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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Dual-monitor windows not loosing focus

Is there a way to make sure that when a window is clicked on Screen #1, whatever window that has focus on Screen #2 remains focused as well? For example, a full-screen video game is running on Screen ...
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mapping extra mouse buttons

I have SteelSeries Sensei mouse with extra buttons: 8 9 10 11. I want to map them as follows: 8: Shift_L, 9: CTRL_L, 10: PAGE_DOWN, 11: PAGE_UP I spent hours looking for solutions. problems with ...
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acer v3-572g sceen blank on login after nvidia driver

Hi my gf wants ubuntu (14.04) on her acer v3-572g. She needs the Nvidia 840m for games but still wants to use the Intel igpu for power saving. I get the nvidia 340 drivers installed for the 840m and ...
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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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Nvidia 840m Boots to Blank Screen Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Ubuntu but I have been trying to get my Nvidia 840m graphics drivers working correctly for months. My set up - HP Envy 15 - i7 - 8GB - Nvidia 840m graphics I have installed the Nvidia ...
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How to reduce screen resolution when X does not report any?

I have a Acer XB280HK display and NVIDIA card. Since Linux is not ready for 4k resolution yet, I don't want to be using it on my desktop. I want to set 1920x1080. This works in Windows with 120Hz ...
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X crashing frequently and continuosly

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit (I believe). Recently, my desktop/window manager has been freaking (for lack of a better word) out on me. It freezes, breaks, splits, pixelates. Currently I am using ...
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xorg uses massive amount of RAM

I use ubuntu 14.04 with xorg 1.15.1 (package version 1:7.7+1ubuntu8). My computer has relatively long uptimes (ca two weeks) and after such time Xorg usually consumes half of its RAM, which is 3.5GB. ...
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Nvidia 840M driver installation Acer E5-571

After a lot of trying and installing I don't know anything more to I can do to get this running. I am having trouble installing the current Nvidia proprietary driver 346.35 on a Nvidia 840M graphics ...
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Thinkpad T440p Docking - dual monitor problems

I have a Thinkpad T440p in an UltraDock with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 installed. The T440p includes the optimus graphics system (nvidia + intel). I have two monitors attached to the UltraDock. One is ...
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X.org is allocating more than 900MB of RAM but xrestop says ~1/40th of that is actually used; how I force it to free the rest without restarting X?

So X.org is allocating an insane amount of RAM: right now 910MB (according to the RES column in htop), second only to Firefox (really Nightly) (at just over 1GB) and trailed by GNOME Shell (at only ...
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Has xorg deleted the nvidia 343 package?

I'm following this answer to get my GTX 970 working, however before installing nvidia-343 I noticed that I couldn't find the package on xorgs site: ...
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14.04 Can't login after NVIDIA install + Network not available

I have tried to install NVIDIA (for using CUDA) on my notebook running 14.04. I took the driver from here and hopefully followed the steps from the second answer here. I did this after I first tried ...
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How do I implement a change in xorg.conf when I don't have one?

A while back I got some help in taking control of the clickable area of my laptop's touchpad. To make the solution permanent, the answer suggests I add a one line entry to my computer's xorg.conf ...
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How can I xprop or xwininfo Gnome-Do?

I need to see the X properties of the Gnome-Do popup window, in regard to this question that I asked earlier. The problem is that as soon as the Gnome-Do window loses focus it closes, so I can't ...
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Dual monitor setup, why does NVidia 346 crash and only detect one giant screen?

I'm using: Alienware M14xR2 laptop running Ubuntu 14.10 2 * DELL U2412M monitors attached via HDMI and VGA Optimus graphics (Intel + nVidia GeForce GT 650M) running with nvidea-346 and nvidia-prime, ...
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Desktop Environments Incorrect After SLiM Install

I am working on making an automated install based off of Lubuntu using Debian Installer so that the install is as automated as possible (a few inputs at the very beginning). So far I am mostly pleased ...
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Xorg consumes 100% CPU 14.04.1 LTS

Running on VM ESXi 5.5, Linux VM Ubuntu 64-bits 14.04.1 LTS, 8 cores system Xorg eating up 100% CPU time on one core System is running slow, Vsphere client console is not responding at all! Has ...
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Fully uninstall X server

I was playing around with the x server and LXDE in ubuntu server and installed it using the command sudo apt-get install xorg lubuntu-desktop. When I went to uninstall it, by using the command sudo ...
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How do you install a GUI on Ubuntu Server in Google Compute Engine (GCE)?

I deployed an Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS Virtual Machine (VM) in the Google Compute Engine. However, I am unable to make the GUI to start. I followed all the steps found in ...
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AMD graphics problem - black screen!

I have a laptop HP Pavilion g6-1075er with Ubuntu 12.04 and AMD Radeon HD 6470M on board. I had default graphics configuration but some problems with xorg occurred. I had black screen, but I was able ...
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Is it possible to eliminate tearing during normal usage on my multi-monitor setup?

