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How to reverse colors for the current window in gnome shell?

I dislike that most websites use a black font on white background for their sites, as it gets too tiresome for me to read. Back in the days of 11.04, using Gnome2 with compiz, there actually was a ...
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2answers
310 views

Direct X-forwarding

I'm struggling to set up X-forwarding between 2 different machines on my local network and my ubuntu desktop. I'm able to connect using ssh x-forwarding one one machine, but the other machine (a Qnap ...
3
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1answer
4k views

Best video cards for 3 monitors? [closed]

I am looking to purchase a new video card and I want to run three LCDs side-by-side. I normally would buy NVidia, but from what I have read, ATI is the leader in multi-monitor with their Eyefinity ...
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1answer
4k views

How are separate x screens supposed to work (probable problem)

I just recently re-installed Ubuntu (went from 11.10 32bit to 11.10 64bit) and got a new monitor and video card (nvidia, vga and hdmi outputs). So, since I have two monitors connected to the computer, ...
0
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1answer
333 views

How do I put a gnome-terminal's left border on the left side of screen, using a shell command?

I'm making a custom command that launches gnome-terminal as a sort of overlay window near the bottom of the screen, similar to the Tilda terminal. In order to do this, I'm using gnome-terminal's ...
0
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1answer
331 views

Configure external display on Ubuntu 11.10

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Acer Aspire 5742Z and everythings working great except my external display. I've got an HP ZR2440w. The Display settings for this show it's running at its native ...
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1answer
3k views

Confused with X.ORG version number

There is my trouble: I'm trying to install ATI drivers on my Dell Vostro 3350 laptop. On the AMD's site I followed steps to determine which driver should I use. After selecting what hardware I use I ...
2
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0answers
180 views

ubuntu 11.10 login loop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu - resolution issue causing login screen loop Unity login return to login screen again after successful login. Got the following error in ~/.xsession-errors ...
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2answers
4k views

Can't use nvidia card/driver on optimus notebook

I installed (once again) the latest official nvidia driver for my GT540m on Ubuntu 11.10. Even though everything seems OK with my xorg.conf file (I've manually added BusID "PCI:1:0:0", since lspci ...
3
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1answer
507 views

Black screen after installing Ubuntu 11.10 on new pc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? After installing Ubuntu on my fresh desktop, the Ubuntu loading screen shortly appears and then I ...
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2answers
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I need help pleas help me xorg.conf missing Ubuntu 11.10 can't install driver for my Intel GM965 on my Dell Latitude d630

I have hard time solving my problem. I have searched the net but nothing worked... I just installed the newest ver of ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop dell latitude d630. Everything works fine but it seems i ...
2
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2answers
857 views

How can I make a Multiseat with Xephyr?

I'm trying to use multiseat with Ubuntu, but I can't make this work. I've read a lot of "how to", and the most of them are about doing a multiseat with some distro with GDM2, or KDM. But, I'm using ...
2
votes
1answer
90 views

How do you reposition and move X windows across 2 different computers?

I've heard of a feature of X allowing users to move windows over different X servers over the network. How do I do this in ubuntu?
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1answer
72 views

Loop function in /bin/x11

There is a quest about /bin/x11/ in Ubuntu 11.10. X11 generate a loop, while a second X11 map is also in it, but it is not possible to delete or change the inbound X11 map within X11. With regards ...
3
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0answers
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Why my gamma settings in my xorg.conf is reseted to 1.0 after some seconds in login screen? [closed]

Recently I changed my monitor for a newer one. This new monitor has a darker image than my old one (for example, videos with dark scenes are now completely black). Bright and Contrast are 100% in ...
0
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2answers
918 views

Problems after installing Ubuntu 11.10

I'm having trouble with Ubuntu 11.10. It has to do with nomodeset. After I boot into Ubuntu, it goes to a purple screen for about 10 seconds and then goes blank. After that nothing happens. I've read ...
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1answer
957 views

Xorg 11.10 kernel 3.0.0-16-generic running Extremely High CPU memory. Was a bug Introduced in recent update? [closed]

