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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Will an ultrawide monitor work with my Ubuntu laptop?

I'm thinking of buying one of these new ultrawide monitors and I was wondering if anyone has had any luck using them with Ubuntu or any other Debian variance. I'm planning to plug it into a Lenovo ...
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Cant get Ugee graphics tablet working

I have recently purchased a UGEE M708 Tablet and cant seem to get it to work with Ubuntu It works fine on a windows/mac machine so i know its not the hardware so i think that the computer isn't using ...
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Black screen and later garbled screen after installation 14.04, where should I begin?

Just a foreword, this is my first foray into anything Linux related. Please forgive me if my lingo isn't up to par. I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 last night. After I removed the installation disk ...
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Cannot change vncserver default geometry

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (I think it's desktop...) and running vncserver to connect to it remotely. I can successfully set the resolution if I use the -geometry flag when starting the server, but I ...
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failsafe-failure after installing AMD fglrx driver in Ubuntu 14.04

after trying every option I can think of (and from the Web), I am forcefully have to ask here :) So first of all my gear: A Dell e6540 laptop Intel Haswell 4800MQ; lspci: 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

I tried multiple different drives, nvidia-340, nvidia-331, nvidia-331-updates, nvidia-343 and with the same result: # optirun -vv --debug bash [ 785.862681] [DEBUG]Reading file: ...
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Display/Graphics problems after Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade

After upgrading from ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 trusty tahr I am getting weird problem with the display. Weird gray lines appear on screen and the desktop becomes unusable and restart is the only ...
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Get ARGB data from html5 canvas

I have a html5 canvas element and I'm trying to get an array of ARGB data (32bit packed data, for use with x11/xorg/xlib). My code and jsfiddle attempt is at bottom. I don't know how to do this ...
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How to compile with X11 library?

I'm trying to compile this code here: http://lists.kde.org/?l=kwin&m=115435217715650&w=2 I compile it with this line of code: gcc -lX11 -lstdc++ -L/usr/X11/lib -o icon icon.c but it keeps ...
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How to have multiple instance of unity-settings-daemon

Is there a way to have another running unity-settings-daemon on a different $DISPLAY. I tried --display=:1 but I always got this error. ** (unity-settings-daemon:xxxx): WARNING **: Name taken or bus ...
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xorg.conf for two monitors, single ati graphics card

There are many iterations of this question, few with actual working answers, so after a few hours of trying to get it working on my machine, I will post my solution. How do I configure my Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, fresh installation, fail to setup nvidia graphics, GeForce FX5500

I've been strugling with this issue for a while now. I figured I need nvidia-173 drivers, so I installed them, module is fine and loading. But as soon as X server starts, I get nice NVIDIA logo on ...
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How do I change the default video to 1024 by 768 on Xubuntu 14.04

I am trying to get an old Fujitsu laptop to work on Xubuntu 14.04. In safe mode the default resolution is 1024 by 768 in the the normal mode it is 640 by 480 with no other options. The video is SIS ...
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Nvidia drivers macbook pro retina (10,1) 14.04

So, I'm currently dual-booting 14.04 and OSX on my macbook pro retina (10,1). I am currently using the nouveau drivers and have had no luck what-so-ever getting the nvidia drivers to work. What ...
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Disable touchpad at login screen

EDIT (revision 4) According to this ubuntuforums.org post, upstart cookbook and CameronNemo's answer, I tried to change the first line with start on login-session-start and I moved the conf file ...
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can't get back into ubuntu 14.04 LTS/xfce4 after x.org update - known conflict x.org & xbmc

i'm sorry to report, i'm afraid i have inadvertently bork'd my ubuntu install up, pretty good this time. i cannot even get back in to alter or delete anything that might be causing the problem - it ...
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Increase virtual screen size past 4096 x 4096 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have two 27" monitors with a 2560 x 1920 resolution each. When I try to extend my desktop across them both I get the below error: So, if I need to increase the maximum virtual screen size? To ...
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Counteract X's -nocursor argument in a running server

