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After messing with configuration files can't start ubuntu, get black screen

Today I was trying to get tap to click to work on my ACer c720 with only ubuntu installed. At one point I restarted the computer and I only got a black screen with a non-blinkning cursor in the top ...
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Full Screen / Maximize Top Edge Action only works on main monitor (Dual Monitor Setup) Compiz

Certain applications that I have (terminal, NVIDIA XServer settings, and a few others) will go full screen properly-that is, whatever monitor I am viewing the application window in, if I drag it up to ...
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How do I disable Xorg/Compiz et al from a computer that has a graphics board?

I have a desktop computer I want to use as file server. It has "stock" Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Ubuntu thinks the computer has an video monitor hooked-up, which it has not. How do I tell Ubuntu it ...
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Get Ubuntu to NOT move windows when turning off one of multiple monitors

I have a triple monitor setup and it works very well with 13.10. However, I have some problems with the way Ubuntu moves windows around when turning off a monitor. For instance, when I want to watch ...
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Cpu usage over 20% on all cores fom compiz, Xorg, and at-spi2-registr

I noticed that on all 6 cores on my processor my computer is using 20-60%. No windows were open aside from the system monitor. I ran the command "top" in terminal and found that compiz is using ...
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Broken Pipe Error - TTY screen not accessible - Killall compiz command used

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For my project, I tried to kill the window manager using killall command. When I reboot the system, I am not able to login. I am not able to access tty sessions too. I am ...
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149 views

How do I fix Unity from freezing and artifacts on my screen when I'm charging my laptop?

I woke up this morning to find my computer frozen and my graphics were not rendering correctly either. I had to press Ctrl + Alt + F1 to regain control of the system. At first I thought it was my ...
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556 views

after upgrade to 13.10 gnome-terminal is black with no decoration or text. How to fix? [duplicate]

All window decoration is black. However scroll bars, maximize, minimize and exit buttons are active if one can find them. Separately, in the case of gnome-terminal, all text, whether prompts, std ...
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65 views

Run command if window is fullscreen?

Is there any way to run a pre-set command everytime any window goes fullscreen? I want to run unclutter whenever an application goes fullscreen and close it when the app leaves fullscreen. I tried ...
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After the Failed Installation of a Video Card/Driver Ubuntu 13.04 Displayed a Blank (Black) Screen

I inserted a new video card (Asus GT630-SL-2GD3-L). It was not initially detected by Ubuntu 13.04. I went ahead to the Ubuntu software center and downloaded the nvidia-current driver. Upon reboot, ...
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Have a Dell Dimension 2400 (Installed Ubuntu 13.04) after install and login, I get a purple screen [duplicate]

I am a fairly new user to Ubuntu. As stated in the title, I have a Dimension 2400 that I put 13.04 on. Everything seemed to go perfectly, once I booted it up I got to my login, and then *Boom, ...
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776 views

Xorg/Compiz is using massive amounts of CPU. What to do?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I've been trying to figure out what is causing my Xorg and Compiz to frequently come close to maxing out my CPU usage for weeks now. Essentially, during normal use, both ...
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1answer
246 views

No window-decorations when running Compiz without Sudo

I am running a barebones install of Ubuntu Server 13.04, that I want to boot into a Kiosk like application. For testing, I am launching into X running just XTerm. When I boot up, if I do sudo ...
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menue bar and launcher

I recently installed Xorg 1.11 and fglrx 12.6 on my machine and after restarting system that worked as well . that was good also at the game time . the unity menuebar/launcher and panel left after i ...
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Messing with CCSM and lost a window, but still have a running process

I was messing with CCSM and CCSM crashed, bringing down the whole UI with an error message and a restart. I had a couple of bash terminals open that are still running: jdphenix@jdphenix:~$ ps aux | ...
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Xorg and compiz using 20% of CPU

I'm not doing anything in particular but Xorg is currently using 8-15% of my CPU and Compiz is using 5-15% as well. I have 4 virtual desktops (aka workspaces) and like 10 windows open but I see no ...
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1answer
760 views

Taking screenshots of all (or specific) virtual desktops/workspaces (or: windows beyond/larger than current desktop)?

