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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X doesn't start anymore on 12.04 LTS after HWE upgrade

12.04 LTS asked me to upgrade my "HWE" since the current one was no longer supported. I performed HWE upgrade and now Ubuntu comes up with a black screen and doesn't start. Using the "Recovery" boot ...
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Screen freezes but all else continues

The last few days (about a week now), I have been having some weird issues with 14.10. Whilst working away, watching a video or anything trivial for that matter, my screen randomly freezes. What's ...
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How do you install Xorg-Server 1.17?

I added deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/canonical-x/x-staging/ubuntu utopic main to my sources.list and ran apt-get update. $ sudo apt-get install xorg-server Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How do I install NVIDIA drivers in Ubuntu GNOME 14.10?

I have just built my first custom PC with a GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics card. I've installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 and get a set resolution of 800x600 stretched across a 1080p screen. I've downloaded the ...
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Struggling to get Kodi running on Ubuntu Server 14.04.2

I've just finished building a new machine and installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS (typical install from USB flash drive). I'm currently having issues trying to get Kodi up and running (I suspect) ...
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Ran nvidia-xconf as root, NVIDIA X-server settings utility still says I'm not using Nvidia X driver

I have an Nvidia GT 740M graphics card on my HP envy-j049tx. Running 14.04 UbuntuMATE. I wanted to use the proprietary Nvidia drivers in place of the noveau ones. Using the installation instructions ...
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Latest version of NVIDIA driver that supports bumblebee/prime

NVIDIA driver with version higher that 331 gives a black screen on boot. Apparently, messing up xrandr/xorg configs. I did not find some clear solution on this and the only working driver version for ...
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Ubuntu-desktop not working when suspend/resume or connecting an external monitor -after upgrade this week (14.04)

I was happily using 14.04 with my Lenovo Y50. When I installed it, I had some troubles making my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB works with hardware acceleration, etc, but at the end everything was OK. ...
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How do I install ChominumOS and run it as a seperate X Session?

I'm exploring different options on how to install ChromniumOS on my desktop (x86_64) PC which is currently running Ubuntu 14.10. I tried the following methods first: Duel Booting the two, but ...
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Screen freezing after installing i386

So after installing i386, my screen starts to freeze every time I start doing anything resource intensive. This leads me to have to perform a hard reset. Freeze is defined as: all processes keep ...
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Xrandr gives “Failed to get size of gamma for output default”

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 64-bits on a Desktop but the graphics were too slow (windows opening, minimizing, etc) and someone suggested my that the graphic card accelarator shouldn't be ...
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Ubuntu Gnome fails at startup

I just install Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 on my laptop. It started just fine, and I installed updates by: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get upgrade $ sudo reboot It's now stuck at Startup with following ...
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How to create xorg.config file?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a VM and my tutorial requires a xorg.config file, which I can't find. I was looking it up and it said it's not default any more, but I can't seem to understand any ...
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Ubuntu stuck after login, supposedly due to OpenGL issues

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 14.04 about half a year ago, and so during my usage the system boot experience has been getting worse and worse: there were no problems with the initial startup, but ...
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After upgrade ubuntu 14.04.1 to 14.04.2 unity won't start

After upgrade my system using Command dist-upgrade and restart system, I log in to my account but unity wont start I See background for a few seconds and then only black screen and cursor. So I try ...
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gedit not working in ssh session: Autolaunch error: X11 initialization failed

when I try using gedit in an SSH Session, I get this: max@amancer:/etc$ gedit SWARM.txt ** (gedit:24616): WARNING **: Befehlszeile »dbus-launch --autolaunch=b3945c581ae43ae601b4b5190000000c ...
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ubuntu 14.10 - lightdm can't start unity. Bad xorg config?

