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How can I install Unity 8 and lightdm on Ubuntu Server?

I would like to use the new Unity 8 which uses Mir without having to install Xorg. If it's possible, I'd like to use LightDM as my display manager. I first tried installing the ...
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How to assign one X Screen to one LightDM seat?

I'm trying to configure a multiseat setup on a desktop PC with two keyboards two mice two monitors attached to the same graphics card (Nvidia NVS 310) Using these instructions I managed to make ...
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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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How can I make my display work again in Xubuntu?

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and I was testing some stuff because I have a dual display setup, and one display never wakes up from suspend. So I tried this, to see if the display would wake up: sudo ...
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No desktop after login?

So I just installed Ubuntu Minimal 64bit and when I login it just leaves me on what looks like a command page that says jerric@Jerric-HP:~$. I don't have Windows anymore, I think. What do I do? ...
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fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error without internet

I'm very sorry for asking about this error in another question but all the solutions in here require for you to have internet. I only have wireless internet and when I am in that console the internet ...
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X Server config used by lightdm

What I want to do is to start a x server just like the lightdm did. But I can't get the X server perform just like the one started by lightdm. I see the X server process executed by lightdm is: root ...
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NVidia screen config

How do I restore the display config to the one I got during installation? I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with dual nvidia gtx 570 connected to two screens. When I installed ubuntu at first I ran 13.10 ...
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Xorg errors with alt. window manager

I'm currently trying to use the bspwm window manager, by following this guide. I have all the correct dependencies installed, and I compiled it correctly without any errors. The problem comes when ...
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2answers
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Why do desktop / monitor screens fail after staying logged in overnight?

I am currently running Ubuntu 13.10. I experienced this same issue with Ubuntu 12.04, so I dont believe the following issue is tied to a specific release. I am using Ubuntu for work, by choice. Id ...
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155 views

What's the proper way to restart X or lightdm on the command line via upstart?

I want to restart the display manager (lightdm in my case, on Ubuntu 13.10) on the command line. What's the proper way to do it? sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm restart from a terminal emulator doesn't ...
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Run custom user interface application

I have written a Java program that I use as an information screen in a public location. It's a simple program that fetches some XML data from a web server and displays it as scrolling text. I would ...
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How do I adjust DPI in 12.04

I think that I want (need?) to adjust my DPI. Qualitatively, text is very small and I usually find myself increasing text size in text editors, web browsers, etc. Quantitatively: The 1" square here ...
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56 views

Unable to login through LightDM

After executing the following script (I removed all occurrences of tmp, mind you. Or at least I thought I did) and rebooting the system, I'm no longer able to log in through the display manager. ...
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1answer
574 views

ubuntu 12.04 graphic error on boot after update from 10.04

After an update to ubuntu 12.04 from 10.04, I have a strange problem: in grub menu if I select ubuntu kernel 3.2.0-58-generic the graphical interface just hangs there, I get this black screen with a ...
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76 views

How to start X without logging in console?

My filesystem is based on Ubuntu server and I installed xorg and openbox on it. I've made it auto-login and auto startx, but when boot and shutdown, I can always see the root@arm:# or something ...
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1answer
243 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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Unity-greeter black screen on 13.10

I've recently installed ubuntu 13.10 64bit on a desktop (UEFI mode). After the plymouth splash i get a black screen. After some experiments I found a temporary solution: switch back to tty1 and ...
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Blackscreen after upgrading to 13.10 from 13.04 [duplicate]

I have a black screen issue on boot after upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 without nomodeset kernel option. I am using Intel HD4000 gfx and I have installed intel gfx driver. With nomodeset kernel ...
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368 views

Nvidia 331.20 X server not starting in lightdm

Before installing the new Nvidia 331.20 drivers on my Ubuntu 12.04 32bit I decided to update the kernel to 3.12.6 then I start to run the Nvidia update script. So I switched to terminal mode turned ...
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1answer
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lightdm and startx fail to start graphics mode; traces of Nvidia driver are involved

My Ubuntu 12.04 system boots to a text mode login prompt (virtual console #1) since I upgraded the kernel (using Ubuntu's automatic upgrade system). I was using an Nvidia driver that worked well until ...
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Where to call xrandr before xmonad is running?

I'm currently using the default 12.04 precise login screen, and I'm using xmonad as my window manager. I'm trying to determine a good place to put an xrandr call before xmonad is loaded, otherwise ...
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No screens found with usable configuration (Live-CD), boot-repair CLI

I have an MSi GE70 Laptop (Graphics: nvidia GeForce GT650M). At first I couldn't boot nor install. After adding 'nomodeset' in Grub I was able to start the installation. `Try Ubuntu`` just gave me a ...
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1answer
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How to get the right DPI resolution on Ubuntu 13.04 Saucy?

