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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Changing VGA cable reduces resolution

Already posted on superuser.com here but thought of increasing visibility, hence reposting. I just changed my VGA cable and Debian says my maximum resolution (in display) can only go upto 1024x768. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia 740m and hd400 no screen detected

i tried every possible way that i found on google to install nvidia drvier with bumblebee and without and every version of the driver and i end up after booting with a black screen and a cursor witch ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 login loop - Guest sessions does not work either

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 soon after it is released. Today I messed something up with the Chinese input ibus, and I don't know if this is the reason at all, but when I reboot using sudo shutdown ...
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Nvida proprietary driver 331.113 vs Xorg Nvidia-346

I have a 14.04 Ubuntu and it's working great although there's something bothering me. I am using the Xorg noveau (according to the additional driver window) and installed nvidia prime which uses ...
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How to check using the command line which display manager is running?

I am using Ubuntu and linux mint, on linux mint i am using the XFCE desktop environment,as far as i know, the XFCE is a graphical frontend to the xserver, but i am not sure, if the XFCE could be also ...
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low performance NVIDIA-SLI

My notebook is an IdeaPad Y500 (Lenovo) with 2 GeForce GT 650M. Ubuntu 14.04LTS is the only OS on my notebook. I installed the latest NVIDIA-driver 346.35. I tried the vmalloc=256M method. Result is ...
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ATI Proprietary Drivers Dual Head Setup Failure

I have an odd problem, which I think I at least have well described. First, I'll describe what I want to do: I want to run two monitors on my desktop PC, I want to drag windows between the monitors, ...
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Qnix monitor, xorg.conf, and lightdm question

I am trying to install my Korean Qnix qx2710 monitor. From what I'm getting, I need to create a custom xorg.conf file with a modeline generated by cvt in order to get the NVidia driver to recognize ...
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After using another amd card PC won't boot throwing exceptions in Xorg.0.log

I wanted to test my second AMD card that I have (270X Gigabyte) instead of my current (280X Gigabyte) and after plugging it in the PCIE port and powering on the machine I got a 'blinking beacon' and ...
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Google Chrome Crashes With Hover-Click Enabled With A Custom Cursor Theme

I have Ring-Red cursor theme installed and Hover-click enabled from accessibility options(mousetweaks). When cursor hovers and clicks on chrome' s borders, the X server crashes and dumps me to the ...
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Dual-monitor windows not loosing focus

Is there a way to make sure that when a window is clicked on Screen #1, whatever window that has focus on Screen #2 remains focused as well? For example, a full-screen video game is running on Screen ...
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mapping extra mouse buttons

I have SteelSeries Sensei mouse with extra buttons: 8 9 10 11. I want to map them as follows: 8: Shift_L, 9: CTRL_L, 10: PAGE_DOWN, 11: PAGE_UP I spent hours looking for solutions. problems with ...
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acer v3-572g sceen blank on login after nvidia driver

Hi my gf wants ubuntu (14.04) on her acer v3-572g. She needs the Nvidia 840m for games but still wants to use the Intel igpu for power saving. I get the nvidia 340 drivers installed for the 840m and ...
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My NVidia GTX 960 card creates openGL problems with Unity on Ubuntu

I posted a bug about this on launchpad already, but was hoping maybe someone on here would have some suggestions about other things I could try. Background: I had a working Ubuntu 14.10 system with ...
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Nvidia 840m Boots to Blank Screen Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Ubuntu but I have been trying to get my Nvidia 840m graphics drivers working correctly for months. My set up - HP Envy 15 - i7 - 8GB - Nvidia 840m graphics I have installed the Nvidia ...
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How to reduce screen resolution when X does not report any?

