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How to force Ubuntu to discover external monitor on laptop with VIA chipset?

If I use my old MSI laptop at home, I connect it to external monitor, mouse and keyboard via KVM switch. When system starts with external monitor connected, everything usualy works fine, but if I ...
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Painlessly updating from Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.04 or 11.x

Is there a way to update from 10.04 to 11.04? I see an option to update to 12.04 LTS but I would rather keep it 11.04 because the new UI is terrible :) It's because of nvidia drivers and failing to ...
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force dual screen in Ubuntu

I'm trying to control a Ubuntu 10.04 machine through a Windows 7 machine using Putty and Xming. Meaning, I'm sending the display from Linux to Windows through xservice. The Ubuntu machine has only ...
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Problem with x-configuration Ubuntu 10.04 [closed]

So, I've been doing some, apparently stupid, mistakes when it comes to my system and monitor configurations. I'm definitely a noob, just want that said. I work with the 10.04 LTS, and use Nvidia ...
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gdm only starts an xterm; how to get back my desktop?

On my Intel integrated graphics touchscreen with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, after an apt-get upgrade from 10.04.1 LTS to 10.04.4 LTS, sudo less /var/log/gdm/:0-slave.log shows 3 lines, the first being: ...
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259 views

speeding up computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I improve overall system performance? After running update manager on my computer and finished its job, my computer runs slower than past. Moreover, opening time ...
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1answer
331 views

Fatal X server error: Failed to submit to batchbuffer

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx used to run fine on my computer. Since a few weeks, my X server crashes out of the blue while the computer is idle and I'm logged into a Gnome session. (I'm then greeted with a ...
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1answer
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Error with xorg.conf when trying to add virtual screen to fix the problem of too small screen resolution for an application on 10.1" screen

I am using a netbook with a 10.1 inch screen and resolution 1024x600. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and when using the neural network toolbox from Matlab a window is off the screen and I cannot access ...
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2answers
536 views

Graphical login impossible

After recently upgrading my media center to 10.04 (for the LTS) and making lots of updates which may have overwritten stuff (configs), the login was impossible at the name selection menu. VNC ...
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1answer
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Adjust resolution in xfce4 virtualbox guest guest

I have Virtualbox 4.1.2_ubuntur3859 installed on an Ubuntu 11.10 host, running a guest ubuntu server 10.04 with xfce4 and xorg installed with no-install-recommends. I have installed guest additions, ...
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1answer
639 views

Custom Xsession with Gnome visuals

I'm trying to create a kiosk PC only for web browsing using this tutorial as a reference (only difference - I'm using Firefox instead of Chromium) It is working correctly in principle (only FF window ...
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1answer
561 views

Using an external monitor on an LG R590 laptop

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my LG R590 laptop, and when I boot it, I can't get my external monitor to work. System->Preferences->Monitors won't recognize it (even when I click Detect monitors), ...
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wkhtmltopdf wkhtmltoimage: cannot connect to X server

I compiled wkhtmltopdf from source on Ubuntu 64bit server 10.04 as described in manual. When I try to convert it exits with an error message: wkhtmltoimage: cannot connect to X server There is X ...
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Screen distorted on a Great Wall A081 netbook

I am new here. Please make it easy for me to understand. Recently I installed Ubuntu 10.04 netbook edition inside windows using Wubi with ultra ISO and magic iso virtual manager in my GREAT WALL A081 ...
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X won't start when using NVidia ION

I'm trying to get X to start on a system with an nvidia ion chipset, but no matter what I do, it fails. This device worked with nvidia as the driver with ubuntu Karmic, so I'm not sure why it's ...
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1answer
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Separate X screen + TwinView on NVIDIA GT 440

I want to use 3 displays connected on one Nvidia GeForce GT 44O under Ubuntu 10.04. So there is my configuration: 1 display 1680x1050_60 1 display 1280x1024_60 1 DLP 1920x1080_60 (video projector) ...
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1answer
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(MPX) Multi Pointer X on 10.04 and beyond?

I've read articles about Multi Pointer X on Ubuntu, and just wanted to know if it has got to a stable stage yet where it can easily be enabled on 10.04+? If yes, how can I enable it?
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1answer
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GTK applications do not start

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04 Server on nodes of a computational cluster, and I access the nodes via ssh. I configured a X server, which I start with the command startx -- -ac. The server is ...
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3answers
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How can I force X to start in a computer without a monitor?

