Questions tagged [gui]

GUI stands for Graphical User Interface. An Ubuntu Desktop system includes a desktop environment (such as Unity), display manager, and many graphical applications, providing a GUI for many components of the operating system. A GUI is in contrast to a command line interface (CLI)

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Xubuntu 20.04 Openlid(wakeup) not able to login to gui

I have been searching this issue, but not seem to have the answer. So allow me to post here. If you have the solution or know the related post, please let me know. Installed Xubuntu on Thinkpad T410 ...
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How to change linux from CLI into GUI? How to install the x windowing system to CLI linux?

I just want somebody to walk me through the steps of switching a command line interface linux box into a gui based one. I know this has to do with the X Window System but I don't exactly know how to ...
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The correct command in order to display the sound GUI

what is the terminal command one should give in order to summon the original ubuntu sound GUI of ubuntu 18.04
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How to fix Apache active (exited) error?

I'm working on a project that requires using Apache Web Server, everything so far was working correctly until yesterday when I accidentally deleted the i3 package, the graphics driver and all of a ...
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after reboot when I chose ubuntu to open, there is just a terminal kind of and not able to see any gui

I shut down my pc directly and tried to restart it. But after reboot when I chose ubuntu to open, there is just a terminal kind of and not able to see any gui. Can anyone please help me get gui back??
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Ubuntu 20 UI Scale settings - using cmdline

I set up my Display Settings to scale for 200% like so: When I run some apps (e.g. some games using Steam in Full Screen) it resets this setting after I exit the app. I would like to create a shell ...
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How to disable GUI in Ubuntu

Say if I wanted to replicate Ubuntu Server and have no GUI running what would I do to make this happen? Upon running htop/top from tty session I see both gnome and xorg are still running and sucking ...
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Can multiple users remotely use X windows at the same time?

This is a simple question which should be obvious but I've Googled and I don't see an answer. If I set up X windows remotely like this: https://fabianlee.org/2018/10/14/ubuntu-x11-forwarding-to-view-...
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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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Team Viewer Stuck on License Agreement

i just try to install teamviewer into terminal . after the installation i got white screen when i open teamviewer. Lubunto 18.04 enter image description here
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No GUI to login, but can access remotely

We have a problem with some of our desktops, and I do not know what to do about it. The OS is Ubuntu 18.04: 5.3.0-51-generic #44~18.04.2-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 23 14:27:18 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Some apps mirror gui options or settings

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 now, but I had this problem in 19.04 as well. I have an NVIDIA GeForce 1080TI I run a mini.iso install, so I am using Fluxbox as my x-windows and I installed the proprietary ...
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Setting input volume easily

In Ubuntu 20.04, to change the input volume through the GUI, one can go to top-right icon > settings > sound > input volume. In older versions, one can go to top-right icon > input volume (...
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Login loop GUI three desktop environments

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 18.04 and initially had problems with no GUI. After some help, I got Gnome and lightDM but now I am stuck in a login loop. A while earlier I was able to login, but there ...
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My netbook “freeze” and display pre-code after turn on

I was working on my netbook, suddenly my netbook battery dies,and when i try to turn on my netbook, it display this Ctrl+Alt+F7,Ctrl+Alt+F8,Cntrl+Alt+F6 is't working.My netbook as if "freeze" in ...
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Run app in multiple displays by default?

I have my laptop display and then 2 external monitors either side of the laptop. I tried to drag out the size of my chrome window across all 3 of my displays. It worked to some extent which you can ...
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Is there a GUI for the tool fwupd (firmware updater) in Ubuntu GNOME?

In Ubuntu MATE 20.04 a Firmware Updater is integrated, it is a GTK front end for fwupd. And I wonder whether there is such thing for the Vanilla Ubuntu GNOME.
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Looking for something simila to Windows. Does Kylin work outside of china?

I'm new to this forum and I have a question: I am looking for a version of ubuntu for my parent's desktop, as they currently have windows 10, but it is a bit too heavy for their machine. They have an ...
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Failed to start session login

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 18.04 on my desktop. Earlier I had an issue with no GUI. I got the interface now with lightdm but can't login. Everytime I type in the password, I get a failed to start ...
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User login failed to start session

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 18.04 on my desktop. Earlier I had an issue with no GUI. I got the interface now with lightdm but can't login. Everytime I type in the password, I get a failed to start ...
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Weird 'double exposure' effect in font name and size in LibreOffice toolbar, on Ubuntu Studio

I've been using various Linuxes (Linuces?) for years, but never come across this issue before. I've just installed Ubuntu Studio (20.04, running Xfce 4.14). Firing up LibreOffice Writer, I've got a ...
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Launch VMWare Player as root from GUI in Ubuntu 20.04?

I want to run VMWare Player as root (because I understand this is the only way that allows me to pass a raw hard drive to my VM). I am able to start Player from the terminal with "sudo -i vmplayer" ...
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Ubuntu 16,04 GUI only updates when switching to and from tty

Since this morning my screen is frozen except for my mouse; clicking on an application shows the wheel spinning while it is loading and hovering over certain parts of the screen changes the cursor but ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 (Gnome) create user without graphical interface

I'm trying to create user who is hidden. I would don`t see this user on GUI welcome screen. I need that user only to administrate some applications.
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How to login GUI Desktop using only terminal?

