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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Has the kernel panic'd when Ctrl-Alt-F1/F2/…F7 don't work anymore?

I'm trying to learn (refresh, actually) stuff about X and vt* etc. I was fooling around, and somehow screwed up, hit a black screen, and even the usual Ctrl-Alt-F1/F2/...F7 to get to a Console didn't ...
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How to debug regular Switch Account failures to raise a good bug report

Switch Account regularly fails for me. One of the accounts I'm switching to/from is in group adm, the other not. Both users have the nopasswdlogin. I'm using the icon in the upper right hand corner ...
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Turning composite off in Unity

(Note: this question is related to: Can't get 3D vision working , I'm creating a "sub-question" in case someone could be interested in composite but not about nvidia stuff). To make it short: I ...
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what graphics drivers are now in use on this NVIDIA card?

Given the following /var/log/Xorg.0.log, which graphics driver is the X server currently using? This log is too confusing for me to parse (I had to snip hopefully irrelevant parts to be able to post ...
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How do I fix Unity from freezing and artifacts on my screen when I'm charging my laptop?

I woke up this morning to find my computer frozen and my graphics were not rendering correctly either. I had to press Ctrl + Alt + F1 to regain control of the system. At first I thought it was my ...
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Empty additional drivers tab after installing nvidia-319 and problem with nvidia-settings

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 x64. After installing nvidia-319-updates and nvidia-settings-319-updates I don't have anything in additional drivers tab of software and updates. Additionally when I ...
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Login screen looping after installing CUDA ToolKit on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - 32 bit version on my system. I did sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade. I installed the following packages - vim-gnome, python-matplotlib, ...
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How do I correctly connect multiple monitors using Display Port and Nvidia GeForce GT 730M/Intel HD 4600 hybrid graphics card

I recently bought a new Lenovo ThinkPad T440p. This laptop comes with a Nvidia GeForce GT 730M/Intel HD 4600 hybrid graphics card. I am now trying to connect the laptop with the Lenovo ThinkPad Ultra ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Mouse Cursor Flickering

My mouse cursor is flickering and disappearing on Ubuntu 13.10. I don't have a unknown monitor in the display settings.
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No Screens found on boot: xserver initial setup [duplicate]

Setup: I am a relatively new linux user but I decided to dual boot my new laptop with windows 8.1 and ubuntu. I created a bootable USB using Pen Drive linux installer ...
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x11vnc video is choppy after upgrading from 10.04 to 12.04

hoping for some help. i just installed precise 12.04 moving from backtrack (10.04) connecting via x11vnc using 10.04 i was able to connect via vnc without any issues. now i get very choppy video ...
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NVidia not working after most recent update

I updated today (06 Jan 2014), and X11 failed to boot. I tried running startx from a terminal login, and noted that it said that there were no screens found. I trued running nvidia-xconfig, and this ...
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After Login no window borders, sidebar or task bar - 13.10 Nvidia

Lenovo W530 (Nvidia) 13.10 64bit - after some updates and a reboot. Now just after normal login I log in I have no window borders, no sidebar or task bar. Have tried remove/purging and reinstall of ...
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X11 server delay/hanging at startup (Xubuntu 12.04)

The Xubuntu splash screen stays there for at least 5 minutes, often longer. Once the desktop finally comes up, everything runs normally. When booting without the splash screen, I see the mouse cursor ...
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Unity-greeter black screen on 13.10

I've recently installed ubuntu 13.10 64bit on a desktop (UEFI mode). After the plymouth splash i get a black screen. After some experiments I found a temporary solution: switch back to tty1 and ...
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X-Star DP2710 Monitors not recognized

I recently purchased two Korean IPS monitors, however, on plugging them in, all I was able to see was a flashing coloured screen, I've read elsewhere that this is related to EDID: $dmesg | grep edid ...
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Mouse suddenly broken in KDE 12.04, Gnome 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.04, works in Xfce

I recently did apt-get upgrade and hibernated my computer some hours later. When I started it again, the mouse was broken. Just as if it was unplugged (but it was not). I rebooted the computer and the ...
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bfgminer not catching xdotool

I'm trying to send a short sequence of keystrokes to bfgminer without bringing its window to focus, it is running in a gnome-terminal. #! /bin/bash xdotool key --window 25165831 p sleep 1 xdotool key ...
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Xorg problem after changing driver

I'm running Xubuntu 13.10 on a 64bit Machine, with kernel 3.11.0-15-generic. In the Settings panel > Software and updates, tab Additional drivers, I switched the default driver to a proprietary ...
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How do I reduce mouse sensitivity? 12.04

Every time I go into the mouse settings form, to move the sensitivity sliders, I accept the settings and it makes no difference. When I open the settings again, the sliders are all the way to the ...
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Emacs crashes X with nvidia drivers on 13.04

I just got a new Dell U2713HM monitor, and in order to get resolutions above 1600x1200 I had to install the official nvidia drivers (the card is a GT635). Things (eventually) got working, I have ...
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My GUI don't load after recent update

After a recent update (regular automatic system updates only) - probably affecting the NVidia driver - I can't open the GUI any more (either on system startup or by manually calling startx). This is ...
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How do you remap keys on ubuntu? Specifically the 'n' key to 'right alt' key

I have a Dell XPS L502x and a broken n key. I have Ubuntu installed besides Windows 7. I need help in remapping my n key to my right alt key. I have used keytweak for remapping in windows but I ...
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Blackscreen after upgrading to 13.10 from 13.04 [duplicate]

I have a black screen issue on boot after upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 without nomodeset kernel option. I am using Intel HD4000 gfx and I have installed intel gfx driver. With nomodeset kernel ...
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Why doesn't `exec startx` work in 13.10?

