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What's the proper way to restart X or lightdm on the command line via upstart?

I want to restart the display manager (lightdm in my case, on Ubuntu 13.10) on the command line. What's the proper way to do it? sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm restart from a terminal emulator doesn't ...
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How to start X without logging in console?

My filesystem is based on Ubuntu server and I installed xorg and openbox on it. I've made it auto-login and auto startx, but when boot and shutdown, I can always see the root@arm:# or something ...
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DISPLAY command on the command line

What does the command export DISPLAY=:0on terminal do ?? Is it possible to change the number from 0 to some other value..
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How can I run gcp without an X server?

I installed gcp because I often copy large directories from one place to another and I want to see a progress bar to know how long it will take, but this is running on a minimal server so I don't have ...
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Fresh installation of 12.04.3 or 13.04 always boots to terminal/graphical boot fail (AMD)

I'll just say that I am not experienced with Linux, and I've attempted to install Ubuntu on my Windows 8 UEFI laptop at least ten times this past month. I've tried the LTS 12.04 version which greeted ...
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Ubuntu:12:10 x11 can't find screen

I've just updated my Ubuntu dual boot with windows. And when I satarted it last night the screen said no signal. Just now I have got it to the comand line or something like that and when I run startX ...
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Multiple X sessions in virtual terminals

I installed multiple different window managers over the past day to play around with, but they don't seem to work. I've been launching them from virtual terminals with "startx -- :1 twm" or the like. ...
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1answer
101 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 ...
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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 ...
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I tried to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 and GUI no longer works, my computer enters directly to CLI and claims an error when asked to startx

I have tried kwin --replace and startx, the former claims a fatal error the latter tries to initiate but fails after an error. I reinstalled kubuntu-desktop to no avail. My issue is similar to this ...
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Problem writing 'pipe' symbol on danish keyboard (Ubuntu 12.04 server, console)

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 Server (32-bit) on an old machine, and have problems writing the | (pipe) symbol. I have no graphical UI installed. My keyboard has danish layout, and all other symbols ...
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How to ENABLE paste in terminal with (middle) mouse button

After an apt-get update && apt-get upgrade my middle mouse button paste stopped working on the Xserver/12.04.2 LTS. It might have been due to a apt-get autoremove as well, which i ran just ...
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Configuring gmusicbrowser to copy now playing to X clipboard

I'm trying to get gmusicbrowser to copy song information to my X.org clipboard with the Now Playing plugin. For on song change, in the plugin's configuration, I have echo "%a - %t (from %l, %y)" | ...
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How to display Kanji in non-X terminal?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop installed, but disabled the start of X, because I do > 99 % of my work in a terminal. However, I have found out that the "Linux" terminal is unable to display Kanji. I have ...
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Developing GUI application for CLI Ubuntu Server

I need to be able to render my own GUI to the screen, but I'm not really sure how to do this considering I'm in a CLI environment. I don't want to install Ubuntu-desktop or anything, I don't need an ...
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1answer
793 views

Cant log in to gui ,X is broken

Note to others if you just want a summary of the problem skip down to summary. This first part is going to be slightly long and hopefully entertaining. As in, that is screwed up! but there might be ...
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Is there a way to see the text of tty7 without shutting down Xorg?

Is there a way to see the text of tty7 without shutting down Xorg, just like switching to another tty?
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2answers
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How can I prevent X windows from running when I boot Ubuntu 12.10?

Hi I want to boot Ubuntu quantal to a command prompt always and then use startx to launch x-windows if required. I have used the following methods but none work correctly. update-rc.d -f lightdm ...
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1answer
528 views

How can I keep Terminal always on top of other windows?

I want to keep gnome-terminal application on top of all the applications, even when it is unfocused. How can I do so?
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1answer
276 views

how to reset dual display to one screen from command line?

How can I reset dual display to one screen from command line and set old second screen as main display? (12.04 + nvidia)
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How to open a GUI app from Terminal without losing terminal input [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to clean launch a GUI app via the Terminal (so it doesn't wait for termination)? If I have a terminal open in X-window, I can start a GUI app from the terminal. ...
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1answer
274 views

Is there a command like REISUB that only restarts X?

Is there a command like Ctrl + Alt + SysRq + R E I S U B that only restarts X - or drops down to shell (not a virtual console its broken)? Between Ubuntu, Unity/Gnome3, and the kernel ...
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Updated 12.04 and now Xorg is dead from NVidia drivers

I updated (August 16) Ubuntu 12.04 today and while I admit I didn't look what was being updated, it was large enough to have had an NVidia update in it. Problem is later on when I turned on my laptop ...
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How does Middle Click paste work?

