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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A part of a context menu cannot be closed

My computer is working slow at the moment, and after a right click on some area for opening a menu this rectange was shown but the menu wasn't loaded. I left-clicked out this rectangle but it hadn't ...
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Shift running X window (display environment) on SSH X11 forwarding

I want to see remotely some running GUI application without kill the current process, I have tried vnc and xrdp, xrdp opens a new blank session, so it is not for me, vnc is good, but not exactly what ...
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X does not start after 17 Dec update of nvidia

I am running 12.04 with 3.2.0-57-generic-pae kernel on a Lenovo w520 that has a nVidia card in it. I updated yesterday, (17,December, 2013), and the update included the following two nvidia updates: ...
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libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0:i386 not available on Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit; troubles with Adobe Air

I've been trying to install Adobe Air on my 64 bit Ubuntu machine. The first thing I tried was to follow this tutorial that symlinks the missing libraries, but it is under the impression that HAL was ...
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Accidentally removed network-manager & xorg, reinstalling them doesn't seem to fix it

I was doing a good deal of things today, when I accidentally ran the wrong command and things broke. It has been hard to figure out what caused what and for the sake of clarity, I am going to mention ...
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Blank Screen upon login after installing openGL

I have an Inspiron N5010 running Ubuntu13.10 64b. It uses Intal HD Graphics (i.e. no ATI/Nvidia graphics card) I need a software that uses OpenGL, and I installed multiple packages using synaptic ...
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Add custom resolution to dual monitor setup ubuntu 13

I switched from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu and now I have a resolution problem, before I had 2 * 1280x1024 now one is 1280x1024 and the other one 1152x864 I tried some console commands as shown below: cvt ...
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after upgrade to 13.10 gnome-terminal is black with no decoration or text. How to fix? [duplicate]

All window decoration is black. However scroll bars, maximize, minimize and exit buttons are active if one can find them. Separately, in the case of gnome-terminal, all text, whether prompts, std ...
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Triple screen desktop

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to have a triple monitor setup for the desktop. Here are my GPU cards : 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF110 [GeForce GTX 580] (rev a1) ...
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Easystroke type button action not triggered

I have configured Easystroke to define mouse-gestures for the forward and back navigation buttons for browsers. When I invoke these gestures in Chrome or in Firefox, Easystroke immediately detects ...
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Add clipboard event sounds

How can I add sound when system clipboard is updated? I use xclip under tmux, but other apps probably don't. Which interface should I use? Ideally this should work on all window managers (unless there ...
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Where to call xrandr before xmonad is running?

I'm currently using the default 12.04 precise login screen, and I'm using xmonad as my window manager. I'm trying to determine a good place to put an xrandr call before xmonad is loaded, otherwise ...
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How do I get OpenGL working on an Nvidia GeForce GT 750M?

So, what do I have: Acer Aspire V30772G laptop with an Intel video-chipset and an Nvidia Geforce GT 750M video-card Ubuntu 12.04 installed and updated, with the proprietary driver selected ...
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recent problem with bumblebee (13.04) MSI GE60

I'm on 13.4, optirun was working few days ago, and no more now. uname -a Linux bobby-OC 3.11.10-031110-generic #201311291453 SMP Fri Nov 29 19:54:20 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux pspci ...
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How to change monitor number?

I recently installed xmonad on Ubuntu 12.04.3 Precise Pangolin and the default keybindings are mod-w to switch to monitor 0 and mod-e to switch to monitor 1. Unfortunately my monitors are positioned ...
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Fatal server error: no screens found

I am trying to install a new graphics card (Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT) but am having problems. Whenever I boot I get to tty-1, and startx gives me a "Fatal server error: no screens found". I apparently ...
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Preventing app windows from changing workspaces when screen resolution changes

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS I have a Dell laptop with resolution 1400x900 attached to an external monitor with resolution 1920x1080. When I attach to the external monitor I close the laptop lid and ...
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evdev error opening gtco device

I've got an eInstruction electronic whiteboard which is handled by the gtco kernel module. The event layer looks sane enough to me. Out of the box, X.org didn't use that device, so I added the ...
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Nvidia Dual monitor settings reset on boot

I know this has been asked a thousand times, but none of the solutions here have worked for me. I'm using Xubuntu 12.04. I have an nvidia GeForce GT 630 card, using 2 identical monitors - one on the ...
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Trying to run Korean Crossover 27" 2560x1440 with Dispaly port but image looks crap

So, I've bought one of these 27" beasts (Crossover QHD) and currently I am trying to get the monitor running with a Thinkpad x220 seated in a docking station (according to its specs, it can drive two ...
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Restart X, restore still-running GUI programs (browser, etc)? [duplicate]

Every so often my 12.04 x64 desktop will hang, like if I'm abusing too many browser tabs or too many open programs. Mouse still moves, but desktop completely unresponsive, can't click on anything, ...
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf Not displaying any text (Ubuntu 13.10)

I'm trying to change the driver to intel because i'm following a guide on getting my laptop to work with Ubuntu (http://homeport.org/~bcordes/satellite-l500-install.html) and one of the steps is Run ...
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how can I find out bits per pixel using into my framebuffer?

I know the X.org server run is executed with certain value of bpp, 8bpp by default i think. But how can I find out the actual bits per pixel using into my framebuffer while i'm on linux? is there any ...
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What is quirk and how to use it?

