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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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 ...
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“You do not appear to be using the nvidia x server”(screenshot included)

I am running ubuntu 11.04 at my asus laptop. Laptop specs: CPU: i5-2410M @ 2,3GHz RAM: 4GB GPU: nvidia gforce GT 520M / (also the cpu has a bult-in graphics processor) I am getting this error when ...
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Terminal transparency (urxvt) , Imagemagick, and X11 root window problem

I use Ubuntu Natty, urxvt (with 256 colours), and Imagemagick (display -window root [...]) to set the root window to a picture. When I use the transparancy (-tr) option on urxvt, I get the Ubuntu X ...
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ssh -X “Xt error: Can't open display: :0.0”

I'm trying to open xterm on my remote server (Ubuntu Server 10.04) with ssh: ssh -X name@machine xterm but the error returned is: xterm Xt error: Can't open display: :0.0` I googled and tried ...
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Garbled UI with vnc, chicken-of-the-vnc, gridengine, qmon

Ubuntu 11.04 gridengine version 6.2u5-1ubuntu1 I start a desktop with the vncserver command. My ~/.vnc/xstartup ends with 'gnome-session'. I connect to it using chicken-of-the-VNC on my MacOSX ...
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11.04 ATI Radeon HD 5600 Dual Monitor issue

I have an issue when I try to work with dual monitor: Ihave a HP dv7 with ati Radeon HD 5600 and a Benq external monitor. I have instaled the properietary ATI drivers When I plug my external ...
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Will the switch to Wayland fix not being able to paste from closed windows?

I have recently read about how Xorg is to blame for the infamous bug in which a user cannot copy and paste from a window after they have closed it. And I also know about the planned eventual switch to ...
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How to permanently disable monitor power saver using the command line?

I have tried as following: 1. Turn off: export DISPLAY=:0.0 && xset dpms force off 2. Turn on: export DISPLAY=:0.0 && xset -dpms Which works but that is a temporary solution, which ...
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Green screen when using DisplayLink on a Toshiba L630 14C laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to connect USB monitor? I've justed returned to my lovely Ubuntu after some years of non-linux OS. Anyhow, I have a Toshiba L630 14C Laptop, Ubuntu seemed to be ...
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Problem with the Primary Display

I have connected my laptop running Ubuntu 11.04 to an external monitor. Since then, I am not able to use my primary display. Primary Display shows only a resolution of 640x480 at the moment. The ...
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How to check if Xvfb is (already) running on display :0?

Title says it all. pgrep Xvfb only does half of the trick. It will not tell me the display number.
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How do I resize the desktop on my second monitor?

I got two screens(extended desktop) and the second is widescreen standing on its side, so i told ubuntu that its vertical, it works fine, but the wallpaper area of the first horizontal smaller one, ...
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Why does my screen go gray?

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop. However, very often things get VERY slow and windows start blinking with gray color. The system is then almost unresponsive... This goes on and off in about ...
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HDMI on TV with i3

Since i'm still pretty green on hardware-setup in Ubuntu, i'd love some help on configuring my new HTPC. I got an "old" 32" HD-Ready (1360x768) TV which i'd like to use as monitor. Problem is, this ...
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Login dialog and all windows flickering, background displaying fine on an ATI Radeon HD 5750/5770 [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 64bit with a ATI RadeonHD 5750/5770 (JUNIPER), 4GB ram. When I get to the login screen, all I see is a flickering white box instead of the login dialog. The background ...
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Do I need a desktop to run a GUI?

I am setting up a light weight VM, following the guide in the Ubuntu Documentation What I want to be able to do is launch a GUI application. I don't need / want anything on the desktop. First I ...
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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 ...