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Install Ubuntu 16 with text based and use ubuntu with no GUI

I have tried installing Ubuntu 16 with minimal cd and I'm getting the text based installation, but the thing is I want to install ubuntu only with text-based installation and after that, I want to use ...
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Do GUIs represent a type of separate shell?

When I install some Linux distros with a GUI, they come with the shells sh and Bash. The CLI let you operate the system through sh and Bash, but what about the GUI? Does the GUI let you operate the ...
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Which process places a red circle to the bottom right corner of my display on Linux Mint 18.1?

Some days ago that widget appeared on screen and I have no idea how to remove it and how did it came to my system. Not taken by screenshots. I suggest it is malware. Any ideas?
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reserve memory for a set of processes

How can I reserve some amount of memory for a set of UI processes(window manager, x server, a terminal and a shell) running on my system. I'm tired of having to force a reboot because of some resource ...
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how to get dark theme or look for netbeans?

Not quite sure how to get dark themes for Netbeans: would like something similar to this look: just without the "side" window.
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netbeans has preview tile or window — how to remove that preview?

How I get the "preview" window on the far right hand side to minimize or disappear? so that the class extends fully to the right hand side.
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How to add an application to drop-down menu under “open with another application” on RHEL 7

I have a .py script that I want to have the option to open with Spyder when I right-click on the file icon. If I right click on the script and select the "open with another application" command I get ...
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Pdf viewer with page-per-sheet print setting

Is there a program that - when printing - provides an option for the number of pages to be printed per sheet? I know about this CLI solution, but I want a GUI. Can I have a such option or the ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon won't boot to GUI, only FreeDOS [closed]

Trying to dual-boot Linux with windows 10. I formatted my flash drive with Rufus, then copied the 18.2 64-bit Linux mint Cinnamon file to the root of the drive. When I try to boot from the drive, it ...
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How to use keyboard shortcuts to launch n'th item in task manager in KDE?

I want to be able to launch the n'th item in my "Icons-only Task Manager" widget (included in KDE by default) using the shortcut Super+[N]. For example, if my panel looks like this: I want to be able ...
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Is there some scriptable email client with rich ui?

Currently I'm looking for an email client that allows to script dynamic filtering in any language. I know that mutt could be scripted, but I work a lot with html5 emails, and I don't like how mutt ...
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Why do graphics programs need a window to be assigned to?

My question is better explained as a scenario. Imagine you have your desktop running some form of Linux (I am running arch). Now let's also add in that you have a VNC server running on your machine, ...
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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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How do I hide warning messages that come from a specific command?

Basically, I want to open the current folder I'm in from terminal. I do gnome-open . from terminal and this opens the current folder I'm in. In my .bashrc, I have a simple function called open that ...
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Use media keys to switch keyboard layout

I have a keyboard with a whole lot of media keys and hardly use any of them but for volume - so how do I set some of them to switch between layouts? E.g. use "next track" to switch to Russian, and "...
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GUI tool for monitoring java process

I want a gui tool to monitor each java process its memory, cpu usage and others. so can anyone suggest me some tools?
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How to download Debian testing i386 without GUI?

I had an old computer in which I want to install Debian, but it is so old that I thought that I should install Debian without any desktop environment. I tried out their latest stable version, which is ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - GUI freezes on login start page

I am unable to enter anything at the login screen; it just freezes directly after the page shows. The cursor inside the login form blinks about 10 times, then it stops. I can't move the mouse or use ...
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How can I set what i3 returns as the window manager name?

I'm trying to run the Quartus Prime Lite software, however no GUI shows when I try to run it after installing. I read that its possibly because my window manager (i3) is returning a non-standard ...
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ARM based box running Kernel 4.x. Create and run one GUI application without XServer or least amount of XServer

I have an ARM based box running mainline kernel 4.x. This box is purpose built for ONE application alone. The backend is working well, now I need to create the front end for that application and it ...
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ld cannot find -lGL on CentOS 7

I'm trying to build a simple application using Qt 5.7 on CentOS 7.3. But when I try to compile it, I get the following errors: cannot find -lGL collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status The ...
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Volume control widget that can control a USB microphone

I'm looking for a convenient GUI widget to control audio volumes on my computer. Here's what I mean by “convenient” and “volumes”: I have two audio interfaces: the laptop's built-in loudspeaker and ...
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a program made in c runs on double click in windows but not in linux

I have made a simple addition program in C in both OS, Linux (Ubuntu and CentOS) and Windows 7 with the same source code, which is as follows: #include <stdio.h> int main(){ int a,s,d; printf("...
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Ubuntu Unity randomly crashes, and then the command 'unity' isn't recognized

For the last bit, unity (and perhaps other things?) would crash after something like 20-30 minutes of use. First my launchbar would disappear, all of the upper right hand icons disappear and then all ...
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CentOS 6.5 gets installed in minimal mode after the message “X startup failed, falling back to text mode.”

I am trying to install complete CentOS 6.5 including GUI on a x86 platform (32 GB RAM, 1 TB Secondary Memory) using a DVD but for some reason only the minimal commandline CentOS gets installed after ...
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how to make a Yad split window, upper split = text and lower split = progress bar?

