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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Changing VGA cable reduces resolution

Already posted on superuser.com here but thought of increasing visibility, hence reposting. I just changed my VGA cable and Debian says my maximum resolution (in display) can only go upto 1024x768. ...
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Screen freezes but all else continues

The last few days (about a week now), I have been having some weird issues with 14.10. Whilst working away, watching a video or anything trivial for that matter, my screen randomly freezes. What's ...
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How do I install NVIDIA drivers in Ubuntu GNOME 14.10?

I have just built my first custom PC with a GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics card. I've installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 and get a set resolution of 800x600 stretched across a 1080p screen. I've downloaded the ...
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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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Ubuntu-desktop not working when suspend/resume or connecting an external monitor -after upgrade this week (14.04)

I was happily using 14.04 with my Lenovo Y50. When I installed it, I had some troubles making my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB works with hardware acceleration, etc, but at the end everything was OK. ...
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How do you install Xorg-Server 1.17?

I added deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/canonical-x/x-staging/ubuntu utopic main to my sources.list and ran apt-get update. $ sudo apt-get install xorg-server Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Nvida proprietary driver 331.113 vs Xorg Nvidia-346

I have a 14.04 Ubuntu and it's working great although there's something bothering me. I am using the Xorg noveau (according to the additional driver window) and installed nvidia prime which uses ...
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Struggling to get Kodi running on Ubuntu Server 14.04.2

I've just finished building a new machine and installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS (typical install from USB flash drive). I'm currently having issues trying to get Kodi up and running (I suspect) ...
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Middle-button paste stops working under VirtualBox

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 in VirtualBox under OSX and for some reason pasting with the middle mouse button stops working after a while. If I start a new rxvt pasting works fine but after a while (I'm ...
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Ran nvidia-xconf as root, NVIDIA X-server settings utility still says I'm not using Nvidia X driver

I have an Nvidia GT 740M graphics card on my HP envy-j049tx. Running 14.04 UbuntuMATE. I wanted to use the proprietary Nvidia drivers in place of the noveau ones. Using the installation instructions ...
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startx fails to start

I ran the Software Manager and now startx doesn't start anymore. After I start my laptop and log in, the screen stays stuck on the login page (I tried with both gdm and lightdm). Switching to console ...
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Latest version of NVIDIA driver that supports bumblebee/prime

NVIDIA driver with version higher that 331 gives a black screen on boot. Apparently, messing up xrandr/xorg configs. I did not find some clear solution on this and the only working driver version for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unknown Display

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my machine(with Gigabyte motherboard), having an Acer 19" Monitor. Unfortunately its resolution not working properly. See the image. This is my xrandr -q output. ...
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Application which will display the current coordinates of the mouse cursor?

I'd like to be able to display the current location of the pointer on the X display. Is there any application which does this?
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How do I install ChominumOS and run it as a seperate X Session?

I'm exploring different options on how to install ChromniumOS on my desktop (x86_64) PC which is currently running Ubuntu 14.10. I tried the following methods first: Duel Booting the two, but ...
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What's the correct driver to use with a GeForce 6150SE nforce 430 on lubuntu 14.10?

I've tried three other posts about how to install drivers for NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 Video Drivers for Onboard GeForce 6150SE Nvidia geforce 6150-unity 3d won't work The problem ...
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Screen freezing after installing i386

So after installing i386, my screen starts to freeze every time I start doing anything resource intensive. This leads me to have to perform a hard reset. Freeze is defined as: all processes keep ...
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Ubuntu Gnome fails at startup

I just install Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 on my laptop. It started just fine, and I installed updates by: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get upgrade $ sudo reboot It's now stuck at Startup with following ...
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Touchpad not working after connecting hdmi cable

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 2 weeks back on my new laptop along side Windows 8. 1. And it was working fine. But yesterday after I connected Ubuntu with my TV using the HDMI cable, the cursor/ pointer ...
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Xrandr gives “Failed to get size of gamma for output default”

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 64-bits on a Desktop but the graphics were too slow (windows opening, minimizing, etc) and someone suggested my that the graphic card accelarator shouldn't be ...
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Unity not Working 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64. I did a sudo apt-get upgrade yesterday and restarted my PC. Now my taskbar and panel are missing. When I try to restart Unity using unity --replace Then I get error: ...
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Ubuntu stuck after login, supposedly due to OpenGL issues

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 14.04 about half a year ago, and so during my usage the system boot experience has been getting worse and worse: there were no problems with the initial startup, but ...
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How to create xorg.config file?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a VM and my tutorial requires a xorg.config file, which I can't find. I was looking it up and it said it's not default any more, but I can't seem to understand any ...
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Why do most window managers fail to show a custom cursor correctly?

Please note: I am not looking for a fix. However, I want to know why most Window managers ignore my choice of cursor theme and show the default cursor no matter what. Is there a problem with the ...
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After upgrade ubuntu 14.04.1 to 14.04.2 unity won't start

After upgrade my system using Command dist-upgrade and restart system, I log in to my account but unity wont start I See background for a few seconds and then only black screen and cursor. So I try ...
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gedit not working in ssh session: Autolaunch error: X11 initialization failed

when I try using gedit in an SSH Session, I get this: max@amancer:/etc$ gedit SWARM.txt ** (gedit:24616): WARNING **: Befehlszeile »dbus-launch --autolaunch=b3945c581ae43ae601b4b5190000000c ...
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ubuntu 14.10 - lightdm can't start unity. Bad xorg config?

