the risks. I am doing all my work with ubuntu, I must be ...
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How to disable system shortcut?

When I use emacs on Ubuntu, there are lots of shortcuts conflict with the system shortcuts and when I execute them, things become weird. How can I disable system shortcut? Especially for some ...
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How do I stop the super key from invoking the Unity Launcher?

And yes, I know the Unity launcher is the app-launcher panel on the left of the screen. How do I make it so that when I hold the Super key down the Unity Launcher (Which I have set to hide itself) ...
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open fvwm desktop in ubuntu14.04

could somebody explain how to set the unity-greeter select fvwm on ubuntu 14.04? In 12.04 it was easy, you just installed fvwm and it magically showed up as one of the options on the greeter screen. ...
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How Can I tell if Firefox is Freezing Ubuntu?

Recently installed Ubuntu 14 on somewhat older system. For the most part it runs smoothly and quickly. However, every once in a while I get a complete system freeze, no mouse, nothing. Only REISUB ...
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How to disable showing devices in the launcher [duplicate]

Is there a way to disable newly plugged in devices from popping up on the launch bar, as when I plug in my phone it appears on the launch bar, and every time I select unlock from launcher as I'm kind ...
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Just installed 14.04.2 LTS, USB mouse not co-operating

Done quite a bit of digging around, and as someone who is completely new to Linux this is driving me crazy. Just decided to duel-boot Ubuntu with Windows 8.1, with the intention of Ubuntu being my ...
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Uninstalled Compiz and OpenGL - Ubuntu won't load

About a week ago I installed CCSM and enabled wobbly windows. After using the autoremove command today, it was gone. I decided that if I re-installed Compiz that maybe it would come back. I ...
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I have two application switchers running. How do I shut one of them down? [on hold]

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 under unity. When I hit ctrl-tab, I get two switchers running at the same time. As shown in the screenshot, one of the app switchers is showing 23 small windows from all my ...
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Problem with screen when changing users

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and 3 users. When I switch the users sometimes the desktop/unity bar goes fuzzy / not well rendered. If I minimize all windows it renders well. I have NVIDIA GTX 645 and looking ...
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The following packages have unmet dependencies (steam)

When I try to open Steam, this appears in the terminal (i'm new to Linux): Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libc6:i386 [sudo] password ...
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Cannot login from lock screen

On a new 14.04 setup I am having an issue where I cannot login from the lock screen. When my screen locks, the only way I can login is by selecting to login as a different user, which takes me back ...
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How to remove the transparent strip between panel and window?

How to remove the transparent strip between panel and window? (screenshot). It is transparent and visible beneath wallpaper. I tried different theme, but the result is the same everywhere.
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Network Applet has disapeared after an update to 15.04 (unity interface)

I can't see if I'm logged on my wifi lan or internet lan since I update my ubuntu to 15.04 (I use Unity interface). I tried to update to kernel 4.0.3 but it changed nothing. The notification on the ...
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Prevent Missing Clock from System Tray

Is there a way to prevent the occasionally disappearance of the clock from the Unity system tray bar after Ubuntu has started? The clock never disappeared during runtime, but right from the start of ...
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Is there possibility to remove all ALT modifier keybinds?

I got quite annoying bug. Many programs what I use (Blender, Unreal Engine4) uses modifiers Alt + mouse but Unity got also. I have removed all Alt + mouse keybindings in Unity but still it won't let ...
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What process is responsible for media keys in Unity?

I want to use my media keys when using i3wm. When I am using Unity, all media keys work. When I use i3 none of my keys work even though they are detected properly by xev, so I assume there is some ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 upgrade not working

I upgraded my ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 today. Upgrade process worked perfectly. But on restarting it won't show the login screen. Instead a black screen with a blinking cursor. I have Intel graphics ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 remove app indicator from upside panel

I have Skype installed for my Ubuntu 14.04. And I have added it to indicator-messages (com>canonical>indicator>messages). But now I can't find a way to remove Skype icon from unity panel. I tried to ...
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I can only see a portion of my screen in the gui

My son was doing something on the machine and he made the GUI unusable. It appears to be zoomed in so much that I only see a portion of the screen. There is a taskbar on the left with enormous icons. ...
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Uninstalling xubuntu-desktop help login

i installed xubuntu-desktop via the code below : Sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop But after installing, a few functions did not work such as the system properties ...
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Change Audio Output via Speaker Symbol

