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 configure X11 so I can independently set the DPI for each monitor? [duplicate]

I am not just asking how to change the DPI of X11 as a whole, but instead how to make each monitor run on a separate DPI. I am trying to use two 900p monitors (19 inch) and one 720p TV (30 inch).
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Peaceful coexistance of Intel and Nviidia GLX

I have an optimus laptop, so both intel and nvidia cards. It has worked fine for years (running 12.04) using bumblebee. Yes, I know there are better options by now, but it works fine. Problem is, ...
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is ubuntu an x11 display itself?

is using an ubuntu eventually using an x11 display? I see that with env | grep DISPLAY I get DISPLAY=:0.0 so dose this mean that ubuntu itself is another extension of x11?
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Cant get full resolution on Second monitor with nvdia geforce 210 on 14.04

I am using two Samsung 1920x1080 monitors with my Ubuntu 14.04 machine having an nvdia geforce 210 graphic card. The first monitor is connected to the VGA port and the second monitot to the DVI port ...
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NVIDIA drivers causing blank screen with X mouse icon [closed]

I recently decided to switch to the NVIDIA proprietary drivers on my Linux Mint 16 desktop. I added the xorg-edgers PPA and installed the nvidia-current package. Upon rebooting, I didn't get the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 - can't open display / could not open X display - Nvidia ( all versions)

I have serious issues since I installed 14.04 on my machine.My graphics card is Nvidia geforce GTX 680. I have double Xeon processors machine. On previous Ubuntu 12.04 it worked nicely. I've tried ...
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Restoring Home Folder, Firefox Launcher Problems, Cannot Open Display

I had a harddrive crash and so had to reinstall Ubuntu (14.04). At this point firefox worked fine. Then I tar'd my home folder and replaced it with a version I had backed up from the failed drive. ...
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LCD display connected on LVDS not working

I'm trying to run Ubuntu Server 14.04 on a Intel N2600 Board with a 7" LCD panel connected through LVDS connector. I successfully installed Ubuntu Server and I have installed also xorg and openbox ...
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Screen resolution of 14.04 on Microsoft Azure with NoMachine(NX)

I did as follows: VM environment is Microsoft Azure. Created a VM instance of Ubuntu14.04 server edition. login via SSH Installed KDE desktop and NoMachine(NX) free. From the local NX ...
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How can I alternate between two kiosk-mode appplications?

I currently have a single-user system that autoloads into X and starts XBMC via a super-simple Upstart job that runs: su -c "startx /etc/X11/Xsession /usr/bin/xbmc-standalone -- -bs" oli ...
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Fglrx always hard-crashes my hybrid-GPU laptop. How can I disable radeon and use only i915?

My computer only seems to boot when I have radeon.modeset=0. Xorg still loads the radeon drivers, which causes it to use llvmpipe for OpenGL rendering, which in turn makes my CPU fans sound like ...
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Synaptics Touchpad scroll not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Studio 1557. My synaptics touch pad is detected but the scroll functions are not working. The scroll option in the GUI for the mouse and touch pad has disappeared. ...
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Install MS Fonts for xvfb-run in Ubuntu 14.04 server

I have a cron which runs and takes a screenshot of a specific url. The job is: xvfb-run --server-args="-screen 0, 1024x768x24" /usr/bin/cutycapt --min-width=1200 --min-height=1200 --delay=1000 ...
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Get keyboard input without requiring root and without x11

I'm trying to capture keyboard input in a C/C++ program without requiring root privileges and without the use of X11 XNextEvent(). I've tried to open the device directly, but for obvious security ...
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How to run a custom command for any X session

I need to patch the gamma on my monitor that is really out of balance, in short I need to run a command like xgamma -gamma 1.2 for any X session that I might start on my machine. My problem is that ...
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Stuck after login

I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 with the official upgrade tool. Everything worked fine, until i rebooted. I type in my password, my wallpaper and cursor is shown, but nothing happens (it's stuck). ...
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No EDID whatsoever, how can I force output?

So I'm trying to get XBMCbuntu to talk to my TV, unfortunately my GPU (8800GTS) doesn't talk to the TV, it thinks it's disconnected (no EDID info at all). So far I've got it to output to the TV but ...
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What is the difference between gnome-awesome session and pure xsession?

I am trying to use awesome tiling window manager and I figured I have a choice of running awesome as GNOME session or pure xsession. What is the difference between the two and when would I want each ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 two Nvidia cards triple screen Xinerama with proprietary driver, third screen black and X cursor [closed]

I am having some issues getting my third screen working properly. I had triple screens working fine on 12.04, using 2 nvidia cards. Did a fresh install of 14.04 and having no end of problems getting ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, change resolution on GDM login screen/system wide?

Under Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, Gnome 3.12, I'm running with a different from my maximum resolution. After login, the resolution is set fine, and when I log in after locking the machine, the resolution is ...
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Having an issue with Ubuntu on my Samsung Chromebook?

Ok so first off I had this running pretty slick before my fiance touched it. Booted it back to regular mode. So i have to go back through and turn developer mode on, and reinstall crouton and all ...
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Trackball w/ 4 buttons: how to remap one of buttons to double click?

