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 do I enable the ctrl+alt+backspace shortcut in 11.10 (gui)? [closed]

I know there is a command line solution here: How can I enable Ctrl+Alt+Backspace? However, I am looking to enable it the way you used to on previous versions (the settings are not there in GNOME 3.2 ...
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How to stop the login server?

With GDM removed in Oneiric, what command can I replace from the old command? sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop I need to install an nvidia .run file and cannot figure out how to stop the server.
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black screen when booting whereas failsafe mode works

I've had a problem for quite some time now. When I boot up my Ubuntu 11.04 it just won't load X. It works when I first load in failsafe mode and then restart X, however this is a quite annoying ...
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Why does Xorg take all available CPU power when I run Update Manager? [closed]

I am using Xubuntu 11.04 with the default nouveau driver for nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 420] graphics controller. Xorg takes all available CPU power, if I run Update Manager in this system; ...
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How to disable mouse wheel scroll in ubuntu 11.04 or 10.10?

ive got problem with broken scroll wheel. (I know i shoud change mouse, its old). And i want to just disable wheel scroll but not middle button click. I know that it is possible to do, but cant find ...
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How do I fix a blurry screen problem? [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop Samsung QX410. I also have Philips 221EL display. I want to use this display as the main one (instead of the laptop's one). But when I use it, the screen looks ...
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How can I determine X resolution from CLI without randr?

Does anyone know of a way to determine the current X resolution from the command line, without using randr?
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Unity does not start despite having worked for several months

My computer has been able to run Unity with no problems since I installed 11.04 a few months ago. The unity_support_test script have previously always given a firm yes to the question if Unity is ...
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X does not want to start. At all. “No screens have a usable configuration”

I recently installed a fresh copy of lubuntu 11.04 powerpc on my computer. I was following the instructions from this fourm post: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1798792 All I get is the ...
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“Failed to set DisplayPort power” - Dual Head freezes OS

Problem No picture appears on the second, externally, connected monitor. All used to work perfectly until a week ago or so. I always used nvidia-settings + TwinView/Clone to clone my laptops view, ...
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Can't set resolution to 1600x1200 on a Dell 2001FP Monitor [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and a GeForce 8400 GS GPU with the Nvidia package. My monitor is a Dell 2001FP and lists its native resolution as 1600 * 1200. I can only achieve 1152 * 864. Same issue with ...
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xorg.conf to get current “Section ”Device" content

by default the xorg.conf doesn't exist in /etc/ I could generate it by Xorg -configure. However in order to do this. I need to stop xserver. I can't do it at the moment. So is it possible to get ...
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How do I run a graphical application in a virtual console besides <Alt+F7>?

I want to run R in a virtual console and RCommander in a separate virtual console. Or maybe I want to run a game in a virtual console and shut off the desktop. Or maybe I want to pipe an ssh -x ...
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Upgrade xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

I have a Thinkpad x220i. I'm using Natty. The touchpad works ok, but the pointer is "shaky" which is really distracting. I tested the Oneiric Alpha 3 and there the Touchpad works fine out of the ...
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Is there a way set my resolution to 1600x1200 without a monitor plugged in?

I know how to modify xorg.conf and get it to start at about 1024x768, but I can't get it to start at 1600x1200. It is quite an inconvenience to have to go and manually start them up each time. We ...
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no hardware acceleration/graphics driver for Dell Inspiron 1525

Compiz bails when I try to run it: Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0". Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: Root visual is not a GL visual Compiz (bailer) - Info: Ensuring a shell for your session ...
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Touchsreen always returns cursor to upper left corner

Just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on a brand new Fujitsu Lifebook T901. The touchscreen seems well-calibrated and recognizes touches, but it always moves the mouse to the upper left corner when clicked. ...
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Screen flickers in response to <Super>P, can't bind it to anything

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on ThinkPad Edge 11" and no matter what X session or wm I use, P makes widgets blank out for a fraction of a second. After a quick search through gconf and XF86 symbol tables ...
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Login window missing at startup

After having some problems with my DE after upgrading from Gnome 2 to Gnome 3, and then downgrading, and then installing and uninstalling xmonad, one day at start-up my login window was missing. It's ...
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What Mesa and X.ORG version will Ubuntu 11.10 use

With only 2 months left, what version of Mesa and X.org will Ubuntu 11.10 use. I ask this because of the changes to Intel graphic cards in the latest ones.
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How to chroot Ubuntu+1?

What is the recommended way to use chroot from Ubuntu Stable (in my case 11.04) with Ubuntu+1 (11.10)? Linked (but probably separate) is "Is there anything special that I need to do in order to get ...
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Why am i stuck at a certain resolution?

I've got a DELL Inspiron 6400 and i use Ubuntu 11.04, when I connect my TV screen via VGA it only works at a 1024x768. It worked fine in 10.10 at the full resolution 1360x768. I've tried lots of ...
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Mac Os keyboard layout in Ubuntu

After working for some time in Mac OS I realised that I quite like the position of "Command" key and various system-wide combinations it is used in, such as Command-W for closing document windows or ...
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Fix Mobility Radeon Graphics in Ubuntu 11.04 [until now] [closed]

Is there some things to fix mobility AMD Radeon HD3xxx series in Ubuntu 11.04 ?? Until now, i've been updated my system using Kernel 2.6.39-11 and Catalyst 11.7 but Graphics Effects sill running ugly ...
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How can I get video working properly on my Shuttle ss30g2?

