[SOLVED] cmd for CLI to GUI

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[SOLVED] cmd for CLI to GUI

Postby accio » 17 Feb 2017, 13:53

what is the alternate of "nautilus" ín porteus, which is used in Ubuntu for changing from CLI to GUI ?
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Re: cmd for CLI to GUI

Postby Ed_P » 17 Feb 2017, 16:52

As root init 4 works. And startx also, if I understand your question properly.
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Re: cmd for CLI to GUI

Postby burdi01 » 18 Feb 2017, 11:34

To figure out what accio might mean I tested the "nautilus" command on Ubuntu 16.04.2:

1) in an Xterm in an X session: a "Files" window is opened. But why would one want to do that as clicking on the File Manager in the dock also opens a "Files" window.

2) when logged on on an alternate screen (e.g. via Ctrl+Alt+F2, or Windows+F2 in VirtualBox): Failed to connect to Mir ... Issuing "init 4" (as root) on that alternate screen fails to "go GUI", but "startx" (as root or non-root) does. Alas there is no dock or dash then. But via a rightclick one can open an Xterm and issuing "nautilus" in there open a "Files" window.

For Porteus the equivalents are:
1) type the name of the File Manager -- which depends on the Porteus flavour, e.g. "caja" for Mate.
2) "init 4" and "startx" open a "full" GUI, so no additional commands are necessary.

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Re: cmd for CLI to GUI

Postby Evan » 18 Feb 2017, 11:44

If he wants a file manger from command line he could type mc to start Midnight Commander.

Unless i've misunderstood ............
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Re: cmd for CLI to GUI

Postby francois » 19 Feb 2017, 04:00

@accio:
You have to specify which desktop environment you use: kde,xfce, lxqt ... ? These all come with different file managers. :)
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Re: cmd for CLI to GUI

Postby brokenman » 19 Feb 2017, 20:49

In place of nautilus type in the name of your file manager.

mate = caja
xfce = thunar
cinnamon = nemo
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Re: cmd for CLI to GUI

Postby accio » 20 Feb 2017, 10:45

francois wrote:@accio:
You have to specify which desktop environment you use: kde,xfce, lxqt ... ? These all come with different file managers. :)


Hi! i am using kde!
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Re: cmd for CLI to GUI

Postby accio » 20 Feb 2017, 10:49

Evan wrote:If he wants a file manger from command line he could type mc to start Midnight Commander.

Unless i've misunderstood ............


@evan thanks this is also help full but I need something like file explorer out of the shell. If you try nautilus in Ubuntu you will know what I actually mean.
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Re: cmd for CLI to GUI

Postby donald » 20 Feb 2017, 11:00

Isn't the file manager in KDE named dolphin..?
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Re: cmd for CLI to GUI

Postby accio » 20 Feb 2017, 14:20

donald wrote:Isn't the file manager in KDE named dolphin..?


yep it! Thank you everyone. Now its easy for me to navigate in file manager as root. Nothing great but one problem solved.
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