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

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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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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. How do I boot into the ...
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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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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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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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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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How to boot into own python script (GUI) only?

I have the following problem: Using a RaspPi 3B running Raspbian Jessie (version 4.4.26-v7+) I would like the GUI of a self-written python script to be executed on startup. I know that this question ...
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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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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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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.
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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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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 logo;...
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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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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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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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PyQt5 on a Raspberry Pi

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 with Raspbian installed, along with a 7" touch screen. I'm in the process of creating an application in Python to read several DS18B20 Thermocouples to monitor the temperature ...
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Pi 3 cannot connect to Enterprise WiFi using GUI

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B running Raspbian "Jessie with PIXEL" (Release 2016-09-23). It appears that all the WiFi networks that requires authentication other than a PSK are grayed out in the menu. What ...
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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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Running a webpage on startup

I have a touchscreen based kiosk application running on my raspberry pi. In this application I need to load a webpage , which once opened will load a user interface. Now, my question is how do the ...
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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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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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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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Can I control GPIO Pins when using Android on the Pi 3?

I want to install Android on my Raspberry Pi for implementing a GUI app, which is easy to create using Android Studio. But now I am confused about how to control the GPIO pins on the Pi 3 to turn on ...
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Blank Gui screen, mouse pointer ONLY!

Now treat me gently, I'm already a brusied noob! I thought I was "reasonably" OK with computers, having built my own 8 bit 4K (yes, 4000 bytes) computer a few [ahem] years back, and am not afraid to ...
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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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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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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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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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Need help running games on a pi

Looking to get a raspberry pi to make a portable games console like the switch for my family. It needs to be portable which is why I am using a pi, but I want to run games that are downloaded onto the ...
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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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What is the best/recommended way to do simple full-screen GUI custom drawing?

New to the world of Pi. Very impressed! We're considering using a Zero W to power an information display panel appliance which has a small list of requirements: Pulling data from the internet (and/...
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In Jessie light what is needed for a graphical (opencv) application to show?

I've compiled opencv from source and installed it on a rpi3 Jessie (full) and I decided to do the same on a new rpi3 but with Jessie light this time. However when I try to run some of the examples, I ...
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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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How do I create a customized Debian?

I would like to have a command line based OS, I don't want to use a GUI, in my case it would be enough to just have a command line based OS, so the system can be faster and tinier. How can I create ...
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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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Java/OpenJFX exception at FileChooser.showOpenDialog

I'm developing a JavaFX application which works perfectly fine on any Windows computer. Now I am trying to transfer that onto the Raspbian OS. My initial thought of perfect platform-independent Java ...
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How do i send multiple serial values from an Arduino to a Pi which are to be used differently?

So I have 2 sensors connected to my Arduino and am sending the data through serial. I want the Pi to use both values differently. I am trying to make a gui where the values are displayed as such " ...
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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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Can consolekit sefely be removed, when running headless (no GUI)?

Lately I am getting a lot of the following messages in my /var/log/syslog: Aug 26 07:48:20 raspberrypi console-kit-daemon[2376]: GLib-CRITICAL: Source ID 42 was not found when attempting to remove it ...
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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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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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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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Hiding boot screen for kiosk usage

I'm developing a kiosk with raspberry pi. What I want to do is, when my customer power up the kiosk, it should start directly from the tkinter GUI that I designed. Even if I still have problems with ...
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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 it's ...
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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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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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Is there a python picam gui out there?

Before starting to code a new GUI in tkinter (or something similar) for picam, I was wondering if there is something already available. What I am looking for is a simple GUI to set the picam ...
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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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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 to start an app without windows manager

Hi sorry for the answer I´m very inexperienced in Raspbian, just started to use the pi a few weeks ago, I need to start an app developed with Qt in C++, it has a GUI, this app has strict timing ...