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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Ran nvidia-xconf as root, NVIDIA X-server settings utility still says I'm not using Nvidia X driver

I have an Nvidia GT 740M graphics card on my HP envy-j049tx. Running 14.04 UbuntuMATE. I wanted to use the proprietary Nvidia drivers in place of the noveau ones. Using the installation instructions ...
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startx fails to start

I ran the Software Manager and now startx doesn't start anymore. After I start my laptop and log in, the screen stays stuck on the login page (I tried with both gdm and lightdm). Switching to console ...
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Latest version of NVIDIA driver that supports bumblebee/prime

NVIDIA driver with version higher that 331 gives a black screen on boot. Apparently, messing up xrandr/xorg configs. I did not find some clear solution on this and the only working driver version for ...
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Application which will display the current coordinates of the mouse cursor?

I'd like to be able to display the current location of the pointer on the X display. Is there any application which does this?
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How do I install ChominumOS and run it as a seperate X Session?

I'm exploring different options on how to install ChromniumOS on my desktop (x86_64) PC which is currently running Ubuntu 14.10. I tried the following methods first: Duel Booting the two, but ...
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What's the correct driver to use with a GeForce 6150SE nforce 430 on lubuntu 14.10?

I've tried three other posts about how to install drivers for NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 Video Drivers for Onboard GeForce 6150SE Nvidia geforce 6150-unity 3d won't work The problem ...
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Screen freezing after installing i386

So after installing i386, my screen starts to freeze every time I start doing anything resource intensive. This leads me to have to perform a hard reset. Freeze is defined as: all processes keep ...
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Ubuntu Gnome fails at startup

I just install Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 on my laptop. It started just fine, and I installed updates by: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get upgrade $ sudo reboot It's now stuck at Startup with following ...
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Touchpad not working after connecting hdmi cable

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 2 weeks back on my new laptop along side Windows 8. 1. And it was working fine. But yesterday after I connected Ubuntu with my TV using the HDMI cable, the cursor/ pointer ...
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Xrandr gives “Failed to get size of gamma for output default”

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 64-bits on a Desktop but the graphics were too slow (windows opening, minimizing, etc) and someone suggested my that the graphic card accelarator shouldn't be ...
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Ubuntu stuck after login, supposedly due to OpenGL issues

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 14.04 about half a year ago, and so during my usage the system boot experience has been getting worse and worse: there were no problems with the initial startup, but ...
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How to create xorg.config file?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a VM and my tutorial requires a xorg.config file, which I can't find. I was looking it up and it said it's not default any more, but I can't seem to understand any ...
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Why do most window managers fail to show a custom cursor correctly?

Please note: I am not looking for a fix. However, I want to know why most Window managers ignore my choice of cursor theme and show the default cursor no matter what. Is there a problem with the ...
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After upgrade ubuntu 14.04.1 to 14.04.2 unity won't start

After upgrade my system using Command dist-upgrade and restart system, I log in to my account but unity wont start I See background for a few seconds and then only black screen and cursor. So I try ...
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gedit not working in ssh session: Autolaunch error: X11 initialization failed

when I try using gedit in an SSH Session, I get this: max@amancer:/etc$ gedit SWARM.txt ** (gedit:24616): WARNING **: Befehlszeile »dbus-launch --autolaunch=b3945c581ae43ae601b4b5190000000c ...
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ubuntu 14.10 - lightdm can't start unity. Bad xorg config?

When I try to login with lightdm my monitors go dark and then switch off before taking me back to the lightdm login screen. I get a message telling me: Could not switch to the monitor configuration ...
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Wine, no sound at X :1

sound for Wine-1.7.34 works at :0 open a new X session at :1 lets make audio possible at :1 with: usermod -a -G audio $USER #requires re-login pax11publish -D :1 -e DISPLAY=:1 ck-launch-session ...
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Configure '50-synaptics.conf' for kinetic scrolling?

My laptop has a Synaptics touchpad with multi-touch support. Kinetic two-finger scrolling works fine on windows, how can I get it to work on ubuntu? I have already reversed the scrolling direction by ...
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Black screen after installation [closed]

I have an Acer laptop with a Intel GMA4500MHD graphic card, after the installation of Ubuntu from an alternate install cd I get only a black screen after the grub selection pages. I tried something ...
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How to properly use latest Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 14.04

As a newer Ubuntu user switching from Windows a few months ago (and couldn't be happier), I have to seek help with the proprietary Nvidia drivers. I've only been able to get the nvidia-331-updates ...
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How do I configure matplotlib to work on EC2?

We are trying to set up a virtual development / research cloud environment for our students. Students need to be able to log-in, launch python IDE, and plot some graphs for their homework. We are ...
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Second display won't work with nvidia drivers

I have recently installed Ubuntu but the drivers from x.org are not so good, because: the display with NVidia graphics card (plugged by HDMI) has some problems server x from x.org nouveau driver ...
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Fullscreen YouTube video crash

I am running Ubuntu 14.10. I was listening to this YouTube video: http://www.infinitelooper.com/?v=-tJYN-eG1zk&p=n When I decided to make it full screen, but it didn't want to go, so I very ...
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startx doesn't work

Let's see, I cannot log in in Lubuntu 12.04. On the shell I get when typing startx: _XSERVTransSocketUNIXCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed _XSERVTransMakeA11C0TSServerListeners: ...
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ligthDM session to my SSH XServer

Hi I've got a windows PC in which I'd want to turn into a X TErminal ... got XMing server running to handle my X11. I can ssh into my ubunto desktop over SSH (With X11 forwarding) and successfully ...
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Cant get Ugee graphics tablet working

I have recently purchased a UGEE M708 Tablet and cant seem to get it to work with Ubuntu It works fine on a windows/mac machine so i know its not the hardware so i think that the computer isn't using ...
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How do I stop X Server from giving me a black screen in 8 bit (256 colour) mode?

