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When I start Ubuntu it enters tty[1-6] instead of my desktop (How do I get to desktop?)

When I start Ubuntu it enters tty[1-6] instead of my desktop. Normally I could get back to the desktop by pressing CTRL + ALT + F7 but that doesn't work. I tried sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop ...
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Redirecting X output

I have a small program that checks some elements of a web service. The program shows graphics output and displays commmand-line results as well. I have been trying to automate this program to run ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 X Stuck in restart loop - I think

Trying out Ubuntu, installation went fine - upgraded to the proprietary nVidia drivers but on restart I get a login prompt and the screen is flashing really fast almost as if Xserver is trying to ...
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Is it possible to hijack X server of a process?

Is there a way to SSH to a machine and forward the X of already running process to my SSH client (as if I launched this process via SSH with X forwarding)?
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X11 versions: Mapping between 1.X and 7.x notation?

I often encounter information about the X11 server. Sometimes the version is written as 1.6.x, sometimes as 7.4.x. However, in both cases, same product seems to be referred. Why these are such ...
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“Burned in” pixels on TFT monitor

If an image is displayed long enough on my TFT screen, a "shadow" of it is still visible like a semitransparent overlay for some time. The longer it is shown, and the brighter the image, the longer ...
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How to run multiple X desktops?

How can I run two instance of, e.g. GNOME, on my computer at once? I know how to change the virtual terminal, but I can't work out how to start a second instance of gnome - it just exits telling me ...