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Elementary OS installs… wrong [on hold]

When installing elementary os freya on a new Lenovo X1 Carbon (with a Broadwell processor), letters and icons are missing from window titles and settings, rendering the os virtually unusable.
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Closing a GUI window from the command line

I often run scripts to transform a CSV file which I then preview in LibreOffice. I often open the CSV with xdg-open file.csv. However, if I run that command when the file is already open, ...
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Decent GUI notifications in GNOME

I use OS X 10.10.3 here at work, and my colleagues use Fedora 21 with Gnome 3.14.2. I use apps like Mail and Telegram, and OS X give excellent visual warnings about new messages (numeric badges in ...
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Recovering Invisible screens and dropdowns on linux

The terminal has gone invisible , although I can type commands and they get executed: Even some firefox download dropdowns are invisible, I can click the items in the drop down list but the list ...
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What is the reason for the apparent lag of a mouse pointer when running a Linux Desktop?

So this question might at first seem a little vague and it's most certainly not trolling or having a dig at Linux. It's always been my observation that most Linux based desktop GUIs seem to have ...
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Problem selecting update sources by GUI (*Software&Updates - Updates*) in Elementary OS Freya (*ubuntu 14.04)

[Although I trust this is ubuntu-specific, it is cross-posted here for the moment, as the initial askubuntu post was closed (for being eOS-specific)] I am in eOS Freya stable, clean install. I had ...
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how to remove all sent/received/draft messages at once in modem manager gui

There is no any option provided by modem manager gui to remove all messages at once. Is there any way to delete all messages without hitting del key for each and every message. Thank you!
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Is there a Linux graphics program that displays man commands in a browser?

Is there a Linux graphics program that displays man commands in a browser? I need a program that allows me to display all man commands in a browser, or in some graphics program, so that they can be ...
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Volume icon/settings not showing in “system tray”, it did before then just disappeared

I'm on a Fedora 21 x86_64 KDE system.... I was messing around with sound(alsamixer and pavucontrol) and after I noticed that there is no sound/volume icon in the system-tray anymore, was there before ...
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My ssh server stopped working after I did something [closed]

I'm very new to Linux, BTW. The ultimate goal for me is to run applications and their GUIs on a (Mac) computer from another computer. The first step is to just use SSH to access and control the ...
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Enlightenment E19 Screen Magnifier

I'm looking for a solution for accessibility in the Enlightenment E19 WM. I am using Bodhi Linux 3.0.0, returning from a long hiatus of Linux. Last time I used Linux in a desktop environment was ...
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How do I disable graphical password prompt from SSH?

Sometimes SSH pops up a GUI password (or host authentity) input window, which interacts poorly with Awesome window manager, prevents copy&paste of the password and is generally unnecessary for me. ...
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Check if there is no GUI

Is it possible to check if a UNIX machine (Mac / Linux) has a GUI? Basically I would like to distinguish between: UNIXes with GUI (i.e. normal Macs, Linuxs) UNIXes with no GUI (i.e. Mac server/ ...
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Run GUI Java jar on system boot Lubuntu

I have a PC which runs Lubuntu 14.10 without a monitor. The user is autologged in. I have created a Sysvinit script and installed it on /etc/init.d. My script amongst other things, starts a jar file ...
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name of binary vs. name in GUI

I wish I could title this better. An example seems the best way of making the point: In icedove>preferences>attachments, for 'JEPG image' one can select 'Image Viewer' or 'Use other ...'. It turns ...
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Set up graphic interface (desktop) for remote connection

I was assigned a CentOS VM that I manipulate through Putty. Everything I do to it is by command line so far, and I have admin rights to it. The VM is stored in the corporate data center served up by ...
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How to install Desktop Environments on CentOS 7?

I have recently installed CentOS 7(Minimal Install without GUI) and now I want to install a GUI environment in it. How can I install Desktop Environments on previously installed CentOS7 without ...
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What is a simple example where the use of the command line is unavoidable or better? [closed]

I want to see a simple example that motivates the use of the Linux command line. Like I want to see an example where the use of the command line will do it in seconds and on GUI , it will take you ...
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Cannot connect to CentOS 6.5 server with Ubuntu and rdesktop

I am working with a remote server with CentOS 6.5 and I have ssh access to it. Since I need to work with some graphic stuff (mostly testing webpages) I needed a rdp access to test and install a few ...
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Arch Linux not displaying most characters

My completely up-to-date Arch Linux install has suddenly began to show only a few characters of text. From what I can tell the visible characters are g, x, v, f, m, n, d, U, 0,W, \, and |. All other ...
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Linux graphical password dialog trick security

When we run a command by sudo, the password is asked [sudo] password for user If the sudo is not typed the password should not be asked. If asked, I would assume it as a fraud by the application. ...
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cannot access hidden LXDE panel

Thinking that CPU and RAM information would clutter the primary default panel, I decided to create a separate side panel to display it optionally. I then set the panel to hide at 0 pixels and can no ...
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Is there a graphical sudo (kdesudo, gksudo, su-to-root, …) tool that works passwordless?

Apparently gksudo is not obeying /etc/sudoers, neither does kdesu. Therefore asking the other way around... Is there any su-to-root, gksudo, kdesudo, etc. alike tool, that supports starting gui ...
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Can I attach a GUI process to a “surrogate X server”?

I have been in a situation where my desktop has crashed and become unresponsive. (In my case it was the Cinnamon DE, and I have yet to try cinnamon --replace from the commandline, BTW) I was using a ...
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What is the default GUI run with “startx” without any desktop environment installed?