So any luck with this yet? I am running Kubuntu 11.10 x86_64 kernel 3.0.0-16-generic i7 @ 3.8GHz 24GB Ram NVIDIA gtx 260 running the 290.10 Drivers This actually didn't start happening until I ...
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0answers
960 views

Ubuntu and Radeon HD6870 [closed]

I have fresh installed the last Ubuntu version 11.10 in my desktop computer but I have a problem with my Graphic Card RADEON HD6870 at the boot of the O.S. Hard Disk Interno Western Digital Caviar ...
3
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1answer
519 views

Black blocks and lines on screen

I often get lines and blocks on screen. Some of them disappear after scrolling application window back and forth, but some of them don't. Seems like something is wrong with screen refresh or compiz ...
2
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0answers
403 views

How do I disable automatic monitor detection and adjustment of displays? [closed]

I am running 11.10 on an Dell Mini 9 (Inspiron 910). When I connect VGA or close the lid the computer automatically detects the change and adjusts the displays. How can I disable this?
0
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1answer
1k views

Live CD works, installed doesn't — wrong display resolution

I have an old laptop (from 2004) that I'm trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 on. When I run the Live CD, the display works correctly (1024x768). After installing, when I boot from the hard drive, the ...
10
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5answers
1k views

Why does switching users completely hang my system every time?

I have a fresh install of 11.04 64bit, with 2 administrator accounts and 4 normal accounts. The 4 normal accounts (the kids' accounts) don't have passwords, they can login simply by clicking on ...
0
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2answers
1k views

How do I create a new keyboard layout?

I have a trouble like this. I want to create a new custom layout because I want to use the Cirillic alphabet on an Italian keyboard changing less keys I can. I made my file in ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I fix the brightness on a Samsung Aura R700 Dillen?

My Problem: Since Ubuntu 10.04 I can no longer adjust the background brightness of the built in LCD-Panel. The Laptop (Samsung Aura R700 Dillen - Nvidia 8600M GT GPU) is always on a very low ...
2
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2answers
5k views

Nvidia - Graphics interface not loading at startup

When I start up Ubuntu (11.10), no graphical interface loads. This is the case both in normal and recovery mode. Instead I'm being presented with a console, logged as 'root@ubuntu'. From there I can ...
3
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1answer
8k views

rotating screen 90 degrees clockwise

Just got a new computer loaded with NVidia GForce N430, and installed a fresh new Ubuntu 11.10 amd64. I also enabled nvidia drivers using "additional drivers" apt, and all is working fine in "normal" ...
5
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1answer
1k views

X doesn't start on boot

I installed my new computer today with 11.10 (i5-2500K, ASUS P8Z68-V LX, using the onboard graphic processor). After updating everything went fine but then I tried to go to StandBy-mode. This crashed ...
0
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1answer
2k views

X server display configuration page will not load

The X Server Display Configuration Page will not load due to "failed to query NoScanout for screen 0". So, the Display Control Panel in System Settings does not recognize that the second monitor ...
5
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0answers
489 views

LTSP thin client boots to a command prompt instead of a GUI [closed]

When I install Edubuntu 11.10 with LTSP, it installs fine. When I go to boot from the thin client it opens a terminal (looks like MS-DOS) on the thin client, but the LTSP server shows a GUI. I am new ...
0
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0answers
2k views

Where's xorg.conf? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the X.org config file? How do I configure X there? I'm trying to force 1600x900 on my old HP dc5000 with an integrated Intel 82865g GPU running Ubuntu 11.10 ...
1
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1answer
5k views

X doesnt start after running aticonfig

I have HP ProBook with dual GPU, first integrated by Intel and second is Radeon 6470M. I have installed proprietary driver (fglrx) for AMD gpu and then run aticonfig to create xorg.conf. After reboot ...
4
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0answers
699 views

Upgrade To 11.10 - Issue With Quad Monitors [closed]

I am having issues setting up my machine to use quad monitors. This was all working fine in 11.04 but since upgrading I have had no luck getting the configuration to work. If I use the same xorg.conf ...
6
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1answer
2k views

change xorg.conf based on displaylink monitor detection using lightdm

I've purchased a USB driven external display for my laptop. I've gotten it working by adding a xorg.conf file, however when the usb monitor isn't plugged in I want the xorg.conf to disappear so that ...
0
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1answer
198 views

Videos in Totem kills X server

Using oneiric, up-to-date. 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10) With the SiS driver available in the repositories my videos ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

why will one user account of three not log-in?

