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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What is the currently accepted means of getting Nvidia to work on ubuntu 15.04?

I've seen and followed at least 8 guides to getting Nvidia's proprietary drivers working with ubuntu. Here are a list of answers and guides that I have tried (about twice each) that do not work. ...
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Synaptics Touchpad scroll not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Studio 1557. My synaptics touch pad is detected but the scroll functions are not working. The scroll option in the GUI for the mouse and touch pad has disappeared. ...
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Nvidia driver not loading properly for Geforce GTX 570hd

I'm having a problem with using the nvidia driver for my Geforce GTX 570. I've tried re-installing the drivers, installing using the .sh file from nvidia's website, and using every driver available ...
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Command only has effect when ran from terminal.

I'm on Xubuntu 15.04. I'm trying to run command: xss-lock -- xscreensaver-command -lock & so that my screen will lock after being suspended in Xubuntu using xscreensaver. For some reason, without ...
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Xmodmap - how do I use ctrl as a modifier?

Pressing the 1 key gives me a "1". Pressing shift+1 gives me "!". I would like to press ctrl+1 to give me a "¹". (Superscript one character) The following code allows me to type "¹", but only with ...
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How to start Pantheon from the command line

Long story as to why I've chosen to go this route, but I've installed Ubuntu Trusty without a desktop, and then installed pantheon, pantheon-shell, pantheon-greeter and elementary-desktop packages. ...
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Restore Xorg core and config files ubuntu 14.04

This question is a follow up on this one. I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and xserver broke during the process. I have tried reinstalling from the command line running the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, dpkg-reconfigure select option unattended

Via a script I am attempting to configure x11-common. Manually I have been able to run the command: sudo dpkg-reconfigure x11-common then selected Anybody which worked. I would like to ...
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Nvidia 740M still not working after Bumblebee installation

first of all, I have checked a lot of similar topics, but I still can't get my laptop to use Nvidia 740M. So first things first. I have a laptop Asus X550V(i5-3230, 4gb RAM, Nvidia 740M + Intel ...
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Disable the window moving feature in Xorg and use Tiling instead

I've noticed when moving windows Xorg takes up a lot of CPU. But I only have a weak old Celeron Single-core with 2.80GHz. So my question is that how to disable the moving windows feature and use ...
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Swapping click and middle click buttons

Is there a way to swap click and middle click buttons permanently in Kubuntu? $xinput list Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST ...
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How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error?

Note: This is an attempt to create a canonical question that covers all instances of "low-graphics mode" error that occurs to a user, including but not limited to installation of wrong ...
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Empty nvidia-settings after install v. 331.67 driver on Ubuntu 14.04?

I've followed this tutorial (with the following adjustments below) to install v. 331.67 nVidia driver. But get nvidia-settings (NVIDIA X Server Settings) empty... Then, before restart the PC, I make ...
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What is the purpose of the xorg.conf file on Ubuntu 15.04?

What is the purpose of the xorg.conf file located in /etc/X11/ on Ubuntu 15.04? It doesn't seem to do anything, and appears to be overwritten on each boot.
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After recent upgrade, nvidia card cannot be detected

After recent upgrade from 346.59 to 346.72, my nvidia card can no longer be detected. Any one got suggestions on how to further troubleshoot on this one? My last good reboot was around 5/22. After ...
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How to fix screen resolution after driver upgrade?

For quite some time, I have had Ubuntu 15.04 installed and working well, using the nvidia-349 driver from the xorg-edgers ppa. However, I recently noticed that the nvidia-352 driver was available, so ...
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How can I rescue or restore parts of a user's X session or plasma config which was corrupted by a full disk?

What happened: I was downloading about 2GB of driver files when I ran out of disk space. My computer started running very slowly and eventually I had to hard reset. I'm running Kubuntu 15.04. / is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freeze installation [duplicate]

I Own an HP Pavilion 15 e070sl, i tried to install many linux OS (Ubuntu 13.04, 13.10, 14.04 and Fedora 20) Alongside with windows 8.1 I'v never found one working. On 14.04 i just get a message ...
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Can't use 3 monitors: both display outputs on XPS laptop along with laptop display. CRTC 64 error

On a Dell XPS 15, running Ubuntu 14.04, the HDMI and Displayport ports work fine, but when I plug in two screens to both the DP and HDMI, it doesn't work. The screens window showed some error dialogs ...
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How to change mouse cursor and theme?

How can I change X11 cursor and theme in the newest Ubuntu? I can't find it. Please help.
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nvidia-prime with 14.04 problems

I have a Dell 17xps with an NVidia Optimus 555M graphics card. History It's all worked OK with Ubuntu 12.x and bumblebee, but I really want to use 14.04 and nvidia-prime. I've basically been ...
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Xorg and issues

Today I've tried to install the SixAxis controller using the official wiki page. It succeeded until I removed the harddrive and this happened ...
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14.04 Nvidia issues - black screen, freeze etc

I have some issues with nvidia drivers on ubuntu 14.04, switchable graphics (intel HD + nvidia GT 740M). Currently installed (from xorg-edgers repository): nvidia-352 (was recommended by ...
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Stop or disable keyboard/mouse/input grab from shell

I am trying to debug a full-screen application which uses OIS for input. The program grabs control of mouse and keyboard. When I hit a breakpoint (i'm using gdb), I cannot continue, step, or do ...
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Send a window from one computer to another [duplicate]

Is there any possible way to take a window, just one window, and send it from one computer to another. So, lets say I have Chrome running one one computer. Is there any way I can send that from the ...
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Ubuntu on laptop: opening a window on an HDMI external monitor via command line

