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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Dual-screen instead of only one screen

Since the upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, I have problems with my screens. My video card is a Radeon HD 7870, it uses the fglrx-updates driver. My main screen is a 24" with a resolution of ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: on Ubuntu Server

I've simply been trying to get Sublime Text 2 running on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on a Virtual Machine but also get the same error trying to run gedit so this leads me to believe it's an environment ...
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Nvidia X Server Settings Showing Blank Error

i'm using ubuntu 14.04 and i have Nvidia GF119M and Intel® Ivybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2 on me. I tried to switch my card to nvidia, but an error appeared and its blank. How do i get my nvidia to ...
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ubuntu 12.04.04 usb genius SlimStar 800 mouse stopped working

I have updated my ideapad y510 laptop and it seems after some updates the mouse stopped working. The mouse was working fine before but now it is not recognized anymore. I tried changing batteries and ...
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Cannot run a GUI app from cron

After doing a "sudo su -" on an Ubuntu 12.04 notebook I did a "crontab -e", added this: * * * * * env DISPLAY=:0.0 /usr/bin/gnome-calculator and waited for minutes. Nothing Happened. I don't have ...
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xrandr is being overriden, nvidia optimus dual screen setup

I have a Lenovo W530, with Optimus. I am running 14.04, using the nvidia driver. I can get to the point where Awesome boots, and xrandr can see all of my screens. My setup uses this: ...
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NVidia screen config

How do I restore the display config to the one I got during installation? I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with dual nvidia gtx 570 connected to two screens. When I installed ubuntu at first I ran 13.10 ...
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lxpanel does not load automatically

I just upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10, I had to repair the video driver and Xorg installation. After a long struggle I get it working but several problems remain: I am using LXDE (Lubuntu) desktop. ...
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Changing the keyboard layout turns off the numlock

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 with English and Greek keyboard layout and I have the following problem. When I toggle keyboard layouts (En->Gr or Gr->En) the num led turns off but I can print digits ...
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Intel graphics causes “speckles” on screen

Have just freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04, the screen is corrupted with 'speckles'. Screenshot below, Full resolution here. Graphics chipset is Intel HD Graphics 2500 Windows 7 installation on same ...
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Resolution changes after startup/login

I have been trying to use Gnome 3.8 / 3.10 / 3.12 since Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and no matter what I do it changes the screen resolution to 720p, instead of 1080p, so I have to manually set 1080p every ...
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Screen brightness not working in Ubuntu 14.04

My Lenovo Z570 has two GPU's, nVidia and Intell. Brightness control has no effect what so ever over the screen brightness, and because I've had some major issues in the past when I was trying to ...
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How is X started on Ubuntu?

I would like to know the exact process used by Ubuntu (if possible with location of configuration file) in order to start X (with lightdm). I did not find any precise, detailed and comprehensive ...
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no screen found in AMD

I have problem and my computer is 64 bit it was running good after restart i dont know whats wrong ? If anyone can help please ..  When i write startx  Fatal server error :  (EE) no screen found ...
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Xorg.conf is reset after every reboot

I have an Asus laptop with dual Intel / Nvidia graphics. I've changed the screen resolution in Nvidia settings manager, and clicked "Save to x configuration...". I can see in gedit that the file is ...
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How to disable x11 support in dbus packages?

I have console application that uses dbus. That does not starting because dbus compiled with x11 support. How to remove it? I tried to recompile package dbus with --disable-x11,but it does not help, ...
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“Could not write bytes broken pipe” error on 12.04 LTS

I have installed Kali Linux in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Then I tried to create a common shared folder between the guest and the host. I installed additional plugins for shared folder, it ...
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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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Urgent Troubles With Screen Resolution [duplicate]

I fresh-installed linux-ubuntu and the screen resolution was at 1280x1024 or something close to that (not my native 1920x1080). I searched how to fix that, tried everything to no avail. I have tried: ...
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Can't get monitor image back on after toggling monitor power button

So - I'm having this weird issue. When I toggle monitor power button -> it says cannot find signal and I can't get picture back on -> so I have to restart computer in those cases. However - suspend ...
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Desktop will not load for specific user

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu. Last time I played with it a bit was Jaunty. Now I have just built a 14.04 Trusty File Server and added the Ubuntu Desktop to make some management tasks easier. I was using ...
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How to install X11 Xevie extension to compile Xevie-based programs

Is there a command to install Xevie (for X11 programming) from repository? (so that Xevie.h will be available for programming) I need it to compile this sample in Qt Creator: /* xeviedemo.c */ ...
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Does 14.04 use xorg.conf or ~/.config/monitors.xml?

If I have both files /etc/X11/xorg.conf and ~/.config/monitors.xml, which one will take precedence??
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Ubuntu CPU load

I'm new to Linux world and I have a problem with my fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit. My processor is Intel® Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz × 2 with 4 GB of ram and GeForce 8600 GT/PCIe/SSE2. When ...
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How to restart X server with the old key combination (ctrl -alt - backspace) in 14.04 [duplicate]

I know that since 11.04 the keyboard short-cut of Ctrl+Alt+Backspace has been disabled by default. However at least as recently as 12.04 you were able to enable it via the Keyboard GUI: The ...
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System hangs frequently [closed]

Environment System spec : Lenovo ideapad U310 Haswell-based Pentium 3556U CPU, 4GB RAM, no discrete graphics. Installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS with gnome-fallback session (from official repo) Repository ...
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Xrandr error when using using 2560x1440 monitor

I have an 2560x1440 monitor on an Intel HD graphics adapter. Since Intel HD cannot by default drive a display higher than 1920x1200, I used in Ubuntu 12.04 the following trick (derived from ...
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X.Org and Xserver development headers issue

Trying to install SDL2, following the guide here. I've tried this before, and it's destroyed my laptop several times already, because one of the packages (x.org-dev) replaces a lot of packages, and ...
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Which command line commands enable “mirror” feature in the screen display GUI?

