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VNC Server without X Window System

Will a VNC server work without X Server installed? I know vnc works with X Server, but what about without it?
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How Linux is implementing case sensitivity and what are its benefits over windows [duplicate]

Please do not mark it as duplicate ... I already read this post I am asking this question here because due to migration from Windows to Linux, I am facing multiple functionalities break. Linux is ...
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Fail to start graphic interface

I'm using Linux Mint 14 and have faced the following problem recently: after removing and installing some of the software (torchat and LibreOffice to be exact) and rebooting I found myself not being ...
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FEDORA 12 freezed at login screen

I have Fedora 12 OS in my 32 bit Intel pentium D computer, 1GB RAM, inbuilt Intel corporation 82945G/GZ graphics. Till yesterday it was working fine.. When I started this morning my system is frozen ...
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Tips on switching to Linux? [closed]

I plan to switch to Linux as my sole OS in a few weeks/months, and I'm not sure what I'd like to do. I've used CentOS Server, but only in CLI mode, and Ubuntu Desktop. I liked Ubuntu, but Unity was ...
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Cannot login on GUI

I'm using Debian Jessie with Xfce and cannot login into the GUI as a normal user, root works. I can login on another terminal. I tried to reinstall lightdm, but I still cannot login. After a login ...
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Can't install XBMCBuntu properly

I tried several Times to install multiple Versions of XBMCbuntu but it's always booting into Terminal without GUI. When I try to start XBMC I get a long list of Graphics errors. I'm installing it on ...
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Removed /var/lib. Can't open Desktop

Well, I'm pretty scared now. I was trying to delete a folder by sudo rm /var/lib/texmf -r but instead, wrote sudo rm /var/lib -r I read some documentation about it, and found this thread. I ...
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Disabling an Xorg server's extension at runtime (for new clients)?

I have an old Xorg server whose "Render" extension seems to be buggy (if enabled, most of the fonts are invisible, unless hovering over them -- after upgrading the packages with X clients and ...
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Is it possible that KDE applications running under Gnome can use the information of Gnome applications?

I am running Okular on Ubuntu. When I try to save a copy of a pdf file I edited in Okular back to the same directory, I can't access the "Recent" and "bookmark" information of Nautilus. This is unlike ...
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How to display technical codec info for a FLAC file?

Given a .flac file, how is it possible to query and display the technical info relating to the codec? I looked into man flac with no luck (the --analyze output is not humanly parseable). I'm ...
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Why programs often fail to run when started by `daemon`?

I do daemon -f -i ./some_gui_program - it starts. I do daemon -i ./some_gui_program - nothing visible happens. Why I can't start GUI programs detached on Linux this way? What's the use of daemon's ...
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GUI library or Window Manager using HTML [closed]

Ok... You want some clarity? Being a programmer this sort of question always has conditionals. Are there any DE's or (more generally) DE backends that support building (scripting) or rather modding ...
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How to provide GUI interface to all users of Ubuntu?

I have "Ubuntu Dekstop" installed in VirtualBox in a Windows 7 PC. How can I configure it to provide a GUI interface to every user I create in the Ubuntu? Should I install "Ubuntu Server" to ...
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Why can't I run GUI apps from 'root': “No protocol specified”?

I installed debian onto my machine last night. Now, I don't understand why I can't run GUI apps from a terminal when running as root. For example: sudo -i glxgears Generates the following output: ...
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How to close all apps before X-server goes down?

I'm using debian testing OS and openbox WM. Moreover, I start X-server via the .xinitrc file, which has the following content: xrdb /home/morfik/.Xresources exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch ...
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wpa_supplicant and signal strength

I use wpa_supplicant to handle a connection to specific SSID. I added the wpa_supplicant to default runlevel in order to start it at the boot time. I have this question however; Is it any program, ...
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Filesystem content inspection GUI (like gconf-/dconf-editor)?

Within, for instance, /sys/kernel/debug/tracing, the kernel makes many settings available as files, whose contents should be read in order to see what that setting is. Of course, typing cat ...
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`login` from X session

I seem to remember it used to be possible to login via a GUI terminal. This was useful if (e.g.) you added yourself to a new group and want to use those privileges without stopping X to log in ...
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Gnome 3 UI menus are duplicated

Just upgraded from Debian "Squeezy" to "Wheezy". When I logged in the menus were fancier as I expected with Gnome Display Manager 3. However the issue that occurred was the duplicate UI-elements. The ...
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Does LAMP Stack have a GUI?

I just bought a VPS server with LAMP. I have SSH access, however no clue how to use LAMP. I used to work with cPanel in the past. So far, when I type the server address I get the default "Apache 2 ...
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Config to re-enable gtk2 tear-off menus?

Following an apt-get update on Debian jessie/sid, several Gtk2 applications no longer have tear-off menus enabled. I'm aware that this is a deprecated capability of Gtk (and disagree strongly with ...
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Run a GUI OS via a hypervisor from a Linux server terminal?

Is there a way to run a VM hypervisor, such as VirtualBox directly, from say, CentOS? Let's suppose that I want a high-efficiency server, but it can host guests with GUI-enabled OS's. Additionally, ...
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How to terminate GUI in SunOS from a shell-script

How to terminate GUI in SunOS from a shell-script running it from the terminal.
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Can GNOME/KDE be turned off?

