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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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 ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: on Ubuntu Server

I've simply been trying to get Sublime Text 2 running on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on a Virtual Machine but also get the same error trying to run gedit so this leads me to believe it's an environment ...
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Nvidia X Server Settings Showing Blank Error

i'm using ubuntu 14.04 and i have Nvidia GF119M and Intel® Ivybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2 on me. I tried to switch my card to nvidia, but an error appeared and its blank. How do i get my nvidia to ...
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ubuntu 12.04.04 usb genius SlimStar 800 mouse stopped working

I have updated my ideapad y510 laptop and it seems after some updates the mouse stopped working. The mouse was working fine before but now it is not recognized anymore. I tried changing batteries and ...
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Cannot run a GUI app from cron

After doing a "sudo su -" on an Ubuntu 12.04 notebook I did a "crontab -e", added this: * * * * * env DISPLAY=:0.0 /usr/bin/gnome-calculator and waited for minutes. Nothing Happened. I don't have ...
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xrandr is being overriden, nvidia optimus dual screen setup

I have a Lenovo W530, with Optimus. I am running 14.04, using the nvidia driver. I can get to the point where Awesome boots, and xrandr can see all of my screens. My setup uses this: ...
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NVidia screen config

How do I restore the display config to the one I got during installation? I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with dual nvidia gtx 570 connected to two screens. When I installed ubuntu at first I ran 13.10 ...
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lxpanel does not load automatically

I just upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10, I had to repair the video driver and Xorg installation. After a long struggle I get it working but several problems remain: I am using LXDE (Lubuntu) desktop. ...
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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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Intel graphics causes “speckles” on screen

Have just freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04, the screen is corrupted with 'speckles'. Screenshot below, Full resolution here. Graphics chipset is Intel HD Graphics 2500 Windows 7 installation on same ...
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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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Screen brightness not working in Ubuntu 14.04

My Lenovo Z570 has two GPU's, nVidia and Intell. Brightness control has no effect what so ever over the screen brightness, and because I've had some major issues in the past when I was trying to ...