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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Synaptics Touchpad scroll not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Studio 1557. My synaptics touch pad is detected but the scroll functions are not working. The scroll option in the GUI for the mouse and touch pad has disappeared. ...
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Please explain the parameters 'noexpose' and 'cycle' in xset

I have been trying for a long time to prevent my screen from blanking every 20 minutes. I understand there are many interlocking layers of applications that can do this and it is not straightforward ...
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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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Configuring multiple monitors to use Custom EDIDs

A few months ago, I purchased a Korean 1440p monitor - the X-Star DP2710 LED. Out of the box, it does not work correctly with Ubuntu, which detects a corrupted EDID over the DVI cable, and refuses to ...
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How to use fglrx proprietary driver for dual ATI Radeon HD 5670 CrossfireX in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have tried to use fglrx proprietary driver for ATI Radeon HD 5670 in Ubuntu 14.04 but when I install it (using either apt-get or the "Additional Drivers" tab in "Software & Updates" application) ...
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How do I prevent .xsession-errors from eating disk space?

Is there any way to completely disable the .xsession-errors file? I have it as a symlink to /tmp so that my laptop hard disk can (hopefully) go to sleep for once, but at least 95% of the stuff in the ...
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Map function+backspace to delete

I'm used to Apple laptops, on which Function + Backspace is mapped to Delete. I'm also okay with Shift + Backspace. Is there a way to obtain this? Note, I'm using Xmonad and have some keyboard ...
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How to map CTRL+q key press to CTRL+c event?

How can the Ctrl+Q key combination be mapped to the Ctrl+C event? My keyboard is mapped to programmer-dvorak and I would like to have the Ctrl+X , Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V events to be mapped to Ctrl+' , ...
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Xserver error “(EE) module ANI major version(6) doesn't match the server's version(8)”

I have upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. Afterwards, xserver couldn't start. I have downloaded the latest nvidia drivers from here and rebooted. GRUB now has the following entries: *Ubuntu ...
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Soft lockups after install of 14.04

I have been successfully running Ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot with Windows 7) on an ACER Aspire 7750 laptop for several years. Last week I selected upgrade to 14.04 from the Update tool. The 14.04 ...
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startx results in a black screen

I recently wanted to solve a problem with using a second monitor from my laptop that is running debian (jessie) but because I lack knowledge things didn't go as planned. Now I am getting booted into ...
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synaptics driver not workin with new kernel?

after I upgraded from kernel 3.13.0-29 my synaptics driver seems to stopped working. basic touchpad functions still work (this includes moving cursor and clicking) but no right click nor middle click ...
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Empty nvidia-settings after install v. 331.67 driver on Ubuntu 14.04?

I've followed this tutorial (with the following adjustments below) to install v. 331.67 nVidia driver. But get nvidia-settings (NVIDIA X Server Settings) empty... Then, before restart the PC, I make ...
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How do I make the USB monitor Lenovo Think Vision lt1421 work?

How to make usb monitor Lenovo Think Vision lt1421 work on ubuntu. On official site I see drivers only for windows. When I plug it in: it is not detected. On windows it worked fine.
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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 ...
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Nvidia 740M still not working after Bumblebee installation

first of all, I have checked a lot of similar topics, but I still can't get my laptop to use Nvidia 740M. So first things first. I have a laptop Asus X550V(i5-3230, 4gb RAM, Nvidia 740M + Intel ...
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Dual-monitor seems to be default in Ubuntu 14.04, and I try to solve it, but close the wrong monitor

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My mouse goes outside the screen when moving to the right edge, so I guess something wrong with my monitor setting. lt seemed that "dual monitor" was set as default ...
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How to use xkbprint?

There are no examples in the manual and every file I've tried needs some geometry. $ xkbcomp /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ua tmp/ua.xkm $ xkbprint tmp/ua.xkm Cannot open "tmp/ua.xkm" to read geometry ...
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Xorg error no gui showing

I have a machine with 14.04.1 desktop and last night after installing wine and rebooting I noticed that Xorg started but then crashed as the cursor showed for a little while then disappeared so on ...
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Run a VirtualBox VM in a second X-Server with Graphic support

I'm starting a VirtualBox VM (Windows 7) in a second X-Server (Ubuntu 14.04) and i'm using the following xinit script (/path/.vboximage): optirun VBoxManage startvm <vm name> & exec tinywm ...
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Display not using xorg.conf?

How can I force my PC to use the xorg.conf file ? I have it set up correctly and it is located at etc/x11/xorg.conf but it is ignored by at start up, I know the file is valid as I created it using ...
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How can I configure the Xserver config file

I recently purchased an AMD R9 280 and I want to integrate it in my system. It seems like I have to cofigure the Xserver so how can I do that. I already createt the config file in the root shell but ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 with Nvidia Geforce FX 5200

I installed pure Ubuntu 13.04 and tried to install the restricted driver,but it became yellow-screen after reboot. I found this question: Help! 13.04 installation nvidia driver I do in this way: sudo ...
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Duplicated desktop, ubuntu 14.04 in VMWare

I am operating Ubuntu 14.04 through VMWare Player version 6.0.3 on a Windows 7 OS. Yesterday, I installed GIMP through the Ubuntu software center. After opening a couple of jpegs to do some simple ...
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XServer Error could not create lock file

