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Mir was a display server initially planned for Unity Next, Ubuntu interface for phones, tablets and "phablets" replacing the Xorg server. Following the retirement of Unity, Mir was replaced by Wayland.

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how do I composition a screen using mir?

I am using ubuntu touch and would like to know how to warp (composition) a screen. In particular, I need to stretch it and flip it (horizontally) to project onto a curved surface correctly. If this ...
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Errors when trying to make a Wayland-native kiosk snap

Running Ubuntu 16.04. From https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/wayland-kiosk#0 Make a Wayland-native Kiosk snap At https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/wayland-kiosk#4, the following errors occur:...
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Failed to connect to Mir, nautilus doesn't launch

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 lts. One day I fired it up and after boot only the desktop appeared, no nautilus. The only gui functions I have been able to access are the ones on the desktop. I opened a ...
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(eog:4461): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display when trying to use eog to open images on Windows via SSH [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 And when I try to use eog to open images on windows 10 While using SSH it says: Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to connect to server socket: no such file or directory Unable ...
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Unable to open Firefox on Ubuntu 18.04 [closed]

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 18.04 Development Branch. Suddenly today Firefox stopped working. royal:~$ firefox Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to connect to server socket: No such file or ...
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Error in importing PyGTK: Not able to use GUI in Docker Container

I am working on remote server using SSH. I am running Docker Container in the Server. In the Container I have PyGTK and when I tried importing it using Python 3.5.2 (default, Nov 23 2017, 16:37:01) [...
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App which uses protobuf 2.6 doesn't run on Ubuntu 17.10

I have a Qt app which statically links against protobuf 2.6. When I try to run it on Ubuntu 17.10, I get an exception on startup. [libprotobuf FATAL google/protobuf/stubs/common.cc:61] This program ...
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Failed to connect to Mir

Eveyrtime when I'm trying to run any graphical software as root it won't work (i.e Synaptic, gedit) and I get this error : No protocol specified Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to connect to server ...
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Can no longer open file browser in chrome remote desktop

I have been accessing and using a remote computer running ubuntu with no problems for a few weeks now. Since yesterday though, it wont let me open the file browser. If i type nautilus . into ...
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Gedit error : Failed to connect to Mir

When I try to open gedit on my localhost using sudo, I am getting the following error. But I am able to open with out root(sudo). Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to connect to server socket: No ...
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Mir-libs and mir-kiosk on RPi3 with Ubuntu Core

I've tried to get the mir-kiosk snap on Ubuntu Core, on a Raspberry Pi 3, running. Installation progress went fine, using these two tutorials; * http://voices.canonical.com/alan.griffiths/2017/01/31/...
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Using Mesa EGL with custom protobuf version

I'm using a multi platform EGL application on Ubuntu and I can't compile it anymore after upgrading from Ubuntu 16.10 to 17.04. The problem is the app uses Protocol Buffers 2.6.1 internally and Mesa ...
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Can't start Qbittorrent, Dropbox after upgrade to 17.04: Mir error

Can't start from GUI. It just won't start, no error message or anything. When I try from terminal I get: Loading module: 'libubuntu_application_api_desktop_mirclient.so.3.0.0' [QPA] ...
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INFO snap "mir-libs" has bad plugs or slots after install on Ubuntu core/RPi

I see this when installing mir-libs snap. localhost:~$ sudo snap install mir-libs --edge **2017-02-17T05:21:54Z INFO snap "mir-libs" has bad plugs or slots: mir-libs (content slot must have a ...
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Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to connect to server socket: No such file or directory

After logging in as another user how do I run GUI programs? thufir@doge:~$ thufir@doge:~$ sudo -u hawat -i hawat@doge:~$ hawat@doge:~$ whoami hawat hawat@doge:~$ hawat@doge:~$ pwd /home/hawat ...
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Unable to open files with non-ASCII names with LibreOffice on a tablet

