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black screen problem while running Ubuntu 24.04 LTS

I recently have installed Ubuntu 24.04 LTS on my Dell laptop (specifications): intel core i3 processor amd-64 architecture inbuilt graphics Recently I have updated my laptop to Ubuntu 24.04 from 23....
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Why does the UI become choppy and unresponsive under moderate load?

This happens under any moderate load, but I can reliably reproduce the issue by running npm ci, which installs packages in a user sandbox. Running any other non-sudo build is sufficient. The build ...
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Linux not booting up/not showing any gui

When ever I try to boot up Linux it does not show any GUI. all it shows is some acpi bios errors like this https://i.sstatic.net/OLMhD.jpg. I can still go into the virtual terminals and my files seem ...
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Desktop application is disappeared after using second display

Although I installed such a file at the following, it doesn't appear since the second monitor was adapted on my laptop. $ ls ~/Desktop/ Studio.desktop VSCode.desktop $ cat ~/Desktop/* [Desktop Entry] ...
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How can I have the user switcher default to being onscreen the Ubuntu 22.04LTS lock screen?

I've just installed the default install of Ubuntu 22.04LTS Desktop edition after a hiatus of using Ubuntu for a few years. It is installed on an office computer and there are 2 very regular users that ...
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Fastest Desktop Environment with good GUI

What's the fastest Desktop Environment that has a decent GUI and it's not only operable mostly with a commandline?
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Wierd things happening on my Ubuntu 22.04LTS

okey not sure what is happening but i start from Wayland settings this was fresh installation after it finally got installed 8 times it crashed on after selecting automatic LVM partition even tried 23....
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Ubuntu 22.04 vs 20.04, different X11 forwarding behavior, WHY?

Please see my screenshot below: My actions: I have two Linux machines: Ub22cppdev: Ubuntu 22.04, as SSH server, IP=10.22.4.55 . osuse15b: openSUSE 15.5, as SSH client, IP=10.22.4.61 . On osuse15b, ...
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Icons from my Home Directory in 23.10 [duplicate]

I don't know how can I hide the icons of my Personal directory. This appeared two weeks ago, and I have tried various solutions unsuccessfully. If I delete a file I see on the desktop, it deletes ...
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Desktop locks up, Lubuntu 20.04

A few days ago, after applying an upgrade, I will login at the Lubuntu session screen and desktop starts to load and desktop icons appear but clicking them does nothing and no menu or taskbar either. ...
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How do I extend the desktop environment to the secondary display?

TLDR: The primary monitor didn't work (connected over displayport) I found I could manually turn it on via nvidia-settings It now works, but doesn't show the desktop environment I can move the mouse ...
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Blockscreen lost in Ubuntu 22.04

I'm having problems with the behaviour of ubuntu 22.04 desktop. I don't know why, the block button stoped working. I mean the "lock" icon key in the Logitech MX Keys. I think it stoped ...
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How to set DNS from command line on Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop?

I'm trying to set a DNS server on Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop. So far this is what I have. In /etc/systemd/resolved.conf this is the content: # This file is part of systemd. # # systemd is free software; ...
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Can we Install Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix Desktop on Ubuntu Server?

I have installed ubuntu server in my machine and I live cinnamon Remix desktop. This is different from default cinnamon desktop flavor. can anyone tell me how can we install this on ubuntu server?
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Any package manager that enforce segregation based on desktop environments available for Ubuntu 22.04 and later?

I'm still using many old hardware machines 10-15 years (Intel CPU's: Atom, Core Duo up to i7 early generations). In late releases of KDE, Gnome and some other DE's, they started deploying multiple ...
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Kiosk mode for Ubuntu Desktop

I need to create a user session that starts only an application without the operating system facilities. My target PC is Ubuntu Desktop 22.04. I done a lot of searches on the web, starting with the ...
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Which file determines the default desktop manager? [duplicate]

Which configuration file determines the default desktop manager? How can I modify this file via terminal; and not by mouse click here, for all users at once? I tried to use /etc/gdm/custom.conf. But ...
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How to hide desktop from Ubuntu Desktop Applications UI

