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Yes and no. Setting aside TTY/PTS parts of the conversation... Yes you can run more then one Xorg instance. X :1 X :2 X :3 would start 3 new Xorg sessions on display ports 1,2, and 3 You can run damn near any command by setting the DISPLAY variable. so DISPLAY=:1 xterm would start xterm on display port 1 Your "default" desktop is display port 0 (:0) ...


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Yes you may start a new GUI in a different TTY. From the default Ubuntu TTY (number 7), switch to another TTY (number 3 in this example) by pressing: Ctrl+Alt+F3 Provide your username and password and then start a new X session, using the same number of the present TTY: startx -- :3


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Click on the top-left icon ("the dash") then type "System Settings" then click the icon and it'll re-appear. To "lock" it permanently to the "launcher" again, right click it and click "Lock to Launcher". Alternatively, click the tiny gears icon in the top right of the screen, and then choose "System Settings" and stop worrying that the other icon is gone! ...


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By an accident I am unaware of, I selected lxdm as the display manager so an ugly blue login page comes out every time I tried to log in, as described in this question: How to remove the ugly blue log in?. Now I run sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm and select lightdm as the display manager, all things I am familiar with come back again, including the lovely ...


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You could always run a command when they login? The updated commands for hiding the Unity launcher would be: gsettings set org.compiz.unityshell:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/launcher-hide-mode 1 And for unhiding the Unity launcher: gsettings set ...


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According to this wiki, whether the clipboard contents are remembered after the source application is closed depends on the application but several programs in X11-based operating systems do not ensure that the clipboard is remembered. The user may want to install a clipboard manager to deal with this issue. Some common ones available from the software ...



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