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how to restore default graphic driver configuration

I am running ubuntu 14 on a mac machine. recently I notice compiz was too slow, so I changed from default generic driver to propietary. after that, I got a blank screen. I am able to enter recovery ...
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how to run firefox headless?

I am trying to run Firefox headless for testing using Jenkins and selenium I did refer this link: How To: Run Selenium Headless Firefox in Ubuntu | InstallationPage When I run this command sudo ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unknown Display

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my machine(with Gigabyte motherboard), having an Acer 19" Monitor. Unfortunately its resolution not working properly. See the image. This is my xrandr -q output. ...
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xdmx multimonitor setup

I'm trying to use my laptop's monitor to setup a multimonitor display with my desktop (both running ubuntu 14.04). Based on setup guides i've googled, I'm doing the following from my desktop: sudo ...
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Where is `libX11.so.*` corresponding to LXDE?

I'm trying to link Matlab to the latest JRE, and I'm getting an extremely slow GUI for which the solution seems to be to link Matlab to an older X11 library. Since the problem is essentially caused ...
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What should I do if the desktop is off the monitor?

I have a Samsung Series 7 LED TV that I've hooked up to a computer. But my problem is: When I start Lubuntu, the second the framebuffer initializes, it goes off screen. I disabled the framebuffer, and ...
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How do I get to GNOME desktop enviroment from terminal

When I type startx i get this: # startx X.Org X Server 1.15.1 Release Date: 2014-04-13 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-61-generic x86_64 Ubuntu Current ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS under Parallels: Graphic Distortion after update

Hardware: - Apple MacBook Pro RETINA 13", Late 2013 SOFTWARE: - OSX 10.9.5 (13F34) - Parallels Version 10.0.2 (27712) - Distributor ID: Ubuntu ° Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS ...
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Display out of range on Kubuntu after I install ATi drivers

I always get "Display out of range" after I install ATi drivers on Kubuntu. After the installation I'm running aticonfig --initial, then aticonfig --resolution=0,1440x900 (my monitor res), that's what ...
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Ubuntu 14.041 Gnome with Unity crashes when using Gnome-RDP

Ubuntu 14.041 x64 (upgraded from 12.04) on DellLatitude E650 series Ever since upgrading from 12.04 to 14.041, the Gnome desktop periodically crashes when I'm running Gnome RDP. It doesn't happen ...
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Am I a ghost? Desktop loads but I can't interact with anything — not even on other HDD

I'm having problems booting into Ubuntu. There are no errors, and the process gets as far as the desktop (devoid of icons) with the mouse pointer, but I can't do anything. No terminal, no 'super key' ...
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Cyborg RAT and Xorg.conf issue

I've been having problems with a Cyborg R.A.T. 3. I've managed to get it to work by following the information found here. However with one very annoying caveat. Upon loading xfce, gnome, kde or ...
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I'm finding it crashed and all apps killed after waking up from suspend?

I wake up from suspend, have to log-in twice to get to the desktop, just to find that everything is closed. Some processes are still visible in the Monitor though. I have crash report with ...
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More window objects than are open?

Using c and x11: XQueryTree XGetWindowProperty XInternetAtom of _NET_WM_USER_TIME Full code is in Javascript version of CTypes here: GitHubGIST :: Noitidart / ...
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Dual monitor setup

I am having a lot of trouble getting Ubuntu to work with my monitor. It works fine on Windows, so I know it is not a cable or monitor issue. I have both a DisplayPort output and VGA, so I prefer to ...
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xorg display problem - user cannot login [duplicate]

I was having an error all day. And i emptied the xorg.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. The display now eventually shows the login GUI. (i was expecting that all day) The problem now is that when I go to ...
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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 create a custom failsafe session

I have created a custom session (in /usr/share/xessions/mysession.desktop). I don't want this session to be saved as a default session (don't want users to get the question "Do you want to use this as ...
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Update to 14.04 pushed on Sept 23 breaks X

This is on a Thinkpad W510. Kernel is 3.13.0-36-generic pushed on Sept.3 Today's update required a reboot, after which the system boots,but X fails, displaying console login prompt for a few seconds, ...
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How to install drivers for NVIDIA GT210?

I've spent several hours on making my videocard work after upgrading Ubuntu to 12.04. Nothing worked. The latest attempts were: Installing the 'official' driver ...
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Multiple Monitor Support on nvidia prime gt620

I've got a "funny" issue. I've hooked my Zenbook UX32VD up to an Asus USB Dockingstation, and through that I've connected a 22" Dell monitor. The monitor works when I use the built-in Intel ...
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Property to tell if window is focusable of list of window objects

Using X11: I have a pid, and I have fetched a list of all windows associated with it. I fetch them by XQueryTree. The interesting thing is, I only have 2 windows open, yet this returns a bunch of ...
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NVidia driver, normal boot results in blank screen, recovery boot works fine

Ok, so, like many others I'm having a lot of trouble with NVidia drivers, in this case, the new 340.32 ones downloaded from here (http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html), but I've had these problems ...
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Application windows become unresponsive for some time in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Before somebody wants to mark my question as duplicate I'm letting you know that I read a lot of alike questions and their solutions but none of them describes the same symptoms and their answers ...
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Installing nVidia Driver in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I was trying to install the latest driver for my graphic card which is a nVidia GT525M I opened Software & Updates and I found many options : Using NVIDIA binary driver - version 331.38 from ...
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CMake can't find X11

