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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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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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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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Try this: At log in screen, hit CTRL+ALt+F1 to enter into command-line log in. Log in using your username and password. Do sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm and select lightdm instead of gdm Do sudo apt-get remove --purge ubuntu-gnome-dekstop to fully remove Gnome and all of it's components/global configuration files Do sudo reboot now to restart. If you ever do ...


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So thanks to @Rinzwind's answer and comments on it, I figured out that Metacity is still around in vanilla Ubuntu 14.04, and can be installed by installing 'gnome-panel'. The provided 'Gnome Classic Fallback (Metacity)' session does not use compositing, looks mostly like Gnome 2.x, and sports all current Gnome tools like settings center, providing for ...


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Just slide up/down users and button goes to active? and you can choose a session


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Try following this answer instead: Working! Just installing latest 3.15 kernel (I tried 3.15 RC8 and 3.15.3 from > http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/. It works like a charm! files to download 3.15.3 for 64-bit system: linux-headers-3.15.3-031503-generic_3.15.3-031503.201407010040_amd64.deb ...


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sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get auto-remove sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade autoclean - removes partial packages clean - removes cached packages auto-remove - removes orphaned packages update && upgrade - exactly that Reply if this doesn't work for you.


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The lightest of official Ubuntu versions is Lubuntu. Also there is Ubuntu Netbook Edition specially designed for netbooks (discontinued currently).


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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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I checked a few other display managers: This is not working - undisplay part of the list of desktop session. http://i.stack.imgur.com/Xymx8.jpg This is working (Slim Display Manager), but it's necessary to click F1 to change session. http://i.stack.imgur.com/PeigP.jpg LXDM - LX Display Manager is showing a full list of desktop sessions. ...


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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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The command dpkg-repack can help you by following way: First List packages required for installing Desktop-Environment (Here example for xubuntu-desktop: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop -s | grep Inst | cut -d " " -f 2 > file1 Above command writes required packages' list for xubuntu-desktop in file1. Use Try without installing option from live ...


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If you want to revert back to Gnome, then you should first remove XFCE desktop then reinstall Gnome desktop. Removing XFCE: sudo apt-get purge xfce4 sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get autoremove reinstalling Gnome desktop: sudo apt-get install --reinstall gnome-shell sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade


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sudo apt-get autoremove --purge xubuntu-\* xfce\* sudo apt-get install xfce4 installing xubuntu-desktop may create duplication.



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