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Graphics and input settings load delay on boot

Whenever I boot my system, after loging in, it takes half a minute for my display settings and my input settings to load. This means that for the first 30 seconds I have the default resolution ...
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What is the difference between gnome-awesome session and pure xsession?

I am trying to use awesome tiling window manager and I figured I have a choice of running awesome as GNOME session or pure xsession. What is the difference between the two and when would I want each ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, change resolution on GDM login screen/system wide?

Under Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, Gnome 3.12, I'm running with a different from my maximum resolution. After login, the resolution is set fine, and when I log in after locking the machine, the resolution is ...
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610 views

Resolution changes after startup/login

I have been trying to use Gnome 3.8 / 3.10 / 3.12 since Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and no matter what I do it changes the screen resolution to 720p, instead of 1080p, so I have to manually set 1080p every ...
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1answer
75 views

Frequent kernel panics always accompined by severe graphical glitching. Is my machine possessed or in need of a new motherboard?

Ubuntu 14.04 I'm having incredibly frequent kernel panics that have been getting worse for the last week, after I installed and then removed Gnome and GDE. At this point, it is almost impossible to ...
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1answer
493 views

The system freezes a lot and dmesg gives an error in Nvidia drivers

I faced constant system freezing in Ubuntu under both Unity and Gnome shell. So I came to Arch. In Arch also im facing the same issue. I tried many things in these forums but nothing helped. Please ...
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1answer
40 views

Find X-Window Name

I am using a script called SendKeys (https://github.com/kyoto/sendkeys) which I want to use to send keyboard strokes to Skype. I am able to get SendKeys to works perfectly with pluma (a text editor) ...
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1answer
145 views

Gnome Shell Grey Screen No Login Box After AMD Drivers Installation On Lubuntu

I installed the fglrx AMD drivers on Lubuntu and rebooted. The machine didn't reboot properly and I could only see a prompt. I logged in and uninstalled the drivers using sudo apt-get remove ...
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693 views

ATI (AMD) HD7750 proprietary drivers flickers and falls back to VESA [closed]

I have recently upgraded my working x86_64 13.10 system to 14.04. However, when using the proprietory AMD drivers, Gnome (not tested with Unity) flickers and falls back to VESA. The graphics ...
1
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1answer
107 views

X keeps restarting without getting to login screen

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 in my PC. Two days ago, oneconf crashed while I was working and I had to restart the computer. Since then, I haven't been able to go past the black screen to the login ...
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29 views

Detect program is not responding

In Ubuntu, when a program is not responding, a gray shadow comes over it so the user notices that it is not responding. My question is how can I detect if any running program is not responding from ...
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45 views

Unity will not work after upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10

Last night, I updated from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. This morning, I logged in to my computer, only to get a black screen. I am able to access the shell by pressing the escape key while the Ubuntu logo ...
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27 views

Unable to add mappings to 3rd level via xmodmap [closed]

I am trying to customize my keyboard layout using xmodmap under Ubuntu 10.04 (Gnome). I am able to change mappings of keys that have some function in the original layout (dvorak-ucw), e.g. I can ...
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0answers
61 views

GUI fails to show up both in 'try ubuntu' (live-session) and after-installing [ubuntu-gnome13.10]

I have downloaded and burned ubuntu-gnome 13.10 amd64 on a dvd. It booted straight into the live session (uefi-off in my motherboard settings). Everything works as it should until I'm asked to choose ...
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0answers
95 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
804 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 ...
1
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1answer
254 views

Ubuntu 13.04 slowing down due to X taking 50-100% of CPU

I have strange issue. I use my PC mostly to run some Java app, execute some command line, watch movies and use browser (Chromium), eg. to watch YouTube, play some Flash games and read. Not much more. ...
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1answer
1k views

Black screen on boot. FailsafeX: “Screen not found”

I made a regular update using update center yesterday on My Samsung NP730U3E with Ubuntu gnome 13.10 and today it won't start. Or rather: it just gives me a black screen. On start up I get to enter ...
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642 views

13.10 ViewPortIn Display/Resolution Issues

This is my first it posting. I am having issues setting a resolution that is persistent when rebooting/restarting the xserver. I am running 331.17 as my driver, i have tried the other drivers as well. ...
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0answers
944 views

Can I restart Gnome without closing open programs?

Sometimes Gnome (or is that X Server) crashes when I open certain programs (most recently GParted) - or for example full-screen YouTube crashes thanks to the graphics driver. In these instances I ...
1
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1answer
71 views

Blank Screen and Windows being “pasted?” after unity login

Here's what happens. 1: Boot up into Ubuntu. Nothing out of the ordinary. 2: Login to Ubuntu Desktop, accepts password. Wallpaper displays as normal. 3: Password is accepted, wallpaper stays for ...
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1answer
374 views

Remote Desktop from Windows machine using something other than Unity?

Ubuntu 12.04.3 I have a question regarding a computer I use as a file server on my home network. The hardware is actually an old Asus netbook (don't laugh, it's low power, silent, and has a built in ...
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333 views

(alt) and (super) keys suddenly stopped working in gnome 3

For my daily work I use two keyboard layouts: The normal German Qwertz (setxkbmap de) as well as Neo (setxkbmap de neo). Yesterday suddenly between switching back and forth between keyboard layouts ...
0
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1answer
520 views

Ubuntu 12.10 DisplayLink Adapter No Green Screen

I initially wanted to get this working on 13.04, but have since given up. If I get it working on 12.10, I may decide to upgrade, but that's irrelevant until such a time. Unlike many reported cases ...
0
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1answer
102 views

GDM Starting Twice?