I am trying to follow the instruction here on using Quirk to fix the closing lid problem with Intel graphics. However, the instruction is very unclear. I do not understand: 1) Where to put the ...
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I can't see my cursor after Partial Upgrade

So, I had installed a newer version of Gedit and Rhythmbox on Ubuntu 13.10. Then, I rebooted, and it asked me to do a partial upgrade. So, I said yes and let it do its thing. I watched what it was ...
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nVidia drivers installation error (downloaded from nvidia web site) [duplicate]

I download the nVidia driver from nVidia web site, it's need be compatible with my nVidia video card : GeForce GT 630M. How I understood I need execute the downloaded sudo sh ...
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Why does `xvfb-run glxgears` fail with an swrast error?

xvfb is supposed to let me run X programs in a headless environment. But when I run xvfb-run glxgears, I get: libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast libGL error: Try again with ...
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wrong resolution on an attached projector to desktop pc (with nvidia gpu, set as “twinview”)

I have an NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 gpu on a ubuntu 13.04, with driver v.319 . The primary monitor (res. 1280x1024) is connected to the display port of the card (1 or the 2). The gpu has a DVI output , ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 slowing down due to X taking 50-100% of CPU

I have strange issue. I use my PC mostly to run some Java app, execute some command line, watch movies and use browser (Chromium), eg. to watch YouTube, play some Flash games and read. Not much more. ...
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Can Ubuntu's X work with Thunderbolt displays?

I have a mac mini with Ubuntu running on a USB thumb drive. The boot up secquence happens and output for efi and Ubuntu console is directed to thunderbolt monitor. When X starts, the thunderbolt ...
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Set default Desktop resolution when no monitor

Background : I am using a Ubuntu 12.04 with X11VNC server. Normally I am not connect the monitor to this. So it has some resolution issue. After few days of research I found this answer and it works ...
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After rotating the screen to clockwise (portrait mode), the mouse, touch screen calibration is lost

When I rotated the screen to fit the screen layout, all the mouse cursor inputs are lost. This is a brand new HP EliteOne 800 all-in-one touch PC. Any idea how to fix the mouse/touch screen inputs? ...
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Increasing the onboard graphic memory card for intel-Gm45 series

Recently I have upgraded my RAM modules to 2*4GB 800 Mhz dual-channels. I have 10GB swap space as well in my Ubuntu 12.04. Kinda weird that I don't have the options for manipulating the onboard ...
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Problem with Bumblebee

When running programs with optirun there is a chance that the following error will occur, and then 30 seconds later the laptop turn off. [ 320.258227] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: ...
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How do I start a second X server with a framebuffer driver?

I would like to connect computer to a projector that has only a framebuffer driver. I was advised to start a second X server that would make use of this second "videocard" (framebuffer driver for a ...
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Screen gamma level gets reset in Ubuntu 13.10

I'm using a monitor with default gamma level set too high. It has no way to adjust gamma via monitor controls so I use xgamma -gamma .75 to get a decent picture. The problem is that gamma level gets ...
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Skype doesn't launch after NVIDIA driver installation [closed]

I just installed NVIDEA drivers and found that Skype doesn't launch. I tried several solutions that I found here (like that), but no one helped. So, that's what I see if I try to launch Skype from ...
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Fullscreen WINE/PlayOnLinux game creates a scrolling “virtual desktop”

Specifically, I'm trying to run StarCraft 1 in PlayOnLinux, under Linux Mint MATE 16 with recommended proprietary nVidia drivers v310, on a GT9500. Everything works fine except for two issues: 1) ...
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Is there any way making tear-free desktop with NON-proprietary drivers? Ubuntu 13.10

My question, is there any way to make "tear-free desktop" or no tearing while playing videos with non-proprietary drivers? I never managed install ATI drivers from AMD website. For Ubuntu 13.10, I ...
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Screen flicker with Ubuntu 13.10

I am relatively new to Linux and installed Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot with Windows 7 on my Dell laptop. I am having a lot of issues with my screen flickering. I've seen this question asked before but have ...
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How can I run gcp without an X server?

I installed gcp because I often copy large directories from one place to another and I want to see a progress bar to know how long it will take, but this is running on a minimal server so I don't have ...
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No screens found with usable configuration (Live-CD), boot-repair CLI

I have an MSi GE70 Laptop (Graphics: nvidia GeForce GT650M). At first I couldn't boot nor install. After adding 'nomodeset' in Grub I was able to start the installation. `Try Ubuntu`` just gave me a ...
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Black screen X cursor

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 the other day and have been setting it up to my liking and loving every minute of it. Today I came across an article entitled 8 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Cannot login to ubuntu from login screen but from terminal I can login fine

I have tried removing the .Xauthority file And also tried chown -R $USER:$USER $HOME and reboot. Also tried a few other tricks given on most forums but to no avail. What is the problem here?
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Trackpoint and Clickpad: enable buttons and scroll (Lenovo T440s) [closed]

I just got a Lenovo T440s which is equiped with synaptics touchpad. By default there's no middle button and right button is at right bottom corner of touchpad. I'm used to the combination of ...
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Xsnow does not work

I have installed the old program xsnow with Apt. This program is supposed to make snow (the type of precipitation) appear on the desktop. However, running the program does nothing except return the ...
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Where does X.org get its settings?

This question is 50% to solve a specific problem, and 50% to help further my general understanding of Linux/Ubuntu. Background I am running Ubuntu 13.10. I have installed Cinnamon to use as my ...
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How to use xkbprint?

There are no examples in the manual and every file I've tried needs some geometry. $ xkbcomp /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ua tmp/ua.xkm $ xkbprint tmp/ua.xkm Cannot open "tmp/ua.xkm" to read geometry ...
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X Server crashes when I start Firefox from chroot

I thought to start an isolated Firefox instance in a chroot, but it always crashes my X Server. I tried with different chroot environments (raring, trusty), and tried schroot and plain chroot too. ...
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NVIDIA X Server Settings lost on every reboot

I am running a GeForce GTX 770 on a Z87 Gigabyte mobo and dual-boot Windows 8.1 Pro and Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS. The setup runs smoothly overall except for when it comes to video and 3D performance in ...