Questions about X.Org Server (commonly known as Xorg Server, XServer or Xorg), the software that runs the X window system used by most desktop window managers (GNOME, KDE, etc)

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Dual monitor setup, why does NVidia 346 crash and only detect one giant screen?

I'm using: Alienware M14xR2 laptop running Ubuntu 14.10 2 * DELL U2412M monitors attached via HDMI and VGA Optimus graphics (Intel + nVidia GeForce GT 650M) running with nvidea-346 and nvidia-prime, ...
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Dual monitor setup, why does NVidia 340 Prime only detect one monitor?

I'm using: Alienware M14xR2 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 2 * DELL U2412M monitors attached via HDMI and Mini Display Port Optimus graphics (Intel + nVidia GeForce GT 650M) running with nvidea-340 and ...
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Desktop Environments Incorrect After SLiM Install

I am working on making an automated install based off of Lubuntu using Debian Installer so that the install is as automated as possible (a few inputs at the very beginning). So far I am mostly pleased ...
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DRM_IOCTL_I915_GEM_CONTEXT_DESTROY failed

After I got stuck in login, I install Ubuntu 14.04 again. When I try to run my program, I got this error: XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0" after 293 ...
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Xorg consumes 100% CPU 14.04.1 LTS

Running on VM ESXi 5.5, Linux VM Ubuntu 64-bits 14.04.1 LTS, 8 cores system Xorg eating up 100% CPU time on one core System is running slow, Vsphere client console is not responding at all! Has ...
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How do you install a GUI on Ubuntu Server in Google Compute Engine (GCE)?

I deployed an Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS Virtual Machine (VM) in the Google Compute Engine. However, I am unable to make the GUI to start. I followed all the steps found in ...
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Fully uninstall X server

I was playing around with the x server and LXDE in ubuntu server and installed it using the command 'sudo apt-get install xorg lubuntu-desktop'. When I went to uninstall it, by using the command 'sudo ...
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AMD graphics problem - black screen!

guys! I have a laptop HP Pavilion g6-1075er with Ubuntu 12.04 and AMD Radeon HD 6470M on board. I had default graphics configuration but some problems with xorg occurred. I had black screen, but I ...
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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?
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Is it possible to eliminate tearing during normal usage on my multi-monitor setup?

I have 4 monitors connected to my PC, 3 computer monitors and 1 TV. They all should run at 60hz, except for my gaming monitor, which runs at 144hz. My problem: When watching video, or even just ...
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unity desktop does not have icons

After installing14.04 update I get login screen with no icons. Tried many of the suggestions & none restored. I seem to be missing Xorg. Dell studio xps laptop with ATI card.
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Fullscreen YouTube video crash

I am running Ubuntu 14.10. I was listening to this YouTube video: http://www.infinitelooper.com/?v=-tJYN-eG1zk&p=n When I decided to make it full screen, but it didn't want to go, so I very ...
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Application which will display the current coordinates of the mouse cursor?

I'd like to be able to display the current location of the pointer on the X display. Is there any application which does this?
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Prevent *buntu from updating dictionaries during install

In utilizing Vagrant to install an Ubuntu server box with a GUI (lxde), the shell provisioning fails due to what seems to be a frequent issue when setting up dictionaries. The resolutions seem to all ...
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Gnome-session broken for specific account, works for other accounts

Running Ubuntu 12.04, I installed Gnome-shell (Gnome 3) and used it for some days with no problem. Yesterday, I broke it following this sequence of events: I played with the accessibility menu in ...
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Nvidia GPU underscanning new issue [on hold]

Fresh install of 14.04 with very few changes - In fact, I've only installed a different video driver and nothing else, and have purposely ignored any new updates over the past 3 weeks since the fresh ...
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Can't run “X -configure”, “Server is already active” error

in order to fix a problem with the setup of the screen brightness I try to create a xorg.conf This is done by the command X -configure right? Trying to run this command as root, I will get: Fatal ...
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solved - X + NVIDIA Problems, no GLX or video applications work, but monitor is at full resolution

Xubuntu 14.04, 760 GTX. installed the proprietary driver immediately after installation and removed the nouveau driver. steam games, parole, and emerald/compiz all error out. since x has this crazy ...
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Desktop screen stops responding unless I switch to terminal screens

I seem to be running into a very strange issue that I cannot pin down or find the answer to, mainly because I can seem to describe the issue properly to search. Here are the symptoms. At some point ...
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Gvim shows wrong color for highlight color names on 14.04

Freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 and built gvim 7.4 on it, I just discovered that the colors gvim picked were all wrong for the pre-defined color names, like the name "Green" within: :hi _Green_NONE ...
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Screen tearing for minor screen updates

This is an issue which I am facing after a run into EDID issues from my monitor. In a system where everything was working perfectly fine, one day, I boot up to get a low resolution display on my ...
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How do I set resolution to 1440x900 with Nvidia?

I have an Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT card and suddenly after some recent updates on 12.04, I am unable to get my resolution higher than 1024x768. It used to be 1440x900. I have tried uninstalling and ...
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Graphics on 4K Sager NP8651 (Clevo P650SE NVIDIA GTX970M + Intel 4600HD) Can't Change Resolution

I recently purchased a Sager NP8651 with both NVIDIA 970M and an Intel 4600HD on the Haswell chip. By default, the Nouveau drivers are loaded (no hardware found in "Additional Drivers"). I have tried ...
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I Ran startx From Terminal as SU Now I Can't Log In

I ran startx while in SU mode from terminal while already logged into Ubuntu desktop. This was probably really stupid, I know. The screen immediately went completely black. I rebooted, now every time ...
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Graphics problems on Asus EEE 1101 HA, Precise Pangolin

I installed Precise Pangolin x386 Desktop version via USB stick without incident. There are two, possibly related, problems: After suspend (e.g. closing the lid), the graphics are corrupted as ...
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Black x instead of coursor after update

I got Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 and after I did an update today it shows me a black x instead of an arrow for the cursor and I cannot see the top and the left menu. Any idea what happened and how can I fix ...
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“I cannot find a working X window system”

I am trying to install Electron Direct Methods (edm: http://www.numis.northwestern.edu/edm/) code on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit, standard install. This requires a standard configure - make - make install ...
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How to change mouse cursor and theme?

