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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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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X Server config used by lightdm

What I want to do is to start a x server just like the lightdm did. But I can't get the X server perform just like the one started by lightdm. I see the X server process executed by lightdm is: root ...
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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 ...
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Discreate GPU (7670M) not being detected Ubuntu 14.04 , Hp laptop with dual graphics ( 7640G + 7670M)

I have HP laptop (2005ax) with AMD A8 processor and dual GPU 7640G + 7670M I'm running ubuntu 14.04 with AMD proprietary drivers installed. I'm not able to select discrete GPU, hence not being able ...
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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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enable / disable auto-detect x.org Needed to use kvm-switch without monitor resize trouble

I would like to be able to disable the auto-detecting of the monitor. Or at least the system would ask me permission to use auto-detect. Reason Reason when using a KVM-switch the monitor resizes to ...
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x2go suddenly stopped working

I am running Ubuntu server 14.04 with Xfce4 and all of a sudden x2go stopped working. When I try to connect each time I see the following in my auth.log and the client just hangs. Jul 10 14:29:51 ...
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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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How can I get Ubuntu working on my G4 Powerbook 1ghz 17"

Completely new to Linux but very keen to get it working on my G4 Powerbook 1Ghz 17 Have tried install of MintPPC 11 which failed to boot xorg and gave error: [drm] failed to open device Fatal ...
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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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Installing X.org (opensource) Ubuntu driver in the terminal

Software Center messed up my proprietary driver installation and I must revert to the original driver (the one you can find in "Additional Drivers" tab under software sources. However Software ...
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GUI not launching in Tinycore [closed]

I'm trying to run tinycore, but it never boots into FLWM and I'm left in command line. I tested the solutions in the FAQ http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/faq.html#xsetup but it hasn't ...
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Mouse selects without clicking, like a webpage

When my Dell System XPS L322X laptop, running Ubuntu 12.04, is connected to the Dell P2314H external monitor (this model does NOT have touch screen), the mouse selects anything it hovers over without ...
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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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How would you access a remote system tray with X11 Forwarding via SSH?

X11 Forwarding is fantastic to remotely launch new programs. Some popular programs open themselves into the system tray (Dropbox, for example). I know you can use VNC or RDP for this, but is there a ...
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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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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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Display seems to crash after login [closed]

When i log in as main user, the display seems to crash. It only shows artifacts and the unity bar at the top. When i log out and back in as a guest everything is fine. So there must be a config in ...
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Upgrade failed for the Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I upgrade Ubuntu from 13.04 to 14.04,and my notebook now does not accept the upgrade and keep getting this message : The system running in low - graphics mode.Your screen,graphics card,and input ...
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Nvidia layout inconsistencies when saving to x configuration file (Ubuntu 14.04)

I am having trouble saving to the x config file from the nvidia x server settings. When I click the "Save to X Configuration File" button, I get "The current layout has some inconsistencies". Under ...
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Why are there different version numbers on X.org

Some websites say the latest version of X.org is 7.4, some say 11, and some say 1.15.1. These numbers are completely different from each other, yet it's the same version. Can anyone explain which ...
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Nvidia installing

Trying to install Nvidia .run drivers to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop version But X server is up and has a lock to prevent concurent installations. I think I should switch in mode 1 or so to shut off ...
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Problems installing Touch Controller - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

For the last week i've been trying to get a touch controller to work on Ubuntu 14.04. I think i know what the problem is but i have no idea on how to solve it. I've got a touch controller : ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 loads without GUI (can access terminal) - Xorg.log&screenshot

I really need your help on finding out what can I do with this problem. I found some "fixes" online but none of them was helpful. I am kind of new to Ubuntu (and linux in general). If I am missing ...
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How can I configure X11 so I can independently set the DPI for each monitor? [duplicate]

I am not just asking how to change the DPI of X11 as a whole, but instead how to make each monitor run on a separate DPI. I am trying to use two 900p monitors (19 inch) and one 720p TV (30 inch).
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Peaceful coexistance of Intel and Nviidia GLX

I have an optimus laptop, so both intel and nvidia cards. It has worked fine for years (running 12.04) using bumblebee. Yes, I know there are better options by now, but it works fine. Problem is, ...
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is ubuntu an x11 display itself?

is using an ubuntu eventually using an x11 display? I see that with env | grep DISPLAY I get DISPLAY=:0.0 so dose this mean that ubuntu itself is another extension of x11?
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Cant get full resolution on Second monitor with nvdia geforce 210 on 14.04

I am using two Samsung 1920x1080 monitors with my Ubuntu 14.04 machine having an nvdia geforce 210 graphic card. The first monitor is connected to the VGA port and the second monitot to the DVI port ...
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NVIDIA drivers causing blank screen with X mouse icon [closed]

I recently decided to switch to the NVIDIA proprietary drivers on my Linux Mint 16 desktop. I added the xorg-edgers PPA and installed the nvidia-current package. Upon rebooting, I didn't get the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 - can't open display / could not open X display - Nvidia ( all versions)

