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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Dual monitor setup, why does NVidia 340 Prime only detect one monitor?

I'm using: Alienware M14xR2 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 2 * DELL U2412M monitors attached via HDMI and Mini Display Port Optimus graphics (Intel + nVidia GeForce GT 650M) running with nvidea-340 and ...
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How to check and set Refresh Rate with Nvidia Graphics Card

When I tried to update from Ubuntu 12 to Ubuntu 14 I got a warning message against updating stating that your machine does not have 3D support for running the unity desktop environment. My graphics ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS sources.list contents

This question is a followup for this [one].1 I've identified the problem as being related to different xorg driver versions. My /etc/apt/sources.list file on the upgraded system is as follows: # deb ...
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how to bind AltGr to <Ctrl> + <Alt>

I am trying to create a linux equivalent of Ergonomic Telugu Keyboard layout called Sarala (Hard la). I have been able to map all the keys so far. The layout uses the following key combinations for ...
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Xubuntu 14 Nvidia drivers problem

I have a Nvidia Geforce GT740m on my Dell vostro 5470. I've been having troubles with graphic drivers. When I use software&updates to seek for additional drivers it'll give me several selections, ...
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New keyboard layout does not refresh unless renamed

Keyboard layout names are not being released for reuse. I am trying to create a new xkb layout. Here is how I am doing it. Add the new layout to /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/in Register the layout ...
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Unknown resolution on ubuntu 14.04 after software update

i have been using ubuntu 14.04 since its launch without any problem whatsoever but since yesterday when i started my system, i was horrified to see my screen resolution changed to 1024x768 from ...
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How to use multiple Xscreen?

I have a setup with 2 different NVidia cards and 3 monitors. I was using Xinerama to unite them all under the same desktop, but some random crashes and lots of googling lead me to believe that ...
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Odd flickering after video driver update

I'm not sure how to describe this other than to show you guys. I captured a video and uploaded it to YouTube here: http://youtu.be/Bp25Fyy_GsI Notice how the tab selection keeps changing by itself ...
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Nvidia update video driver

This is a really quick question. I tried looking around, but couldn't find a definite yes or no answer. In order to update my video card driver from 331.38 to 340 or higher, do I have to remove or ...
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Cannot get a 2160p (4K) display to work

I have a lenovo X1 carbon laptop, and an external display (Philips 288P6) attached to the DisplayPort of it. The monitor can do 3840x2160 resolution, as demonstrated by the Windows 8.1 that ships with ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 no login screen after install of nvidia driver

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from scratch, everything worked fine until I switch the graphic driver from Nouveau to Nvidia 331 (graphic card: Nvidia GeForce 9300M). I've installed the Nvidia 331 ...
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Graphics cards NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] cuda

So I'm having troubles. 00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] [10de:03d0] (rev a2) I don't think I have the right graphics drivers. I updated ...
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no login page - stopps on a splash

Couple a days ago I upgraded to 14.04. All was working fine until I decided to check nvidia propietary drivers via System -> Software+updates -> additional drivers. After I rebooted the system stopped ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu when having drivers from xorg-edgers

I noticed that xorg-edgers had some warning about Ubuntu distro upgrade. What is the problem exactly? Do I really need to completely remove my nvidia drivers when I do a distro upgrade? And would ...
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How do I get a display resolution above 1024x768 on my ATI Radeon x800

I've been bashing my head against this for the last few hours on and off. I've a pretty archaic graphics card (radeon X800) connected up to a 37" Samsung Smart TV and I'll be damned if I can get the ...
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14.04 LTS dist-upgrade and missing options

Since I upgrade my Ubuntu box to 14.04 LTS, I had some issues. Apache, for example had become incompatible with his config files. Only 2 of these issues remain now and I cannot fix these myself: 1) ...
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Is it possible to forward Windows… windows into Linux? (Like unity/seamless or xypher)

If this is a "bad question" or otherwise something you mods want to close... please at least direct me somewhere that could answer it, because that kind of thing happens to me a lot and I end up ...
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How to properly remove mesa and install it from source?

I have xorg-edgers ppa added to my system ( https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa?field.series_filter=trusty ) with the latest x-org/mesa packages (almost) every day. Recently ( ...
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Can one X client have multiple window?

I would like to understand X Window System and its terminology. So I have several question: Can one X client have mutiple window? I think that it can but I am not sure. What is relation between ...
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Is there a generic solution for reactivating a window that has been “minimized to tray”?

I have written a script that responds to a keyboard shortcut by, if it is not already open, execute the Spotify application. If Spotify is already opened, the script uses xdotool to activate the ...
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nVidia driver not working after upgrade

I ran a standard apt-get upgrade yesterday. Since then, the nvidia drivers (nvidia-331-updates) don't seem to work anymore. I did some digging and tried re-installing the drivers in different ...
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Prevent *buntu from updating dictionaries during install

In utilizing Vagrant to install an Ubuntu server box with a GUI (lxde), the shell provisioning fails due to what seems to be a frequent issue when setting up dictionaries. The resolutions seem to all ...
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Reinstalling X11 drivers in Ubuntu 14.04

I've recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. Now, I am unable to launch xserver. The following error is shown: (EE) module ABI major version (6) doesn't match the server's version (8) xinit: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - radeon driver - HD 4770 card - Crash when HDTV as second monitor turns on

I've been having problems trying to use my LG HDTV(42LB6300) as a second monitor. When I try turning the HDTV on, the computer crashes. The dual screen will work for a few seconds and then Ubuntu just ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell XPS L701X with GeForce GT 435M - Low Resolution

Moving from Ubuntu 12.x to 14.04 (clean install, not an upgrade) I've ran into trouble I've never had before. Many times I've installed bumblebee with the proprietary nvidia drivers, but this time ...
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Setting screen resolution Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Best resolution for my monitor is 1440 x 900. I had everything working well, but after some update the screen was totally black on startup so I had to reinstall Nvidia drivers. Now I have lower ...
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what does startx command do?

