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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Remap Windows key

I have a hardware "Windows" button on the front of my Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 that maps to the "Windows" key. According to xev, the keycode passed by the "Windows" key is the same that is passed by the ...
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After installing xserver-xorg-core laptop won't boot

So I was trying to figure out how to install the proprietary Intel drivers for my laptop and found I needed to install xserver-xorg-video-intel. When I tried installing that I was told I needed to ...
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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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Unable to run USB monitor at the same time as laptop monitor

I am having better luck than others at using e1649Fwu monitor; at least I can see my desktop, albeit not at the same time as on the other screen. (see Using AOC USB monitor on Ubuntu for an existing ...
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X keeps restarting without getting to login screen

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 in my PC. Two days ago, oneconf crashed while I was working and I had to restart the computer. Since then, I haven't been able to go past the black screen to the login ...
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Can't load X server Mint 15 [migrated]

I've already spend nearly 10 hours trying to solve my problem. After I've installed nvidia-current package and reboot, system shows Mint logo and stacks on it, whithout any output. Because of the ...
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Full Screen / Maximize Top Edge Action only works on main monitor (Dual Monitor Setup) Compiz

Certain applications that I have (terminal, NVIDIA XServer settings, and a few others) will go full screen properly-that is, whatever monitor I am viewing the application window in, if I drag it up to ...
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Disable laptop monitor when there is an external monitor

How can I configure Xorg so that when a certain external monitor is attached to my laptop via HDMI, that external monitor becomes the main monitor and the laptop monitor is switched off? Obviously I ...
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Detect program is not responding

In Ubuntu, when a program is not responding, a gray shadow comes over it so the user notices that it is not responding. My question is how can I detect if any running program is not responding from ...
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xserver-xorg-video-ati do not support dual head with DVI connection

I am running (gnome) Ubuntu 13.10 and I have an AMD Radeon hd 7470 graphic card (dual head). I am using the xserver-xorg-video-ati as video driver. This driver is working fine if I connect my screens ...
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External monitors not detected Xubuntu 13.10

I have dual-booted Xubuntu with Windows 7. In both the previous Xubuntu (13.04, did a clean install of 13.10) and Windows 7 I managed to get my triple monitor setup working. I have two Radeon ...
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How do I disable Xorg/Compiz et al from a computer that has a graphics board?

I have a desktop computer I want to use as file server. It has "stock" Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Ubuntu thinks the computer has an video monitor hooked-up, which it has not. How do I tell Ubuntu it ...
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My keyboard randomly won't “let go” of keys while in Dota 2 games

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my Early 2011 MacBook Pro, and while playing Dota 2 through steam, sometimes my keyboard acts like nothing was pressed. As in my earlier questions (about my mouse), it ...
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xfce4 boots into an xterm-like environment

Most probably after a forced reboot, whenever I load xfce4 on my Ubuntu 13.04 I get this environment that looks like a buffed-up xterm, where I have an invisible mouse cursor: when I move around I ...
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How can Ubuntu be made grayscale? [duplicate]

I'd like to make everything grayscale. The utility xcalib can be used to invert the colours displayed (every colour displayed is changed to its compliment) using the following command: xcalib -i -a ...
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Moving window is slow and tearing after installing Nvidia driver

When I installed Ubuntu 13.10, the Nouveau driver was on it. Everything was fine, windows moved very smoothly with my 144 Hz monitor. Now I installed the latest driver from xorg-edgers and after ...
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Unable to install latest Ubuntu 12.04.4/13.10-hangs after installation-upon reboot system running low graphics error

When I download any latest Ubuntu i.e 12.04.4 or 13.10 after installation is complete the system hangs when i click the 'Restart Now' button. Then when I hard reboot it it says "system running in low ...
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How can I get my monitor's maximum resolution without the proprietary AMD graphic driver installed?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. I have an AMD Radeon 5570 HD graphic card. Actually, the default open source REDWOOD drivers aren't allowing me to choose my monitor's maximum screen resolution(which is 1366 ...
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I plug in my headphones, and Ubuntu decides I've got my LMB held

For about a week, often when I locked the computer, I'd return to find that my left mouse button was not recognized. I had a graphical tablet, a mouse, and a touchpad, and I couldn't click. ...
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xgterm can't locate installed library

I'm installing IRAF on a new machine, and when I try to launch xgterm, I get the error message: xgterm: error while loading shared libraries: libXmu.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such ...
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Is there a way to cheat javascript games (like Unicoin mining) where rapid clicking is required?

