Questions about X.Org Server (commonly known as Xorg Server, XServer or Xorg), the software that runs the X window system used by most desktop window managers (GNOME, KDE, etc)

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Strange screen freezing/hangs

I have a laptop with hybrid intel/nvidia graphics (core i5 and gt650m). At random moments the screen, and just the visual part, will freeze/hang. Using Ctrl+Alt+F1 & Ctrl+Alt+F7 to switch the ...
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How do I solve dependencies with replacements?

I work on a solution getting a closed-source driver, called EMGD, working on Ubuntu. But there is a problem with the lubuntu-desktop package. It depends on lubuntu-core -> xorg and xorg needs ...
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X11 doesn't show windows edges, task bar nor anything

I've got a problem with X11 as when I turn on my computer, after the system has launched, I see only my desktop. I don't see the upper nor left bar. When I doubleclick a file on my desktop, a new ...
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Xubuntu 14.10 upgrade issues with fglrx

I have ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650: $ sudo lshw -C video *-display UNCLAIMED description: VGA compatible controller product: Madison [Mobility Radeon HD 5650/5750 / 6530M/6550M] ...
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My Xorg.conf file has both cards but only one monitor working?

I am trying to get my second monitor to work off two old amd cards (Radeon X1300/ rage Mach64). these cards are no longer supported by amd. When I generate the xorg.conf I have device sections for ...
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Problem With Guest Additions in Ubuntu Server [Virtual Box]

I have a problem installing Guest additions in ubuntu server with kernel 3.13.0-39-generic I install whole headers for this kernel with $ sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname ...
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Pulseaudio acting strange with X11

I don't know what could be causing this, and all research I have done has come up blank. But when I try to play a sound from any app, the sound will not play until I switch virtual terminals, but I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS Black Screen (Already purged NVIDIA)

What's happening: Black screen instead of desktop. I see the purple screen with the Ubuntu logo before it goes to black. My monitors are plugged into my motherboard (just like they were before I ...
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Dell XPS 13 Sputnik3 (Ubuntu 14.04) cannot find display-port

Here is the story. I've used the mini-display port from my XPS13 for about a year with an ASUS 2560x1440 res external display, via a mini-DP to DP connector. This has worked fine for 1 year. This ...
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EDID invalid => wrong resolution (identical monitors)

I have 2 identical monitors. However the one connected to the second port on my workstation is not recognized by the system. I have an NVIDIA GTS graphic card. The PC was shipped like it is now. No ...
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Nvidia Prime does not detect external VGA monitor after updating Ubuntu-drivers-common and xorg

This post is a followup to another post I had about accessing my external monitor after upgrading my ubuntu-drivers-common package. I had found the cause to be this bug, but now that a fix is ...
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How do I resolve login loop [duplicate]

^ Um, no it doesn't. I really, really wish it did. Ubuntu is in a login loop. I have set it to log in automatically, but it has started prompting me for a password. When I enter the password (which ...
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Firefox problem at showing some characters - ubuntu 14.10

My problem is what the title says. I show an image to illustrate: Some characters are not displayed and instead that square with random pixels appears. It can happen in any character, sometimes can ...
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X server does not respond when Spotify takes focus

I've been having problems running Spotify on Ubuntu 14.04. After having spotify open for a few hours, it will freeze all X windows when I return focus to it. I can still move my cursor and terminal ...
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Does HDMI require X in order to display?

I'm working with a user on a different question and I am beginning to wonder if I might be barking up the wrong tree. The original question deals with setting a script to run XMBC when the HDMI cable ...
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Setup multiseat with X.org and ONE NVidia card with two output ports? (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have been trying to setup my NVidia card to support a multiseat installation for 2 days now and I feel like I am not making any progress. First I tried to follow the Ubuntu instructions found here: ...
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xorg driver doesn't use my radeon videocard 14.04

I have a Dell Inspiron 5521 laptop with a Radeon HD 8730M videocard, running Ubuntu 14.04 However, when I use the X.Org X server open source drivers from xserver-xorg-video-ati, the computer uses ...
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How to get via SSH the active DISPLAY for a locally loged user?

I need to get the active DISPLAY for any loged in user, so if they enter through SSH, they can query it. Under Ubuntu 12.04, I used a script that, using the consolekit dbus interface, iterated ...
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Configure Xorg to work from integrated

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS, with an Intel CPU + integrated graphics, with a GTX650 GPU. I asked this question on SO but they said it was offtopic. I want to use my GPU for debugging CUDA code and for ...
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startx, gui on tty7 and sound on tty 1

I just installed ubuntu minimal and fluxbox. I have installed no login manager, so after the system boots, I login in the tty1 and use the startx command to run. After that, if I open Firefox and go ...
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Request for tester on 1600x900 resolution on nvidia driver 331.38

I am guessing the problem was due to nvidia driver 331.38 Ubuntu 14.04 custom resolution setting not working with 60hz refresh rate Here by , I hope someone would test a for nvidia driver 33.138 on ...
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configure Intel integrated graphics in thinkpad to drive external 4k display only, via HDMI, using xorg.conf

Using the interactive displays configuration tool from the Ubuntu desktop, I have successfully configured this Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2014) with its integrated Intel video to drive an external display at ...
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x11vnc server creates multiple screens

So this picture is showing the problem with scaling turned on. I'm only connecting to 5900 (display 0) and there's just one user. http://imgur.com/8KuHzLa It's super slow so why does it do it and ...
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Not able to start StartX on Ubuntu Server configured inside KVM

I have Ubuntu Server installed as guest OS inside KVM. I also installed Ubuntu Desktop on top of that but now when I am trying to start GUI using StartX, I am getting below message and my screen ...
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Xorg Crashes after installing Catalyst

