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 not recognizing installed Intel graphics driver

I'm completely new to this. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Dell desktop. I am having a problem with Xorg and compiz using >60% of a CPU. I think this is because my graphics driver is not being ...
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compiz 0.9.11 - positioning a fullscreen window

I use UBuntu 14.04 LTS and compiz 0.9.11. I have two monitors which are set vertically (top 1920x1080+0+0, bottom 1680x1050+0+1080). I use compiz plugins such as cube, rotate and place. When I want to ...
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Why do these xte commands work in terminal, but not when bound with xbindkeys?

This xte command, when I run it in a terminal, triggers Expo mode: xte 'keydown Super_L' 'key S' 'keyup Super_L' However, when I put this in my .xbindkeysrc file: "xte 'keydown Super_L' 'key S' ...
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new windows very slow to launch

This problem shows up a day or two after rebooting. Launching any new window will be very slow. It comes up first with either just a transparent overlay or with the window grayed out and the rest of ...
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How can I override the title of an X11 window running across an SSH tunnel?

I am SSH'ing into a server which has a copy of Firefox installed on it that I need to run. I can SSH in and run Firefox, and it will run remotely as expected. However, I need to frequently have two ...
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fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error without internet

I'm very sorry for asking about this error in another question but all the solutions in here require for you to have internet. I only have wireless internet and when I am in that console the internet ...
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Cursor Disappearing After Starting Web Browser

My Specification Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit Kernel 3.2.0-23-generic-pae VGA Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller X.org 1.11.3 My /etc/X11/xorg.conf content: ...
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Installing Driver for Matrox M9140 on Ubuntu 14.04

OS: Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Graphics Card: Matrox M9140 Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23" Driver Location: http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/support/drivers/download/?cid=MTE2MTM3NQ==&id=574 ...
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XServer Error (Ubuntu Server 14.04) with XFCE4 and XRDP

[ 1372.707] X.Org X Server 1.15.1 Release Date: 2014-04-13 [ 1372.707] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 [ 1372.707] Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-37-generic x86_64 Ubuntu [ 1372.707] ...
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Screes freezes when using an second monitor

I have an issue with Ubuntu 14. 04, when I wake up my laptop, and I have a second monitor connected (AOC 22 inch), it goes into a partial freeze, opening any app becomes impossible, the response for ...
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Sony Vaio External Monitor problems

I am having problems enabling external monitor on my Sony Vaio notebook. It is being successfully detected, but when I try to enable second external monitor the screen glitches and lags (it is like ...
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Solution for installing cuda by 'apt-get' on Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to install CUDA on my laptop which have the GPU GeForce 760M. Here is the official page for .deb files for 12.04 and 13.04. When I set up the .deb for 13.04, I find out that it has a chain of ...
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NVidia-prime with 14.04 problems

Heeeelllppppp! System: I have a Dell 17xps with an NVidia Optimus 555M graphics card. Annoying History: It's all worked ok with Ubuntu 12.x and bumblebee. But I really want to use 14.04 and ...
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Laptop boots to a black screen after trying to install fglrx for AMD HD8670M in Ubuntu 12.04

I tried installing proprietary fglrx drivers by following instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/AMD However the installation failed with the error 'amdconfig: No ...
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Xorg server intermittently freezes

The bug in a nutshell: The system will randomly freeze up, anywhere from 2-5 seconds at a time, fairly frequently. So this issue started with the installation of a new GPU (Geforce 760) over the ...
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AMD / Intel switchable graphics problem in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a Lenovo G500, CPU is Intel Core i3-3110M, 4GB RAM, and as you can guess, dual graphics: Intel HD 4000 for the basic stuff and AMD Radeon HD 8570 for the good stuff. ...
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Reducing colour depth to 16 bit without losing panels and launcher

Earlier today, I had help solving a problem in this thread where creating an xorg.conf file, with colour depth reduced to 16 bit in my 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 had caused my panels and launcher to go MIA, ...
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X Server config used by lightdm

