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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ButtonMapping - Positional parameters

In an X configuration file mouse buttons can be mapped using a ButtonMapping option: Section "InputClass" # ... Option "ButtonMapping" "1 9 3 4 5 6 7 8 2" # ... EndSection Changing the ...
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How can I change my keyboard layout to a modified version?

Now, my goal is to change the keyboard layout for the entire xubuntu install to my own modded version. I think the way to do this is to make an X11 keymap and load it - but as always there is a ...
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How to disable -nolisten?

I just installed ubuntu 11.10. I want to run an x-app from another system. I updated ./xinit/xserverrc and removed the -nolisten option. I rebooted. I can see that X is started with the nolisten ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nvidia-prime “is it supported? no”

I have an Optimus laptop, a Dell XPS 15 L502, which I've had for a few years and have tried various things on (bumblebee, nvidia-prime, linux kernel optimus support). The graphics card is an NVIDIA ...
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Black screen after upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 [closed]

Just upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and all I got was a black screen. The hardware I'm running is Asus Zenbook UX31A (Intel GPU). I do hear that the login screen drums do play, so the system does boot ...
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How do I recover when Compiz crashes?

Often compiz will crash and leave the keyboard useless. Normally I drop to the console and restart GDM. Is there a solution where I can start Compiz back up without losing everything in the current ...
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Where is /etc/X11/xorg.conf? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the X.org config file? How do I configure X there? Where is the xorg.conf file in Ubuntu 10.04? I couldn't find it in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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How to set up Ubuntu to automatically turn NumLock on when an external keyboard is attached and off when it is not?

Having NumLock on is convenient when using a full-sized external keyboard (having a keypad) and very inconvenient when using laptop's built-in keyboard (which places digits instead of letters on the ...
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“error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32” installing ATI drivers

I was following the instructions on section 3.2 of this page. Everything went well until step 8, which is to use sudo amdconfig --initial to create a new xorg.conf file, but I get the following ...
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How to edit synaptics configuration? xorg.conf way doesen't work

I need to bind the TapButton3 as central mouse button so i do: synclient TapButton3=2 it works great but when i restart or wake up from suspension it forgets the setting. i know that i have to ...
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No GLX on Intel card with multiseat with additional nVidia card

I have multiseat configured and my Xorg has 2 server layouts. One is for nVidia card and other is for Intel card. They both work, but display server assigned to Intel card doesn't have hardware ...
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How to save the current Xorg configuration to Xorg.conf?

I've this situation/hardware on my desktop PC: Ubuntu Linux Oneiric 11.10 (32 bit) Monitor Asus VW222s (22'') 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G92 [GeForce 8800 GS] (rev a2) ...
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Changing the brightness stopped working in 13.10 Saucy Salamander

After the upgrade to 13.10 Saucy Salamander, the brightness controls stopped working. This worked fine from 12.04 throughout. Does anyone have an idea how I can fix this? If not, can you point ...
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How to get second display to work alongside primary display?

I've almost got this problem solved... I've got both displays working now. The secondary display is displaying a purple background. Unfortunately, I can't use it. (I can't move the mouse into it, etc.)...
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14.10 Dual Monitors are displayed as distorted single screen mode

I have very recently updated my Ubuntu OS from 14.04 to 14.10. I am running on an optimus enabled laptop, with Intel 4000 graphics and an nVidia 640M. *-display description: ...
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X server doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.04. What may be happening?

This how I used to setup my X Server on Ubuntu 13. apt-get update apt-get upgrade # nvidia apt-get -y install nvidia-current apt-get -y install nvidia-current-updates # x server apt-get -y install ...
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Can X.org Load Two Different Drivers? (Triple-Head Setup with Intel and NVidia Card)

We want to set up a 3 screens with an onboard intel graphics adapter and an nvidia card. Both cards are recognized in lspci 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] ...
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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 11.10 nvidia module failed to load (no module exists)

I have an ASUS Ul30vt with an intel/nvidia hybrid graphics card. I can get the intel driver to load just fine, but I am struggling to get the nvidia graphics card loaded. I have tried a number of ...
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How to get the right DPI resolution on Ubuntu 13.04 Saucy?

The physical DPI of my laptop screen is approximately 142 dots per inch as you can calculate from the correct output of xrandr --query: $ xrandr --query | head Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current ...
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How do I look up the hsync/vsync values for my monitor?

I'm trying to get my computer to use the correct resolution. For that I need to specify the horizontal and vertical sync values in the configuration file (xorg.conf): Section "Monitor" Identifier ...
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nvidia-settings makes one of my dual monitors grey and useless, disables network

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, Precise Pangolin, with a PNY GTS 250 1GB video card and a monitor plugged into each of the DVI ports. I'm using the proprietary drivers (post-release updates). If I ...
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Adding a virtual screen to xorg.conf 11.04 (third display over vnc)

I currently have an nvidia gtx470 with 2 x 22" 1920x1080 displays on twinview. Since I have a spare laptop (old but works) and screen (22" 1680x1050). A vnc server would be set up (viewonly) to the ...
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Using the Onboard VGA output with a PCIe video card. Both nVidia

I have 2 video cards, one On board, a nVidia 6150SE nForce 430 and a PCIe nVidia GeForce GT 220 1GB DDR2 RAM I have already configured the PCIe card to use the dual monitor feature, using the VGA and ...
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Specifying X windows' geometry in the coordinates obtained from wmctrl

In the X documentation I read that the Width, Height, Xposition and Yposition coordinates must be specified in terminal characters when using: gnome-terminal --geometry=WidthxHeight+Xposition+...
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Xubuntu 13.04 X Login Loop

All of a sudden, I am no longer able to login to an X session in my Xubuntu 13.04 install. The graphical login accepts my password, the screen goes blank and then returns to the login prompt. A bit of ...
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`startx` fails. could not find module by name='nvidia_304'

I get this output: $ startx X.Org X Server 1.15.1 Release Date: 2014-04-13 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-70-generic x86_64 Ubuntu Current Operating System: ...
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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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How to export X Display with Audio?

