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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Cursor moves when I tap the touchpad to click (xorg.conf problem)

This may seem as a duplication of: Synaptics Touchpad - cursor moves around when just 'tapped' after Ubuntu 12.04 upgrade I tried that solution and it works! Setting the FingerHigh and ...
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Previous frame seems to flicker in any type of window

Recently my 14.04 setup has run into some strange problem. Basically almost all windows (often) start flickering the "previous frame" (or that is what it feels like). There doesn't seem to be any ...
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vmware player xorg driver broke after ubuntu 12.04 LTS automatic system update on 06/07/2014

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a virtual machine on a Windows 7 host using vmware player 6.0.2. On Sat. 06/07/2014, Ubuntu performed an automatic system update as it does regularly, however after ...
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Why does Unity not extend to my 2nd monitor, even when it is displaying an X-Screen?

I recently added a 2nd video card to my system, but unity refuses to extend my desktop over to the second screen. Although the secondary monitor initialises when I boot and I can move the mouse cursor ...
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New Nvidia Graphics card drivers

Hi I am writing this as I have an issue with my Nvidia drivers. I have a Nvidia 750Ti running on a Xubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have had problems with my nvidia drivers before and solved them using this ...
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How to configure X - or make it recognize serial mouse?

Installation of 14.04 went OK with a USB mouse, but after that I attached a serial mouse to the single COM port of my rig and Ubuntu did not recognize it. Being a newbie in Linux I wandered by the ...
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Change default display of the Ubuntu screen

Currently I am working on a customize device (just like tablet) which has Ubuntu 12.10. Now I have to restructure the screen of that device. I have added sample design of the screen. We are getting ...
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Computer starts, then asks for login, and then crashes

I recently replaced my REALLY old windows OS with Ubuntu, and it looks like it works at first glance. When I attempt to log in, however, it accepts my username and password, then goes into what I ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 unity broken no launchbar menu bar

I tried installing nvidia 331.79 driver from xorg-edger ppa, but after installation the unity is broken that no launchbar and no menu bar. The login screen worked properly but right after I logged in ...
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Unity not Working 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64. I did a sudo apt-get upgrade yesterday and restarted my PC. Now my taskbar and panel are missing. When I try to restart Unity using unity --replace Then I get error: ...
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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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My Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't maintain the monitor's resolution I've set through nvidia driver-xorg.conf

I have a clean installation of Ubuntu 14.04; I've also installed the nvidia-driver on my GeForce 9800 GT(v.331.38, proprietary drivers of Ubuntu), set the resolution 1280x720 and save it through ...
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Ubuntu won't start after updating nvidia drivers from X-swat PPA

I tried to update the nvidia drivers using: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-current After this, I rebooted my pc, launch Ubuntu, ...
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What is the command that PgDn / PgUp executes?

By that I mean is there a command I could type into the terminal then click on a window behind, and It is scrolled up / down, and then turn this into a custom shortcut? xdotool key Next or xdotool ...
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Desktop background will not load after performing aticonfig --adapter=all --ovt=opengl

I am trying to get Eagle to work on ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I run Eagle and open a schematic the display is not refreshing/redrawing correctly. One solution that I found was to install the flgrx ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 hangs at startup after installing fglrx

After installing the new AMD Catalyst beta driver (14.6), my system hangs at the boot screen, however I am able to access the TTY terminals. I installed fglrx as follows: Downloaded the drivers ...
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Dual-Monitor with Nvidia GTX 660 not detecting second Monitor

I've been trying this dual-monitor set-up for the last 2 weeks but with no success. I've readed tones of forums and tutorials but nothing seems to work. I'm trying to get both screens through the 2 ...
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Touchpad not working after connecting hdmi cable

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 2 weeks back on my new laptop along side Windows 8. 1. And it was working fine. But yesterday after I connected Ubuntu with my TV using the HDMI cable, the cursor/ pointer ...
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how to open cygwin's xemacs on an ubuntu's active xorg server?

I have a windows box and an ubuntu box. ubuntu start up completed, obviously with Xorg server running without any problems. ran the command: xhost + so that there should NOT be any problems ...
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Download read-edid 3.0.1 to read edid for modern PC with ic2?

Where can I download the read-edid 3.0.1 package for 12.04..? Update: Found on [https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/utopic/amd64/read-edid/3.0.1-2][1] But failed # get-edid > edid This is read-edid ...
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xmodmap pointer setting doesn't affect all applications

I have a laptop designed for windows 8 and running ubuntu 14.04. Because it is designed for windows 8, the touchpad is backwards. The scroll bars on the side and top are reversed so that it feels like ...
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Second NVidia Graphics Card

My computer has a NVIDIA Quadro 1800 FX card, and I just bought a second one, in order to run four monitors. I'm using the proprietary NVIDIA driver, and the second GPU shows up in the NVIDIA X ...
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Deactivate middle mouse for one (KDE) application

I really like the middle mouse paste function. Makes life easy. But... once in a while I have a very important document, or code, which I CANNOT mess up. Thus, I would like to disable the middle ...
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Logitech G27 Steering Wheel - feedback not working properly

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit LTS and am trying to use a Logitech G27 Steering Wheel and Pedals. Everything but the steering feedback is working fine. I can test the feedback with fftest: (note the ...
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Configuration for three display setup with two Nvidia cards?