The physical DPI of my laptop screen is approximately 142 dots per inch as you can calculate from the correct output of xrandr --query: $ xrandr --query | head Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current ...
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13.04 - endless login loop

I don't know what I did other than stupidly typing 'startx' in a ctrl + alt + F2 terminal. Now, when I shutdown, it went to login screen. I thought wierd and tried to log back in and got stuck in and ...
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(How) Can X11 Know My Screen Orientation Pre-Login? (Ubuntu 12.10)

Problem: a laptop usually plugged into 2 external monitors, both rotated 90 degrees. At login time, the 3 displays are mirrored, and only the laptop itself is appropriately oriented. I'd prefer to ...
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xorg, jetty, and lightdm all crash my system when run

Whenever I start xorg my computer crashes. I am brought out to a black screen much like the one that it shows when I shut down my computer. After displaying this screen for awhile it kicks me out to ...
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3answers
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(13.04) lightdm crashing - black screen flashing cursor

I am using the 13.04 x64 release of Ubuntu on my PC and at least it works so far as it should. But suddenly the lightdm crashes during boot and even if I try to start it manually from terminal after ...
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2answers
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 Graphics Issues: Broken Pipes, Reinstalled Xorg and Bumblebee

It seems I have a problem, and am only making it worse by following what I find online. I have a new Asus N550JV-D71 (not sure about the part after the dash, though I definitely know it includes 71). ...
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Problem at boot while starting lightdm

Since some days I'm having the following issue. When system try to start X to run lightdm it fails, the displayed window says that the system seems unable to recognize all the devices, after that it ...
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1answer
105 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 ...
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511 views

lightdm creating problem with multiseat configuration with 2 Graphics cards

I have multiscreen setup on my Ubuntu machine with Ubuntu12.10, Intel integrated HD Grahics and NVidia GeForce 210. The lightdm version is 1.2.3. I am facing two problems on the setup 1) On ...
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x-server won't start - black screen (after purging *nvidia* files on HD4000 system)

For about three months now I've been trying to fix a problem with my x-server. The problem occured after lightdm starts as usual. After entering the password to my account the loading-screen showed ...
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1answer
4k views

Xorg: no screens found on startup in 12.04.2 LTS

I have an Intel IvyBridge video card. This morning, my 12.04.02 LTS treated me to an Xorg server crash. Trying an older kernel worked once, but lead to the same error during reboot. The problem ...
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.xsession ignored, Ubuntu 12.10

I started using uxterm instead of Gnome's terminal today. I put settings for uxterm in ~/.Xdefaults. But because Ubuntu's configuration ignores my .xsession file, I can't have these settings loaded at ...
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1answer
692 views

Kicked back to login screen when logging in

So I thought I had finally solved my woes about Cinnamon glitching out (occasionally) when trying to run full-screen games. I set up an alias for 'sudo service lightdm restart; sudo startx'. It worked ...
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2answers
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“/etc/X11/X not executable” error when startx

What happened I wanted to install KDE and Gnome along with Unity. I don't know when I installed gnome-shell on my Ubuntu 12.10, but I installed KDE minimal desktop just now using sudo apt-get ...
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1answer
320 views

Broken NVidia X driver

Today I installed the daily updates and then a funny thing happened... I was playing Morrowind on Wine, and in the game I tried to navigate to the video settings menu to adjust the brightness. I had ...
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how do i check available displays

When you know what display you want apps to start by default you would do something like: export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0 But suppose miss daisy, which is a frisky windows user that is giving linux a ...
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1answer
760 views

Unable to sign in. How to debug?

I had to reboot system with reset button. After reboot I can't sign in. When I enter my password It seems like X-server just restarts. I can sign-in as guest and also I can sign-in in text TTY. Here ...
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1answer
159 views

Launch a program when X starts

I want to launch a program when X (not unity/gnome/etc) starts. In particular, I want to launch xset r 105 when lightdm starts. Is there a way to do it? I tried writing this into ~/.xsessionrc: ...
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2answers
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.xsession. .xinitrc, xmonad, and lightdm

Let me preface my question with the following: I am pretty sure that I can hack together a solution by modifying /usr/share/xsessions/somesessionfile.desktop and make it run /etc/X11/Xsession, and get ...
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1answer
70 views

Execute commands when system is started [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to start applications at startup automatically? How can I specify the commands which I want to execute when system is started? So far I tried to write it in ...
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1answer
141 views

Xorg becomes unkillable at 3AM

Most nights, some time in the hour of 3AM my xorg process will increase to 100% cpu and gpu load will also increase to 100%. The process also becomes unkillable. I cannot sudo kill -9 it or get back ...
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1answer
411 views

How to solve dual monitor issue, which happens only during X start?

When is loading and two monitors are connected, instead of a login screen I see this: ...after clicking OK, selection appears: Then I'm following to console login, disconnecting by hand the ...
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1answer
1k views

Can't replace MDM Display Manager with LightDM!

Well, I installed MDM, and found it's buggy with my VGA hardware due to the following screen after rebooting: This screen repeats, even if I choose Yes or No As I have access to the console (by ...
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xorg-edgers PPA with llvmpipe breaks AMD APU system [closed]

I've read before where this had happened to another user with the same system... I was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Kernel 3.2.0.29 and decided to give xorg-edgers a try. I purged fglrx* and xorg* ...
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4answers
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Unable to start lightdm but can startx

I am trying to make my own Live USB and I have successfully generated an ISO file with a newly installed, configured and customized Xubuntu 12.04 LTS installation. My problem is that, no matter I ...
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1answer
6k views

Unsolved Mystery: “mountall: Disconnected from Plymouth”

When I boot, it goes straight into tty1. I have tried everything I could find online to solve this problem. I believe it has something to do with the Nvidia drivers. But reinstalling them in every ...
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1answer
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Lightdm dumps to tty. Cannot start GUI interface when booting off harddrive, but can when booting off usb

When booting, lightdm dumps to tty. No GUI interface works- this is after a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 where the GUI interface works when running off the USB. I have an NVIDIA Corporation G98 ...