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Here's a little more in-depth overview: Unix-like systems are traditionally build with console only, and historically they were so from the beginning until developers came up with graphical interface. Particularly , there must be a graphical server (think of it as a program/software ). So in the old days you'd go to console, log in, and run startx command ...


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changed unity's sub-menu colour when I set up a new theme in KDE --> Solution: remove in the $HOME directory the .kde, .gconf and .config directories, logout and login again. All ubuntu configuration will be restored to the default when reating a new user.


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two ways - you could create an image for mass that has desktop, or, in your charm, in your install hook, you include sudo apt-get install <desktoppackagename> Where sudo aptitude install --no-install-recommends ubuntu-desktop Personally, I think the charm is the easiest way. Help received from this answer: How to install GUI desktop on a ...


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Both LXDE and XFCE (LXDE, XFCE) are in the universe repository. So you can just install either of the two in place of the correspondent full environment: sudo apt-get install lxde sudo apt-get install xfce4


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The only easy way of doing this in Linux right now is using a virtual machine to try out KDE on. There are hard ways, including editing all .desktop files, compiling KDE from scratch, or installing a separate distro, but for what you want a virtual machine would be the best approach.


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It depends on what you start from. If you do a clean install of Xubuntu, only XFCE applications will be installed. If you run sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop from already installed Ubuntu, you will keep all Unity applications. That may get system slower and you will have too many similar programs installed. But you will have an option to log in ...


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With the gnome-session-flashback, there are parts of it that use parts of Unity. So, not every part of Unity should be removed. LightDM is the Display Manger for Unity, where GDM is the Display Manager for the GNOME Desktop Environment. To install GDM it is: sudo apt-get install gdm During the install, it should come to screens like below: Press ...


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I was able to move on. The problem was unity. My user configuration had, somehow become corrupt. I removed the file: mv ~/.config/dconf/user ~/dot_config_default_user This forced reconfiguration and I was able to move on. Thank you, and sorry for the noise.


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If you have an X3500 or X4500 Intel card and an odd amount of RAM installed and encounter this symptom, there is a temporary workaround that works very well for me 99.9% of the time - that is, setting swappiness to 0: echo -e "vm.swappiness=0" | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf If you have enough RAM this means you will never (or rarely) hit swap, which is a ...


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The fun part of "home made products" is always that you can make it pretty much exactly as you like. The possible downside is that you easily get carried away a bit by a project if it is nice to work on... That might be the case with the script below :). While I would have preferred to add a detailed explanation on how it works "under the hood", this is a ...


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Tentative answers: I've just discovered http://www.webupd8.org/2013/07/fuzzy-window-switcher-for-ubuntu.html which links to https://github.com/XCMer/fuzzy-window-switcher .. this looks promising. The comments at webupd8 also point out that the Compiz Scale plugin has similar functionality. Start typing and the window thumbnails are narrowed to match the ...


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Install GNOME Shell normally as you would (ignore the change DE at login screen bit). I assume so far you logged on using the startx command. So once you installed GNOME 3, try logging on using gnome-shell (or try gnome-session if that doesn't work). PS: You might also want to look at this question, maybe it will be helpful to you.


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I don't have sufficient rep to add a comment to the previous Krusader answer so I'm forced to put it here (it probably wouldn't fit in a comment anyway). From the Krusader "package blurb" (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/trusty/+package/krusader) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Krusader is a simple, easy, powerful, twin-panel (commander-style) ...


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No significant changes occurred after 14.04.2 LTS so you can go for it. Tough GNOME is stable, I would still prefer the Unity interface. If you have a good Internet connection, I would suggest you to download multiple ISO files.


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Run those commands: sudo apt-get purge lxde sudo apt-get autoremove lxde sudo apt-get purge lubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get autoremove lubuntu-desktop If the above doesn't solve your ptoblem totally then try this command: sudo apt-get remove abiword abiword-common abiword-plugin-grammar abiword-plugin-mathview ace-of-penguins audacious audacious-plugins ...


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Yes, although MAAS is not specifically designed for that purpose it could easily be used to manage a deployment of desktop machines. MAAS expects machines to use cloud-init in the boot process, which connects to a metadata source over the network on boot to configure the operating system. Linux operating systems and windows servers can run cloud-init. MAAS ...


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You must use these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/testing sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/os-patches sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install elementary-desktop [ Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5dK74bnBOY ]



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