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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why is gdm not starting automatically?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with all updates. At some point I experienced some trouble with LightDm, so after reading up on AskUbuntu I switched to GDM. No problems, except that I cannot get GDM to ...
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Issue with resume from standby, this is very strange!

I have a very strange issue with resume from standby, pm-standby issued manually via a console either in X or a separate console works, the system goes to standby correctly and resumes back to the ...
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Unable to start lightdm but can startx

I am trying to make my own Live USB and I have successfully generated an ISO file with a newly installed, configured and customized Xubuntu 12.04 LTS installation. My problem is that, no matter I ...
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W540 + 14.04 + nvidia driver = no work

there's a strange problem I cannot solve: there are two Lenovo W540 (A) and (B). W540 has two graphics chips: intel and nvidia Quadro K1100M. There is no bios setting to disable intel, and/or only ...
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Dell XPS 15 L521x miniDisplay to VGA detects monitor but does not work

I have an Dell XPS 15 L521x Laptop with an HDMI and miniDisplay outputs only. The HDMI port works great but when I'm trying to connect to a VGA output using mini DP -> VGA adapter the OS detects the ...
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Can't use both display outputs on XPS laptop

On a Dell XPS 15, running Ubuntu 14.04, the HDMI and Displayport ports work fine, but when I plug in two screens to both the DP and HDMI, it doesn't work. The screens window showed some error dialogs ...
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Xrandr changes resolution on it's own initiave

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with bumblebee. I've got an HD 4000 and a 635m, and as many of you know the display is controlled by the intel card. I have a CRT that can reach refresh rates up to 120 hz. ...
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Hybrid graphics and Xorg.conf

Is there any sane way to be able to configure X server and have working hybrid graphics at the same time? Whenever I add "xorg.conf" X server stops loading driver for second (discrete) GPU. Example ...
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Toshiba satellite L755 nvidia resolution + boot problem

I don't have alot of experience in linux, I tried all the solution I could find before asking this, here it goes: I recently got a new Toshiba laptop, today I installed ubuntu 14.04LTS alongside of ...
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No desktop after login?

So I just installed Ubuntu Minimal 64bit and when I login it just leaves me on what looks like a command page that says jerric@Jerric-HP:~$. I don't have Windows anymore, I think. What do I do? ...
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How to launch interactive shell script in bash hourly with cron?

I put this line in the crontab: 1 * * * * DISPLAY=:0.0 /usr/bin/gnome-terminal -e /home/user/Desktop/mltpl The script is executable. If paste that command in the terminal--that is, the string ...
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Where does xhost (or related X11 services) store access denied logs

Every time I setup a new computer for remote access I have problems getting it added to the xhost access list. I eventually get each system added. It would save a lot of time if I could locate the ...
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X org rollback version and Solving problems (Hardware Acceleration)

This question goes with my previous question: google chrome crashes in 14.04 regarding Google Chrome Crashing X. I believe X.org was recently updated on my Xubuntu 14.04 trusty. Until recently I ...
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high xorg processor usage when scrolling or moveing windows after upgrading to 13.10

after upgrading to the version 13.10 in xubuntu, scrolling and moving windows becomes jagged and slow. When I look at system monitor I see that cpu usage rises for xorg, but only when I scroll, or ...
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Xorg High CPU When Redrawing

For about the past week or so, xorg has been going crazy whenever the screen updates, for example scrolling a webpage, or just moving a window around. I can hear the fan turn up, and there is a huge ...
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How to take screenshot of an X11 based GUI from a text terminal (such as tty1)?

I tried using DISPLAY=:0 import -window root "$HOME/Pictures/screenshot.png" (import is part of the ImageMagick suite), but that just displays a black screen. I want to do this as I wanted to ...
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How do I configure the resolution on an HP Envy 15 with an AMD Radeom 7690M?

The computer: notebook, HP Envy 15 (2012) AMD Radeon 7690M also Intel HD graphics. The problem: After installing Ubuntu 14.04, my resolution is automatically at 1024x768 and system settings and ...
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X Window, X Windows, X11 [closed]

while learning shell, I've bumped many times on the term "X Window", so I searched the internet for deffinitions. But I have to admit they were a bit confusing in a sense: -I know they're the ...
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ViewSonic Monitor and Nvidia Graphics Card: Overscan

I am struggeling now for almost half a year with my graphic-configuration ( ViewSonic VX2835wm, nvidia GeForce GTS 450). On a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 with the proprietary nvidia driver Version ...
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xorg.conf changes from nvidia-setting have no effect after reboot

I have upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 today and everything works smooth apart from one thing. I have a dual monitor setup and every time reboot the screens have switched places (left screen on right ...
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf keeps getting renamed?

I am using /etc/X11/xorg.conf to configure xf86-input-mtrack. /etc/X11/xorg.conf keeps getting renamed after every 4 or so reboots. For example, it was renamed to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.0426201 recently. ...
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Xorg server intermittently freezes [closed]

The bug in a nutshell: The system will randomly freeze up, anywhere from 2-5 seconds at a time, fairly frequently. So this issue started with the installation of a new GPU (Geforce 760) over the ...
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Cursor Disappearing After Starting Web Browser [closed]

My Specification Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit Kernel 3.2.0-23-generic-pae VGA Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller X.org 1.11.3 My /etc/X11/xorg.conf content: ...
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X keeps restarting without getting to login screen

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 in my PC. Two days ago, oneconf crashed while I was working and I had to restart the computer. Since then, I haven't been able to go past the black screen to the login ...
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compiz 0.9.11 - positioning a fullscreen window