I'm starting X on our media centre with the -nocursor argument. The cursor is still there, it's just invisible, which is what I want 99.9% of the time. However recently there have been times where ...
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Screen resolution cannot be set to optimal (Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04-Windows 7)

I recently made a partition in my Acer Aspire 5750G laptop to have Ubuntu 14.04 together with the original Windows 7. The original resolution (of the integrated screen) on Windows was 1366x768, but on ...
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How to enable SLI on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have a Lenovo Y510p Laptop with two gt755m graphics cards. I installed Ubuntu updated everything and installed the nvidia drivers. When i want to enable the SLI config in /etc/X11/xorg.conf then the ...
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Getting icon of window, and then changing icon

My goal is to get the icon which is currently on the window. (Then using some img tools I'll modify that icon, then save it to a location, I can do this part no need for help here please). Then I ...
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Xorg 1.16 in Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits

I have installed de Xorg-edgers repository in Ubuntu 14.04, when I check the version It reply: X.Org X Server 1.15.1 Release Date: 2014-04-13 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: ...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 gives black screen and x cursor on startup

I have a Dell 11 chromebook on which I downloaded crouton, and through that, ubuntu 12.04. 12.04 was working perfectly well until I got a message from the update manager asking me to update to trusty ...
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Changing the mouse cursor shape on Lubuntu [duplicate]

Is it possible to change the cursor shape in Ubuntu desktop ? Also is it possible change the cursor shape, when the mouse pointer is inside a certain region ?
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Setting up 2 monitor workspace with Nvidia Optimus and save settings in Xorg.conf

here is my current Hardware Setup : Lenovo Laptop connected with 2 external monitors. Laptop uses Nvidia Optimus technology, switching with prime-select nvidia|intel , is working fine, with only ...
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Yoga Pro 2 - “The system is running in low-graphics mode" [closed]

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 (as dual boot machine in UEFI mode) I got the low graphics mode error and can't login. I can boot from live-usb key or Windows 8.1 (but who want's ...
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Unable to change to native resolution

Using Ubuntu 14.04, I am unable to change my monitors resolution to its highest native supported resolution: 1920x1080. It is instead stuck on 1024x768. After booting, and after LightDM first starts, ...
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can't get nvidia to work [duplicate]

I have Asus VivoBook S551LN it has 2 graphic cards 1-Intel hd integrated 4400 2-Nvidia Geforce 840m (4GB) I use Voyager distro which based on Ubuntu 14.04 and I have installed KDE the system works ...
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lubuntu on laptop and external monitor not detected

I have an old asus L3500H laptop with sis740 video chipset and lubuntu 14.04.1 with kernel 3.13.0-36-generic. I've connected an external 22" 16:9 monitor, but it's not detected. At the moment I get a ...
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System crashes if low resolution monitor (e.g. 1024 x 768) will be selected 14.04 Xubuntu [closed]

I've a server installed (14.04 Xubuntu), the server is over a KVM-Switch with my LCD-Monitor connected (as regular I need no access via mouse and keyboard). If there is NO DVI cable connected to the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Freeze screen after startx

I have a laptop with a new installation of Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I installed i3 windows-manager instead of all the gnome environment. I have a strange behaviour three boots out of four: after selecting ...
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Nvidia graphic card is really hot and the graphics sometimes crash

I use ubuntu in a laptop with an Nvidia GeForce GT 750M and I'm using the NVIDIA binary driver (v331.38) however when I run a videogame my laptop gets really hot (According to the NVIDIA X Settings ...
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Xorg/nvidia crashing my 14.04 after waking up from suspend

Ok, unfortuantely I can't copy the crash report, but it happens 1 out of 5 times after waking up from suspend and the tile is this Xorg crashed with SIGABRTH the executable path loeads to XORG as ...
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X session locks up

I'm supporting a friend running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After initial installation, we used tasksel to convert to Ubuntu GNOME. He has since encountered a perplexing issue where after opening a particular ...
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fluxbox is overrideing nitrogen --restore?

