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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Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox, can't install virtualbox-guest-x11

I installed virtualbox-guest-dkms and virtualbox-guest-utils OK.I then tried to install virtualbox-guest-x11, & got a message that the package could not be installed due to unmet dependencies, ...
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Nvidia drivers causing overcurrent on USB ports

I have Asus laptop with (unfortunately) Optimus technology for graphics. Overcurrent information on my two USB ports is displayed every time on boot when using any nvidia driver(331.113 and ...
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How to make X.org listen tcp port to remote connections?

Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit desktop. After install system X server run with -nolisten tcp option: 922 tty7 Ssl+ 0:05 \_ /usr/bin/X -core :0 -seat seat0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp ...
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Upgrade 14.04 to 15.04 xorg blank screen

How to debug x server, or reinstall it from scratch? I used ubuntu-gnome.
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Frequent Xorg crashes with Radeon R9 280X

My system has been running fine with the abovementioned card on Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 for about 2 months. After performing a full reinstall of Ubuntu (to 14.04 again), I have been encountering X.org ...
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Clip behavior - disappearing content when copying text

Very often when I want to simple move a block of text, it disappears from the clip content. I mark a block of text, click ctrl+x and then when I move to the target area with my cursor, I click ctrl+v ...
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How to trace down a global hotkey definition?

There are more than one place where global key bindings can be made: Like in desktop environments, special key mapping utilities, popup desktop utilities like clipboard managers, input support, and ...
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Cannot set up dual monitor on TweinView model

I want to connect an external monitor to my laptop via HDMI, external and built-in monitor are both 1920x1080. However, if I chose to expand screen, the total resolution will be 1920x1080 instead of ...
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gksu: Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0

All of the sudden gksu stopped working for me: ~$ gksu gparted (gpartedbin:24252): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0 The same happens with gparted-pkexec: ~$ gparted-pkexec No protocol ...
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bumblebee multi monitoring setup

I'm trying to create a multi-monitoring setup with bumblebee at Ubuntu 15.04. config: VGA+HDMI at intel HD2000 and DVI at nvidia geforce 210 I'm using the proprietary nvidia 340 driver. I think ...
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Xorg is using 100% CPU with 15.04

Since I upgraded to 15.04 everything is horribly slow, with Xorg using 100% CPU. Can't find any reason in any log file. I have lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th ...
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How to stop X server in Kubuntu 15.04?

In Kubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 I stop the X server with sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm stop but it don't works anymore. How to stop it, to install a graphic driver ?
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Nvidia Geoforce 8600M on Ubuntu 15.04 won't start (MacBookPro 4,1)

My MacbookPro 4,1 with Nvidia Geoforce 8600M worked find under Ubuntu 14.10. I did the upgrade to 15.04 and couldn't get a desktop. I got the popup about couldn't configure. I saw a posting ...
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gridengine-qmon package missing context help

I upgraded to Precise and installed gridengine. The qmon GUI administrative tool still has the ancient X11 style interface from Sun Grid Engine, but when I click a Help button the "Context Help" popup ...
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Enabling 3d acceleration in OS AMD/ATI driver

Need help from the community enabling 3D acceleration on an AMD/ATI HD6450 graphics card driven by the Open Source Radeon driver. It may help to know that this card replaced an 275GTX NVidia, ...
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How can i install xfonts-… packages?

I need to install xfonts-100dpi xfonts-75dpi xfonts-scalable xfonts-cyrillic packages. But I get an error, that they are not exists. Using Ubuntu 14.10 Need them for xvfb
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Different mouse speed per screen possible?

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 and have 3 screens setup, 1x4K screen and 2x1080p screens. However due to the larger resolution on the 4K screen, the mouse feels really slow and I would like to speed it up ...
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Nvidia: Xorg crashes on 15.04: “drmSetMaster failed: Invalid argument”

Nvidia: Xorg crashes on 15.04: "drmSetMaster failed: Invalid argument" On a clean install of Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, I get the following screen after installing the Nvidia proprietary driver: starting ...
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Desktop never loads when using I Nvidia drivers

I upgraded to 14.04 on a Macbook Pro 5,5 and now none of the Nvidia drivers work. If I install nvidia-current, that installs the 304 driver, which appears to actually be the oldest. With that, I ...
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ubuntu 14.04 only boots in recovery mode

I have the same problem in my Ubuntu desktop, then if I change the X.Org X server-Nouveau driver for the NVIDIA one, the display crashes next reboot (even in recovery mode) so only reinstall option ...
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How to install Nvidia driver?

First of all after installation of Ubuntu 14.04 I was having problem - system freezes after few minutes of work. I installed nvidia-current driver, it helped. I decided to install something more ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with unrecognized monitor (or without monitor) - boot problem

I've Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my computer. I need to start it even if not any monitor is plugged. Basically I need to do that because at the startup my monitor isn't recognized but plugged in. ...
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How to debug xrandr not setting up the desired resolution?

I need some help in figuring out why does xrandr failes to set the desired resolution. I have a dual monitor setup: 13" laptop preferring 2560x1440 resolution 24" monitor preferring 1920x1200 ...
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How can I start a simple X with just firefox? [duplicate]

I'm trying to start a simple X server with just one app open, which is Firefox. Basically, I want to power on my Ubuntu server and show Firefox, nothing else. Is there a way to make this possible? ...
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Desktop freezes regularly. Ctrl+Alt+F keys doesn't work

I've been running 14.04 on my work computer (Dell Latitude E6440) since last May with no issues. 4 or 5 weeks ago I upgraded to the 3.16 kernel and the newer X.org via the LTS Enablement Stack. ...
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The X-server is not running

I have a blackscreen. System: Ubuntu 14.04 Card: Radeon HD 5670 I used open-source drivers: OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 10.6.0-devel (git-c015008 2015-04-20 trusty-oibaf-ppa) OpenGL ...
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Trusty: Flickering problem with xorg opensource driver on ATI RV710 [Mobility Radeon HD 4330/4350/4550]

Last week I reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and since then I'm experiencing strange short horizontal flicker. It's hard to describe so here is a video of it and this is my current setup: lspci ...
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NVidia Screen Freezed

I'm hoping this message will solve new Linux and Ubuntu users some hair-pulling. I recently acquired a Compaq Presario tower with a Nvidia Geforce graphics card. After installing the latest 32-bit ...
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How to make multiple monitors work just like in Windows?