When opening a file with a non-ASCII name with LibreOffice Writer (4.4.6.3) through the Desktop Apps Scope (1.3.2.2) there is an error message: /home/phablet/shared/memoire.2.odt does not exist. ...
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How to find screen DPI on Mir in Ubuntu Touch from command line

I know that in X display server you can do: $ xdpyinfo | grep dots but how to achieve this in Mir display server on Ubuntu Touch, where there is no xdpyinfo?
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no Ubuntu software in unity 8

In Unity 8 (Ubuntu 16.10) I am unable to locate any apps. I have Ubuntu software in Unity (default), but I don't see it in Unity 8. output of gnome-software: Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to ...
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Adding Ubuntu Minimum through grub2

So few days ago, I found the I could add folders in the system, add them through grub2 and boot it from there. I kinda want to do the same thing as my system is in a GPT format and mini currently does ...
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Open file manager as different user

can I open a file manager as a different user? (non-root) When I try it, I get: No protocol specified Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to connect to server socket: Keine Berechtigung Unable to init ...
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Unable to open any graphical app with "sudo"

Tried to find some answer here: Can't launch graphical apps from terminal after updating to 15.10, but it didn't solve my problem. $ sudo gedit Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to connect to ...
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Using Unity 8 in 16.04 [duplicate]

I want to know a few things Has anyone tried Unity 8 on 16.04 ? How buggy is it ? What are to commands to use it on 16.04 ? My PC has Virtualbox installed. Heard Mir does not support it (?) Will I ...
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How do I take a sceenshot in unity8 (mir desktop)?

I'm trying unity8 (mir desktop) and I don't know how to take a screenshot.
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gedit not opening any file when launched from terminal, not only system files

My gedit application is working as normal when I launch it from launch menu and I can do all the kind of things. However when I go to terminal and issue the following command: gedit text1 Then I ...
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What is Canonical's solution/strategy for Remote Desktop in Ubuntu?

Ever since breaking solutions like xrdp with Unity's hardware acceleration, I've been wondering what Canonical would do to replace it or what their official recommendation would be. Is this no longer ...
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Unity8-Mir session doesn't start on ubuntu 16.04

I seem to have a problem with running a Unity8-mir session on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I installed unity 8 mir according to the instructions as described at the webpage OMGubuntu. After rebooting I can ...
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How does one enter Unicode characters into systems with Mir?

In X.org/X11, I could use the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+Shift+U" in any text field and then type a Unicode character code to insert special characters. However, this does not work in Mir. What is the ...
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mir session in 16.04 shutdown my monitors

I am trying to test the unity8 mir session in ubuntu 16.04 but when I log in using the session both my monitors turn off. I installed unity8 using sudo apt-get install unity8-desktop-session-mir ...
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Where is mir/raii.h?

I'm trying to compile a program on a Vivid (15.04) Ubuntu Touch device; and the only problem I have is: fatal error: mir/raii.h: No such file or directory The code does: #include "mir/raii.h" ... ...
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How to start Ubuntu-touch in kiosk mode without lightdm

I've bought an Aquaris M10 and I'd like to use it as kiosk. I found a tuto on internet to disable standard desktop manager and just open my app with openbox. Tuto The problem is that ubuntu touch use ...
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What is the difference between xdg-app and snaps?

GNOME Sandboxed Apps seems to be very similar to Ubuntu snap packages. What are the key differences between these formats? Like, GNOME Sandboxed Apps requires Wayland and therefore is inherently ...
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Unity 8 lxc stucks after login. Unity 8 mir black screen without sursor

I installed Unity 8 mir and unity 8 lxc on Ubuntu 16.04, When log to unity 8 mir, a black screen displayed (without cursor). When log to Unity 8 lxc, It stucks at the loin screen (LightDM). Then I ...
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How can I access files downloaded from firefox on ubuntu touch in convergence mode

Issue occurred on my BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition with the latest update applied as of Monday 22nd of April 16. When I download a file in firefox in convergence mode firefox can see that it's in the ...
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Black screen (without cursor) displays after login to Unity 8 on Ubuntu 16.04

When log to Unity 8 mir on Ubuntu 16.04, A black screen displays on the screen without the cursor. (black screen only. No any other things) I'm using open source graphics drivers. I need to use Unity ...
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Will Ubuntu 16.04 run Unity 8 on the desktop?

