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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Ubuntu 12.04 + Xorg - several screens with its own mouse pointer - is it possible?

I have an app that uses the mouse pointer (via Java Robot class). So there is the next problem: only one instance of that app can run at one time ( as I have 1 screen with 1 mouse cursor ). ...
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Trying to remap PrtSc key in laptop, no keycode

I'm trying to remap PrtSc key to Insert (to use it in vim), with /usr/bin/xmodmap -e "keycode XXX = Insert" for it, I need to figure out what keycode for PrtSc is. I'm doing xev -event keyboard and ...
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Kubuntu 13.10 changing x mode after login

I have a QNIX 2710 monitor which reports bad EDID. Using the nouveau module the screen works fine @ 2560x1440 however the performance isn't ideal so I wish to use the nvidia binary. I have installed ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 - ATI driver (beta) - Xorg uses 100% CPU

Using Xubuntu 13.10, X.Org X Server 1.14.5 and the lastest ATI drivers for my dual R9 270 setup. After some time (a few hours) Xorg starts to use 100% of one core (quad core intel CPU), the system ...
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how to change AreaBottomEdge without using xinput

Just as I can change SoftButtonAreas using xinput without having to edit xorg.conf, I want to be able to change AreaBottomEdge. When I list properties using xinput, it is not available, but it is ...
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Why lxsession-logout slows down X window system?

In Lubuntu, if you click on the shutdown button, the one to the right on the panel; the whole window system slows down and any click you make takes more than 20 seconds to complete. From around the ...
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13.10 - How to use the maximal resolution with an Acer X233H monitor?

I reported this as a bug already (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/1272621) but as I think this might be useful to other users, I thought I should ask for a fix ...
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Hybrid graphics: change iGPU driver options when using fglrx?

Normally when wanting to change the intel driver options xorg.conf can just be edited like: Section "Device" Identifier "Intel Graphics" Driver "intel" Option "AccelMethod" "uxa" ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 keeps changing the display settings. Dual Monitor

I have an Alienware M17xR4 with Radeon HD 7970m, driver installed is VESA:WIMBLEDON. I usually use my notebook at home or at work... At work I have the possibility to use a dual monitor setting, to ...
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Unable to add mappings to 3rd level via xmodmap

I am trying to customize my keyboard layout using xmodmap under Ubuntu 10.04 (Gnome). I am able to change mappings of keys that have some function in the original layout (dvorak-ucw), e.g. I can ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 black screen with cursor after logging out

When I log out in Ubuntu using the GUI log out option, often the GUI interface disappears and I am left with a black screen or my desktop background and a movable mouse cursor. The system is still ...
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Xorg High CPU When Redrawing

For about the past week or so, xorg has been going crazy whenever the screen updates, for example scrolling a webpage, or just moving a window around. I can hear the fan turn up, and there is a huge ...
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Resolution not in xrandr and make new Resolution permenent?

I am using a monitor which its native (optimal) resolution is 1600*900. but xrandr doesn't show any resolution above "1024x768". I can change to my native resoution by issuing these 3 commands: ...
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ssh -X :XIO: fatal IO error 14 (Bad address) on X server

When "ssh -X" was executed between remote computer (Ubuntu 13.04) and local computer (Ubuntu 13.04), the error was displayed as shown below. XIO: fatal IO error 14 (Bad address) on X server ...
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xconfig not working

I tried to install nvidia driver and it didn't wrked. I tried all wersions from the ubuntu software center and I downloaded one from the nvidia site too. Ewery time I created the xconfig file and I ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu on VMware player 6.0.0

I installed ubuntu 12.0.4 on vmware player 6.0.0 and install ns2-allinone: sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev sudo apt-get install libx11-dev xorg-dev libxmu-dev ...
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Add resolution mode for xorg-dummy

I am trying to to add a resolution mode for X with the xorg-dummy driver to be able to fit the x11vnc server's output to my screen resolution. I am running x11vnc -xdummy -xrandr with the x11vnc ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit xstart does not work, gui is lost

I have a big problem. Because my PC does not start without a Monitor, I tried the following: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1452600&page=7 > For ubuntu 11.10 the only thin which ...
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Problems with Xorg since the new upgrade to 13.10

Receiving error everytime i ctrl + alt + f1 to access cmd line/terminal. Recently i updated to ubuntu 13.10 and it was around this time that i started receiving errors with the XOrg. The error I am ...
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Switch between the keyboard layouts of the Xserver/xorg?