I've tried various DEs (Xfce, MATE, GNOME...), but I couldn't set up my screens properly in any of those. Here's the setup I'm looking for: 2 screens with different resolutions (LVDS on the left - ...
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Low graphics mode error on open-source driver

I recently did an update from Software manager, which I was holding back for a month (~250MB), it prompted me for a reboot after all the updates were installed. I rebooted into an error of Low ...
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broken packages error while trying to install xserver-xorg-input-mtrack

I'm new to Linux and I'm a mac user. I'm now having a problem when i try to install "mtrack" to "fix" my macbook pro 8,1 trackpad. My ubuntu is on version 14.04 currently and i got this error message ...
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How to stop particular instance of X server?

I know this sounds ridiculous at first glance, but I started X session from root with # X :1 vt08 & So I guess sudo stop lightdm would be overkill. How can I stop that instance of X server ...
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display goes black when inverted

When I invert my display (xrandr -o inverted), the display goes black. This is in contrast to orienting the display to left (xrandr -o left), to right (xrandr -o right) or to normal (xrandr -o ...
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Looks like my window manager is not starting after upgrade [duplicate]

I upgraded to 14.10 just the other day, and the upgrade appeared to work fine. I get the login screen just fine, but when I log in, all I get is the wallpaper and the "Ubuntu 14.10" in the lower left ...
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nvidia x server loses display configurations after playing a game or waking up from screensaver

After playing a game or waking from screensaver the nvidia display configuration resets itself. Mainly what is being reset is the ViewPortIn setting. I have been searching for the past few days and ...
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X server can't start since 14.04.2 LTS update

I have an AsusZenbook Prime UX31A and I've been happily running Ubuntu on it since I bought it two or three years ago. Being a linux user since 10yr+, I know my way around the system, but here I have ...
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CPU problem open PDF

I've a Lenovo X1 Carbon and I've big problem opening PDF. Doing top command I get 100% cpu on xorg task. Any help?
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Session started with startx disappears after switching virtual console

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. I switched to another virtual console using Ctrl + Alt + F4 there is logged in and typed startx A UI session starts fine, then I go my original session using Ctrl + Alt + ...
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Total frustration: “Failed to get size of gamma for output default”

Last attempt to see if I can make Ubuntu 14.04 work on my Virtualbox. I've got the "common" low-res issue (I can't put more than 640x480) when I install it, and after reading every related post in the ...
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How to get true, correct font rendering on Ubuntu 14.04+

Font rendering has always been a huge problem on Ubuntu. I am hoping someone has a real solution to this problem. I have a laptop with a 17" (382x215 mm) display running at 1920x1080, approximately ...
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Dithering in Ubuntu 14.04 and newer with nVidia video card

I have two Dell T3500s, both with Quadro NVS 295 video cards and Dell 2007FP monitors attached. I upgraded one from 12.04 to 14.04 by reformatting / and reloading. Only /home is on a separate ...
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How can I be sure that I have removed the Intel graphics driver?

I wanted to use openGL on my laptop (HP-dv6500), with the Intel GM965 graphics chipset. I used the Intel graphics installer to install the driver, and the installation succeeded. However, after I ...
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Will libdrm-nouveau2 library conflict with proprietary nvidia-346 driver?

I recently installed the nvidia-346 driver from ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa because prior versions of the nvidia driver in the official repositories were not compatible with my Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 graphics ...
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Install nvidia-driver from nvidia's website along with nvidia-prime [duplicate]

I have a laptop(Asus K551L) includes Nvidia GEFORCE 740M (optimus graphics) with Intel on board graphics. I already installed nvidia-331, nvidia-prime and successfully able to switch between Intel and ...
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Detect the presence of monitor before starting xorg

I have an Ubuntu 14.04, normally starts with monitor without xorg.conf file and xorg adapts to the native resolution of the monitor. This Ubuntu create a video presentation on screen and sends ...
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How to use a never library on Ubuntu 12.04

I run Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and I have originally installed libxcb version 1.8.1 from package, but I need a newer version, because I need it to use the new mesa. I have compiled it from git with ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after bleachbit

I used bleachbit on my Ubuntu 14.10 system. After that I restarted the system and I get this message: SpamAssassin Mail Filter Daemon: diabled, see /etc/default/spamassassin * speech-dispatcher ...
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X server doesn't start with network?

My Ubuntu system doesn't start the graphics when the network is connected. If network is connected, the system says "Ubuntu" at the loading screen but then goes to a blank screen. I can press alt+F2 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dell XPS14z dual monitor resolution problem

I've decided to add additional monitor connected with Minidisplay to HDMI adaptor to my Dell XPS14z laptop and I've faced with big troubles. I'm not able to set up so-called Dual monitor extended mode ...
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Xorg freezing durring games, NVIDIA Stereo 3D

Problem: In games, the screen will freeze up and repeat sounds over and over. If I switch desktops sometimes it will allow me to escape, I have this same error on Cinnamon, LXDE, LXQT, XFCE, and i3 ...