When I try to login with lightdm my monitors go dark and then switch off before taking me back to the lightdm login screen. I get a message telling me: Could not switch to the monitor configuration ...
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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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NVIDIA proprietary driver logging me to console instead of GUI

Firstly i want to apologise for any mistakes, English is not my native language. My problem is I can't get NVIDIA proprietary drivers to work. I tried to install it on Ubuntu 12.04.1 32 and 64 bits, ...
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Wine, no sound at X :1

sound for Wine-1.7.34 works at :0 open a new X session at :1 lets make audio possible at :1 with: usermod -a -G audio $USER #requires re-login pax11publish -D :1 -e DISPLAY=:1 ck-launch-session ...
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Configure '50-synaptics.conf' for kinetic scrolling?

My laptop has a Synaptics touchpad with multi-touch support. Kinetic two-finger scrolling works fine on windows, how can I get it to work on ubuntu? I have already reversed the scrolling direction by ...
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No window decorations after clean-up, only wallpaper [closed]

I cleaned up my system (10.04), rebooted and was left with only the desktop background.. It looks like metacity, gdm and xorg are having issues. I did three extra things I don't usually do.. Organize ...
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Black screen after installation [closed]

I have an Acer laptop with a Intel GMA4500MHD graphic card, after the installation of Ubuntu from an alternate install cd I get only a black screen after the grub selection pages. I tried something ...
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How to properly use latest Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 14.04

As a newer Ubuntu user switching from Windows a few months ago (and couldn't be happier), I have to seek help with the proprietary Nvidia drivers. I've only been able to get the nvidia-331-updates ...
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How do I configure matplotlib to work on EC2?

We are trying to set up a virtual development / research cloud environment for our students. Students need to be able to log-in, launch python IDE, and plot some graphs for their homework. We are ...
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Second display won't work with nvidia drivers

I have recently installed Ubuntu but the drivers from x.org are not so good, because: the display with NVidia graphics card (plugged by HDMI) has some problems server x from x.org nouveau driver ...
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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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startx doesn't work

Let's see, I cannot log in in Lubuntu 12.04. On the shell I get when typing startx: _XSERVTransSocketUNIXCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed _XSERVTransMakeA11C0TSServerListeners: ...
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ligthDM session to my SSH XServer

Hi I've got a windows PC in which I'd want to turn into a X TErminal ... got XMing server running to handle my X11. I can ssh into my ubunto desktop over SSH (With X11 forwarding) and successfully ...
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Cant get Ugee graphics tablet working

I have recently purchased a UGEE M708 Tablet and cant seem to get it to work with Ubuntu It works fine on a windows/mac machine so i know its not the hardware so i think that the computer isn't using ...
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How do I stop X Server from giving me a black screen in 8 bit (256 colour) mode?

So I'm trying to run a program that only works with 256 colours. I try startx -- :1 -depth 8 vt8. However, this gives me a black screen when I switch to the 8th virtual terminal. What am I doing ...
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How to remove Intel's Open Source Technology Center Driver?

I have downloaded and installed Intel's drivers from this link, following all instructions: https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads/2013/intelr-linux-graphics-installer-version-1.0.2 However, I would ...
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Fix “bad format character: u” error for format '8u'

I've been trying to use this GTK Theme Variant Switcher script and I've run into a problem. The script generates and runs an xprop command: xprop -id [processID] -f _GTK_THEME_VARIANT 8u -set ...
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ATI R9 2xx's: Dual-monitors on seperate cards

I can not seem to get my second monitor recognized/running in ubuntu 14.04.02, the light is yellow and the screen off. I have tried the basics by going into the display settings but all it shows is my ...
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How do I set resolution to 1440x900 with Nvidia?

I have an Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT card and suddenly after some recent updates on 12.04, I am unable to get my resolution higher than 1024x768. It used to be 1440x900. I have tried uninstalling and ...
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Graphics problems on Asus EEE 1101 HA, Precise Pangolin

I installed Precise Pangolin x386 Desktop version via USB stick without incident. There are two, possibly related, problems: After suspend (e.g. closing the lid), the graphics are corrupted as ...
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Logging into my user account sends me back to login. Xserver? [duplicate]

Solved Running sudo startx must have changed the ownership to root so ownership must be taken back. At the login screen press Ctrl+Alt+F1. Enter your credentials to login then enter ls -la and you ...
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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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How to set up a separate X server for the Oculus Rift?

Oculus SDK version 0.4.3+ comes with an experimental Linux support for the Oculus Rift DK2. The documentation mentions two general options to run the Rift: running the Rift in a twinview ...
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Letting modifier keys act as toggles under X

Is there any way to let the Shift, Ctrl and Alt keys behave as toggles under X? I know how one could do it under CLI (for example, by doing this) but found no reference for doing so under X. Please ...