How can I export my X Display with audio. For example, in tty1 if I put, "startx xmoto -- :1 &", I can play xmoto ok, but have no sound. If I put "xinit -- :1 &"and then put "xmoto &", ...
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X11 forwarding in SSH

How to run X11 GUI applications from a remote server using SSH? For example: my first desktop 192.168.1.1 my second desktop IP 192.168.1.12 I 'm sshing from my first desktop to the second and i ...
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rotating screen 90 degrees clockwise

Just got a new computer loaded with NVidia GForce N430, and installed a fresh new Ubuntu 11.10 amd64. I also enabled nvidia drivers using "additional drivers" apt, and all is working fine in "normal" ...
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Use 3 monitors w/built-in intel adapter + two old nvidia PCI cards on 10.10?

I'd like to move from windows with my current workstation. The only thing holding me back is that I have 3 monitors connected to the system and I really take advantage of the real estate when working. ...
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How to map CTRL+q key press to CTRL+c event?

How can the Ctrl+Q key combination be mapped to the Ctrl+C event? My keyboard is mapped to programmer-dvorak and I would like to have the Ctrl+X , Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V events to be mapped to Ctrl+' , ...
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How to do GIF animations for instructions and learning purposes over GUI? [duplicate]

I am trying to categorize many similar threads here. For example, I find this GIF animation freaking cool in this answer here. How can I do this kind of animations? How can I make sure it does not ...
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xorg, nvidia, log-in all hosed - how can I completely reset graphics set-up/settings?

I just did a fresh install of Mythbuntu 12.04.1 on my Intel MB with nVidia 9500GT graphics card. Hardware's been working great with 10.10 for about 2 years. Background: (optional - feel free to skip ...
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How can I map keyboard buttons to my mouse buttons?

I have 2 extra buttons on my mouse that I would like to map as "Home" and "End" I am able to map mouse buttons to my keyboard using xkbset, but I would like to do the reverse and map keyboard buttons ...
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3 Monitors, Ubuntu 12.04, Gnome 3, 2 nvidia cards, WITH xrandr or xinerama?

Ok. I have been banging my head against the wall for over a week now trying to get 3 monitors to work. I have: Nvidia 8600 GT 512MB PCIEx16 Nvidia GT 240 1GB PCIEx16 They are not running in SLI (...
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Which ubuntu derivatives plan to support xorg in the future?

As far as I know ubuntu plans to replace xorg with mir in the future. WM's who need xorg will run on an intermediate layer called xmir instead. In which version will ubuntu remove xorg from the ...
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Nvidia 740M still not working after Bumblebee installation

First of all, I have checked a lot of similar topics, but I still can't get my laptop to use Nvidia 740M. So first things first. I have a laptop Asus X550V (i5-3230, 4gb RAM, Nvidia 740M + Intel ...
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nVidia driver not working after upgrade

I ran a standard apt-get upgrade yesterday. Since then, the nvidia drivers (nvidia-331-updates) don't seem to work anymore. I did some digging and tried re-installing the drivers in different ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unknown Display

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my machine(with Gigabyte motherboard), having an Acer 19" Monitor. Unfortunately its resolution not working properly. See the image. This is my xrandr -q output. ...
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xfce windows are missing toolbar, focus is broken

It's subtle, but as you can see in the screenshot: there are no min, max or close buttons on the windows. The edges of windows can be resized, but it doesn't help the situation. Clicking on a ...
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Can't enable intel driver 82845g/gl (brookdaleg) chipset

My desktop has intel 82845g/gl (brookdaleg) chipset can't enable intel driver. Runs well with VESA. But when I try to enable the intel driver the xlog shows an error that no device detected and ...
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Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

I tried multiple different drives, nvidia-340, nvidia-331, nvidia-331-updates, nvidia-343 and with the same result: # optirun -vv --debug bash [ 785.862681] [DEBUG]Reading file: /etc/bumblebee/...
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How to restart x window (xorg?) when it's dead

I found my x window is dead, all the graphic application have no reaction on the mouse click,so i have to change to the tty1 to work,use the Ctrl+Alt+F1 but the previous work is still need to rework. ...
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VertTwoFingerScroll and VertEdgeScroll not settable via xorg.conf

I've just upgraded to Saucy (this was working in Raring). I've tried rebooting. Here's /etc/X11/xorg.conf: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Touchpad" Driver "synaptics" MatchIsTouchpad ...
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Madcatz RAT 3 Mouse issues

I'm having issues with configuring my Madcatz RAT 3 Mouse with Ubuntu 13.04. It's like the mouse is having issues with switching between windows. Movement works fine though. I have added this to my ...
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How do I get a 4k monitor on DisplayPort 1.2 to show as one screen?

I've just picked up a UP2414Q and I've connected it via displayport 1.2 which runs 60hz. The issue is that it ends up showing X two screens, well kind of, so that I end up with it acting as if I've ...
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Will Wayland have network transparency?

The Xorg server/client architecture allows for network transparency which means it is possible to start x-clients on a remote machine and display the GUI on the local machine (i.e. via x-forwarding by ...
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Can I limit the size of ~/.xsession-errors?

Is there some way to limit size of .xsession-errors.? I'm getting huge numbers of one particular debug information messages and it has blown the file size up to 2.8 GB (over many months). The ...