Questions tagged [desktop-environments]

This tag should be used for questions relating to desktop environments, and not a specific desktop environment such as Gnome Shell, KDE, XFCE, LXDE, Unity.

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Customize desktop icon grid location and dimensions on Ubuntu 20.04?

i'm gonna preface this by saying that i'm a new linux user, i joined circa 2 months ago, as such, i don't know too much about linux and its distros, but i've already got some tools like dconf and ...
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Frozen desktop screen after login

I installed Ubuntu Server (20.04 LTS) edition cleanly, and it went perfectly. I wanted to add a desktop, so I apt-get install ubuntu-desktop and it downloaded, installed and rebooted. When it booted ...
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no desktop on a user when i log the user into the system

On Ubuntu 18.04 after installing security controls, I am unable to log a new user in and have it generate a desktop the background displays. There is no taskbar or icons. To create the user, I run ...
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Is there a personal firewall package/software with GUI available for Ubuntu desktop 20.04?

A tool with similar GUI to glass-wire for windows to Allow & Block network connections by particular App and IP Good to have Features are GUI showing live network traffic GUI to see the network ...
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Desktop doesn't start after upgrade to Ubuntu 20

I've a dual boot ( windows + ubuntu ) with grub2. I had Ubuntu 16 and I upgraded it via UI ( I was informed about some crashes about packages it couldn't get, but the process continued until the very ...
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How to have auto windows tiling in ubuntu20 similar to popOS 20

I saw the new auto tiling feature in popos 20.04 it looks amazing, how can we have same thing ported to ubuntu 20 ? I searched and found about i3 wm but didnt fit my need
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Ubuntu 18.04 desktop bug - location services cannot be disabled?

I recently noticed that, despite location services being disabled in the settings menu, the location service indicator will sometimes show in the upper right corner. When I navigate to the settings -> ...
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Trying install ubuntu 20 desktop on a docker (works perfect with 18.04 and 19.04)

I want to try and install ubuntu 20 as a docker machine. Bellow, you can see my setup Dockerfile. When I connect with VNC to the machine, I see that the display is not working correctly (works ...
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Installed LXQT but my display manager is shown gdm3 and Desktop Environment as GNOME

I installed ubuntu 20.04 on Raspberry pi 4. Updated and upgraded. Then ran the command "$ sudo apt-get install lxqt". After reboot I was on login screen, I could login. And when I checked desktop ...
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My cinnamon desktop environment on Ubuntu uninstalls itself randomly?

I was running ubuntu with cinnamon desktop environment. This problem started yesterday after I installed python3. I uninstalled python by using the command sudo apt remove python too. My cinnamon ...
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systemctl start hello.service in root user, but the tips is Could not connect: Connection refused

In root, I will exec the hello in work place, the hello widget will show, but using the systemctl to start the hello.service failed. tips: Started hello hello.service: Succeeded. Unbale to init server:...
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Are these desktop features or are they bugs? [duplicate]

Since updating to 20.04 LTS I've noticed some differences in desktop functionality compared to 18.04 LTS. Here are a few: Can't drag and drop a file from the desktop to anywhere else. Drag and drop ...
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Upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04 stucked with `Problem executing scripts APT::Update::Post-Invoke-Success`

I'm currently stuck in the upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04 and can't move on. Text: An upgrade might not succeed. Do you want to continue anyway? I press [y]es Some third party entries in your sources....
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When setting automatic updates installation, what about restarts?

I set up automatic installation of (security) updates on a machine I gave away before quarantine. Would notifications for restarting the computer appear to non-admin users, each time after updates ...
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What is the difference between kde-standard and kubuntu-desktop and installing kubuntu

Sorry if you find the question to be repited, I have searched previous ones but refered to other specific packages and I don't really have the basic concepts clear, so I can't get to a conclusion. I ...
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Difference between unity and ubuntu-unity-desktop?

There are two packages in ubuntu 20.04 unity and ubuntu-unity-desktop. Which one should I use to install Unity DE in my system and what is the difference between them?
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What is the 'startxfce4' equivalent for Ubuntu-Desktop?

