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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Is it possible to keep nm-applet running between invocations of WM startup?

I am using nm-applet to interface with NetworkManager, running xmonad as a window manager. My X sessions (including nm-applet) are set up with a /usr/local/bin/xmonad.start script. My question is, ...
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Any way to use Skype without random crashes? Like another gui?

Okay here's the deal, there is a bug about this (or so it seems) that I reported (it's been changed a lot since then); Skype is crashing and random/on clicks (e.g. adding a contact). I'm tired of ...
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My monitor is plugged into VGA-0, why it is giving me errors about VGA-1?

This problem started when I was on 10.04(September-October) and continued after a fresh install of 10.10. My problem is that my screen goes black for seconds and comes back with 1024x768 and an ...
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Application windows do not fit on the screen

Most of the windows does not fit on my hp-mini-210(1024*600) the apply and close buttons are not fit on scrren and conky too !!
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How do I get Poulsbo (GMA500) drivers to work?

I'm trying to get working the Poulbo driver under Ubuntu 9.10. I've installed poulsbo-driver-2d poulsbo-driver-3d poulsbo-config packages from sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gma500/ppa. The packages ...
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External Monitor Resolution doesn't go above 1024x768

I am trying to use a 24" external monitor as the primary monitor for my Asus EEE netbook. When I connect it, it works properly, except the max resolution available is 1024x768. Usually, I'd go into ...
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Will Wayland have network transparency?

The Xorg server/client architecture allows for network transparency which means it is possible to start x-clients on a remote machine and display the GUI on the local machine (i.e. via x-forwarding by ...
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Section of the screen gets distorted and pixelated after a few hours [closed]

I have a Dell 1464 and installed Ubuntu on an External drive. After using ubuntu, I realized that a section of 3 or more hours make my screen go pixelated (Actually the blend of colors seems to get ...
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Booting to gnome by default

I'm currently playing with virtualbox and just installed ubuntu-minimal. I then proceeded to install gnome-core. After reinstalling, I rebooted but I'm taken back to the CLI. How do I load gnome when ...
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Will X.org be available in the future?

If I understand Wayland correctly, this isn't something that's built into the kernel. If so, then that means that, even when Wayland becomes the default display manager, we can do a commandline ...
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Can I manually adjust a particular window's transparency using Metacity composite mode?

Compiz doesn't work correctly with my graphics card (Intel 82852/855GM), so I use Metacity composite mode, which works fine. Sometimes I'd like to make a particular window of my choice ...
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Xserver nvidia configuration for 10.10

Tried to configure and crashed Graphic interface at start-up. now stuck with no 3D
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Compiling and installing Intel graphics card drivers

I have a laptop which has an Intel core 2 duo processor with in-built graphics card. I have some issues with the video drivers. I want to know from where I can get latest sources code for the drivers, ...
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Screen Resolution: xrandr “cannot find mode”

So I do a vanilla install of 10.04 Lucid Lynx, and login. The display resolution is clearly smaller than it should be. I did a quick Google search, and then run xrandr: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, ...
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How to set up VIA chrome9 screen driver?

I have an old machine here with a VIA chipset. The default screen resolution is 800x600 but the monitor is a widescreen LCD monitor which is capable of much more. I've tried to install the ubuntu ...
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How can I set my laptop to remember my multiple display configuration?

I have a notebook display and vga connected display to expand my desktopview. Virtual desktops on linux are very well and easy to switch, but I need at least two displays. I already tested randr but ...
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How to force GNOME panels et. al. to display on a different monitor without mirroring?

So, I recently purchased a new 23" monitor for my PC. However, I can't use it with the PC currently as I am waiting on a replacement heatsink. In the mean time, I wanted to use it with my Dell laptop. ...
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Manually setting Xorg options from command-line?

Quick question: how do you set xorg options with a command? For example, I have an Xorg entry as follows: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Marble Mouse" MatchProduct "Logitech USB ...
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HD6870 segmentation fault with fglrx

Installing a new system. Intel Core i7 870 Socket 1156 2.93Ghz Tray Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 P55 CHIPSET 8GB Transcend DDR3 1333Mhz (4 x 2GB) Sapphire ATI Radeon 6870 1GB GDDR5 Ubuntu 10.10 64bit ...
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Keep getting kicked back to login screen after Xorg -configure

Im using ubuntu 9.10 I have the following mobo in the computer: http://www.netonnet.se/art/dator/datorkomponenter/moderkort/intel-775/ASUS-P5KPL-AMSE/127329.4026/ (ASUS P5KPL-AM SE) The mobo uses a ...
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Where can I find wayland?

Mark Shuttleworth writes that wayland will be replacing X in the future in Ubuntu. Where can this software be found?
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Why is Wayland better?

As recently announced by Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu will be moving towards using Wayland as its display manager. What are biggest differences between X11 and Wayland? Why will Wayland make Ubuntu ...
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After startup, display reverts to one desktop duplicated on both screens [closed]

I have a Samsung R530 laptop. I'm actually running Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu (which is why I thought it would be OK to post this here). I'm now getting exactly the same problem on Ubuntu ...
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the font of gnome suddenly became weird

I'm using ubuntu 10.04. The font of gnome became very weird when I surfed the Internet. I have used it for several months since the 10.04 is released. And I always install all the updates. It's the ...
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Is Client Side Decoration(CSD) dead?

