The Graphical User Interface, or GUI, allows the user to interact with images rather than text.

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tkinter issue no display name and no $DISPLAY environment variable

Trying to run a bash script on reboot which in turn runs my Python script using tKinter for creating a gui. If I run the bash script directly via LXTerminal it works properly. My gui is created. But ...
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Raspbian GUI Headless

I'm planning to run Raspbian on a Model B v1 (256MB) Pi, and I'd rather not have the memory overhead of a GUI running in the background. I know that there are a few Raspbian Server respins available ...
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How to set up LightDM in Arch Linux?

I have been running through methods of installing and configuring lightdm as according to the Arch Wiki (In order to try out the available cinnamon desktop), but I have had no luck in getting the ...
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Effects of overclocking

I would like to run Xfce, or any other GUI, as my desktop environment, but my RPi isn't powerful enough. I was wondering what damage overclocking will do to my board. I am considering it, but I don't ...
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Create a Terminal Menu GUI in C

I found this very cool Python menu that will display a GUI menu in the terminal. Is this possible to do in c? I've compile a little hello world in gtk+ 2.0, but it looks like it will only run in X11. ...
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Graphic output sensor data

I have some experience with Arduino but never used Raspberry Pi. I'm looking for the best way to show my sensors data via RPi. What I would want to do is: Arduino to read sensor data and send it to ...
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How to have remote desktop on Macbook with Raspberry Pi? [closed]

I want to ssh into the raspberry pi from a mac and be able to run an application with a basic GUI. SSH is already working and good. I thought it'd just be as simple as ssh -X myusername@mystaticip ...
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Create new user and enable autologon Startx/LXDE

I am new to the forums and Linux in general. I am currently running Debian Wheezy with the GUI enable. For administrative purposes and other related tasks, I want to discontinue the use of the ...
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Speeding up translations in arrays

Hi I am looking for a way to speed up code execuation on the Pi in Python I have a list that is 200 items each with 8 values ( X value , Y Value , X ofset , Y of set , Angle , Step , X cord , Y Cord ...
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Stuck in console after console-boot due to script, how to force startup in GUI?

My goal is to boot the Raspberry Pi into the console and auto-run a script. I looked at this question for help. The Raspberry Pi does boot into the console and runs the desired script, but sadly the ...
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Does Raspbian run any GUI by default? Can I unisntall some of its components?

I have downloaded default raspbian distribution and now I'm already installing stuff on pi. Because I have no HDMI cable, nor USB keyboard I do everything via SSH. Succesfully so far. I also have no ...
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How to turn off auto-login

Help!!! I have set up a separate account up on my pi for my brother, but my Pi signs in at startup instead of asking for username and password. How can I switch off the auto login and prompt for ...
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Run a GUI without the desktop

I would like to run a web browser or a simple GUI without running the whole desktop. I want to use my Raspberry Pi as a simple web server, but still have a very simple GUI for controlling my 3-D ...
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Trying to launch GUI thru Cygwin ssh: FATAL: module g2d_23 not found

I am trying to launch GUI from the ssh via Cygwin on Windows 7. First, I selected the option to start RPi Desktop via raspi-config and reboot. Then, I connect to my device ssh -X 192.168.1.106 -l pi ...
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whenever startx is typed in, I get this image

With a newly set up noobs SD card. This. Screen occurs. I am a noob of r pi so simple answers may help. I can. Access python via the command line interface. But it hangs and produces this. Note: ...
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Boot into the GUI after changing default user

I changed the default username using usermod from pi, but since raspi-config assumes the user is "pi", I am now unable to have it automatically boot into the GUI. Is there another way to do this other ...
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WPA_GUI can't load wpa_supplicant

I am new to the raspberry pi and can't quite seem to figure this one out. The wpa_gui is blank in the adapter and network field and reporting the error "Could not get status from wpa_supplicant" ...
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tkinter through VNC without physical display

My setup is: a Raspberry Pi, running the latest Raspbian (fully updated), a self-compiled Python 3.3.3 a Mac running Mavericks (10.9) I'm AFP-ed, SSH-ed and VNC-ed to my RPi, and I can run all the ...
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Changing to XFCE from LXDE

Apologies if this seems straight forward but I've recently downloaded XFCE to replace LXDE environment. I did this by using sudo apt-get install xfce4 and following all the instructions. Then to ...
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How to run pygame window on vnc remote desktop?

