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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/etc/X11/xorg.conf doesn't exist? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the X.org config file? How do I configure X there? I'm trying to get my video card properly setup to handle 3D acceleration. After searching a bit, I've come ...
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Changing the brightness stopped working in 13.10 Saucy Salamander

After the upgrade to 13.10 Saucy Salamander, the brightness controls stopped working. This worked fine from 12.04 throughout. Does anyone have an idea how I can fix this? If not, can you point ...
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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 get second display to work alongside primary display?

I've almost got this problem solved... I've got both displays working now. The secondary display is displaying a purple background. Unfortunately, I can't use it. (I can't move the mouse into it, ...
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How can I diagnose/debug “maximum number of clients reached” X errors?

I'm hitting a problem whereby X prevents processes from creating windows, uttering something like the following into ~/.xsession-errors: cannot open display: :0.0 Maximum number of clients reached ...
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Nvidia driver installed successfully, but not activated

My Ubuntu 12.04 only shows up black screen when starting up some days ago suddenly. Since I can desktop through recovery mode (resume in recovery mode, and the resolution is wrong), I believe there's ...
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Where do I find a list of all X keysyms these days?

They used to be in /usr/lib/X11/XKeysymDB or /usr/share/X11/XKeysymDB, but those have been missing from Ubuntu for a while. I've tried google, but all I get are more references to XKeysymDB or the ...
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nvidia-settings makes one of my dual monitors grey and useless, disables network

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, Precise Pangolin, with a PNY GTS 250 1GB video card and a monitor plugged into each of the DVI ports. I'm using the proprietary drivers (post-release updates). If I ...
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How do I restore triple tap to emulate the middle click?

I've upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 but the ability to tap with three fingers on the touchpad to achieve a middle mouse click has disappeared. When a mouse is plugged in the middle button click works ...
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The NVIDIA X driver is not new enough to support the nvidia-settings Display Configuration page

I've been trying without success to configure dual monitors on 12.04, I've installed the nvidia drivers but the gui tool doesn't seem to support my graphics card. Any Idea on how to resolve this? ...
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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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Monitor resolution messed up, monitor is unknown

Is there anyway to reset my monitor? My moitor is using the xorg.conf file. I use 10.04, without any Graphics Card. My monitor is an Acer X193W, with a native resolution of 1440x900. This is my ...
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Use 3 monitors w/built-in intel adapter + two old nvidia PCI cards on 10.10?

I'd like to move from windows with my current workstation. The only thing holding me back is that I have 3 monitors connected to the system and I really take advantage of the real estate when working. ...
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Failed to load module 'nvidia'

I had very strange issue , I rebooted my PC (Ubuntu 10.10) , when the login screen comes back, what ever user I select it expands the password field and collapses it again in less than 1 second. Some ...
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Nvidia drivers seem to ignore customized xorg.conf in 13.10? How to configure?

I just upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and now I'm having a problem with the nvidia X server settings: the changes I make don't stay saved after I restart the X server. I checked the xorg.conf ...
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ButtonMapping - Positional parameters

In an X configuration file mouse buttons can be mapped using a ButtonMapping option: Section "InputClass" # ... Option "ButtonMapping" "1 9 3 4 5 6 7 8 2" # ... EndSection Changing the ...
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Which ubuntu derivatives plan to support xorg in the future?

As far as I know ubuntu plans to replace xorg with mir in the future. WM's who need xorg will run on an intermediate layer called xmir instead. In which version will ubuntu remove xorg from the ...
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xfce windows are missing toolbar, focus is broken

It's subtle, but as you can see in the screenshot: there are no min, max or close buttons on the windows. The edges of windows can be resized, but it doesn't help the situation. Clicking on a ...
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How to do GIF animations for instructions and learning purposes over GUI? [duplicate]

I am trying to categorize many similar threads here. For example, I find this GIF animation freaking cool in this answer here. How can I do this kind of animations? How can I make sure it does not ...
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Unity logs out after logging back in from suspend [closed]

I'm having an issue. It's even repeatable by opening and closing my laptop to force suspends. After logging in 20 seconds to a few mins latter, Unity will log out. Upon logging back in, all of my ...
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Can't enable intel driver 82845g/gl (brookdaleg) chipset

My desktop has intel 82845g/gl (brookdaleg) chipset can't enable intel driver. Runs well with VESA. But when I try to enable the intel driver the xlog shows an error that no device detected and ...
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Nvidia 740M still not working after Bumblebee installation

first of all, I have checked a lot of similar topics, but I still can't get my laptop to use Nvidia 740M. So first things first. I have a laptop Asus X550V(i5-3230, 4gb RAM, Nvidia 740M + Intel ...
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Madcatz RAT 3 Mouse issues

I'm having issues with configuring my Madcatz RAT 3 Mouse with Ubuntu 13.04. It's like the mouse is having issues with switching between windows. Movement works fine though. I have added this to my ...
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Properly Configuring Clickpad in Samsung New Series 9 - NP900X4C

