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A graphical interface which exists per user login and contains and manages the display of GUI applications.

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Ubuntu 21.10 desktop environments freezing on Pi 400

I have created SD card with Ubuntu Desktop 21.10 using Pi Imager on Raspbian. It boots fine but when I interact with desktop environment, e.g. re-arrange the icons on the sidebar, the desktop ...
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RASPBIAN STRETCH can't use startx desktop ui

I've just installed the latest version Raspbian. After that i've tried to access the desktop version trough putty (sudo startx) but i get the following error: X.Org X Server 1.19.2 Release Date: ...
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Installing Other Desktop Environments onto Raspberry Pi OS

I was trying to install budgie on top of Raspberry Pi OS. I installed the package from the terminal, but nothing has happened or changed. I rebooted the system a couple of times, and I couldn't find ...
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Install Xorg on Arch-Linux-ARM

H!@all I installed Arch Linux ARM on my Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB) every thing is working fine. Now i want to install a graphical user interface (GUI, Desktop environment). The Arch-Linux-wiki says nothing ...
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JavaFX application does not accept touch inputs

I am trying to run a javaFX application on a raspberry pi 3b+ with a 7" 1024x600 touchscreen by Lebula. When I plug a mouse in, the application works as normal, but, when I try to use the touchscreen, ...
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Why cant I use hardware keyboard when using VNC

I have a small problem. I have a spare smartphone and decided to use it as a screen for my raspberry pi 3B+. I ordered a physical keyboard and mouse for my raspi. But when I connect with my old ...
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Apt forces me to install Lightdm with Xfce4

I am trying to install Xfce4 on my Pi (Raspbian Stretch lite). When I perfom sudo apt install xfc4 one of the packages that wants to install is lightdm. After checking the dependencies of Xfce4 ...
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Can't get desktop shortcuts working

I've tried everything to get my desktop shortcut working on my Pi for a .py script The script I wrote is located on a USB drive at location: /media/pi/SMT_DATA/SMT2.py I'm using Berryconda 3.6 ...
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A weird bug in Raspian

I just updated my Raspberry pi 3B+, after the reboot all windows get their “top” cut of like this: And everytime the cursor is outside the current window it appears as an “x”, I hope you can help me ...
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How to change GUI background color and icons?

I want to change the default background color, and the image icons for folders, recycling bin, etc., in Raspbian's default GUI.
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Raspbian Stretch w/ Desktop - pi hung up on "Starting Show Plymouth Screen..."

I have been trying to install Raspbian Stretch w/ Desktop for a while, and I finally got it to successfully install after repeatedly attempting the install via NOOBS (including this because I am not ...
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No Desktop or Wrong Desktop depending on HDMI Connection

When using my Pi on a regular TV or computer monitor via HDMI, everything performs as expected. When I connected it to a Cisco Spark board via HDMI, I anticipated no change. However after the initial ...
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Bluetooth pairing Galaxy Tab

I would like connect my Galaxy TabS2 to my Raspberry Pi. After that, I would like write a script to do it automatically. When I do this with bluetoothctl, I have a message (Pairing Requested) at the ...
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PIXEL switching to Console after desktop loads, preventing VNC

quick question/problem I hope. I have a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ set up with Debian Jessie and PIXEL. I set the machine up to run as a VPN server initially and then for kicks installed RetroPie on top. I ...
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Some gnome apps look inconsistent with the default Raspbian theme

Some GNOME applications such as epiphany-browser or simple-scan look inconsistent when I'm using the default Raspberry Pi theme (lxappearance says it's called Pixflat). The windows have dark gray ...
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How to change the directory of an appication in the main menu

I am running a raspberry pi 4 model B, using LXPannel, and i am trying to organize my main menu. But i have not found a way to move an application from one place(like education) to another(such as ...
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How can I hide text under desktop icons in Raspbian

Is there any way to lose the text under a couple of icons on the desktop? Using Raspbian. Maybe there is a desktop icon entry that can do this. cheers.
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How To Boot Into Raspberry Pi OS's Standard Desktop (PIXEL?)

I have a remote, headless Raspberry Pi to which I always connect via SSH. Yesterday I connected via VNC for the first time and was surprised to see an unusual and mostly useless desktop: If I enter a ...
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How to set up X2Go on Raspeberry Pi Zero 2 W?