I am used to being able to launch a second X session in TTY8 with exec startx but instead I'm getting an error: X: user not authorized to run the X server, aborting. And then in TTY 8 I end up with ...
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Nvidia 331.20 X server not starting in lightdm

Before installing the new Nvidia 331.20 drivers on my Ubuntu 12.04 32bit I decided to update the kernel to 3.12.6 then I start to run the Nvidia update script. So I switched to terminal mode turned ...
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After apt-get upgrade system always boot to low-graphics mode

Some time ago I have installed xorg edgers nvidia 331 drivers for my Nvidia 420M with Ubuntu 13.10. Today I have run like always sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y && ...
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How can I determine what is blanking my screen?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 13.04 which drives a monitor in the hallway in our office. I use a scheduled task to turn the monitor on and off each day when people are out of the office. At the end ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 + Nvidia 173 (Dell Precision M60) - black screen, cannot boot

I upgraded a Dell Precision M60 which uses a NVIDIA GPU Quadro FX Go1000 (NV36GL) graphics card from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 today and now I cannot boot. Starting X flashes an NVIDIA logo briefly and ...
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HDMI not working in ubuntu with nvidia 555M (tried many things!)

I'm having difficulties in getting video out of my HDMI. I've searched a lot in forums, and after many tries and many destroyed xorg.conf files I'm at the starting point with no clue what to do. I ...
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XBMCbuntu no gui after killing xbmc using kill -9

I have been using XBMCbuntu for quite some time now(Xbmc 12.2 and ubuntu 12.10 packed as xbmcbuntu). For coming to the login screen from xbmc, I tried Shutdown->Quit. But it did not work. All I got ...
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After installing NVIDIA driver, X isn't showing

I recently installed the NVIDIA 319 driver from the Jockey window, and now X won't load! I'm stuck with a blinking cursor. I used to have the 304 drivers installed. How do I fix this?
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5% Xorg CPU usage after changing laptop brightness?

When I change brightness on the laptop with a laptop keys the brightness is behaving strangely for a couple of minutes, and Xorg eats 5% CPU during this time. I had the same effect on my previous ...
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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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Crashing of certain programs after continuing from suspend - noveau drivers

I have noticed certain programs won't work after I continue from suspend. Most things work OK, but for instance when I run Amarok and switch to "Context" tab (the one with graphic display of played ...
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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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How to set ubuntu to use specific graphic unit?

I tried lots of thnigs but nothing changed. I have lenovo y510p with dual nVidia GT750m graphic cards. With two graphic cards ubuntu doesn't boot normally.I tried to install and boot ubuntu with one ...
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The numlock light is reversed

When the light is on the pad works, and vica versa. I can't see how to change this, I have tried restarting with the button pressed down while the computer is off, but that didn't work. I suspect my ...
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lightdm and startx fail to start graphics mode; traces of Nvidia driver are involved

My Ubuntu 12.04 system boots to a text mode login prompt (virtual console #1) since I upgraded the kernel (using Ubuntu's automatic upgrade system). I was using an Nvidia driver that worked well until ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 Vostro 3500 Screen freezes [duplicate]

I've a Vostro 3500 with nvidia 310m. Often while moving the mouse, the screen completely freezes, but if I switch on another console (control alt f6) and then back on xorg (control alt f7) it works ...
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Installed some new software and added a user, now my first user crashes X and can't login

I am running Xubuntu 12.04. I installed dogecoind and made a new user called dogecoin. My first user, james, used to be the only one. It used to be set to auto log in. Now I have a choice between my ...
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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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Need help with xorg.conf for dual Radeon HD6450 video cards with 4 monitors

I am running 64-bit Ubuntu 13.10 with Unity and have dual (2) Radeon HD6450 video cards and 4 Hanns-G HL273 monitors. Each Radeon card is driving one monitor via DVI and the other via VGA. I am ...
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Latest Ubuntu LTS 12.04 updates killed my X server & samba setups under MythTV (again) 2013-12-23

I'm guessing it's the NVidia drivers again with the X, that's the thing that gets screwed up after updates 3 or 4 times a year since the new update schedule started. Tried all the things that fixed ...
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What is Xorg-Server Process?

What is the "real" process that runs when xorg-server is running? Are there two different processes for 32 and 64bit versions?
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Accidentally deleted usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d

Because there's where tochpad/mouse behaviour is stored, and connecting a USB mouse recently has messed up my touchpad settings. So I thought why not delete the settings, they'll get restored. ...
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cannot plot graph in gnuplot-x11

I am using gnuplot under ubuntu 12.04. When i type in terminal : Terminal Type Set to 'unknown' gnuplot> plot sin(x) it only shows next step: gnuplot> but it doesn't show the graph ...
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xserver-xorg-core update failed. Not fully installed or removed

I tried to update xserver by downloading xserver-xorg-core_1.14.5-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb from packages.ubuntu.com, and when I tried to install it it said: (Reading database ... 266118 files and ...