Questions tagged [gui]

Use this tag if your question is about a program's Graphical User Interface (GUI) and how to use it.

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How to disable and enable GUI of debian 10

Hello I want to disable my GUI and enable it again (debian 10 buster) for testing purposes is it possible?
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How to run (if possible) gpu-accelerated apps in LXC (LXD) container?

In its great post https://blog.simos.info/how-to-easily-run-graphics-accelerated-gui-apps-in-lxd-containers-on-your-ubuntu-desktop/ Simos Xenitellis describes how to run GUI apps inside the container. ...
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How does a linux GUI work at the lowest level?

I'm basically trying to figure out how one would go about making a GUI from absolute scratch with nothing but the linux kernel and programming in C. I am not looking to create a GUI desktop ...
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Linux mint mount my system drive to read only by default, causing booted into terminal instead of GUI

As the title says, it booted into terminal and I get GUI now typing : sudo mount -o remount,rw / After login in the terminal BUT I will need to login again in GUI. So is there any way to make it ...
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Linux mint boots into command interface instead of GUI, which it did a few hours ago

My Linux Mint boots into command interface instead of GUI and asked for login. I typed it and it popped into a terminal thing and wait for input. GUI used to be present untill I try to resolve the ...
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How to just update GUI package in CentOS 7.4?

I have installed CentOS 7.4 (Server with GUI). But the resolution of the display is not good compared to CentOS 7.7 So I just want to update the display package by using yum to the latest version so ...
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How to prevent GUI from slowing down during high CPU usage?

I read somewhere that some old OS (Haiku? BeOS?) prioritizes GUI processes over all others, such that even when the CPU is under heavy load, it makes sure to give plenty of time to GUI processes. How ...
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How to see what GUI wrapper(pamac-manager) is doing through command line(pacman)

I'm new to Manjaro Linux, and since I'm not familiar with pacman commands, the GUI wrapper version - pamac-manager. But if I keep using GUI, I'll never be able to learn command line. Which is a ...
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KDE Plasma start menu and local environment

I am using KDE plasma version 5.17.5 but I have the feeling that my question is equally relevant for Gnome, XFCE, etc. I am using gvim (under Wayland) with plugins which rely on environment variables....
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Can't xinit/startx: no screens found

I just tried a minimal installation of Debian. After completion, I installed Nvidia driver, Xorg and KDE Plasma. Now it is time to startx. However, xserver refuses to start, claiming "no screens ...
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How to access and use Linux Frame Buffer without GTK?

I'd like to use /dev/fb0 or whichever other files are provided by the linux. This in a system specific way as low as possible how to read/write/interpret those device files for GUI frame-buffer non-...
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Script/Command to copy -intact- files w/ directory structure following GNU ddrescue

I made a clone of a failing hard disk using GNU ddrescue. Many of the files are okay, and many are broken. I can mount the clone, with its three partitions, in Linux. I need a script or command that ...
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In which file/place does GNOME store the translations for other languages?

I am somewhat uneducated about localization in DE, since I prefere the English original for texts anyway. However I installed a GNOME DE for some persons onlys speaking German. I could set the GNOME/...
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Allowing xhost access to another user, permanently

I want to run a GUI application as another user (say other-guy). Whenever I want to do so, I run xhost si:localuser:other-guy The changes only persist until a reboot. How do I make this permission ...
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How to increase DPI for VLC media player in Cinnamon on UHD display?

My laptop display has HiDPI, (282.42 PPI eXtra High density according to calculator), is of size 15.6 inches with resolution 3840 x 2160 and scaling set on Double (200%) DPI in my Linux Mint 19.2 "...
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Assigning set of commands to buttons created using Zenity

I want to create a gui interface using zenity. I want all below options in single GUI Add a button => able to execute set of unix commands (sourcing a file containing unix commands) , if button is ...
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Unable to increase screen resolution

I am using Manjaro KDE Edition and am unable to increase my screen resolution beyond 960x540. On the login screen (SDDM), the display was at it's full 1080x1920. I have already tried to use xrandr and ...
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Add graphical acceleration for xming for GUI inside docker

