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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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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nVidia driver not working after upgrade

I ran a standard apt-get upgrade yesterday. Since then, the nvidia drivers (nvidia-331-updates) don't seem to work anymore. I did some digging and tried re-installing the drivers in different ...
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Prevent *buntu from updating dictionaries during install

In utilizing Vagrant to install an Ubuntu server box with a GUI (lxde), the shell provisioning fails due to what seems to be a frequent issue when setting up dictionaries. The resolutions seem to all ...
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Reinstalling X11 drivers in Ubuntu 14.04

I've recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. Now, I am unable to launch xserver. The following error is shown: (EE) module ABI major version (6) doesn't match the server's version (8) xinit: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell XPS L701X with GeForce GT 435M - Low Resolution

Moving from Ubuntu 12.x to 14.04 (clean install, not an upgrade) I've ran into trouble I've never had before. Many times I've installed bumblebee with the proprietary nvidia drivers, but this time ...
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Setting screen resolution Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Best resolution for my monitor is 1440 x 900. I had everything working well, but after some update the screen was totally black on startup so I had to reinstall Nvidia drivers. Now I have lower ...
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what does startx command do?

While reading about Ubuntu I found the following statement..... If the display manager is not started by default in the default runlevel, you can start X a different way, after logging on to a ...
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How to assign one X Screen to one LightDM seat?

I'm trying to configure a multiseat setup on a desktop PC with two keyboards two mice two monitors attached to the same graphics card (Nvidia NVS 310) Using these instructions I managed to make ...
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Restore Xorg core and config files ubuntu 14.04

This question is a follow up on this one. I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and xserver broke during the process. I have tried reinstalling from the command line running the ...
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Gubuntu 14.04.1 : graphics reset (GUI -> CLI -> GUI remotely)

I am running ubuntu 14.04.1, gnome flavor. let's assume my amd graphics card has keeled over, but the OS is still running fine. (both fglrx and nouveau occasionally do this with a 30" 2560x1600 and ...
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DisplayLink USB 3.0 Not working on Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I noticed this might be yet another DisplayLink outcry - but I thought I give it a go anyway. So the usual story - I have got a DisplayLink adaptor Kensington USB3.0 Video Adapter, and doesn't look ...
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Configuring multiple monitors to use Custom EDIDs

A few months ago, I purchased a Korean 1440p monitor - the X-Star DP2710 LED. Out of the box, it does not work correctly with Ubuntu, which detects a corrupted EDID over the DVI cable, and refuses to ...
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Xserver error “(EE) module ABI major version(6) doesn't match the server's version(8)”

I have upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. Afterwards, xserver couldn't start. I have downloaded the latest nvidia drivers from here and rebooted. GRUB now has the following entries: *Ubuntu ...
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startx results in a black screen

I recently wanted to solve a problem with using a second monitor from my laptop that is running debian (jessie) but because I lack knowledge things didn't go as planned. Now I am getting booted into ...
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synaptics driver not workin with new kernel?

after I upgraded from kernel 3.13.0-29 my synaptics driver seems to stopped working. basic touchpad functions still work (this includes moving cursor and clicking) but no right click nor middle click ...
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Dual-monitor seems to be default in Ubuntu 14.04, and I try to solve it, but close the wrong monitor

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My mouse goes outside the screen when moving to the right edge, so I guess something wrong with my monitor setting. lt seemed that "dual monitor" was set as default ...
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Soft lockups after install of 14.04

I have been successfully running Ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot with Windows 7) on an ACER Aspire 7750 laptop for several years. Last week I selected upgrade to 14.04 from the Update tool. The 14.04 ...
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Xorg error no gui showing

I have a machine with 14.04.1 desktop and last night after installing wine and rebooting I noticed that Xorg started but then crashed as the cursor showed for a little while then disappeared so on ...
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Run a VirtualBox VM in a second X-Server with Graphic support

I'm starting a VirtualBox VM (Windows 7) in a second X-Server (Ubuntu 14.04) and i'm using the following xinit script (/path/.vboximage): optirun VBoxManage startvm <vm name> & exec tinywm ...
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How can I configure the Xserver config file

I recently purchased an AMD R9 280 and I want to integrate it in my system. It seems like I have to cofigure the Xserver so how can I do that. I already createt the config file in the root shell but ...
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Display not using xorg.conf?

How can I force my PC to use the xorg.conf file ? I have it set up correctly and it is located at etc/x11/xorg.conf but it is ignored by at start up, I know the file is valid as I created it using ...
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XServer Error could not create lock file

I have tried to create a config file for my xserver with X -configure in the root shell (started ubuntu 14.04 in the save mode and selected root shell). But it puts out this Error: (EE) Fatal server ...
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How to bring back older version of mesa packages from ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

I'm trying to install older version of mesa packages from xorg-edgers PPA using following command: sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev=10.3.0~git20140812.fa5b76e3-0ubuntu0ricotz~trusty ...
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Duplicated desktop, ubuntu 14.04 in VMWare

I am operating Ubuntu 14.04 through VMWare Player version 6.0.3 on a Windows 7 OS. Yesterday, I installed GIMP through the Ubuntu software center. After opening a couple of jpegs to do some simple ...
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Unable to force resolution

I've got a system with a GTX 750. I've also got a 2560x1440 monitor. I'm having trouble getting it to work at all. Initially, I had an older graphics card installed and got the system up with 14.04 ...
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How to Kill and Alternate X session via cli

