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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Black windows on some applications

Suddenly using some applications will result on black windows as shown here: Not every window looks like this. Exceptions are applications like firefox, thunderbird, google chrome. Applications ...
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suspicious attacks against connected Wi-fi

I have felt very suspicious the past month about some activity on my WiFi connection. Is it possible that someone is inside my 2 laptops changing settings? For a better back-ground: I'm currently ...
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Nvidia GTX 860M ubuntu 14.04 blackscreen

community I have since a clean ubuntu 14.04.2 install and two weeks searching the following Problem. System Specs: OS: Ubuntu 14.04.02 Kernels: 3.16.0-30-generic (does not boot) 3.16.0-31-generic ...
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Dual monitor setup, why does NVidia 340 Prime only detect one monitor?

I'm using: Alienware M14xR2 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 2 * DELL U2412M monitors attached via HDMI and Mini Display Port Optimus graphics (Intel + nVidia GeForce GT 650M) running with nvidea-340 and ...
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Set custom resolution when Display Data Channel is broken

I am running dual 23 inch monitors. The first one is a Samsung SA300 and the second one is a S23B00 which is a year or so newer. The native resolution of each one is 1920x1080 at 60Hz. I have had to ...
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xorg-edgers very slow access in China

In order to install Nvidia proprietary drivers I have added xorg-edgers repository. However it is insanely slow to access it in China and prevent to install my drivers (hours to download 75 Mb). I`m ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 nVidia 6200 proprietary drivers cause artefacts on unity/GUI

I had recently reformatted and installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 32-Bit desktop and my nVidia graphics card is playing up showing horrible artefacts on Unity. The open source driver that Ubuntu installs by ...
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Is there a generic solution for reactivating a window that has been “minimized to tray”?

I have written a script that responds to a keyboard shortcut by, if it is not already open, execute the Spotify application. If Spotify is already opened, the script uses xdotool to activate the ...
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how to restore default graphic driver configuration

I am running ubuntu 14 on a mac machine. recently I notice compiz was too slow, so I changed from default generic driver to propietary. after that, I got a blank screen. I am able to enter recovery ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 minimal: jwm and startx

In VirtualBox I've installed Ubuntu 14.10 from a minimal image (no extra packages) and Xorg/jwm. I was getting ready to configure my .xinitrc when I tried "startx" to verify Xorg was installed and ...
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How to get nvidia-346 driver with optimus to work on Ubuntu 14.10

I'm using notebook with optimus technology (Asus K73SV). I have installed proprietary nvidia 346 (346.47-0ubuntu4~xedgers14.10.1 from ppa xorg-edgers) on Ubuntu 14.10. If I select to use an intel ...
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Ubuntu boots to black screen after adding /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

why does this happen? I copied the configuration file for synaptics from the usr/share/X11 folder into /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d A fix that I found was to simply delete /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d and then ...
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Latest Nvidia Drivers Cause Gnome Desktop to hang after login

I followed the instructions to download and install nvidia driver as .run and it seems to be kind of working, but when i login with my password using gnome desktop, it just sits there with the ...
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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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How do I X forward a Windows application to a Linux system using ssh?

Ok, so if I have two Linux Machines (A and B) and I have a program on one, and want to run it on be I do: user@LinuxA:~$ ssh -X LinuxB user@LinuxB:~$ programName (Displays on LinuxA machine) Ok ...
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Display keeps switching back to 1080i instead of 1080p

Is there any way to force X to always use the 1080p display mode instead of the (system preferred) 1080i display mode? I've tried using Modeline/PreferredMode in xorg.conf as well as using xrandr to ...
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OpenSSH: X-Forwarding: wrong authorisation protocol

I have edited the /etc/ssh/sshd_config so that: AllowAgentForwarding yes AllowTcpForwarding yes X11Forwarding yes X11DisplayOffset 10 X11UseLocalHost no And I connect to the host with: ssh -X ...
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freeglut OpenGL GLX extension not supported by display ':0'

I am trying to run an application with OpenGL and the following message apears: freeglut OpenGL GLX extension not supported by display ':0' I already read lots of topics here and in stackexchange ...
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Sensitive middle-button (mouse)

Whenever I click on the middle-button on my mouse-wheel, it seems that multiple click events are being sent in succession. Case in point: when I middle-click a bookmark folder in Chrome (to open up ...
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Will “legacy” Linux/X11 apps run on Ubuntu Touch?

I've been doing a little testing of the Ubuntu Touch preview on my Nexus 10 tablet. It's very pretty, but I'm curious what support is planned for "legacy" Linux/X11 apps that aren't based on Qt/QML? ...
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ubuntu 14.04.2 - what nvidia drivers for CUDA

after installing cuda toolkit and cuda samples via runfile installation (nvidia driver installed separately - NVIDIA binary driver - version 340.76 from nvidia-340 (open source))) after running ...
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Virtualbox Guest Additions won't resize the screen

Im just working on a Vagrant-Setup for a Linux-Desktop System. If installed an ubuntu vagrant box (http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/vagrant/trusty/current/trusty-server-cloudimg-i386-vagrant-disk1.box ...
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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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Xorg frezes on gnome icon

maybe you can help me to solve this problem. Because I read thousand of question, I tried thousand of solution. I'm fighting to make Xorg works. When I boot my notebook it freeze on the GNOME Icon. ...
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why is my desktop scaled after starting in latest vivid

I'm running the latest Vivid packages and in the last update I did on Monday my laptop has started to do some strange scaling behavior once the desktop starts. I can see a flash at the lightdm login ...
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How to run a bash .sh after starting a program in PlayOnLinux?

