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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How can I force the X server to use my nvidia card?

I have 2 external monitors connected to the docking station. I can only make 1 of them to work. I am pretty sure that to drive the second monitor I will need to use the NVidia adapter. It used to ...
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Ultrawide monitor only showing desktop on part of the screen

I'm currently running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a MSI Dominator Laptop, and with the laptop screen disabled and only using my external monitor (LG 34UC88 @ 3440x1440 21:9) Ubuntu refuses to display across ...
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How to rotate display under ubuntur server with fluxbox?

I have a desktop with ubuntu server and fluxbox. I want to rotate the display 90 degrees clockwise. I looked online and tried this solution. Append data to xorg.conf run xrandr On my machine, xorg....
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Nvidia GEForce GT 610 installed via additional drivers changed the default color to blue

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 LTS - 64 bit along side Windows 10. When the default nouveau driver was used for my graphics card..the color was purple - default color of Ubuntu Linux. ...
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Dual GPU (Nvidia + ASPEED) extended desktop configuration help Ubuntu 16.04

I can't seem to find the answer to my configuration problem. I have 2 graphic cards, one on the motherboard (aspeed) and one on PCI-E (Nvidia). lspci | grep VGA 04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ...
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mouse focus problem

I've just installed ubuntuMate 16.04 and am encountering a very annoying problem. After using the pc for a while: - it becomes impossible to change focus to another window by mouse click - it is ...
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Use exteral numpad for shortcuts

I have a laptop and an external USB numpad. I'd like to lay the numpad at my left hand and use it for shortcuts, eg. switching desktops, running apps. I figured that I've got to make Linux treat ...
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Troubleshoot instant freeze after login on Ubuntu 16.04?

On a clean Ubuntu 16.04 desktop install, I'm encountering total system freeze (tty+ssh down) as soon as I login (during the fade animation). The system is a recent Intel NuC (Nuc6i5) with a Skylake ...
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Enabling VSYNC with Nvidia drivers

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 with a Nvidia GeForce GT 630M graphics card using the 361.42 Nvidia proprietary driver. I am trying to enable sync to vblank for OpenGL applications, but to no avail. The ...
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graphics crashes frequently

I use Titan X under Ubuntu 14.04 and I have installed the nvidia driver. But it doesn't work properly since several days ago. The screen goes like the following suddenly. Sometimes I cannot even ...
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Black screen after boot with Nvida drivers and bios screen corruption

[Cross posting from ubuntu forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2324197] Hi, hope someone can help. I've a old Rock x770 laptop (clevo M57RU) with nvidia GTX7950go graphics card, intel ...
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Why “xterm -display localhost:0.0” fails

When running xterm -display localhost:0.0 I get the following error: xterm: Xt error: Can't open display: localhost:0.0 I get the same error if I substitute 127.0.0.1 for localhost but xterm -...
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Access to host X11 from multiple containers (lxc) sharing the same GPU is limited to the last activated container

I have a server and 2 lxc containers sharing the GPU (nvidia gtx980 364.19) Vt7, Vt8 and Vt9 When trying to access the host X11 from any of the containers. It only works from the container that was ...
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How to get all four monitors working?

I have 4 monitors on my desktop setup: ASUS z97-E/usb3.1 NVIDIA GTX 750 ti graphics card Intel Core i5-4690 Two bottom monitors are hooked up to NVIDIA card. Two top monitors hooked up to Intel ...
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VNC on inactive X display

My girlfriend's computer recently broke, and so I decided to add a user profile for her on my machine. The idea was that I could log into my GUI session, switch to her user account and still be able ...
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Alternative to Psensor?

