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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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??
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Ubuntu CPU load

I'm new to Linux world and I have a problem with my fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit. My processor is Intel® Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz × 2 with 4 GB of ram and GeForce 8600 GT/PCIe/SSE2. When ...
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How to restart X server with the old key combination (ctrl -alt - backspace) in 14.04 [duplicate]

I know that since 11.04 the keyboard short-cut of Ctrl+Alt+Backspace has been disabled by default. However at least as recently as 12.04 you were able to enable it via the Keyboard GUI: The ...
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System hangs frequently [closed]

Environment System spec : Lenovo ideapad U310 Haswell-based Pentium 3556U CPU, 4GB RAM, no discrete graphics. Installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS with gnome-fallback session (from official repo) Repository ...
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Xrandr error when using using 2560x1440 monitor

I have an 2560x1440 monitor on an Intel HD graphics adapter. Since Intel HD cannot by default drive a display higher than 1920x1200, I used in Ubuntu 12.04 the following trick (derived from ...
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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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Which command line commands enable “mirror” feature in the screen display GUI?

I'm mirriong a laptop with LCD TV through HDMI cable. Everytime I reboot I have to go to: System Settings --> Screen Display to enable mirroring again. Hence, I'm planning to write a bash ...
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How to setup this X server as a service with upstart?

This is the script I have to make my X Server up and running... The goal is to make it restart in case of a crash... description "X server" start on runlevel [2534] stop on runlevel [!2534] script ...
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unity not loading? No taskbar, no alt-ctrl-T, just blank screen with background

New user here still trying to figure things out. I've switched GPUs and, when I did, it now won't load anything but the desktop background. I was able to get into a browser because I had a photo on ...
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xinput not working for changing touchscreen's Coordinate Transformation Matrix

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and am trying to get my touchscreen to be calibrated. I attached the touchscreen to my laptop and if I extend my desktop the touchscreen's x coordinate gets mapped across ...
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Upgrade X to Saucy on Precise

I've installed the Saucy latest kernel with by installing the following package: linux-image-generic-lts-saucy Everything is working great, no problems. I am, however, running into issues with X ...
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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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Frequent kernel panics always accompined by severe graphical glitching. Is my machine possessed or in need of a new motherboard?

Ubuntu 14.04 I'm having incredibly frequent kernel panics that have been getting worse for the last week, after I installed and then removed Gnome and GDE. At this point, it is almost impossible to ...
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Install latest intel-video driver on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having troubles when capturing video with guvcview, in a random way the Xorg server crashes and the session is restarted. I made a post on Xorg list and they suggest me install the latest intel - ...
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Nvidia after upgrade 12.04 to 14.04

I have some weird behaviour from nvidia drivers so far. My systemparts that are involved: nvidia GTX 560 Two Screens Ubuntu 14.04, fresh update from 12.04, When I execute sudo nvidia-settings and ...
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what is the difference between fglrx & Ati official drivers?

What is the difference between this driver & this? Are both same but first placed in repository?
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Unity crashes unexpectedly, no option for recovery

Sometimes it occurs that my Unity session crashes just like that - no window decorations, no panel, but whatever was going on in the background continues, like music playback. Problem is though it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 kvm instance has low resolution

I have a kvm guest instance of Ubuntu 14.04 running with a vga type video device. I do not have a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, I am letting X autoconfigure the video and all devices. When X comes up, the ...
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Help Me Config xorg.conf to use driver “intel” for 14.04

According to Intel, Ubuntu already has the latest Intel driver build into release 14.04 for the integrated models. Background: My wife decided to Upgrade my Ubuntu based PVR and it happened to be ...
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Nvidia gets a black screen after a few seconds on a game

I have a geforce gt 630 and Ubuntu 14.04. I installed the driver using: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 It works fine, but a few ...
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External monitor/outputs not dectected

When I plug in an external monitor, Ubuntu doesn't detect its existence and won't output anything to it. The laptop is a Toshiba P50 with the 4th generation i7 and just the integrated intel video ...
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Thinkpad with Optimus in low graphics mode after upgrade to 14.04

I upgraded my TP W520 with Optimus from 13.10 to 14.04 Under 13.10 optimus worked will. Setup with the following: ...
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Ubuntu does not load open source video driver [closed]

My notebook uses ATI Radeon HD3650 as the graphical card, and runs ubuntu 13.04 32bit. I use open source video driver for it (radeon), but it seems that this driver is not loaded by ubuntu, then it ...
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The system freezes a lot and dmesg gives an error in Nvidia drivers

I faced constant system freezing in Ubuntu under both Unity and Gnome shell. So I came to Arch. In Arch also im facing the same issue. I tried many things in these forums but nothing helped. Please ...
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Who reads `/etc/default/keyboard`?

