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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How to inspect the currently used Nvidia driver version and switch it to another alternative?

I'm trying to find out which Nvidia driver is being used currently in the system (and how to perhaps switch it to another version or the open-source nouveau driver). (Because I might be experiencing ...
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External Monitor listed in CompizConfig but not in System Settings

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W520 with dual-booted (forced legacy) installs of Windows 10 Pro and Ubuntu 15.04. My CPU (from lscpu) is Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, and my GPU is a NVidia ...
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How can I create an Ubuntu boot option that doesn't load X or the mouse?

I'm dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 15.04. How can I create a boot menu entry for Grub that boots Ubuntu in true text or console-only mode? I know there are ways to boot into text mode, but I ...
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How to change the preferred mode on xrandr?

I have a dual monitor setup, a laptop monitor and an external VGA monitor. The preferred mode should be 1920x1080 on laptop and 1600x900 on external monitor. That's how it was but I installed (and ...
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Ubuntu xorg.conf for AZZA mouse?

I have an AZZA mouse (link) that came with my CyberPowerPC. Never purchase an AZZA mouse. I'm having issues just like those described in this question. Being new to certain aspects of Linux, how ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 3 active displays Nvidia+Motherboard

I got 3 displays, 2 connected on the Videocard, Nvidia Gt440 and one connected to the motherboard. The point is the display connected to the motherboard is not working. I am running Nvidia Binary ...
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Lubuntu stopped booting desktop, just goes to command line

I was trying to get the text right on my TV monitor so I was messing with xorg.conf. Well, I didn't see one so I ran the command sudo nvidia-xconfig. That added the file so then I added Options "DPI" ...
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No grub, no terminal blank screen boot 14.04.3 LTS

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, followed this guide http://www.yourownlinux.com/2015/09/how-to-install-nvidia-352-41-stable-graphics-drivers-in-linux.html to install nvidia drivers for my gtx ...
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Trouble with PRIME configuration on Nvidia Optimus Laptop

I have a laptop with two graphics cards: An integrated Intel card, and a discrete Nvidia one. I could never get bumblebee to work properly, but the new Nvidia drivers (I am running version 340) have ...
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Modification of US-Internation keyboard layout

I have such question: how can i modify US-International keyboard layout? By default to get this symbols: `~´¨ i need to press it twice or with AltGr Right Alt With this answer I edited ...
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14.04 & Chrome 44 goes back to login screen

In the last month I have started to experiencing this problem while I'm using chrome. Sometimes after 15 minutes other times after hours while I'm using chrome ubuntu takes me back to the login ...
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Xorg won't start after an upgrade to 15.04

I have seemed to run into a dead end with this problem, so I'm seeking any help. I'll preface by stating I have been running 14.04 LTS on my HP Pavilion G6-1b70us for about a year without many ...
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Nvidia Driver Black Screen

This is the second time I posted similar question. How do someone solve this problem. Please don't give me the normal procedure like purge, then install. It is not working. That's why I came here. ...
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failed to start the x server (your interface). it it likely not set up correctly (Mint) [on hold]

I was trying to configure mouse properties following this guide. I restarted my computer and got this message : Failed to start the x server (your interface). It it likely not set up correctly ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Server - How to stop X from starting at boot

I'm new to Ubuntu. Just setup a system with 15.04 Server. I installed X because I sometimes want to use it but it's automatically starting at boot. How do I disable this? I still want startx to work ...
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Incorrect Display Resolution

I have been trying to fix my monitor resolution for a while now. However everything I have tried doesn't work or isn't permanent. I've changing resolution using xrandr. I've tried editing the X11 ...
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Will installing ROS on 14.10 destroy my X server?

I was going through the installation process for ROS in ubuntu.I saw that I they have an issue for 14.04 which destroys the X server Will it do the same for 14.10? Not sure what to do next so ...
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Deleted drivers. How to get them back with LiveUSB?

I needed fglrx drivers, but for some reason they don't work with my computer. (Login Loops) (AMD Sapphire Radeon R7 User) So I purged them with recovery mode.. but then I was not able to get ...
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Black screen while connecting to XDMCP server on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to remote connect to my Ubuntu 14.04 workstation from Fedora 20. Both sides have Xnest installed. I'm getting a black screen on the client side when I go to connect. I'm guessing Xnest may ...
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Second Monitor stuck at 1024x768 and displayed as unknown

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop, I have a monitor that I connect to my laptop and both screens have a resolution of 1366x768, however the monitor is stuck at 1024x768 and is displayed ...
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HDMI audio only works when X is started with KeepTty

I have my Ubuntu 15.04 installation setup to boot into the console, and then I manually startx when I need X. My machine has an nvidia card (346.82 drivers from distro) that is connected to a ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Help with portrait orientation in dual monitor setup (Nvidia GPU)

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and am using a GTX 660 with 2 1920x1080p monitors. By assigning the commands xrandr --output DVI-I-1 --rotate normal and xrandr --output DVI-I-1 --rotate left to certain key ...
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xorg.conf is ignored

I created a /etc/X11/xorg.conf using aticonfig --initial which looks like this: Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "aticonfig Layout" Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0 ...
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Synpatics Touchpad occasionally not detected

I have Ubuntu 15.04 (kernel 3.19.0-26-generic) on a Gigabyte P25 W v2 that sporadically does not appear to detect the touchpad at boot. USB mouse will always work fine. The input device, when it is ...
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Changing Nvidia Driver black screen

I searched everyone online for solution, but it is still not working. At first I changed the Nvidia driver to use the propriety driver from the additional tab, twice, and it shows black screen which ...
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nouveau: kernel faults and Xorg sometimes stucks; or is it hardware at fault?

