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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Nvidia gtx 970 dual monitors xrandr missing resolution

Hello i have a problem after update Nvidia GTX 970 drivers. Konfiguracja komptutera: Ram 16GB Type: DDR3 intel i7 4430 K SSD 2x GoodRam w RAID 0 madadm Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Display Devices: ...
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aura ash vs x windowing server

I don't completely understand the underlying technology very well, but it seems to me that Chromium OS is based on Aura and Ash and Ubuntu currently uses X Windowing Server with Unity on top of it. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 get two different NVIDIA cards working

My current PC has two Nvidia cards installed. One GTX 750 Ti and one 9600 GT. I want to use both of them at the same time each one outputting to one monitor. Unfortunately I can't get the ...
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Cannot install xserver-xorg-video-dummy on Ubuntu14.04

I don't like to post questions but I've spent hours searching and am in dire need of help! I'm trying to run Ubuntu 14.04 headless and remotely login via VNC from Windows. I've read many posts that ...
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14.10: Screen freezes randomly

Sometimes my screen just freezes in total, except for the mouse pointer. With the last freeze some minutes ago, it was possible to get into the console (Ctrl+Alt+F1). When entering the console I got ...
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On 14.10, nonstop problems trying to get intel i915 and Nvidia 860M to play together

I must have spent 3 total days on this, and I keep running in circles. Essentially I just want to do this: Use the intel i915 drivers as the main display drivers Have NVidia drivers installed Be ...
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Dual Monitors with AMD video cards

First off, I'm a little new here. So please forgive me if I'm making any mistakes with my first post here. I need a bit of help here. I have a system with two AMD graphics chips in it. My primary one ...
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XServer not working after trying to install ros

I tried to build ros from sources following this guide. After some time I saw some weird behaviour, so I restarted my laptop and now I see nothing. I tried to re-install xserver-org via apt-get, but ...
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Can't get my refresh rate right

After reading tons and tons of manuals and forums about the problem I need to ask myself, because I can't figure out what's wrong. In my new PC there's a GTX 660 connected to LG Flatron L1730S using ...
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Can't create custom screen resolution, and terminals are inaccessible

I've been trying to get this to work for a long time, and Google has been no help although there are many suggestions. I have a second monitor plugged in by a DVI to VGA converter. My Nvidia card and ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 + AMD 6550m

I got a HP DV6 3240 Notebook with a powerxpress video card, AMD HD 4200m + HD 6550m. It works very well with Ubuntu 14.10 + open source xorg drivers. But unfortunately i need some catalyst functions, ...
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How to make xorg aware of screen size

I have a Macbook Pro 15" with Retina display. Unfortunately, this means that text and everything else is painfully small on the built-in display by default. Adapting my interface to the resolution can ...
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Synaptics disable touch detection on trackpad section

I am using a 2nd-gen Thinkpad X1 carbon, which implements the dedicated trackpoint buttons virtually at the top of the touchpad. Using the new-ish "SoftButtonAreas" setting in synaptics, I have set ...
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Login screen shows grains

I've installed Ubuntu-12.04-LTS-desktop-i386 on AMD desktop recently. No problem on recovery mode but it shows grains like screen on normal boot. I can't even read anything.
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How to find recovery mode video driver?

I've installed Ubuntu-12.04-LTS-desktop-i386 on AMD desktop recently. It will not work with normal boot but recovery mode. It shows grains like screen on normal boot.
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Screen turns off immediately after X starts

Yesterday I disconnected my HDMI monitor, and connected to another monitor while the system was running. The resolution was now too high for the new monitor (1280x720 monitor was showing the 1920x1080 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes upon re-activating after lock screen

Since today my systems seems to freeze whenever I lock it by pressing Ctrl+ALT+L and then try to unlock it. I am using a dual monitor setup I have read AskUbuntu Post to get it working, and upon ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 GeForce 740M nvidia drivers

I am having issues installing the nvidia drivers for the 740M GPU. I am using Ubuntu 14.04. The kernel's version is 3.16.0-031600-generic. I tried installing nvidia-319 and nvidia-319-dev, but ...
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Sound issue on Xubuntu 14.04.1 when using multiple X window

The issue is that my sound volume setting keeps changing itself whenever I switch X window from my desktop (Ctrl + Alt + F7) to the one I use to run a Wine game (Ctrl + Alt + F8). The setting it ...
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ubuntu 14.04.2 - what nvidia drivers for CUDA

after installing cuda toolkit and cuda samples via runfile installation (nvidia driver installed separately - NVIDIA binary driver - version 340.76 from nvidia-340 (open source))) after running ...
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How to run Intel and Nvidia graphics card driver both on desktop?

I'm trying to get Intel and Nvidia graphics card working together with two monitors. One monitor should use the Intel card and the other the Nvidia card. Of course, I want to use only one keyboard and ...
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hdmi not showing up in xrandr

Everything used to work until recently. Now, whenever I connect my HDMI monitor to my laptop nothing happens. Running xrandr doesn't show the HDMI output. Can anyone help out? I've been trying to fix ...
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How do I constrain the usable area of my touchpad for two finger input?

Thanks to an answer to a question I previously asked, I was able to make it so that the two buttons on the touchpad of my Asus laptop were excluded from the area that is used to move the mouse. ...
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play video on ubuntu server

I have ubuntu server running, no xorg,x11,desktop. There are some videos in the server hdd. On a remote machine I can access them using samba or plex. The server machine has its own monitor+audio (its ...
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Cannot install Xorg Edgers fglrx

I was following this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka5gBMlo-zo And following it step by step. I decided to add the stable ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates afterwards tried installing fglrx and ...
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Intel Core i3-4* Graphics don't work on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to get Ubuntu 12.04 work with a Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 with an Intel Core i3-4130T. Ubuntu boots but when I login everything is flickering. Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't even detect the monitor. It ...
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How to create new Magic Cookie?