I have a little script that needs executing every time I open a wine program. The script is pretty simple: #!/bin/bash xdotool windowmove 67108871 1440 0 How do I get PlayOnLinux to run this script ...
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nvidia-setting not restoring settings properly after login

I finally was able to setup a triple-head setup on a nvidia card using nvidia-settings and arrange the monitors accordingly. I also used the option to save the settings to the Xorg.conf - but when I ...
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configure Intel integrated graphics in thinkpad to drive external 4k display only, via HDMI, using xorg.conf

Using the interactive displays configuration tool from the Ubuntu desktop, I have successfully configured this Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2014) with its integrated Intel video to drive an external display at ...
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xbindkeys crashes

So I've gotten my graphics tablet to sort of work (Huion 610p) and I've been working on getting the buttons to work (so I can undo and switch quickly) Pressing the "undo" button, which maps to ...
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Help with “XIO: fatal IO error 11”

What does the error below mean? It isn't stopping me; I can still proceed by just pressing Enter, but I am afraid it might be reflecting a serious issue (it says fatal). The command I issue creates ...
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Ubuntu freezes when gdm starts [closed]

I have Ubuntu 10.10 (upgraded from 10.04) I was browsing in Firefox yesterday, then the PC suddenly did a reset Once it restarted, everything went normal until gdm begun showing. Then everything ...
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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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How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error?

I am facing “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error on my Dell XPS M 1530 dual boot laptop. I referred How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? but not able ...
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How to install drivers for NVIDIA GT210?

I've spent several hours on making my videocard work after upgrading Ubuntu to 12.04. Nothing worked. The latest attempts were: Installing the 'official' driver ...
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nvidia on 12.04

I have been reading and following instructions to install the 173 driver for my GeForce FX Go5200. I have tried terminal commands, and synaptic package manager to install this driver. Synaptic says it ...
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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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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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/etc/X11/Xsession & LightDM

I'm running Lubuntu 14.10. It seems that LighDM invokes /etc/X11/Xsession only if directed to so by the user. In fact there is no shadow of it in lightdm-session wrapper. startx command line ...
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the cursor is missing when using enlightenment with X in the arch arm64

recently I am trying to setup the ubuntu image (13.10 or 14.04) based on arm64 (not amd64!) however, when I install and compile all the related components, the cursor disappeared after X start ...
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X11 Forwarding in ubuntu 14.10 server vps not working

I've bought a VPS with Ubuntu 14.10 server installed on it. Since last two days, I've been desperately trying to get "X11 portforwarding" to work with my VPS and windows machine. Problem: Getting ...
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aura ash vs x windowing server

I don't completely understand the underlying technology very well, but it seems to me that Chromium OS is based on Aura and Ash and Ubuntu currently uses X Windowing Server with Unity on top of it. ...
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Nvidia gtx 970 dual monitors xrandr missing resolution

Hello i have a problem after update Nvidia GTX 970 drivers. Konfiguracja komptutera: Ram 16GB Type: DDR3 intel i7 4430 K SSD 2x GoodRam w RAID 0 madadm Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Display Devices: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 get two different NVIDIA cards working

My current PC has two Nvidia cards installed. One GTX 750 Ti and one 9600 GT. I want to use both of them at the same time each one outputting to one monitor. Unfortunately I can't get the ...
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On 14.10, nonstop problems trying to get intel i915 and Nvidia 860M to play together

I must have spent 3 total days on this, and I keep running in circles. Essentially I just want to do this: Use the intel i915 drivers as the main display drivers Have NVidia drivers installed Be ...
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Cannot install xserver-xorg-video-dummy on Ubuntu14.04

I don't like to post questions but I've spent hours searching and am in dire need of help! I'm trying to run Ubuntu 14.04 headless and remotely login via VNC from Windows. I've read many posts that ...
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Trackball w/ 4 buttons: how to remap one of buttons to double click?

I've got Kensington Slimblade trackball which I've used at my workplace on Windows for past several years. Today it moved to my house and I'm curious if I'm able to configure mouse buttons with ...
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14.10: Screen freezes randomly

Sometimes my screen just freezes in total, except for the mouse pointer. With the last freeze some minutes ago, it was possible to get into the console (Ctrl+Alt+F1). When entering the console I got ...
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Can't create custom screen resolution, and terminals are inaccessible

I've been trying to get this to work for a long time, and Google has been no help although there are many suggestions. I have a second monitor plugged in by a DVI to VGA converter. My Nvidia card and ...
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XServer not working after trying to install ros

I tried to build ros from sources following this guide. After some time I saw some weird behaviour, so I restarted my laptop and now I see nothing. I tried to re-install xserver-org via apt-get, but ...
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Dual Monitors with AMD video cards

First off, I'm a little new here. So please forgive me if I'm making any mistakes with my first post here. I need a bit of help here. I have a system with two AMD graphics chips in it. My primary one ...