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 can I set external monitor as default?

I have connected an external monitor to my laptop through HDMI. Currently either my Desktop is getting extended to the external monitor (with native resolution) or low resolution on both when I ...
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Three monitors supported on NVIDIA card?

I have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 and have been trying to figure out if it has three monitor support. I tried plugging in three monitors and the card does pick all three up. After I set them up, save ...
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How do i fix the slow scroll in browsers and high XOrg cpu usage

I am facing an issue while scrolling in browsers(firefox, chrome, and opera) , scroll is jagged and slow. Also when scrolling the cpu usage spikes. I am currently running ubuntu natty(beta 1), ...
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Monitor switching when closing the lid of notebook [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tell Ubuntu to do nothing when I close my laptop lid? In the office I use my notebook with an external 22" monitor. So I don't need the notebooks lcd and I ...
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Joystick acts as mouse; won't stop

Joystick acts as a mouse, even when I'm playing a game that uses a joystick so I get random mouse events going on. I plugged a joystick in to play Spiral Knights, also installed joystick and ...
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How to setup a ubuntu home network based on a powerful server and many outdated laptops as terminals?

I am wondering if it is easy to do this. I know that using X to serve the other computers ain't that difficult. I just have no idea how would I have to configure the laptops in order for them to work ...
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Specifying X windows' geometry in the coordinates obtained from wmctrl

In the X documentation I read that the Width, Height, Xposition and Yposition coordinates must be specified in terminal characters when using: gnome-terminal ...
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Are x11 bitmapped fonts necessary?

Are the x11 100 and 75 dpi fonts absolutely necessary? If Ubuntu has TrueType support, (as well as OpenType) why do I need all those bit-mapped fonts hanging around? Can I delete them? (and/or ...
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Barcode font doesn't render properly [closed]

I use a barcode font that came with my POS software for printing labels and price tags. I have a database set up in LibreOffice that prints a report with the barcodes. However, not all of the glyphs ...
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How to use Xephyr without disabling access control or using xdmcp? [closed]

I want to run a program (eg xterm) inside Xephyr (a nested X server). Most of the instructions say to run "Xephyr :1 -ac" and then in another session run "DISPLAY=:1 xterm". This disables access ...
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How to add a new screen resolution for nVidia?

How can I add more screen resolutions to Thinkpad (W510) LCD? I want to clone the external display which has a bit different sets of resolutions. The best resolution that is common to both displays is ...
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2.6.35-28 kernel update breaks Xorg [closed]

After I updated to 2.6.35-28, my Plymouth graphics still works, but when the system tries to launch X11 and GDM, the screen would flicker several times and it will fall back to TTY. In the TTY ...
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Where is my xorg.conf file in my VBox virtual machine?

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 as a guest in a virtual machine in VirtualBox. I also installed guest additions. My problem is that I can no longer find /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Where has the file gone...? Or ...
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How to selectively transition from safe mode to normal mode?

This question is very closely related to What exactly is "Ubuntu Desktop Edition" safe mode? (and I'm having exactly the same problem), as the comment says the answer given may be confusing ...
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How to get disable nVidia Graphics Card (which has recently expired) so that I can boot Desktop?

I have a 3-4 years old laptop (Compaq V3000), which had Win Vista with Ubuntu 10.10 in dual boot configuration. The graphics card inside is an old Nvidia GeForce Go 7200. One fine day, my graphics ...
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Install/live will not work with my ATI RADEON 4550 graphics card [closed]

System: HP Pavillion Graphics: ATI RADEON FORCE 3D 4550 i have tried to install Ubuntu 10.10 from Install/Live DVD and the screen flashes on and off. Tried in text mode it installed but when booted ...
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Vaio VPCS136FG boots to just a black screen [closed]

Hi all I've recently bought a Vaio S series laptop, in case S136. the problem is that when i try to boot from live disc to install or test, just a black screen appears. the problem, as addressed in ...
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how to edit “Xorg.conf” to work with ATI HD 5770?

im having issues with my HD 5770 running on the proprietary driver that i get from "system/administration/additional drivers" im using Ubuntu 10.10 and a DVI to VGA converter on a CRT screen . so ...
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Video driver for an Acer 5253

I installed 10.10 on an Acer 5253-BZ684. The dimensions are not optimal and I cannot change the generic unknown setting created during the install. What do I do?
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3 monitors with 2 video cards not working

I'm trying to get ubuntu working w/ 3 monitors. I have been given 2 video cards lspci | grep VGA 20:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV620 LE [Radeon HD 3450] 25:05:00.0 VGA ...
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Twinview on Gnome when monitor is unplugged

i have a macbook pro which is often connected to a monitor, twin view on gnome works pretty well, but a problem arises when i disconnect the monitor, any window that resided on that workspace is no ...
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Restart problem after installing graphical card driver

My laptop is Lenovo T400, running Ubuntu 10.10. My problem: I just run jockey-gtk and installed ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver. But after reboot, there is a short period of graphical ...
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Using the Onboard VGA output with a PCIe video card. Both nVidia

I have 2 video cards, one On board, a nVidia 6150SE nForce 430 and a PCIe nVidia GeForce GT 220 1GB DDR2 RAM I have already configured the PCIe card to use the dual monitor feature, using the VGA and ...
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Reducing brightness of large areas containing bright colours [closed]

I do most of my work in either a terminal or a web browser. I prefer my terminals to use bright colours on dark. I would really prefer that web pages tended to look this way as well, but that's not ...
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Eyefinity across 3 displays with a AMD Radeon 6800

