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Can't recover GUI after stopping lightdm to install Cuda drivers

I used the following command to stop lightdm and X inorder to install cudo drivers and now I'm unable to recover my Ubuntu GUI sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm stop replace stop with start in the above ...
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error parsing key 'background' in schema 'com.canonical.unity-greeter'

Whenever I use apt-get to install or remove a package the following message is shown. It doesn't cause any problem except that it is quite annoying. error parsing key 'background' in schema ...
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How to turn my Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty (unity) to look like GNOME Ubuntu?

I am a beginner to Linux environment. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 (unity) alongside windows. I would like to make my Ubuntu look like GNOME version of Ubuntu. What should i do to turn it look like ...
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What exactly is the difference between “Grayscale” and “RGBA” font anti-aliasing settings?

I've just switched to Ubuntu, and I'm trying to replicate the Windows ClearType font quality using the Unity Tweak Tool. The default anti-aliasing is "Grayscale", and I'm trying to change it to ...
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Visibility of application menu and menu bar in Ubuntu with Unity

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 i386 on virtualbox (4.3.15 on windows 7 host). Uses Unity :-( The applications menu is set on the system menu. The app only has the top bar with the little buttons to close, ...
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Linux keyboard interface GUI menubar

I am not much of a gui guy, but I like gnome3 because it generally gets out of my way and has a fast track to opening applications with minimal interaction. I rarely use gtk/qt applications but when I ...
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Unity doesn't work on VNC server under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I find the Unity destkop in vnc4server never works as it did under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Here is my ~/.vnc/xstartup for vnc4server: #!/bin/sh xrdb $HOME/.Xresources ...
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How to disable keyboard shortcuts info dialog in ubuntu when super key is pressed?

How to disable it please? It behaves buggy when using vmware workstation virtual machines. Randomly appearing on the screen or when minimizing vmware... It would be great if I could disable that ...
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Unity closes on Ubuntu Logout, but does not complete logout. (Crouton on Chromebook)

I've got a Chromebook 14 "dual-booting" Ubuntu 14.04 using Crouton with the stock Chrome OS. I've had it like this for a while with everything operating fine. As you know, Linux Distros are kind of ...
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Multiple Displays with Multiple Resolutions causing sticky edges at part of the monitor in Ubuntu with Unity

My left monitor is a laptop monitor, at 1366 by 768. My right monitor is a good monitor, at 1920 by 1080. When trying to go from the big one to the small one at the bottom edge my cursor sticks ...
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How do I suspend/unsuspend Ubuntu 14.04 on an X230 with an external display without corrupting the display configuration?

I have a Lenovo X230. I have an external display connected to it via the minidisplay port using a minidisplay to HDMI cable. I have configured the internal and external displays to be enabled and ...
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Error while deploying unity web player application on Parse.com

I have created a game using unity game engine and build it using unity web player.After building i got two files client.html and client.unity3d . Now I am try to deploy these on Parse.com . Initially ...
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Unity greeter startup script on Ubuntu 14.04

So what I want to do is run a script on startup that starts the synergy daemon. I want it to run automagically when the system starts in GUI mode even if no one actually logs in. I have a script for ...
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Use dconf (or comparable) to set configs for another user

On Ubuntu Desktop 13.10, I have a setup script which runs as root. It essentially configures the computer as necessary, but I need to set some things with dconf. The script runs in a Terminal window ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 / Touchpad / Search function

Where do I find the settings for the touchpad's multi-finger gestures? Specifically, I'd like to disable the "two fingers down + tap = Unity Search Screen" setting. Thanks in advance
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Where is the logout/screenlock button/menu on a stock Ubuntu Unity 13.10?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a new machine, admiring the clean spartan interface not cluttered with anything like an Applications or systems menu. Apart from the dock-like thing to the left, it's ...
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How do I get rid of ubuntu shortcuts in unity 13.10 (Intellij…)

I want to change ubuntu 13.10 shortcuts for example I want to get rid of Alt+F1 well i tried everything. The last thing I tried was ccsm and removed any reference to Alt+F1 however still when i click ...
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Change the order of icons in the Launcher in Ubuntu

I have a column of program shortcuts on the Launcher in Ubuntu. How can I change the order of the icons?
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Adding users in the unity gui on ubuntu 13.04 - settings are locked

I installed an ubuntu 13.04 without gui and later installed unity on that machine. There is one non root user only. When trying to add a user using the unity add user dialog there seem to be no ...
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How to run Wireshark on desktop computer with tablet display manager (Ubuntu 12.04, x64)?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 (x64). I installed Wireshark with apt-get. When I go to Ubuntu Button -> Search "Wireshark" -> Wireshark, the wireshark program launches. Unfortunately there's no interfaces ...
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How to Fix schema com.canonical.indicator.datetime not installed error?

I'm trying to get back the clock in the Unity system bar. I installed unity-tweak-tool but when i try to use it I get an error and it ends. $ unity-tweak-tool Error: schema ...
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A screen virtual LED on linux

We have some LEDs on our machine to indicate the status of Caps Lock, Num Lock etc. Now I need a virtual LED in Linux to notify something. For example, I wrote a script to monitor a website. When ...
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I install Ubuntu 13.10 and reboot and im on KDE desktop?

