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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Application windows do not fit on the screen

Most of the windows does not fit on my hp-mini-210(1024*600) the apply and close buttons are not fit on scrren and conky too !!
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Changing the keyboard layout turns off the numlock

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 with English and Greek keyboard layout and I have the following problem. When I toggle keyboard layouts (En->Gr or Gr->En) the num led turns off but I can print digits ...
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X11 ignoring options in configuration for input device

I have reinstalled my system, a Samsung Series 9 laptop with a clickpad, under Ubuntu 12.04. I reinstalled it a few times and re-configured it with the same OS because I had issues with the filesystem ...
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Could not resolve archive.ubuntu.com when reinstalling xorg

I managed to uninstall xserver-xorg completely, and now all I see when booting Ubuntu is a blank screen. I've tried reinstalling it through shell prompt (recovery mode) but every time I get errors ...
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Touchpad acting weird in 14.04 on MSI CR70 2M

I don't know if I am doing it right(or at the right place). It's the first time I report a bug. I have a disturbing bug. My touchpad left click (tapping and mechanical) stops working sometimes. It ...
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(MPX) Multi Pointer X on 10.04 and beyond?

I've read articles about Multi Pointer X on Ubuntu, and just wanted to know if it has got to a stable stage yet where it can easily be enabled on 10.04+? If yes, how can I enable it?
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Switch between nvidia-current and nouveau without a reboot?

Is it possible to switch between Nvidia's BLOB and Nouveau video drivers on-the-fly? I think I need to be able to: [✓] Unload nvidia [✓] Unload nouveau [✕] Restore the console ...
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How do I get switchable graphics to work on my Samsung RF711 With Intel HD & GeForce 540M Graphics cards on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have an Samsung RF711 Intel Core i7 laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. This comes with two graphics cards - the Intel one (which runs by default) and an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M (which I have ...
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How do I disable intel graphics in a hybrid graphics setup?

I have a Dell Vostro 3700 version A10. The relevant bits from lspci -v | grep VGA are: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 18) ...
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How can I toggle between single and dual monitor setup?

I have two monitors working just right with nvidia driver. There are times, however, where I want to have just one monitor and other times where I need two: I must open NVidia XServer Settings, go to ...
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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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How to reverse colors for the current window in gnome shell?

I dislike that most websites use a black font on white background for their sites, as it gets too tiresome for me to read. Back in the days of 11.04, using Gnome2 with compiz, there actually was a ...
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How do I run a graphical application on a remote server when logged in through SSH?

I am trying to run gedit from an SSH terminal on Windows, connected to an Amazon EC2 instance running Ubuntu 12.04 Server and I am getting this error: Cannot open display: How do I fix it?
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External Monitor Resolution doesn't go above 1024x768

I am trying to use a 24" external monitor as the primary monitor for my Asus EEE netbook. When I connect it, it works properly, except the max resolution available is 1024x768. Usually, I'd go into ...
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How to run multiple user X sessions on the same computer, at the same time?

I want to have more than one user logged on at the same time, on the same computer. Each user should have a full GUI X session... It's easy enough to log in to multiple concurrent non-X linux ...
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How to trigger a color inversion effect for one window?

I want to have an inverse color effect (light to dark) like 'negative' in compiz, but without compiz, and only for one window (like compiz's Super+N) . Is there a way to get a similar effect ...
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How to remove Intel's Open Source Technology Center Driver?

I have downloaded and installed Intel's drivers from this link, following all instructions: https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads/2013/intelr-linux-graphics-installer-version-1.0.2 However, I would ...
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Black screen after upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 [closed]

Just upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and all I got was a black screen. The hardware I'm running is Asus Zenbook UX31A (Intel GPU). I do hear that the login screen drums do play, so the system does boot ...
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list existing X display names?

How do I get a list of current X display names? Apart from being a useful thing to know, I want this so that (hopefully!) I can use xcalib -invert -alter as suggested in this question to invert the ...
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Simple switching between multiple monitor configurations

Context I use Ubuntu 11.04 on a laptop. I have three monitor configurations: Work: disable laptop monitor, use external 1920 X 1200 monitor Home: disable laptop monitor, use external 1680 x 1050 ...
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Map caps-lock key to middle mouse click

Since I rarely use caps-lock, I'd like to map the key to a middle mouse click instead. I would also like to map Alt+Caps Lock to the original function of the caps lock key, should I ever need it. I ...
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Cannot make NVIDIA driver work with Ubuntu 12.10

I seem to have a problem similar to many but I didn't manage to get it solved: have a Lenovo N581 with an NVIDIA GeForce 610M have just installed a fresh Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits, + KDE and am trying to ...
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Joystick acts as mouse; won't stop

Joystick acts as a mouse, even when I'm playing a game that uses a joystick so I get random mouse events going on. I plugged a joystick in to play Spiral Knights, also installed joystick and ...
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Can I accelerate mouse sensetivity over the standard maximum?

I've used "Mouse Preferences" window to set mouse pointer acceleration and sensitivity sliders to their maximums, but I am still not satisfied with how fast does mouse pointer move (I've got a very ...
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DisplayLink USB 3.0 Not working on Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I noticed this might be yet another DisplayLink outcry - but I thought I give it a go anyway. So the usual story - I have got a DisplayLink adaptor Kensington USB3.0 Video Adapter, and doesn't look ...
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How can I diagnose/debug “maximum number of clients reached” X errors?