I use UBuntu 14.04 LTS and compiz 0.9.11. I have two monitors which are set vertically (top 1920x1080+0+0, bottom 1680x1050+0+1080). I use compiz plugins such as cube, rotate and place. When I want to ...
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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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Need help with ATi fglrx and Xorg

I'm quite new to Ubuntu... Right now I'm using 14.04 Trusty Tahr, and I love it... Except for one thing... The display driver. I want the best performance I can get from my video card (ATi Radeon HD ...
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My laptop monitor does not turn on in KDE and I only have display when docked

I use Kubuntu 12.04 64 bit. Currently using the nvidia drivers for my Dell E6510. When the laptop is docked the two multiple monitors are working perfectly. When I restart when I am undocked the ...
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nvidia driver problems with EDID

I have EDID problems with proprietary NVIDIA drivers in Ubuntu 14.04. I have a Lenovo Y470 with dual NVIDIA/Intel graphics card. The resolution of the screen is 1366x768. I have tried drivers the ...
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How to upgrade from xserver-xorg-lts-saucy to xserver-xorg-lts-trusty

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), and have upgraded xorg by installing xserver-xorg-lts-saucy. I'd like to upgrade now to xserver-xorg-lts-trusty, but when I try apt-get install ...
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How can I override the title of an X11 window running across an SSH tunnel?

I am SSH'ing into a server which has a copy of Firefox installed on it that I need to run. I can SSH in and run Firefox, and it will run remotely as expected. However, I need to frequently have two ...
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fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error without internet

I'm very sorry for asking about this error in another question but all the solutions in here require for you to have internet. I only have wireless internet and when I am in that console the internet ...
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How can I prevent xorg.conf from being overwritten

Every once in a while, my xorg.conf is being replaced and my original xorg.conf is being backed up to xorg.conf.MMDDYYYY. xorg.conf.04202014 xorg.conf.04262014 xorg.conf.05132014 xorg.conf.05212014 ...
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Sony Vaio External Monitor problems

I am having problems enabling external monitor on my Sony Vaio notebook. It is being successfully detected, but when I try to enable second external monitor the screen glitches and lags (it is like ...
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Installing Driver for Matrox M9140 on Ubuntu 14.04

OS: Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Graphics Card: Matrox M9140 Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23" Driver Location: http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/support/drivers/download/?cid=MTE2MTM3NQ==&id=574 ...
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Laptop boots to a black screen after trying to install fglrx for AMD HD8670M in Ubuntu 12.04

I tried installing proprietary fglrx drivers by following instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/AMD However the installation failed with the error 'amdconfig: No ...
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XServer Error (Ubuntu Server 14.04) with XFCE4 and XRDP

[ 1372.707] X.Org X Server 1.15.1 Release Date: 2014-04-13 [ 1372.707] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 [ 1372.707] Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-37-generic x86_64 Ubuntu [ 1372.707] ...
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Ajust ScreenBlank timeout on Firefox kiosk

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 set up as a kiosk that starts Firefox in /etc/init/x.conf like this: exec su -c "startx /etc/X11/Xsession /home/kiosk/kiosk.sh --" kiosk (see details here: How to make ubuntu ...
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Mouse flickering on one of my two screens

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 and the mouse is now flickering on one of my two screens. The other screen doesn't have any flickering. I was previously using ubunutu 13.10 without any issue. If I ...
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I have a problem with the projector

When I connect the cable of the projector to the laptop I have to work on the projector only and nothing appears on the laptop's screen. I want my work to appear in the laptop and in the projector ...
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Solution for installing cuda by 'apt-get' on Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to install CUDA on my laptop which have the GPU GeForce 760M. Here is the official page for .deb files for 12.04 and 13.04. When I set up the .deb for 13.04, I find out that it has a chain of ...
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NVidia-prime with 14.04 problems

Heeeelllppppp! System: I have a Dell 17xps with an NVidia Optimus 555M graphics card. Annoying History: It's all worked ok with Ubuntu 12.x and bumblebee. But I really want to use 14.04 and ...
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Kubuntu 14.04LTS, Radeon RS690 (X1270), unable to use resolution of more than 1024x768

I have recently upgrade from 10.04LTS to 14.04LTS. Somewhere along the way, my ability to use 1366x748 resolution stopped. Any suggetions would be apprecieated. I have tried various solutions ...
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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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Problem with optirun bumblebee [closed]

I'm trying to run optirun on my Lenovo G580 with nVidia GeForce 610M on Ubuntu 14.04. Getting the following error $ optirun glxgears [ 98.457967] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] ...
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How to start a program always on second monitor

I tried to google and to browse/search the questions but with no luck. I have xubuntu 12.10 installed and extended desktop is working great (intel display driver). The problem is that I want to start ...
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AMD / Intel switchable graphics problem in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a Lenovo G500, CPU is Intel Core i3-3110M, 4GB RAM, and as you can guess, dual graphics: Intel HD 4000 for the basic stuff and AMD Radeon HD 8570 for the good stuff. ...
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r128 driver not loaded

I have now successfully installed Lubuntu, only to find that something is very wrong with the graphics. glxinfo | grep -i vendor gave me this output: libGL error: dlopen ...
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Reducing colour depth to 16 bit without losing panels and launcher

Earlier today, I had help solving a problem in this thread where creating an xorg.conf file, with colour depth reduced to 16 bit in my 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 had caused my panels and launcher to go MIA, ...
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SOLVED: Menu bars and launcher missing (after tampering with xorg.conf)

I'm completely new to Ubuntu, and I'm trying to get to know the various stuff in here. One of these things was to set my screen resolution to 16 bit, in order to play an old game. After browsing ...