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X plays a gambling game

I formatted my whole hard drive, and installed Elementary OS (Ubuntu 10.10) on it in an attempt to get rid of all the problems. It failed. Every since I installed the nvidia-current drivers I first ...
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x server startx error?

root@thewhitewox:~# startx X.Org X Server 1.7.6 Release Date: 2010-03-17 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-29-server i686 Ubuntu Current Operating System: Linux ...
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One monitor getting spilled over into other monitor: how to do a 100% reset of gnome graphics configuration

I had to kill a VMWare process and afterwards, my monitor's configuration is buggy. I have 2 monitors in a side-by-side configuration. My right-hand monitor is the secondary monitor. Upon its ...
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Switching DVI socket

I have Ubuntu 10.10 x86_64 with Nvidia 9800 gt and Nvidia driver version 270.41.06 My video card has two DVI sockets, but I only use the single monitor configuration. Now, I think the main DVI socket ...
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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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I'd like to prevent maximize from covering one third of the screen

Using Ubuntu 10.10, gnome, and dual nvidia monitors. Gnome panels and docky are able to "reserve" part of the screen for themselves in such a way as to prevent maximized windows from covering them ...
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How to make X.org listen to remote connections on port 6000?

This is on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) 64-bit desktop. I want to make my X server listen to remote connections from clients in other machines on the local network. I know about ssh -X and that is ...
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Joystick acts as mouse; won't stop

Joystick acts as a mouse, even when I'm playing a game that uses a joystick so I get random mouse events going on. I plugged a joystick in to play Spiral Knights, also installed joystick and ...
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How to add a new screen resolution for nVidia?

How can I add more screen resolutions to Thinkpad (W510) LCD? I want to clone the external display which has a bit different sets of resolutions. The best resolution that is common to both displays is ...
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How to selectively transition from safe mode to normal mode?

This question is very closely related to What exactly is "Ubuntu Desktop Edition" safe mode? (and I'm having exactly the same problem), as the comment says the answer given may be confusing ...
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How to get disable nVidia Graphics Card (which has recently expired) so that I can boot Desktop?

I have a 3-4 years old laptop (Compaq V3000), which had Win Vista with Ubuntu 10.10 in dual boot configuration. The graphics card inside is an old Nvidia GeForce Go 7200. One fine day, my graphics ...
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Install/live will not work with my ATI RADEON 4550 graphics card [closed]

System: HP Pavillion Graphics: ATI RADEON FORCE 3D 4550 i have tried to install Ubuntu 10.10 from Install/Live DVD and the screen flashes on and off. Tried in text mode it installed but when booted ...
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how to edit “Xorg.conf” to work with ATI HD 5770?

im having issues with my HD 5770 running on the proprietary driver that i get from "system/administration/additional drivers" im using Ubuntu 10.10 and a DVI to VGA converter on a CRT screen . so ...
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1answer
545 views

Video driver for an Acer 5253

I installed 10.10 on an Acer 5253-BZ684. The dimensions are not optimal and I cannot change the generic unknown setting created during the install. What do I do?
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1answer
887 views

Restart problem after installing graphical card driver

My laptop is Lenovo T400, running Ubuntu 10.10. My problem: I just run jockey-gtk and installed ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver. But after reboot, there is a short period of graphical ...
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Eyefinity across 3 displays with a AMD Radeon 6800

So I purchased a computer recently and have been trying to customise the display. AMD Radeon HD 6800 series Ubuntu 10.10. I have three 22inch 1080p LCD monitors that are mounted together. Everything ...
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Font corruption: lines through characters

I have a problem where a one-pixel high white line is displayed through certain letters of text. Almost always only a single character type is affected at once, and only in one font size (though that ...
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2answers
592 views

Connecting two monitors at the corners

I am using two separate X screens on two monitors and I would like them to be connected at the lower right corner. That is, if you move to the lower right corner of screen0 the mouse should appear at ...
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Upgrade won't allow second display to go to 1920x1080

I just upgraded to 10.10 last night and I'm having issues now with dual display from my laptop dock. This was working in the previous release with a manual xrandr command: xrandr --output LVDS1 --off ...
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2answers
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Installing drivers for an ATI 6950

Is there any way to get ubuntu to recognise an ATI 6950? I have tried installing the proprietary ATI drivers, but these do not seem to work properly. It seems to screw up the gnome desktop, and starts ...
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1answer
248 views

Xorg crash on MSI CX623 notebook

I have a MSI CX623 laptop and I have installed the Ubuntu 10.10, x64bit version on it. The problem is after I activated the Nvidia driver from Additional Drivers. After restarting Xorg crashes. ...
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1answer
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X doesn't find nvidia module when installing developer driver

I just downloaded the developer driver from Nvidia's CUDA Zone. Executed it and typed in restart gdm and the it worked. However after rebooting X didn't come up (xorg log), to fix it I can simply ...
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Keeping Xv Overlay configuration throughout an X session [closed]

After upgrading my Linux system from Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 10.10, I suceeded correcting most problems (all related to Intel 82865G Integrated Graphics Adapter support and compiz is still not working ...
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1answer
681 views

“Fatal Error” message during boot process [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 with ATI proprietary FGLRX graphic drivers When I boot, I can see this very quick message appearing; I don't have time to read it: **Fatal Error ...
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1answer
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Looking for USB VGA Adapter that works for sure?

I can't seem to get a straight answer on this. I would like to add a 3rd display onto my laptop + external monitor setup. While my current setup (Thinkpad X201) has an open VGA port (am using the ...
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2answers
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Triple monitor setup with an ATI Radeon 4200?

I have a relatively new Powerspec computer (i5 quad core processor, about a year or two old) and just grabbed a new relatively inexpensive ($40?) graphics card. It has 1 DVI, one VGA, and one HDMI ...
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1answer
479 views

When will fglrx work on latest Xorg server 1.9?