Is there a way to change the Audio Output (and for the sake of completeness the Audio Input) conveniently via the Speaker Symbol of the Top-Bar of Ubuntu? Just like I can change between Wifi ...
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Weird scaling issues in Unity after installing Cinnamon

I'm using Unity on my Dell XPS 13 2015 but wanted to switch to the latest version of cinnamon. Therefore I added the corresponding repositories and installed cinnamon. After changing the desktop ...
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Cairo Dock opens folders just minimized

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. When I click on the Files icon on Cairo Dock or select a folder in Shortcuts, the file window doesn't popup, instead it opens the folder minimized. However, I expect the ...
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apport unable to report a crash

This issue is not new, however in the past upgrading all packages worked but not now. After a compiz crash I run sudo apport-bug /var/crash/_usr_bin_compiz.1001.crash then typical window for crash ...
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How do you search the Ubuntu Software Center from the Unity Dash?

Instead of having to open Ubuntu Software Center which is slow, I would like to just open up Dash, and search for the program I'd like to install. How can I make this possible? Currently I see ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 slow first log in

When I first login after rebooting the computer, unity takes 10 min to show up the unity bar. After that when I just logout and login, it's much faster. How to fix this problem? I already turned off ...
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How to configure ccsm from the command line or a script?

THE GENERAL PROBLEM: I wish to change some settings of ccsm from the command line, or more precisely a script. I imagine there will be some arcane combination of gsettings or gconftool that does what ...
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Unity Player for Ubuntu 14.04 installation hiccup

I am trying to set up Unity player for mozilla, so I followed the these instructions. How to install unity web player on Ubuntu 14.04? However when I tried "sudo apt-get update" I get... W: GPG ...
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Saving and restoring window positions

I'm experiencing a bug where when the machine comes back from standby a monitor connected via displayport (MST) does not come back on, however the windows are still in the area it cover if it did come ...
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gnome-terminal.desktop for key shortcut (ctrl+alt+t)

I want to change default position of terminal. I changed ~/.local/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop It works for manually opening terminal from applications menu but not for shortcut ...
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How to delete all Desktop UI

I install Elementary-Desktop on Ubuntu 14.04, after install and work with that, I don't like Elementary-Desktop and Delete that but Unity to Demolished. I try for built Unity (reset, reinstall) but No ...
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Why download Ubuntu GNOME? [closed]

I am new in Linux, I am using Ubuntu and I don't like Unity desktop env much. So I want to switch to GNOME. As I have learnt, I can do it with some terminal commands. Confusion is, there is also ...
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screen goes black and keyboard and mouse unresponsive

I have been using ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop machine for a long time without any problem. For about a week ago I decided to install windows dualbooting 14.04 and so ubuntu was reinstalled. Since then, ...
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How to start a new X windows system in other display in Ubuntu desktop 12.04

As we know, in ubunut desktop, When you power on the system, it will start a Unity Desktop using lightdm in display :0. And you can operate the system in tty7. If I want another Unity Desktop in ...
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Unity desktop on Raspberry Pi 2

The first thing needed to make it work is a driver. There was a Mesa and DRM driver for Broadcom VC4 developed recently by Eric Anholt. It's an OpenGL driver. http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/VC4/ ...
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how to remove any changes made by compiz?

I had ubuntu 14.04 with unity desktop. Then i downloaded and used compiz but messed up and now unity desktop is not usable. I dont see the menu on top or the panel on left side. Neither is the CLI ...
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Create custom shortcut GUI/view similar to the Super + hold feature

Ok I have seen the posts on custom shortcuts and know the Super key by holding it brings up a fancy list of default shortcuts. I want to for example hold Ctrl + Super + V and get all my Vim shortcuts ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 suddenly won't load the Unity GUI!

This follows up with a new twist to: Ubuntu 14.04 stopped booting suddenly The situation before the problem cropped up was a little different this time around (for one, I didn't mess around with ...
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Why does the Search/Dash menu flash once and disappear when I tap Super key?

Whenever I tap the Super key to try and open the Dash/Search (I don't know the actual name), it just flashes once and disappears. I get the same results clicking the Launcher icon. I know it's not a ...
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What is the difference between Unity scopes and lenses? [duplicate]

From what I understand, Unity has two different types of "plugins", scopes and lenses. What is the difference between these two?
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How to install vmware player tools for Ubuntu 14.4LTS?

I want to know steps to install vmware player tools for Ubuntu 14.4LTS with command