I was able to run gui app inside docker and forward it through xming on my Windows PC. It seems that it works fine. But the problem is i can't see any graphical elements of application: Could it be a ...
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PureOS (Debian with linux-libre) doesn't load graphics firmware

HP Envy X360, Legacy boot enabled, Secure boot disabled, using GPT on all drives Ryzen 5 2500U with Radeon Vega Mobile (Raven Ridge APU) Booting a fresh install of PureOS 9.0 results in a black ...
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Slow PDF CUPS printing - Fast from GUI - What conversion is taking place?

I have a PDF file that has been generated by dompdf. Under 2MB, Mainly Text, Minor vector graphic, Embedded font When printed using command line CUPS the printer takes a long time to process and ...
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How can I add a permenant Samba mount with a GUI?

I would like to be able to add a permanent Samba mount with a GUI interface rather than editing fstab, similar to how I would use Map Network Drive on Windows. My searches have led to suggestions of ...
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Linux: keeping GUI responsive during low free memory

I just had it (it kind of solved itself for now, but took about 5-10 minutes): a situation which several minutes ago I was afraid could happen but still believed Linux optimally uses memory for ...
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Return to waiting terminal after finished with GUI app (for external mergetool)

When using an external GUI app for git mergetool, the shell sits in the background waiting patiently. When I save and close the GUI window, the shell returns to the foreground and git is main app ...
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Running xprop in a crontab: “unable to open display”

I've just made a perfectly working Bash script that runs xprop(by a regular user and root): #!/bin/bash # time tracking BASH script # current time and date current_date=$(date --rfc-3339='seconds') ...
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VirtualBox Kali Leafpad doesn't create an icon file on the desktop. Why not? (Command line ls shows the file exists in that directory)

I'm doing Kali/Metasploitable homework for my Pentest+ course. I don't own a printer and would like to transfer reports to usb. As a test i created a leafpad file on the Desktop. All is good, but it ...
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Lack of User Account Interface Manager in Xfce Desktop Manager

Recently installed Xfce altogether with Debian 10 "Buster", but having trouble with user management actions, like change portrait picture, user adding, removing user or changing password, on graphical ...
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Trouble Connecting to Wi-Fi Via GUI

I am having a small issue with my Wi-Fi adapter. It seems that the GUI interface is struggling to connect, so it does not automatically connect when I start the system. In order to connect, I have to ...
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ssh & ftp time out. Activation of org.freedesktop.systemd1 timed out

I have a relatively old debian server running Jessie 8.11 uname -a Linux debian 3.16.0-6-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.57-2 (2018-07-14) x86_64 GNU/Linux Recently after restarting my machine I cannot ...
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What is the location of the settings-file for the MPV on-screen-controller in newer version (2:0.29.1+git11~bionic)

Because some video would not be played in the Mint 19.2 default version of mpv, I have fixed that by updating to a newer version from PPA, as said here. In the default version I was able to configure ...
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Origins of the “save changes” modal dialog's use of “close without saving”, its lack of keyboard accelerators, and how to interact with these dialogs

Coming from Windows, I am very accustomed to the very common "save changes" modal dialog providing a "yes/no/cancel" option with "Y" and "N" being provided as keyboard accelerators (shortcut keys). ...
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Linux wget https://kali.sh/xfce4.sh problem [closed]

I am trying to install https://kali.sh/xfce4.sh in my kali linux to use GUI. However, if i type "sudo wget https://kali.sh/xfce4.sh", it says this: --2019-09-08 16:43:20-- https://kali.sh/xfce4.sh ...
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How to make Linux GUI faster?

Background (skip the following paragraph if you want to jump straight to the question): I'm a web developer, and have been using Windows since the beginning of my career. Over the years though, my ...
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Leafpad text editor has an old copy-paste bug. Can anyone confirm?