As stated by KWin developer Martin: http://blog.martin-graesslin.com/blog/2010/10/kwin-at-uds/ I just wanted someone to confirm it... :-)
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How do I fix “Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode?” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? First off, I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on a 30gb partition, the rest of my hdd is for a vista partition. The ...
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What sort of information do I need to send a bug report to nouveau developers?

I'm aware that nouveau on PPC is "known to work" more than "rigorously tested" but I'm having issues with certain OpenGL 2D programs (not 3D) where the colors are completely off. While it could be an ...
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i3 core performance problems

I just tried to play Quake3 (QuakeLive) on a new laptop with an i3 core integrated gpu, running Ubuntu 10.10. Strangely, the performance was terrible. I'm running on intel driver, which seems to load ...
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How to report Xorg restarts?

Lately I've been having problems with the X server restarting when I'm enabling/disabling Twinview or running low on available memory. How would I go about reporting such an incident after it ...
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How to make xinit run at boot - pre login [closed]

I'm running a stripped down (minimal install version) of Lucid. For some reason, xinit seems to be failing on boot and I'm not sure what logs I should start checking - normally I would go with the ...
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How to run two X sessions at the same time?

I would like to run two X server instances at the same time. One would be an interactive session using the mouse and keyboard attached to the computer. The other would be a 'virtual' session that I ...
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Can't set the resolution (resolution smaller than expected)

I have an old machine with a max. resolution of 1024x768 and I have a problem setting screen resolution from current (640x480 too big icons and words) to max . I tried the following : Installing ...
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Is there a software utility to adjust screen gamma/brightness/contrast?

I use to work at night and it is eye-hurting to watch at lightbulb-bright screens (I've got two - laptop's built-in panel and an external 18-inch CRT) in a dark environment. So I adjust my screens to ...
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How to reconfigure graphics (xorg)

The display on my Laptop got corrupted after accidentally executing a script intended for my Desktop with NVidia driver. The driver on my laptop is (lspci | grep VGA): Intel Corporation Mobile ...
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Switching users freezes desktop

Since I upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10, I've been having problems switching between users. When I run Logout > Switch User in X, the screen often stops updating and the keyboard stops responding to ...
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How can I solve display glitches and poor performance with ATI fglrx driver on my ThinkPad X100e?

I noticed that video performance on my Thinkpad X100e was very poor compared to Windows 7, so I installed the ATI fglrx proprietary drivers by using the "Additional Drivers" dialogue box. The system ...
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How to get a 3 screen setup working- what hardware? [closed]

I am looking to put together a new desktop computer. For the last couple of years I have been using a DELL laptop plus an external screen using Twin View and this has worked nicely. Now I would like ...
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How can I change my keyboard layout to a modified version?

Now, my goal is to change the keyboard layout for the entire xubuntu install to my own modded version. I think the way to do this is to make an X11 keymap and load it - but as always there is a ...
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Use local button styles during forwarded X11 session over SSH

Is it at all possible to have a forwarded X11 session be styled with something other than the default X button styles? It doesn't even appear to use my server's actual styles seeing as both computers ...
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NVIDIA 96 not working in Maverick

I recently upgraded to Maverick and X stopped working. I used to run NVIDIA-96, but now when I modprobe nvidia I'm getting the following error: FATAL: Error inserting nvidia ...
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How can I calibrate the touch screen and stylus on HP Pavillion TX 2500?

I installed Kubuntu 10.10 on a HP tx2675ee tablet PC (tx2500 series - single touch not multi touch). The touch screen and stylus both work out of the box, however the touch screen is way off ...
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Upgrading to 10.10 has made the terminal go crazy

I asked this question on the unix/linux SE and someone suggested I try my luck here. The problem is this: since upgrading to 10.10, the terminal has gone a little funny. Here's a picture of the ...
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What is the X server?

I have been using Ubuntu for quite some time but, I have no idea what the X server is? I hear it quite often. I would like to know what the X Server is and what it does. How ~/.xinitrc file is used ...
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How can I run a fake X server & link it to a specific GPU?

On this page the final post mentions Xvfb as a way to run a fake Xserver. Is it possible to tie this directly to a specific card as if a display was attached?? Specifically, I'd like to overclock my ...
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Setting up dual monitors

Just installed a fresh copy of Maverick, and went from my two monitors working perfectly to broken in seconds. As usual I configured the monitors in the display applet, this worked fine. I also hit ...
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How can I know if my pc has the right drivers?

I'm new to linux, I got myself an Ubuntu 10.04 I think that the audio drivers aren't working well, since the sound is not as good as before (on windows). I also think the graphic drivers aren't ...
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How to generate xorg.conf? (X -configure segfaults)

My video card is working fine, I have no screen problem. I am trying to generate an xorg.conf so I did: [ Logout ] sudo service gdm stop [ Move away xorg.conf.back and xorg.conf.fglrx-0 that were in ...
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Autostart of the xserver at boot up when the monitor is unplugged

I was running Xubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron". I configure the vnc by adding vino-server to the autostarted app. I accessing the display only via VNC, so I removed the monitor and ir worked fine. When ...
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Setting gpu fan speed using free ati driver? [duplicate]

Is it possible to set the GPU fan speed using the default free ati driver? My card (X1900) was deprecated in the fglrx drivers a while back. The free drivers seem to work with 3D, compiz and such, ...
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How can I reset my xwindows settings to defaults?

I recently tried to plug my Ubuntu machine into my TV via a VGA cable. I just plugged it in and rebooted to see if Xwindows could handle it without any tweaking (it couldn't). This wasn't a big deal, ...