I have serious issues since I installed 14.04 on my machine.My graphics card is Nvidia geforce GTX 680. I have double Xeon processors machine. On previous Ubuntu 12.04 it worked nicely. I've tried ...
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Restoring Home Folder, Firefox Launcher Problems, Cannot Open Display

I had a harddrive crash and so had to reinstall Ubuntu (14.04). At this point firefox worked fine. Then I tar'd my home folder and replaced it with a version I had backed up from the failed drive. ...
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LCD display connected on LVDS not working

I'm trying to run Ubuntu Server 14.04 on a Intel N2600 Board with a 7" LCD panel connected through LVDS connector. I successfully installed Ubuntu Server and I have installed also xorg and openbox ...
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Screen resolution of 14.04 on Microsoft Azure with NoMachine(NX)

I did as follows: VM environment is Microsoft Azure. Created a VM instance of Ubuntu14.04 server edition. login via SSH Installed KDE desktop and NoMachine(NX) free. From the local NX ...
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How can I alternate between two kiosk-mode appplications?

I currently have a single-user system that autoloads into X and starts XBMC via a super-simple Upstart job that runs: su -c "startx /etc/X11/Xsession /usr/bin/xbmc-standalone -- -bs" oli ...
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Fglrx always hard-crashes my hybrid-GPU laptop. How can I disable radeon and use only i915?

My computer only seems to boot when I have radeon.modeset=0. Xorg still loads the radeon drivers, which causes it to use llvmpipe for OpenGL rendering, which in turn makes my CPU fans sound like ...
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Synaptics Touchpad scroll not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Studio 1557. My synaptics touch pad is detected but the scroll functions are not working. The scroll option in the GUI for the mouse and touch pad has disappeared. ...
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Install MS Fonts for xvfb-run in Ubuntu 14.04 server

I have a cron which runs and takes a screenshot of a specific url. The job is: xvfb-run --server-args="-screen 0, 1024x768x24" /usr/bin/cutycapt --min-width=1200 --min-height=1200 --delay=1000 ...
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Get keyboard input without requiring root and without x11

I'm trying to capture keyboard input in a C/C++ program without requiring root privileges and without the use of X11 XNextEvent(). I've tried to open the device directly, but for obvious security ...
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How to run a custom command for any X session

I need to patch the gamma on my monitor that is really out of balance, in short I need to run a command like xgamma -gamma 1.2 for any X session that I might start on my machine. My problem is that ...
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Stuck after login

I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 with the official upgrade tool. Everything worked fine, until i rebooted. I type in my password, my wallpaper and cursor is shown, but nothing happens (it's stuck). ...
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No EDID whatsoever, how can I force output?

So I'm trying to get XBMCbuntu to talk to my TV, unfortunately my GPU (8800GTS) doesn't talk to the TV, it thinks it's disconnected (no EDID info at all). So far I've got it to output to the TV but ...
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What is the difference between gnome-awesome session and pure xsession?

I am trying to use awesome tiling window manager and I figured I have a choice of running awesome as GNOME session or pure xsession. What is the difference between the two and when would I want each ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 two Nvidia cards triple screen Xinerama with proprietary driver, third screen black and X cursor [closed]

I am having some issues getting my third screen working properly. I had triple screens working fine on 12.04, using 2 nvidia cards. Did a fresh install of 14.04 and having no end of problems getting ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, change resolution on GDM login screen/system wide?

Under Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, Gnome 3.12, I'm running with a different from my maximum resolution. After login, the resolution is set fine, and when I log in after locking the machine, the resolution is ...
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Having an issue with Ubuntu on my Samsung Chromebook?

Ok so first off I had this running pretty slick before my fiance touched it. Booted it back to regular mode. So i have to go back through and turn developer mode on, and reinstall crouton and all ...
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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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Cursor moves when I tap the touchpad to click (xorg.conf problem)

This may seem as a duplication of: Synaptics Touchpad - cursor moves around when just 'tapped' after Ubuntu 12.04 upgrade I tried that solution and it works! Setting the FingerHigh and ...
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Previous frame seems to flicker in any type of window

Recently my 14.04 setup has run into some strange problem. Basically almost all windows (often) start flickering the "previous frame" (or that is what it feels like). There doesn't seem to be any ...
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vmware player xorg driver broke after ubuntu 12.04 LTS automatic system update on 06/07/2014

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a virtual machine on a Windows 7 host using vmware player 6.0.2. On Sat. 06/07/2014, Ubuntu performed an automatic system update as it does regularly, however after ...
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Why does Unity not extend to my 2nd monitor, even when it is displaying an X-Screen?

I recently added a 2nd video card to my system, but unity refuses to extend my desktop over to the second screen. Although the secondary monitor initialises when I boot and I can move the mouse cursor ...