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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Updated to 12.04, Xorg won't start, using onboard XGI display

Just updated one of my servers to 12.04 (from 10.04), and Xorg no longer starts, nor will lightdm or gdm. Looking in /var/log/lightdm/x-0.log: X.Org X Server 1.11.3 Release Date: 2011-12-16 X ...
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How to upgrade intel graphics package?

I have a Intel i7 laptop that does not show any resolution higher than 1280 x 1024. A little bit of research pointed me to a bug and subsequently to a fix. I have 11.10 currently installed. I want to ...
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Google Chrome Kiosk screen does not maximize

I have set up a Chrome Kiosk using a custom session in X to run Google Chrome. It generally runs pretty well except except for a screen size issue. I have a "chrome.desktop" session file saved in ...
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Installed ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX driver, but it is not being used by window manager. How do I enable it?

I have conflicting information being given to me, on the one hand the "Additional Drivers" panel mentions that the ATI/AMD proprietary driver is installed, but the "Details" panel tells me the ...
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Configure external display on Ubuntu 11.10

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Acer Aspire 5742Z and everythings working great except my external display. I've got an HP ZR2440w. The Display settings for this show it's running at its native ...
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Where do I get a SIS mirage 672 vga driver?

I need to obtain a display adapter for SiS mirage +3 gpu (closed source), so I can run a stable system on Ubuntu. I need to find a driver for this adapter that is open source and gives completely ...
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~/.Xauthority required but missing

I've now run into two instances where I've received errors because the ~/.Xauthority file is required but is missing from my user folder. I have read that the .Xauthority file has been deprecated, and ...
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separate screen ati

I'd like to have two separate screens (one for desktop, one for running XBMC on TV). I have ati radeon 4850: 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV770 [Radeon HD ...
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VirtualBox: how to capture screen shots of Ubuntu 11.10 guest on Windows hosts using Ubuntu Shutter utility?

I have an Ubuntu 11.10 guest running within VirtualBox, on a Windows 7 host. I have the 3D acceleration option selected for the guest and I am able to access Unity 3D and Compiz. I find the whole ...
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Confused with X.ORG version number

There is my trouble: I'm trying to install ATI drivers on my Dell Vostro 3350 laptop. On the AMD's site I followed steps to determine which driver should I use. After selecting what hardware I use I ...
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Ubuntu for Android on the ASUS Transformer Prime

I would like to use Ubuntu on my Transformer Prime in parallel with Android (not as a dual booting solution, I want to be able to switch between them instantaniously). I am aware of the traditional ...
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How do I forcibly stop the X server?

I am new bie to Ubuntu. I am using Ubuntu 11.10 when I tried to forcibly kill the X server from my process it again starts and prompts me a login screen how this is happening. Please help me: vj ...
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Xprograms over ssh, nothing happens

I'm new to SSH and trying to setup a connection to run Xapplications through my school. I made the login perfectly fine but once inside, i export the display to my ip ie: export DISPLAY=MYIP:0.0 ...
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How to re-configure X for external display (HDMI)

I recently re-installed Ubuntu (11.04) was working fine until my laptop screen broke. I assumed it would be a simple task of plugging in an external monitor and everything would be fine, but i cannot ...
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Can't use nvidia card/driver on optimus notebook

I installed (once again) the latest official nvidia driver for my GT540m on Ubuntu 11.10. Even though everything seems OK with my xorg.conf file (I've manually added BusID "PCI:1:0:0", since lspci ...
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How do I manually set the resolution of an external monitor on my laptop?

I have a second monitor that I'd like to use with my laptop but it doesn't report its full resolution to Ubuntu and I'm stuck using it in 1024x800 mode. Yuck. I'd like to manually set the resolution ...
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Black screen after installing Ubuntu 11.10 on new pc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? After installing Ubuntu on my fresh desktop, the Ubuntu loading screen shortly appears and then I ...
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GUI application on (from ?) a server without X11

Is it possible to run a GUI application (firefox / xterm / GNU plot) on an Ubuntu server (The server does not have X11 installed) over an SSH with X11 forwarding (The client has X11 installed)? I am ...
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How can I port packages from OpenSuSE to Ubuntu?

My question stems from the fact that I could use my Synaptics Clickpad perfectly in OpenSuSE, but cannot in Ubuntu 12.04. Earlier versions also had problems. I got the ...
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Why does Ubuntu/Linux's UI performance seem to be so much slower than Windows? [closed]

I'm a long time Linux advocate and user (since around '98). I rarely boot up Windows, but when I do, it's secretly frustrating to me how fast things seem to be. For example, when you type in Ubuntu ...
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How do I fix “Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode?” for NVIDIA GeForce GT555M [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? As title, I'm using Ubuntu 10.04, and my ubuntu kept showing the sign “Ubuntu is running in low-graphics ...
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Install lubuntu 12.04 on an old Dell c600 : Video issues

I am trying to install lubuntu on an old laptop. I use the 386 alternate instalation of it, because it has only 256mb ... All when ok so when I start up the lubuntu the screen splits between 1024x768 ...
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Is new Multi-Monitor feature on 12.04 working with nvidia binary driver?