I found the following link for changing file types application: https://superuser.com/questions/21626/ubuntu-change-the-default-program-used-to-open-a-type-of-file Here is the command for associating ...
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Can't open apps on Ubuntu 22.02 from contabo VPS

The desktop looks empty and icons doesn't show up at all. I can't open settings, file, power, etc. I have no trouble opening the terminal. This is the initial startup file for xrdp: #!/bin/sh # xrdp X ...
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How do I make a realistic container without the over head of a vm

So I want to make a simulated LAN for a locally hosted hacking mc thing. And I want to reward creative thinking. I order to do so I need a container that has systemd, a desktop environment(kde for ...
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Does Ubuntu support for Intel Ultra 5 prosseccor?

I've bought a lenovo laptop, thinkbook 14 G6+ IMH. CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) Ultra 5 125H 1.20 GHz The problem is that I cannot install Ubuntu 22.04 or 23.10, result is "install failed", and ...
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How does the menu categorize apps

Many Ubuntu based distros that use a traditional menu have categories. (accessories,graphics,internet, office, etc) When I first saw these, I thought they were preset categories that someone manually ...
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how can i save automaticly the open apps on a session so that when i start ubuntu the apps not closed, open again automaticaly

I want to be able to when i turn off the computer and the apps and programs not closed will be saved to open automatically when i start again ubuntu i am using gnome on ubuntu 23.10. But it would be ...
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Possible to use keyboard arrow keys to navigate (move the selection of) desktop icons?

I have installed Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop, which means I probably use Gnome 3 (or Gnome 4? who can tell these days), and Gnome Shell is my desktop (I guess), and Nautilus is my file manager (at least, I ...
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I installed Ubuntu 22.04. Should I use it as is or is it better to add GNOME desktop environment to it?

I installed Ubuntu 22.04. Should I use it as it is, or is it better to add GNOME desktop environment to it? If so, what version of GNOME should I use? A guy in a computer shop gave me a USB flash ...
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NetManager crashes on Ubuntu 23.10

I have tried 23.10 server and desktop but after a few minutes I lose network connectivity. Both were VMs on Proxmox 8.1.3. I am using VirtIO(paravirtualized), first on a Realtek NIC, then on an Intel ...
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Ubuntu desktop logs me into the Activities overview menu and I can't click anywhere nor do anything [Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS]

When I turn on my PC, it automatically boots to my desktop with a frozen view of the activities overview menu, just like this: Then I can't click anywhere or anything, and I end up restarting the PC (...
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How to Use workspace in incognito mode in Ubuntu 23.10?

I want to Create a separate workspace for incognito work. This completely isolates it from my main workspace, making it invisible and inaccessible unless i switch to that specific workspace. It's ...
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Why do I see a (simplified) second flavor of Ubuntu Graphical Desktop after switching to startx?

I need some insight information from Ubuntu guru on this. With a normal installation of Ubuntu 22.04, I see graphical desktop like this (A1): There is a nice left-docking taskbar showing what ...
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Making windows transparent from the software project

I wrote a very simple software with NOTHING in it but a single window and I made the window transparent with the following code. window.alphablend:=true; window.alphablendvalue:=133; //0 to 255 The ...
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Cannot install ubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

I am sorry for this newbie question. I removed my desktop manager and many gnome packages by mistake in my Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. I tried sudo apt install ubuntu-desktop, which leads to: Reading package ...
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set up background from cli with feh

I've read the manual pages from feh, and this command should work: feh --fullscreen --no-menus --randomize --recursive --bg-fill wallpapers/ I can see a flicker on the screen, but my old background ...
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How do I purge Gnome desktop on a Ubuntu Desktop minimal installation with LXDE installed?

