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GUI executable launched from terminal is missing title bars

I will try to explain. I have a linux installation (openSUSE LEAP 15.3) with KDE installed, but it's only used for very specific situations. Systemd is defaulted to multi-user.target with a kiosk user ...
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Interacting with GUI from CLI (headless GUI)

I have linux server. I expect there's headless GUI that can be controlled by CLI for my server. I do know it possible display GUI with XRDP. But I expect I can control it with SSH or CLI. It works ...
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SSH/SCP CLI Connection Works Correctly, but SFTP via GUI Refuses to Connect

I recently configured a new web server (AWS EC2 instance) running Ubuntu 22.04. I am able to connect to the server via SSH/SFTP/SCP through a CLI on both Windows and Mac, but when I attempt an SFTP ...
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How can I see what console command would correspond to a GUI action?

I have been told that when configuring the system, for instance setting the volume or changing the screen resolution, anything you can do with a GUI, you can do from the console. In fact, the ...
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is there a graphical LVM tool... system-config-lvm? [closed]

like with gparted, is there a graphical gui for LVM to facilitate vgcreate and lvcreate ? I am in RHEL7.9 x86-64, have the RHEL repo's and EPEL and rpmfusion; https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/...
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A basic Bash script (to start a GUI program) works partially in cron

I use this script to restart Firefox overnight (to apply the package manager and addon updates): #!/bin/bash killall -s SIGTERM firefox; sleep 15 firefox -P "user" & firefox -P "...
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xfce, xfwm and .Desktop shortcut

I started using a Debian distro and I'm new with it. I'm trying to customize shortcut and I don't get the differences between xfce and xfwm. Why there are "two type of shortcut"? (located in ...
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How to use one table (ods) file as a base for another table file?

I have an accounting ledger table (.ods) file which should be the base for other table files. This table file should be the base for other table files such as: 2023.ods 2024.ods 2025.ods These are ...
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What is the *nix parallel to Microsoft front page (HTML page builder)?

Just as LibreOffice is the current parallel to Microsoft Office and just as GIMP is the current parallel to Adobe Photoshop, what is the *nix parallel to Microsoft front page (HTML page builder)? Can ...
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If it is possible to track the "text input state" system-wide? How?

Is it possible to track that system is currently in "text-input state" := when the window that has text input field (or "text input possibility" to be more general) is open now and ...
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Is there a GUI to handle LVM and software RAID operations?

Are there any free graphical tools to manage advanced Linux storage schemes such as software RAID and LVM arrays in a similar fashion to how GParted handles partitions? Unfortunately, it seems most ...
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Debian testing/bookworm user can not login using GNOME Shell 41.4 after upgrade

After applying a recent upgrade on my Debian-System, I can not login in with my user Account. The password is not recognized. Logging in without GUI using the same user and password works fine. ...
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How to install GUI on remote Linux server

I need to install GUI on a VPS Linux server. Service provider is Hetzner and Linux version is Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS I'm using MobaXterminal for X11 forwarding. And I'm using root credentials. I have ...
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New to WSL, trying to install Debian with GUI

I am a Linux old-timer, less familiar with Windows, although I've been using Windows since it was MS-DOS. I just bought a new Windows 11 computer and am trying to install Debian in the WSL with GUI ...
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How to scroll horizontally to the end or beginning using keyboard?

For vertical scrolling I can press the home or end buttons to move to the start or end of the page (for example in Chrome). Also by pressing page up and page down keys I can move up or down by a page. ...
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Starting Program On Linux Login Screen

When I boot a Linux device, I want to run a program when the device's login screen appears (or before that. Main question is run an application without user login. For example Java JFrame Forms or ...
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How to build a customized Linux image

I need to build a custom Linux image that will be used for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment. The image should have a GUI with basic apps such as VPN client, browser and so on. I know ...
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Xlib: what is the best implementation of GUI digital clock?

I am making an X application which contains a digital clock. The clock displays the current time in the format of "hh:mm". I want to master Xlib, so I want to use only Xlib (no other ...
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X11: what system calls does X.Org Server use to realize GUI environment?

Recently, I am studying Xlib and come to have a question: What system calls (API's) does X.Org Server use to realize GUI environment. In terms of output, what system calls enable us to draw windows (...
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Why does my Ubuntu Server boot a GUI?

I'm fairly new to Linux and I'll make it tl;dr. I installed Ubuntu Server 20.04.4 LTS on my Computer and used it as a server. I only Installed Java, Filezilla, Forge(Minecraft Server) and a Discord ...
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Polybar doesn't update the network module upon connection

I am using Manjaro with Bspwm. When I boot up, polybar loads, but nothing shows up in the network module, I have to manually refresh Bspwm then it (polybar) shows a "connected" icon. Why? ...
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Installed app does not show up on the gnome dashboard

I was messing with flatpak and dnf ( removing and installing and testing qutebrowser) and now i can't add qutebrowser to my favorites( im using gnome) and i cant find it as an app but i can run it ...
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Software Update application fails when run from .desktop file, but not from terminal

I have the following problem: I wrote a software which installs software from a package name with a GUI. Now, the software runs fine when run from the terminal, but not from a .desktop file in /usr/...
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Open File Managers in remote X

I never need to open a GUI File Managers in remote X, until today. However none of the two File Managers that I have can do that, pcmanfm-qt and thunar. Typing them in my remote Xterm, they will just ...
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graphical.target for specified users only

The situation is like this: I am using a Linux machine as a server, accurately a NixOS (with home-manager) on Raspberry Pi 4. Therefore I don't need a GUI always ready and eating the resources. ...
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Atomic Simulation Environment - GUI appears on one laptop, but not the other

I'm a student at University using MobaXterm to access a supercomputer cluster, which runs off of a standard UNIX BASH CLI. Within this system, and within the lab I am a member of, there is a piece of ...
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GUI Emoji Selector for Debian 11

On Debian 11, which package can I install that will provide a GUI for Emoji selection? I'm looking for a package that has minimal dependencies, and works across multiple desktop environments and ...
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How to get the available number of touch points?