I have a computer that has no monitor attached to it. When I boot the system, X fails to start because there is no monitor detected. If I boot it with a monitor attached and after X has started, ...
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4answers
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Boots to a totally blank screen after I installed some ATI Radeon card updates

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, dual boot with Windows 7 on ThinkPad T400, I followed Ubuntu update hints and installed some update for my ATI Radeon graphic card, but when I boot to Ubuntu (means I can ...
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3answers
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Enable compiz on intel core i5 (Nvidia GT330M) based laptop

I am trying to enable compiz on my laptop via Desktop Effects but it does not allow it. I modified the xorg.conf file as on the compiz wiki but still no luck. So can someone just tell me how to ...
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2answers
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Screen Resolution: xrandr “cannot find mode”

So I do a vanilla install of 10.04 Lucid Lynx, and login. The display resolution is clearly smaller than it should be. I did a quick Google search, and then run xrandr: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, ...
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How do I fix “Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode?” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? First off, I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on a 30gb partition, the rest of my hdd is for a vista partition. The ...
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3answers
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What sort of information do I need to send a bug report to nouveau developers?

I'm aware that nouveau on PPC is "known to work" more than "rigorously tested" but I'm having issues with certain OpenGL 2D programs (not 3D) where the colors are completely off. While it could be an ...
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4answers
4k views

How to make xinit run at boot - pre login [closed]

I'm running a stripped down (minimal install version) of Lucid. For some reason, xinit seems to be failing on boot and I'm not sure what logs I should start checking - normally I would go with the ...
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1answer
589 views

Switching users freezes desktop

Since I upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10, I've been having problems switching between users. When I run Logout > Switch User in X, the screen often stops updating and the keyboard stops responding to ...
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2answers
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How can I know if my pc has the right drivers?

I'm new to linux, I got myself an Ubuntu 10.04 I think that the audio drivers aren't working well, since the sound is not as good as before (on windows). I also think the graphic drivers aren't ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I reset my xwindows settings to defaults?

I recently tried to plug my Ubuntu machine into my TV via a VGA cable. I just plugged it in and rebooted to see if Xwindows could handle it without any tweaking (it couldn't). This wasn't a big deal, ...
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3answers
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Getting the list of available parameters for a Wacom device

How would one go about obtaining the list of parameter names for a recognized Wacom device that can be manipulated with the xsetwacom tool? To be more specific, I'm looking for names applicable to ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 10.04 Gnome/X hang [closed]

I have Ubuntu 10.04 running on a Dell laptop/Nvidia video. Everything works fantastic, except for one "nit" that is VERY annoying.. Every so often the graphical interface stops responding, such that ...
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2answers
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NVIDIA 173 drivers/nvidia-settings are never loaded on boot

It seems while the 173 driver is installed, my resolution settings are not loaded when I log in or reboot. I've tried opening nvidia-settings as superuser and user, changed the resolution, applied, ...
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1answer
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Monitor resolution 1366 x 768, with bad EDID detected

I'm having trouble getting a cheap LCD 18.5 inch monitor to work properly with Ubuntu 10.04.1. The brand is "Great Wall". It's supposed to have resolution 1366x768, but I can only set it as 1360x768. ...
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Why isn't my monitor's native resolution appearing as an option? [closed]

I'm on a clean install of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. My monitor's native resolution is 1280x1024. However, in the Monitor Preferences application, I am only presented with 640x480 and 800x600 as options. My ...
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2answers
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How to change the resolution of an ATI Rage Mobility 128 above 800x600?

I am quite confident under hardy I only had to change the color depth to 16, although I can't remember which driver (ati, r128, fglrx) I used. I tried ati and r128 (fglrx seems to crash) but I still ...
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3answers
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How to change the color depth?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on a Dell C600 and the highest available resolution is 800x600. From my previous I remember 1024x768 would work after setting the colour depth to 16bit, but there is no ...
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1answer
450 views

Something similar to Eyefinity?

Is there anything simular to Eyefinity for Ubuntu? More the idea of turning 3 smaller monitors into one big monitor Thanks