I am trying to configure VNC on Ubuntu Server and would like to know what the equivalent command is for 'startxfce4' with the Ubuntu-Desktop DE. Thanks!
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UbuntuDDE Remix 20.04 installation manual partitioning stuck

I've been using win10 dual booted with Ubuntu18.04, and I want to upgrade from 18.04 to UbuntuDDE Remix 20.04. I want the system to boot quickly, so I allocated 40GB SSD to root and 100GB HDD to /home....
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How to switch DDE and Gnome desktops in Ubuntu

after installing DDE on my Ubuntu and use it, can I switch it back to Gnome? If it can, how to do it? thanks
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What can I do to make my new installation look vanilla?

I have changed distros quite a few times. Most of the time, the distro installer will install a few config files to make the distro look in a certain way . For example, Lubuntu will change a few LXDE ...
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Ubuntu does not start a GUI [duplicate]

So I was starting my VM, booted up Ubuntu, but the problem is, it didn't start the GUI. It just shows a command-line. Can you please tell me how to install LXDE or any other desktop environment?
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Cinnamon desktop runs only in software rendering mode on raspberry pi 4

Downloaded and flashed, Ubuntu Server 19.10.1 , to a 32GB SD card. Installed xubuntu desktop. Cloned that to a couple of other sd cards. Installed Ubuntu Mate on one. https://itsfoss.com/install-mate-...
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unity --replace no longer works

I'm still using Unity on Ubuntu 18.04. It froze solid while I was working. I used alt+f2 to switch to a terminal and ran unity --replace in an attempt to get my desktop back without losing my work. ...
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Building an AMI with Ubuntu 18.04 and ubuntu-desktop results in an unreachable AWS instance

I'm using packer to provision a custom AMI starting from "Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS (HVM), SSD Volume Type" (ami-03ba3948f6c37a4b0). Based on a fair amount of trial and error, it seems I can provision ...
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What are Window Managers, Desktop Managers, Desktop Environments, Login Managers? Which one do you need and Why? [duplicate]

What are Window Managers, Desktop Managers, Desktop Environments? Which one do you need and Why?
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Broken characters and gnome applications

I'm kinda new to Linux community, made some research and found nothing similar to this. Everything works fine, but I'm facing this very weird symbols on VirtualBox and Flameshot on Gnome(screenshot ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 requires a user

Is it possible to skip user creation for Ubuntu Desktop? I know this is possible for Ubuntu Server using following: d-i passwd/make-user boolean false I've tried the method above for Ubuntu ...
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Why Ubuntu flavors don't share design themes?

Why the different Ubuntu flavors don't have an unified (or at least aligned) theming and design language? Like for example Manjaro, that has several desktop environments (Gnome, Xfce, KDE) but all ...
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LXDE won't run on Ubuntu Studio 19.10! Installed but after reboot, it immediately starts XFCE

I'm running Ubuntu Studio 19.10 on a Toshiba Satellite, and I wanted to try a different environment, and decided on LXDE because I'm looking to save even more hardware usage. Regardless of that, I was ...
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Desktop doesn't respond after reinstall

I had to reinstall Ubuntu because of some graphics errors I couldn't handle(based on my research). I made a Live USB and finished a complete installation. After loading and installing software ...
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How do you make conky appear behind the folders on the desktop?

I have been trying so hard to find a way to make conky appear behind all the other windows and folders on my desktop, and as far as I have been able to find no one has found an answer up to this point....
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Kubuntu 18.0.4 How to install KDE Plasma version 5.17 and remove 5.12.9

I am following this tutorial on YouTube to customize my KDE. he is using KDE 5.17 I guess. I just installed kubuntu when I started the customization it doesn't looks the same. maybe because he using ...
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KDE - Application menu not displaying correct icon

In below screenshot you can see that in the application menu, under the development tag, the icons are not correct, however, on the taskbar the icons are correct: I checked the ~/.local/share/...
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Can't set up Ubuntu Desktop on VPS

