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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Can't login into Ubuntu

I started having this issue after having removed Kubuntu from my computer. At first login screen wouldn't even show, instead the screen stopped at Checking Battery state stage. At this point I still ...
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Can't run “X -configure”, “Server is already active” error

in order to fix a problem with the setup of the screen brightness I try to create a xorg.conf This is done by the command X -configure right? Trying to run this command as root, I will get: Fatal ...
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keyboard shortcut to switch focus between separate X screens?

I'm using XFCE on a dual monitor setup, with Xorg configured to separate X screens (neither twinview nor cinerama is working on GF470 with latest nvidia drivers). I'm not using xrandr. Suppose I ...
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Where are the session managers logs?

Unity 3D refuses to start here, always falling back to Unity 2D. I installed both Gnome and XFCE 4 and neither starts, but instead leave me with the mouse cursor and the wallpaper. I want to know what ...
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How to change xorg.conf file with permission?

I want to edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file but I can't save the file. It says "permission denied." How can I edit the file?
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100 % CPU usage with “on demand” setting due to Xorg

I upgraded to Oneiric (from Natty) on my IBM Thinkpad X41. With the default CPU speed setting of "on demand" I get 100 % CPU usage. In System Monitor (nb: view > all processes) the dominant process ...
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Is there a way to tell where synclient gets its information from?

I have a Macbook 2,1 running Mint Katya and the touchpad config has been driving me nuts. xorg.conf seems to be ignored, so for now I've just been getting rid of it. Running synclient, I can get ...
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Which ATI driver should I use for a Radeon Xpress 200M?

So my laptop that I'm using with Ubuntu 11.10 so far is working great. The thing is that in the driver on my system info says its using Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS480. My Laptop is old and is using the ...
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Enable external VGA output on a laptop with a broken screen

I have a laptop (Packard bell with Nvidia graphics) with broken screen. How do I enable the vga external output for an external monitor? (I suppose that i have to change the x configurations?)
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xorg and modelines for sony Bravia KDL-40CX523

Does anyone know where I can find the correct modelines so I can configure my Sony TV to be recognised and have full (or close to) HD resolution? Intel 965 GM graphics, i know it's not the best but ...
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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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Can't install on a compaq v3000 becouse of nouveau/nvidia [closed]

The monitor is not well recognized and i can't configure the nvidia drivers because, during install, nouveau is installed and used as kernerl modules. So, i can't get Xorg to work in desktop live CD ...
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Do I need a better graphics card for 11.10?

I am not anything like a gamer so a modern Integrated graphic card should be more than enough for me but after getting a new PC with Sandy Bridge CPU (Intel core i7 2600K) I've had very shaky display ...
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What's the difference between ATI FGLRX drivers and the “post release update” driver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Differences between the 2 FGLRX graphics drivers So here's the deal: Fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10, got some basic applications like Code::Blocks, Wine, and such. I go ...
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Disable ATI Proprietary drivers by command line?

I've made the mistake of installing the ATI proprietary driver by command line. Steps i took: Downloaded linux drivers Opened the terminal sh amd..driver.run Followed the steps Rebooted This has ...
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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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How come Xorg refuses to generate an xorg.conf file for me?

I have a DisplayLink monitor that I am trying to add to my Ubuntu desktop. After plugging it in, the screen turns completely green, which I understand means that the DisplayLink kernel module is ...
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I cannot set up dual monitors to work with 11.10 using amdcccle 11.9

I've installed the ati catalyst drivers 11.9 manually because the default ones don't work with gnome-shell. But when that I try to change the settings in amdcccle(adminstrative) to use multi-display, ...
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How to change mouse cursor and theme?

How can I change X11 cursor and theme in the newest Ubuntu? I can't find it. Please help.
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Quitting Braid causes dual monitors to switch to mirror mode

I have 2 monitors in my desktop. The one has a smaller resolution than the other (don't know if it matters for this issue). From Display I have disabled mirroring, so the first monitor continues to ...
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How do I stop X server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does one exit the X server? So it looks like I need to install Nvidia manually, and to do so, I need to stop the X server completely. After pressing ...
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What's the difference between the nvidia-current, and nvidia-current-updates packages?

What's the difference between the nvidia-current, and nvidia-current-updates packages? The former has a higher version number, and the description of the packages are the same. Which do I use? ...
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X11 doesn't start after clean 11.10 install (Dell E6500, nvidia, 8Gb RAM, i386)

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10, i386 on my Dell Latitude E6500. The installation was fine, but then X11 didn't start. /var/log/X.0.org says: (EE) Failed to load module "nv" (module does not exist, 0) ...
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Ubuntu doesn't automatically starts in graphical mode after upgrade to 11.10

I updated from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 today. Instead of using update manager, I upgraded using sudo do-release-upgrade command in terminal. However, an blackout causes the computer to switch off and ...
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How to set up a second display to be 1280x1024 if ARandR only suggests 1024x768 as a maximum?

After creating a xorg.conf I've got able (there was a nasty bug in confless mode: always overlaying the second display over the first instead of using the second physical screen) to set up a second ...
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How to shut down X?