I am trying to install the AMD Catalyst, but after reboot I hit a black screen. I checked the /var/log/Xorg.0.log and everything is fine up to the point where it has a segmentation fault. [ ...
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$DISPLAY env var gets cleared at random times

Stock Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. I seem to regularly experience the $DISPLAY environment variable getting cleared for some reason I don't understand. Basically everything will work just fine until it's ...
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Higher Resolution Xrandr 1400x1050 Legacy GPU

Dear Ubuntu Community, recently I (re)found my 10 year old Sony Vaio laptop, a PCG-GRT916V to be exact. I immediately had the idea to put this old laptop to good use. Over the course of two weeks I ...
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ALPS Touchpad speed adjustment with synaptics driver

How could I change cursor speed (tocuhpad sensitivity?) for AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad from command line?
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Low Color Depth on only one screen

I have recently updated to 14.10 using the update manager, but now I have one problem: On my internal laptop screen, it looks like the color depth is something lower than 24bit. When using an ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 custom resolution setting not working with 60hz refresh rate

Ubuntu 14.04 64bit Nvidia GTX550 ( Using Nvidia binary driver - version 331.38 from nvidia-331 ) Monitor 2312hm I had been asking at Ubuntu forum http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2249608 but ...
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Nvidia Gtx 755M - Cannot access secondary GPU Permission denied [13]

I installed bumblebee and the Nvidia 331 drivers. I ran glmark2 and expected it to launch but I got this error. How do I run a program on the Gtx 755m graphics card? $optirun -vv glmark2 [ ...
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Laptop display stopped working with correct resolution for no reason

I'm, running latest xubuntu on a laptop with 1366x768 resolution and Radeon 4330 card. Default radeon driver. Never made any manual config changes, everything ran smoothly for a couple of months after ...
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Two monitors one 23“ hd and one 28” 4k

I have two monitors connected to my computer, I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1. One screen is set at full hd 1920x 1080 and the other monitor is 28" 4k set to 3840 x 2160. I have nvidia 760 display card. I ...
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Reinstalling Unity greatly increased start time

I had some issues with xrandr; namely, I set a primary monitor as DVI0 instead of DVI-0 which caused a whole mess of issues. After an hour of searching/messing around in the root terminal, I managed ...
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Steam error > NVidia problem, fix = can't open xubuntu

I installed the latest linux nvidia driver as per this and this. I thought it was running fine but in Additional Drivers it was I'm using the proprietary driver but none is selected in the list. ...
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remotemouse iphone pointer does not show in xinput

I installed remotemouse windows version with wine seemingly successfully, but the iphone only has control of the pointer location, it can't click or do any other features. I used xinput in the ...
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Display is broken after login [duplicate]

I have big problem with settings $DISPLAY and xorg. After login to my account screen is black for few seconds and back to login page again. It is only for one account on my computer and I think I need ...
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Dual monitors not working - Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I have two Dell U2413s that I've connected to my graphics card. One connects to the DVI port and the other one connects to the VGA port with a VGA to DVI-D converter. In ...
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I have a blank screen after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, to Ubuntu 14.10. When I start my computer, I have a blank screen. If I plugin my laptop to my TV, at first only the TV turns on, but the login screen shows up on my ...
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Certain games won't load - Nvidia

Certain games on Steam won't load. I can't figure out why. I upgraded to kernel 3.14.4 from 3.13.39 and this problem won't go away: [ 81.122225] bbswitch: enabling discrete graphics [ 81.593271] ...
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14.04 I Screwed Up the Graphics/Desktop/Something

Because I hadn't used Terminal in a long time I thought I'd fiddle with the on-board graphics . . . Using Synaptic I installed first one, then the other flavor of (I believe) fglrx for AMD ...
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Ubuntu Thinks I Have Two Monitors

Ubuntu thinks I have two monitors when I'm on a laptop. Here is my setup: Lenovo W520 Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit Nvidia Proprietary drivers (340.46) Symptoms: Display (and nvidia-settings) shows a ...
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Cannot reopen session after launching startx on UBUNTU

had an issue with Xorg so I launched startx from my terminal on ubuntu. It wasn't working well (only my wallpaper was on the screen after I launch the command). Then I force to shut down. My actual ...
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Moving from 12 to 14 loosing nvidia xinerama feature

I just installed ubuntu 14 on the computer I was using ubutun 12 on (clean install, not update). After some efforts I was able to activate the nvidia driver, but I cannot make it use my 3 monitors as ...
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How to set up a separate X server for the Oculus Rift?

Oculus SDK version 0.4.3 comes with an experimental Linux support for the Oculus Rift DK2. The documentation mentions two general options to run the Rift: running the Rift in a twinview ...
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Blank screen on TTY7 after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

I upgraded my 14.04 to 14.10 via "sudo do-release-upgrade" without strange messages. After rebooting and entering the password for the encrypted system partition in the graphical form, TTY7 keeps ...
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How to get windows in order they appear in xfce4-panel?

I'm using xUbuntu 14.04 and I want to add a shortcut Super+Left Arrow to focus on window that appears to the left of the currently active in xfce4-panel, e.g. here I'd have it switch to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Resolution Issue

First of, I've already tried to google what seems to be the problem to no avail. I've had this problem for a week now. Computer: Asus K53SV | Video Card: Nvidia GT540M When I was using Ubuntu ...
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How to get native resolution of a monitor?

My Ubuntu installation seems to have magically guessed my monitor's native resolution (it's the mode it's set to on startup). Unlike most, my monitor's native resolution is NOT its highest ...
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How can I enable scroll wheel acceleration on a Microsoft TrackBall Explorer 1.0?

From what I can gather I'll need to modify one or more .conf files under /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d. Here's the output for the mouse xinput: xinput list-props 9 Device 'Microsoft Microsoft Trackball ...