I just had a Virtual Private Server setup with Ubuntu 19.10. I can login with SSH, but I can't successfully install Ubuntu Desktop. Here's what I did so far: Create a new sudo user: useradd NewUser ...
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Ubuntu Fails to boot [duplicate]

I was have some power fluctuation, this morning. after the whole senerio. I power my Ubuntu running on "HP 290 G1 MT Business PC" 8GB RAM 500HDD Intel Core i3, and found the following error on my ...
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By pressing power off the Operating System will shutdown but the computer does not

I recently installed ubuntu 19.10 on my desktop. When I click the power off or do command sudo power off, the Operating system shuts down but my desktop it didn't shut down It just kept running ...
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18.04 `sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm` falls back to gdm3 after unity greeter

Situation Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS ubuntu-desktop 1.417.4 ubuntu-unity-desktop 0.1 lightdm 1.26.0-0ubuntu1 Action Starting off from a GNOME enviroment, I have run sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm, chosen ...
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How to run GUI application without monitor

I have an ubuntu server with Nvidia GTX 660. I initially used ubuntu-server but later installed LXQT (not sure if it is required). I want to start java application with ssh without connecting any ...
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Ubuntu desktop machine on cloud [closed]

I'm trying to find a supplier for a single machine running Ubuntu for private use. From what I can see, most classical vendors, such as Google, Amazon and Microsoft, target professional customers with ...
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Why is Kubuntu using much more CPU than Windows in YouTube and other web browsing use?

I am just moving to Kubuntu from Windows. And i feel that browsers on Kubuntu cost so much CPU to work. Example: When I watch Youtube: In windows, CPU is around 12%. In Kubuntu, CPU is around 50%. ...
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Selective execution of .xinitrc for different DEs/WMs?

I recently finished my GNOME customisation and always have i3 on my machine because I like having the option to use it. I recently hit a roadblock when I realised if I put in a .xinitrc file to set my ...
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How to bundle Java App to associated .desktop file in Gnome/Ubuntu?

Sorry, bu I didn't find any solution yet. I have an executable jar file (JavaFx based app) which I can easy start from bash: java -jar myapp.jar I want this app to start from a side panel in Ubuntu, ...
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Mirror dual monitors with mirrored panel including system tray

Is there a desktop environment that allows full mirroring in a dual monitor setup, such that the panel, including the indicators/system tray icons, are also mirrored? In other words, similar to "...
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Missing animations

I have just installed the Ubuntu 18.04.4 (actually few times already) and I still find all of the animations missing. The Ubuntu has disabled them right after install, or they disappear after a while. ...
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How to create missing launch icon [duplicate]

I've installed the Arduino IDE but something must have not worked. When I click the 9-dots at the bottom left of my screen to see all applications, the icon isn't there. But if I use the file ...
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ubuntu didn`t got to desktop when restarted?

I just put the java path manually in ubuntu OS and saved. Then we restarted the system. after that,it didnt go to desktop, browser etc and even the settings of ubuntu. I put the correct password but ...
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Samba4 Domian Controller conflict with NetworkManager in Ubuntu 19.10?

I have been trying to setup my ubuntu installation 19.10 (desktop installed first then added tasksel for server features) as domain controller. I found this tutorial in web https://blog.ricosharp.com/...
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Ubuntu 18.04 DESKTOP Unattended PXE installation, is it possible?

I've been doing PXE boot installations for years on most Linux flavors, Mostly server versions. But I can't seems to be able to PXE boot with fully unattended installation of Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop ...
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Network problems in Ubuntu 19.10

I have installed server 19.10 and the did the following: sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade Then I did a reboot I then did sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop All seems to go well Then I confirmed ...
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How to check what's causing performance issue (slowing down) my machine!

I am using Ubuntu 19.10 on Dell Vostro 15-3568. My system gets stuck when running ionic server. Result of ionic info: Ionic: Ionic CLI : 5.4.15 (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/...

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