I have a Acer XB280HK display and NVIDIA card. Since Linux is not ready for 4k resolution yet, I don't want to be using it on my desktop. I want to set 1920x1080. This works in Windows with 120Hz ...
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X crashing frequently and continuosly

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit (I believe). Recently, my desktop/window manager has been freaking (for lack of a better word) out on me. It freezes, breaks, splits, pixelates. Currently I am using ...
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xorg uses massive amount of RAM

I use ubuntu 14.04 with xorg 1.15.1 (package version 1:7.7+1ubuntu8). My computer has relatively long uptimes (ca two weeks) and after such time Xorg usually consumes half of its RAM, which is 3.5GB. ...
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Nvidia 840M driver installation Acer E5-571

After a lot of trying and installing I don't know anything more to I can do to get this running. I am having trouble installing the current Nvidia proprietary driver 346.35 on a Nvidia 840M graphics ...
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Thinkpad T440p Docking - dual monitor problems

I have a Thinkpad T440p in an UltraDock with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 installed. The T440p includes the optimus graphics system (nvidia + intel). I have two monitors attached to the UltraDock. One is ...
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X.org is allocating more than 900MB of RAM but xrestop says ~1/40th of that is actually used; how I force it to free the rest without restarting X?

So X.org is allocating an insane amount of RAM: right now 910MB (according to the RES column in htop), second only to Firefox (really Nightly) (at just over 1GB) and trailed by GNOME Shell (at only ...
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Has xorg deleted the nvidia 343 package?

I'm following this answer to get my GTX 970 working, however before installing nvidia-343 I noticed that I couldn't find the package on xorgs site: ...
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14.04 Can't login after NVIDIA install + Network not available

I have tried to install NVIDIA (for using CUDA) on my notebook running 14.04. I took the driver from here and hopefully followed the steps from the second answer here. I did this after I first tried ...
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How do I implement a change in xorg.conf when I don't have one?

A while back I got some help in taking control of the clickable area of my laptop's touchpad. To make the solution permanent, the answer suggests I add a one line entry to my computer's xorg.conf ...
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How can I xprop or xwininfo Gnome-Do?

I need to see the X properties of the Gnome-Do popup window, in regard to this question that I asked earlier. The problem is that as soon as the Gnome-Do window loses focus it closes, so I can't ...
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Dual monitor setup, why does NVidia 346 crash and only detect one giant screen?

I'm using: Alienware M14xR2 laptop running Ubuntu 14.10 2 * DELL U2412M monitors attached via HDMI and VGA Optimus graphics (Intel + nVidia GeForce GT 650M) running with nvidea-346 and nvidia-prime, ...
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Desktop Environments Incorrect After SLiM Install

I am working on making an automated install based off of Lubuntu using Debian Installer so that the install is as automated as possible (a few inputs at the very beginning). So far I am mostly pleased ...
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Xorg consumes 100% CPU 14.04.1 LTS

Running on VM ESXi 5.5, Linux VM Ubuntu 64-bits 14.04.1 LTS, 8 cores system Xorg eating up 100% CPU time on one core System is running slow, Vsphere client console is not responding at all! Has ...
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Fully uninstall X server

I was playing around with the x server and LXDE in ubuntu server and installed it using the command sudo apt-get install xorg lubuntu-desktop. When I went to uninstall it, by using the command sudo ...
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How do you install a GUI on Ubuntu Server in Google Compute Engine (GCE)?

I deployed an Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS Virtual Machine (VM) in the Google Compute Engine. However, I am unable to make the GUI to start. I followed all the steps found in ...
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AMD graphics problem - black screen!

I have a laptop HP Pavilion g6-1075er with Ubuntu 12.04 and AMD Radeon HD 6470M on board. I had default graphics configuration but some problems with xorg occurred. I had black screen, but I was able ...
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Is it possible to eliminate tearing during normal usage on my multi-monitor setup?