After having installed LXDE with apt install lxde, I proceeded to remove Gnome Desktop Environment. To my astonisment, after running apt purge -y gnome gnome-core I get the output that Package gnome ...
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Shut down plasma desktop and everything to save power

My laptop, running KUbuntu23.04 have about 2 hour battery life, and some weekdays I have lecture in a roll longer than 3 hour collectively. So I've been thinking of shutting everything down and ...
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apt update gets stuck on cutefish

I just wanted to install cutefish desktop but it was not successful I closed that terminal and I run sudo apt update but it gets stuck on something like cutefish website How can I solve it ?
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Is there soemthing like iOS's universal links for ubuntu

I am currently developing an application that supports universal links on iOS / MacOS, app links on android and apps for websites on windows. Therefore when a user clicks on a link for my app, for ...
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Mouse click on Task Switch Bar leads to desktop freeze

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 with Xorg. After the following steps, graphics continue working and getting updated on the screen, but mouse button/keyboard presses yield no response, except for Ctrl+Alt+XXX ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 shows text boot messages then the desktop won't load after restarting gdm3 once

I am running Ubuntu on an opd iMac 2011. It's been working great, but after restarting gdm3 once it will not show the desktop again. I have done several reboots and reinstalling gdm3 did not fix it. I ...
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Pushing back a window pushes it "under the desktop" (it is still visible, but clicks on that window fail). Is that a known bug or a setting?

I seem to have a weird one on one of my VirtualBox installation. I installed Ubuntu 20.04 a while back (fresh, not an upgrade) and I have been running on there nicely for a while. Then I upgraded to ...
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How can I disable automatic screen lock for Xfce4 on vnc?

I have tightvnc server on my new ubuntu-22.04 machine and can use vnc. VNC xstartup is configured to use Xfce4. How can I disable the automatic screen lock of the Xfce4 window? I tried setting '...
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How to set up Ububtu with desktop on VPS?

I've been developing an app with a server component and now need to move it to a virtual private sever so it can do its thing. The hosting service I'm using only provides Ubuntu OS, and I'm trying to ...
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Is there a Orage package for the current LTS version?

Is there a Orage deb package for the current Ubuntu 22.04 LTS XFCE DE? everywhere I look it only goes up to 20.04 did anyone manage to install it for 22.04? It is also availablefor latest Debian as ...
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daily-canary Desktop install on Ubuntu Live Server

A desktop installation for the Canary desktop seems to be supported in the cdimage daily-canary directory structure. Is there or will there be a installation package to install this desktop on a ...
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Ubuntu Studio 22.04.2 installed (full), want to switch from KDE Plasma desktop. What are my options?

1 partition on 500gb ssd. I'd prefer Gnome or even XFCE but I suppose I'd have to use an older version of U.Studio. Can I install a desktop UI w/out installing a complete OS? Or must I reinstall a ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 unable to boot to desktop, stuck at command-line login screen

Ubuntu 22.04 unable to boot to desktop, stuck at command-line login screen after I ran sudo update-initramfs -u and sudo systemctl set-default multi-user.target It only shows login terminal login ...
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After upgrading my VPN from 20.04 to 22,04, I at times get the following desktop and clicks on it do not work. Any idea how to fix it?

Here is a screenshot of what I get: I tried rebooting (warm and cold boots) and quite often I get the same result. What could create this issue? Would there be ways to fix it? My take is that it ...
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Removing Unused Desktops

After a recent and fresh Ubuntu 23.04 install (just Ubuntu, not Xubuntu, Lubuntu or other flavor) and seeing that it installed Gnome which I do not care for, I quickly installed Xfce and the Xfce ...
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Installing DE on Ubuntu Server gives me an error that prevents me from reaching the CLI

I'm getting this weird issue when trying to install a DE on my Ubuntu Server VM. We made a VM in Hyper-V. I installed Ubuntu Server without issue. When I try to install a DE, I keep getting the issue ...
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How to allow AD group to run elevated commands from the desktop in Ubuntu 22.04

I've seen a number of similar questions, but none that quite cover my situation. I have an Ubuntu desktop 22.04 system, setup for authentication against a Active Directory. I have a domain group ...
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Identical `.desktop` files in different directories

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (GNOME 42.5) and messing around with application icons. I noticed that there are some almost identical .desktop files in different files. For example, file bluetooth-sendto....
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