What if I'd like to exit the X session to use raw console without any X process running? I know I can always press Ctrl+Alt+F1/F6 to switch between a raw console and a graphical environment, but some ...
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Adding a virtual screen to xorg.conf 11.04 (third display over vnc)

I currently have an nvidia gtx470 with 2 x 22" 1920x1080 displays on twinview. Since I have a spare laptop (old but works) and screen (22" 1680x1050). A vnc server would be set up (viewonly) to the ...
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How do I fix a corrupted mouse cursor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: xorg.conf to get current “Section ”Device" content I have the same problem as here: Mouse pointer strange problem. The mouse cursor is corrupted after a ...
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Compiz animations jittery with an ATI Radeon HD 6520G [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Performance being really choppy with ATI drivers I have Ubuntu 11.10 64bit installed on a machine with an AMD A6-3400M CPU, and a Radeon HD 6520G card. For some reason ...
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How to change Nvidia X server settings?

In Ubuntu 11.04, graphics settings for the driver could be found under "System Settings". In Ubuntu 11.10, the "System Settings" menu has been scaled down considerably. Now I do not know how to ...
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How does one exit the X server?

The command sudo service gdm stop would successfully disable the X server in Ubuntu 11.04 temporarily. However, this same command no longer works in Ubuntu 11.10, because "gdm" is an "unrecognized ...
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Unity fails to load with nvidia-current with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? I am using NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M default nvidia-current can only boot into Unity 2D, Unity fails to load. I tried ...
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I need to add sections in xorg.conf, do I need to create it?

I understand that 10.10 / KMS does not use xorg.conf; however, I need to add the following to my xorg.conf in a Device section: Option "Capabilities" "0x00000800" Option "UseFastTLS" "off" Option ...
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Philips saa7134 tv tuner card not working [closed]

When i run tvtime,it gives me the following output in terminal: Running tvtime 1.0.2. Reading configuration from /etc/tvtime/tvtime.xml Reading configuration from /home/md/.tvtime/tvtime.xml ...
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How to ssh to a running X instance remotely?

I have an X instance running on my server computer, and on occasion I connect to it remotely via TeamViewer. Once in a while TeamViewer crashes and I cannot restart it remotely. Is there a way to ...
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Dual screen not working with a Nvidia binary driver

I just checked out the new ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 64bit and I can't get my second screen to work. It worked with kubuntu 11.04 (with binary drivers and with the drivers from nvidia website though not ...
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Steps needed to troubleshoot a failed X-Window startup

Over the years I came accross situations where X Fails to start, and usually resolves it by installing the OS again. What would be the right way, Google results in tons of different ways non of which ...
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wkhtmltopdf wkhtmltoimage: cannot connect to X server

I compiled wkhtmltopdf from source on Ubuntu 64bit server 10.04 as described in manual. When I try to convert it exits with an error message: wkhtmltoimage: cannot connect to X server There is X ...
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Connect Ubuntu to LG TV Issue

i got a LG 32 INCH TV (LG 32PC51) and i try to connect it to GEFORCE 8600GS 512MB CARD , i tried HDMI, VGA and i cannot make it look good without flicking or something that fits to that screen. My ...
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One monitor getting spilled over into other monitor: how to do a 100% reset of gnome graphics configuration

I had to kill a VMWare process and afterwards, my monitor's configuration is buggy. I have 2 monitors in a side-by-side configuration. My right-hand monitor is the secondary monitor. Upon its ...
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Screen distorted on a Great Wall A081 netbook

I am new here. Please make it easy for me to understand. Recently I installed Ubuntu 10.04 netbook edition inside windows using Wubi with ultra ISO and magic iso virtual manager in my GREAT WALL A081 ...
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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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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 ...
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Changing the resolution to 1440x900 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Screen resolution stuck at 1024x768 The output of "xrandr" yasith@vostro:~$ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192 LVDS1 connected ...
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How do I directly boot to a terminal, bypassing X11? [duplicate]

I am seeking a help regarding the following issues: How to turn off the X server when I have already logged into Ubuntu (I know about startx to start the X server but don't know how to shut it ...
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Turn off monitor using command line

I am runnning Ubuntu Server on my laptop. There is really no reason for the screen to be on. I have been trying to use this command to turn the screen off: sleep 1 && xset dpms force off ...
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How do you change brightness, color and sharpness from command line?

I am controlling my PC with SSH and scripting. How can i change the brightness, color and sharpness from command line? Try 1: failed $ sudo redshift -t 5000:5000 -g .5 Cannot list GNOME panel ...
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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 to activate HDMI as my default output starting from BIOS, GRUB, GDM, and Desktop?

Ubuntu 11.04, when i boot, i do not see anything in my HD TV screen. No Bios/Grub/Gdm/Desktop. How can i use my default HDMI output please? Note: I have VGA port, but i do not use any VGA ...
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How do I set my screen resolution to the maximum supported resolution?

Used win 7 and got resolution 1280x1024 and when i installed Ubuntu 11.04 got resolution of 1152x864(made that possible by changing from the advanced option in the nvidia xorg file)went to system ...