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How do I run a gui app from the command line?

I need to launch a GUI program from the command line on a machine I have SSH'd into. I don't need to interact with it or see the window, just have it running. When I try and launch it I get: ...
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Ubuntu Will Not Boot: “Fatal server error: no screens found”

I've been getting an annoying problem after restarting my laptop, Ubuntu fails to boot. It will hit the purple loading screen with the Ubuntu logo and dots but goes black after this. So far I know ...
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fatal error when launching startx: server is already active

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. Earlier today I launched startx and got a blank wallpaper-like screen with nothing on there. I thought maybe it was taking time to load but it would just remain stuck there. ...
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How to switch desktop layout from tty before startx?

I would like to login with the same user in another tty, but each tty should have different desktop environment like KDE and LXDE. How can I use tty to start X server by providing the desktop type?
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Why .Xauthority needs not to be owned by the root account in order to get past login?

I've just got the same problem from here, and solved it using what was stated in the first answer (akonsu's one). However, I would love to know why ~/.Xauthority needs not to be owned by the root ...
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xserver boot failed after installing new GPU

I removed PCIe graphics card and changed to integrated AMD APU graphic card. After reboot woks only text regime. Xserver failed to boot. I tried: startx result was: *starting load fallback graphics ...
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Ubuntu asks me to log in over and over [duplicate]

I'm brand new to Ubuntu and I was trying to get multiple monitors to work. After messing around in the nvidia settings, I tried restarting lightdm and it made a noise and prompted me for my password. ...
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Minimising Firefox causes Xserver to crash

Whenever I minimise Firefox by using the minimise button or clicking the icon in the taskbar, within 10 seconds xserver crashes and brings me back to the login screen. This has only been verified on ...
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can't boot freeze at login

I am trying login and my system just freezes. I was messing around with my Catalyst driver trying to get my dual 7950s into crossfire mode and it would work..so in my terminal I typed startx and then ...
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Can't find correct ast (ASpeed) video driver to match the ABI version of X

I am running Ubuntu server 12 on a Oracle X4140 server with built in video. I can't get the desktop to start. Here is the top of the log file... X.Org X Server 1.11.3 Release Date: 2011-12-16 X ...
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Can notify-send be used to send pop-up notifications to a Windows X server over ssh?

I'd like my backup script to issue a notification once it's done. I run Ubuntu as a headless server and login into it using PuTTY on Windows. I've already installed x11-apps and verified xclock and ...
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How to allow terminal executed apps to draw on phone display that runs on ubuntu touch

Using apt-get i've found serval well-known and handy applications, but unofortunately i cannot execute them neither via phone terminal application or trough ssh. I found also that there is no DISPLAY ...
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Mousewheel of gaming mouse stopped working - how to reset / fix it?

Suddenly the wheel of my G9x stopped working. The other buttons work just fine, I can even use the mousewheel to scroll left and right by pushing the mouse-wheel to one side or the other. I wonder ...
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Wake up, Xserver screen. Can't stand it [duplicate]

Recently switched from Windows XP to Xubuntu. This is my second question and also the last one, I hope. Well, I'm talking about another useless/secondary graphical issue. When I manage to open the ...
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How to dynamically change configuration of a running Xserver?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.3 on Intel's HD4000 GPU. While Xserver is running, I would like to: add a new dummy screen to a running xserver (existing session, no DM involved) set resolution of display ...
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How can I create an X server that has a backing store?

So I am completely new to Ubuntu (I am running 12.04 on a Toshiba Satellite). I am trying to remotely access my work computer but I keep getting an error reading: "xevas: requires a X server that ...
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how can i downgrade from 12.04.3 kernel and it's xservers to 12.04.2 ones?

Hi how can i get back (downgrade) from 12.04.3 kernel and it's xservers to 12.04.2 ones? i have some problems with 12.04.3 kernel and want to downgrade.
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Is it possible to use two laptops as dual display monitors in the same X Session?

Picture this : You have two identicle laptops. Both running Ubuntu with X11. Now rather than having two seperate ubuntu machines is it possible, through XServer, to connect Laptop2 to Laptop1 as a ...
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xf86OpenConsole: Cannot find a free VT: Invalid argument

I'v set up an Ubuntu 12.04 from the precreated OpenVZ template. The host system is configured as follows: # $ cat /etc/issue Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 # $ uname -a Linux openvz-02 2.6.32-16-pve #1 SMP ...
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sudo apt-get install problem

I installed amd proprietary driver and when reboot, xserver wont come up. After that I purged xserver and proprietary driver and try to install xserver again. But it wont work. apt-get install wont ...
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How can I *disable* Ctrl+Alt+Backspace?

Building on a question from 2010 (3 years ago) I'm trying to achieve the exact opposite: I want to disable the Ctrl+Alt+← keyboard shortcut to kill the X server. For me, it appears to be disabled in ...
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X server without Unity [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on a Gigabyte BRIX and serving as a HTPC (plugged into my television through a HDMI connection) My question is pretty simple, is it possible to start Ubuntu without the ...
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How to start and run a command in X server from remote Terminal?

I need to run a command in Ubuntu Terminal on my computer. I am connected to the other computer by SSH. I need to be able to start X server from my remote computer (without being able to interact with ...
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shared Workstation with Ubuntu?

