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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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When you open flash drive press [CTRL]+[H] or thru menu View > Show hidden files, hidden folder should appear ".Trash-1000" or similar. Delete this folder like normal file, you will be prompted with ask "Remove it permanently?", press delete button. Or delete this folder by selecting it and pressing [Shift]+[Del].


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My idea was to find some hint in the file listing of the packages or in gconf, but I had no luck. Someone else knew the answer though. Superuser: Change default compression levels for file-roller? Either: $ dconf write /org/gnome/file-roller/general/compression-level "'maximum'" Or: $ dconf-editor Select org in the left-hand pane. ...


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If the translation into a language is not complete, especially if it's not complete with respect to the GUIs of the most important applications, selecting that language as the display language will result in a mix of the language in question and English. Translations are mostly done by volunteers, and if you have an interest in improving the situation for ...


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Use Language Support when logged in as the admin user. Make sure all languages you need are installed, select English and apply system wide. Then, when logged in as the standard user, use Language Support to switch to the desired language.


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Ubuntu server is designed to use minimal resources . GUI will leads to utilize high resource and still you want GUI , you can choose lightweight packages. Install ubuntu-desktop with --no-install-recommends . this will exclude major softwares and tools like libreoffice, firefox , thunderbird etc sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends ubuntu-desktop ...


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Nope. Only users have to go through a shell to communicate with the Kernel. Applications use APIs. For example, if I want to delete a file, I have to use one shell or the other, and then an application to delete the file: With a Command-Line Interface (CLI) shell, such as bash, I can use the rm command to delete the file. With a GUI shell (like Unity, or ...


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Ubuntu theme doesn't work well with headerbars, so it looks weird. Try a different theme, like Adwaita or elementary. The second screenshot shows an old version of Audience; at the time it looked like this in Ubuntu.


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That's NVidia for you: instead of being compatible with VESA modes, they're only VGA (and maybe SVGA) compatible, which gives you ugly boot and shut-down screens. See also: Linus Torvalds on NVidia Press c on grub to get in the console and then enter videoinfo. Note down the highest resolution and color depth available. E.g 1920x1080x32. Load ubuntu and ...


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This link tells you how to boot Ubuntu in recovery mode (provided you're using the Grub bootloader): https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RecoveryMode If that doesn't work then you can always create a live CD/USB from another machine and boot up with that to recover your system. If you don't know how to do that I can post links to some useful resources.


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Besides Seahorse, which is only the key manager, you need a package called seahorse-nautilus to be able to encrypt/decrypt files with Nautilus. It adds a menu item to the right-click context menu that allows you to encrypt a file directly from the file manager. Note: This is the package name in Ubuntu 14.04. Other versions may have a different package ...



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