I have installed Debian Wheezy on an old laptop I want to use as a server. However, sometimes I want to use that computer to read webpages and write some code on it. So I want to have a GUI where I ...
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How do I create a dialog with multiple text fields using zenity?

I want to crate a GUI for some command line programs and I need to get info from multiple text fields e.g. 'Username', 'Password' and a checkbox 'Sign automatically?'. I need to set particular ...
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Display shuts down while watching a movie after 10 minutes no matter the settings in Elementary OS

I've noticed this when trying to watch movies on that laptop running eOS. After 10 minutes or so the display is turned down. I've looked for settings against this and found the following: Power ...
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Linux Mint 13 Mate: default to current username synaptic authentication

I have Linux Mint 13 Mate. There are 2 admin user accounts on my computer. Some programs like Synaptic and the Software manager ask me to select a user name before I type in the password . I would ...
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Starting a .bin installer in graphical mode

I'm trying to install this software but after I run the usual commands: chmod +x gvSIG-desktop-2.0.0-2066-final-lin-x86-standard-withjre.bin ...
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Replacing LXDE with XFCE, startx issues

Apologies if this seems straight forward but I've recently downloaded XFCE to replace LXDE environment on my raspberry pi running raspbian. I did this by using sudo apt-get install xfce4 and ...
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Extract audio from video in Linux with a GUI program?

When I use Thunar I like adding to custom actions command lines like those presented here, here and here to extract audio from videos. I mean without transcoding/altering the sound, just putting it ...
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What is the easiest way to draw graphics on Linux framebuffer?

I have some embedded Linux ARM chip with LCD display on frame-buffer. I connect to chip with serial console. I can access frame-buffer directly with low-level commands. However I need to draw some ...
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stop/start gui on debian

I would like to start Debian without the GUI and then just type commands in to launch the desired programs (which are located on my local machine), eg $ chromium-browser & I already do a ...
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I use : gtk-chtheme & obconf , each one has 1 theme selected, for gtk-2.0 and non-gtk-2.0 areas, but when I delete all other themes.. stuff breaks

Based on my obconf I have "DiceBox" theme selected. Based on my gtk-chtheme, I have "Shiki-JetBlack" selected. Which means I can go into /usr/share/themes/ and just delete everything except these ...
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Run .sh file instead of opening it

I am using Zorin OS 7. I want to run a .sh file but I can't seem to be able to—it just opens in a text editor. Also under RMB>open with there is no other option.
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How to run an interactive script in CUPS's pipe?

On our custom system, we run a Windows VM. The task is to print via the system below it (linux), which is responsible for the identity management, such that print jobs can be accounted at the print ...
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How to start graphical interface before login?

I've installed Oracle Linux 6.4 (x86_64) on a server as a database server, the packages installed by default didn't include the graphical interface. Following this article, I installed the referred ...
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How to set the path OSX applications use

I'm running Mountain Lion 10.8.4, and have my environment all customized through ~/.profile so that when I run GUI apps like Sublime Text or Eclipse from the command line open /Applications/Sublime\ ...
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How to create a GUI in shell script without any third party libs just like setup command [closed]

How to create a GUI in shell script without any third party libs (like setup command)
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Looking for a GUI application to enter linux commands

I am looking for a GUI console where I can enter Linux commands in an entry widget and the result will be output in a text area widget. Is there is such software available? Something like this: In ...
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Is running GUI apps on server a security issue?

To edit system files for example /etc/named/named.conf, I use: su - Password: gedit And then opens and edit above like files, instead of: nano /etc/named/named.conf or: vi ...
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CTRL meta key 'sticky' in GUIs over X11 forwarding from CentOS to fedora

Despite numerous problems, I managed to get X11 forwarding working from a SSH server running on a CentOS host to a Fedora client (changing various settings and finally fixing it by installing a ...
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Debugging iptables using live packet views

Are there any CLI or GUI functions that I can use to monitor hits to iptables and watch as packets interact with iptables?
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Using ncurses for basic GUI on a process started inside an init script

I have a custom written application that runs on a embedded setup (buildroot). My application has to run every time the target device boots up and so I wrote an init script to do this and it works ...
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How to have a pop-up window for password appear when opening application?

We have build wireshark adding some functionality related to our use, in Scientific Linux 6 system. After this when I start this using normal user, it will not allow me to use the network interface. ...
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GUI apps don't inherit PATH from parent console apps [closed]

In Gnome, don't GUI applications inherit the PATH of the shell process that launches them? Apparently, GUI applications see only the PATH specified in ~/.profile. No issues with console applications, ...
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Application launcher with grid like hotkeys

Is there a desktop enviroment or tool wich can provide the following functionality? If I press a self defined hotkey, a menu of self defined shortcuts/launchers is shown somewhere on the screen where ...
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Mac equivalent application “shortcat”

There is a mac application called Shortcat and it make me envious. For those of you averse to clicking links here is a summary: Keep your hands on the keyboard and boost your productivity! ...
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How will GUI applications behave if there is no system tray?

Currently I'm running Openbox and I have no need for a pane. However, I know that some applications, like network managers etc, like to place themselves in the system tray - either by default or when ...
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Graphically ask for password in a bash script and retain default sudo timeout setting

The sudo -A (SUDO_ASKPASS) option apparently causes sudo to lose the timeout (e.g., timestamp_timeout) setting. I want to use the sudo -A option but I want to retain the default timeout (e.g., 15 ...