I often need to take screenshots of windows that are larger than the currently shown desktop. I'm on Ubuntu 11.04, gnome-about says Version: 2.32.1; compiz --version says Compiz 0.9.4.0 -- and I have ...
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1answer
373 views

XBMC using a lot of CPU when fullscreen

I'm just starting to try out XBMC (from the ubuntu repo) and noticed that it's using a lot of CPU when running fullscreen, even when I'm not playing a movie. There's a definite lag even on the home ...
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1answer
766 views

Falied installing ATI X.Org binary driver!! (ATI Radeon HD 5400)

The open source driver worked well with the fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04, but it drains my laptop battery faster. So I installed the proprietary driver from jockey-gtk. It gave me this error ...
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70 views

How to determine what applications affect xorg/compiz load

Is there a way to tell which application causes huge cpu usage and huge load for xorg and compiz processes?
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655 views

Compiz does not work with proprietary nvidia driver

I have a ThinkPad T420 with an NVidia Quadro video card. It crashes constantly when I close this lid (if you are curious..) and I suspect on a problem with nouveau drivers, so I installed the ...
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1answer
203 views

Boot fails after showing ubuntu screen and just sits on screen showing [OK]. Tried removing fglrx but still can't get it to go

Just all the sudden compiz failed and I couldn't get it to relauch so I rebooted the system. Ever since, after the Ubuntu login screen (with 5 round circles in the middle. It just goes to the next ...
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608 views

gtk-window-decorator crashes [closed]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with all updates. Several days ago on my system program gtk-window-decorator crashes few times in a day. Error message: The program 'gtk-window-decorator' received an X Window ...
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1answer
2k views

Unable to move windows to second screen

Hooked up a second screen to the second connector of my nVidia card, set it up with nvidia-settings and it started showing my background correctly. The X display works correctly (i.e. DISPLAY=:0.1 ...
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1answer
182 views

How can I operate on the active X display using a command in the console?

I have problems where compiz freezes and I have to switch to another console(ctrl+alt+F1) to restart. But it would be easier if I could just do "$ compiz --replace" in the other console and not have ...
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1answer
928 views

How to trigger a color inversion effect for one window?

I want to have an inverse color effect (light to dark) like 'negative' in compiz, but without compiz, and only for one window (like compiz's Super+N) . Is there a way to get a similar effect ...
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1answer
651 views

Poor Xorg Intel GM45 Performance after 12.04 Upgrade

Just upgraded to 12.04 and my video performance feels a lot worse. Running an Intel GM45 with dual 1280x1900 screens. When I switch to a single screen performance is much better. This was the same ...
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798 views

Ubuntu 11.10 Nvidia TwinView display error / Flash video playback lag

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 with '2' Nvidia GTS-250 GPU's. I am trying to get TwinView to work. Currently I have everything working as far as both screens are on and I can drag between them and use ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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1answer
9k views

How do I get rid of this monitor error?

I have an Nvidia card and two monitors. Every time I log in to Unity on Ubuntu 11.10, I get this error: "Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors" I have tried opening ...
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Compiz animations jittery with an ATI Radeon HD 6520G [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Performance being really choppy with ATI drivers I have Ubuntu 11.10 64bit installed on a machine with an AMD A6-3400M CPU, and a Radeon HD 6520G card. For some reason ...
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How can I toggle between single and dual monitor setup?

I have two monitors working just right with nvidia driver. There are times, however, where I want to have just one monitor and other times where I need two: I must open NVidia XServer Settings, go to ...
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2answers
584 views

Fix Mobility Radeon Graphics in Ubuntu 11.04 [until now] [closed]

Is there some things to fix mobility AMD Radeon HD3xxx series in Ubuntu 11.04 ?? Until now, i've been updated my system using Kernel 2.6.39-11 and Catalyst 11.7 but Graphics Effects sill running ugly ...
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1answer
678 views

Unity / Compiz problem after update from Xorg ppa

After update from Xorg ppa (ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa) I have many problems with Unity Shell / Compiz. Preview of moving icons is broken and GTK theme of unselected windows breaks. Video: ...
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Why is Xorg taking up so much memory and CPU?

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 11.04 Natty after a massive hard drive failure. Now, for some reason, compiz and Xorg decide it's a fun idea to start eating up my RAM and CPU - GB by GB. Starts out at ...
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3answers
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How do I recover when Compiz crashes?

Often compiz will crash and leave the keyboard useless. Normally I drop to the console and restart GDM. Is there a solution where I can start Compiz back up without losing everything in the current ...
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Is this CPU usage normal for Xorg?

I checked System Monitor to see if the frequency of my CPU increases without doing anything and saw that xorg is always using 10-40% of the CPU even if it's not doing much of anything on the desktop ...
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X breaks after installing compiz [closed]

I tried to install compiz after upgrading to 11.04. Now X doesn't work anymore and I can't replace compiz with metacity, because I'm not able to launch X. I restarted in recovery mode, but I'm not ...
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2answers
524 views

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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1answer
167 views

Reducing brightness of large areas containing bright colours [closed]

I do most of my work in either a terminal or a web browser. I prefer my terminals to use bright colours on dark. I would really prefer that web pages tended to look this way as well, but that's not ...
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2answers
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How to make Conky text semitransparent?

Okay, before you ask me to RTFM, I'll show you a screenshot, and describe my situation: Screenshot This is what I want to get. The screenshot above shows (semitransparent) Conky, but the ...
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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 ...