While reading about Ubuntu I found the following statement..... If the display manager is not started by default in the default runlevel, you can start X a different way, after logging on to a ...
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How to assign one X Screen to one LightDM seat?

I'm trying to configure a multiseat setup on a desktop PC with two keyboards two mice two monitors attached to the same graphics card (Nvidia NVS 310) Using these instructions I managed to make ...
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Restore Xorg core and config files ubuntu 14.04

This question is a follow up on this one. I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and xserver broke during the process. I have tried reinstalling from the command line running the ...
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Gubuntu 14.04.1 : graphics reset (GUI -> CLI -> GUI remotely)

I am running ubuntu 14.04.1, gnome flavor. let's assume my amd graphics card has keeled over, but the OS is still running fine. (both fglrx and nouveau occasionally do this with a 30" 2560x1600 and ...
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How to install X.org drivers and be able o boot a

I have a small Nvidia GTS 250 Graphic card connected to my PC and i burned my Ubuntu 14.04 System several times by installing the Nvidia Drivers after the OS was already in place. The problem was that ...
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DisplayLink USB 3.0 Not working on Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I noticed this might be yet another DisplayLink outcry - but I thought I give it a go anyway. So the usual story - I have got a DisplayLink adaptor Kensington USB3.0 Video Adapter, and doesn't look ...
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Configuring multiple monitors to use Custom EDIDs

A few months ago, I purchased a Korean 1440p monitor - the X-Star DP2710 LED. Out of the box, it does not work correctly with Ubuntu, which detects a corrupted EDID over the DVI cable, and refuses to ...
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Xserver error “(EE) module ABI major version(6) doesn't match the server's version(8)”

I have upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. Afterwards, xserver couldn't start. I have downloaded the latest nvidia drivers from here and rebooted. GRUB now has the following entries: *Ubuntu ...
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startx results in a black screen

I recently wanted to solve a problem with using a second monitor from my laptop that is running debian (jessie) but because I lack knowledge things didn't go as planned. Now I am getting booted into ...
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synaptics driver not workin with new kernel?

after I upgraded from kernel 3.13.0-29 my synaptics driver seems to stopped working. basic touchpad functions still work (this includes moving cursor and clicking) but no right click nor middle click ...
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Dual-monitor seems to be default in Ubuntu 14.04, and I try to solve it, but close the wrong monitor

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My mouse goes outside the screen when moving to the right edge, so I guess something wrong with my monitor setting. lt seemed that "dual monitor" was set as default ...
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Soft lockups after install of 14.04

I have been successfully running Ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot with Windows 7) on an ACER Aspire 7750 laptop for several years. Last week I selected upgrade to 14.04 from the Update tool. The 14.04 ...
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Xorg error no gui showing

I have a machine with 14.04.1 desktop and last night after installing wine and rebooting I noticed that Xorg started but then crashed as the cursor showed for a little while then disappeared so on ...
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Run a VirtualBox VM in a second X-Server with Graphic support

I'm starting a VirtualBox VM (Windows 7) in a second X-Server (Ubuntu 14.04) and i'm using the following xinit script (/path/.vboximage): optirun VBoxManage startvm <vm name> & exec tinywm ...
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How can I configure the Xserver config file

I recently purchased an AMD R9 280 and I want to integrate it in my system. It seems like I have to cofigure the Xserver so how can I do that. I already createt the config file in the root shell but ...
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Display not using xorg.conf?

How can I force my PC to use the xorg.conf file ? I have it set up correctly and it is located at etc/x11/xorg.conf but it is ignored by at start up, I know the file is valid as I created it using ...
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XServer Error could not create lock file

I have tried to create a config file for my xserver with X -configure in the root shell (started ubuntu 14.04 in the save mode and selected root shell). But it puts out this Error: (EE) Fatal server ...
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How to bring back older version of mesa packages from ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

I'm trying to install older version of mesa packages from xorg-edgers PPA using following command: sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev=10.3.0~git20140812.fa5b76e3-0ubuntu0ricotz~trusty ...
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Duplicated desktop, ubuntu 14.04 in VMWare

I am operating Ubuntu 14.04 through VMWare Player version 6.0.3 on a Windows 7 OS. Yesterday, I installed GIMP through the Ubuntu software center. After opening a couple of jpegs to do some simple ...
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Unable to force resolution

I've got a system with a GTX 750. I've also got a 2560x1440 monitor. I'm having trouble getting it to work at all. Initially, I had an older graphics card installed and got the system up with 14.04 ...
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How to Kill and Alternate X session via cli

Can someone tell me how to remove dormant X sessions. This question is similar to Logging out other users from the command line, but more specific to controlling X displays which I find hard to kill. ...
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Overclocking monitor refresh rate on Ubuntu

I have a Qnix QX2710 monitor which was overclocked to a 96Hz refresh rate when I ran Windows. Now that I've moved over to linux I'd like to overclock the refresh rate again but I don't know how. I ...
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Run virtualbox in other X session

I'm running ubuntu on my laptop (host). Inside ubuntu, there is running one instance of virtualbox. (where is installed MS Windows). My idea is to run virtualbox in separate X session (something like ...