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Eclipse's GUI is messed up

My current install of Manjaro linux is kind of messed up. First I had to remove all sorts of duplicate packages and now I'm getting these GUI errors in eclipse and other applications that use the same ...
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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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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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How do I split a flac with a cue?

I've got a full album flac, and a cue file for it. How can I split this into a flac per track. I'm a KDE user, so I would prefer a KDE/QT way, I would like to see command line and other gui answer's ...
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linux (ubuntu) graphical login from a remote computer before session is logged in

I have the ability to VNC into a remotely hosted ubuntu session with VNC after I've logged into that desktop session locally on that machine. My problem comes when I want to restart the computer ...
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Copy a random selection of files

I have a car stereo that won't play all my mp3s (5k files totalling >32GB). There's probably some sort of parsing or filesystem problem but I can't figure it out (there's no debugging output I can ...
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Xdialog - Capture user and password for a shellscript

I'm trying to create a simple "User and Password" GUI input for a shellscript, with the --2inputbox parameter for the Xdialog command: While following the documentation seems to be easy, it does ...
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How to recover a process GUI after broken pipe

I started a process with GUI from the command line in a remote computer using ssh -X. Knowing it would take a long time to run it, I left it in the background and disowned. As I feared, I had ...
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How do I pop a confirmation box like that of Gksudo when the user clicks a button?

I have a hot corner set up that runs other commands to turn off my laptop's display and lock my screen. However, I often accidentally mouse into this hot corner. Is there any way of me setting up a ...
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Desktop Environment with good HiDPI support

My Lenovo notebook has a 14" display with 1920x1080 as native resolution. So running at this makes the UI elements very small, so I'm looking for a desktop environment (currently running bare Arch ...
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How to use GALLIUM_HUD with various softwares?

I have a hybrid graphics system with Intel HD and AMD graphics. I use Manjaro Linux and am using PRIME to use the AMD graphics. When I try to use GALLIUM_HUD with softwares like glxgears or glxheads ...
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Changing user password through GUI app

I was making a GUI application to manage users and groups in Linux! I'm done with the part where it creates a new user, but stuck with the part where it gives the newly created user a new password. ...
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Lightest way to run GUI applications in Linux? [closed]

I realized I can use a window manager without a desktop environment and don't lose any functionality I care about. Applications still work fine, I can still arrange application windows as I please. ...
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GUI for GIT similar to SourceTree

Is there a similar piece of software to SourceTree, a GUI for git, for Linux? I know about Giggle, git cola, etc. I'm looking for a beautiful, easy to use GUI for git.
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Is there a graphical pager?

Does someone know of a GUI application (X/GTK+/Qt/whatever) that can be used instead of less or more for viewing text, specifically one piped in from standard input? Ideally looking for something that ...
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Simple xdotool UI automation login script in Debian 8 VM on Windows 10 host doesn't work when VM starts for first time after Windows BSOD

I do time-lapses with computer scanners using VueScan in Debian 8 VMs using VMware on a Windows 10 host workstation. I made a script that runs when the VMs start up that mounts a Windows network ...
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Direct Xorg/Xserver manipulation without Desktop Environment

I'd like to create a GUI kiosk application, and ideally avoid the need to install a desktop. Is it possible to use Cairo/OpenGL to generate graphics in an application launched from the console ...
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Run gui application on startup

I can run a script at boot by adding the following line to my crontab: @reboot perl /path/script That works fine. But the problem arises when I try to run a gui application such as gmail notify. It ...
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How to log in to BackTrack Linux?

I've installed BackTrack 5 R3, a security testing distro, onto a USB drive, and I can get it to boot up, but I'm stuck in the BusyBox shell. Everybody says "just log in with username root and password ...
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How do permissions work with the GUI

There are several things that you must have superuser privileges to do from a terminal that can be done from a normal user account via the gui. e.g. Poweroff/reboot mount/unmount media I ...
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Degraded areas of some user interfaces, including pixellated or jagged fonts

For me the symptoms were first observed with PC-BSD 11.0-CURRENT. The first of my 2016 screenshots (below) is similar to the 2012 shot in Debian-related Fonts of some applications get confused so, ...
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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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Light GUI user interfaces

I have some older machines that cannot run new versions of Debian/Ubuntu/SUSE/etc on KDE and GNOME GUI, they just crash. It's probably because of the graphics card driver or unsupported graphic cards ...
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How can I disable this GTK3 scrollbar behaviour?

When I click for longer than a second on a scrollbar slider in a GTK3 program, it becomes narrow and the scrolling becomes ridiculously slow. I know that this is intentional, but I find it really ...
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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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Is there a gui options for passwordstore

So while I personally prefer to use passwordstore via the commandline as it is intended. I am pushing for my co-workers to use it. It works perfect for what we need, which is a centralized place to ...
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how to open multiple windows in a predefined arrangement with a single command

Sorry, I couldn't find a more explanatory title. I want to write a single bash script/configuration/whatever to open up multiple windows with a predefined arrangement by executing a single command. ...
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How can I make fullscreen cross hairs appear centered on the pointer?