I'm hitting a problem whereby X prevents processes from creating windows, uttering something like the following into ~/.xsession-errors: cannot open display: :0.0 Maximum number of clients reached ...
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How do I get rid of this monitor error?

I have an Nvidia card and two monitors. Every time I log in to Unity on Ubuntu 11.10, I get this error: "Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors" I have tried opening ...
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Resolution changes after startup/login

I have been trying to use Gnome 3.8 / 3.10 / 3.12 since Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and no matter what I do it changes the screen resolution to 720p, instead of 1080p, so I have to manually set 1080p every ...
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How do I restore triple tap to emulate the middle click?

I've upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 but the ability to tap with three fingers on the touchpad to achieve a middle mouse click has disappeared. When a mouse is plugged in the middle button click works ...
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Looking for USB VGA Adapter that works for sure?

I can't seem to get a straight answer on this. I would like to add a 3rd display onto my laptop + external monitor setup. While my current setup (Thinkpad X201) has an open VGA port (am using the ...
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Windows have black borders after hibernation Unity

when my 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 machine "wakes up" after hibernation, windows look like this: The system is still usable, but it's really ugly and I believe that Linux is beautiful, not only because of ...
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“error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32” installing ATI drivers

I was following the instructions on section 3.2 of this page. Everything went well until step 8, which is to use sudo amdconfig --initial to create a new xorg.conf file, but I get the following ...
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Disable three finger tap of Apple Trackpad in Ubuntu 12.04

I have configured Apple trackpad on Ubuntu 12.04 in xorg.conf as suggested here. I have also added "TapButton3" "0" but it does not disable three finger tap. My Question How to disable three ...
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf doesn't exist? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the X.org config file? How do I configure X there? I'm trying to get my video card properly setup to handle 3D acceleration. After searching a bit, I've come ...
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Am I using the Nouveau driver or the proprietary NVIDIA driver?

For a long time, I have used the NVIDIA proprietary driver. In Additional Drivers the NVIDIA driver was activated. However, I just "Removed" that driver because I would like to use the Nouveau driver ...
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How to change the color depth?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on a Dell C600 and the highest available resolution is 800x600. From my previous I remember 1024x768 would work after setting the colour depth to 16bit, but there is no ...
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Nvidia drivers seem to ignore customized xorg.conf in 13.10? How to configure?

I just upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and now I'm having a problem with the nvidia X server settings: the changes I make don't stay saved after I restart the X server. I checked the xorg.conf ...
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I'd like to prevent maximize from covering one third of the screen

Using Ubuntu 10.10, gnome, and dual nvidia monitors. Gnome panels and docky are able to "reserve" part of the screen for themselves in such a way as to prevent maximized windows from covering them ...
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Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

I tried multiple different drives, nvidia-340, nvidia-331, nvidia-331-updates, nvidia-343 and with the same result: # optirun -vv --debug bash [ 785.862681] [DEBUG]Reading file: ...
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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 can I get Geforce gt520 working? [closed]

I have this desktop: i7 2600 8 GB RAM ddr3 Board Intel dh61ww Geforce Nvidia GT520-cn 2Gb ddr3 I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit (kernel 3.2.0-23-generic). I want to setup two Samsung 22" LED ...
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Xorg Segmentation Fault - seems to be relevant to evdev [closed]

Since yesterday, after selecting to update some packages recommended by the update manager, I am not able to use my ubuntu 11.10. Everything seems to be working fine, until I move the mouse. As ...
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How to permanently disable monitor power saver using the command line?

I have tried as following: 1. Turn off: export DISPLAY=:0.0 && xset dpms force off 2. Turn on: export DISPLAY=:0.0 && xset -dpms Which works but that is a temporary solution, which ...
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What is the most basic window manager for ubuntu that can be used to display a single application

I've tried starting a full screen application without a window manager, using xinit, which works but instead of starting at the top left of the screen the application starts somewhere in the middle of ...
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Enable compiz on intel core i5 (Nvidia GT330M) based laptop

I am trying to enable compiz on my laptop via Desktop Effects but it does not allow it. I modified the xorg.conf file as on the compiz wiki but still no luck. So can someone just tell me how to ...
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Configure '50-synaptics.conf' for kinetic scrolling?

My laptop has a Synaptics touchpad with multi-touch support. Kinetic two-finger scrolling works fine on windows, how can I get it to work on ubuntu? I have already reversed the scrolling direction by ...
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Ubuntu won't start after updating nvidia drivers from X-swat PPA

I tried to update the nvidia drivers using: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-current After this, I rebooted my pc, launch Ubuntu, ...
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compiz refresh rate keeps resetting itself to 50

compiz refresh rate keeps resetting itself to 50 every time you restart the pc this only happens with nvidia with nouveau driver everything looks good but gets very hot pc reaches 80
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Doesn't boot after fresh install

After fresh install of oneiric 11.10 nothing displayed during boot process, but I still can switch to tty's. I made apt-get update/upgrade from tty and tried to reboot. Nothing changed. 'service ...
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Can not get Dual Monitors to work on Different GPUs [closed]

My setup is a follows: 19" 1440x900 monitor on my nVidia 460 GTX 17" 1280x1024 monitor on the internal nVidia card Now, I am able to get a xserver running on both monitors, but I am trying to ...