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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(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 ...
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What's the difference between .Xresources and .Xdefaults?

How are these two files connected to xrdb? Should I have both, or just one in my home directory? Do lines like these go in either file? XTerm*background: white URxvt.font: xft:Monospace
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Exit graphical X session and getting back to TTY

If I start a graphical session (usually Unity Desktop, sometimes XFCE, but a general approach is appreciated) from a TTY using startx, how can I exit this GUI again to get back to my TTY console ...
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how to track a crash when changing from X :1 to X :0?

I need to track on 14.04 a crash that often happens here: I open a new X at :1 (that sometimes goes to ctrl+alt+f8 others to f9). But when I try to go back to X :0 with ctrl+alt+f7, it crashes ...
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Ubuntu CPU load

I'm new to Linux world and I have a problem with my fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit. My processor is Intel® Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz × 2 with 4 GB of ram and GeForce 8600 GT/PCIe/SSE2. When ...
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Displaylink udl in xubuntu 13.10

I'm using Xubuntu Saucy Salamander (13.10). I'm trying to connect DisplayLink wireless monitor with my Linux machine. My configuration is Nvidia GT310M Intel HD Graphics for 1st gen i5 processors ...
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How Can I Change X's TTY

How can I change X's tty from Ctrl-Alt-F7 to another F Key? I have only 4 ttys so I want X on the fifth.
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Making custom synaptics touchpad config persistent not working

I'm struggling to make my custom touchpad persistent. I very well know the config I want. Here's the command, using synclient: synclient RightButtonAreaLeft=0 RightButtonAreaTop=0 ClickTime=20 ...
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Multiseat on one video card

I'm trying to set up a multiseat configuration on a single video card (Nvidia GTX 680) under Kubuntu 14.04. I can run two x-screens for one user, what nvidia-settings natively supports. So I think ...
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X over SSH causes Xorg crash

'ello. So, I've a rather interesting issue. This is more of an OpenSSH issue, or so I'm led to believe. Both of these systems are running Ubuntu (one has libraries present but no Xorg instance, the ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Dual monitor problems

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 and I have problem with my 2 monitors. I was googling so long time and didn't find any working solution for this. 1) I need to set my left monitor primary before login ...
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Nvidia driver not loading properly for Geforce GTX 570hd

I'm having a problem with using the nvidia driver for my Geforce GTX 570. I've tried re-installing the drivers, installing using the .sh file from nvidia's website, and using every driver available ...
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Frequent Xorg crashes with Radeon R9 280X

My system has been running fine with the abovementioned card on Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 for about 2 months. After performing a full reinstall of Ubuntu (to 14.04 again), I have been encountering X.org ...
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/etc/X11/Xsession & LightDM

I'm running Lubuntu 14.10. It seems that LighDM invokes /etc/X11/Xsession only if directed to so by the user. In fact there is no shadow of it in lightdm-session wrapper. startx command line ...
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Synaptics driver does not load in ubuntu 14.04

I have encountered a strange problem after upgrading my kernel in ubuntu 14.04, mainly the touchpad scrolling stopped working. After spending some time on debuging I came to a conclusion that ...
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When I turn my monitor on after it has been off, it does not display anything

I am running Xubuntu 14.10 on a desktop and use LightDM. As I said in the title after I turn off my monitor (with the computer already on) and then turn it back on again there is no input from my ...
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Configure Xorg to work from integrated

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS, with an Intel CPU + integrated graphics, with a GTX650 GPU. I asked this question on SO but they said it was offtopic. I want to use my GPU for debugging CUDA code and for ...
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Configuration for three display setup with two Nvidia cards?

I have two video adapters: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 and a three LCD displays connected to them. Here's the topology illustrated graphically: [ GTX 570 ] === HDMI ===> Philips 273ELH #0 ...
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Does 14.04 use xorg.conf or ~/.config/monitors.xml?

If I have both files /etc/X11/xorg.conf and ~/.config/monitors.xml, which one will take precedence??
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Nvidia after upgrade 12.04 to 14.04

I have some weird behaviour from nvidia drivers so far. My systemparts that are involved: nvidia GTX 560 Two Screens Ubuntu 14.04, fresh update from 12.04, When I execute sudo nvidia-settings and ...
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Trouble with `nvidia-prime` on ASUS N550JV

I have recently upgraded my ASUS N550JV notebook from raring to saucy and in the beginning, simply installing nvidia-319 together with nvidia-prime worked fanstastically (as described here). Shortly ...
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How do I stop application switcher button from rotating screen?

I have the Logitech Wave wireless keyboard, and whenever I accidentally press the "application switcher" button it rotates the screen by 90 degrees. This would only be moderately annoying if it didn't ...
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Android Tablet as second display

I have faced with issue. My use-case: I have - PC with ubuntu and android tablet, I need - The android tablet as second monitor, but connected by wi-fi. I was trying to do next: sudo apt-get ...
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How to Configure Clickpad?

I am running xubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It works very well, except the behaviour of my clickpad (touchpad where the buttons are built into the surface) makes it essentially ...
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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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System won't boot when xorg.conf exists

Problem: I need to create a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to get my graphics to work correctly, yet whenever I create one using Xorg -configure and place xorg.conf.new there, X won't start after a reboot. ...
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Xorg can't find screens

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop. It installed successfully, but whenever I boot into it, after the GRUB screen I get a text TTY. I can log in with that and enter command-line commands. ...
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How do I get the VT running X in my LXC container to my host?

