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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4 monitors dual graphics card

I've a new PC at work, which, for some reason, won't work with my nvidia quadro gfx card. The PC has on board gfx Witt an Intel based chip set that supports dual monitors. I can get a third screen ...
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Extend screen size

I was trying to extend the screen size to get it bigger than the actual monitor, so that my monitor shows just the leftmost part of the screen and the other (half?) part just stay hidden (but i can ...
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Error on reverting back to previous Xorg configuration

I have a computer with two graphics cards: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core ...
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[13.10][intel gma]DVI not showing

Im new to xrandr tool and configuring X on linux - I allways used the terminal. Im trying to setup my linux server into xbmc machine. The VGA worked from the start but im having problem with DVI (so i ...
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Triple screen desktop

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to have a triple monitor setup for the desktop. Here are my GPU cards : 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF110 [GeForce GTX 580] (rev a1) ...
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Add clipboard event sounds

How can I add sound when system clipboard is updated? I use xclip under tmux, but other apps probably don't. Which interface should I use? Ideally this should work on all window managers (unless there ...
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Preventing app windows from changing workspaces when screen resolution changes

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS I have a Dell laptop with resolution 1400x900 attached to an external monitor with resolution 1920x1080. When I attach to the external monitor I close the laptop lid and ...
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Trying to run Korean Crossover 27" 2560x1440 with Dispaly port but image looks crap

So, I've bought one of these 27" beasts (Crossover QHD) and currently I am trying to get the monitor running with a Thinkpad x220 seated in a docking station (according to its specs, it can drive two ...
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Why does `xvfb-run glxgears` fail with an swrast error?

xvfb is supposed to let me run X programs in a headless environment. But when I run xvfb-run glxgears, I get: libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast libGL error: Try again with ...
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Set default Desktop resolution when no monitor

Background : I am using a Ubuntu 12.04 with X11VNC server. Normally I do not connect the monitor to this computer. So it has some resolution issue. After few days of research I found this answer and ...
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Increasing the onboard graphic memory card for intel-Gm45 series

Recently I have upgraded my RAM modules to 2*4GB 800 Mhz dual-channels. I have 10GB swap space as well in my Ubuntu 12.04. Kinda weird that I don't have the options for manipulating the onboard ...
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Problem with Bumblebee

When running programs with optirun there is a chance that the following error will occur, and then 30 seconds later the laptop turn off. [ 320.258227] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: ...
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X Server crashes when I start Firefox from chroot

I thought to start an isolated Firefox instance in a chroot, but it always crashes my X Server. I tried with different chroot environments (raring, trusty), and tried schroot and plain chroot too. ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Dual AMD GPU Dual WQHD screens Second Screen only displays white with X for cursor

I've got 2x HD6850's with 2 1440p screens setup as one monitor per card. There is a crossfire bridge in, without it the second card or monitor are not detected. The issue is that the second screen ...
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non interactive reconfigure x11

I need to be able to allow all console users to call xinit in a non interactive way. So I would like to "automate" (meaning find a way with no user interaction) that runs dpkg-reconfigure -f ...
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Error when I try to create a xorg.conf

I currently change my graphic driver from Nvidia to Intel since my graphic card changed. When I try to reconfigure my xorg and create a xorg.conf in root shell at recovery mode by execute 'X ...
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12.04 NVIDIA Twinview is disabled

Im was trying to get my two monitors running in twinview at NVIDIA X-Server Settings but thw twinview option is disabled... I can only set it up seperated X screens and xinerama which breaks my unity ...
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(How) Can X11 Know My Screen Orientation Pre-Login? (Ubuntu 12.10)

Problem: a laptop usually plugged into 2 external monitors, both rotated 90 degrees. At login time, the 3 displays are mirrored, and only the laptop itself is appropriately oriented. I'd prefer to ...
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Different set of workspaces for each monitor? Ubuntu 13.04 with Unity

currently for my new setup, I have a 3 monitor setup. With an NVIDIA Geforce GTX 770(if this matters for this). What I'm wanting to do, is to create a separate set of workspaces for each monitor. ...
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Monitor layout changed after suspend

I use Ubuntu 13.04 with NVidia driver 304.88. I have a dual screen config: external monitor on the left and laptop on the right. However when the computer wakes up after suspend, the monitor layout is ...
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Multiple Monitors switch around when my xorg.conf is used

When in TwinView the system makes my Primary Display my BenQ 24" and my Samsung 32" TV the second screen, Great! Trouble is: When I make a basic xorg.conf using NVIDIA-SETTINGS I reboot and it gets ...
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Fresh installation of 12.04.3 or 13.04 always boots to terminal/graphical boot fail (AMD)

I'll just say that I am not experienced with Linux, and I've attempted to install Ubuntu on my Windows 8 UEFI laptop at least ten times this past month. I've tried the LTS 12.04 version which greeted ...
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Proprietary nvidia video drivers broken (possibly with my display)

The reason I believe that this is my display is that the proprietary drivers used to work about a year ago with the same hardware. I have a Korean "knock off" IPS monitor that probably doesn't have a ...
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How to use the Apple IR controller for PDF presentations?

I own a MacBook Pro with an integrated IR receiver and an Apple Remote Controller. I would like to use it for doing PDF presentations (I usually use LaTeX to create the slides). I was able to ...
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How do I get my cursor to move across X displays correctly?