I’m in the middle of porting a very large legacy code base from MS Windows to Linux. SDL has been instrumental in porting the OpenGL and user-interaction portions. One outpoint I haven't been able to ...
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Decision making in selection of appropriate target for Systemd user service that requires desktop environment to be loaded

This question is not duplicate of startup - Systemd run script after GUI is ready? - Unix & Linux Stack Exchange as this is concerned with the informed selection of the right target, while the Url ...
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Applications take ~25 seconds to open a window in a file manager, and do so twice

When I select Show in folder in Firefox or Telegram Desktop, FF/TG freezes for ~25 seconds before opening the folder in a file manager, twice (two duplicate file manager windows). They are respecting ...
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Show folders size in File Manager list view

Is there a way (maybe with additional software) to show the sizes of folders, when in list view in File Manager? Among other reasons, I would like to sort the list based on size, for folders too. I am ...
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Open any Linux Desktop in the browser

Is there anyway to open default Ubuntu GUI ( or for that matter any Linux GUI like KDE, GNOME etc) right from the browser ? All I can open is HTTPs port , We cannot open any other port (VNC or RDP) to ...
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How to check in bash script that it was started by "Run in Terminal" from GUI?

I run bash scripts. I want to run them both from terminal, and from GUI with "Run in Terminal" and leave after run interactive bash. Simply seeing output is explained here : add read -rn1. ...
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Do linux serivce accounts have limited resources by default?

distro: Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop Arm64 board: Raspberry Pi 3 I'm running a flutter embedded application that is displayed via gbm/drm. I want the application to be run by a separate user so I've added the ...
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Activate Linux GUI only for a specific application Lubuntu 21.10

I need to setup a linux client(OS:Lubuntu 21.10) witch launch only a web page on Chromium browser always fixed all the time 24/24. It's possibile for you to use the client in CLI mode and start LXDE/...
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Display a transparent animation on top of gnome

I would like to display a transparent fireworks animation on top of whatever application is currently open for a brief period of time. (The animation will be triggered when a change in a file is ...
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How can I display a GUI LXC container on a physically connected display without a window manager?

I want to have a setup where I have LXC OS containers that start full-screen on particular displays. As an intermediate step, I am trying to get X apps from the container to display via host X. I have ...
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Is there a command-line tool for automating interactions with GUI's from bash scripts? [duplicate]

Sometimes I want to do a task for which I can only find a GUI way of doing it. But if I then want to automate such a task from within a bash script, then I don't know how to do it. I'd have to open ...
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Text Input GUI CLI for Gnome

I'd like to set up the following workflow on my (Gnome) Ubuntu 21.10 laptop. Enter a shortcut to run a program (let's say a bash script) A GUI text-input (preferably GTK) pops up and offers a text ...
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Access Input Control

I am currently trying to get into writing something like an autoclicker. I work on a openSUSE Leap with KDE environment and program in c++ or FORTRAN or python. In order to do so I need access to ...
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XFCE black splash icon background

I have observed the following problem in XFCE, which I hope somebody can help me fix: Case 1: When starting Mathematica the splash icon (the manifold) appears embedded in a black square . The black ...
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Why tldr | xclip outputs escape codes looking like timestamp, and how to remove it?

Problem I want to copy the output of tldr to clipboard, and then paste that to text editor. I execute: tldr pwd | xclip -sel clip When I paste from clipboard, I get: pwd [0mPrint name of current/...
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Stuck on old gui?

Kali Linux 2021.3 I had been using the updated xfce GUI, the one released in 2020/21 I believe then when I was playing around with linux I must've messed it up because I believe I have reverted to ...
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In Gnome, why does starting a favorited sandboxed application create a new icon on the dash?

I think this is something that's easier to show than tell. So you see in this image of my dash, I clicked on the Tor icon with the gradient background, but it actually opened the application using a ...
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Abaqus GUI is not supported on compute node?

One of instructor says that Abaqus GUI is not supported on compute nodes. I will have to run abaqus via commands on compute nodes. and that If parallel/ distributed computing is available in abaqus, ...
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Fedora - How to free up space?

How to free up space at fedora by removing GUI and dialoge related pkgs? for example: I'm looking for something like this but with dnf: sudo apt purge --auto-remove libx11-6 libwayland-client0
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How to get a GUI on debian 5 on the playstation 2

So recently I got Debian Lenny running on my PlayStation 2 slim. This by using a guide on this site: How to install Linux on the Playstation 2. The problem is, a command line interface is nice and ...
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I think I only installed xfce as a desktop environment in kali linux , however seemingly there is 2 desktop environments which exist in my computer

I think I only chose xfce to install kali linux to my computer . However as I open a gui-window of files,folders , sometimes I get a different GUI . Concretely , as I open a window of files normally , ...
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Debian - How I can delete things related to the GUI?

I installed Debian for CLI purposes. How I can delete things related to the GUI without the system crashing (Because I do not need GUI packages to free up memory)?
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How to search for Debian CLI packages?

I recently installed Debian for CLI purposes. I am looking to install CLI packages, I want to know how to search for packages (CLI packages such as nano)?
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