I can't work out how to make a Yad split window, upper split = text and lower split = progress bar? My attempt below failed. id=$(echo $[($RANDOM % ($[10000 - 32000] + 1)) + 10000] ) Settings=$(cat ~/...
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Fresh Debian Install boots without GUI while Gnome being installed

I installed a Debian (I've forgotten the exact Version) from a DVD onto a fresh system. Everything seemed to be fine. The grub menu opened and I was able to choose between Debian and Debian Recovery. ...
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Are containers and hypervisors an alternative to multibooting GUI-based distros?

Soon I will need to test GUI applications on multiple distros. Previously I've done this with virtual machines on VirtualBox, but using them can be frustratingly slow. I have considered multibooting, ...
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Install Unity gui

How to install Unity GUI on Linux Mate without installing any other apps just the GUI so i can switch between it and Mate Gui. I have tried this command but not worked: sudo apt-get install unity --...
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Ranger - open_with without suspending

When I open a file into ranger with a GUI application not listed in the rifle.conf file (i.e. using the open_with command), the ranger terminal window gets "suspended" until I close the GUI app. For ...
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Access to 389 directory server console on fedora

I installed 389 directory server and Java on Fedora server but 389-console said I need X Windows system. The problem is fedora server come with no GUI. Do I need to install X Window system on fedora ...
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Octave GUI doesn't launch on Ubuntu 16.04

I have installed Octave using the following commands: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:octave/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install octave Typing octave --no-gui in the shell launches Octave ...
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No protocol specified: Unknown Error couldn't connect to display “:0” [closed]

I've installed Debian 8 since a week, but I can not run any graphical application from console with the root user. Infact, when I run xampp (or any other program) I get the following error root# /opt/...
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Is there any program to get the GPG password from the GUI

I am working about a GUI PGP application with Zenity. GPG asks passphrase on terminal screen. But I want to enter passphrase from a GUI dialog box not in terminal (like zenity --password) I tried ...
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What is the simplest way to have remote GUI access to Ubuntu 16.04 “server” from Ubuntu 16.04 “desktop”?

I'm trying to figure out what is "lightweight" way to configure my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server to have access via GUI (over SSH as option). I would like to reach it from my Ubuntu 16.04 workstation. I ...
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Looking for a GUI calculator which has support for two zeroes and history

Most of the calculators, for e.g. mate-calc and galculator are good enough for simple needs. There are two functions which I need and want to use in the calculator - It should have support for two ...
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How can I utilize the whole terminal, like htop or emacs do?

I want to write a program that can "draw" in the terminal the same way as htop or emacs. By that I mean "get rid of the prompt and make the output dependent on the current size of the terminal". To ...
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Where is Motif used today? [closed]

At my University there is a course called “Programming with Motif”. It being quite an old framework, I am wondering where Motif / programs made with Motif are used today.
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Graphics display not working on CentOS 6

I am using CentOS 6.5 but cat /etc/issue shows the following Oracle Linux Server release 6.8 Kernel \r on an \m May be I have updated few programs using Oracle repository. After restart, I ...
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Linux mint. Cinnamon doesn't start

I've tried to install zsh to my Linux Mint. But after rebooting my desktop looks like this. And I can't even to login with my user. Please help me to return to cinnamon desktop upd If I type startx ...
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How do I setup a connection to a database over a SSH-Tunnel with kerberos in a gui?

I need to connect to a Mysql database on a server that is only accessible over ssh with a Kerberos ticket. In a console this is easy, I only do: kinit (then enter password) ssh username@server (...
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Debian - Out of range after installation

So I just installed Debian Linux on my PC, no errors during installation, Grub works fine. But at the moment when the desktop should supposedly pop up all I got is an "out of range" message. I ...
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After a clean installation GUI not working-AMD GPU

Kali version 2016.2 64bit full version Kali installation: main os-SSD An error message: [ 2.691529] radeon 0000:01:00.0 VCE init error (-22). Solutions tried and their result: gdm3 / X also ...
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In GNOME, can I move icons from the notification tray to the system bar at the top of the screen?

For some of my commonly-used applications, GNOME places their notification icons into this small tray at the bottom-left of my screen. Here's how it looks expanded: It's normally tucked away with ...
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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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ctrl+alt+f7 can't switch [closed]

In my debian8 terminal. sudo systemctl set-default multi-user.target Now reboot to text mode,to input startx to enter into gui mode. To press ctrlaltf7,nothing happen. ctrlaltf1-f6 can switch ...
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How to connect to a xserver from my system-wide terminal?

I am currently trying to make an autonomous drone using the Robot Operating System (ROS). To do this, I have installed Raspbian Lite (Jessie) on a Rasperry Pi 3 and am currently using ROS Kinetic on ...
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Opening an executable via GUI does nothing although opening it via terminal works

I have made a small Snake game using C. When I open it via GUI (Nemo), nothing gets opened. But if I open it using the terminal, it works as expected. I've tried it on multiple computers with ...
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run a graphical web browser on windows subsystem for linux?

How to Geek says that Windows 10 will only give CLI access to Linux. Is there possibly any way to run, specifically, Firefox from this bash shell?