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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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Being sent to the text terminal when logging in instead of the GUI desktop after installing additional repos on Debian 9

I was trying to install python3.6 on my Debian by following some instructions I have got from a website, after adding a line to my repository, it was installing so many files and at some point my ...
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X Window System in Linux [on hold]

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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Is there any way to launch gui application without gui?

I'm using Linux Mint MATE. I would like to launch a gui application without recognized by my eyes. I tried the following code which launches the application and moves it to another workspace with ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 added new user & then renamed it to old existing username, now unable to login GUI

By useradd I added a new user and than renamed it to old existing username. Now I'm unable to login to GUI. But command line is working fine.
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What is the bare minimum needed to run an android GUI program on ubuntu?

I have grabbed an android x86 ubuntu "app" that runs android on top of linux. How would I run that from a CLI only install of ubuntu, like ubuntu server? Or what is the bare minimum needed to ...
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Is there a login / display manager in Linux with a config GUI for setting wallpaper (NOT editing config files by CLI)?

I have looked and not found one. I'm surprised, as something as trivial as this should be configurable via a GUI. Even SDDM for KDE doesn't offer this and KDE is normally super configurable via GUI. ...
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Install/configure Debian without a GUI [closed]

I am leaving Windows because XP is no longer secure and I do not want to switch to Windows 10. I am interested in switching to either Linux or FreeBSD; I am thinking Linux because of its wider usage ...
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Alt-Grab with Firefox

It is possible to grab regular X clients and move them around by left-clicking on the client while pressing the left Alt key. Same for resizing with Alt-RMB. Firefox clients however seem to completely ...
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How does Docker run GUIs?

I wrote some Java desktop applications and thought I'd run them with Docker to learn about containers. I got the Java applications into a Docker container with an ubuntu image. And that's when I ...
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Faster alternative to yad for a specific use case

Anyone knows a program that's faster/smaller than yad, to display gui windows with text. More specifically what i need: ability to control windows height/width control over where window is displayed ...
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WSL: Keeping ssh private key accessible as long as I don't restart Windows 10 (like the behaviour of pageant)

So far on Windows 10 I used mainly the PuTTy bundle (PuTTygen, Pageant and PuTTy, etc) to SSH into remote Linux machines. I use Pageant as a private key holder to hold to private key (and possible ...
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Launch a GUI app on Linux Core (without desktop)

Is it possible to launch a GUI app (like XFreeRDP) on a Linux without having to load the whole desktop ? The goal is to have thin clients with Linux launching XFreeRDP uppon boot
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How to disable NVIDIA card on Centos 7

I have a NVIDIA card on my cenots 7 desktop. After running some updates, after a KDE install, it stopped booting the gui (the screen just freezes). Is it possible to remove the NVIDIA card and use the ...
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Enabling dual boot in grub: debian and graphical *BSD

After installing TrueOS to unallocated disk space, my computer didn't boot properly any more. With choosing a boot image, my screen froze. So I ran the rescue mode of a debian install medium and ...
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Is there a way to remove the GalliumOS greeter/opening graphics?

Basically, I'd really love to be able to just have the command line be the way I boot into Gallium, but the main way I tried was a little wonky. I deleted LXDM entirely, which not only didn't delete ...
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Taskbar in ubuntu is not visible. Only appears when I hover over Activities tab

Installed ubuntu 16.04. There is no taskbar in the screen. But when I hover over the activities tab, it appears. How can I make it stick to the corner of the screen forever?
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GTK3 inconsistent font and element size

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04, installed a couple of desktops, but I'm getting this weird behaviour where GTK3 windows, buttons and fonts are either too small or two large. For example, this is a terminal ...
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How do I remove unwanted bookmarks from the file chooser dialog on Debian?

I'm using Debian 9 with only a basic window manager (dwm). No Gnome, KDE, etc. In the file chooser/open/save file dialog, there are several bookmarks that I'd like to remove: (Specifically, both ...
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Sound/brightness slider gone in Manjaro Gnome

since quite some time I have this problem that the background colors of the sound and brightness sliders are gone. I think it's since an update in the past, but I'm not sure anymore. I couldn't find ...
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Can a X client (or a process running a GUI program) be a daemon?

Regarding what process is a daemon, https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/175396/674 says The big problem here comes when your system runs a graphical environment. Since GUI programs (i.e. Chromium) are ...
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Linux Centos does not boot on login GUI

I would like to boot my Linux Centos 7 on Graphic User Interface login page but it doesn't. I have already installed GNOME DESKTOP. I did: systemctl set-default graphical.target my grub file is ...
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GUI won't boot after package update: Restoring Resolver State [closed]

Linux Mint Rosa dual boot with windows 10 Nvidia GTX 870M Suddenly can't get to Linux Mint gui after running a package update to upgrade python. Everytime I login it kicks me back out. flashing this ...
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How to get a 'compact' look in GTK?

I am not a fan of the newer “touch screen” looks that GTK has these days. I appreciate what the GTK devs are doing (and to be honest, they look great!) But, I am not on a tablet, I am on a laptop and ...
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Choose which browser to open link in

I am using both Firefox and Google Chrome with multiple windows (profiles). When clicking a link in e.g. a terminal or another GUI app I'd like to choose which browser/window to load the URL in ...
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Can you manage the entire fstab file with a GUI?

I hate constantly having to wrestle with a command line editor and looking things up when managing my fstab file. Is there a GUI that will let me do it by clicking on things? Why gnome-disk-utility ...
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Does an X client process always have one or more GUI window(s)?

