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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Xinerama and double buffering?

Is there any way to enable double buffering while using Xinerama? Seems its not working because everything is flickering (conky, lilyterm, tilda, ...).
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how can I start an other xserver on a different terminal so that I have two xservers running at the same time.

In reference to the question Alt+tab out of full screen game With the answer: Start an other xserver on a different terminal. say tty8. Then switch between them when running the game in full ...
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Export Display - Can't open display

I'm running xubuntu 11.10. From php, I'm calling a shell that exports the display and then calls wmctrl. Every time I call wmctrl, I see an error "Cannot open display". I call my shell from php: ...
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Upgrade To 11.10 - Issue With Quad Monitors [closed]

I am having issues setting up my machine to use quad monitors. This was all working fine in 11.04 but since upgrading I have had no luck getting the configuration to work. If I use the same xorg.conf ...
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change xorg.conf based on displaylink monitor detection using lightdm

I've purchased a USB driven external display for my laptop. I've gotten it working by adding a xorg.conf file, however when the usb monitor isn't plugged in I want the xorg.conf to disappear so that ...
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Videos in Totem kills X server

Using oneiric, up-to-date. 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10) With the SiS driver available in the repositories my videos ...
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Using an external monitor on an LG R590 laptop

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my LG R590 laptop, and when I boot it, I can't get my external monitor to work. System->Preferences->Monitors won't recognize it (even when I click Detect monitors), ...
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How to install LLVMpipe?

I hear about the LLVMpipe gallium 3d state tracker that is said to be faster than software renderer. But I cannot find a good instruction from a to z that tell me how to install it. So here I am, ...
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Can I limit mouse click frequency?

I have a really annoying bug. This is not a bug report but I will report what the bug does to me. Occasionally when I middle click, it fires through two or three middle click events. I say ...
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Notebook: detect and use currently connected monitor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to autodetect when a display is disconnected? At first my configuration: I'm running Ubuntu 11.04, GeForce GTX460m. Problem: I connect my notebook to 2 ...
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How do I force a resolution of 1024x768?

back in ubuntu 9, maximum resolution supported was 960x600, by editing xorg.conf i was able to get 1024x768 resolution. i recently installed ubuntu 11.10.. now again maximum resolution i can get in ...
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why will one user account of three not log-in?

Our family has three user account in /home. I have just installed Ubuntu 11.10 and two of the three log-in to xorg OK but the third just cycles back to the log-in screen (gdm?) Mine, of course :( Is ...
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How can I disable the sharing of one mouse between several X ServerLayouts?

I run a two-seat setup of Ubuntu 11.10. It is achieved via two ServerLayout sections inside of xorg.conf. The movements of the mouse belonging to seat 1 should not be visible on seat 2, but they are. ...
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Virtual Terminal switching with a multiseat setup and lightdm

My aim is to have two seats for my Ubuntu machine. One of the monitors is a USB touchscreen from Mimo with a displaylink chip. I already got it working as main display just by reconfiguring xorg.conf. ...
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Higher screen resolution for VirtualBox?

I have been trying this for a while but no luck. I installed ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386 twice. Also installed guest additions. However I always get maximum screen resolution as, 1024 x 768. Do I need ...
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Remove packages to tranform ubuntu Desktop to Server?

I have a VPS that has Ubuntu 11.10 on it. Unfortunately, only the 11.10 Desktop (not server) image was available as an image to install your VPS with. How can I remove the packages included in the ...
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How to disable -nolisten?

I just installed ubuntu 11.10. I want to run an x-app from another system. I updated ./xinit/xserverrc and removed the -nolisten option. I rebooted. I can see that X is started with the nolisten ...
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Start X and Unity from the console [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm wondering if it is possible to start X and Unity from the console without using LightDM or any other display managers. I use Unity 2D and my ~/.xsession is as follows ...
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Different window managers on different screens?

Is it possible to run different window managers on different screens? Example, I want to run a tiling window manager (such as awesome) on one screen, and then I would like to run a stacking window ...
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How to determine which window manager is running

Is there any way (such as a command or environmental variable) to determine what window manager is the one actively running in the current session?
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Can I pass a dpi flag to lightdm to set the proper DPI for X?

What is the proper way to set DPI value now? gnome-tweak allows to set only scaling factor, which is unsatisfactory and also not all applications take that into account (Chrome for example). I would ...
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Multitouch mess-up--Should I do a partial upgrade?

I was trying to get multitouch working on my 11.10 installation. Some googling led me to believe that I should install: xserver-xorg-input-multitouch to do that. This seems to be incorrect and ...
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Recover xorg.conf from read only terminal

After changes in my xorg.conf, i can not restart X anymore. So on Grub i choose , limited vodeo mode, then "root prompt". Though it seems to be a read only access, so i can not replace my current ...
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many /run files missing after upgrade to 11.10

I've upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 and now I am missing the majority of files in /run (my other 11.10 machine has 44 files/folders in /run while the broken system has only 11). One of the main missing ...
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How to install xorg-x11-fonts

I need to install xorg-x11-fonts. I was searching in Google how to install them but couldn't really find anything. I need it for Ubuntu 11.04.
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Can not generate Xorg.conf file

On a fresh install when i run X -configure, i get this error: X.Org X Server 1.10.4 Release Date: 2011-08-19 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-27-server x86_64 ...
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PuTTY X11 Forwarding broken in 11.10

When I connected to my 11.04 server using PuTTY (from Windows) with X11 forwarding enabled, if I entered the command echo $DISPLAY I'd see localhost:10.0 and when I started an X program, it would ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Xorg.cong File [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the X.org config file? How do I configure X there? [Edit] Thanks for everyone's input there though but this thread is indeed a duplicate. See comments bellow I ...
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Can not connect remotly with X11 and SSH? err: Can't open display, What's wrong?

$ xterm works on the client computer In the client I have : $ echo $DISPLAY :0 in the config file in the server /etc/ssh/sshd_config: X11Forwarding yes X11DisplayOffset 10 trying to connect to ...
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Triple-head on a Lenovo T520

Lenovo T520 with integrated Intel HD graphics + a NVidia card (Optimus) Ubuntu 11.10 on the computer. I would like to use the built-in screen plus two external screens. This PDF indicates that it is ...
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Cannot startx, protocol not found

Good afternoon, I cannot startx, I get an error "Protocol not found". (Ubuntu 11.10 x86_64 install was messed up after libjpeg was removed, had to reinstall ubuntu-desktop) Is there anything I can ...
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Installing any nvidia driver on a Nvidia Geforce 310M causes laptop to not boot

I am using an Asus U35JC with a Nvidia GeForce 310 M graphics card. System info says that my graphics card is unknown. When I install any of two additional drivers and run sudo nvidia-xconfig* and ...
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After login, desktop appears but there's no menu [closed]

After login, desktop appears but there's no menu what can i do to get it back
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Doesn't boot after fresh install

After fresh install of oneiric 11.10 nothing displayed during boot process, but I still can switch to tty's. I made apt-get update/upgrade from tty and tried to reboot. Nothing changed. 'service ...
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Terminal output missing

The terminal output often goes missing - the space is there where lines should be but only black background shows. Usually seems to be the first 3-4 lines at the top of the terminal screen, but isn't ...
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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 ...