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play video on ubuntu server

I have ubuntu server running, no xorg,x11,desktop. I want to play some videos (say in employer). How can I do it, i don't need complete desktop, please suggest minimal installation.
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Ubuntu Server Edition 12.04

We have one Custome Server PC(24 cores) and I installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (Precise Pangolin)) server edition on that. Actually I am using this server PC for building my android source code. When I am ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 keeps booting to tty1

I was trying to install xdmx & the last thing that I did was deleting the ~/.XAuthority* files since I was getting error in locking authority file. On rebooting, I found myself on this screen. I ...
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VNC over lightdm results in blank screen

I'm trying to set up VNC over lightdm so multiple users may log in to the server and have their own session each. I'm using TightVNC Viewer from a Windows machine to connect to the Ubuntu virtual ...
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Start vino vnc server from ssh client

First of all: I googled all day and tried several suggestions on different forums with no luck The problem: I am not able to start a vnc server on a remote machine through ssh Additional information: ...
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NVIDIA proprietary driver logging me to console instead of GUI

Firstly i want to apologise for any mistakes, English is not my native language. My problem is I can't get NVIDIA proprietary drivers to work. I tried to install it on Ubuntu 12.04.1 32 and 64 bits, ...
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How to remove Kernel/LTS Enablement Stack?

this question regarding the LTS Enablement Stack has actually two parts: I installed Linux 3.5.0-x on Precise 64bit via sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-quantal xserver-xorg-lts-quantal . As ...
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open program in xsession from command line environment

I just wondered if some old computers laying around here could still be used for some games if I completely cut off the display manager. Is there a way to start a gui program from the command line in ...
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Logging into my user account sends me back to login. Xserver? [duplicate]

Solved Running sudo startx must have changed the ownership to root so ownership must be taken back. At the login screen press Ctrl+Alt+F1. Enter your credentials to login then enter ls -la and you ...
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Installing g++-dev on ubuntu 14.04

when I try to install g++-dev on a newely installed Ubuntu 14.04, I get this error : Les paquets suivants contiennent des dépendances non satisfaites : xserver-xorg-dev-lts-utopic : Est en conflit ...
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Lost display after nvidia driver update on optimus laptop (everyting else works)

I've been using Ubuntu 14.10 with no problems for a couple of months. After fresh install I installed property Nvidia driver(nvidia-331) from software sources and had no problem using it with Nvidia ...
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Problems clicking windows

When I double-click on the header of a window in my Ubuntu installation, it disappears, and I don't know why, I mean, the normal way of working is to maximize or stay in the previous configuration ...
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How do I disable X after boot?

I was reading "How do I disable X at boot time so that the system boots in text mode?" and will be implementing this. I see in the answer that there is a simple way to start the GUI but don't see how ...
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Blank Screen after reinstalling xserver-xorg-input-all

I followed the instructions of Keyboard and mouse unresponsive after suspend to solve an equal problem with my notebook, but now after rebooting it the screen is blank. It looks like unity is coming ...
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Activating installed Nvidia videa drivers

I Have installed several video drivers from the software centre and I have installed the official driver from Nvidia.com and none of them show up in the additional drivers application. I did what this ...
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X Server does not show built-in thinkpad display. Distorting everything in non-mirrored multi-display set-up.

I recently returned to ubuntu (14.10) and I'm currently trying to get my multiple monitor setup to work properly. It worked fine after the first setup in the desired configuration: A 1600x900 ...
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apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.1.1 for ServerName … waiting apache2:

I upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 yesterday. But after restarting PC , this message continues to appear in a black screen after the ubuntu loading screen and don't go away and ubuntu doesn't start I can do ...
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enabling discrete gpu and choosing which gpu to use

Hi all since this is my first post here. But not my first time here. I have used askubuntu a lot, the last few weeks and i have found answers to many questions i had. Unfortunately since im a linux ...
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The system freezes a lot and dmesg gives an error in Nvidia drivers

I faced constant system freezing in Ubuntu under both Unity and Gnome shell. So I came to Arch. In Arch also I'm facing the same issue. I tried many things in these forums but nothing helped. Please ...
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Program with xserver +lightdm not working

I have installed xserver-org and lightdm on Ubuntu 14.04 server. I then created a desktop entry to run a program such as Firefox once I login. A couple of issues I'm having. My machine is headless ...
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LightDM will not start & xserver problems Ubuntu 12.04

I've been having an issue with resume after suspend for the past week and a half or so. After waking up the lock screen would be displayed, but I would not be able to type in my password. My ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 install NVIDIA driver

After I have managed to get running Ubuntu 14.04 (look at my last question about booting upgraded Ubuntu) now there is another problem: To continue with that story: I found a way to burn the image on ...
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Close Lightdm in Ubuntu 12.04

Should I install the official NVIDIA drivers for my NVIDIA 8200? When I start the installation, it asks me to close the xserver. Only way to close it is to run the command : sudo service lightdm ...
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How to start server X with xterm without any windows manager

I need to start my Ubuntu system only with an xterm terminal without any windows manager running in order to show the role and importance of a windows manager, etc. Which files should I change in ...
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Could not open X display giggle: Cannot open display

I'm completely new to Linux, I have installed in my computer (running on windows 7) a Virtual machine with Ubuntu desktop 14.04. I have installed some programs using apt-get install NAME_OF_THE ...
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UI is not appearing, xserver-xorg-video-intel not installed properlly?

