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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Cursor and Wallpaper only

after following the instructions on my previous question here Somebody please help - Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia and a fujitsu lifebook ah544 I'm now stuck with the old problem of only showing wallpaper and ...
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Unity broken after package install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've managed to break my computer yet again, and this time, all of unity for my user is horribly corrupted. This happened when I tried fixing a problem I've had for a few moths with my Nvidia card ...
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Xorg freezing durring games, NVIDIA Stereo 3D

Problem: In games, the screen will freeze up and repeat sounds over and over. If I switch desktops sometimes it will allow me to escape, I have this same error on Cinnamon, LXDE, LXQT, XFCE, and i3 ...
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how can I get 1366x768 resolution asus x53z loptop

I'm using a Ubuntu-Gnome 15.04 fully updated with all the packages from the repositories. I have an asus laptop with an AMD A6-3400 APU and a screen with a native resolution of 1366x768, in the live ...
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No - error: Could not load GPU driver; Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

I'm new to Ubuntu... So pls ppl I need help :) My notebook specs : CPU: Intel Core i5 3230m RAM: 4gb 1600mhz I have 2 gpus, 1st : Intel HD 4000 2nd : Nvidia GT 720m Today i installed bumblebee and ...
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How to use fglrx proprietary driver for dual ATI Radeon HD 5670 CrossfireX in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have tried to use fglrx proprietary driver for ATI Radeon HD 5670 in Ubuntu 14.04 but when I install it (using either apt-get or the "Additional Drivers" tab in "Software & Updates" application) ...
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Problems with starting x11vnc on boot

I'm trying to start up x11vnc on boot, without the need to log in, but I ran into quite a few problems and none of the guides helped. First of all, rc.local does not work, as it apparently starts ...
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How do I remap certain keys or devices?

I'm searching for a way to remap certain keys in ubuntu. i.e. I'd like to change PgUp to Home or PgDown to End. Does a built-in command or a tool exist reassign keys in Ubuntu/GNOME?
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Remapping Caps Lock in 14.04 Trusty Tahr

I've seen a number of questions that point to a GUI menu to remap caps lock, but that menu seems to be gone in 14.04. Am I just not finding it, or is it really gone? I know you can use xkbmap to remap ...
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What controls the generation of window borders? (MATE)

What I'm looking for is what controls window borders; specifically what actually defines what goes where (as in, the program that says the bottom bar goes at the bottom, not the side or what keeps the ...
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Force video mode without EDID information

I want to force my native display resolution of 1920x1080 although no EDID information is available. My desktop is hooked up to a VGA switch and is therefore unable to query the EDID (it works fine ...
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ATI Driver issue, fglrxinfo returning null display error, Xorg.conf file looks funky

I have a HP dv6, specifically with a ati radeon hd 5650. It's one of those wonderful hybrid graphics cards. I've spent a great amount of time trying to install the drivers for this graphics card ...
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Complication over VNC, lightdm and startx

I managed to run x11vnc server on my Ubuntu 14.04. I can log into my Ubuntu from my Windows PC using UltraVNC Viewer. The Ubuntu machine is headless. I followed instructions below. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unknown Display

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my machine(with Gigabyte motherboard), having an Acer 19" Monitor. Unfortunately its resolution not working properly. See the image. This is my xrandr -q output. ...
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Black-screen after enabling SLI or MultiGPU

I have ubuntu 14.04 installed. My Graphics Card is Nvidia GeForce GT755M SLI Whenever i enable SLI or MultiGPU the screen goes black after bootlogo. The bootlogo appears, when the bootload is ...
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Catastrophic GUI breakdown and feezing

I'm experiencing catastrophic GUI breakdowns and freezing with my Ubuntu machine. It also randomly freezes but the time it takes from booting to freezing is different everytime. Observation so far ...
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14.04 - Make synclient changes persistent

No other related thread has a definite answer for this. Some say to create 50-synaptics.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ , while others say to use the one in usr/share/X11. Creating ...
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Black windows on some applications

Suddenly using some applications will result on black windows as shown here: Not every window looks like this. Exceptions are applications like firefox, thunderbird, google chrome. Applications ...
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suspicious attacks against connected Wi-fi [duplicate]

I have felt very suspicious the past month about some activity on my WiFi connection. Is it possible that someone is inside my 2 laptops changing settings? For a better back-ground: I'm currently ...
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xorg-edgers very slow access in China

In order to install Nvidia proprietary drivers I have added xorg-edgers repository. However it is insanely slow to access it in China and prevent to install my drivers (hours to download 75 Mb). I`m ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 nVidia 6200 proprietary drivers cause artefacts on unity/GUI

I had recently reformatted and installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 32-Bit desktop and my nVidia graphics card is playing up showing horrible artefacts on Unity. The open source driver that Ubuntu installs by ...
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Is there a generic solution for reactivating a window that has been “minimized to tray”?

I have written a script that responds to a keyboard shortcut by, if it is not already open, execute the Spotify application. If Spotify is already opened, the script uses xdotool to activate the ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 minimal: jwm and startx

In VirtualBox I've installed Ubuntu 14.10 from a minimal image (no extra packages) and Xorg/jwm. I was getting ready to configure my .xinitrc when I tried "startx" to verify Xorg was installed and ...
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Ubuntu boots to black screen after adding /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

why does this happen? I copied the configuration file for synaptics from the usr/share/X11 folder into /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d A fix that I found was to simply delete /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d and then ...
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How do I X forward a Windows application to a Linux system using ssh?