I've been searching around on Google but I cannot find my answer on how to create a new MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE. I recently did a reinstall and I had copied over my files from a backup back into my home ...
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X doesn't start anymore on 12.04 LTS after HWE upgrade

12.04 LTS asked me to upgrade my "HWE" since the current one was no longer supported. I performed HWE upgrade and now Ubuntu comes up with a black screen and doesn't start. Using the "Recovery" boot ...
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Screen freezes but all else continues

The last few days (about a week now), I have been having some weird issues with 14.10. Whilst working away, watching a video or anything trivial for that matter, my screen randomly freezes. What's ...
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How do I install NVIDIA drivers in Ubuntu GNOME 14.10? [duplicate]

I have just built my first custom PC with a GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics card. I've installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 and get a set resolution of 800x600 stretched across a 1080p screen. I've downloaded the ...
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Struggling to get Kodi running on Ubuntu Server 14.04.2

I've just finished building a new machine and installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS (typical install from USB flash drive). I'm currently having issues trying to get Kodi up and running (I suspect) ...
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Ran nvidia-xconf as root, NVIDIA X-server settings utility still says I'm not using Nvidia X driver

I have an Nvidia GT 740M graphics card on my HP envy-j049tx. Running 14.04 UbuntuMATE. I wanted to use the proprietary Nvidia drivers in place of the noveau ones. Using the installation instructions ...
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Latest version of NVIDIA driver that supports bumblebee/prime

NVIDIA driver with version higher that 331 gives a black screen on boot. Apparently, messing up xrandr/xorg configs. I did not find some clear solution on this and the only working driver version for ...
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Ubuntu-desktop not working when suspend/resume or connecting an external monitor -after upgrade this week (14.04)

I was happily using 14.04 with my Lenovo Y50. When I installed it, I had some troubles making my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB works with hardware acceleration, etc, but at the end everything was OK. ...
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How do I install ChominumOS and run it as a seperate X Session?

I'm exploring different options on how to install ChromniumOS on my desktop (x86_64) PC which is currently running Ubuntu 14.10. I tried the following methods first: Duel Booting the two, but ...
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Screen freezing after installing i386

So after installing i386, my screen starts to freeze every time I start doing anything resource intensive. This leads me to have to perform a hard reset. Freeze is defined as: all processes keep ...
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Xrandr gives “Failed to get size of gamma for output default”

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 64-bits on a Desktop but the graphics were too slow (windows opening, minimizing, etc) and someone suggested my that the graphic card accelarator shouldn't be ...
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Ubuntu Gnome fails at startup

I just install Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 on my laptop. It started just fine, and I installed updates by: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get upgrade $ sudo reboot It's now stuck at Startup with following ...
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How to create xorg.config file?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a VM and my tutorial requires a xorg.config file, which I can't find. I was looking it up and it said it's not default any more, but I can't seem to understand any ...
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Ubuntu stuck after login, supposedly due to OpenGL issues

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 14.04 about half a year ago, and so during my usage the system boot experience has been getting worse and worse: there were no problems with the initial startup, but ...
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After upgrade ubuntu 14.04.1 to 14.04.2 unity won't start

After upgrade my system using Command dist-upgrade and restart system, I log in to my account but unity wont start I See background for a few seconds and then only black screen and cursor. So I try ...
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gedit not working in ssh session: Autolaunch error: X11 initialization failed

when I try using gedit in an SSH Session, I get this: max@amancer:/etc$ gedit SWARM.txt ** (gedit:24616): WARNING **: Befehlszeile »dbus-launch --autolaunch=b3945c581ae43ae601b4b5190000000c ...
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ubuntu 14.10 - lightdm can't start unity. Bad xorg config?

When I try to login with lightdm my monitors go dark and then switch off before taking me back to the lightdm login screen. I get a message telling me: Could not switch to the monitor configuration ...
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Wine, no sound at X :1

sound for Wine-1.7.34 works at :0 open a new X session at :1 lets make audio possible at :1 with: usermod -a -G audio $USER #requires re-login pax11publish -D :1 -e DISPLAY=:1 ck-launch-session ...
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How to properly use latest Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 14.04

As a newer Ubuntu user switching from Windows a few months ago (and couldn't be happier), I have to seek help with the proprietary Nvidia drivers. I've only been able to get the nvidia-331-updates ...
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Second display won't work with nvidia drivers

I have recently installed Ubuntu but the drivers from x.org are not so good, because: the display with NVidia graphics card (plugged by HDMI) has some problems server x from x.org nouveau driver ...
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Middle-button paste stops working under VirtualBox

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 in VirtualBox under OSX and for some reason pasting with the middle mouse button stops working after a while. If I start a new rxvt pasting works fine but after a while (I'm ...
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What's the correct driver to use with a GeForce 6150SE nforce 430 on lubuntu 14.10?

I've tried three other posts about how to install drivers for NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 Video Drivers for Onboard GeForce 6150SE Nvidia geforce 6150-unity 3d won't work The problem ...
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How do I stop X Server from giving me a black screen in 8 bit (256 colour) mode?

So I'm trying to run a program that only works with 256 colours. I try startx -- :1 -depth 8 vt8. However, this gives me a black screen when I switch to the 8th virtual terminal. What am I doing ...
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ligthDM session to my SSH XServer

Hi I've got a windows PC in which I'd want to turn into a X TErminal ... got XMing server running to handle my X11. I can ssh into my ubunto desktop over SSH (With X11 forwarding) and successfully ...