I am new to Ubuntu , yesterday I have install OS , after that I have install some pakages like JAVA, VLC etc . Now I am not getting the UI. but yesterday(after installing OS) I worked with the help of ...
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Can't make intel hd 4000 drivers to work

After replacing my xserver with sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg I can't get my Intel HD 4000 card to work in 12.04. Or ...
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Additional drivers not showing current Nvidia driver

I am currently using Nvidia proprietary driver 340.46, which shows corrrectly in Nvidia XServer settings, but not in the Additional Drivers application. Does anyone know why this might be? To ...
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Can't switch to Nvidia GPU from Intel or how to make Nvidia driver work (black screen, freeze login in, errors etc)

my problem in known, but still remain unsolved for many people (including me). After installing the latest or any other versions of nvidia drivers it brings black screen or unable to login. Useful ...
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X Server config used by lightdm

What I want to do is to start a x server just like the lightdm did. But I can't get the X server perform just like the one started by lightdm. I see the X server process executed by lightdm is: root ...
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How do I kill the x-server?

Every time I try to kill the x-server, sudo service lightdm stop so that I can install the latest Nvidia drivers, I get an error message. stop: Unknown instance: What am I doing wrong?
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How to get rid of X server in ubuntu 14.04 in order to install nvidia drivers? [closed]

I'm trying to run the .run files for the nvidia drivers for my gpu, but it keeps saying I must get rid of the the x server. How do I do this?
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How to choose the VGA when setting up the X Server?

I have 2 options of VGA: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Cirrus Logic GD 5446 00:03.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK104GL [GRID K520] (rev a1) It's an instance ...
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Lubuntu GUI Crashing

After receiving an ancient laptop that ran FreeDOS, I decided to try installing Lubuntu onto it. The installation process went perfect (except, the computer wasn't connected to the internet for the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - No Unity in user account, but in guest account

Yesterday I switched back from Linux Mint to Ubuntu 14.04 and after installation I faced the following problem: When I login with my user account Unity isn't loading. I can see no desktop elements - ...
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Restore Xorg core and config files ubuntu 14.04

This question is a follow up on this one. I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and xserver broke during the process. I have tried reinstalling from the command line running the ...
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How to reset the Xorg / xserver?

Xserver keeps crashing on my general user account both in Unity 3D and 2D. It doesn't do it on the guest account. That's why I want to reset / rollback everything xserver related, hoping this is ...
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Ubuntu Touch: kill Windows Manager and start xterm in GUI Mode

I installed xterm and I would want it to be the Only GUI application running. so I killed the lighdm using: sudo service lighdm stop. and try to run xterm using: sudo xterm through a SSH ...
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Cannot connect to X Server when running app with sudo

When I am running some software using sudo command it showing error like cannot connect to X server For example if I run the following command: $ sudo gedit /etc/profile I am getting ...
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How can I configure the Xserver config file

I recently purchased an AMD R9 280 and I want to integrate it in my system. It seems like I have to cofigure the Xserver so how can I do that. I already createt the config file in the root shell but ...
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XServer Error could not create lock file

I have tried to create a config file for my xserver with X -configure in the root shell (started ubuntu 14.04 in the save mode and selected root shell). But it puts out this Error: (EE) Fatal server ...
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Sound over multiple xservers

I'm currently using multiple X-Server displays. Is it possible to share the sound which all the programs generate (through pulseaudio) over all displays? So for example I have a music program on ...
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The XServer config file is not found

I have recently purchased a new discrete GPU and have to configure the XServer. In a forum I found the advise first to back-up the config-file like that: sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.04 in graphics mode or safe graphics mode

I can boot into ubuntu only in tty screen non-graphics mode only. My machince is with intel onboard DG33 graphics. I have already run these commands without any error. sudo apt-get remove ...
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Nvidia x server settings error, Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Dell Precission m6700. It has dual video cards nvidia optimus. Intel with Nvidia. Currently I am using Intel 4000, but I wanted to change it to Nvidia and I received this error window ...
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“unexitable” GUI program

Is it possible to create a GUI application, where user can interact with it, but cannot switch to any other program (terminal, desktop, etc). Example of such applications would be something running on ...
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xinit fails on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

I need to run on my server application with GUI. The only way to connect to the server is via SSH. So what I have already have done is sudo apt-get install xosview xosview is simple program with ...
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Xserver shows just the icons on the second screen

i would like to have two different Xserver sessions, because i want to use the same machine from two differet computer by VNC. I mean we are two different person that need to work in the same server, ...
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Recovering from partial upgrade precise to saucy

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 lts and I had the bad idea to add a saucy repository (saucy main universe) to the /etc/apt/sources.list and to run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade. At some ...
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how to create GUI for embedded systems

I need to create a GUI for a program that I will build to run in a minimal version of linux in an embedded system that i am making. Not sure if I'm going with arm or small factor x86 architecture and ...