While playing around with Ubuntu Server, which does not have any kind of desktop environment installed by default, I did "apt-get install startx; startx", which showed me a console in a white box, and ...
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Need to know how to start some GUI programs from terminal to use XMoand

I'm training myself to use XMONAD or something of the sort, but in order to do that, I need to know, from terminal, how to open the following programs: Bluefish Editor Settings (I'm using Ubuntu but ...
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Can aura run on other linux distros?

Is it possible to run the Google Chrome OS's Aura GUI in other linux distros like fedora or ubuntu?
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Script GUI problem

I have an application in C++ which show a ipcamera video when I send it a value by ethernet. I want that the application start at boot in automatic way. This is my script: #!/bin/sh ...
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How to Install Debian with GUI

I need to install Debian wheezy. I don't need to install all the packages. I tried netinst image, but I have no internet connection in my laptop to download a GUI. Is there a CD/DVD image of Debian ...
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How to get a detailed, Kubuntu-like GUI for changing regional/locale settings without installing all of KDE?

Kubuntu's GUI (like here), for locale settings is very detailed. Is there a way to get a similar, detailed GUI outside of Kubuntu without installing the entire KDE desktop environment? I have here a ...
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How do folder name localizations work?

In Mac OS X, there are directories like Desktop, Users and Library. On localized systems, these would be named Skrivbord, Användare and Bibliotek (Swedish) But when I am in the terminal I can't ...
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running graphics based script with disabled desktop environments on system startup

I'd like to introduce first what I am trying to achieve. I am having a Linux script which requires graphical environment OR which is graphical(I am myself not sure what I am trying to make others ...
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Advantages of using command line interface over GUI [closed]

I know its a simple question but what advantages does using a command line interface over GUI (graphical user interface) have?
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Debian Jessie getting a black screen on startx command

I installed Debian Wheezy with the GNOME GUI, and then upgraded to Jessie using the terminal. After the upgrade was done, I tried logging out and logging back in, but it booted straight to command ...
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Programming lanuage for Linux and Windows [closed]

I made a small program for work at a tech support job. Consists mostly of hotkeys to autotype out commonly used commands (Instead of typing passowrd 50 times, just press your desired hotkey) and an ...
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Not able to start GUI in Backtrack 5 R3 [duplicate]

I'm not able to install Backtrack 5 R3 on my HP Compaq d350. It has Windows 7 with no graphics and sound drivers. Now I want to use hard only for Backtrack. When it comes to type startx it gives an ...
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How to get a dialog box back to front?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and experienced a problem with dialogs that don't have a "representation" in the task switch menu. for instance, when I start Eclipse Luna (Kepler is working) and switch to ...
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Gnome: Show full path in Nautilus

Unfortunately, Gnome's nautilus address bar is not showing the full path in its top bar. How can I change this behavior? I'm looking for a solution to display a editable text field instead, like in ...
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How to protect thunderbird from accidentially sending an email

I need a way to make thunderbird prevent me from sending mails by mistake. For special, important mails, I would like to be able to individually block the send button, or make thunderbird ask me for ...
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Work out the command line of a GUI operation?

I am trying to script one repetitive operation within an open-source software, FSLView to be specific. The operations are extremely straightforward in the GUI, I mean just several clicks. However, I ...
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How to enlarge the edit-box size of the login screen of fedora?

My macbook with retina display runs fedora-20 KDE spin. The annoying issue is: On the default login screen, the edit-boxes for username and password look too small to input. Is there a simple way ...
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Unable to create gui in Qt creator

Till now I was creating GUI on windows using c++ on visual studio, now I decided to move on linux. So I install Qt creator from here . Now I follow a video tutorial for creating gui application with ...
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Alternatives to Symphony OS Orchestra Application Environment

I just read that Symphony OS has an wonderful concept, called Orchestra, where applications (can be even written HTML + JAVAscript) can be ran via a reduced localhost server and a leaned down mozilla ...
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Where does “graphical shell” stand in the hierarchy of “windowing system, window manager, desktop environment”?

Today for the first time, I heard about "graphical shell" from that Unity of Ubuntu : Unity is a graphical shell for the GNOME desktop environment developed by Canonical Ltd. and ...
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Is there any way to resize scale application GUI window?

Is there any way to run an application scaling its GUI window? (Well, I'm using MATE but hope for universal solution). For example, up scale small window of an old game running under wine on ...
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Can Linux programs be sent a SIGXXX command they can respond to in the UI?

I am trying out the timeout command and would like to know if there is a kill signal that a GUI program, whether a graphics desktop or a terminal program will treat as the user terminating the program ...
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How to create GUIs (such as menuconfig) with lxdialog

I try to generate a menuconfig by my own with the help of lxdialog (source: lxdialog). Unfortunately this is not so well documented as I wished for. Example: So what I did: I included these files ...
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Launching a sudo gui from desktop

Environment: CentOS 5.10 on 32 Bit. test.sh: #!/bin/bash cd /dump sudo /opt/java/jre1.7.0_60/bin/java -jar mytest.jar mytest.jar will pop a GUI app in the desktop, username is in sudoers with ...
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Is there a usable gui front-end to git on Linux?

I'm a former windows user and just started using ubuntu. On windows, we had two great softwares: TortoiseSVN and TortoiseGit. Both are so good programs that they allow us to do everything like commit, ...
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Cannot open GUI's via SSH connection? [duplicate]

I've just connected to a Linux terminal using an ssh client. I'm running Linux on both desktops, but cannot open PDFs, IDE, or other graphics from the ssh client. How can I fix this?