I'm mirriong a laptop with LCD TV through HDMI cable. Everytime I reboot I have to go to: System Settings --> Screen Display to enable mirroring again. Hence, I'm planning to write a bash ...
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How to setup this X server as a service with upstart?

This is the script I have to make my X Server up and running... The goal is to make it restart in case of a crash... description "X server" start on runlevel [2534] stop on runlevel [!2534] script ...
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unity not loading? No taskbar, no alt-ctrl-T, just blank screen with background

New user here still trying to figure things out. I've switched GPUs and, when I did, it now won't load anything but the desktop background. I was able to get into a browser because I had a photo on ...
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xinput not working for changing touchscreen's Coordinate Transformation Matrix

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and am trying to get my touchscreen to be calibrated. I attached the touchscreen to my laptop and if I extend my desktop the touchscreen's x coordinate gets mapped across ...
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Upgrade X to Saucy on Precise

I've installed the Saucy latest kernel with by installing the following package: linux-image-generic-lts-saucy Everything is working great, no problems. I am, however, running into issues with X ...
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Wallpaper and Unity UI text smears

I have the same problem as in this previously asked and not answered question: What may cause the desktop wallpaper to be scrambled? Here are some of the recommended cli commands to post here: sudo ...
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Frequent kernel panics always accompined by severe graphical glitching. Is my machine possessed or in need of a new motherboard?

Ubuntu 14.04 I'm having incredibly frequent kernel panics that have been getting worse for the last week, after I installed and then removed Gnome and GDE. At this point, it is almost impossible to ...
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Install latest intel-video driver on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having troubles when capturing video with guvcview, in a random way the Xorg server crashes and the session is restarted. I made a post on Xorg list and they suggest me install the latest intel - ...
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Nvidia after upgrade 12.04 to 14.04

I have some weird behaviour from nvidia drivers so far. My systemparts that are involved: nvidia GTX 560 Two Screens Ubuntu 14.04, fresh update from 12.04, When I execute sudo nvidia-settings and ...
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what is the difference between fglrx & Ati official drivers?

What is the difference between this driver & this? Are both same but first placed in repository?
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Unity crashes unexpectedly, no option for recovery

Sometimes it occurs that my Unity session crashes just like that - no window decorations, no panel, but whatever was going on in the background continues, like music playback. Problem is though it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 kvm instance has low resolution

I have a kvm guest instance of Ubuntu 14.04 running with a vga type video device. I do not have a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, I am letting X autoconfigure the video and all devices. When X comes up, the ...
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Help Me Config xorg.conf to use driver “intel” for 14.04

According to Intel, Ubuntu already has the latest Intel driver build into release 14.04 for the integrated models. Background: My wife decided to Upgrade my Ubuntu based PVR and it happened to be ...
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Nvidia gets a black screen after a few seconds on a game

I have a geforce gt 630 and Ubuntu 14.04. I installed the driver using: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 It works fine, but a few ...
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External monitor/outputs not dectected

When I plug in an external monitor, Ubuntu doesn't detect its existence and won't output anything to it. The laptop is a Toshiba P50 with the 4th generation i7 and just the integrated intel video ...
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Thinkpad with Optimus in low graphics mode after upgrade to 14.04

I upgraded my TP W520 with Optimus from 13.10 to 14.04 Under 13.10 optimus worked will. Setup with the following: ...
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Ubuntu does not load open source video driver [closed]

My notebook uses ATI Radeon HD3650 as the graphical card, and runs ubuntu 13.04 32bit. I use open source video driver for it (radeon), but it seems that this driver is not loaded by ubuntu, then it ...
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The system freezes a lot and dmesg gives an error in Nvidia drivers

I faced constant system freezing in Ubuntu under both Unity and Gnome shell. So I came to Arch. In Arch also im facing the same issue. I tried many things in these forums but nothing helped. Please ...
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Who reads `/etc/default/keyboard`?

And I do not care about the console here (I care about X11)... I see in /var/log/Xorg.0.log that my X-server picks up xkb_rules evdev from somewhere I can’t find. It also seems to take xkb_model and ...
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Find X-Window Name

I am using a script called SendKeys (https://github.com/kyoto/sendkeys) which I want to use to send keyboard strokes to Skype. I am able to get SendKeys to works perfectly with pluma (a text editor) ...
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incorrect nvidia x server settings

I am trying to configure an nvidia graphics card (ASUS nVidia GT 218 GEForce 8400 GS) with a 1204 Ubuntu machine (64 bit). The computer also contains its motherboard Intel graphics card. I need this ...
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Having a problem with xorg.conf for a problematic monitor

I have two Westinghouse 26" L2610NW monitors that I run off of a GeForce GT X660. The graphics card has two DVI (one Digital, one analog), and an HDMI out. I run my primary display (Screen 0) off of ...