How can I make fullscreen crosshairs, centered on the mouse, appear on my screen? I read a lot of science papers with graphs that I want to quickly be able to see what feature is horizontal/vertical ...
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Execute command after GUI-application has started

I have to use a home-built tool at my company which requires 'root' privileges. To make things worse, it's a GUI application. Normally, I wouldn't execute such things, but I don't have much of a ...
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Arch Linux boots to tty1 by default instead of tty7 after update

I updated the system 2 days ago and now realised a startx systemd script failed to start. This is seems to be caused by the fact that Arch booted into tty1 by default. Switching to tty7 and restarting ...
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Start Graphical User Interface mode in oracle linux OracleLinux-R7-U0-BETA-Everything-x86_64

I have gone through oracle's documentation here http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E52668_01/E54695/html/index.html but coundn't find a content where it states starting a gui in oracle linux. I have tried ...
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Preventing other GUI applications from stealing focus?

How can I prevent other applications from stealing focus from the active window? I have found solutions for other window managers, but nothing for "Metacity (Marco)" (the window manager of the MATE ...
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Centos installed, switch to gui, no internet connection

I've installed CentOS 7 on a Dell PowerEdge R320. I did the minimal install and its starting up at the command line. Is there anyway to switch to the regular gui without reinstalling or a internet ...
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Windows look-alike Linux/Unix

The security/privacy focused distribution Tails features a camouflage-mode, that made it look like a Windows Desktop OS. Is there a GUI/GUI-theme/GUI-extensions that makes a Linux/Unix desktop look ...
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GUI gone after apt-get upgrade on clean install, Ubuntu Wily-

I was pointed here from AskUbuntu because my question was about an unsupported Ubuntu derivate, here is the copy-pasted question: I upgraded my fresh install of Netrunner 17 Horizon (Ubuntu-based, ...
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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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Setup GUI via ssh

I can connect to my universitys server, where I have a virtual machine running on Debian 8.3 (as far as I can see, no additional software is installed yet). I have admin rights and can install new ...
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How to manage network adapters?

Let's pretend i have two wireless adapters, one is usb and one is pci and they are named wlan0 and wlan1. Is there an easy (and graphical, if possible) way to force applications to use one adapter or ...
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What determines the GUI file chooser launched by applications?

I am using KDE (Kubuntu), and I noticed that different GUI programs when launching a file chooser seem to use 3-4 different types of file choosers. Some are more annoying in that they do not seem to ...
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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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Ask password in window mode after sudo or other command line operations?

Was seen in movies, that after command line operations, the password was asked in separate GUI window. From my (small) experience, password, required from command line, was always asked in command ...
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How can I rotate my display using some GUI tool, in LXDE?

I'm using LXDE. Is there a utility, menu item or other GUI-ish way to rotate the display on my monitor (e.g. by 90 degrees)? lxrandr doesn't seem to offer me that option. My system is Debian Stretch ...
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How do I ask password by GUI prompt while using sudo in script?

I use Trisquel GNU/Linux with GNOME Flashback Desktop Environment. I need a GUI password prompt for user for executing command with sudo in script. Example consider following script: zenity ...
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What controls the design of the context menu and what controls the interaction with the context menu?

I was trying to see if it would be possible to customize the way my context menu looks. I don't want a theme, I want to make the context menu square or circular or something similar to that. Would ...
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How to run a GUI program as a different user (Debian)?

Using a terminal, I can change the running user with su and sudo — but how can I do that by clicking on an icon/shortcut on the desktop/start menu? If I have to be root to execute I will be asked ...
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GNOME 3 Different menu options for root and user

I built GNOME 3.16 on my LFS system. I have a strange configuration issue where my root and normal user see different items in the applications menu. Here's a screenshot of gedit's menu options as ...
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How does GUI works different from the shell CLI?

For example if I want to remove a file I would write rm command in my shell CLI. But when I delete a file using GUI how does the process works ? For shell it would find the filesystem for rm program ...
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How to identify if Num lock or Caps lock is turned on in RHEL 6.6?

My Thinkpad T430 has no visible indicator if a num lock/caps lock is on/off is there a way to notify on screen when turned on/off?
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How does GUI in Unix/Linux actually work? [duplicate]

I am a beginner and I need some clear explanations on the following questions. What is Desktop Environment? What is Desktop Manager? What is Display Manager? What is X window system, server, X11 ...
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LXDE LXPanel Window List Separation Problem

I'm using LXDE on Fedora 23, and while trying to configure the LXPanel, I accidentally clicked Remove "Task Bar (Window List) From Panel, which removed all the windows docked on the panel on all ...