Will Ubuntu 16.04 run Unity 8 by default? Softpedia mentions that it'll probably be for 16.10...
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Can I run any other display server on Ubuntu Core, except for MIR?

What are the options to run QT applications on Ubuntu Core ? Should I use docker or are there snapcraft frameworks available for using EGLFS or Xorg ? The hardware platform that I am using is Intel ...
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Applications refuse to start; "Could not load QT plugin ubuntumirclient"

I have been trying to build applications from the source and they compile perfectly. But when I go to run them, I get this error: This program failed to start because it could not find or load the ...
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Why is my program saying Mir isn't working?

I am trying to run the application BibleTime after compiling it myself and I keep getting this error: Loading module: 'libubuntu_application_api_desktop_mirclient.so.3.0.0' UbuntuClientIntegration: ...
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Is X11 forwarding over SSH possible in Ubuntu 15.10?

From what I have read, Ubuntu 15.10 is planned to include Mir instead of X-Windows for the window system (but I have not yet played with the beta releases, so I can't confirm this). Will X11 window ...
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Change I-beam cursor to only 1px like on Windows

How to change the current 3 px wide I-beam (select-text) cursor to only 1 px wide like on Windows. I am using Unity as my DE fro Ubuntu 15, if that helps. As far as I know Chrome OS and Chromium ...
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Loading module: 'libubuntu_application_api_touch_mirclient.so.3.0.0' This plugin does not support propagateSizeHints()

I'm getting this error when trying to build my click package for my nexus 4 phone. This issue does not exist when I build for the desktop: Loading module: 'libubuntu_application_api_touch_mirclient....
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sudo nautilus results in "cannot open display" error

$ gksudo nautilus Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to connect to server socket: No such file or directory Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused (nautilus:6072): Gtk-WARNING **: ...
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Connect to Mir from terminal?

I'm trying to connect to Mir from the terminal in Ubuntu Touch, or more correct, the coreapp app mediaplayer-app is. I'm starting mediaplayer-app, but it can't find any mir-server. The mir server is ...
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How can I use VLC, Mplayer or ffplay in Ubuntu Touch/Phone?

I've installed them on Ubuntu Touch/phone - but when I start them in an terminal, Vlc, Mplayer will only play the video in ascii-mode, and ffplay complains that it could not intialize SDL. I guess ...
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Having problem with opening softwares from the terminal (including wireshark & gedit)

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and I am having errors opening softwares from the terminal. For example: build@build:/usr/local/bin$ sudo wireshark gdk_mir_display_open Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to ...
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how do I run a mir application from a command line?

I want to run webapp-container from the local terminal on an Ubuntu Touch phone, or run it from an ssh session into the phone. I am looking for something like the DISPLAY environment variable to set ...
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Help installing Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.04 from USB

I would like to install Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.04's daily build from 12/31/14. I would like to know how to install this from a USB stick. I used the instructions on the Ubuntu website for normal ...
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What is the current status of Mir / XMir? [closed]

I am totally unclear about the status of Mir as of today. Especially, I was waiting for an enhancement on XMir to support color profiles, but a recent comment on bug report https://bugs.launchpad.net/...
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What in the world is wrong with my Ubuntu Touch app?

I'm working on an Ubuntu Touch app that works flawlessly with qmlscene. However, when I attempt to run it on an actual device, I get a bunch of dots all over the portion of the screen dedicated to the ...
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Run virtualbox in other X session

I'm running ubuntu on my laptop (host). Inside ubuntu, there is running one instance of virtualbox. (where is installed MS Windows). My idea is to run virtualbox in separate X session (something like ...
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