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As you can log in on a virtual terminal (reachable with Ctrl+Alt+F1) you can re-install the Ubuntu desktop including all its necessary dependencies: sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop You should now the be able to restart the display manager sudo initctl restart lightdm and switch back to the graphical session with Ctrl+Alt+F7. ...


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Try installing the package software-center with sudo apt install software-center :)


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I also encountered this problem, here's how I fixed it. The basis of the problem Put simply, the file layout in Ubuntu 16 changes the location of plymouth themes from /lib/plymouth/themes to /usr/share/plymouth/themes and so all of the theme install scripts that assumed the previous layout now install to the wrong location. Thus, when update-initramfs ...


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No, there is no fast way to do this. After changing to dark or light theme applications must be restarted which is probably not what you want. Otherwise corntab might help. You could create two scripts - first that will enable dark mode and second that will disable it. EDIT: Steps to create crontab jobs to enable/disable dark mode. 1. Step: Create ...


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To be able to set these settings through Terminal or through the gnome-control-center you need to make sure that you have xserver-xorg-input-libinput installed. It appears to be a bug that it is not already installed by default, in order to install simply run: sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-libinput After doing so and then logging out and in ...


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You can use the following command in the terminal: gnome-screenshot -p -w -d 10 -f ~/Desktop/Screenshots/$(date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S).png man gnome-screenshot tells us that -p includes the mouse pointer -w limits the region to the active window -d is used to add a time delay (in seconds) and that's useful if you want to capture stuff like drop-down menus. -f ...


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You can do in your script or in your terminal: gnome-shell -r & disown This will start the program in background from the terminal and disowns the task then. NOTE: The disown command has to come directly behind the command which starts something in background, otherwise it will not work. Or if you already have started the program you want to detach ...


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By using theme that has good support for CSD windows. For example - Adwaita.


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Gnome is a desktop environment typically consists of icons, windows, toolbars, wallpapers , desktop widgets ... It's important to have at least one desktop environment installed but Gnome is not the only choice. You can remove gnome and install one of those. for details about desktop environments and how to install them look here.


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This looks like a theme issue. Try a different theme and see if the same thing happens please.


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To be able to set these settings through Terminal or through the gnome-control-center you need to make sure that you have xserver-xorg-input-libinput installed. It appears to be a bug that it is not already installed by default, in order to install simply run: sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-libinput After doing so and then logging out and in ...


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You need to learn the Unicode numbers of these two characters. They are not actually hard to remember, because they look like years. ;) En dash: U+2013 Em dash: U+2014 To write a Unicode symbol, perform the following actions: Press Ctrl+Shift+U (the display will show something like u̲) Type the code (e.g. 2014) Press Enter There you go: – — For a ...


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After you have fully booted into your VM open a terminal and type sudo su to become root (you will be prompted for your password) then type the following: # to check the module is loaded lsmod | grep intel_rapl If it is loaded blacklist it in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf by adding it to the end of the file: the next line will do that echo "blacklist ...


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To force it to come up every time, you need to edit the file /etc/default/grub for example with sudo nano /etc/default/grub comment out the line GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 so it looks like #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 and make sure GRUB_TIMEOUT is set to something above 0 and enough seconds for you to do something when you get to the screen, for example ...


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Well, you could just install kdeconnect on Ubuntu GNOME, it would probably also install lots of KDE dependencies, but if you're fine with that then just install it and you'll get the functionality you want. Installing it and its dependencies shouldn't cause any problems and they will be available to all flavours with access to the official repositories ...


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The Intel driver is in a state of junk when it comes to Broadwell/Linux, and Intel knows it. It is unclear what their priorities are. Ubuntu is only 1% of their market. bugs are here: https://bugs.freedesktop.org search for like DRM Intel. They use kernel version. GNOME is in a sad state, too. Run the oldest you can stand, maybe even KDE/X. Stay away from ...



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