I just bought a Samsung NP900X4C, installed Ubuntu 13.04 and I noticed the clickpad started to behave very erratically (mostly moving the mouse whenever I tried to click anywhere). I googled a bit and ...
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Left ctrl key not working in Ubuntu 13.04

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and the left Ctrl key has stopped working. How would I go about diagnosing the problem? I had to downgrade my X server to enabled legacy graphics card support, ...
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Ubuntu isn't loading xorg.conf

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on my MacBook Pro, and I've been using synclient to get the trackpad settings how I want them. I created an xorg.conf in /etc/X11 to make the settings permanent: Section ...
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Installed nvidia driver, activated it, and now Unity is gone. No bars, menus, nothing

I installed the nvidia driver (installed the ubuntu-x-swat ones, updated them, got the updates for them, installed bumblebee. I restarted everytime I did those steps, so no, i don't simply need to ...
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How to kill and to start the X server?

In 12.04 How do you kill the X server from the command line and from the GUI interface and how do you start it from the virtual terminal?
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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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list existing X display names?

How do I get a list of current X display names? Apart from being a useful thing to know, I want this so that (hopefully!) I can use xcalib -invert -alter as suggested in this question to invert the ...
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Games stuttering about every 7 minutes

Whenever I play a game on my Linux machine, it stutters every 7 minutes or so for about 5 seconds. Seems like not a serious problem but it is still a bit annoying. So any ideas on how to even trace ...
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How do I look up the hsync/vsync values for my monitor?

I'm trying to get my computer to use the correct resolution. For that I need to specify the horizontal and vertical sync values in the configuration file (xorg.conf): Section "Monitor" Identifier ...
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Not Working Nvidia GT 635M drivers

I'm having problems trying to use my Nvidia 635M in my asus N46VJ laptop. I open the "Nvidia X server settings" I get this message : "You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit ...
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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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Fixing 800x600 resolution in Toshiba NB510 (GMA 3650) with vesa driver

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 on a Toshiba NB510 the screen resolution is 800x600 instead of the native 1024x600. This is a netbook that contains the infamous GMA3650 (aka PowerVR SGX5450) which is ...
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Starting awesome-wm when using startx?

I uninstalled gnome-session-fallback and gdm, when I start the machine, it boots in console mode. I can log in normally. Using startx starts up the remnants of GNOME that are still on my machine (a ...
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Start a second X session with different resolution and sound

I have two screens hooked together with twinview. Some applications treat it as one big 3840*1200 panel but that's pretty undesirable in first person shooters as your sights end up in the gap between ...
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How to make an xorg.conf file

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and I need to make a custom xorg.conf file. By default, there is not an xorg.conf file on my system. I know what I need to write in the config, but I just don't know how ...
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Upgrade To 11.10 - Issue With Quad Monitors [closed]

I am having issues setting up my machine to use quad monitors. This was all working fine in 11.04 but since upgrading I have had no luck getting the configuration to work. If I use the same xorg.conf ...
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xrandr not listing modes in xorg.conf

On my Lenovo w520, xorg/xrandr (with intel driver) detects the native resolution of my LCD panel, but doesn't seem to detect any 16:9 intermediate resolutions: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current ...
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Specifying X windows' geometry in the coordinates obtained from wmctrl

In the X documentation I read that the Width, Height, Xposition and Yposition coordinates must be specified in terminal characters when using: gnome-terminal ...
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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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How to Configure Clickpad?

I am running xubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It works very well, except the behaviour of my clickpad (touchpad where the buttons are built into the surface) makes it essentially ...
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Broken xorg.conf file

If I break the xorg.conf file and I can't startup Ubuntu 12.04. How do I revert back to a backup xorg.conf file called xorg.conf.backup?
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Any really decent way to get three monitors?

What satisfactory solutions are there to achieve three monitors on Ubuntu? I know some ATI cards (Eyefinity) can support 3 monitors from a single card, but I don't know how well this is supported ...
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Screen fade to black after 10 minutes and never come back

Im using Linaro Raring Server for Cubieboard A20 from here: www.cubieforums.com/index.php?topic=807.0 After about 10 minutes, the screen goes to black, even I'm using keyboard or mouse, so seems not ...
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How can I save an open text file in a GUI console from a text console?

I'm running the latest desktop Ubuntu, and my system seems to have frozen -- the pointer moves when I move the mouse, but nothing else is happening; even the clock is stopped. tty1-6 work just fine, ...
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Update grayed out (Xorg X server — QXL display driver)

I've been ignoring this issue for a while since it didn't effect anything on my system. But its annoying to watch this one little update graded out while the rest of the updates get installed. Any ...
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Xorg intermittently restarts after suspend

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on a Toshiba laptop. About one out of every three times, when waking from suspend, it wakes up normally and works for anywhere from 10-45 seconds, then the screen goes black, then ...
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Mac Os keyboard layout in Ubuntu

After working for some time in Mac OS I realised that I quite like the position of "Command" key and various system-wide combinations it is used in, such as Command-W for closing document windows or ...