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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Toshiba satellite L755 nvidia resolution + boot problem

I don't have alot of experience in linux, I tried all the solution I could find before asking this, here it goes: I recently got a new Toshiba laptop, today I installed ubuntu 14.04LTS alongside of ...
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ViewSonic Monitor and Nvidia Graphics Card: Overscan

I am struggeling now for almost half a year with my graphic-configuration ( ViewSonic VX2835wm, nvidia GeForce GTS 450). On a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 with the proprietary nvidia driver Version ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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X11 cannot write .ICEauthority file on a vmhgfs partition

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.4 in a virtual machine using VMWare Fusion. I changed my home folder so that it is shared with the host OS. I.e. /home/<user> is now mounted automatically at boot time ...
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Desktop not appearing after a change in xorg.conf

I tried to install nvidia-current on my Ubuntu 12.04 because I didn't have the driver for it but it seemed that had no effect so I removed. After that, I don't remember anymore, I tried to configure ...
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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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Can't get monitor image back on after toggling monitor power button

When I toggle monitor power off and on again - it doesn't come back to desktop. I see blank screen instead. Interestingly - if I type Ctrl + Alt +F1 - I can get into terminal and then I can get back ...
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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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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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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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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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Xserver crashes while turning on the second screen with new nvidia driver on 14.04

I have recently updated Kubuntu to 14.04 and installed new nvidia drivers for my GT 630m (optimus). After upgrade my second display connected over HDMI with DVI adapter was turned off, so I tried to ...
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Ubuntu keeps enabling panning and tracking for dual monitor setup

I have two monitors connected to my box (nvidia graphics with proprietary driver). Everything was fine until I updated to saucy (not using default ubuntu desktop but xfce). After the update the ...
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Full Screen / Maximize Top Edge Action only works on main monitor (Dual Monitor Setup) Compiz

Certain applications that I have (terminal, NVIDIA XServer settings, and a few others) will go full screen properly-that is, whatever monitor I am viewing the application window in, if I drag it up to ...
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Edit color profile (.icc) to change gamma

As a lot of other users here on Ask Ubuntu, I need to use xrandr to correct the gamma settings on one of my external monitors. Settings applied this way aren't permanent and they can reset basically ...
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I killed XBMCbuntu video output - Help

I am pretty new to ubuntu and I am experiencing a problem that hopefully someone can help me with. I have a HP N54L server that I have had XBMCbuntu running on for about 12 months now. I have a radeon ...
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Can someone please verify my new 10-monitor.conf set up? 12.04

I'm working on getting X to recognize my DisplayLink Adapter. I have an onboard Intel HD 3000 chipset. Here is the uldfb: lloydm@lloydm-E6320:~$ dmesg | grep -i udlfb [20006.928772] udlfb: ...
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How do I adjust DPI in 12.04

I think that I want (need?) to adjust my DPI. Qualitatively, text is very small and I usually find myself increasing text size in text editors, web browsers, etc. Quantitatively: The 1" square here ...
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NVIDIA drivers not working with more recent Ubuntu releases

I have a late 2012/early 2013 iMac with the following graphics card (lspci) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 640M Mac Edition] (rev a1) I have tried the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 and Nvidia. Second Monitor causes graphics settings to reset

I'm trying to get a second monitor on my laptop, plugged in through HDMI. I can get the second screen to be detected and display stuff, but every minute or two the graphics will freak out, both ...
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Enable repeat for a specific key

My ↓ key has died tonight. While waiting for a new keyboard, I am using the answer here to map the right Ctrl (key code 105) so that it acts as ↓: How do I remap certain keys or devices? Long story ...
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How to do off-screen render with OpenGL in Ubuntu with XServer?

I have an application that uses OpenGL 4.2 to do off-screen render [the result goes to a video in my case]. I need to run it on Ubuntu 13.10 Server. I don't need (and don't want) to have the actual ...
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How do I resolve desktop larger than screen?

EDIT - The file is being saved to the desktop but is being placed in the region above DVI-I-1, i.e. the bit that is described by +0+261 offset. Temporary solution is just to align monitors along the ...
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Nividia Temprature in 13.10 so high

i had prpblem with the laptop tempreature with ubuntu 13.10 and Nvidia card NVS500M after searching i found i can add the following line to the xorg.conf Option "RegistryDwords" ...
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Ubuntu Will Not Boot: “Fatal server error: no screens found”

I've been getting an annoying problem after restarting my laptop, Ubuntu fails to boot. It will hit the purple loading screen with the Ubuntu logo and dots but goes black after this. So far I know ...
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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 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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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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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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How to edit xorg.conf if I loaded from flash drive?

I upgraded my 12.04->12.10->13.04->13.10 had troubles with nVidia card and installed latest 331 nVidia driver from PPA after that ubuntu stopped loading at all. It won't load even in safemode. ...
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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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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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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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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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(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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...