What I want to do is to start a x server just like the lightdm did. But I can't get the X server perform just like the one started by lightdm. I see the X server process executed by lightdm is: root ...
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SOLVED: Menu bars and launcher missing (after tampering with xorg.conf)

I'm completely new to Ubuntu, and I'm trying to get to know the various stuff in here. One of these things was to set my screen resolution to 16 bit, in order to play an old game. After browsing ...
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Discreate GPU (7670M) not being detected Ubuntu 14.04 , Hp laptop with dual graphics ( 7640G + 7670M)

I have HP laptop (2005ax) with AMD A8 processor and dual GPU 7640G + 7670M I'm running ubuntu 14.04 with AMD proprietary drivers installed. I'm not able to select discrete GPU, hence not being able ...
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How to upgrade from xserver-xorg-lts-saucy to xserver-xorg-lts-trusty

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), and have upgraded xorg by installing xserver-xorg-lts-saucy. I'd like to upgrade now to xserver-xorg-lts-trusty, but when I try apt-get install ...
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enable / disable auto-detect x.org Needed to use kvm-switch without monitor resize trouble

I would like to be able to disable the auto-detecting of the monitor. Or at least the system would ask me permission to use auto-detect. Reason Reason when using a KVM-switch the monitor resizes to ...
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x2go suddenly stopped working

I am running Ubuntu server 14.04 with Xfce4 and all of a sudden x2go stopped working. When I try to connect each time I see the following in my auth.log and the client just hangs. Jul 10 14:29:51 ...
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r128 driver not loaded

I have now successfully installed Lubuntu, only to find that something is very wrong with the graphics. glxinfo | grep -i vendor gave me this output: libGL error: dlopen ...
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How can I get Ubuntu working on my G4 Powerbook 1ghz 17"

Completely new to Linux but very keen to get it working on my G4 Powerbook 1Ghz 17 Have tried install of MintPPC 11 which failed to boot xorg and gave error: [drm] failed to open device Fatal ...
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Ajust ScreenBlank timeout on Firefox kiosk

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 set up as a kiosk that starts Firefox in /etc/init/x.conf like this: exec su -c "startx /etc/X11/Xsession /home/kiosk/kiosk.sh --" kiosk (see details here: How to make ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Login Shows Only Dark Screen after Running 'start x' [closed]

Ever since I ran 'start x' in order to switch from terminal mode to GUI mode yesterday, I haven't been able to get into Ubuntu 12.04. In other words, I see only a dark screen. In the past I was able ...
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Installing X.org (opensource) Ubuntu driver in the terminal

Software Center messed up my proprietary driver installation and I must revert to the original driver (the one you can find in "Additional Drivers" tab under software sources. However Software ...
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GUI not launching in Tinycore [on hold]

I'm trying to run tinycore, but it never boots into FLWM and I'm left in command line. I tested the solutions in the FAQ http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/faq.html#xsetup but it hasn't ...
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Mouse selects without clicking, like a webpage

When my Dell System XPS L322X laptop, running Ubuntu 12.04, is connected to the Dell P2314H external monitor (this model does NOT have touch screen), the mouse selects anything it hovers over without ...
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How can I prevent xorg.conf from being overwritten

Every once in a while, my xorg.conf is being replaced and my original xorg.conf is being backed up to xorg.conf.MMDDYYYY. xorg.conf.04202014 xorg.conf.04262014 xorg.conf.05132014 xorg.conf.05212014 ...
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How would you access a remote system tray with X11 Forwarding via SSH?