Hi I'm Jacob and I have no idea what's going on. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 today and was playing around with it for a while and dl'd a bunch of apps from software center and stuff. Eventually I ...
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Hiding the full username in Ubuntu's top bar

Is there any way to hide the full user's name in Ubuntu's/Unity's global top bar? I.e. the one that is displayed next to the small user icon.
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xwindows working but not unity desktop

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit w/ unity desktop What I'm experiencing: When I turn on my computer, the Ubuntu loading screen appears but disappears in wake of a shell which I can log into. Once ...
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Make program invisible in other Workspaces

I am looking on how to move a program (eg. firefox, or a PDf Viewer) to a workspace, without being displayed in the program bar (KDE default bottom, Ubuntu-Unitiy default left) of the other ...
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Always show application menu bar in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

Is there a way to force the application menu to always be visible (as opposed to only showing when the cursor is hovered over the top panel)? I'm talking about the application-specific "File", "Edit", ...
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How to add unity-greeter in Debian wheezy with GDM 3

There are two questions I would like to ask. 1) How do we install unity-greeter in Debian wheezy with GDM 3 to have an Ubuntu style login screen ? 2) How do we have a rounded-styled login box with ...
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Is there a way to save my workspaces through reset/shutdown?

I have several workspaces that have several terminals open in each one. I need to reboot my system, but I don't want to have to recreate each workspace after reboot. Is there a way to save the state ...
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Fullscreen application over two monitors

I have a dual-head setup running Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome/Unity (the default desktop). What I'm trying to achieve is to display Firefox in "fullscreen" mode (e.g. hit F11 after it is launched), and ...
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Ubuntu Unity annoying wrapping applications

I have problems with Unity wrapping of application windows that have offscreen bytes. In the example image, the dotted gray line represents the virtual desktops, and the purpled line reprents a ...
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HOW: Ubuntu Linux in Bengali?

How to change my Ubuntu setup in Bengali language ? I want every menu, every text to be in Bengali. Once I had a very old version of Fedora which had this feature, but I can't find it in Ubuntu.
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Quickly create an entry in the side bar Launcher

How to quickly create a Launcher entry for a certain command, e.g. sudo <command>? I remember older Linux (Ubuntu and others) distributions where I could right-click the panel (or desktop) and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity: how to assign applications to specific workspaces?

I always use my last workspace (workspace 4) for email and instant messaging. In KDE I could use the window menu (right-click on title bar) to tell KDE to move new Thunderbird and Pidgin windows to ...
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Is there a way to create a virtual drive in Ubuntu that contains multiple NTFS partitioned drives?

I have a dual boot set up (win 8/ubuntu 12.04) and in Ubuntu all 5 of my windows drives show up individually on the Unity launcher. It takes up a lot of space but I like being able to link directly to ...
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Launching gnome-shell-timer in Unity?

I'd like to have a countdown timer in my taskbar on an Ubuntu 12.04 machine with Unity 2D. My use case is primarily time management, for example "countdown from 30 minutes, and I'll take a break when ...
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Why does Ubuntu's Unity Desktop take so long to Log Out?

You can install almost any other desktop onto Ubuntu 12.10, and it will logout way quicker than the Unity desktop does: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1074758 Why is this, and ...
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Unicode Composition in Sublime Text

I'm not able to use unicode composition (The ctrl+shift+u method) to enter unicode characters in Sublime Text 2 (v2.0.1, Build 2217) on Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity). To reproduce, just open up a tab and do ...
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can I still use ubuntu 10.04 without security issue

I really don't like unity interface, the problem is not its interface but it doesn't provide the options to customize it. (For example, no way to put the launchbar to bottom). Hence I would like to ...
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Ubuntu 12.10, Unity, AMD 12.11 beta drivers, AMD APP SDK 2.7 and OpenCL detection of multiple gpus

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10, AMD 12.11 beta drivers, AMD APP SDK 2.7 and OpenCL. I have three amd radeon 7990s plugged in each of which are a dual 7970 so I have six gpus altogether. I plan to go up to ...
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How to use KDE's desktop manager on Ubuntu/Unity?

I don't know what program KDE uses to manage the desktop, but I love it, and I want it to replace Nautilus. Is it possible to get this program to manage the Ubuntu desktop? If not, can I use some ...
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Bad HD video deinterlacing processing

I have Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit with Unity. My system configuration is: CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz) RAM: 8192 Mb DDR2 Kingston Video: Palit GeForce GTX 260 216 SP, and my screen resolution is ...
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Is there something like Unity Lens for Windows? [closed]

In Ubuntu you can easily look for apps and files by just writing it. The search function on the Start menu on the other hand is really slow and not as versatile. Is there an alternative?
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Latest Ubuntu Desktop without Unity

What is the latest version of Ubuntu Desktop that doesn't have Unity? I really dislike the lack of menus. It's very hard to discover and find applications. For example, I'm looking for the activity ...
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Best Linux Graphics Card drivers for a Dell M1210 / Nvidia GeForce Go 7400?

I've tried both Nouveau and the NVIDIA Binary Blob, and both are terrible in terms of performance, lag and graphics corruption. The binary also doesn't support the native resolution in console mode ...
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Why does compiz window decorator crashes unity

I used to run Unity 2D on my work machine. Now I am trying to use Unity. Everthing looks fine except for the missing window decoration. I have installed the compiz manager. Every time I activate the ...
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Desktop folder and files disappeared

I restarted my computer, and when I logged back in to my user, I noticed that all of my files that were on the desktop are gone. Instead, icons of all of my home folder are showed on my Desktop gui. ...
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Mouse move choppy and laggy with Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu LTS 11.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell M5030. My mouse moves choppy and laggy. I do not encounter this problems on Ubuntu 10.04 on this machine. I think this bug may com from ...
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Moving “Workspace Switcher” in Ubuntu Unity Launcher

I need the Workspace Switcher in Unity's Launcher at the very top just below Dash or Nautilus. I need this because when I run VirtualBox the commands CtrlAlt↑/↓/←/→ are not ...
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Can't use copy&paste while using VMWare unity

I'd like to use vmware unity function, which all screens in same place,so I don't need to switch between vmware and windows. But when using unity, I can't copy text from the original windows window to ...