Using Ubuntu 14.10 on a Dell latitude, I'm trying to set up an external display connected through a mini-displayport. Ideally, I would like to be able to open a custom full screen application on the ...
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Ubuntu boots into text mode

I turned on my desktop this morning and it booted into text mode and it would not boot into graphical mode. I don't remember doing anything that could have caused this. My desktop was working fine the ...
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How to start GUI application on a remote Ubuntu box via SSH

I can log into the remote Ubuntu (Kubuntu 12.04) machine. Using the info from (How to start a a GUI software on a remote Linux PC via SSH) I tried the following after logging in: user@Kub:~$ export ...
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Make xconf configuration permanent

I edited the xconf file, and added this line to device section: Enable brightness control=1 Now I am able to adjust brightness, but after every restart the brightness setting change back to 100%. ...
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nvidia control panel reporting 60hz on 144hz monitor. how to make ubuntu output 144hz?

OK, I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 wit gnome shell 3.16.1 and nvidia control panel 349.16 (think that's the newest one, correct me if i'm wrong) I have no idea why it says 60hz under the name of my ...
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No more xorg.conf file in ubuntu 14.10?

I was looking to make modifications to my xorg.conf file because I'm experiencing flash video tearing in the browser (with the xorg nouveau drivers on my intel hd graphics for the Intel D525 Atom ...
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Revert to open source graphics drivers - options greyed out 14.04

I tried switching to the proprietary AMD/ATI drivers using the Software Center > Edit > Additional drivers window in 14.04, which left me with a scary black-as-the-night screen after reboot. I ...
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Laptop monitor loses connection and cannot reconnect

I have bought a Lenovo Y40, and it seems to be having a problem with the flex in the lid hinges. The issue is that sometimes when I move the lid in some direction, it shows wired black and white ...
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Xorg blocking a specific color channel

I'm curious as to whether it's possible or not to block a specific color channel or set of channels in Xorg. (I.e. Display only Red/Red and Green on the screen instead of Red, Green and Blue); ...
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How can I troubleshoot why Ubuntu keeps crashing on my laptop?

I have a one year old Acer Aspire 4752G netbook running Kubuntu 12.04 LTS with all the latest distribution updates installed. It was previously running great until about a week ago when it suddenly ...
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Xorg is using 100% CPU with 15.04

Since I upgraded to 15.04 everything is horribly slow, with Xorg using 100% CPU. Can't find any reason in any log file. I have lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th ...
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How to troubleshoot a video freeze

System information: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Gnome 3.12.2 kernel 4.0.0-997-generic #201503310205 SMP Tue Mar 31 02:07:04 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux (this is an updated drm/intel-next kernel ...
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How can I map keyboard buttons to my mouse buttons?

I have 2 extra buttons on my mouse that I would like to map as "Home" and "End" I am able to map mouse buttons to my keyboard using xkbset, but I would like to do the reverse and map keyboard buttons ...
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gdm login screen orientation Ubuntu GNOME

I use Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, and probably this issue can be applied to 14.04 and 14.10, too. I use Ubuntu Gnome with vertical orientation for the screen since my device is often used for tablet (Surface ...
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Xsetwacom -list devices having issues

Ok Hi first of all, I am a new born linux user thanks to my uncle. I love it! My only problem at the moment is this: I have a Wacom Bamboo pen and touch CTH-460/k and have recently updated my ...
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PowerXpress error with Driver Catalyst. How can I fix it?

I have install Ubuntu 11.10 64bit on my Hp Dv6-3150el. My Notebook has two graphics cards: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics ...
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How do I disable X at boot time so that the system boots in text mode?

Is it possible to disable X at boot time? I'm setting up a server so it would be nice if it wouldn't load the graphical interface every time I boot.
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“Find” Permission Denied

I am a new user of Ubuntu and I was trying to find my xorg.conf. I used find / -name xorg.conf but it says "permission denied" like in this image. What can I do to get the permission? ...
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Ubuntu Screencast

I want to screencast my minecraft gaming. I did this firstly with recordmydesktop (and gtk-recordmydesktop). It works fine, but the file size is too high (564MB for about 5 min). I also tested Kazam ...
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clutter - Draw above Gnome Shell Desktop

I am aware of the question Drawing over the desktop and I don't think this question is a duplicate. I need a simple way to draw stuff above my Gnome Shell desktop with some scripting language. The ...
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How to custom-tweak X resolution settings

Or should I rather phrase the question: how to construct a custom mode. The story is: I am a proud owner of an aging EIZO monitor (IPS, etc...) which has started to display this flaw of bad lines. ...
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Can't start X server on main partition — Mesa/NVidia conflict?

I am unable to start my X server any time I try booting my computer -- which is running Ubuntu 14.04 -- from the default partition (i.e., by choosing the first "Ubuntu" option in the GRUB menu). ...
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Mouse flickering on one of my two screens

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 and the mouse is now flickering on one of my two screens. The other screen doesn't have any flickering. I was previously using ubunutu 13.10 without any issue. If I ...
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(13.04) lightdm crashing - black screen flashing cursor

I am using the 13.04 x64 release of Ubuntu on my PC and at least it works so far as it should. But suddenly the lightdm crashes during boot and even if I try to start it manually from terminal after ...
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Upgrade hardware enablement stack but retain kernel

Ubuntu 14.04.01 According to official documentation, upgrading the hardware enablement stack in Ubuntu to utopic-lts upgrades the kernel and xorg. I only want to upgrade xorg to correct a display ...