I am looking for an alternative to Psensor. I am running 16.04 LTS on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro and am wanting to monitor temperature and such. I have been using Psensor, and after seeing my CPU ...
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Display scrolls with mouse on 3-head prime setup on 16.04

I have a 3-head setup on a Dell L502x optimus notebook. It is an intel Sandy Bridge (i7 2nd) with a Nvidia GeForce GT 540M. Using nvidia prime (not bumblebee) with nvidia as the primary display. ...
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Steam will not work on low colordepth

I have a laptop with that has a low color depth setting (I set it to 8 with StaticGray, or 256 grays), an Intel I5-520M, its appropriate intel HD graphics, and steam. However, Steam flat-out refuses ...
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Brightness Control

I recenetly installed ubuntu16.04 on my sony vaio VPCEH35en. The brightness control is not working. I have a Nvidia GEforce 410M . I tried to modify the xorg.conf file but ended up with this: ...
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ASUS ROG G551VW Nvidia driver issues

I have ASUS G551VW laptop with NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960M. I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on it. It works fine until I try to install NVIDIA driver on it. When I install NVIDIA driver from nvidia ...
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Boot Ubuntu on a specific GPU in a multi-GPU environment (no laptop)

My home computer has a Radeon HD6970 plus a Geforce GT 740 video card. I use the more powerful Radeon under Windows for gaming, while the Geforce is there for some OpenCL and Vulkan stuff I plan to ...
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colordepth won't be set to 8 on an intel HD chipset

I have a laptop from 2012. average graphics- intel i5-520M with its appropriate intelHD graphics- and I have a bizzarre compulsion to view it in greyscale. Trying to set the colourdepth in xorg to 8,...
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GPU plus default graphics card - ubuntu X desktop does not start

situation is as follows I have a server with a matrox GMA200, I installed a titan X, then: sudo service lightdm stop installed nvidia drivers created xorg.conf ... forced display to run with the old ...
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Rotate External Display with NVIDIA drivers

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit and have an NVIDIA GeForce 940M graphics card (proprietary NVIDIA drivers are installed for this). I have an external monitor that I want to rotate Counter-Clockwise (...
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SSH from my Mac into Ubuntu: X forwarding not working correctly?

Running a Mac Pro, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 With ATI Radeon Graphics card, and XQuartz v 2.7.9 I am able to run qdec and freeview perfectly fine on my machine. The problem comes when I attempt to SSH ...
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Start X without nolisten tcp on 14.04

I have ubuntu version 14.04 and lightdm version 1.10.6 I am not able to start X with tcp There have been similar questions on this forum, but they all point to creating config in /etc/gdm I dont ...
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Help configuring amdgpu config file for three monitors?

I upgraded from 14.04.3 to 16.04 and got no error messages I'm aware of. It boots and I usually use Gnome fallback, but have tried other environments. I have a three monitor system powered by a fairly ...
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Built-in laptop monitor is not detected anymore

The problem The built-in monitor of my laptop is not detected and goes blank at the login screen. However an external monitor connected to the VGA port is correctly detected and gets recognized as ...
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Another X-Server failsafe question

Updated from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 16.04. Seems to have gone fine. On reboot I get the Ubuntu animation with the dots, then I get a low video mode dialog. I cannot get out of it, it has an infinite ...
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Intel Graphics: stock driver vs modesetting driver vs Intel download

I've just removed xserver-xorg-video-intel due to a bug. This means I've fallen back to the modesetting driver, which Debian now recommends. Can any provide a comparison of the relative merits of the ...
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Lubuntu upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04 with nvidia-361 and xserver settings are empty

As the title suggests, I've just done an upgrade. Unlike other unlucky folk, I've had no problems with logging into the GUI. But it seems like the nvidia drivers are not properly installed. My xserver ...
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`xset m` value keeps reverting during PC use

I'm using xset m 0 0 To disable mouse acceleration. I also have it in a startup script as such: ~/bin/mouseaccdisable #!/bin/bash xset m 0 0 (I also have that command in /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc....
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old xorg in 16.04

I am using 14.04 LTS on a old macbook pro 15" (2,2, Year 2007) with the utopic release of xorg because using newer releases (like wily) breaks suspend/resume. If I will upgrade to 16.04, will I be ...
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Unable to log into desktop environment after nvidia driver install

I was trying to use the latest version of Blender and found out that the newest NVIDIA drivers need to be installed so I can use the GPU in my gaming laptop (originally loaded with Windows 10). SO I ...
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No graphical user interface after update on 16.04

After an update from Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 to 16.04 my gui completly crashes after GRUB. If I try a normal boot, the gui freezes there, where the LVM needs the password to decrypt the systemdrive. I can ...
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The graphics freezes when a notification appears together with fullscreen video in Chrome. What's going wrong?