I still can't use Multi-Monitor on 12.04 with nvidia binary driver. Anyone has a workaround for this ? I know i can use nvidia settings using twinview but this has several disadvantages (e.g. some ...
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I need help pleas help me xorg.conf missing Ubuntu 11.10 can't install driver for my Intel GM965 on my Dell Latitude d630

I have hard time solving my problem. I have searched the net but nothing worked... I just installed the newest ver of ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop dell latitude d630. Everything works fine but it seems i ...
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Fatal X server error: Failed to submit to batchbuffer

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx used to run fine on my computer. Since a few weeks, my X server crashes out of the blue while the computer is idle and I'm logged into a Gnome session. (I'm then greeted with a ...
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dead keys not working in java app

The Arduino IDE is based on a java application called processing. While typing text into processing, it refuses to accept any of the characters under dead keys like " ' ^. As a work around I: Open ...
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Setting to protect gnome-terminal from key logging

Looks like it is easy to log keystrokes of all processes of the same user. A basic keylogger is 'xinput'. xinput test-xi2 The command generates log of all key-presses. Unfortunately, this includes ...
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How can I make a Multiseat with Xephyr?

I'm trying to use multiseat with Ubuntu, but I can't make this work. I've read a lot of "how to", and the most of them are about doing a multiseat with some distro with GDM2, or KDM. But, I'm using ...
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How do you reposition and move X windows across 2 different computers?

I've heard of a feature of X allowing users to move windows over different X servers over the network. How do I do this in ubuntu?
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Dell E2009W monitor not detected

I have an issue with my monitor. I just installed Ubuntu 11.10, but the monitor that is plugged in doesn't appear anywhere. And by doesn't appear, I mean that in the "Displays" menu, it doesn't even ...
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How do you Xforward windows using ssh?

How do you use Xforwarding through SSH beetween two ubuntu pc's?
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Ubuntu 11.10 nvidia module failed to load (no module exists)

I have an ASUS Ul30vt with an intel/nvidia hybrid graphics card. I can get the intel driver to load just fine, but I am struggling to get the nvidia graphics card loaded. I have tried a number of ...
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X server cannot start after executing sudo nvidia-xconfig and sudo reboot (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M) [duplicate]

OS: Ubuntu desktop 11.10 Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M I executed the following commands to install driver of the video card: sudo apt-get install nvidia-current reboot the system run NAVIDIA ...
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Can I trust in X/SWAT PPA?

This is the repository for get the lastest NVIDIA propietary. Im not happy with the repos one because Im having problems with unity, sometimes it lags and freezes. But I want to know if I should ...
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Error with xorg.conf when trying to add virtual screen to fix the problem of too small screen resolution for an application on 10.1" screen

I am using a netbook with a 10.1 inch screen and resolution 1024x600. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and when using the neural network toolbox from Matlab a window is off the screen and I cannot access ...
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Starting awesome-wm when using startx?

I uninstalled gnome-session-fallback and gdm, when I start the machine, it boots in console mode. I can log in normally. Using startx starts up the remnants of GNOME that are still on my machine (a ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Nvidia TwinView display error / Flash video playback lag

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 with '2' Nvidia GTS-250 GPU's. I am trying to get TwinView to work. Currently I have everything working as far as both screens are on and I can drag between them and use ...
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Connect to kvm instance via VNC and view X session

I've launched an Ubuntu 11.10 instance (oneiric-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.img downloaded from here) inside of KVM, with VNC enabled. I can connect to the instance using VNC, and I see a login ...
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Cursor ghostly jumps with touchscreen in 11.10

I think this is related to xserver somehow, but when I'm using paint programs like Gimp or Inkscape in 11.10 with either the pen or touch inputs, occasionally the cursor will just jump to the edge of ...
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Why does X-forwarding firefox take so long?

I ssh -X from Ubuntu to an Ubuntu Server, on which I've installed X, x11-apps and Firefox. Running xeyes shows the eyes, so I know that the X forwarding works. But when I try firefox, nothing happens: ...
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Multi-screen and Nvidia GT220

Excuse me first for my broken English I have 3 monitors on two Nvidia GT220. Unity 2D works fine after using the proprietary drivers. But no way to use compiz effects. I'm on Ubuntu 11.10 (I also ...
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How can I run an OpenGL program on a headless server?

I'm working on a server application that does image processing (and in part, using freeglut). This application will be deployed on a headless server and when I run it there, I get errors saying that ...
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How to identify proccesses by X11 display?

I have a multiseat Ubuntu setup and I need to identify which processes of a graphical application are running in each X.Org display. For example, I have two X.Org displays, :0 and :1, and two ...
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External Full HD monitor and Virtual Desktop Size

I have two FullHD monitors attached to my ATI graphics card [2]. The resolution of both of them is detected properly without any modifications to /etc/X11/xorg.conf. I can run both of them in clone ...
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If I want to control the mouse cursor using Python, should I look into docs for GNOME or X?

I want to write a program in Python runs on Ubuntu and moves the mouse cursor, just like a hardware mouse would. What should I try to connect to: X or GNOME? I am pretty sure that X would work, but ...
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Loop function in /bin/x11

There is a quest about /bin/x11/ in Ubuntu 11.10. X11 generate a loop, while a second X11 map is also in it, but it is not possible to delete or change the inbound X11 map within X11. With regards ...
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Remapping the AltGr key to Control with setxkbmap

Is there a way to remap the AltGr key to Ctrl with setxkbmap? I've already checked the option section in "/usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst" but I didn't find an entry for AltGr... I also tried ...
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How to save the current Xorg configuration to Xorg.conf?

I've this situation/hardware on my desktop PC: Ubuntu Linux Oneiric 11.10 (32 bit) Monitor Asus VW222s (22'') 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G92 [GeForce 8800 GS] (rev a2) ...
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Any really decent way to get three monitors?

What satisfactory solutions are there to achieve three monitors on Ubuntu? I know some ATI cards (Eyefinity) can support 3 monitors from a single card, but I don't know how well this is supported ...
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Is Ubuntu Sniff Proof Out of the Box?

I just found out about xinput and how it proves any gui's running on the same x-session can sniff each other. Is there a support team for each app included in the Ubuntu repo's that checks for sniff ...