I do prefer the x2Goserver and not the RealVNC that comes with the RasPI and I'd like to know if there's a working solution for the Zero 2 W. I've tried it many times and it just seems that it doesn't ...
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my desktop is not showing (specifically wallpaper and icons) but taskbar is fine

backstory: i dont have standard raspbian install, instead i installed raspbian lite and then installed DE(xfce) for it, since 2 months it's working fine present: but today suddenly after i logged in ...
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Desktop inside a desktop after changing HDMI 2 resolution

After starting one time my Raspberry Pi 4 without the HDMI cable plugged in, I had the resolution 1024x768. I set the right resolution to 1920x1080. It looks good, but now looks like I have a square ...
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Installing Cinnamon desktop fails on Raspberry Pi 4

I was following instructions from : https://raspberrypiuser.co.uk/how-to-install-a-new-desktop-environment-using-raspberry-pi-os to install Cinnamon desktop on Raspberry Pi OS, release date: May 7th ...
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Can't boot to desktop, when I boot it gets to the console as shown below

Not sure what to say, the OS is installed and I've booted to the desktop before, but after turning it off yesterday I haven't been getting past this screen
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How to change back to LXDE from XFCE?

I installed XFCE, but I really need to change back to LXDE/PIXEL. How do I change back to PIXEL/LXDE? --LEHA
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Debian Buster on RPi3B - Stuck after Login Screen

I am using Raspberry Pi 3B (1GB) model with 16GB SD Card. I installed Debian Buster 10 (20210210_raspi_3_buster.img.xz - 64-bit) and it boots correctly to command prompt. Then I apt upgraded, apt-...
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Raspberry doesn't show the desktop through VNC viewer

I'm trying to connect to my raspberry pi through VNC Viewer. It connects perfectly (it is connected to my router, and I'm able to connect both via VNC and SSH). The only issue that it appears is that ...
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How to quit an automatically run script on startup in Python Kivy?

I run a script at startup with the command line @lxterminal -e /home/pi/Desktop/Python3/myApp.sh in the file /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart which I created with nano, not with sudo nano ...
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Recording audio from RPi3-B1.2, recording video on Windows PC

I am recording .NET programming videos for YouTube, on Windows 10. Because of background noise, I have been trying to record the audio in a different room, while doing the coding remotely from the ...
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Desktop text shadow

Is there a way to enable desktop text shadow in Raspbian’s DE (and specifically the pcmanfm which is being used to display desktop icons)? I only managed to find this solution which describes the way ...
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desktop not loading

I've recently encountered a problem on my raspberry pi 3 not loading desktop. I thought it was due to some extra large files I had, so I deleted those but desktop still does not load. I typed in ...
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Crontab jobs wont save on RPI with Xfce4 (no goodies) installed

I have a raspberry pi with the minimal image of Raspbian running the goodie-less version of XFCE4. After install my neccessary packages I have created a user named screenagent who is logged in ...
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How do I create a shortcut to EmulationStation/RetroPie from Raspbian?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian via the NOOBS installer. I recently installed RetroPie on top of Raspbian with the setup script retropie_setup.sh. This allows me to start EmulationStation ...
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Create Code that Directly Interfaces with X

I am building a program for media centers - think like EmulationStation but with more than emulators, such as Kodi and Firefox support. It’s meant to launch various programs, not play the media itself....
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krdc : trouble with images and videos

I use krdc on my Raspberry Pi 3 Model B V1.2 for a long time now. I use krdc to connect my raspberry to my windows Server 2008. But the display of images and videos are too slow. Do you know why? I ...
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How to set wallpaper in Nautilus Desktop

I have installed Nautilus and set as the default file manager. I have also setup Nautilus to manage the desktop. However, my desktop now looks like this: How do I change to wallpaper. The Appearance ...
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How to restart GUI on Raspbian Stretch?

On Ubuntu, you can type Alt-F2 to get the "Run Command" prompt, you can just type r there, and the desktop GUI will be restarted, without the need to log off and log on again ... Here are a ...
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How to get raspberry pi Ip with only Ethernet cable and my window laptop. No internet connection?

I have raspberry pi 4. I want to get the private Ip of raspberry pi using an ethernet cable and connecting to my laptop which has windows 10 OS but both the pi and laptop are not connected to internet....
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Where to put Pi-user's startup scripts (Raspbian, X11)?

Running Raspbian desktop. [ I'm afraid I had not much experience using Linux in general, and none with systemd ] : where, praytell, should I put a startup shell script to run once upon my user ("Pi" ...
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Is there any way to run a desktop 24/7 without monitor or VNC connection?

Nothing unusual about my system. I'm running a Raspberry Pi 3a+ with Raspberry Pi OS desktop, with some tabs loading.
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