I have two video adapters: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 and a three LCD displays connected to them. Here's the topology illustrated graphically: [ GTX 570 ] === HDMI ===> Philips 273ELH #0 ...
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Problems with XServer and Nvidia: no screens found

I tried booting my PC this morning and everything looked much bigger (e.g. the boot menu) than usually. The XServer failed to start (as the below output states): X.Org X Server 1.15.1 Release Date: ...
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Dual-screen instead of only one screen

Since the upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, I have problems with my screens. My video card is a Radeon HD 7870, it uses the fglrx-updates driver. My main screen is a 24" with a resolution of ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: on Ubuntu Server

I've simply been trying to get Sublime Text 2 running on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on a Virtual Machine but also get the same error trying to run gedit so this leads me to believe it's an environment ...
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Nvidia X Server Settings Showing Blank Error

i'm using ubuntu 14.04 and i have Nvidia GF119M and Intel® Ivybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2 on me. I tried to switch my card to nvidia, but an error appeared and its blank. How do i get my nvidia to ...
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ubuntu 12.04.04 usb genius SlimStar 800 mouse stopped working

I have updated my ideapad y510 laptop and it seems after some updates the mouse stopped working. The mouse was working fine before but now it is not recognized anymore. I tried changing batteries and ...
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Cannot run a GUI app from cron

After doing a "sudo su -" on an Ubuntu 12.04 notebook I did a "crontab -e", added this: * * * * * env DISPLAY=:0.0 /usr/bin/gnome-calculator and waited for minutes. Nothing Happened. I don't have ...
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xrandr is being overriden, nvidia optimus dual screen setup

I have a Lenovo W530, with Optimus. I am running 14.04, using the nvidia driver. I can get to the point where Awesome boots, and xrandr can see all of my screens. My setup uses this: ...
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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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lxpanel does not load automatically

I just upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10, I had to repair the video driver and Xorg installation. After a long struggle I get it working but several problems remain: I am using LXDE (Lubuntu) desktop. ...
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Changing the keyboard layout turns off the numlock

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 with English and Greek keyboard layout and I have the following problem. When I toggle keyboard layouts (En->Gr or Gr->En) the num led turns off but I can print digits ...
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Intel graphics causes “speckles” on screen

Have just freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04, the screen is corrupted with 'speckles'. Screenshot below, Full resolution here. Graphics chipset is Intel HD Graphics 2500 Windows 7 installation on same ...
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Resolution changes after startup/login

I have been trying to use Gnome 3.8 / 3.10 / 3.12 since Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and no matter what I do it changes the screen resolution to 720p, instead of 1080p, so I have to manually set 1080p every ...
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Screen brightness not working in Ubuntu 14.04

My Lenovo Z570 has two GPU's, nVidia and Intell. Brightness control has no effect what so ever over the screen brightness, and because I've had some major issues in the past when I was trying to ...
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How is X started on Ubuntu?

I would like to know the exact process used by Ubuntu (if possible with location of configuration file) in order to start X (with lightdm). I did not find any precise, detailed and comprehensive ...
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no screen found in AMD

I have problem and my computer is 64 bit it was running good after restart i dont know whats wrong ? If anyone can help please ..  When i write startx  Fatal server error :  (EE) no screen found ...
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Xorg.conf is reset after every reboot

I have an Asus laptop with dual Intel / Nvidia graphics. I've changed the screen resolution in Nvidia settings manager, and clicked "Save to x configuration...". I can see in gedit that the file is ...
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How to disable x11 support in dbus packages?

I have console application that uses dbus. That does not starting because dbus compiled with x11 support. How to remove it? I tried to recompile package dbus with --disable-x11,but it does not help, ...
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“Could not write bytes broken pipe” error on 12.04 LTS

I have installed Kali Linux in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Then I tried to create a common shared folder between the guest and the host. I installed additional plugins for shared folder, it ...
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How to use fglrx proprietary driver for dual ATI Radeon HD 5670 CrossfireX in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have tried to use fglrx proprietary driver for ATI Radeon HD 5670 in Ubuntu 14.04 but when I install it (using either apt-get or the "Additional Drivers" tab in "Software & Updates" application) ...
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Urgent Troubles With Screen Resolution [duplicate]

I fresh-installed linux-ubuntu and the screen resolution was at 1280x1024 or something close to that (not my native 1920x1080). I searched how to fix that, tried everything to no avail. I have tried: ...
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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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How to install X11 Xevie extension to compile Xevie-based programs

Is there a command to install Xevie (for X11 programming) from repository? (so that Xevie.h will be available for programming) I need it to compile this sample in Qt Creator: /* xeviedemo.c */ ...
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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??