I had added up English(US), Belgian(alternative), Tamil Keyboard layouts using the GUI. How do I easily switch between these three layouts from terminal?
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xorg.conf for hybrid ATI/Intel

I'm trying to get my Intel HD 4400 and AMD Radeon 8670M working with the open source drivers. If I boot with an xorg.conf that includes: Section "Device" Identifier "Intel Graphics" ...
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GUI fails to show up both in 'try ubuntu' (live-session) and after-installing [ubuntu-gnome13.10]

I have downloaded and burned ubuntu-gnome 13.10 amd64 on a dvd. It booted straight into the live session (uefi-off in my motherboard settings). Everything works as it should until I'm asked to choose ...
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KDE Sometimes Glitches On Wakeup

Well, a picture is work 1k words: Looks bad, huh? I am using the 331-updates drivers on a Dell Latitude e6400. Everything else is up-to-date. UPDATE: This only happens when I use KWin. I have ...
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After Ubuntu update display size is 7" and it loads a Mobile version of Ubuntu

Using Ubuntu 13.10 after the latest update I restarted. Now there is no mouse cursor, the screen resolution has changed to 1920x1080 and the text is unnecessarily huge. I managed to get to the display ...
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low screen resolution after installing bumblebee

I installed bumblebee and on reboot, I had lost the screen resolution I had before. I have tried uninstalling bumblebee and also deleted the xorg.conf file but I am still stuck with the low ...
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How to get Nvidia Settings to stick

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and am having trouble with nvidia-settings. I've got two monitors and two Gtx 560tis running SLI. I plugged both monitors into one card and when I run nvidia-settings using ...
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How do you fix a failsafe X crash

I'm having boot issues, Failsafe X seems to crash at the beginning and i get kicked out to a boot prompt. I've included the failsafe boot log but can anyone tell me how to fix it? ...
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No display, no tty after upgrade (13.10)

My upgrade from 13.04 -> 13.10 was a fail, the upgrader stalled at DKMS: install completed, apparently this is an issue with the Broadcom Wireless driver. I had to kill dpkg to continue the process ...
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Deleted /etc/X11/xorg.conf and now Ubuntu won't boot

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell XPS 15z by following this tutorial and I managed to make it boot by typing acpi_backlight=vendor dell_laptop.backlight=0 in the grub boot line. I went on ...
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Display Driver and Resolution Issues

I'm recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my PC and it was working fine. However, I was messing around with Conky (the system resource monitor) and was having some issues. I did a little research and ...
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How to find the best driver for my ATI graphics card?

I'm trying to find the best graphics card for my ATI Radeon HD 7730M card (My machine has hybrid graphics, should I worry about installing a suitable driver for the intel vga too ?) because I'm having ...
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flickering dashes upon boot and then logged out AND possibly xorg.conf

Recently, upon booting Ubuntu 12.04, I'll see flickering dashes at the top of the screen and then as soon as I try to use an application, Ubuntu will log me out. Upon logging myself back in everything ...
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Nvidia 331 with kernel 3.13

nvidia 331.20 or nvidia 331.38 xorg edgers not working with ubuntu 14.04lts with kernel 3.13, x crashs when loading, how i resolve this? system: asus k56cb intel 4000/nvidia 740m nvidia_prime 0.5.3 ...
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Can I run my full Ubuntu Unity desktop on my Windows machine using X?