This is kind of an awkward question but here I go. Is it possible to have a shared Workstation for two users? each user would have its own pair of screens, mouse, keyboard etc but each working in its ...
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How to bind Ctrl+arrows to Home and End keys? xmodmap does not work

On Windows, I used to bind Ctrl+Left to Home and Ctrl + Right to End via ahk. Now I'm struggling to achieve this behavior in Ubuntu. I've tried editing /etc/inputrc: "\e[1;5C": end-of-line ...
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nvidia drivers fail completely after update to 3.5.019

I'm running a duel-screen set-up and need the proprietary drivers because the standard ones won't drive the second screen at full resolution. After updating to 3.5.019, downloading the latest linux ...
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Xserver sometimes fails to start

I'm having problems with my Xserver sometimes failing to start. It doesn't happen consistently, but when it happens, instead of showing the login screen I get some vague one-line error message about ...
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xserver-xorg-video-intel not installed

I keep receiving a crash report and when I view the details it says xserver-xorg-video-intel not installed. I receive this crash report constantly. 5-10 times in a row. It is very annoying and I ...
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Nvidia optimus - Howto configure xserver on dual screen? [closed]

I have notebook with nvidia optimus technology. I have installed bumblebee and everything seems to work fine. The problem is that when I connected a second monitor to my notebook after login, it works ...
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multiple screens support in X server

I have some basic questions about support for multiple screens in X server. Probably these are dumb questions but it would very helpful if someone could answer and also point me where I can read more ...
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/etc/init.d/gdm command not found

am trying to install the Nvidia Driver but it keeps givin me close the X server.. I tried the usual way.. to kill the gnome manager.. didn't work because of an error :s sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop // ...
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Do X-Server/X-Org come with the kernel?

Do X-Server/X-Org come with the kernel itself or are they separate packages that are installed in distributions? What is difference between Xorg and Xserver?
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Touchpad is unresponsive on every reboot [duplicate]

I downloaded the intel graphics utility to fix the xserver-xorg-video crash and then my touchpad was unresponsive on every reboot. In order to get the touchpad back, I had to dustin@dustin:~$ sudo ...
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Mir the X Server replacement [closed]

I read much about the X Server replacement Mir, but I am not quite sure which benefits it will have. Ok it is a newer technologie, the currently used X server uses code that is twenty years old or ...
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Why does X not start and xinit abort?

For the last four weeks i haven't been able to access my Kubuntu graphic environment. After loging in this page appears for about one second after that the login screen appears again with no sign ...
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Update Manager cannot update due to dpkg error… (Ubuntu 12.10)

I just downloaded the updates to Ubuntu 12.10; however, when I attempt to install these packages, I get this error [via Update Manager]: installArchives() failed: Preconfiguring packages ... ...
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is ubuntu phone (or tablet) use X for display server?

is ubuntu phone (or tablet) use X for display server? if so, it should change the Ubuntu Desktop Application to Ubuntu Phone (or tablet) its much easier for developers. if not, what Display Server is ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Nvidia Geforce 210 Driver install - “Error” xserver running

i've been trying to update my Nvidia driver, but I keep getting errors. As im quite new to ubuntu. The following is the install log: Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface -> The file ...
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X11-Forwarding ubuntu server

I'm trying to enable X11 forwarding from my headless ubuntu server (12.10) to regular ubuntu to forward virt-manager so I can install windows kvm machines. The problem is when I try to open an X ...
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How to get sound in a separate X server in Ubuntu 11.04 or later?

I configured my Ubuntu system so that I'm able to start any application in a separate X server. Running games or for example XBMC in a separate X server has some major advantages. The problem ...
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Can only log-in through shell/terminal after doing dist-upgrade on ubuntu 12.04, can only connect to internet using phone modem through bluetooth PAN

I have 2 desktop environments installed, i'm using the x-swat version of nvidia drivers which also got upgraded after doing "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade". Now i can only log-in using the terminal. tried ...
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Ubuntu Default Desktop not working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn’t load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 after a while without use Linux frequently. As I needed to install CUDA Programming ...
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Boots into Console instead of GUI. GUI Wanted instead

My problem is that more often than not, when I boot into Ubuntu 12.04 it brings me to the Command-line prompt and asks for my login. After logging in I have to either try using sudo rm ...
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Ubuntu starts in tty1 only - no screens detected - cant' startx

I just rebooted my laptop and I can't start the gui. I logged in in text mode and startx says no screens detected. I have tried to purge and install the nvidia driver, I have tried to reinstall ...
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Autostart in .xinitrc

I want to run some program at awesomewm startup. I have in my .xinitrc this line: exec awesome It works. Then I added this: exec guake I got errors. So I did this: guake I put each of these ...
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USB2VGA device not listed as output device

When I type xrandr the usb2vga device "Magic Control Technology Corp. (USB2VGA dongle)" does not show up. A reboot with the device plugged in doesn't change it. The kernel.log shows that it has been ...
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Why my X Server won't start as a regular user and it starts as Guest?

It won't start X server automatically as a regular user but instead shows Logon screen. When I enter my password it flashes for a second and it's back to Logon screen again. Then I tried to log in as ...
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How to get Nexus Mod Manager working on Wine? [closed]

I'm trying to get Nexus Mod Manager (Beta yet) working on wine, but after the configuration of NMM it crashes with an error. During the startup it spams a lot of terminal stuff and at the end I find ...
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ubuntu 12.04.1 xserver problems

I have a problem with xserver on my laptop. Ubuntu 12.04.1 is installed. First, I can boot only in terminal mode. When I try to start xserver with command startx it fails. lspci | grep VGA output: ...
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XOrg failsafe error: Screen(s) found but none have a usable configuration - NVidia GTX 460 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to force a higher screen resolution from Ubuntu 12.04 and an NVidia GTX460? I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 x64, kernel 3.2.0-24-generic with an NVidia GTX460 and 2560 x ...