I've got Kensington Slimblade trackball which I've used at my workplace on Windows for past several years. Today it moved to my house and I'm curious if I'm able to configure mouse buttons with ...
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Cursor moves when I tap the touchpad to click (xorg.conf problem)

This may seem as a duplication of: Synaptics Touchpad - cursor moves around when just 'tapped' after Ubuntu 12.04 upgrade I tried that solution and it works! Setting the FingerHigh and ...
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Previous frame seems to flicker in any type of window

Recently my 14.04 setup has run into some strange problem. Basically almost all windows (often) start flickering the "previous frame" (or that is what it feels like). There doesn't seem to be any ...
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vmware player xorg driver broke after ubuntu 12.04 LTS automatic system update on 06/07/2014

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a virtual machine on a Windows 7 host using vmware player 6.0.2. On Sat. 06/07/2014, Ubuntu performed an automatic system update as it does regularly, however after ...
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Why does Unity not extend to my 2nd monitor, even when it is displaying an X-Screen?

I recently added a 2nd video card to my system, but unity refuses to extend my desktop over to the second screen. Although the secondary monitor initialises when I boot and I can move the mouse cursor ...
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New Nvidia Graphics card drivers

Hi I am writing this as I have an issue with my Nvidia drivers. I have a Nvidia 750Ti running on a Xubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have had problems with my nvidia drivers before and solved them using this ...
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How to configure X - or make it recognize serial mouse?

Installation of 14.04 went OK with a USB mouse, but after that I attached a serial mouse to the single COM port of my rig and Ubuntu did not recognize it. Being a newbie in Linux I wandered by the ...
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Change default display of the Ubuntu screen

Currently I am working on a customize device (just like tablet) which has Ubuntu 12.10. Now I have to restructure the screen of that device. I have added sample design of the screen. We are getting ...
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Computer starts, then asks for login, and then crashes

I recently replaced my REALLY old windows OS with Ubuntu, and it looks like it works at first glance. When I attempt to log in, however, it accepts my username and password, then goes into what I ...
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X11 cannot write .ICEauthority file on a vmhgfs partition

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.4 in a virtual machine using VMWare Fusion. I changed my home folder so that it is shared with the host OS. I.e. /home/<user> is now mounted automatically at boot time ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unity broken no launchbar menu bar

I tried installing nvidia 331.79 driver from xorg-edger ppa, but after installation the unity is broken that no launchbar and no menu bar. The login screen worked properly but right after I logged in ...
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Unity not Working 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64. I did a sudo apt-get upgrade yesterday and restarted my PC. Now my taskbar and panel are missing. When I try to restart Unity using unity --replace Then I get error: ...
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Desktop not appearing after a change in xorg.conf

I tried to install nvidia-current on my Ubuntu 12.04 because I didn't have the driver for it but it seemed that had no effect so I removed. After that, I don't remember anymore, I tried to configure ...
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My Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't maintain the monitor's resolution I've set through nvidia driver-xorg.conf

I have a clean installation of Ubuntu 14.04; I've also installed the nvidia-driver on my GeForce 9800 GT(v.331.38, proprietary drivers of Ubuntu), set the resolution 1280x720 and save it through ...
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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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What is the command that PgDn / PgUp executes?

By that I mean is there a command I could type into the terminal then click on a window behind, and It is scrolled up / down, and then turn this into a custom shortcut? xdotool key Next or xdotool ...
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Desktop background will not load after performing aticonfig --adapter=all --ovt=opengl

I am trying to get Eagle to work on ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I run Eagle and open a schematic the display is not refreshing/redrawing correctly. One solution that I found was to install the flgrx ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 hangs at startup after installing fglrx

After installing the new AMD Catalyst beta driver (14.6), my system hangs at the boot screen, however I am able to access the TTY terminals. I installed fglrx as follows: Downloaded the drivers ...
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Dual-Monitor with Nvidia GTX 660 not detecting second Monitor

I've been trying this dual-monitor set-up for the last 2 weeks but with no success. I've readed tones of forums and tutorials but nothing seems to work. I'm trying to get both screens through the 2 ...
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Touchpad not working after connecting hdmi cable

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 2 weeks back on my new laptop along side Windows 8. 1. And it was working fine. But yesterday after I connected Ubuntu with my TV using the HDMI cable, the cursor/ pointer ...
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how to open cygwin's xemacs on an ubuntu's active xorg server?

I have a windows box and an ubuntu box. ubuntu start up completed, obviously with Xorg server running without any problems. ran the command: xhost + so that there should NOT be any problems ...
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Download read-edid 3.0.1 to read edid for modern PC with ic2?

Where can I download the read-edid 3.0.1 package for 12.04..? Update: Found on [https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/utopic/amd64/read-edid/3.0.1-2][1] But failed # get-edid > edid This is read-edid ...
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xmodmap pointer setting doesn't affect all applications

I have a laptop designed for windows 8 and running ubuntu 14.04. Because it is designed for windows 8, the touchpad is backwards. The scroll bars on the side and top are reversed so that it feels like ...
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Second NVidia Graphics Card

My computer has a NVIDIA Quadro 1800 FX card, and I just bought a second one, in order to run four monitors. I'm using the proprietary NVIDIA driver, and the second GPU shows up in the NVIDIA X ...
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Deactivate middle mouse for one (KDE) application

I really like the middle mouse paste function. Makes life easy. But... once in a while I have a very important document, or code, which I CANNOT mess up. Thus, I would like to disable the middle ...
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Logitech G27 Steering Wheel - feedback not working properly

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit LTS and am trying to use a Logitech G27 Steering Wheel and Pedals. Everything but the steering feedback is working fine. I can test the feedback with fftest: (note the ...
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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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Problems with XServer and Nvidia: no screens found

I tried booting my PC this morning and everything looked much bigger (e.g. the boot menu) than usually. The XServer failed to start (as the below output states): X.Org X Server 1.15.1 Release Date: ...
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Dual-screen instead of only one screen

Since the upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, I have problems with my screens. My video card is a Radeon HD 7870, it uses the fglrx-updates driver. My main screen is a 24" with a resolution of ...