Sorry, I'm a Linux newbie and may ask some stupid questions. I use SSH and TeamViewer to control my Ubuntu server in my lab. However, I find that if I remotely restart my server, then I don't know how ...
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From CLI to GUI

I downloaded ubuntu from the microsoft store on my laptop with Windows 10. When i click on the tile the CLI starts up with my username. How do i come in the GUI from here. Thanks for your reply. ...
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GUI is not shown for Ubuntu bionic via macOS terminal

I am trying to get a GUI via macOS terminal from a remote server that runs Ubuntu 18.04 bionic. I installed Ubuntu desktop for gnome, but when I run systemctl start gdm3.service nothing happens. ...
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How to make a rounderd titlebar?

Is this possible to make title bar rounded,and also there is any possible way to style titlebar by css that look like windows 10 And it should change color with respect to application.
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20.04 Fresh Install - Log in on GUI doesn't work

I just installed Ubuntu alongside Pop OS and the installer went along without issues. I rebooted into grub and into Ubuntu. I went to log in, typed in my password, and was redirected back to the start ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - files on network share appear as folders

After installing 20.04 (with Gnome desktop env), when I navigate through the GUI to my network share, all of the files appear as directories and I am unable to download/copy them to my local host. ...
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Wireguard VPN Client GUI

I have already running 12 Wireguard VPN Servers. Now I want to use an application to manage the connection on the clients. On my Arch-Linux Client I have the network-manager-wireguard Plugin running ...
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How to configure Thunderbird for “deepdark” or “darkreader” message content?

Being a fan of the Firefox darkreader plugin, I similarly installed deepdark for Thunderbird. Generally, looks good. However, the content of e-mails looks fairly unchanged. How do I dumb-down ...
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Server - Lightweight GUI for 20.04 - only need browser, copy files, and see terminal windows

I've looked at a LOT of articles and suggestions, and tried a few options, but i'm super confused as there is a lot of conflicting and constantly changing advice. We are moving from windows server ...
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How can I fix Malformed line (54) when gedit wont load? [duplicate]

Malformed line (54) error message gedit not running, cannot fix as line editor will not load. I cannot load any new software or programs. gedit worked before when I was in dual boot but I wiped ...
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disable rounded avatars in 19.04

So, I just upgraded to ubuntu 19.04 and the first obvious change that I notice in the user interface has to do with user avatars. User avatars used to be quite rounded in ubuntu 18.04, but now they ...
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Ubuntu on Lenovo M93P Type 10 AB I5 16GB RAM

I want to build a server on this machine. I'm new with this and must decide HowTo I'm now on Win 10 prof with docker to test some Apps. What Im sure to use is Nextcloud, grocy, and some Project ...
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Backups initiated to pull from remote Ubuntu hosts

I am looking for a user-friendly solution to back-up a small cluster of Ubuntu servers. Ideally, I'd like to take a minimal representation of the standard configuration (i.e. a list of installed ...
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How user manager in ubuntu adds users from gui

Can anybody describe how user manager in gnome or any other DE adds users without commandline using GUI? How it binds adduser function and GTK together?
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GUI upgrade to 19.10 stuck on a Configuring Secure Boot Window

I'm trying to update from Ubuntu 19.04 to Ubuntu 19.10 and the upgrade ran smoothly until it encountered the window in the image attached. I don't seem to be able to interact with this window in any ...
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How to open a GUI with sudo permissions without theme changes in sudo and from a .desktop file

TL, DR: I want to be able to launch a GUI application with root priviliges via double clicking a .desktop file, and by preserving the good(relative to the sudo way) looking non-sudo way theme. I have ...
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How Do I Change My Systemwide Date and Time Format to ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss Format on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS with GNOME DE and I want to change my systemwide date and time format to ISO 8601 format, specifically YYYY-MM-DD for dates and hh:mm:ss for times. How can I do this?
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Ubuntu 18.04 GUI keyboard issue

I am able to get launched some of GUI apps but I experience problems trying to type something in. Instead of letters I am getting digits. It might be a problem related to a keymap settings or it ...
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How to disable Ubuntu loading dots during shutdown?

I've added my auto-backup script as systemd unit, that performs back up each shutdown. And now I wonder if I can disable ubuntu logo and loading dots ONLY during shutdown in order to see only TTY (...
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Can I adjust the way GUI applications are grouped?

I'm using the default Ubuntu dock but I'm frustrated by one of its behaviours, the way that if you open application A via application B, the dock treats A as an instance of B. For instance, say I ...
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gnome desktop manager won't start after installing ubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu 18.04

I have a server hosted at a remote data center with Ubuntu 18.04 server installed, the client wanted to login to the server with a GUI, so I installed a desktop manager using apt install ubuntu-...
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Install Docker on Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop

I'm totally new and want to learn how to handle apps with Docker. I installed Ubuntu 18.04, how can I get Docker up and running? Do I have to add something because I don't have Ubuntu server installed?...
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Ubuntu 18.04 live cd/install gui not showing

I have an asus k53sv laptop with an i7 2670qm and a gt540m gpu and when i try to install ubuntu desktop 18.04 the GUI dose not appear. I press enter to go into live usb and after the splash screen ...
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Messed up by installing GUI on WSL (xfce)

a few weeks ago I wanted to add GUI(xfce4) in my WSL. then it didn't work as I expected, so I tried to uninstall it. I guess I didn't know correct way to uninstall it so it still have updates for me. ...
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WSL: Unable to X forward GUI from remote server

I am trying to use Windows subsystem for Linux to access my Linux workstation at work. I am a very novice user and am not able to get GUI X forwarding to work. I am able to SSH into the machine with -...

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