I saw that there's a new currency on the site today for higher privileges called Unicoin. You can mine them by clicking quickly. I was wondering if there's any Ubuntu wizardry that could speed up the ...
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Ummm… Ubuntu 13.10 updates gives X.Org X Server at 1.14.3….but the latest AMD Beta Drivers only up to 1.13. How to fix? [duplicate]

Title explains a lot but I'll clarify. I made a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 from a USB stick. I booted in for the first time and just did the following 2 commands as suggested by ...
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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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Starting X as a normal user

I am only able to launch startx as the root user, but I would like to run it as a normal user instead, because apparently xrdp won't let me open a remote session when X is running as root. Every time ...
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Nvidia DVI/VGA problem

I have a Nvidia GT 630 with two LG Flatron E2242 screens connected. One of them is connected with a DVI/VGA connector because the card has 1 DVI and 1 VGA output. The driver (got the latest one) ...
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miInitializeBackingStore, Rage M3 and Lubuntu 13.10: Screen goes blank

I have installed Lubuntu 13.10 on a Dell Latitude C600, using the alternate installer. After the initial splash screen, the screen goes blank. After some poking around, I discovered in the ...
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System freezes after starting X [closed]

I just rebooted, and discovered that my entire system freezes when I try starting X. I don't believe I've recently updated anything, although it is possible that this is the first time I've rebooted ...
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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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Screen Sharing a Single Application

I'm curious if there is a way to share a single application window with another machine without sharing my entire desktop? Perhaps there is some way to virtually create a new display and place my ...
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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 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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Severe display problem after login

I'm on Xubuntu 13.10. This afternoon I connected my laptop to a video projector at work (for the first time after a fresh install). All worked fine. However, when I rebooted something very unpleasant ...
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Edit color profile (.icc) to change gamma

As a lot of other users here on Ask Ubuntu, I need to use xrandr to correct the gamma settings on one of my external monitors. Settings applied this way aren't permanent and they can reset basically ...
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I killed XBMCbuntu video output - Help

I am pretty new to ubuntu and I am experiencing a problem that hopefully someone can help me with. I have a HP N54L server that I have had XBMCbuntu running on for about 12 months now. I have a radeon ...
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Will 14.04 be using X.Org?

I heard that 13.10 used a mix of Mir and X.Org. How about 14.04? Will it also be using both or just Mir. If its just Mir then how do we get official (not proprietary) drivers to work (by AMD)
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Can someone please verify my new 10-monitor.conf set up? 12.04

I'm working on getting X to recognize my DisplayLink Adapter. I have an onboard Intel HD 3000 chipset. Here is the uldfb: lloydm@lloydm-E6320:~$ dmesg | grep -i udlfb [20006.928772] udlfb: ...
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A part of Rhythmbox interface is missing [closed]

I have a problem with Rythmbox (view the image, a part of the playlist is missing - song title) but I don't think that the problem is Rhythmbox because two days ago I didn't have that problem. Is ...
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Pointer speed (trackpad) increases with screen resolution (independently in x and y)

I'm experiencing a strange problem (feature?!) in Ubuntu 13.10 on my Latitude E4200: When I plug in an external monitor, extending my desktop, my pointer speed increases in the same direction as my ...
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How can I toggle the touchpad depending on whether a mouse is connected?

I want to have my touchpad disabled automatically when an external mouse is connected and enabled when there is none. I have tried using touchpad-indicator but that fails in cases when the computer ...
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startx fails to start

I ran the Software Manager and now startx doesn't start anymore. After I start my laptop and log in, the screen stays stuck on the login page (I tried with both gdm and lightdm). Switching to console ...
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No errors but some wanings in Xorg.0.log file,However X still black screen! Help please,ATI driver

My desktop is ASUS A43 with AMD Radeon HD 6730M Graphics.Recently I installed the Ubuntu12.04 system and I find that my cpu has a high tempreture since booted.So I realized there must be some wrong ...
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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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how to configure a trackpoint only mode on thinkpads with clickpads

I own a Thinkpad carbon X1 gen2 notebook with the new touchpad (clickpad). The same clickpad seems to be used in the T440 and W540 models as well. I would like to turn off the touchpad but still be ...
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ATI Catalyst vs Distro Compatibility Question

I have a question about the Catalyst drivers and which ones I can actually use with my my distro. I currently have 12.04 and Ubuntu 13.10 installed. When AMD / ATI tells me that the latest 14.3 Beta ...
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The X11 library libxp.so does not exist in ubuntu 12.04.4

I am installing matlab 2010 in ubuntu 12.04.4 linux. After finishing the installation it is showing that :-- The X11 library libxp.so does not exist and matlab not able to run on this system until ...
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S Video performance using ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run on U 12.4

I have a new installation of Ubuntu 12.4 using the ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run driver for my Radeon 9600. Graphics in Details shows Gallium 0.4 on ATI RV350. When S Video is connected an ...
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X11 forwarding in SSH

How to run X11 GUI applications from a remote server using SSH? For example: my first desktop 192.168.1.1 my second desktop IP 192.168.1.12 I 'm sshing from my first desktop to the second and i ...
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Xorg segmentation fault fglrx

http://paste.opensuse.org/68562655 Link to Xorg log This happened all of a sudden and I have no idea what the cause is I tried using a older version of the kernel with no luck and tried downgrading ...
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NVIDIA drivers not working with more recent Ubuntu releases

I have a late 2012/early 2013 iMac with the following graphics card (lspci) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 640M Mac Edition] (rev a1) I have tried the ...
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How to get rid of the Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x300) driver? INTEL needed

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS only runs 2D mode after changing MB and CPU. It appears using the wrong video driver: "Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x300)" rather than the required "Intel" G43 version from the ...