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

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VNC from winxp laptop - flashing bar

I want to use an old winxp laptop as a screen/keyboard/mouse for my raspberry pi. I followed this tutorial, (more or less, the process of setting a static IP for winxp is a bit different to win7), and ...
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How can one have smartphone/tablet -like GUI on a Raspberry Pi? [closed]

I'm planning of developing an application which will run on a Raspberry Pi 2 equipped with a touch-screen, and it should have the look and feel of a smartphone/tablet application. This means ...
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Appearance Settings and PiX theme missing

I upgraded to Jessie using this guide but the /usr/share/themes/PiX directory is missing. I also do not see Appearance Settings in the Preferences menu, which I believe is somewhat linked to the new ...
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Java headless or headful?

I've written a Java app with a GUI to run on the Rasp Pi. It runs OK with keyboard, mouse and display attached to the Pi. This has been fine for development, but I want to run the Pi without it ...
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Raspberry Pi GUI

I was wondering would it be functionally acceptable to get just a terminal OS for the Raspberry Pi and make my own GUI with java. Would that be a sufficient language for making my own 'desktop' ...
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PiTFT - How do I have access to the PuTTy terminal while the GUI is running?

I am connected to the RPi via SSH with PuTTy To start the GUI on the PiTFT I run the following command on the PuTTy terminal: FRAMEBUFFER=/dev/fb1 startx -- -dpi 60 Now, I want to use the PuTTy ...
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How do I restore the Application Launch Bar in Desktop GUI (LXDE)?

I wanted to remove Wolfram Language from the taskbar application launcher in Raspbian GUI, but accidentally clicked something that removed the whole panel. How do I bring it back? This is what ...
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Project text-to-speech for a blind parent

My first post here. (I sincerely hope it's within the scope of allowed posts I didn't know where else to turn). I plan to do a project for a ninety-year old mother who is rapidly losing her eyesight ...
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GUI on Raspbian OS

I am in my last year project dealing with raspberry pi that has the ability to record voice with my single tap on its touchscreen. I already knew how recording and playback works, what i really want ...
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Error when attempting to create Python GUI using Tkinter: “no display name and no $DISPLAY environment variable”

Sup, I am simply trying to use Tkinter (a Python GUI creator) to create a GUI on my Raspberry Pi. To start, I only want a GUI to show up on my screen. That's it! The code DOES work on my PC The code ...
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Raspberry Pi Wifi not scannning

I am using the Official Raspberry Pi adapter for my Pi but I can not scan for networks in the wpa_gui window like I should be able to. Under the tab "Current Status" in the "Status" field, it states ...
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Creating a new user and starting a graphical session causes black desktop

I am using a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B running the latest version of Raspbian Wheezy (Raspbian Wheezy 2015-05-05). I created a new user separate from the default user "pi" and I am unable to create the ...
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Keyboard layout reconfiguration not working with raspbian

I'm using Raspbian and I'm trying to reconfigure my keyboard to another keyboard layout by following this post: Raspbian keyboard layout Then I rebooted by RPI. It changed the keyboard layout in ...
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What is the name of the GUI that comes with the standard raspbian distribution?

What is the name of the GUI that comes by default with recent standard raspbian images (I have 2015-05-05-raspbian-wheezy.img)? Is it LXDE? Is there a reason why, in the GUI of the standard raspbian ...
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How do I boot the RPi into a python GUI instead of Raspbian desktop?

I've been trying to get the RPi to boot into a custom python script that constructs a simple GUI using pygame, but nothing I attempt has any success. What are the steps I need to follow to get this ...
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Database for raspbian accessed with the same raspberry pi

Here's what it want to do. I'm using my raspberry pi kind-of as another computer. I'm not using it as a server. I'm not accessing it remotely. And I don't care to do either of those as of this ...
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Can't Shutdown or Reboot from GUI after making new user

As the title says I cannot shutdown or reboot from the GUI (when I say GUI I mean the one that loads after the startx command) after I am done. I can logout and reboot from command line but I cannot ...
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Creating GUI window visible above RPi Cam preview window

I'm trying to display a window using Tkinter above (topmost) to the preview window displayed when running raspivid, but I'm unable to do so. Python Code: from Tkinter import * root = Tk() ...
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Why is my display staying black afterJavaFX app runs?