I'm trying to run Lubuntu within an LXC container on my host already using a GUI. Is it possible to redirect the X output from the container to say; VT9 rather than VT7? If so where is the VT7 ...
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USB2VGA device not listed as output device

When I type xrandr the usb2vga device "Magic Control Technology Corp. (USB2VGA dongle)" does not show up. A reboot with the device plugged in doesn't change it. The kernel.log shows that it has been ...
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Trying to use 3 monitors with Intel integrated Graphics and Separate video Card

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a desktop that has a Intel i7 2600k with integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics and a GeForce GT430 1GB video card. I have 2 monitors (in a vertical orientation) ...
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How to disable monitor auto configuration?

Im running Ubuntu 16.04 (dev branch), XFCE as desktop environment. My computer is connected to two monitors. One via regular VGA cable and the other is connected to a HDMI Switcher. That setup works ...
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xrandr scale with vsync

I currently am using xrandr's --scale option to scale applications correctly on my hidpi monitor where the 2x scaling option provided by gnome shell is too large. I currently use these commands to ...
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startx not working

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on an ASUS T100. However, when I boot it manually from GRUB, it crashes into an intramfs shell. I am able to mount the filesystem from the intramfs ASH shell and ...
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X.Org does not work with a lowlatency kernel

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with the 3.13.0-74-generic linux kernel, but I would like to use a lowlatency kernel. I have installed it using: sudo apt-get install linux-image-lowlatency And I have tried ...
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How to disable Intel i915 video module?

My computer is very unstable while running Ubuntu 14.04.2 or upper (anything newer than kernel 3.13) with only a VNC viewer in a sort of kiosk mode, it freezes frequently having to do a hard reset ...
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Bumblebee fail safe x after reboot [GTX 755M][Ubuntu 15.10]

When I installed bumblebee and the nvidia-340 drivers Ubuntu booted into a normal session. On the next reboot, after running glmark2 with optirun in the previous session, the normal x session would ...
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Couldn't open module fglrx

I was using fglrx driver long ago, but I switched to open-source driver. In the Xorg.0.log I'm getting following warnings. [ 35.380] (II) LoadModule: "glx" [ 35.416] (II) Loading ...
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3 monitors not working after kubuntu 14.04 packages upgrade

I use Dell lattitude E5540 with 2 attached monitors (hdmi and DVI), and after upgrading packages in last few days, and reboot, X won't start unless I detach the DVI monitor. So, hdmi and laptop ...
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What does “!!! Unknown header type 7f” error means?

I bought a new laptop, and I can't enable discrete graphic card. The output of lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|Display' terminal command: 00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ...
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Using two keyboards in KDE with a dedicated layout each (typically azerty / bépo)

I need to be able to use two keyboards (one standard AZERTY on my laptop) and a TypeMatrix 2030 USB (BÉPO layout). This I configured fine in xorg.conf by putting the following code in xorg.conf (which ...
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Cannot login after routine software update 14.04

I did some (i thought routine) updates. Now I cannot login from the GUI, also the resolution of the login screen is messed up (I have a new NVIDIA card). I searched and tried the options. Changed ...
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Udev rules for USB mounting and Low Graphics Mode error

I have a file containing the content bellow KERNEL!="sd[a-z][0-9]", GOTO="media_by_label_auto_mount_end" # Import FS infos IMPORT{program}="/sbin/blkid -o udev -p %N" # Get a label if present, ...
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How to prevent pausing unactive user session?

For a while now when I switch between two user sessions the inactive one in some cases will stop executing GUI processes. This way I'm forced waiting for another session to load and can't do something ...
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X Screen on two graphic cards and three monitors

I have a desktop with an Intel HD (1x DVI out) and a GeForce GTX 560 TI (2x DVI out) and three monitors. And I would like to use the third monitor with the Intel HD. Xinerama is not what I want. I ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Won't allow 2560x1440 on Intel anymore

I was previously running Ubuntu 13.04 on a machine with Intel HD4600 integrated graphics at 2560x1440p on a Dell Ultrasharp u2713hm via DVI Dual-Link without issue. Since upgrading to 15.04 however, ...
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Add virtual X11 screen to use via VNC

I'm trying to add a second screen to my ubuntu 14.04 gnome setup, via a VNC client. To be clear: I don't want to connect to a different session, but the same. However, I want to see a different ...
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Low graphics mode error on open-source driver

I recently did an update from Software manager, which I was holding back for a month (~250MB), it prompted me for a reboot after all the updates were installed. I rebooted into an error of Low ...
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How to properly use latest Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 14.04

As a newer Ubuntu user switching from Windows a few months ago (and couldn't be happier), I have to seek help with the proprietary Nvidia drivers. I've only been able to get the nvidia-331-updates ...
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Can not run without x-server running. No terminals

I'm having problems with my nVidia configuration so I decided to shut down X, re-generate the xorg.conf file, and give that a go. I log out and at the login screen I press Alt+Ctrl+F1 to go to the ...
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X server not working after software update

I am runing Ubuntu 14.04. I recently did a software update. Now the system does not log into X anymore. After the purple Ubuntu logo screen it goes to a black screen with not blinking cursor. I did ...