I have 4 monitors connected to my PC, 3 computer monitors and 1 TV. They all should run at 60hz, except for my gaming monitor, which runs at 144hz. My problem: When watching video, or even just ...
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DRM_IOCTL_I915_GEM_CONTEXT_DESTROY failed

After I got stuck in login, I install Ubuntu 14.04 again. When I try to run my program, I got this error: XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0" after 293 ...
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Screen problem with ATI drivers but not with X.org

Whenever I restart the X session, either from a suspension or a screen lock, the screen is a mesh of lines where I can not even see the mouse. To make it work I switch to another session (say, ...
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Fullscreen YouTube video crash

I am running Ubuntu 14.10. I was listening to this YouTube video: http://www.infinitelooper.com/?v=-tJYN-eG1zk&p=n When I decided to make it full screen, but it didn't want to go, so I very ...
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Gnome-session broken for specific account, works for other accounts

Running Ubuntu 12.04, I installed Gnome-shell (Gnome 3) and used it for some days with no problem. Yesterday, I broke it following this sequence of events: I played with the accessibility menu in ...
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Desktop screen stops responding unless I switch to terminal screens

I seem to be running into a very strange issue that I cannot pin down or find the answer to, mainly because I can seem to describe the issue properly to search. Here are the symptoms. At some point ...
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Gvim shows wrong color for highlight color names on 14.04

Freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 and built gvim 7.4 on it, I just discovered that the colors gvim picked were all wrong for the pre-defined color names, like the name "Green" within: :hi _Green_NONE ...
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I Ran startx From Terminal as SU Now I Can't Log In

I ran startx while in SU mode from terminal while already logged into Ubuntu desktop. This was probably really stupid, I know. The screen immediately went completely black. I rebooted, now every time ...
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solved - X + NVIDIA Problems, no GLX or video applications work, but monitor is at full resolution

Xubuntu 14.04, 760 GTX. installed the proprietary driver immediately after installation and removed the nouveau driver. steam games, parole, and emerald/compiz all error out. since x has this crazy ...
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Screen tearing for minor screen updates

This is an issue which I am facing after a run into EDID issues from my monitor. In a system where everything was working perfectly fine, one day, I boot up to get a low resolution display on my ...
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Black x instead of coursor after update

I got Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 and after I did an update today it shows me a black x instead of an arrow for the cursor and I cannot see the top and the left menu. Any idea what happened and how can I fix ...
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“I cannot find a working X window system”

I am trying to install Electron Direct Methods (edm: http://www.numis.northwestern.edu/edm/) code on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit, standard install. This requires a standard configure - make - make install ...
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Graphics on 4K Sager NP8651 (Clevo P650SE NVIDIA GTX970M + Intel 4600HD) Can't Change Resolution

I recently purchased a Sager NP8651 with both NVIDIA 970M and an Intel 4600HD on the Haswell chip. By default, the Nouveau drivers are loaded (no hardware found in "Additional Drivers"). I have tried ...
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Activating installed Nvidia videa drivers

I Have installed several video drivers from the software centre and I have installed the official driver from Nvidia.com and none of them show up in the additional drivers application. I did what this ...
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Find out my user's group name without a terminal

I have managed to break my X server, and am trying to attempt the solution offered in this page. I only have one user on the system, but I have no idea what its group name is, which means I can't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Wont detect second monitor connected to second graphics card

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and have 2 HD 7970's that I prefer to run in "Crossfire Disabled" mode to keep my temps lower. I have a 1440p display and a 1080p display. However, With crossfire off and ...
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I only have one display resolution

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 32bits in a netbook Noblex nt1001. At first the screen went black from the begining, so I run GRUB in "nomodeset" but failed in finding a driver in the conventional way so ...
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Xinerama: Moving 3D Application Windows causes severe lag and sound distortion

I've been having this issue for quite some time now, but only recently managed to locate the problem itself. What happens is that whenever moving windows that contain 3D graphics, the whole system ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is not booting after altering a text file in gedit, how to fix?

After failing to adjust my screen brightness in Ubuntu in various ways, I tried the following guided by an answer in askubuntu. I opened the following text file sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf It ...