I have a very simple pygame based script, mainly handling keyboard input and some sounds. The display is mostly useless. I would like to run the script without a display, using vnc(using TightVNC ...
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webcam stream + gtk app

First I fell the need to inform that i am a beginner at programming and that I try to learn as I go. I am trying to make some sort of a video doorbell as a school project. Using 2 rPi's I want to ...
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Can I boot Raspbian with a graphic splash instead of text? [duplicate]

Is it possible to have a Graphical Boot-up image for Raspbian, rather than the default "text-console" interface. By this I don't mean for logging in, but for booting up (i.e. before the DM or login: ...
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Automatically start python program at start-up

I am working on a project that needs a special GUI that takes up the full screen. I know I can make the X-Window system start up on boot (using raspi-config then changing the setting) but is it ...
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What tools can I use for a Basic C++ Interface on Raspberry Pi running Rasbian

I am designing a system using a Raspberry Pi (Model B - 512mb) that depends on OpenCV libraries for Haar-like feature detection, and fswebcam/gpio/libgphoto2. I need more speed than Python can offer. ...
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How can I change the keyboard layout for the GUI? (console is OK)

I reinstalled my Raspberry Pi with the latest Raspbian wheezy (2013-05-25-wheezy-raspbian) and modified the console keyboard with raspi-config to match my AZERTY setup. The layout is now OK on the ...
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How to printscreen on Raspberry Pi?

I would like to screenshot the Midori browser and i've tried the following methods as mentioned HERE. Using Imagemagick which is pre-installed in Raspberry Pi. I pressed the printscreen key on the ...
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WPA_GUI “the configuration could not be saved”

I'm trying to setup WiFi on my RaspberryPi running Raspbian. WPI_GUI refuses to allow my to save it's configuration as The configuration could not be saved. The update_config=1 configuration ...
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Raspbmc - can the command-line be accessed from within the GUI?

In Raspbmc, I can get to the terminal command-line by hitting the GUI "Power off" button, choosing Exit and then hitting Esc on the attached keyboard. My question is: can I get to the command-line ...
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How to set my Raspberry Pi to boot into the GUI?

As from my previous question, I asked what the power off button in the corner does. Then somebody said if you boot into the GUI automatically, it will give you some options. So, How do I boot into ...
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Graphic interface with Arch ARM/Debian on RPI

I am a student and my laptop just broke. Due to my lack of money I am thinking to buy a RPI. What I wonder is how well a graphical interface would run on RPI if I install Arch Arm or Debian. The ...
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Desktop Mode problems

I have run into a quite puzzling problem. I was fiddling around with the raspi-config settings, and I decided that I'd try running my RPi once with boot_behaviour set on Desktop Mode. Upon ...
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How can I remove the GUI from Raspbian/Debian?

I would like to know how to completely remove X.org and all GUI-related components from Raspbian or soft-float Debian. The most obvious solution would be sudo apt-get purge xorg, but I am afraid that ...
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Does Arch come with a GUI preinstalled?

I know that, for some people, this may seem like an obvious question, but, as a former user of the desktop version of Arch Linux (which came without GUI preinstalled), I have to ask: does the ...
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XMBC UI slow on RasPi. How to speed it up?

We can run XBMC media player on Raspberry Pi - great! While the playback is fine, the UI is somewhat slow. How do I speed it up? For example, what is your experience with faster SD cards. is it ...
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Empty desktop after typing “startx”

I've flashed a 2GB SD card with the Raspbian wheezy image from http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads, which boots up fine, but after typing "startx", I'm facing an empty desktop with the raspberry ...
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Recommended GUI toolkit for Python development on the Raspberry Pi

I am teaching my daughter Python (and myself to some degree) using the Pi, and we have had a great time so far - but the CLI can only take us so far. I have started looking at other toolkits, ...
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When set to boot in to X-server, RasPi is booting without password

Regardless of whether I boot to a GUI or to the console, I always want a password enabled on all of my machines. I've looked at as many tutorials as I can find regarding this, and although there are ...
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How do I create a customized Debian?

I would like to have a command line based OS, I don't want to use GUI, in my case it would be enough a command line based OS, so the system can be faster and tinier. How can I create customize Debian ...
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How can I enable the GUI on the Debian “Squeeze” Image?

The downloads page indicates that this image includes LXDE, but I'm having trouble enabling it.