Does an X client process always have one or more GUI window(s)? Conversely, if a process has one or more GUI window(s), is it an X client process? Does an X client never have a controlling terminal?...
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GUI application won't start in Konsole, opened in x2go session

I'm using x2go server on my work laptop and pyhoca-gui on my home laptop. I open an LXDE session and start Konsole. Every app I try to run in Konsole fails to open the display. How do I fix this?
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UI Fonts on (some) applications are unreadably small

I recently launched a game that decided to set my resolution to 800x600, go fullscreen, and then freeze. After force-killing the game, to my joy, I was met with a panning 800x600 desktop, and had to ...
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Restart gui (GTK) on Raspberry Pi from remote shell

I have a script that kills the biggest lxpanel task on my Raspberry Pi, but occasionally it kills both tasks, which kills the menu system on the GUI. I am using VNC to view the desktop and I have ...
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OK/Cancel button order on KDE for Gnome applications

How do you change the order of the “OK” and “Cancel” buttons in dialog boxes of Gnome applications running in a KDE environment?  Is there a centralized place you can make such a setting? I am ...
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RHEL GUI offers Automatic Time Zone Option. Is there a way to set that option from console?

As you can see the Automatic Time zone is off in GUI. Is there a command to set it on? Example: if Automatic Date and Time is selected to be off from GUI, it can be changed from console with: ...
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Fedora how to astart GUI app under root [closed]

I have a problem starting gui apps under root. I works OK with other distributions (Ubuntu, Centos) but not with Fedora. Any clues? Could not open display (X-Server required. Check your DISPLAY ...
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Lack of a text input field in zenity file selector

I have Debian 9 with xfce and installed zenity to use it to select directory paths. I use it in this way zenity --file-selection --directory The GUI selector looks as below. It has not the text ...
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How do I launch a GNOME GUI application as root?

I tried doing it the macOS way by trying to drop it into a Terminal window but didn't quite work. In the Mac apps are self-contained; I hand't really thought about it on Linux but even so I woulnd't ...
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Debian fcitx input method can't input chinese, no input frame/window show up

I install the fcitx input method using apt install fcitx fcitx-sunpinyin after that, I manually set the fcitx to the startup applications and restart. However, when I try to involk the chinese input ...
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How to load your own GUI app without the rest of the GUI in Linux?

Is there a way to load my own GUI app without the rest of the GUI in Linux? It's something like running Winamp only, and practically turning your PC into a music player.
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KDE makes loud, startling noises

I have KDE as the window manager, and I cannot figure out how to stop it making ding-a-ling noises at extreme volume. Example: Open Konsole. Open a second tab. Close the whole window with its × ...
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TeamViewer, open source replacement? (Connection created from remote device)

Is there an open source alternative to TeamViewer? The issue is having the remote placed device initiate a connection so that the help desk can manage the device. I am looking to create a facility ...
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graphics shell vs graphical shell

From Understanding The Linux Kernel Unix is a multiprocessing operating system with preemptable processes. Even when no user is logged in and no application is running, several system processes ...
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Debian Stretch VLC has no GUI

I've been trying to install VLC for Debian Stretch and can get the command line to work fine, however I can't get the GUI to open. I've Googled this a bunch and came across multiple different ...
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How to access the “Software Update Preferences” GUI on a RHEL 7 server?

I have numerous RHEL 6 servers and we configure automatic updates using the "Software Update Preferences" GUI, however I cannot locate the same GUI on a newer RHEL 7 server. This is the GUI that I am ...
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resolution get reset after reboot in arch linux

I installed Arch Linux in VMware following this guide. And then I found that the display resolution will be reset to 800*600 every time after I reboot the system. I had no idea about that and then ...
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Kali Linux KDE not showing GUI for initial login [duplicate]

this is my first Linux OS, and I'm trying to get more acquainted with my environment. I've got Kali Linux KDE working well, but when I first start linux, it boots into the terminal screen for TTY1 ...
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Can't run startx on tty

I recently switched from win10 to Ubuntu because I don't use it for gaming anymore. When I installed it, I only had access to my desktop(gdm3) but a resolution of 800x600 which looked awful. Now that ...
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Why GUI is a bad idea in a Linux Server? [closed]

I installed a Linux Server (RHEL-7) for one of my customer. Followed by that couple of users requested for installing Eclipse IDE in the server. I objected the idea of having GUI like Gnome in the ...
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How to connect to GUI Environment on CentOS 6 from Windows 7?

I installed a GUI Environment on CentOS 6 server by following this page. I have finished Step 8. Now how can I connect to the GUI Environment on remote CentOS 6 ? Do I need use VNC Viewer in my ...
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How to start a root service from a GUI

So I get that running a GUI application as root in a Linux environment is a Bad Idea, and the prevailing wisdom seems to be that it's better to run such a service by having separate processes: a GUI ...
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Does gpg-agent have a GUI?

Is there a GUI of application gpg-agent ? How I can start it ? I need to change some settings there, but can't find it.
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An `/etc/network/if-up.d` script runs, but doesn't launch GUI apps (e.g. firefox-esr)

I need to start firefox-esr once the network is available. Here's what I've got: sudo tee "/etc/network/if-up.d/upif" > /dev/null << EOFBOOT #!/bin/bash DISPLAY=":0" if [[ "\$IFACE" = "eth0"...
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Is there some wrapper for running GUI applications under a fake screen resolution?

Some applications behave differently at a different screen resolution. Is there any way to get the system to report a different, user-specified, resolution to a GUI application when starting it? By ...