When I try to install Ubuntu on my Shuttle SS30g2 the video has vertical lines down it that show a different part of the screen. I'm at my wits end how to fix it. I have a SS30g1 and it shows the ...
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xrandr not listing modes in xorg.conf

On my Lenovo w520, xorg/xrandr (with intel driver) detects the native resolution of my LCD panel, but doesn't seem to detect any 16:9 intermediate resolutions: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current ...
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How to startx with “-logverbose 6” arguments?

How do I pass the -logverbose 6 arguments to startx? It is necessary for submitting a bug report to Nvidia Support.
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Creating synaptics entry in xorg.conf cases X to not start

Ubuntu 11.04 doesn't seem to have an entry for my Synaptics Touchpad xorg.conf file by default. As soon as I create Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad" Driver "synaptics" ...
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Poor SLI Performance

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 x86_64 2.6.38-10-generic. I have two GTX 460s, and I'm using Nvidia driver 270.41.06. Without SLI enabled, the computer runs fine. However, after running nvidia-xconfig ...
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X won't start when using NVidia ION

I'm trying to get X to start on a system with an nvidia ion chipset, but no matter what I do, it fails. This device worked with nvidia as the driver with ubuntu Karmic, so I'm not sure why it's ...
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How to swap X-Server with Emacs org-mode?

I'm quite impressed of emacs' org-mode. So I want to use it for note-taking during lectures. To use it "distraction-free" my idea is the following: I want to register a bash-command, which swaps the ...
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Cannot change monitor configuration without causing black screen

I have a laptop (Sony Vaio E series), with an external monitor attached to it. By default, it puts the two screens in mirror. I don't like mirror mode for various reasons and want to change it (turn ...
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Is there a way to disable or limit system xrandr probes? [closed]

I am currently suffering from a video card related bug (S-video output doesn't work in Natty) which causes my TV screen to flicker every 10 seconds. According to a Launchpad contributor, this is ...
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Separate X screen + TwinView on NVIDIA GT 440

I want to use 3 displays connected on one Nvidia GeForce GT 44O under Ubuntu 10.04. So there is my configuration: 1 display 1680x1050_60 1 display 1280x1024_60 1 DLP 1920x1080_60 (video projector) ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 update error

I just updated my Ubuntu 11.04, but now when starting it a black screen is shown and prints: Checking battery state Stopping system v runlevel compatibility I tried to install the latest ...
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Third mouse-button emulation

Up until version 11.04 of ubuntu I could simply add an option to my X InputClass to emulate a third mouse button for my HP TrackPoint like this: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Trackpoint" ...
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Application which will display the current coordinates of the mouse cursor?

I'd like to be able to display the current location of the pointer on the X display. Is there any application which does this?
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How can I configure the Aiptek T-6000U graphics tablet?

I followed AiptekTablet instructions on the Ubuntu Wiki to configure 11.04 for use with my graphics tablet. I installed the xserver-xorg-input-aiptek package and created two files with the options ...
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System fails to start after compiling grsec kernel

Recently I've tried to compile kernel with grsec patch to increase security of my machine. Compilation went even smoothly, but after running new kernel system runs until xserver starts. Here's ...
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How do I remap the caps lock key?

In the past the past I used to use xmodmap to prevent the Caps Lock button from working, and then tell Launchy to handle the key press instead. I can't seem to do this anymore. What is the best way ...
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Problem with the Display after moving hard drive from one laptop to another

I am having a problem with the Display on my Laptop running Ubuntu 10.04 Since last few days, I am using the laptop in low-graphics mode. When I try to run the command glxinfo, I get a error message ...
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missing Xorg.conf in Kubuntu 11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the X.org config file? How do I configure X there? I am new to Kubuntu 11.04 and needs some helps from you guys. I tried to modify Xorg.conf so I can get my ...
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External display is showing and reporting wrong resolutions

I'm running 11.04 in dual-boot on my macbook pro (2010). I've got an external monitor connected which I've configured through nvidia settings to be it's own X display. When I open the nvidia settings ...
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Unity / Compiz problem after update from Xorg ppa

After update from Xorg ppa (ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa) I have many problems with Unity Shell / Compiz. Preview of moving icons is broken and GTK theme of unselected windows breaks. Video: ...
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Is there going to be Twinview ( or alternative) implemented for nouveau?

as I've had heavy issues with nvidia driver regarding performance of basic X window operations (window moving, resizing, scrolling). I switched to nouveau driver. But I lost the possibility of having ...
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Switching DVI socket

I have Ubuntu 10.10 x86_64 with Nvidia 9800 gt and Nvidia driver version 270.41.06 My video card has two DVI sockets, but I only use the single monitor configuration. Now, I think the main DVI socket ...
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How can I switch user in a shell and use the existing gnome display session?

If I switch user in a terminal. su bob I can't open gedit because bob doesn't own the display. If I execute xhost + before switching to bob I can open the display for some applications but not ...
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How do you run a GUI application without GUI (gui application as daemon on headless server)?

Okay, so I want to run a GUI application as daemon on a server without X. The application is a java program. It can be configured in a configuration file so the GUI is not necessary to use it. ...
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How do I log out of Xorg?

I need to troubleshoot a problem with suspend/resume. The debugging instructions say: make sure you're logged out of Xorg (or run sleep.sh with "force" argument) How do I log out of Xorg?
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How to enable SHMconfig?

How to enable SHMconfig on Ubuntu 11.04? I'm trying to change touchpad's configuration on run-time, but can't because it needs for SHMconfig to be enabled, how can I do that?