And I do not care about the console here (I care about X11)... I see in /var/log/Xorg.0.log that my X-server picks up xkb_rules evdev from somewhere I can’t find. It also seems to take xkb_model and ...
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Find X-Window Name

I am using a script called SendKeys (https://github.com/kyoto/sendkeys) which I want to use to send keyboard strokes to Skype. I am able to get SendKeys to works perfectly with pluma (a text editor) ...
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incorrect nvidia x server settings

I am trying to configure an nvidia graphics card (ASUS nVidia GT 218 GEForce 8400 GS) with a 1204 Ubuntu machine (64 bit). The computer also contains its motherboard Intel graphics card. I need this ...
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Having a problem with xorg.conf for a problematic monitor

I have two Westinghouse 26" L2610NW monitors that I run off of a GeForce GT X660. The graphics card has two DVI (one Digital, one analog), and an HDMI out. I run my primary display (Screen 0) off of ...
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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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3m ergo mouse wheel scrolling 14.04

I hope someone can help with this. Previously in Ubuntu 12 I was able to follow these instructions to get my mouse wheel to work. In 14.04, the hal-* functions no longer work and I cannot seem to find ...
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Problems with drivers for ATI Radeon 4500 after upgraded to 14.04

I upgraded to 14.04 and have managed to break by graphics drivers. I'm not even sure where I'm at now. I have a Dell Studio 15 with a ATI Radeon 4500 video card. I know this is no longer supported by ...
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Upgraded ubuntu from 13 to 14.03; x11 through ssh is not working

how to enable x11 forwarding in ssh config or sshd config with respect to Ubuntu 14.03 Following is the error: PuTTY X11 proxy: MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 data did not ...
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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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Ginn not recognizing Elan touchscreen with new evdev drivers

i have a lot of trouble getting the (indeed very nice) tool ginn to work. Out of the box it worked fine with my touchscreen. However, with the current version of the evdev drivers (in the repos), ...
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Dell XPS 15 L521x miniDisplay to VGA detects monitor but does not work

I have an Dell XPS 15 L521x Laptop with an HDMI and miniDisplay outputs only. The HDMI port works great but when I'm trying to connect to a VGA output using mini DP -> VGA adapter the OS detects the ...
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Text gets displayed during boot after Nvidia installtion [duplicate]

After installing latest nvidia drivers from xorg edgers ppa, the boot screen ( where it shows ubuntu logo) displays background process as text. Is there any way to restore the default boot screen ...
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Upgraded to 14.04 now the system is constantly freezing [closed]

Each 5 seconds the system freezes for a second, I can't move the mouse, the audio repeats the last second, I have no idea of what is causing it, but I have an laptop with nvidia optimus and I'm using ...
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ubuntu 14.04, how to set middle mouse emulation? (no taps, real buttons)

I looked for the topic, but I only find information on how to have middle click emulation (wheel click) using taps with N fingers. I want to have the emulation with the real buttons under the ...
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I have a problem with the projector

When I connect the cable of the projector to the laptop I have to work on the projector only and nothing appears on the laptop's screen. I want my work to appear in the laptop and in the projector ...
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf keeps getting renamed?

I am using /etc/X11/xorg.conf to configure xf86-input-mtrack. /etc/X11/xorg.conf keeps getting renamed after every 4 or so reboots. For example, it was renamed to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.0426201 recently. ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 cannot recognizes HDMI

I've a DELL XPS 15 with NVidia Optimus tech, and after Ubuntu upgrade it can't recognize my HDMI/DisplayPort anymore. After connect my HDMI it just doesn't appear in my Display application. I know ...
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nvidia-settings crash while on Intel graphics

I've added the xorg-edgers PPA using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa. Then I've tried different packages, all with the same problem. I'm currently using nvidia-331 as it's working almost ...
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Error with installing the latest AMD graphics driver in 14.04

When I was installing the latest AMD graphics beta driver, I found that Ubuntu 14.04 can not load the desktop. After log in the screen only displays the the wallpaper and mouse cursor (mouse cursor ...
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fglrx no screen found on ubuntu 14.04

i upgraded my computer from 13.10 to 14.04, now my screen goes black after booting, but i can access tty1. after a little experimenting, i tried using start x it gave me this error (from ...
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How do I get switchable graphics to work on my Samsung RF711 With Intel HD & GeForce 540M Graphics cards on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have an Samsung RF711 Intel Core i7 laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. This comes with two graphics cards - the Intel one (which runs by default) and an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M (which I have ...