I am currently running Ubuntu 13 Desktop edition on a second PC on my desk, which has one small monitor. For work reasons my primary machine must be Windows(7), and it has multiple monitors, of ...
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Why .Xauthority needs not to be owned by the root account in order to get past login?

I've just got the same problem from here, and solved it using what was stated in the first answer (akonsu's one). However, I would love to know why ~/.Xauthority needs not to be owned by the root ...
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Lenovo y510p with HDMI monitor (RESOLVED)

When I boot from Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit live from USB, then secondary monitor on HDMI works fine. After installing Ubuntu, the secondary monitor on HDMI port doesn't work. If I reboot with live Ubuntu, ...
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ubuntu 12.04 graphic error on boot after update from 10.04

After an update to ubuntu 12.04 from 10.04, I have a strange problem: in grub menu if I select ubuntu kernel 3.2.0-58-generic the graphical interface just hangs there, I get this black screen with a ...
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Update disables graphic interface [duplicate]

I've updated Ubuntu few days ago to Ubuntu version 12.04.3 LTS (GNU/LINUX 3.2.0-58-generic-pae i686) and now i get stuck with a full screen terminal right after de loading screen. Identifying the ...
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Xorg freezes randomly 12.04 [duplicate]

ubuntu runs on my Laptop for about a week and everything works fine, except that the (I guess...) Xorg freezes/crashes sometimes. But when I hit ctrl+alt+F1 the terminal comes up and when I hit ...
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Propietary Nvidia driver kernel initialization error

Brief summary: I installed Nvidia proprietary drivers and at boot I see the splash screen and then it drops to the command line login screen. Details: I am running Kubuntu 13.10 and wanted to install ...
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How can I turn my screen mode to grayscale? [duplicate]

I would like to temporarily turn my screen gray, to estimate how certain images would appear if printed with a black-and-white printer. I think xcalib could do it but I don't know how. Does anyone ...
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Dual video card, dual monitor setup crashes X on Ubuntu 13.10

My setup is the following: Ubuntu 13.10, i7-4770K, nvidia geforce 210. I have the HDMI port of the Intel chip connected to a 4K monitor (3840x2160) and the dual-link DVI output of the GeForce ...
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X won't start (black screen after splash)

When I boot my computer, the purple Ubuntu splash appears (without the orange dots) for a split second, and then the screen turns black. I was able to get the Xorg.0.log from the command line. I think ...
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Dark Arts Required to Get NVIDIA Driver Working

Okay, so I know there are a metric ton of "Why doesn't my NVIDIA gfx work on Ubuntu [x.xx]?" here already; in the process of trying to get my own drivers to even install correctly, I've read them all. ...
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2 Geforce GTX cards and 2 monitors

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (64 Bit) with Kernel 3.8.0-35. I have added one Geforce GTX 650 and one GTX 660. There is one monitor attached at each video card. 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA ...
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X Configuration

I seem to be at a dead end regarding my desktop and display drivers. Long story short, I bought a VGA to HDMI converter for an old external HP Monitor (HP LE1901w). I hooked it up through my HDMI port ...
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Video flickering when plymouth splash screen appears on boot

When the computer boots, after loading the kernel, a white flickering appears before it shows the plymouth splash screen. Then, between plymouth and the X11 it is perfect ... it isn't flickering. I ...
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XServer No Longer loading correctly after login

I seem to be at a dead end regarding my desktop and display drivers. Long story short, I bought a VGA to HDMI converter for an old external HP Monitor (HP LE1901w). I hooked it up through my HDMI port ...
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Can I use my tv as a monitor?

Can I connect a new computer without a pre-installed os to my tv via hdmi and then install Ubuntu? Will Ubuntu be able to configure the hdmi connection as it installs itself, if you see what I mean?
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How to start X without logging in console?

My filesystem is based on Ubuntu server and I installed xorg and openbox on it. I've made it auto-login and auto startx, but when boot and shutdown, I can always see the root@arm:# or something ...