Can someone tell me how to remove dormant X sessions. This question is similar to Logging out other users from the command line, but more specific to controlling X displays which I find hard to kill. ...
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Overclocking monitor refresh rate on Ubuntu

I have a Qnix QX2710 monitor which was overclocked to a 96Hz refresh rate when I ran Windows. Now that I've moved over to linux I'd like to overclock the refresh rate again but I don't know how. I ...
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Run virtualbox in other X session

I'm running ubuntu on my laptop (host). Inside ubuntu, there is running one instance of virtualbox. (where is installed MS Windows). My idea is to run virtualbox in separate X session (something like ...
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No GUI after upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04.1 [closed]

Yesterday I upgraded Ubuntu version from 12.04 to 14.04 from update manager. After upgrading it, my system got automatically restarted and now I am not able to switch to GUI mode. Its showing me ...
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The XServer config file is not found

I have recently purchased a new discrete GPU and have to configure the XServer. In a forum I found the advise first to back-up the config-file like that: sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf ...
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After upgrading to 14.04 arrow down doesn't work / action seems to be wrongly assigned on Xserver

after upgrading to 14.04 (from 12.04) the down arrow is not working properly anymore on graphical system. On console the key works fine, but not on terminal (within X). Unfortunately I didn't found ...
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I have installed the latest nvidia drivers from nvidia.com however display is corrupted

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS I have installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.32 using the installer from Nvidia I achieved this by disabling nouveau. When x starts it is in low resolution and is corrupted. When ...
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Very small everything on my monitor - Lenovo Yoga 2 pro

I've tried this:" To make permanent (and also nicer, xrandr scaling doesn’t look good), create a file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf with this content: Section "Monitor" Identifier "eDP1" ...
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unfixable system crashing after replacing NVIDIA driver with xorg-server

I was offered a "hardware upgrade" in the update center of Ubuntu 12.04 and I installed it. Then, as I was automatically asked to "restart the computer to complete the installation", I did so. Now, ...
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Stuttering screens on 14.04 on MacPro

A friend gave me an old MacPro and installed 14.04 on it. Having a problem with occasional stutters on the video - screen freezes for a second or two, then returns to normal. Guessing it's something ...
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Have a given program handle a Bluetooth device events

(ubuntu 14.04 gnome-classic) A given Bluetooth device (a mouse) having address like "[01:25:33:95:E5:4A]" is connected and works fine. I would like, however, to configure something somewhere in ...
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Why does pressing ctrl+space bring up a keyboard layout menu?

I am trying out StumpWM, however when I press Ctrl+Space I get a menu to change keyboard layouts. This conflicts with emacs region selection. What causes this behaiviour and how do I disable it? I ...
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How to block a common user use startx command?

How can I block a common user use startx command when he login? And leave just root user use startx after login?
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LVDS connect Issue. ( If VGA connect. LVDS off )

I have very hard problem. And I don't solute haven't found a solution for this problem while for 3 weeks. Now tested OS ( ubuntu 14.04, ubuntu 12.10, ubuntu 12.04) same problem. Physical connected ...
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Please explain the parameters 'noexpose' and 'cycle' in xset

I have been trying for a long time to prevent my screen from blanking every 20 minutes. I understand there are many interlocking layers of applications that can do this and it is not straightforward ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes a lot

I have a desktop with Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, fresh install about a year ago. Details: Intel Core i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz × 4, 4Gb RAM, 2 Tb HD, 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Kernel: 3.5.0-54-generic ...
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12.04 displaying video via with vga with optimus disabled but external display not detected

I have a Dell vostro 3446 notebook with nvidia optimus. Since I do not need the capabilities of the dedicated gpu, I have blacklisted the nouveau driver and switched off the nvidia gpu with ...
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After install Google Chrome in EC2 won't open from Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS (HVM) command line [duplicate]

I have installed Google Chrome with following command line: $ wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add - $ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb ...
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Dual Monitor resolution doesn't work.

So here's the thing, you are my last resort, I have tried a lot of things before asking you for help, well not a lot, just two I think but I don't know that much so it's hard for me to change ...
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Graphics and input settings load delay on boot

Whenever I boot my system, after loging in, it takes half a minute for my display settings and my input settings to load. This means that for the first 30 seconds I have the default resolution ...
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Touchpad acting weird in 14.04 on MSI CR70 2M

I don't know if I am doing it right(or at the right place). It's the first time I report a bug. I have a disturbing bug. My touchpad left click (tapping and mechanical) stops working sometimes. It ...
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fn+pgup (home) button key in Fujitsu Lifebook PH521 is not working on Ubuntu 14.04-01

I installed a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on my 2 years old laptop (Fujitsu Lifebook PH521) it is an AMD E-450 powered laptop. Everything is working right, except the "home" (fn+pgup) and "end" ...
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How to disable nvidia xserver panning?

I have just connected my external monitor 1980x1200 to DisplayPort. I have Nvidia Optimus technology so I had to change into nvidia graphics. Monitors are working fine, I just got a problem, that my ...
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Firefox - Error:cannot open display: :0.0

I'm trying to run xvfb alongside CutyCapt to take screenshots of websites on a headless VPS server. I've installed xorg, firefox latest stable release, and CutyCapt. I've set the default display by ...
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Run xfce4 desktop from terminal

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. After update I've got Unity frozen. Upper panel was all-gray, buttons on side panel didn't respond. Tried to repair, but no luck. Re enable Unity plugin and some other in ...