When I'm playing a YouTube video fullscreen in Chrome and something like a Skype notification or a system notification pops up, the graphics freezes. It's apparent from sound that the video keeps ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: nvidia drivers for GeForce GTX 960M

Some time ago I asked a similar question about Ubuntu 14.04. Now I just installed Ubuntu 16.04, hoping that with the new version the graphic card was recognized effortless. Sadly I still have a ...
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getting Precision 3510 to use Achieva QH270 — bad EDID

I have tried everything I could find, but nothing seems to quite work... But I'm just screwing around in the dark here. So, I'm plugging this monitor in to the DVI-D (believed to be) dual link port ...
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No G-SYNC option in NVIDIA-SETTINGS?

I have no G-SYNC options available in the nvidia-settings. I have got a g-sync ready laptop with a NVIDIA GTX970M and am currently running 16.04LTS. Any help would be greatly appreciated! EDIT: I ...
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How does one enter Unicode characters into systems with Mir?

In X.org/X11, I could use the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+Shift+U" in any text field and then type a Unicode character code to insert special characters. However, this does not work in Mir. What is the ...
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Changed video card, x11 not loading

I've changed video card and my Ubuntu 14.04 stopped loading. After some googling, I've localized the problem - X11. I believe, I have to at least delete the information about old video card or somehow ...
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Using Intel Intregrated Graphics alongside Nvidia GT 630

I just recently installed Ubuntu 16.04. I've been using it just fine, the only issue is with the displays. What I am trying to do is run three displays on two separate video outputs, one the Intel ...
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Which drivers to use for AMD Kaveri APU for ubuntu 16.04

I just managed to install Ubuntu 16.04 using nomodeset through this method. But now when I see in software & updates-->additional drivers, it shows unknown:unknown the device is not in use. What ...
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X11 low graphics mode error, with and without nvidia drivers

I recently installed 16.04, and have been messing around with steam games; naturally I installed the latest nvidia drivers, which worked great for two days, and since this morning I have been ...
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Ubuntu startup stuck at blank screen /dev/sda7: clean

I changed my driver from using the nvidia proprietary one to the Xorg open source driver, now after a reboot I get a screen with: /dev/sda7: clean, 353985/7214832 files, 6420282/28775168 blocks And ...
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Can a non root user split monitor using Fake Xinerama or FakeXRandR?

As a non root user on a linux box (kubuntu, local, no remote connections) - can I split a single monitor into several areas (2x2 grid would be fine) and run maximized/fullscreened apps in those areas?
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Can't get back onto ubuntu on chromebook

So for the past weeks I've tried to get steam on my chromebook and I finally got it on, but I had to get off my PC soon as I got it and when I tried to get back on Ubuntu to check if Steam worked I ...
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Setting up a window manager development environment and a basic guide

I am using Ubuntu and I am not able to understand from where can I get the Xcb libraries. While I was checking some guide (whose name I forgot) I got the command : cc file_name.c -lxcb It was written ...
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How to set up X11 forwarding in byobu inside a LXC container

I currently SSH into a LXC container running in a Ubuntu host machine. I have managed to set up X11 forwarding from the container to my local machine but when I start byobu (inside the container) the ...
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Driver conflict nvidia/Xorg

sorry for my english and my newbie in ubuntu i'm running on gnome-ubuntu 16.04LTS, i have Nvidia 9500gt with proprietary drivers installed , the problem when i plug out the gpu it won't boot into a ...