I have tried to create a config file for my xserver with X -configure in the root shell (started ubuntu 14.04 in the save mode and selected root shell). But it puts out this Error: (EE) Fatal server ...
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How to bring back older version of mesa packages from ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

I'm trying to install older version of mesa packages from xorg-edgers PPA using following command: sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev=10.3.0~git20140812.fa5b76e3-0ubuntu0ricotz~trusty ...
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Middle mouse button will not paste

I have a Logitech M560 mouse, but I do not know how to map the middle button to pasting, as is default in my other mouse. I ran 'xev' and clicked the middle button in the white box. The output ...
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No GUI after upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04.1

Yesterday I upgraded Ubuntu version from 12.04 to 14.04 from update manager. After upgrading it, my system got automatically restarted and now I am not able to switch to GUI mode. Its showing me ...
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Screen brightness not working in Ubuntu 14.04

My Lenovo Z570 has two GPU's, nVidia and Intell. Brightness control has no effect what so ever over the screen brightness, and because I've had some major issues in the past when I was trying to ...
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Automatically revert to laptop screen when external monitor unplugged

I regularly use an external monitor with my laptop, so when I use it, I usually have the laptop screen disabled when the monitor is connected, and this seems to cause problems when the monitor is ...
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ssh -X “Xt error: Can't open display: :0.0”

I'm trying to open xterm on my remote server (Ubuntu Server 10.04) with ssh: ssh -X name@machine xterm but the error returned is: xterm Xt error: Can't open display: :0.0` I googled and tried ...
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Restart graphical terminal from another tty? [closed]

I'm using Elementary OS Luna, and there are several times where my grahical tty crashes and I can't do anything. However I thought if it was possible to restart it from tty1-6?
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How to Kill and Alternate X session via cli

Can someone tell me how to remove dormant X sessions. This question is similar to Logging out other users from the command line, but more specific to controlling X displays which I find hard to kill. ...
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Unable to force resolution

I've got a system with a GTX 750. I've also got a 2560x1440 monitor. I'm having trouble getting it to work at all. Initially, I had an older graphics card installed and got the system up with 14.04 ...
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Trackpoint and Clickpad: enable buttons and scroll (Lenovo T440s) [closed]

I just got a Lenovo T440s which is equiped with synaptics touchpad. By default there's no middle button and right button is at right bottom corner of touchpad. I'm used to the combination of ...
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Overclocking monitor refresh rate on Ubuntu

I have a Qnix QX2710 monitor which was overclocked to a 96Hz refresh rate when I ran Windows. Now that I've moved over to linux I'd like to overclock the refresh rate again but I don't know how. I ...
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How do I look up the hsync/vsync values for my monitor?

I'm trying to get my computer to use the correct resolution. For that I need to specify the horizontal and vertical sync values in the configuration file (xorg.conf): Section "Monitor" Identifier ...
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Run virtualbox in other X session

I'm running ubuntu on my laptop (host). Inside ubuntu, there is running one instance of virtualbox. (where is installed MS Windows). My idea is to run virtualbox in separate X session (something like ...
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How to determine which window manager is running

Is there any way (such as a command or environmental variable) to determine what window manager is the one actively running in the current session?
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After upgrading to 14.04 arrow down doesn't work / action seems to be wrongly assigned on Xserver

after upgrading to 14.04 (from 12.04) the down arrow is not working properly anymore on graphical system. On console the key works fine, but not on terminal (within X). Unfortunately I didn't found ...
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The XServer config file is not found

I have recently purchased a new discrete GPU and have to configure the XServer. In a forum I found the advise first to back-up the config-file like that: sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf ...
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unfixable system crashing after replacing NVIDIA driver with xorg-server

I was offered a "hardware upgrade" in the update center of Ubuntu 12.04 and I installed it. Then, as I was automatically asked to "restart the computer to complete the installation", I did so. Now, ...
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I have installed the latest nvidia drivers from nvidia.com however display is corrupted

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS I have installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.32 using the installer from Nvidia I achieved this by disabling nouveau. When x starts it is in low resolution and is corrupted. When ...
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Very small everything on my monitor - Lenovo Yoga 2 pro

I've tried this:" To make permanent (and also nicer, xrandr scaling doesn’t look good), create a file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf with this content: Section "Monitor" Identifier "eDP1" ...
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Displaying at 1080i instead of 1080p

I am trying to get my display working at 1080p instead of 1080i, I have no problem with this on my xbox or in windows 7 and I can sort of put together a solution that is already on this website. I am ...
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How do I remap certain keys or devices?

I'm searching for a way to remap certain keys in ubuntu. i.e. I'd like to change PgUp to Home or PgDown to End. Does a built-in command or a tool exist reassign keys in Ubuntu/GNOME?
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Stuttering screens on 14.04 on MacPro

A friend gave me an old MacPro and installed 14.04 on it. Having a problem with occasional stutters on the video - screen freezes for a second or two, then returns to normal. Guessing it's something ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes a lot

I have a desktop with Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, fresh install about a year ago. Details: Intel Core i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz × 4, 4Gb RAM, 2 Tb HD, 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Kernel: 3.5.0-54-generic ...
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Have a given program handle a Bluetooth device events

(ubuntu 14.04 gnome-classic) A given Bluetooth device (a mouse) having address like "[01:25:33:95:E5:4A]" is connected and works fine. I would like, however, to configure something somewhere in ...
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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 ...