I have a strange problem happening: I'm running a stock standard Raspberry PI B+ set up with Raspbian and JavaFX. After launching a JavaFX app (which runs just fine), the desktop goes completely ...
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Alternative to java for an embedded system

Right now I am working on a project that requires sending ascii commands via serial to control a machine (i.e, turning a machine on off, change speed, etc.). The whole thing will be controlled with a ...
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boot up rasbian into gui program, no interaction

I have a project I want to do, and I got an spi touch screen(tontec 3.5") for it. I want to start up into some sort of GUI application. I only have roughly 950mb left on my micro sd (8gb, install ...
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I accidentally deleted the Wifi icon on my desktop. And now I can't find how else to connect to a network. Can you please help?

While I was trying to find out how to connect to a network, I accidentally deleted the wifi icon located on the far right of the taskbar. Now that I know how to set up a network I can't find the icon ...
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What version of Raspbian?

I have pi2 and I'm attempting to install Octave GUI following guide from : http://wiki.octave.org/Rasperry_Pi I'm using PI version : pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo apt-get install lsb-release Reading ...
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How to use python to design a graphical user interface on raspberry pi? [duplicate]

How to use python to program a graphical interface on raspberry pi? It supposes to be like a small software which has simple or just some function of audacity, displaying spectrum of the sound signals ...
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Login screen returns after entering login and password

I've just installed tightVNC on my raspberry pi. After I rebooted the device, it showed the login screen, which usually doesn't appear. When I enter the login, there's a black screen with a blinking ...
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How to boot my Raspberry Pi into the GUI without raspi-config?

I'm using a custom wheezy binary by OLA (Open Lighting Architecture): https://www.openlighting.org/ola/tutorials/ola-on-raspberry-pi/ I tried enabling the boot into Desktop via sudo raspi-config - ...
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I want to run a tkinter script on startup without desktop

I've seen solutions for non-PI situations to start the x-11 server without loading the desktop. I want to boot straight into my Python script that uses tkinter for the gui. I've found out that you ...
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GUI & MySQL stopped working

My RPi2 has been running Raspbian fine for a few weeks now but all of a sudden it seems to have got totally messed up. I first noticed MySQL is not working: (SSH) pi@RaspberryPi ~ $ mysql -u root -p ...
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Running a JAR file in Pi results in following error “can't find the main class”

I want to make a GUI application in java which can control the gpio pins. I used pi4j lib for control the pins. I wrote a pin toggle code inside the button click event as shown below. while running ...
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UI animation for raspberry

I am currently working on a project which involves UI animation on a raspberry .Can anybody please tell me which is the software to do so on a raspberry pi 2?
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Linux terminal on OpenELEC?

I've been using OpenELEC as my personal Media Center for long. I'm aware that OpenELEC is a linux-based distribution. So, is there any terminal in it or just the GUI?
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TightVNC connection refused

I exactly followed these instructions on the official RPi site to install TightVNC on my Pi (model 2). The Pi has a static IP address and I can ping it and SSH in (obviously), so I know it's working. ...
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Kivy, KivyPie and PiTFT [closed]

I am developing application which must be very user-friendly. For fast prototyping, I made application via wxPython but it's appearance was not that good. So I decided to change my tool and Kivy ...
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wpa_gui fails to fetch wpa_supplicant status

I am fairly new to Raspberry Pi. I wanted to make an Apache server with my Pi and I was trying to give it a static ip. But anytime I start up wpa_gui (or try to do anything with it for that matter), ...
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How can I create a gui for PiTFT?

I know a bit of python and I own a rPi B+ with a PiTFT. I was wondering If it's possible to create a GUI application that will show a dashboard with some buttons and some charts on the TFT display ...
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GUI over SSH problem

I'm trying to run Midori on my Raspberry Pi over SSH and I would like it to appear on the screen of my PC. (The PC runs Xubuntu.) I tried to follow instructions like this, but I still can't see the ...
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Raspberry Pi kiosk mode [duplicate]

I would like to have a Raspberry PI with some sort of kiosk-mode. Basically I want it to run a single application and I am trying to determine what is the smallest build that can do that. I haven't ...
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GUI for Pi - Python or Java

I would like to know whether a Java based (using Pi4j library and Swing) or Python based GUI (using Tkinter) is more suitable for Pi in terms of execution speed. Following things need to be ...
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how to get rid of colored grid on 100% cpu?

Whenever there is 100% cpu usage, I see a colored grid on right top corner of the screen, which is on top, even if fullscreen video is being played. This started happening after i fired update and ...
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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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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 ...