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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Resolution stuck at 1024x768

In an attempt to fix some minor issues with the splash screen, I ran this script: http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/script-to-fix-ubuntu-plymouth-for.html Big mistake. My resolution is now stuck at ...
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Problems with nvidia drivers on Dell XPS

Just trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop and can't get nvidia drivers to work. Have been googling and trying for a while, but since I am not used to Ubuntu I am not sure quite how to diagnose the ...
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How to export X Display with Audio?

How can I export my X Display with audio. For example, in tty1 if I put, "startx xmoto -- :1 &", I can play xmoto ok, but have no sound. If I put "xinit -- :1 &"and then put "xmoto &", ...
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Unexpected Logout caused by Xorg Segmentation fault

Unexpected logout happened on my 11.04 ubuntu, found a segmentation fault message under /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old under inspection. Anyone can point out where should i look for. Backtrace: [ 5559.541] ...
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Device id in ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop.I want to make the the touchpad disable.For that I need the device id.So can any one tell me how to get the device id using ubuntu?
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(MPX) Multi Pointer X on 10.04 and beyond?

I've read articles about Multi Pointer X on Ubuntu, and just wanted to know if it has got to a stable stage yet where it can easily be enabled on 10.04+? If yes, how can I enable it?
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Xorg constant high cpu usage

CPU AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ Kernel 2.6.38-7.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64 X server version: X.Org X Server 1.9.0 OpenGL direct rendering: Yes OpenGL vendor: NVIDIA Corporation ...
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How do I set the refresh rate used by KMS on the FOSS ati driver?

With KMS enabled on Xubuntu 11.04, my virtual terminals are running at 60hz, the default for my monitor, while my X desktop is running at 75, the refresh rate I specified in my xorg.conf. How do I set ...
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Desktop installation never gets to the graphical stage with a GMA500

I am trying to install ubuntu desktop on a hardware-set, which on a similar one, I have successfully installed ubuntu server with no issues. When booting from Ubuntu Desktop CD it ends up at the ...
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Dual-monitor: Can't make gnome-panel and new windows default to first monitor

I have my laptop monitor and my external monitor. What I'm trying to do is have both monitors enabled, but the gnome-panel should be on my laptop monitor. Also, when I open new windows (browser, ...
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DisplayPort with Intel integrated graphics

I have a HP Compaq 6000 Pro small form factor which has a DisplayPort output and Ubuntu 11.04 installed. The machine has integrated Intel graphics. I am trying to connect the machine to a monitor ...
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Why is Xorg taking up so much memory and CPU?

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 11.04 Natty after a massive hard drive failure. Now, for some reason, compiz and Xorg decide it's a fun idea to start eating up my RAM and CPU - GB by GB. Starts out at ...
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Precondition for executing Xorg -configure and postcondition how to use its output? [closed]

Action: Open a terminal window from Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop and execute sudo Xorg -configure. The command Xorg -configure returns an error message because the X server is running. How do I stop the ...
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Multi Monitor Setup Problems

I have Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - the Lucid Lynx. I have until recently been using a nVida Graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT) with two monitors attached, this all worked fine and dandy. A couple of days ...
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How do I recover when Compiz crashes?

Often compiz will crash and leave the keyboard useless. Normally I drop to the console and restart GDM. Is there a solution where I can start Compiz back up without losing everything in the current ...
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How to destroy a window?

Sometimes there's a leftover window in the bottom right area of the screen. It's transparent (invisible), but it will not let me click windows underneath it. I know it's there, after I verified with ...
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Is this CPU usage normal for Xorg?

I checked System Monitor to see if the frequency of my CPU increases without doing anything and saw that xorg is always using 10-40% of the CPU even if it's not doing much of anything on the desktop ...
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How do I map the keyboard soft keys when they give no event notification?

I have a Silitek SK-2501B keyboard which has soft keys for volume and play pause and all that stuff. Only the mute and suspend button work. When I run the xev utility to determine the keycodes that ...
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Simple switching between multiple monitor configurations

Context I use Ubuntu 11.04 on a laptop. I have three monitor configurations: Work: disable laptop monitor, use external 1920 X 1200 monitor Home: disable laptop monitor, use external 1680 x 1050 ...
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When I kill Xserver it causes a random process, usually compiz, to use 100% of a cpu core [closed]

I don't have any more clues , unfortunately Every time i force a logout (control-alt-backspace i mean) and login again, a random process uses 100% of a cpu core, usually compiz or nautilus
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Uninstall NVidia drivers? [duplicate]

I've upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 (in order to be able to upgrade to 11.04). It seems like the current graphics drivers are incompatible with the latest kernel I have. I don't know if I have ...
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X breaks after installing compiz [closed]

I tried to install compiz after upgrading to 11.04. Now X doesn't work anymore and I can't replace compiz with metacity, because I'm not able to launch X. I restarted in recovery mode, but I'm not ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 + Radeon 4850 = performance problems and graphic problems

I did not install Ubuntu 11.04 on the first day because i tought: okey maybe there are some bugs, i give them some days so they can fix them. But now i got it with the hope the most anoying bugs are ...
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Multiple keyboards with different layouts

I have ubuntu (11.04) running on a recent macbook pro. I use both the built in keyboard and an external keyboard. I want to remap capslock on both keyboards to super, and I want to swap left-alt (mac ...
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Dual Monitor results in 'greyed' windows

This occurs in Maverick and Natty. Single screen is fine, mirror of single screen is fine. If the mirror box is unchecked and the second monitor is turned on to extend the desktop then all windows ...
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Let Xorg listen on TCP, but only to localhost?

