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Uninstall the NVIDIA drivers and reinstall them in a different way. Step 1 : Uninstall the NVIDIA drivers Highlight the Ubuntu menu entry and press the E key. Add nouveau.modeset=0 to the end of the linux line. Press the F10 key to boot into the Ubuntu system. When the login screen appears press Ctrl+Alt+F1. Enter user name and password - execute : ...


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Outside sources What you need is gnome-desktop-item-edit program. Basically it does the same thing - it creates a .desktop file. Why ? Because launchers are .desktop files, just pinned to launcher. Nothing more than that. Windows shortcuts are .lnk files too by they way, they just don't show up as files with .lnk extension, but if you ever mounted a ...


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You have a few issues in your setup: one will definitely make it not work, the other most likely: 1. The most important one: In the .desktop file, you use: Exec=~/.config/autostart/unity_dash_update.sh but ~ does not work ina a .desktop file, you need to use absolute path, unless your script is in $PATH (and executable), then simply run it by its name. ...


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You could follow the chain of targets from the point you stopped at and manually load the graphical target as if you didn't stop at the multi-user target at all: sudo systemctl start graphical.target That will handle everything correctly. But bear in mind that this will start LightDM, which will in turn start Unity upon login, and not Unity directly. ...


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dbus actually has a method for closing the Dash menu. Using qdbus your script could be changed as follows: #!/bin/bash DISPLAY=:0 sleep 10 xdotool key Alt+F2 sleep 0.25 qdbus com.canonical.Unity /com/canonical/Unity/Dash \ com.canonical.Unity.Dash.HideDash exit 0 Note that in addition i've increased sleep time to 10 seconds, because Unity may take ...


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Assuming your application is a GUI application, currently without a launcher, there is a simple way to let Unity create the launcher for you in ~/.local/share/applications, after which you can move it to anywhere you like. Run the (GUI) application a single time from command line. In the Launcher, right-click on the icon that appears, running the ...


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Wake your computer up with the Shift key, or the first character of your password.


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Seems like the package python-gtk2 was missing. I installed it: sudo apt-get install python-gtk2 That explains the difference in Python's sys.path (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gtk-2.0 was missing). But on the other machine where the entry was present, according to aptitude why, the package was only installed as dependency of ...


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Change 'deny' to 'allow' in : /etc/dbus-1/system.d/org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.conf The network-manager or the nm-applet is the one which is found in the systray. I used this page https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NetworkManager#Installation and did the following : sudo stop network-manager sudo apt-get install network-manager sudo apt-get install ...


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Unity was crashing for me when switching from full screen Kodi. I didn't have the flashplugin installed. Instead I fixed the issue by installing and running CompizConfig Settings Manager and disabling Effects->Fading Windows.


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There is also Ginn, which according to the ubuntu wiki is compatible with unity. This article from August 2014 compares the three options: Ginn, xSwipe, and TouchEgg. Things might have changed since then. I haven't had the chance to test any of them yet.


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Compiz window placement plugin can be used to fix initial position for all windows. Install Compiz settings manager sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager Open it from dash or using ccsm command Go to Window Management → Enable Place Windows then click on it to change its settings On General tab, change Multi Output Mode: Place across ...



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