Not a long time ago Ī̲ got rid of AMD Radeon HD 7700 card and purchased nVidia GeForce 8600 GTS for an Ubuntu box, since many mouths shouted “don’t buy AMD for Linux, buy nVidia”. Then Ī̲ found that ...
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xhost +si:localuser not working since 14.04.3

I've been using the same 35x11-common_xhost-local config successfully to allow X11 access to other users with ubuntu 14.04, however, since I've started to use the latest 14.04.3 iso, xhost ...
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How to force Xorg to use integrated video (ASPEED) instead of my Tesla K20?

I'm trying to get my brand new server up and running for gpgpu with 14.04LTS, but I'm having issues with the graphics drivers. If I install the CUDA Toolkit, it also installs regular nvidia drivers ...
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Mouse does not click in the focused window but the oldest window

I'm on 14.04, lsusb shows my USB mouse on the list as Mad Catz, Inc The mouse pointer can be moved smoothly and well but button clicks are a mess. Another example: I am operating on a browser (e.g. ...
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Display issue while using Nvidia Quadro 600

I am having issues while setting up a dual monitor setup using Nvidia Quadro 600. I am getting video only on the monitor connected to the nvidia card and no video appears on the d monitor connected to ...
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How can I implement a new resolution mode using xrandr consistently?

Firstly, I have connected a new 1280 x 1024 (1080p) monitor at optimum resolution to my Toshiba Satellite laptop via VGA. I run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The problem is that the default resolutions ...
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Weird display error / Black lines all over the screen when using nvidia driver

My system: Laptop: Asus K55 Grapics driver: Nvidia 340.76 (I also have nvidia prime, so I can switch to intel graphics) GPU: GeForce GT 635M CPU: Intel Core i5-3210M CPU @ 2.501GHz So, I ...
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VNC server repeatedly crashing

I am running tightvnc on ubuntu 14.04 I have installed kde-full, and as far as I know my xstartup is correct. whenever I run something like firefox, or muon, or really anything that isn't just a ...
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How to enable alpha-transparency for windows in custom Xsession?

I want to run my software in kiosk mode (on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS). For that reason, I add a custom X-login via... /usr/share/xsessions/mycustom.desktop: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=My Custom ...
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What does “!!! Unknown header type 7f” error means?

I bought a new laptop, and I can't enable discrete graphic card. The output of lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|Display' terminal command: 00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ...
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Xorg hangs on change of dual monitor configuration when sleeping (Ubuntu 14.04)

If I change monitor configuration when computer is in sleep mode (ie. disconnect cable), the XOrg hangs on wake up. I've tried already many kernels, still persist after enabling of HWE stack also in ...
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Can't start any application - unable to open connection to X

I have a strange problem on one pc that seems to have developed over the last couple of days. I log in and my wireless connection will fail continuously. While this is happening, I can open ...
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Is it safe to turn off apport reporting in xdiagnose?

Since about one month, I experience multiple System program problem detected when I start a session in Ubuntu. I didn't notice any further problems so I could work with the system without any ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Nvidia 540m Optimus latest graphic driver

I am using ubuntu 14.10 and 331.113 NVidia driver without an issue. However I would like to install the latest possible NVidia driver that would work with my GPU. The problem is that if I download and ...
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Slow ALT-TAB Ubuntu 14.04 - XORG CPU spike

I am currently experiencing some infuriating lag/sluggishness with Ubuntu 14.04 when doing relatively trivial, undemanding work across a few basic applications (Chrome, Mudlet, Sublime Text 3, and the ...
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Can not output to 3 monitors with an Nvidia card GTX970

I am the running latest version of Ubuntu 14 LTS and I have connected one primary monitor and two external screens to my GTX970 Graphical Card. I am using the latest and greatest Nvidia Driver from a ...
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2 Nvidia cards. How to switch xserver output on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have two Nvidia graphic cards in my computer. I want to use the slower one for my xserver and the faster one for computations with Cuda. However I don't know how to tell my Ubuntu 14.04 or my Nvidia ...
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accidentally uninstalled xserver-xorg-core, and all other xserver packages

I was trying to install xserver-xorg-video-dummy and said I needed to install xserver-xorg-core (which I assumed was already installed). So i typed sudo apt-get install -y xserver-xorg-core ...
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Can not set correct resolution for external monitor

I am using ubuntu 15.04 on my Asus X550L Laptop. Following is my lspci $ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
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Confirm X server is working

I am trying to install Oracle on my Ubuntu. This is NOT an oracle question, but when I run the runInstaller it runs through so environment checks. I pass all but one, the display check. it runs: ...
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Boot to blank terminal after editing xorg.conf

After adding this to xorg.conf and restarting Subsection "Display" Virtual 4096 4096 EndSubsection My computer boots to a text user interface, how do I fix this?
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Dual monitor problems

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 and I have problem with my 2 monitors. I was googling so long time and didn't find any working solution for this. 1) I need to set my left monitor primary before login ...
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Using two keyboards in KDE with a dedicated layout each (typically azerty / bépo)

I need to be able to use two keyboards (one standard AZERTY on my laptop) and a TypeMatrix 2030 USB (BÉPO layout). This I configured fine in xorg.conf by putting the following code in xorg.conf (which ...
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Nvidia driver updates still showing nvidia-331

I am using ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. By default ubuntu was using x.orgXserver nouveau but i changed it to Nvidia binary drvier 346 (proprietary, tested). But after I udated ubuntu through Software Updater, ...
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dual screen configuration fail after login

I would like to setup an offset between my laptop screen and "normal" desktop monitor, so I could see the cursor entering Desktop screen in the same height where it leave laptop screen. I setup it in ...