How can I change X11 cursor and theme in the newest Ubuntu? I can't find it. Please help.
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Remapping Caps Lock in 14.04 Trusty Tahr

I've seen a number of questions that point to a GUI menu to remap caps lock, but that menu seems to be gone in 14.04. Am I just not finding it, or is it really gone? I know you can use xkbmap to remap ...
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Can't use 3 monitors: both display outputs on XPS laptop along with laptop display. CRTC 64 error

On a Dell XPS 15, running Ubuntu 14.04, the HDMI and Displayport ports work fine, but when I plug in two screens to both the DP and HDMI, it doesn't work. The screens window showed some error dialogs ...
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NVIDIA proprietary driver logging me to console instead of GUI

Firstly i want to apologise for any mistakes, English is not my native language. My problem is I can't get NVIDIA proprietary drivers to work. I tried to install it on Ubuntu 12.04.1 32 and 64 bits, ...
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How can I troubleshoot why Ubuntu keeps crashing on my laptop?

I have a one year old Acer Aspire 4752G netbook running Kubuntu 12.04 LTS with all the latest distribution updates installed. It was previously running great until about a week ago when it suddenly ...
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How to set screen borders for HDMI output

Is there a way to set the screen borders manually? Right now when I have it connected to my TV via HDMI, the edges of the screen are cut off. It looks something like this that I found from another ask ...
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can x11vnc be used on cloud servers without a “real” display

x11vnc is a server for real X displays as described here at a definitive reference site. Does that mean it is exclusively for servers with a physical display? Does that mean that I cannot use it for ...
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why the software center doesnot open even if i run code sudo apt-get install software-center [duplicate]

Does this mean my software center does not respond and when I put the command on terminal it displays me this?
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Activating installed Nvidia videa drivers

I Have installed several video drivers from the software centre and I have installed the official driver from Nvidia.com and none of them show up in the additional drivers application. I did what this ...
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Xorg eating my CPU - how do I fix or at least diagnose the problem?

I have xubuntu 14.04 installed on a desktop that is a few years old. Often, xorg, will start using 70 to 100 %CPU (according to top). When this happens, everything responds slowly and annoyingly. ...
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Find out my user's group name without a terminal

I have managed to break my X server, and am trying to attempt the solution offered in this page. I only have one user on the system, but I have no idea what its group name is, which means I can't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Wont detect second monitor connected to second graphics card

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and have 2 HD 7970's that I prefer to run in "Crossfire Disabled" mode to keep my temps lower. I have a 1440p display and a 1080p display. However, With crossfire off and ...
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How do I fix X problem to invoke Cadence IC6.10 in Ubuntu 13.10

I installed Cadence IC6.10 in my Ubuntu 13.10. When I tried to invoke the Cadence, I got the following error message: ============================================================= Qt Warning: X ...
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Cannot get a 2160p (4K) display to work

I have a lenovo X1 carbon laptop, and an external display (Philips 288P6) attached to the DisplayPort of it. The monitor can do 3840x2160 resolution, as demonstrated by the Windows 8.1 that ships with ...
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failsafe-failure after installing AMD fglrx driver in Ubuntu 14.04

after trying every option I can think of (and from the Web), I am forcefully have to ask here :) So first of all my gear: A Dell e6540 laptop CPU Intel Haswell 4800MQ (igpu 4600), GPU AMD 8790m ; ...
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Second display screen detected but not usable (though is working fine). Using x.org nouveau driver

The display settings for my laptop and separate screen aren't working correctly. The screen resolution for my 14" laptop won't set correctly and my preferred (larger) display screen is not usable in ...
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I only have one display resolution

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 32bits in a netbook Noblex nt1001. At first the screen went black from the begining, so I run GRUB in "nomodeset" but failed in finding a driver in the conventional way so ...
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How can the X root window be seen instead of the Unity desktop?

I would like to be able to see the X root window instead of the Unity desktop. This could be for the purposes of using such programs as Xphoon, which fill the X root window with graphics. How can ...
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windows maximize to full screen and bottom hides behind the panel

I have one monitor above another. I would like to have a panel at the top of the bottom monitor and another at the bottom of the top monitor. Putting the panels in place works as expected. However, ...
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Key-repeat does not work after running OpenGL program with nvidia-331-updates on Ubuntu 14.10x64

earlier today I switched to the proprietary NVidia drivers to be able to develop some programs with OpenGL4.2+. Since then I have noticed various changes to the system, e.g. the mousewheel is much ...
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Xinerama: Moving 3D Application Windows causes severe lag and sound distortion

I've been having this issue for quite some time now, but only recently managed to locate the problem itself. What happens is that whenever moving windows that contain 3D graphics, the whole system ...
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Why is Wayland better?

As recently announced by Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu will be moving towards using Wayland as its display manager. What are biggest differences between X11 and Wayland? Why will Wayland make Ubuntu ...
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Blank screen on TTY7 after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

I upgraded my 14.04 to 14.10 via "sudo do-release-upgrade" without strange messages. After rebooting and entering the password for the encrypted system partition in the graphical form, TTY7 keeps ...