X11 Forwarding is fantastic to remotely launch new programs. Some popular programs open themselves into the system tray (Dropbox, for example). I know you can use VNC or RDP for this, but is there a ...
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Kubuntu 14.04LTS, Radeon RS690 (X1270), unable to use resolution of more than 1024x768

I have recently upgrade from 10.04LTS to 14.04LTS. Somewhere along the way, my ability to use 1366x748 resolution stopped. Any suggetions would be apprecieated. I have tried various solutions ...
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nvidia driver problems with EDID

I have EDID problems with proprietary NVIDIA drivers in Ubuntu 14.04. I have a Lenovo Y470 with dual NVIDIA/Intel graphics card. The resolution of the screen is 1366x768. I have tried drivers the ...
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Display seems to crash after login

When i log in as main user, the display seems to crash. It only shows artifacts and the unity bar at the top. When i log out and back in as a guest everything is fine. So there must be a config in ...
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Upgrade failed for the Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I upgrade Ubuntu from 13.04 to 14.04,and my notebook now does not accept the upgrade and keep getting this message : The system running in low - graphics mode.Your screen,graphics card,and input ...
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Nvidia layout inconsistencies when saving to x configuration file (Ubuntu 14.04)

I am having trouble saving to the x config file from the nvidia x server settings. When I click the "Save to X Configuration File" button, I get "The current layout has some inconsistencies". Under ...
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Application needing elevated privileges freezes X11 on AMD A10

I have a new A10 cpu from AMD running the embedded video processors. Love it by the way. Issue is that any application that requires elevation will freeze the X11 server right away. If I ctl-alt-f1 ...
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Why are there different version numbers on X.org

Some websites say the latest version of X.org is 7.4, some say 11, and some say 1.15.1. These numbers are completely different from each other, yet it's the same version. Can anyone explain which ...
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Nvidia installing

Trying to install Nvidia .run drivers to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop version But X server is up and has a lock to prevent concurent installations. I think I should switch in mode 1 or so to shut off ...
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Problems installing Touch Controller - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

For the last week i've been trying to get a touch controller to work on Ubuntu 14.04. I think i know what the problem is but i have no idea on how to solve it. I've got a touch controller : ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 loads without GUI (can access terminal) - Xorg.log&screenshot

I really need your help on finding out what can I do with this problem. I found some "fixes" online but none of them was helpful. I am kind of new to Ubuntu (and linux in general). If I am missing ...
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How can I configure X11 so I can independently set the DPI for each monitor?

I am not just asking how to change the DPI of X11 as a whole, but instead how to make each monitor run on a separate DPI. I am trying to use two 900p monitors (19 inch) and one 720p TV (30 inch).
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Peaceful coexistance of Intel and Nviidia GLX

I have an optimus laptop, so both intel and nvidia cards. It has worked fine for years (running 12.04) using bumblebee. Yes, I know there are better options by now, but it works fine. Problem is, ...
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is ubuntu an x11 display itself?

is using an ubuntu eventually using an x11 display? I see that with env | grep DISPLAY I get DISPLAY=:0.0 so dose this mean that ubuntu itself is another extension of x11?
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14.04 SiS drivers

I'm having a problem with the SiS drivers provided on 14.04 The xorg drivers seem to be installed but are not recognised therefore the resolution is at a rather large size, 640 x 480. I have tried the ...
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Cant get full resolution on Second monitor with nvdia geforce 210 on 14.04

I am using two Samsung 1920x1080 monitors with my Ubuntu 14.04 machine having an nvdia geforce 210 graphic card. The first monitor is connected to the VGA port and the second monitot to the DVI port ...
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NVIDIA drivers causing blank screen with X mouse icon [closed]

I recently decided to switch to the NVIDIA proprietary drivers on my Linux Mint 16 desktop. I added the xorg-edgers PPA and installed the nvidia-current package. Upon rebooting, I didn't get the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 - can't open display / could not open X display - Nvidia ( all versions)

I have serious issues since I installed 14.04 on my machine.My graphics card is Nvidia geforce GTX 680. I have double Xeon processors machine. On previous Ubuntu 12.04 it worked nicely. I've tried ...
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Restoring Home Folder, Firefox Launcher Problems, Cannot Open Display

I had a harddrive crash and so had to reinstall Ubuntu (14.04). At this point firefox worked fine. Then I tar'd my home folder and replaced it with a version I had backed up from the failed drive. ...