Lately, I keep getting booted into low graphics mode (using Intel, I don't have a xorg.conf) and when viewing startup errors it says "Fatal server error: Server is already active for display 0" This ...
0
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1answer
64 views

12.04 still crashes - up to kernel 3.5?

when 12.04.02 LTS was installed with kernel 3.2 - there seemed to be no problem regarding gdm, x-windows and clamtk. ( I refer to link here: Why running clamtk on 12.04 with kernel-update of today ...
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Ubuntu consistenly restarts at gui interaction

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Gnome. I recently swapped out my AMD gfx card for an Nvidia card and then back again. In the process i have ended up here - a rebooting system. I have thus far used ...
0
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1answer
132 views

Gnome 3 uninstall failed?

Oke now i really messed up my system. I have tried to uninstall gnome 3. I have followed this guide. But now my system do not anything at all. When I boot it stops when it needs to load the GUI. I ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Under “System Settings -> Details” “Graphics” shown as “Unknown” [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop. System details shown by Ubuntu are as: Memory: 3.8 GB Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-3220 CPU @ 3.30GHz × 4 Graphics: Unknown OS: type 32-bit Now I ...
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226 views

Gnome 3.4 work at fallback mode with two monitors

I have: Ubunte 12.04 NVidia 8400 GS installed nvidia-common And xorg.conf like that: # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings # nvidia-settings: version 295.33 ...
1
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1answer
773 views

How can I keep Terminal always on top of other windows?

I want to keep gnome-terminal application on top of all the applications, even when it is unfocused. How can I do so?
3
votes
1answer
939 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 ...
2
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1answer
266 views

How to bind a character device in /dev directory as the keyboard?

I have written an character device, I want to declare it as the keyboard and use it to generate events from the virtual keyboard?
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3answers
6k views

3 Monitors, Ubuntu 12.04, Gnome 3, 2 nvidia cards, WITH xrandr or xinerama?

Ok. I have been banging my head against the wall for over a week now trying to get 3 monitors to work. I have: Nvidia 8600 GT 512MB PCIEx16 Nvidia GT 240 1GB PCIEx16 They are not running in SLI ...
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2answers
434 views

How to remove permanently those error prompts while using openbox gnome?

How to remove permanently those error prompts while using openbox gnome? Such as: update ubuntu latest release, this kind of errors etc, how to permanently disable them so that it does not show in ...
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0answers
160 views

Dual Monitor with two different window managers

I have dual monitors. I have had different window managers on each monitor before. Like Gnome in one and KDE in the other. It was a nice way to show off Linux. I would like to do this again but I ...
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3answers
3k views

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
480 views

why does Gnome/KDE require /usr/bin/X to run?

Is there any good resource about these low level graphic configuration? It is all fuzzy to me.
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1answer
4k views

Ubuntu session crashes: Gdk-WARNING: gnome-session: Fatal IO error 11

This happens on an Acer 7535 notebook with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 cpu and ATI radeon HD3200 graphics, Ubuntu 12.40 64-bit. Every now and then, the unity 2D session crashes and the user is sent to the ...
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1answer
634 views

Error loading gnome ubuntu session

After restart ubuntu i get this after login : : unable to launch "gnome-session --session=ubuntu" X session --- "gnome-session --session=ubuntu" not found; falling back to default session. Same ...
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2answers
2k views

marble mouse middle click fail in 12.04

On recently upgrading to 12.04, I find that the middle click with my logictec marble mouse doesn't work any more (formally achieved by clicking both buttons). Anoying since I can't do a middle-click ...
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0answers
672 views

Cannot log in to the desktop on ubuntu 11.10? [closed]

The problem is, I could log in under the terminal, i could ifup eth0, i could do anything I want in the terminal, but if I use ctrl+alt+f7 goto the gnome login screen, after I input the correct ...
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1answer
628 views

If I want to control the mouse cursor using Python, should I look into docs for GNOME or X?

I want to write a program in Python runs on Ubuntu and moves the mouse cursor, just like a hardware mouse would. What should I try to connect to: X or GNOME? I am pretty sure that X would work, but ...
1
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1answer
1k views

Installing basic Gnome GUI on server

I'm trying to install a very minimal Gnome environment on an Ubuntu server running on minimal server hardware (i.e. no graphics card) behind a KVM switch. Yes, I know that's generally frowned upon. I ...
3
votes
1answer
534 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
567 views

Sensitive middle-button (mouse)

Whenever I click on the middle-button on my mouse-wheel, it seems that multiple click events are being sent in succession. Case in point: when I middle-click a bookmark folder in Chrome (to open up ...
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421 views

Graphical bugs with Gnome-Shell/Libreoffice and Intel X3150 [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 on my Asus 1215N with a Intel X3150 and this is what happens when I use gnome-shell or libreoffice (just some examples) : Gnome-Shell Glitch 1 ...
6
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4answers
2k views

Where do I have to paste an “xinput” command so that it executes it when GNOME is started?

On my Thinkpad I need to execute something like this in the terminal: xinput set-int-prop "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint" "Evdev Middle Button Emulation" 8 1 so that my the 2 buttons on my touchpad emulate ...
3
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2answers
2k views

Can I pass a dpi flag to lightdm to set the proper DPI for X?

What is the proper way to set DPI value now? gnome-tweak allows to set only scaling factor, which is unsatisfactory and also not all applications take that into account (Chrome for example). I would ...
8
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2answers
5k views

I cannot set up dual monitors to work with 11.10 using amdcccle 11.9

I've installed the ati catalyst drivers 11.9 manually because the default ones don't work with gnome-shell. But when that I try to change the settings in amdcccle(adminstrative) to use multi-display, ...