So I'm trying to run a program that only works with 256 colours. I try startx -- :1 -depth 8 vt8. However, this gives me a black screen when I switch to the 8th virtual terminal. What am I doing ...
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How to remove Intel's Open Source Technology Center Driver?

I have downloaded and installed Intel's drivers from this link, following all instructions: https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads/2013/intelr-linux-graphics-installer-version-1.0.2 However, I would ...
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Fix “bad format character: u” error for format '8u'

I've been trying to use this GTK Theme Variant Switcher script and I've run into a problem. The script generates and runs an xprop command: xprop -id [processID] -f _GTK_THEME_VARIANT 8u -set ...
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ATI R9 2xx's: Dual-monitors on seperate cards

I can not seem to get my second monitor recognized/running in ubuntu 14.04.02, the light is yellow and the screen off. I have tried the basics by going into the display settings but all it shows is my ...
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Logging into my user account sends me back to login. Xserver? [duplicate]

Solved Running sudo startx must have changed the ownership to root so ownership must be taken back. At the login screen press Ctrl+Alt+F1. Enter your credentials to login then enter ls -la and you ...
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How to set up a separate X server for the Oculus Rift?

Oculus SDK version 0.4.3+ comes with an experimental Linux support for the Oculus Rift DK2. The documentation mentions two general options to run the Rift: running the Rift in a twinview ...
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Letting modifier keys act as toggles under X

Is there any way to let the Shift, Ctrl and Alt keys behave as toggles under X? I know how one could do it under CLI (for example, by doing this) but found no reference for doing so under X. Please ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 loses screen arrangements on reboot

Every time I boot into my Ubuntu 14.04 I re-arrange the monitors in Screen Display to match the physical arrangement of my 3 monitors: DFP-0/GPU-0, DFP-1/GPU-0, DFP-3/GPU-0 Every time I reboot, ...
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Can not run without x-server running. No terminals

I'm having problems with my nvidia configuration so I decided to shut down X, re-generate the xorg.conf file and give that a go. I log out and at the login screen I hold Alt + Ctrl + F1 to go to the ...
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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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Steam error > NVidia problem, fix = can't open xubuntu

I installed the latest linux nvidia driver as per this and this. I thought it was running fine but in Additional Drivers it was I'm using the proprietary driver but none is selected in the list. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia 740m and hd400 no screen detected

i tried every possible way that i found on google to install nvidia drvier with bumblebee and without and every version of the driver and i end up after booting with a black screen and a cursor witch ...
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Why do these xte commands work in terminal, but not when bound with xbindkeys?

This xte command, when I run it in a terminal, triggers Expo mode: xte 'keydown Super_L' 'key S' 'keyup Super_L' However, when I put this in my .xbindkeysrc file: "xte 'keydown Super_L' 'key S' ...
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Low Screen Resolution

The max I can set my resolution currently is 1024x768, but my laptop's native resolution is 1920x1080. I've always been able to set it to 1920x1080 without issue, but since I broke my video driver (I ...
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How do I script to open a set of programs each on specific workspace?

I looked around for a while and could not figure out the answer to my following problem: I have a setup of six desktops on Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. On start up, every morning, I go through a routine ...
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Qnix monitor, xorg.conf, and lightdm question

I am trying to install my Korean Qnix qx2710 monitor. From what I'm getting, I need to create a custom xorg.conf file with a modeline generated by cvt in order to get the NVidia driver to recognize ...
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Configure mouse speed (not pointer acceleration!)

Is there way to increase the mouse speed in KDE4? I don't want any pointer acceleration, it's just the mouse speed that I want to change. Edit: Unfortunately, editing the xorg.conf is not an option ...
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How to check using the command line which display manager is running?

I am using Ubuntu and linux mint, on linux mint i am using the XFCE desktop environment,as far as i know, the XFCE is a graphical frontend to the xserver, but i am not sure, if the XFCE could be also ...
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How does one exit the X server?

The command sudo service gdm stop would successfully disable the X server in Ubuntu 11.04 temporarily. However, this same command no longer works in Ubuntu 11.10, because "gdm" is an "unrecognized ...
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low performance NVIDIA-SLI

My notebook is an IdeaPad Y500 (Lenovo) with 2 GeForce GT 650M. Ubuntu 14.04LTS is the only OS on my notebook. I installed the latest NVIDIA-driver 346.35. I tried the vmalloc=256M method. Result is ...
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acer v3-572g sceen blank on login after nvidia driver

Hi my gf wants ubuntu (14.04) on her acer v3-572g. She needs the Nvidia 840m for games but still wants to use the Intel igpu for power saving. I get the nvidia 340 drivers installed for the 840m and ...
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mapping extra mouse buttons

I have SteelSeries Sensei mouse with extra buttons: 8 9 10 11. I want to map them as follows: 8: Shift_L, 9: CTRL_L, 10: PAGE_DOWN, 11: PAGE_UP I spent hours looking for solutions. problems with ...
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ATI Proprietary Drivers Dual Head Setup Failure

I have an odd problem, which I think I at least have well described. First, I'll describe what I want to do: I want to run two monitors on my desktop PC, I want to drag windows between the monitors, ...
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After using another amd card PC won't boot throwing exceptions in Xorg.0.log

I wanted to test my second AMD card that I have (270X Gigabyte) instead of my current (280X Gigabyte) and after plugging it in the PCIE port and powering on the machine I got a 'blinking beacon' and ...