My ~/.fluxbox/startup file #!/bin/sh # # fluxbox startup-script: # # Lines starting with a '#' are ignored. # Change your keymap: #xmodmap "/home/rapture/.Xmodmap" # Applications you want to run ...
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how to restore default graphic driver configuration

I am running ubuntu 14 on a mac machine. recently I notice compiz was too slow, so I changed from default generic driver to propietary. after that, I got a blank screen. I am able to enter recovery ...
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how to run firefox headless?

I am trying to run Firefox headless for testing using Jenkins and selenium I did refer this link: How To: Run Selenium Headless Firefox in Ubuntu | InstallationPage When I run this command sudo ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unknown Display

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my machine(with Gigabyte motherboard), having an Acer 19" Monitor. Unfortunately its resolution not working properly. See the image. This is my xrandr -q output. ...
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xdmx multimonitor setup

I'm trying to use my laptop's monitor to setup a multimonitor display with my desktop (both running ubuntu 14.04). Based on setup guides i've googled, I'm doing the following from my desktop: sudo ...
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Where is `libX11.so.*` corresponding to LXDE?

I'm trying to link Matlab to the latest JRE, and I'm getting an extremely slow GUI for which the solution seems to be to link Matlab to an older X11 library. Since the problem is essentially caused ...
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What should I do if the desktop is off the monitor?

I have a Samsung Series 7 LED TV that I've hooked up to a computer. But my problem is: When I start Lubuntu, the second the framebuffer initializes, it goes off screen. I disabled the framebuffer, and ...
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How do I get to GNOME desktop enviroment from terminal

When I type startx i get this: # startx X.Org X Server 1.15.1 Release Date: 2014-04-13 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-61-generic x86_64 Ubuntu Current ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS under Parallels: Graphic Distortion after update

Hardware: - Apple MacBook Pro RETINA 13", Late 2013 SOFTWARE: - OSX 10.9.5 (13F34) - Parallels Version 10.0.2 (27712) - Distributor ID: Ubuntu ° Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS ...
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Display out of range on Kubuntu after I install ATi drivers

I always get "Display out of range" after I install ATi drivers on Kubuntu. After the installation I'm running aticonfig --initial, then aticonfig --resolution=0,1440x900 (my monitor res), that's what ...
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Ubuntu 14.041 Gnome with Unity crashes when using Gnome-RDP

Ubuntu 14.041 x64 (upgraded from 12.04) on DellLatitude E650 series Ever since upgrading from 12.04 to 14.041, the Gnome desktop periodically crashes when I'm running Gnome RDP. It doesn't happen ...
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Am I a ghost? Desktop loads but I can't interact with anything — not even on other HDD

I'm having problems booting into Ubuntu. There are no errors, and the process gets as far as the desktop (devoid of icons) with the mouse pointer, but I can't do anything. No terminal, no 'super key' ...
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Cyborg RAT and Xorg.conf issue

I've been having problems with a Cyborg R.A.T. 3. I've managed to get it to work by following the information found here. However with one very annoying caveat. Upon loading xfce, gnome, kde or ...
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I'm finding it crashed and all apps killed after waking up from suspend?

I wake up from suspend, have to log-in twice to get to the desktop, just to find that everything is closed. Some processes are still visible in the Monitor though. I have crash report with ...
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More window objects than are open?

Using c and x11: XQueryTree XGetWindowProperty XInternetAtom of _NET_WM_USER_TIME Full code is in Javascript version of CTypes here: GitHubGIST :: Noitidart / ...
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Dual monitor setup

I am having a lot of trouble getting Ubuntu to work with my monitor. It works fine on Windows, so I know it is not a cable or monitor issue. I have both a DisplayPort output and VGA, so I prefer to ...