When I try to login with lightdm my monitors go dark and then switch off before taking me back to the lightdm login screen. I get a message telling me: Could not switch to the monitor configuration ...
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Wine, no sound at X :1

sound for Wine-1.7.34 works at :0 open a new X session at :1 lets make audio possible at :1 with: usermod -a -G audio $USER #requires re-login pax11publish -D :1 -e DISPLAY=:1 ck-launch-session ...
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No window decorations after clean-up, only wallpaper [closed]

I cleaned up my system (10.04), rebooted and was left with only the desktop background.. It looks like metacity, gdm and xorg are having issues. I did three extra things I don't usually do.. Organize ...
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How to properly use latest Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 14.04

As a newer Ubuntu user switching from Windows a few months ago (and couldn't be happier), I have to seek help with the proprietary Nvidia drivers. I've only been able to get the nvidia-331-updates ...
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Second display won't work with nvidia drivers

I have recently installed Ubuntu but the drivers from x.org are not so good, because: the display with NVidia graphics card (plugged by HDMI) has some problems server x from x.org nouveau driver ...
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Middle-button paste stops working under VirtualBox

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 in VirtualBox under OSX and for some reason pasting with the middle mouse button stops working after a while. If I start a new rxvt pasting works fine but after a while (I'm ...
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What's the correct driver to use with a GeForce 6150SE nforce 430 on lubuntu 14.10?

I've tried three other posts about how to install drivers for NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 Video Drivers for Onboard GeForce 6150SE Nvidia geforce 6150-unity 3d won't work The problem ...
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How do I stop X Server from giving me a black screen in 8 bit (256 colour) mode?

So I'm trying to run a program that only works with 256 colours. I try startx -- :1 -depth 8 vt8. However, this gives me a black screen when I switch to the 8th virtual terminal. What am I doing ...
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ligthDM session to my SSH XServer

Hi I've got a windows PC in which I'd want to turn into a X TErminal ... got XMing server running to handle my X11. I can ssh into my ubunto desktop over SSH (With X11 forwarding) and successfully ...
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Fix “bad format character: u” error for format '8u'

I've been trying to use this GTK Theme Variant Switcher script and I've run into a problem. The script generates and runs an xprop command: xprop -id [processID] -f _GTK_THEME_VARIANT 8u -set ...
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ATI R9 2xx's: Dual-monitors on seperate cards

I can not seem to get my second monitor recognized/running in ubuntu 14.04.02, the light is yellow and the screen off. I have tried the basics by going into the display settings but all it shows is my ...
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Logging into my user account sends me back to login. Xserver? [duplicate]

Solved Running sudo startx must have changed the ownership to root so ownership must be taken back. At the login screen press Ctrl+Alt+F1. Enter your credentials to login then enter ls -la and you ...
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Revert to open source graphics drivers - options greyed out 14.04

I tried switching to the proprietary AMD/ATI drivers using the Software Center > Edit > Additional drivers window in 14.04, which left me with a scary black-as-the-night screen after reboot. I ...
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Can not run without x-server running. No terminals

I'm having problems with my nvidia configuration so I decided to shut down X, re-generate the xorg.conf file and give that a go. I log out and at the login screen I hold Alt + Ctrl + F1 to go to the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 loses screen arrangements on reboot

Every time I boot into my Ubuntu 14.04 I re-arrange the monitors in Screen Display to match the physical arrangement of my 3 monitors: DFP-0/GPU-0, DFP-1/GPU-0, DFP-3/GPU-0 Every time I reboot, ...
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Changing VGA cable reduces resolution

Already posted on superuser.com here but thought of increasing visibility, hence reposting. I just changed my VGA cable and Debian says my maximum resolution (in display) can only go upto 1024x768. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia 740m and hd400 no screen detected

i tried every possible way that i found on google to install nvidia drvier with bumblebee and without and every version of the driver and i end up after booting with a black screen and a cursor witch ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 login loop - Guest sessions does not work either

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 soon after it is released. Today I messed something up with the Chinese input ibus, and I don't know if this is the reason at all, but when I reboot using sudo shutdown ...
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Nvida proprietary driver 331.113 vs Xorg Nvidia-346

I have a 14.04 Ubuntu and it's working great although there's something bothering me. I am using the Xorg noveau (according to the additional driver window) and installed nvidia prime which uses ...
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How to check using the command line which display manager is running?