I don't understand the middle click paste. Sometimes I highlight text, middle click in the window where I want it to go and it does what I want. Sometimes it doesn't. For instance, when I highlight ...
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How to switch windows manager on-the-fly?

I know there's a command to let compiz take over from whatever windows manager is running, using compiz --replace &, same for unity with unity --replace &. What are the similar commands for ...
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1answer
179 views

How can I operate on the active X display using a command in the console?

I have problems where compiz freezes and I have to switch to another console(ctrl+alt+F1) to restart. But it would be easier if I could just do "$ compiz --replace" in the other console and not have ...
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1answer
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How to emulate Fn (function key) keypress in xte

xte is part of the xautomation package. After hours of man page reading and looking for documentation or working examples, I still cannot get xte to emulate a Fn-F7 keypress. xte 'keydown Meta_L' ...
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687 views

x server startx error?

root@thewhitewox:~# startx X.Org X Server 1.7.6 Release Date: 2010-03-17 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-29-server i686 Ubuntu Current Operating System: Linux ...
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Start X and Unity from the console [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm wondering if it is possible to start X and Unity from the console without using LightDM or any other display managers. I use Unity 2D and my ~/.xsession is as follows ...
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1answer
2k views

Recover xorg.conf from read only terminal

After changes in my xorg.conf, i can not restart X anymore. So on Grub i choose , limited vodeo mode, then "root prompt". Though it seems to be a read only access, so i can not replace my current ...
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How to change xorg.conf file with permission?

I want to edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file but I can't save the file. It says "permission denied." How can I edit the file?
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2answers
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Disable ATI Proprietary drivers by command line?

I've made the mistake of installing the ATI proprietary driver by command line. Steps i took: Downloaded linux drivers Opened the terminal sh amd..driver.run Followed the steps Rebooted This has ...
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How do I stop X server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does one exit the X server? So it looks like I need to install Nvidia manually, and to do so, I need to stop the X server completely. After pressing ...
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0answers
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How do I directly boot to a terminal, bypassing X11? [duplicate]

I am seeking a help regarding the following issues: How to turn off the X server when I have already logged into Ubuntu (I know about startx to start the X server but don't know how to shut it ...
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4answers
10k views

How do you change brightness, color and sharpness from command line?

I am controlling my PC with SSH and scripting. How can i change the brightness, color and sharpness from command line? Try 1: failed $ sudo redshift -t 5000:5000 -g .5 Cannot list GNOME panel ...
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2answers
760 views

Terminal transparency (urxvt) , Imagemagick, and X11 root window problem

I use Ubuntu Natty, urxvt (with 256 colours), and Imagemagick (display -window root [...]) to set the root window to a picture. When I use the transparancy (-tr) option on urxvt, I get the Ubuntu X ...
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5answers
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How to permanently disable monitor power saver using the command line?

I have tried as following: 1. Turn off: export DISPLAY=:0.0 && xset dpms force off 2. Turn on: export DISPLAY=:0.0 && xset -dpms Which works but that is a temporary solution, which ...
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2answers
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How can I switch user in a shell and use the existing gnome display session?

If I switch user in a terminal. su bob I can't open gedit because bob doesn't own the display. If I execute xhost + before switching to bob I can open the display for some applications but not ...
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1answer
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The terminal is shown when shutting down or logging out

When I shut down my system or log out the terminal (the one I reach with Ctrl Alt + F7) is sometimes shown before the login screen appears or before the computer is shut down. Is there a way to stop ...
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How can I start a different X session on tty8?

Let's say, for an example, I want to run a full-screen opengl application on tty8 and have my standard GNOME desktop on tty7. How can I configure Ubuntu to meet my requirements?
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2answers
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How to setup a ubuntu home network based on a powerful server and many outdated laptops as terminals?

I am wondering if it is easy to do this. I know that using X to serve the other computers ain't that difficult. I just have no idea how would I have to configure the laptops in order for them to work ...
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2answers
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Manually setting Xorg options from command-line?

Quick question: how do you set xorg options with a command? For example, I have an Xorg entry as follows: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Marble Mouse" MatchProduct "Logitech USB ...
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1answer
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Upgrading to 10.10 has made the terminal go crazy

I asked this question on the unix/linux SE and someone suggested I try my luck here. The problem is this: since upgrading to 10.10, the terminal has gone a little funny. Here's a picture of the ...