Ok, so if I have two Linux Machines (A and B) and I have a program on one, and want to run it on be I do: user@LinuxA:~$ ssh -X LinuxB user@LinuxB:~$ programName (Displays on LinuxA machine) Ok ...
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Display keeps switching back to 1080i instead of 1080p

Is there any way to force X to always use the 1080p display mode instead of the (system preferred) 1080i display mode? I've tried using Modeline/PreferredMode in xorg.conf as well as using xrandr to ...
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freeglut OpenGL GLX extension not supported by display ':0'

I am trying to run an application with OpenGL and the following message apears: freeglut OpenGL GLX extension not supported by display ':0' I already read lots of topics here and in stackexchange ...
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Sensitive middle-button (mouse)

Whenever I click on the middle-button on my mouse-wheel, it seems that multiple click events are being sent in succession. Case in point: when I middle-click a bookmark folder in Chrome (to open up ...
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Will “legacy” Linux/X11 apps run on Ubuntu Touch?

I've been doing a little testing of the Ubuntu Touch preview on my Nexus 10 tablet. It's very pretty, but I'm curious what support is planned for "legacy" Linux/X11 apps that aren't based on Qt/QML? ...
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ubuntu 14.04.2 - what nvidia drivers for CUDA

after installing cuda toolkit and cuda samples via runfile installation (nvidia driver installed separately - NVIDIA binary driver - version 340.76 from nvidia-340 (open source))) after running ...
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Virtualbox Guest Additions won't resize the screen

Im just working on a Vagrant-Setup for a Linux-Desktop System. If installed an ubuntu vagrant box (http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/vagrant/trusty/current/trusty-server-cloudimg-i386-vagrant-disk1.box ...
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Xorg frezes on gnome icon

maybe you can help me to solve this problem. Because I read thousand of question, I tried thousand of solution. I'm fighting to make Xorg works. When I boot my notebook it freeze on the GNOME Icon. ...
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why is my desktop scaled after starting in latest vivid

I'm running the latest Vivid packages and in the last update I did on Monday my laptop has started to do some strange scaling behavior once the desktop starts. I can see a flash at the lightdm login ...
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How to run a bash .sh after starting a program in PlayOnLinux?

I have a little script that needs executing every time I open a wine program. The script is pretty simple: #!/bin/bash xdotool windowmove 67108871 1440 0 How do I get PlayOnLinux to run this script ...
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nvidia-setting not restoring settings properly after login

I finally was able to setup a triple-head setup on a nvidia card using nvidia-settings and arrange the monitors accordingly. I also used the option to save the settings to the Xorg.conf - but when I ...
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configure Intel integrated graphics in thinkpad to drive external 4k display only, via HDMI, using xorg.conf

Using the interactive displays configuration tool from the Ubuntu desktop, I have successfully configured this Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2014) with its integrated Intel video to drive an external display at ...
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xbindkeys crashes

So I've gotten my graphics tablet to sort of work (Huion 610p) and I've been working on getting the buttons to work (so I can undo and switch quickly) Pressing the "undo" button, which maps to ...
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Ubuntu freezes when gdm starts [closed]

I have Ubuntu 10.10 (upgraded from 10.04) I was browsing in Firefox yesterday, then the PC suddenly did a reset Once it restarted, everything went normal until gdm begun showing. Then everything ...
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How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error?

Note: This is an attempt to create a canonical question that covers all instances of "low-graphics mode" error that occurs to a user, including but not limited to installation of wrong ...
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How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error?

I am facing “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error on my Dell XPS M 1530 dual boot laptop. I referred How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? but not able ...
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How to install drivers for NVIDIA GT210?

I've spent several hours on making my videocard work after upgrading Ubuntu to 12.04. Nothing worked. The latest attempts were: Installing the 'official' driver ...
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nvidia on 12.04

I have been reading and following instructions to install the 173 driver for my GeForce FX Go5200. I have tried terminal commands, and synaptic package manager to install this driver. Synaptic says it ...
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How do you install a GUI on Ubuntu Server in Google Compute Engine (GCE)?

I deployed an Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS Virtual Machine (VM) in the Google Compute Engine. However, I am unable to make the GUI to start. I followed all the steps found in ...
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the cursor is missing when using enlightenment with X in the arch arm64

recently I am trying to setup the ubuntu image (13.10 or 14.04) based on arm64 (not amd64!) however, when I install and compile all the related components, the cursor disappeared after X start ...
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aura ash vs x windowing server

I don't completely understand the underlying technology very well, but it seems to me that Chromium OS is based on Aura and Ash and Ubuntu currently uses X Windowing Server with Unity on top of it. ...
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Nvidia gtx 970 dual monitors xrandr missing resolution

Hello i have a problem after update Nvidia GTX 970 drivers. Konfiguracja komptutera: Ram 16GB Type: DDR3 intel i7 4430 K SSD 2x GoodRam w RAID 0 madadm Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Display Devices: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 get two different NVIDIA cards working

My current PC has two Nvidia cards installed. One GTX 750 Ti and one 9600 GT. I want to use both of them at the same time each one outputting to one monitor. Unfortunately I can't get the ...
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On 14.10, nonstop problems trying to get intel i915 and Nvidia 860M to play together

I must have spent 3 total days on this, and I keep running in circles. Essentially I just want to do this: Use the intel i915 drivers as the main display drivers Have NVidia drivers installed Be ...
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Trackball w/ 4 buttons: how to remap one of buttons to double click?

I've got Kensington Slimblade trackball which I've used at my workplace on Windows for past several years. Today it moved to my house and I'm curious if I'm able to configure mouse buttons with ...
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14.10: Screen freezes randomly

Sometimes my screen just freezes in total, except for the mouse pointer. With the last freeze some minutes ago, it was possible to get into the console (Ctrl+Alt+F1). When entering the console I got ...