Open new fresh leafpad window copy text that will be changed Select the change and watch how it fails! Ctrl+z clears the entire file and you have to start over! To be clear. Instead of replacing ...
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Starting a GUI application on the login screen prior to login

I have a server (VM) with Debian 10 and Cinamon desktop. I want to autostart a GUI application at boot with a local user account without using autologin. And I want the application to use the display ...
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Always underline mnemonics / keyboard accelerators in LibreOffice under KDE?

I want Alt+Character hotkeys always to be underlined in LibreOffice under KDE (OpenSuse Leap 15.1). I have configured the GUI theme with "Always show accelerators", but LibreOffice seems to ignore ...
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Gnome GUI on Remote CentOS 7

I am trying to control my vps with GUI instead of ssh terminal I am using this tutorial here https://www.itzgeek.com/how-tos/linux/centos-how-tos/install-gnome-gui-on-centos-7-rhel-7.html I have ...
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how to un-hide the Menubar in Okular

In Okular, the visibility of toolbars and panels can be toggled via Settings on the Menubar. From this menu, even the Menubar itself can be hidden, which leaves me with no way to restore it. How do I ...
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Debian Buster: Tracker GUI (tracker-needle) missing

After upgrading from Debian Stretch to Buster I found that Tracker desktop search GUI (tracker-needle) was missing. How can I get it back? Please, don't suggest installing Recoll. I used to use it ...
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Is there any GUI orchestration available to configure iptables on linux servers?

Is there any open source UI orchestration available to configure IPtables? I have checked in the internet and found some open source firewall packages available but i need a tool which can allow us ...
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How to exit from TTY mode

I accidentally changed the video driver on my Kubuntu from NVIDIA to Xorg (if I'm not mistaken), rebooted my PC and now my GUI does not load after GRIB. Instead of GUI, I can see TTY mode. I logged ...
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Is there a way for a normal person like me to create a linux GUI like Cinnamon or Gnome? [closed]

So, I am trying to create my own Linux distro based off of Ubuntu (called "Cubuntu" and pronounced "Chew-buntu") and I was wondering if I could create my own GUI or desktop environment for cheap or ...
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Wanted: GUI interface to show status of services on many servers

We have 763 Red Hat 7.2 Linux machines with systemd, systemctl and the presto service: systemctl status presto.service ● presto.service - Perforce Server Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/...
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Copying a program shortcut to some folder: the easy way

Case scenario: I have installed a program, say TeamViewer. Now I have a beautiful icon (shortcut) inside the Programs or DashBoard or Unity or whatever it is called now on my X-Windows flavour. I ...
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Graphical SFTP client for linux? [duplicate]

Does anyone know a sftp client for linux that has a graphical user interface? Something like MobaXTerm for windows?
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Increase UI size of apps with tiny dialogues (gimp, InSync, Zoom, etc.)

I'm running Mint 19 Tara, with Cinnamon 3.8.9, on a Lenovo P51 with a 3840×2160 graphics display. Most apps, such as vim, Chrome, Libre Office, and everything that came pre-installed, work correctly. ...
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Making 7zip archives with a GUI and working progress bar

When I try to create 7zip archives in Manjaro with Cinnamon, the interface is less helpful than the Windows 7zip program. If one of the files included is very large, the progress bar essentially ...
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Run GUI Application in a TTY Without Window Manager

What commands and variables need to be set up so I can run a GUI app on one the of the ttys without the Window Manager? Special Note: This question has been edited due to comments for testing and now ...
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Why does abiword tell users to get a life?

When the word processor abiword is called on a headless machine, one of the issued warnings reads (emphasis mine): ** (abiword:2020): WARNING **: clutter failed 0, get a life. What does this warning ...
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Script alternative of GUI command executed on login - it should not

Since my main data is not in $HOME, I have made a small (executable) script to start the GUI file manager (caja) in the desired directory and put it in my local executable directory (~/.local/bin): #!...
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X Window System in Linux [closed]

What is X window system in linux ? How it is relatable to GNOME and KDE GUI enviornment ? I mean what is the relation between them ? Is X window system and GNOME are same or what ?

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