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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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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Is it me or do the Nvidia proprietary drivers just SUCK [on hold]

Anytime I switch from the Intel chip to the Nvidia chip in my Thinkpad, the problems just roll in. Sadly, it's the only way to output to my 2nd monitor when I'm docked, instead of blurry old VGA. ...
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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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How do I run a application on top of login screen in a display manager like GDM? [closed]

I want to show keyboard layout and selection of language at login screen in RHEL 7. I have modified the language menu to show "show keyboard layout" and "Region & Language settings". On clicking ...
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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 ...
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how can I get 1366x768 resolution asus x53z loptop

I'm using a Ubuntu-Gnome 15.04 fully updated with all the packages from the repositories. I have an asus laptop with an AMD A6-3400 APU and a screen with a native resolution of 1366x768, in the live ...
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Problems with starting x11vnc on boot

I'm trying to start up x11vnc on boot, without the need to log in, but I ran into quite a few problems and none of the guides helped. First of all, rc.local does not work, as it apparently starts ...
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Unity broken after package install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've managed to break my computer yet again, and this time, all of unity for my user is horribly corrupted. This happened when I tried fixing a problem I've had for a few moths with my Nvidia card ...
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Cursor and Wallpaper only

after following the instructions on my previous question here Somebody please help - Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia and a fujitsu lifebook ah544 I'm now stuck with the old problem of only showing wallpaper and ...
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What controls the generation of window borders? (MATE)

What I'm looking for is what controls window borders; specifically what actually defines what goes where (as in, the program that says the bottom bar goes at the bottom, not the side or what keeps the ...
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Complication over VNC, lightdm and startx

I managed to run x11vnc server on my Ubuntu 14.04. I can log into my Ubuntu from my Windows PC using UltraVNC Viewer. The Ubuntu machine is headless. I followed instructions below. ...
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Black-screen after enabling SLI or MultiGPU

I have ubuntu 14.04 installed. My Graphics Card is Nvidia GeForce GT755M SLI Whenever i enable SLI or MultiGPU the screen goes black after bootlogo. The bootlogo appears, when the bootload is ...
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Catastrophic GUI breakdown and feezing

I'm experiencing catastrophic GUI breakdowns and freezing with my Ubuntu machine. It also randomly freezes but the time it takes from booting to freezing is different everytime. Observation so far ...
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14.04 - Make synclient changes persistent

No other related thread has a definite answer for this. Some say to create 50-synaptics.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ , while others say to use the one in usr/share/X11. Creating ...
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suspicious attacks against connected Wi-fi [duplicate]

I have felt very suspicious the past month about some activity on my WiFi connection. Is it possible that someone is inside my 2 laptops changing settings? For a better back-ground: I'm currently ...
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Black windows on some applications

Suddenly using some applications will result on black windows as shown here: Not every window looks like this. Exceptions are applications like firefox, thunderbird, google chrome. Applications ...
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Nvidia GTX 860M ubuntu 14.04 blackscreen

community I have since a clean ubuntu 14.04.2 install and two weeks searching the following Problem. System Specs: OS: Ubuntu 14.04.02 Kernels: 3.16.0-30-generic (does not boot) 3.16.0-31-generic ...
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xorg-edgers very slow access in China

In order to install Nvidia proprietary drivers I have added xorg-edgers repository. However it is insanely slow to access it in China and prevent to install my drivers (hours to download 75 Mb). I`m ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 minimal: jwm and startx

In VirtualBox I've installed Ubuntu 14.10 from a minimal image (no extra packages) and Xorg/jwm. I was getting ready to configure my .xinitrc when I tried "startx" to verify Xorg was installed and ...
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How to get nvidia-346 driver with optimus to work on Ubuntu 14.10

I'm using notebook with optimus technology (Asus K73SV). I have installed proprietary nvidia 346 (346.47-0ubuntu4~xedgers14.10.1 from ppa xorg-edgers) on Ubuntu 14.10. If I select to use an intel ...
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Ubuntu boots to black screen after adding /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

why does this happen? I copied the configuration file for synaptics from the usr/share/X11 folder into /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d A fix that I found was to simply delete /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d and then ...
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Latest Nvidia Drivers Cause Gnome Desktop to hang after login

I followed the instructions to download and install nvidia driver as .run and it seems to be kind of working, but when i login with my password using gnome desktop, it just sits there with the ...
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Display keeps switching back to 1080i instead of 1080p

Is there any way to force X to always use the 1080p display mode instead of the (system preferred) 1080i display mode? I've tried using Modeline/PreferredMode in xorg.conf as well as using xrandr to ...
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OpenSSH: X-Forwarding: wrong authorisation protocol

I have edited the /etc/ssh/sshd_config so that: AllowAgentForwarding yes AllowTcpForwarding yes X11Forwarding yes X11DisplayOffset 10 X11UseLocalHost no And I connect to the host with: ssh -X ...
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freeglut OpenGL GLX extension not supported by display ':0'

I am trying to run an application with OpenGL and the following message apears: freeglut OpenGL GLX extension not supported by display ':0' I already read lots of topics here and in stackexchange ...
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Virtualbox Guest Additions won't resize the screen

Im just working on a Vagrant-Setup for a Linux-Desktop System. If installed an ubuntu vagrant box (http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/vagrant/trusty/current/trusty-server-cloudimg-i386-vagrant-disk1.box ...
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Xorg frezes on gnome icon

maybe you can help me to solve this problem. Because I read thousand of question, I tried thousand of solution. I'm fighting to make Xorg works. When I boot my notebook it freeze on the GNOME Icon. ...
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why is my desktop scaled after starting in latest vivid

I'm running the latest Vivid packages and in the last update I did on Monday my laptop has started to do some strange scaling behavior once the desktop starts. I can see a flash at the lightdm login ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 nVidia 6200 proprietary drivers cause artefacts on unity/GUI

I had recently reformatted and installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 32-Bit desktop and my nVidia graphics card is playing up showing horrible artefacts on Unity. The open source driver that Ubuntu installs by ...
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xbindkeys crashes

So I've gotten my graphics tablet to sort of work (Huion 610p) and I've been working on getting the buttons to work (so I can undo and switch quickly) Pressing the "undo" button, which maps to ...
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Set custom resolution when Display Data Channel is broken

I am running dual 23 inch monitors. The first one is a Samsung SA300 and the second one is a S23B00 which is a year or so newer. The native resolution of each one is 1920x1080 at 60Hz. I have had to ...
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nvidia on 12.04

I have been reading and following instructions to install the 173 driver for my GeForce FX Go5200. I have tried terminal commands, and synaptic package manager to install this driver. Synaptic says it ...