So I purchased a computer recently and have been trying to customise the display. AMD Radeon HD 6800 series Ubuntu 10.10. I have three 22inch 1080p LCD monitors that are mounted together. Everything ...
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Font corruption: lines through characters

I have a problem where a one-pixel high white line is displayed through certain letters of text. Almost always only a single character type is affected at once, and only in one font size (though that ...
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Connecting two monitors at the corners

I am using two separate X screens on two monitors and I would like them to be connected at the lower right corner. That is, if you move to the lower right corner of screen0 the mouse should appear at ...
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Change X settings to boot into laptop with non working screen using an external monitor

My laptop committed suicide. Is there a way I can boot into my ubuntu using an external screen? Ubuntu 10.10 video: Nvidia 9500 gm i think I can get dual screen upto and until the ubuntu login ...
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Reliable alert dialogs from the shell

I'd like to have a message pop up in response to various system events, mostly in order to be able to set reminders for myself from a shell session. There are a few ways to do this; zenity seems to ...
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Upgrade won't allow second display to go to 1920x1080

I just upgraded to 10.10 last night and I'm having issues now with dual display from my laptop dock. This was working in the previous release with a manual xrandr command: xrandr --output LVDS1 --off ...
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How can I remove black bars at smaller resolutions?

I have an HP Pavilion dv1000 laptop with a widescreen monitor. My monitor works well at its native resolution, But when I choose 1024x768, I see black bars on left and right side of the monitor. I ...
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GTK applications do not start

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04 Server on nodes of a computational cluster, and I access the nodes via ssh. I configured a X server, which I start with the command startx -- -ac. The server is ...
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Is there any remote desktop with sound and video capabilities allowing 2 different users work simultaniousely (a local and a remote one)?

I have a very powerful PC with Intel processor and a small Mac laptop with PowerPC processor. Both computers are with Ubuntu Linux. Mac laptop cannot play flash videos and I cannot install any ...
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Installing drivers for an ATI 6950

Is there any way to get ubuntu to recognise an ATI 6950? I have tried installing the proprietary ATI drivers, but these do not seem to work properly. It seems to screw up the gnome desktop, and starts ...
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Xorg crash on MSI CX623 notebook

I have a MSI CX623 laptop and I have installed the Ubuntu 10.10, x64bit version on it. The problem is after I activated the Nvidia driver from Additional Drivers. After restarting Xorg crashes. ...
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Freezes if desktop effects is used [closed]

I have found that using desktop effects in Ubuntu versions later than 8.10 causes the desktop to freeze after a few seconds on my PC. the command lspci -nn gave the following 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Increasing scroll speed

I've recently switched to Ubuntu, and the one thing that has been bothering me is the scroll speed, which I can't seem to change. In windows I used to have it set around 7 lines, but it seem to be ...
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How can I force X to start in a computer without a monitor?

I have a computer that has no monitor attached to it. When I boot the system, X fails to start because there is no monitor detected. If I boot it with a monitor attached and after X has started, ...
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Where is Xserver log file located?

My Ubuntu 10.10 sometimes totally freezes. I suppose that it is somehow related to my graphic card and would like to check Xserver log. Where is this file located ?
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X doesn't find nvidia module when installing developer driver

I just downloaded the developer driver from Nvidia's CUDA Zone. Executed it and typed in restart gdm and the it worked. However after rebooting X didn't come up (xorg log), to fix it I can simply ...
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How do I get a UGA iTek ITUGA17D1 DisplayLink USB adaptor to work? [duplicate]

I really need to run this product with a linux distro. For first I choose Ubuntu but I do not have particular preference... I need to run a 37" monitor in vertical way so with 1080x1920 resolution. ...
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Keyboard freezes when xorg crashes [closed]

Situation is like that. Many times has happened that Xorg freezes and with it also keyboard. Quite some times because of some Compiz effects or Flash (fullscreen switch). Keyboard becomes totaly ...
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Exporting bash function in .profile or .xprofile kills X during login

I'm trying to export a bash function during Gnome login using one of the login shell start-up scripts. I've tried doing it in ~/.profile and ~/.xprofile but it results in X dying and restarting at the ...
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Settings xorg.conf to be used with VESA driver?

I have an brand new installation of Ubuntu 9.10 (karmic version) where everything is fine except the video resolution. In Ubuntu 9.10, the file xorg.conf is empty by default. I'm using an onboard ...
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50-synaptics.conf options not working

How does Ubuntu come up with the default synaptics settings? I've got Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 installed on an Eeepc 900. Out of the box TapButton2 was set to 3, and TapButton3 was set to 2. I have ...
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How to check the information of current installed video drivers?

I have just installed Ubuntu 10.04. My CPU usage is high when I do trivial things such as scrolling through a PDF file. So I think my video driver is not properly installed. I want to confirm that by ...
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Moving windows between separate X screens

Is it possible to move a window that was opened on screen "A" (not workspace, but separate X screen) to screen "B" (with or without additional tools which aren't provided by Ubuntu)? I have an nVidia ...
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Launch a GNOME session in a Ubuntu machine I'm SSH'd into?

I'm sshing into my friends machine and I'm wondering how would i launch a GNOME session over SSH? I need to open a web browser on his machine to view something which can only be done from his ...
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf doesn't exist? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the X.org config file? How do I configure X there? I'm trying to get my video card properly setup to handle 3D acceleration. After searching a bit, I've come ...
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Can I restore a content of the clipboard after restart?

I have copied an important piece of some text into a clipboard from an external memory card. Occasionally, I have forgotten to paste this info into a local file and I have then switched the system ...