I'm trying to compile Minetest 0.4.10 on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS with CMake, but I get this error: andrew@rasts-tv:~$ cmake \Minetest-0.4.10 -- *** Will build version 0.4.10 *** -- IRRLICHT_SOURCE_DIR = ...
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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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Installing Nvidia driver for GTX 770M, Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install nvidia driver for my Gigabyte P25W - Nvidia GTX 770M on Ubuntu 14.04 ... I tried two methods described on the following link : ...
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Random xubuntu 14.04 Xorg graphics freezes

I've got a fairly new Asus X550CC laptop with up to date xubuntu 14.04 on it. I'm using NVIDIA graphics drivers version 343.13. From day one I installed xubuntu on this machine I've been getting these ...
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Kubuntu - What's the recommended approach for setting DPI / Screen Geometry for LightDM /

I have a dual monitor setup, where the main screen is a 28" 4k display. This is coupled with an old 19" display that is rotated 90 degrees. What is the recommended approach to setting the screen ...
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xset startup command not running on startup

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with XFCE as my desktop environment. After disabling screen blanking and screensaver from settings, my screen still went blank after 10 minutes no matter what I've tried. So I ...
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Why doesn't Match* work in xorg.conf?

MatchProduct, MatchDevicePath, MatchIsPointer...these arent recognized despite being in the man files under InputClass. I'm trying to build a custom InputClass for my mouse, a logitec g402. I'm ...
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Brightness keys +/- do not repeat

On my system, I was obliged to create an /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf file to use the Intel interface for brightness control with the following content: Section "Device" ...
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Unable to make double screen configuration work

I am having problems with my video setup. I have a laptop (ubuntu 14.4) with a Nvidia Geforce GT-420M and a screen with 1366x768 resolution and I often connect to it a 22'' full hd monitor. As long as ...
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Resolution issue with Ubuntu 14.04.1 [Dual Boot with Windows 7]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 along side my Windows 7 operating system today. My Windows Partition works perfectly fine, the GRUB menu works perfectly fine, and I've installed any updates for Ubuntu that ...
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Telling X to treat one screen as 2

I have a very large screen, which I'd like X to treat as 2 screens. That is, allow me to "maximize" a window to fill just one half, or to move a window to the other half. How can I do this?
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Setting a dual monitor headless X Server for VNC

I would like to run Linux headless over VNC. This is easy. However, I would like to use dual monitors. My goals: Support each monitor at its native resolution (2560x1920, 1600x1080) My VNC client ...
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Display randomly goes into wrong position

Running Xubuntu 14.04 on a Mac Mini, using open source ATI driver (more info below). After some time running in Xorg, the display 'rearranges' itself so the beginning and the end of the screen (at ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + gnome-session-flashback + nvidia drivers - Xorg needs to restart after login for proper graphics

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with gnome-session-flashback. I installed ccsm (compiz setting manager) and nvidia drivers. When I login, I get no crashes nor error messages, but all the windows ...
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Weird issue with keyboard and mousepad on laptop (Ubuntu 14.04)

As the title implies, I have an issue with the build in keyboard and trackpad on my laptop. Sometimes, when I turn on the computer, the keyboard and trackpad won't work. I can connect a USB mouse, and ...
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eGalax touchscreen detects no input in upper part of the screen

According to xinput, the touch sensor in question is an EXC7200-7623v1.000, and is recognized as two slave pointers, one of wich is of type "Pen". With xinput test 12 (the non-pen part has the id ...
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X-Windows Truncating new window in ubuntu X86_64 12.04

I have looked for a solution or similar problem with no success thus far. I hope someone can shed some light on my problem (I am assuming it is a X-windows problem from the symptoms). I have a ...
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How to change/add extra resolutions in xorg.conf?

I faced with a single 600x800 resolution in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, running on MBP through Parallels. I have this list of resolutions (I have ratio < 10, so the image is in http://tinypic.com). After ...
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Setting up external monitors manually

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/HybridGraphics In this link, it explains how to deal with Hybrid Graphics (an issue with Ubuntu when one has an hybrid graphic card system, which on Windows for ...
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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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How to check and set Refresh Rate with Nvidia Graphics Card

When I tried to update from Ubuntu 12 to Ubuntu 14 I got a warning message against updating stating that your machine does not have 3D support for running the unity desktop environment. My graphics ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS sources.list contents

This question is a followup for this [one].1 I've identified the problem as being related to different xorg driver versions. My /etc/apt/sources.list file on the upgraded system is as follows: # deb ...
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Xubuntu 14 Nvidia drivers problem

I have a Nvidia Geforce GT740m on my Dell vostro 5470. I've been having troubles with graphic drivers. When I use software&updates to seek for additional drivers it'll give me several selections, ...
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New keyboard layout does not refresh unless renamed

Keyboard layout names are not being released for reuse. I am trying to create a new xkb layout. Here is how I am doing it. Add the new layout to /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/in Register the layout ...
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Unknown resolution on ubuntu 14.04 after software update

i have been using ubuntu 14.04 since its launch without any problem whatsoever but since yesterday when i started my system, i was horrified to see my screen resolution changed to 1024x768 from ...