I have 4 monitors connected to my PC, 3 computer monitors and 1 TV. They all should run at 60hz, except for my gaming monitor, which runs at 144hz. My problem: When watching video, or even just ...
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DRM_IOCTL_I915_GEM_CONTEXT_DESTROY failed

After I got stuck in login, I install Ubuntu 14.04 again. When I try to run my program, I got this error: XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0" after 293 ...
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Screen problem with ATI drivers but not with X.org

Whenever I restart the X session, either from a suspension or a screen lock, the screen is a mesh of lines where I can not even see the mouse. To make it work I switch to another session (say, ...
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Fullscreen YouTube video crash

I am running Ubuntu 14.10. I was listening to this YouTube video: http://www.infinitelooper.com/?v=-tJYN-eG1zk&p=n When I decided to make it full screen, but it didn't want to go, so I very ...
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Gnome-session broken for specific account, works for other accounts

Running Ubuntu 12.04, I installed Gnome-shell (Gnome 3) and used it for some days with no problem. Yesterday, I broke it following this sequence of events: I played with the accessibility menu in ...
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Desktop screen stops responding unless I switch to terminal screens

I seem to be running into a very strange issue that I cannot pin down or find the answer to, mainly because I can seem to describe the issue properly to search. Here are the symptoms. At some point ...
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Gvim shows wrong color for highlight color names on 14.04

Freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 and built gvim 7.4 on it, I just discovered that the colors gvim picked were all wrong for the pre-defined color names, like the name "Green" within: :hi _Green_NONE ...
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I Ran startx From Terminal as SU Now I Can't Log In

I ran startx while in SU mode from terminal while already logged into Ubuntu desktop. This was probably really stupid, I know. The screen immediately went completely black. I rebooted, now every time ...
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solved - X + NVIDIA Problems, no GLX or video applications work, but monitor is at full resolution

Xubuntu 14.04, 760 GTX. installed the proprietary driver immediately after installation and removed the nouveau driver. steam games, parole, and emerald/compiz all error out. since x has this crazy ...
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Screen tearing for minor screen updates

This is an issue which I am facing after a run into EDID issues from my monitor. In a system where everything was working perfectly fine, one day, I boot up to get a low resolution display on my ...
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Black x instead of coursor after update

I got Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 and after I did an update today it shows me a black x instead of an arrow for the cursor and I cannot see the top and the left menu. Any idea what happened and how can I fix ...
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“I cannot find a working X window system”

I am trying to install Electron Direct Methods (edm: http://www.numis.northwestern.edu/edm/) code on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit, standard install. This requires a standard configure - make - make install ...
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Graphics on 4K Sager NP8651 (Clevo P650SE NVIDIA GTX970M + Intel 4600HD) Can't Change Resolution

I recently purchased a Sager NP8651 with both NVIDIA 970M and an Intel 4600HD on the Haswell chip. By default, the Nouveau drivers are loaded (no hardware found in "Additional Drivers"). I have tried ...
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Activating installed Nvidia videa drivers

I Have installed several video drivers from the software centre and I have installed the official driver from Nvidia.com and none of them show up in the additional drivers application. I did what this ...
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Find out my user's group name without a terminal

I have managed to break my X server, and am trying to attempt the solution offered in this page. I only have one user on the system, but I have no idea what its group name is, which means I can't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Wont detect second monitor connected to second graphics card

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and have 2 HD 7970's that I prefer to run in "Crossfire Disabled" mode to keep my temps lower. I have a 1440p display and a 1080p display. However, With crossfire off and ...
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I only have one display resolution

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 32bits in a netbook Noblex nt1001. At first the screen went black from the begining, so I run GRUB in "nomodeset" but failed in finding a driver in the conventional way so ...
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Xinerama: Moving 3D Application Windows causes severe lag and sound distortion

I've been having this issue for quite some time now, but only recently managed to locate the problem itself. What happens is that whenever moving windows that contain 3D graphics, the whole system ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is not booting after altering a text file in gedit, how to fix?

After failing to adjust my screen brightness in Ubuntu in various ways, I tried the following guided by an answer in askubuntu. I opened the following text file sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf It ...
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High load when using “Scale for menu and title bars” on Nvidia proprietary driver

I have a 3200x1800 screen and use the "Scale for menu and title bars" setting at 2.0 to make text and buttons large enough to use with my eyesight. It looks great and works. However, the load on the ...
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How to get paths for default theme icons folders?

I have a desktop file, for Icon i set it to myIconName. Now I have multiple sized PNGs for my icon. I need to find the paths to the default theme icon folders, cross-OS-Linux solution, so I can drop ...
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Edge scrolling is working fine but two finger scrolling had stopped working?

After reinstalling xorg, my two finger scrolling of the touchpad stopped working though edge scrolling is working perfectly. I tried different solutions but none of them work. My original ...
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Key-repeat does not work after running OpenGL program with nvidia-331-updates on Ubuntu 14.10x64

earlier today I switched to the proprietary NVidia drivers to be able to develop some programs with OpenGL4.2+. Since then I have noticed various changes to the system, e.g. the mousewheel is much ...
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X server not working after software update

I am runing Ubuntu 14.04. I recently did a software update. Now the system does not log into X anymore. After the purple Ubuntu logo screen it goes to a black screen with not blinking cursor. I did ...
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Changes in /etc/lightdm.conf.d/*conf or /etc/lightdm.conf makes any difference

I am trying to make my lightdm use a correct setup of my displays both for login and session. I have most likely misunderstood something here, but by reading the wiki I did the following: I have ...
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SSH X windows pipe error message

SSH X windows pipe is successful in displaying a calculator first time out, not satisfied by this I am curious to know what this error message is trying to tell me. ** (gcalctool:3556): WARNING **: ...
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Upgrade Xorg drivers breaks multiple display monitor Nvidia card Quadro610M [Ubuntu14.04]?

I recently upgraded the xserver drivers xserver-xorg-core and xserver-common to their latest versions (1.15.1-0ubuntu2.6). Ever since I am unable to correctly get a dual monitor setup working. Before ...
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Black Screen with an X as a cursor

Hi I have a program called Emulationstation. http://emulationstation.org I run this program at start up and edited /etc/profile with this and put it to the bottom and save [ -n "${SSH_CONNECTION}" ] ...
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How do I make the windows move at the same refresh rate as my monitor?

I'm using the NVIDIA binary driver version 331.113. I go into the NVIDIA x server settings and change the refresh rate to 144hz, and it works fine. the games and mouse all move at 144hz, but I ...