I have a display wall consisting of 18 monitors connected to three ATI Eyefinity 6 6800 cards. I'm using the ATI proprietary drivers and have setup three Eyefinity display clusters of six monitors ...
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Rotating Screens With NVidia Multi-Monitor

I'm having a problem with screen rotation. The relevant configuration info I can think of is at the end of this message. I run GNOME not Unity. The xorg.conf, or one very similar to it, worked for ...
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Latest ubuntu versions and nvidia FX5500

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my home pc ( the pc can't boot from usb and it doesn't have a working DVD reader so i can't install 13.04 , it's 8 years old) The pc has a 3 ghz pentium 4 cpu and ...
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X isn't working with nvidia geforce, no screens found

I recently installed ubuntu on a Lenovo Y500 with a Nvidia geforce chip. startx does not work. First I was told that module nvidia did not exist, so I installed nvidia-current, which eliminated that ...
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no screens found suddenly

I cannot run window manager. Everything worked OK for a couple of weeks but now, after one power loss, I cannot boot up my computer. [ 9.129] X.Org X Server 1.13.0 Release Date: 2012-09-05 [ ...
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Haswell integrated graphics with VGA (D-SUB) port max resolution problem

I recently bought new laptop with two graphics cards: intel 4600 and Geforce 765M. Having seen this topic (How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work?) I abandoned any hope of getting the nvidia ...
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ubuntu 12.04 glxinfo X Error of failed request: BadRequest

i have ubuntu 12.04 64bit. There is a problem with glxinfo and i am not able to get it work. I googled lot's of forums. All the suggestions to remove *-fglrx drivers or to reinstall them don't work to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 is throwing segmentation fault on every command in terminal, also often suddenly going to login screen

I am running openbox. What ever command i apply it keep saying "Segmentation fault" and then often sometimes going back automatically to the ubuntu login screen even its mentioned to use openbox only. ...
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12.04.2 LTS hangs up on boot - but with startx start the graphical surface

3.2.0-48-generic-pae,Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, GNOME 3.4.2 I updated the system today, and cleaned up with apt-get autoclean, apt-get autoremove and now I have a problem. At the start while the system ...
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Is there a web based vnc viewer + server for Ubuntu?

I'm looking for a web based vnc viewer + server for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server (using xorg + openbox), and how to set up them.
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Properly Configuring Clickpad in Samsung New Series 9 - NP900X4C

I just bought a Samsung NP900X4C, installed Ubuntu 13.04 and I noticed the clickpad started to behave very erratically (mostly moving the mouse whenever I tried to click anywhere). I googled a bit and ...
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Multiple X sessions in virtual terminals

I installed multiple different window managers over the past day to play around with, but they don't seem to work. I've been launching them from virtual terminals with "startx -- :1 twm" or the like. ...
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Using Video card on a headless server

I have a headless server using a Core i5, so it has built-in HD3000 graphics. I have a website which renders videos using OpenGL, and I'd like to be able to use the graphics hardware on the server to ...
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Change mouse speed

I would like to change the ratio between the pointer speed and the mouse speed. Changing the sensitivity and the acceleration is not what I'm looking for: sensitivity is something like the ...
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How do I turn off the display (DPMS) without X?

I've been trying to switch off the built-in screen of a device I've got, but I can't seem to completely control it without X running. If I run a GUI (I've tried Kubuntu 12.10) and issue the command ...
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Problem at boot while starting lightdm

Since some days I'm having the following issue. When system try to start X to run lightdm it fails, the displayed window says that the system seems unable to recognize all the devices, after that it ...
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Nvidia X server settings

I got this message. Anybody can help? You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run nvidia-xconfig as root), and restart the X server.
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OpenGlES code runs gives error: X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)

I am using a Intel GMA 4500 on my Dell Vostro 1015. Recently migrated to Ubuntu 12.04. The code compiles successfully but on running gives the above error. After perusing through some more posts, I ...
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How to hide all the verbose or login tty7 on bootup?

I'm a newbie in Ubuntu and now there's a problem I tried many ways but still can't make it,so I'm now here asking for help. What I want to make is a OS that bootup and show Graphic theme(plymouth) ...
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How to play videos (with sound) on another X session?

I normally use tty7 (the default X session) for playing games by running them directly from lightdm, thus not loading unity to save resources. I sometimes need to use a web browser while I'm playing, ...
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keyboard and touchpad quit working

I have a serious problem with my ASUS 1005PX, running Ubuntu 13.04. The keyboard is very slow and working unreliable (e.g. input is 'jjjjj' if 'j' is input) and the touch-pad is dead. In the beginning ...
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X screen is broken after upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10

I had a perfectly working system running Ubuntu 12.04. After upgrading to 12.10, my X screen is "broken" (I don't know how to describe this in words). Some parts of the screen are still legible, but ...
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Xorg hangs machine after a period of inactivity

And this happens only when I leave the machine with X running. Here is my xorg.conf, which is basically the failsafe one. Section "Device" Identifier "Configured Video Device" Driver ...
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OpenCL sees duplicate adapter

I have a strange issue with OpenCL/APP 2.8 on my 12.10 box. I had one 5830 and then added a 6850. The aticonfig utility sees them correctly but opencl has a duplicate entry for the 5830. $ aticonfig ...
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Dual (Triple?) Monitor problem with QQ + Nouveau

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell Latitude with an NVIDIA NVS 4200m video card. I'm trying to get it to work with 3 monitors connected: the laptop's, one connected via VGA, and another via HDMI. ...
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Can't detect second monitor (NVIDIA Optimus)

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a DELL XPS with NVIDIA Optimus. I know that questions related to this have been asked several times, and I followed many tutorials and instructions but couldn't make this ...