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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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Debian 9 LXQt: Required packages for minimal possible desktop installation?

I'm excited about very pure and slim desktop environments without unnecessary bloat. In the past I always installed Debian with LXDE as a minimal possible desktop installation considering only ...
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How do I enable and connect to a GUI/Desktop on a remote RHEL 6 server from Windows?

I'm trying to setup a Graphical Desktop on top of my RHEL server, so when I connect to it, it won't just be CLI, it will be a full GUI. (I.e. my setup now is, I use Putty on Windows to connect to my ...
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How does Gnome (or LXDE or UNITY) logout?

I want to make a desktop environment and I want to make a button that logs you out back to the default GUI login. Any ideas thanks.
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Are apps on one linux desktop environment compatiable with another desktop environment?

Are apps on one Linux desktop environment compatible with another desktop environment? My distribution is Arch, and I am using Plasma 5 DE. When I install and run apps that are said to be built for ...
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Kali 2.0 Linux doesn't start in GUI

I've had some trouble installing a dual-boot system on my laptop. I used Boot-Repair and now both systems (Windows 10 and Kali Linux 2.0) are showing up in Grub. My problem is that, whenever I start ...
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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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What is the default GUI run with “startx” without any desktop environment installed?

While playing around with Ubuntu Server, which does not have any kind of desktop environment installed by default, I did "apt-get install startx; startx", which showed me a console in a white box, and ...
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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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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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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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How to restore the original Backtrack Taskbar

I accidentally removed the my taskbar on Backtrack 5 and am having trouble returning it. If I minimize anything it gets lost and I can't access it again. How do I go about restoring it?
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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. ...