I have some X client program which needs access to an X server. It is only able to access the X server by TCP, not by other methods like unix domain sockets. It will run on the same host as the ...
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Configuring multiple mouse settings

I am a left-handed thinkpad user and have grown used to using the trackpoint in its default right-handed configuration. When I use my bluetooth mouse, however, I would like the buttons to have a ...
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Higher resolutions unavailable with 2.6.38-8 kernel [closed]

After upgrading to Natty and the 2.6.38-8 kernel I could no longer obtain the 1920x1080 resolution available in Maverick with 2.6.35-22. In fact the boot occasionally hung. However, after selecting ...
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Which is the best place to check the compatibility of video cards?

I need to look for a laptop that will work flawlessly with Ubuntu, I know that Intel video cards nearly always have open source driver(rare exceptions exist) and that NVidia's proprietory driver works ...
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“Unable to copy the user's Xauthorization file”

I'm trying to install a .deb package in Natty using gdebi package installer: But when I click "Install", the following error message comes up: Also, when I try to install anything from the ...
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Random X crashes in Ubuntu 11.04 [closed]

I've been getting random X crashes in Ubuntu 11.04 the last few days. This occurs both at work and at home, i.e. on a Lenovo T series Thinkpad and on an Acer Aspire 58x-series (if memory serves). ...
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NVIDIA config missing “driver line” in default device section, not booting to gui

I've just installed a clean version of 11.04 and I am trying to get the NVIDIA driver to work. Just after installing I've seen Unity and used it. Then I activated the NVIDIA driver (from the ...
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What happens to shift-alt-f[1..12] in Gnome desktop?

When I key in ctl-alt-f[1..12], I am taken to VT1[ ..12] (Virtual Terminal 1..12). This works wherever I am. From a Virtual Terminal that is not running a graphical environment, shift-alt-f[1..12] ...
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When will the Catalyst 11.4 driver be available?

I've seen a lot of questions about unity performance . When is an official Ubuntu update for the proprietary ATI driver coming . People are saying this is improving unity performance a lot . Sorry but ...
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Natty graphical corruption [closed]

Originally I did a upgrade for 10.04.. saw the corruption.. then did a fresh install on same hardware only to find the same behavior. Any help is appreciated.. some details: Running gnome ...
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How do I use a DisplayLink monitor?

I'm trying to connect an external monitor to my laptop via a DisplayLink USB adapter. When I plug in the USB cable, the screen turns bright green. This apparently indicates that the udflib displaylink ...
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Upgrade to 11.04 broke GUI entirely [closed]

Yesterday I ran the upgrade to 11.04 from 10.10. While it was configuring the packages, the display froze (as it was configuring libatm1, not that that necessarily matters). Apache and SSL weren't ...
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External display flickers after upgrade on a Lenovo ThinkVision L2440p

I used ubuntu 10.10 so far and I connected my Lenovo Thinkpad 420 via VGA with my display Lenovo ThinkVision L2440p without any problems. Since I upgraded (it was not a fresh install) to ubuntu 11.04, ...
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Random X crash on Kubuntu 11.04 [closed]

I have been getting some random X crashes on my laptop. everything this happens. The system freezes for some seconds then am thrown into a black console with the following *Setting sensors limits ...
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TwinView keeps the desktop stretched when external monitor removed

I have a HP laptop with an nVidia card, and I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 (stable). I have set up TwinView using the nVidia X Server Settings application. If I boot up without my secondary monitor plugged ...
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Issue With 3 Monitors

I have a fresh install of 11.04 (reformatted etc) and I am having problems with a 3rd monitor. I'm running 2 video cards and the default NVidia drivers. I let the drivers generate my xorg.conf because ...
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How do I install root-cern?

Cern's ROOT environment installs fine on 10.10, and is even available in the Software Center, but it will not install or compile on Natty because the x11 directories are in new locations. I can ...
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ATI Radeon HD 4870: dead end

I have an Radeon HD 4870 video card, and I have just update to Ubuntu 11.04. Before I was using radeon free video driver, and all hardware acceleration I used was to watch movies on my TV. My TV is ...
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How can I start a different X session on tty8?

Let's say, for an example, I want to run a full-screen opengl application on tty8 and have my standard GNOME desktop on tty7. How can I configure Ubuntu to meet my requirements?
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How to fix gray screen in Gnome/X windows? [closed]

Gnome/X, the screen goes gray (nearly black). The mouse is still there and still works. Everything else still works but can not be seen. I know someone that has this problem a lot, the screen will ...
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Can't compile matplotlib on Ubuntu 11.04 / ft2build.h: No such file or directory

I'm trying to build matplotlib from source but it isn't working. It seems this thing was a part of X11, and since Ubuntu is now using Wayland that screwed things up, I think. Anyway to fix this? Oh, ...
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Black screen after upgrading Natty

I have upgraded the new released Natty today but after restarting i got black screen i have reinstalled the grub using live cd i have copid xorg file from /usr/share/X11/ from another computer ...
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Startup splash screen flashes then black screen [closed]

I just tried upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04. Everything went smoothly until the very end when it gave a message saying that there was a problem with the installation, but it still completed and told ...
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xorg.conf in ubuntu Natty 11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the X.org config file? How do I configure X there? I am not able to manually configure since I can't find my xorg.conf under /etc/X11/ I read in a forum that it ...
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NVIDIA drivers not working after upgrade. Why can I only see terminal?

Tonight I upgraded to 11.04. Problems. Once I had finished the upgrade, I restarted my computer as it told me too. When I got past the ubuntu 11.04 (purple background orange dots), it simply went to ...