As many laptops with an ATI Radeon (5470HD) in it, mine is having issues too when installing the proprietary driver fglrx (screen hangs on startup). I read somewhere that these issues appear because ...
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0answers
634 views

Touchpad problem on ProBook 4420s [closed]

I have an HP ProBook 4420s and just installed Ubuntu on it. Right click and scroll is really messy. I just can not get it to work properly. Is there is a known standard solution for the same? Should ...
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1answer
345 views

Since that last kernel upgrade X uses too much RAM

Ok so I guess last few days there was a kernel upgrade in apt, cause I had to reboot. And since then, X shows up in htop eating 50% or more of my ram! And the swap is totally eaten too. I haven't ...
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3answers
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No kernel modesetting detected, can only boot Xorg in fail safe graphics mode with intel video card?

I have installed ubuntu 10.10 and while I can launch it in fail safe graphics mode, I only get a text console when I try to launch it normally. Apparently there is a problem with my drivers or ...
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1answer
3k views

How to get Xorg to ignore certain input devices?

What needs to be done so that when a specific input device is plugged in via USB it is not automatically used for input by X? I still want the /dev/input/* device nodes automatically created, but ...
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1answer
563 views

`p` key doesn't work in X

Today I had to force-shutdown my machine after it froze during resume from suspend. Since the reboot, I've found that the p key doesn't work normally in X. It does work normally in the console. ...
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1answer
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Mouse's forward and back buttons don't work

I have two buttons on my mouse to go forwards and back: They used to work all right in Firefox, but now they don't any more. I've since switched to Google Chrome (the package from ...
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1answer
1k views

enable/install ATI x1250

I want to install my ATI x1250 on my ubuntu 10.10, i am running it on a HP 6515b. But when i run aticonfig it says adapter missing, even when i try to edit 3d settings, it says no mardware detected. ...
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6answers
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nvidia drivers dual screen xorg.conf

I had dual screen working previously. Now every time I try to setup dual screens and reboot. I get logged in as tty mode, i am able to get one screen working, or have my desktop span both screen ( one ...
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2answers
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External Monitor Resolution doesn't go above 1024x768

I am trying to use a 24" external monitor as the primary monitor for my Asus EEE netbook. When I connect it, it works properly, except the max resolution available is 1024x768. Usually, I'd go into ...
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2answers
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Section of the screen gets distorted and pixelated after a few hours [closed]

I have a Dell 1464 and installed Ubuntu on an External drive. After using ubuntu, I realized that a section of 3 or more hours make my screen go pixelated (Actually the blend of colors seems to get ...
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2answers
530 views

Can I manually adjust a particular window's transparency using Metacity composite mode?

Compiz doesn't work correctly with my graphics card (Intel 82852/855GM), so I use Metacity composite mode, which works fine. Sometimes I'd like to make a particular window of my choice ...
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2answers
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How to set up VIA chrome9 screen driver?

I have an old machine here with a VIA chipset. The default screen resolution is 800x600 but the monitor is a widescreen LCD monitor which is capable of much more. I've tried to install the ubuntu ...
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2answers
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HD6870 segmentation fault with fglrx

Installing a new system. Intel Core i7 870 Socket 1156 2.93Ghz Tray Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 P55 CHIPSET 8GB Transcend DDR3 1333Mhz (4 x 2GB) Sapphire ATI Radeon 6870 1GB GDDR5 Ubuntu 10.10 64bit ...
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1answer
755 views

i3 core performance problems

I just tried to play Quake3 (QuakeLive) on a new laptop with an i3 core integrated gpu, running Ubuntu 10.10. Strangely, the performance was terrible. I'm running on intel driver, which seems to load ...
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1answer
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How to reconfigure graphics (xorg)

The display on my Laptop got corrupted after accidentally executing a script intended for my Desktop with NVidia driver. The driver on my laptop is (lspci | grep VGA): Intel Corporation Mobile ...
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1answer
582 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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1answer
1k views

Use local button styles during forwarded X11 session over SSH

Is it at all possible to have a forwarded X11 session be styled with something other than the default X button styles? It doesn't even appear to use my server's actual styles seeing as both computers ...
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4answers
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NVIDIA 96 not working in Maverick

I recently upgraded to Maverick and X stopped working. I used to run NVIDIA-96, but now when I modprobe nvidia I'm getting the following error: FATAL: Error inserting nvidia ...
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1answer
2k views

How can I calibrate the touch screen and stylus on HP Pavillion TX 2500?

I installed Kubuntu 10.10 on a HP tx2675ee tablet PC (tx2500 series - single touch not multi touch). The touch screen and stylus both work out of the box, however the touch screen is way off ...
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1answer
334 views

Upgrading to 10.10 has made the terminal go crazy

I asked this question on the unix/linux SE and someone suggested I try my luck here. The problem is this: since upgrading to 10.10, the terminal has gone a little funny. Here's a picture of the ...
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2answers
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Setting up dual monitors

Just installed a fresh copy of Maverick, and went from my two monitors working perfectly to broken in seconds. As usual I configured the monitors in the display applet, this worked fine. I also hit ...
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1answer
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Nvidia graphics card failed after upgrade to 10.10

After upgrade to 10.10 my system is unable to start in normal mode due to problems with graphics drivers. The laptop (hp dv9500) boots only in failsafe, low resolution graphics mode. Here's the ...
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0answers
1k views

VGA for external monitor is flickering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GMA 5700 MHD Dell Vostro 3300 externel vga monitor is flickering I use the Dell Vostro 3300 und Ubuntu Lucid 10.10. The problem was on 10.04.1 too. The VGA for the ...