I am using Ubuntu and linux mint, on linux mint i am using the XFCE desktop environment,as far as i know, the XFCE is a graphical frontend to the xserver, but i am not sure, if the XFCE could be also ...
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low performance NVIDIA-SLI

My notebook is an IdeaPad Y500 (Lenovo) with 2 GeForce GT 650M. Ubuntu 14.04LTS is the only OS on my notebook. I installed the latest NVIDIA-driver 346.35. I tried the vmalloc=256M method. Result is ...
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ATI Proprietary Drivers Dual Head Setup Failure

I have an odd problem, which I think I at least have well described. First, I'll describe what I want to do: I want to run two monitors on my desktop PC, I want to drag windows between the monitors, ...
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Qnix monitor, xorg.conf, and lightdm question

I am trying to install my Korean Qnix qx2710 monitor. From what I'm getting, I need to create a custom xorg.conf file with a modeline generated by cvt in order to get the NVidia driver to recognize ...
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After using another amd card PC won't boot throwing exceptions in Xorg.0.log

I wanted to test my second AMD card that I have (270X Gigabyte) instead of my current (280X Gigabyte) and after plugging it in the PCIE port and powering on the machine I got a 'blinking beacon' and ...
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Google Chrome Crashes With Hover-Click Enabled With A Custom Cursor Theme

I have Ring-Red cursor theme installed and Hover-click enabled from accessibility options(mousetweaks). When cursor hovers and clicks on chrome' s borders, the X server crashes and dumps me to the ...
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Dual-monitor windows not loosing focus

Is there a way to make sure that when a window is clicked on Screen #1, whatever window that has focus on Screen #2 remains focused as well? For example, a full-screen video game is running on Screen ...
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mapping extra mouse buttons

I have SteelSeries Sensei mouse with extra buttons: 8 9 10 11. I want to map them as follows: 8: Shift_L, 9: CTRL_L, 10: PAGE_DOWN, 11: PAGE_UP I spent hours looking for solutions. problems with ...
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dual nvidia gpu not working right

i have 4 monitor setup soon to be 5 and 2 gpu in my desktop. i got the first gpu (gtx 650 TI on a 16x gen2) to work just fine but my second card (GT 520 on a 1x slot gen 1) does not work quite right. ...
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acer v3-572g sceen blank on login after nvidia driver

Hi my gf wants ubuntu (14.04) on her acer v3-572g. She needs the Nvidia 840m for games but still wants to use the Intel igpu for power saving. I get the nvidia 340 drivers installed for the 840m and ...
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My NVidia GTX 960 card creates openGL problems with Unity on Ubuntu

I posted a bug about this on launchpad already, but was hoping maybe someone on here would have some suggestions about other things I could try. Background: I had a working Ubuntu 14.10 system with ...
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Nvidia 840m Boots to Blank Screen Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Ubuntu but I have been trying to get my Nvidia 840m graphics drivers working correctly for months. My set up - HP Envy 15 - i7 - 8GB - Nvidia 840m graphics I have installed the Nvidia ...
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How to reduce screen resolution when X does not report any?

I have a Acer XB280HK display and NVIDIA card. Since Linux is not ready for 4k resolution yet, I don't want to be using it on my desktop. I want to set 1920x1080. This works in Windows with 120Hz ...
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X crashing frequently and continuosly

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit (I believe). Recently, my desktop/window manager has been freaking (for lack of a better word) out on me. It freezes, breaks, splits, pixelates. Currently I am using ...
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problem starting gui after login in command mode

I removed my graphical login from tutorial here which worked fine but when I tried to start gui by typing startx, it loaded incomplete an use see in image How can I fix it? BTW i am using ubuntu ...