Our family has three user account in /home. I have just installed Ubuntu 11.10 and two of the three log-in to xorg OK but the third just cycles back to the log-in screen (gdm?) Mine, of course :( Is ...
6
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3answers
7k views

Virtual Terminal switching with a multiseat setup and lightdm

My aim is to have two seats for my Ubuntu machine. One of the monitors is a USB touchscreen from Mimo with a displaylink chip. I already got it working as main display just by reconfiguring xorg.conf. ...
2
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0answers
3k views

Start X and Unity from the console [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm wondering if it is possible to start X and Unity from the console without using LightDM or any other display managers. I use Unity 2D and my ~/.xsession is as follows ...
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2answers
232 views

many /run files missing after upgrade to 11.10

I've upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 and now I am missing the majority of files in /run (my other 11.10 machine has 44 files/folders in /run while the broken system has only 11). One of the main missing ...
3
votes
1answer
12k views

Can not generate Xorg.conf file

On a fresh install when i run X -configure, i get this error: X.Org X Server 1.10.4 Release Date: 2011-08-19 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-27-server x86_64 ...
3
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2answers
2k views

PuTTY X11 Forwarding broken in 11.10

When I connected to my 11.04 server using PuTTY (from Windows) with X11 forwarding enabled, if I entered the command echo $DISPLAY I'd see localhost:10.0 and when I started an X program, it would ...
0
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0answers
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Ubuntu 11.10 Xorg.cong File [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the X.org config file? How do I configure X there? [Edit] Thanks for everyone's input there though but this thread is indeed a duplicate. See comments bellow I ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Installing any nvidia driver on a Nvidia Geforce 310M causes laptop to not boot

I am using an Asus U35JC with a Nvidia GeForce 310 M graphics card. System info says that my graphics card is unknown. When I install any of two additional drivers and run sudo nvidia-xconfig* and ...
3
votes
3answers
898 views

Doesn't boot after fresh install

After fresh install of oneiric 11.10 nothing displayed during boot process, but I still can switch to tty's. I made apt-get update/upgrade from tty and tried to reboot. Nothing changed. 'service ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Can't login into Ubuntu

I started having this issue after having removed Kubuntu from my computer. At first login screen wouldn't even show, instead the screen stopped at Checking Battery state stage. At this point I still ...
2
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6answers
7k views

100 % CPU usage with “on demand” setting due to Xorg

I upgraded to Oneiric (from Natty) on my IBM Thinkpad X41. With the default CPU speed setting of "on demand" I get 100 % CPU usage. In System Monitor (nb: view > all processes) the dominant process ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Which ATI driver should I use for a Radeon Xpress 200M?

So my laptop that I'm using with Ubuntu 11.10 so far is working great. The thing is that in the driver on my system info says its using Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS480. My Laptop is old and is using the ...
2
votes
1answer
492 views

xorg and modelines for sony Bravia KDL-40CX523

Does anyone know where I can find the correct modelines so I can configure my Sony TV to be recognised and have full (or close to) HD resolution? Intel 965 GM graphics, i know it's not the best but ...
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3answers
2k views

Could not resolve archive.ubuntu.com when reinstalling xorg

I managed to uninstall xserver-xorg completely, and now all I see when booting Ubuntu is a blank screen. I've tried reinstalling it through shell prompt (recovery mode) but every time I get errors ...
1
vote
0answers
274 views

Can't install on a compaq v3000 becouse of nouveau/nvidia [closed]

The monitor is not well recognized and i can't configure the nvidia drivers because, during install, nouveau is installed and used as kernerl modules. So, i can't get Xorg to work in desktop live CD ...
2
votes
1answer
976 views

Do I need a better graphics card for 11.10?

I am not anything like a gamer so a modern Integrated graphic card should be more than enough for me but after getting a new PC with Sandy Bridge CPU (Intel core i7 2600K) I've had very shaky display ...