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Xserver broken and cannot restore

I was installing ROS in Ubuntu 14.04.2 64bits while I installed these packages sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-dev-lts-utopic mesa-common-dev-lts-utopic libxatracker-dev-lts-utopic ...
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How to repair my apt-get

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with HWE stack (kernel 3.16) on a Dell Inspiron 15-5547, AMD Radeon HD R7 M265. I've been trying to install the proprietary drivers fglrx drivers in order to be able to switch ...
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How to deal with low-graphics mode on startup? [duplicate]

Recently on every startup I get error unable to detect graphics settings (this is from memory, so the message is not exact). I am then offered to run in low-graphics mode for one session (other ...
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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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Cannot login to ubuntu after startx command

I wanted to manually configure the internet settings & decided to seek help from this website. Ubuntu did not allow me to perform step 1 saying, X: user not authorized to run the X server, ...
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Windows distorted, can't start lightdm - now can't even boot in graphics mode anymore

I have kind of an urgent problem here as my laptop turned out to be completely useless while on a trip. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo U410. When I boot, there is no problem. The login screen ...
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Trouble Installing Nvidia Driver

First time user here; Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I am currently desperate to install 970 Nvidia Drivers. It gives me an error saying that X server is currently running and needs to be stopped, ...
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Having two x-servers although booting with second monitor turned off (and turned on later)

I'm using a GT 730 chip with two monitors - LCD on DVI and TV on HDMI. The LCD is the main monitor and it is used all the time for work and browsing. The TV is used occasionally, for movies, so it is ...
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Low graphics mode error on open-source driver

I recently did an update from Software manager, which I was holding back for a month (~250MB), it prompted me for a reboot after all the updates were installed. I rebooted into an error of Low ...
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On which port is the XServer running?

I've installed gedit on a remote server, trying to edit files using gedit. I've set the DISPLAY environment variable to <my_ip>:0. Starting gedit displays the error: ** (gedit:32154): WARNING ...
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how to efficiently enable/disable GUI in ubuntu server 12.04?

I am using Ubuntu Server 12.04 and I intend to use some graphical tools to administrate the server. That's why I installed ubuntu-desktop: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop And I enabled it with: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04-2 on Apple Xserv early 2008

I have at work several xserv doing nothing, and I want to install Ubuntu. I booted from the CD choose Efi and edited the kernel option to add nomodeset so it boots normally. Then the kernel loaded ...
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Unresolved dependenices after trying to reinstall ROS

I tried to re-install ROS because of issues with not finding system paths correctly and now all I can see is a black screen when I turn on the computer. In tty1, when I try sudo apt-get install ...
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USB problem on ubuntu 14.04 - unmet dependencies libcheese*

did a clean install av Ubuntu 14.04.02 (64-bit) on a brand new PC, resulting in endless problems concerning keyboard, mail, USB, Openshot (Python/LADSPA) and who knows what's coming next... Anyhow, ...
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How do I kill the x-server?

Every time I try to kill the x-server, sudo service lightdm stop so that I can install the latest Nvidia drivers, I get an error message. stop: Unknown instance: What am I doing wrong?
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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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Login screen shows grains

I've installed Ubuntu-12.04-LTS-desktop-i386 on AMD desktop recently. No problem on recovery mode but it shows grains like screen on normal boot. I can't even read anything.
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How to find recovery mode video driver?

I've installed Ubuntu-12.04-LTS-desktop-i386 on AMD desktop recently. It will not work with normal boot but recovery mode. It shows grains like screen on normal boot.
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Graphics cards necessary for remote desktop on Ubuntu Server?

When a client remotely accesses the desktop of a Ubuntu system through VNC, does it make any difference what graphics card the server has? How is the desktop running on the server but only seen by the ...
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Ubuntu Server Edition 12.04

We have one Custome Server PC(24 cores) and I installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (Precise Pangolin)) server edition on that. Actually I am using this server PC for building my android source code. When I am ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 keeps booting to tty1

I was trying to install xdmx & the last thing that I did was deleting the ~/.XAuthority* files since I was getting error in locking authority file. On rebooting, I found myself on this screen. I ...
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VNC over lightdm results in blank screen

I'm trying to set up VNC over lightdm so multiple users may log in to the server and have their own session each. I'm using TightVNC Viewer from a Windows machine to connect to the Ubuntu virtual ...
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Start vino vnc server from ssh client

First of all: I googled all day and tried several suggestions on different forums with no luck The problem: I am not able to start a vnc server on a remote machine through ssh Additional information: ...
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How to remove Kernel/LTS Enablement Stack?

this question regarding the LTS Enablement Stack has actually two parts: I installed Linux 3.5.0-x on Precise 64bit via sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-quantal xserver-xorg-lts-quantal . As ...
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open program in xsession from command line environment

I just wondered if some old computers laying around here could still be used for some games if I completely cut off the display manager. Is there a way to start a gui program from the command line in ...
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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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Installing g++-dev on ubuntu 14.04

when I try to install g++-dev on a newely installed Ubuntu 14.04, I get this error : Les paquets suivants contiennent des dépendances non satisfaites : xserver-xorg-dev-lts-utopic : Est en conflit ...
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Lost display after nvidia driver update on optimus laptop (everyting else works)

I've been using Ubuntu 14.10 with no problems for a couple of months. After fresh install I installed property Nvidia driver(nvidia-331) from software sources and had no problem using it with Nvidia ...
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Problems clicking windows

When I double-click on the header of a window in my Ubuntu installation, it disappears, and I don't know why, I mean, the normal way of working is to maximize or stay in the previous configuration ...
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How do I disable X after boot?

I was reading "How do I disable X at boot time so that the system boots in text mode?" and will be implementing this. I see in the answer that there is a simple way to start the GUI but don't see how ...
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Blank Screen after reinstalling xserver-xorg-input-all

I followed the instructions of Keyboard and mouse unresponsive after suspend to solve an equal problem with my notebook, but now after rebooting it the screen is blank. It looks like unity is coming ...
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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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X Server does not show built-in thinkpad display. Distorting everything in non-mirrored multi-display set-up.

I recently returned to ubuntu (14.10) and I'm currently trying to get my multiple monitor setup to work properly. It worked fine after the first setup in the desired configuration: A 1600x900 ...
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apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.1.1 for ServerName … waiting apache2:

I upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 yesterday. But after restarting PC , this message continues to appear in a black screen after the ubuntu loading screen and don't go away and ubuntu doesn't start I can do ...
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enabling discrete gpu and choosing which gpu to use

Hi all since this is my first post here. But not my first time here. I have used askubuntu a lot, the last few weeks and i have found answers to many questions i had. Unfortunately since im a linux ...
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The system freezes a lot and dmesg gives an error in Nvidia drivers

I faced constant system freezing in Ubuntu under both Unity and Gnome shell. So I came to Arch. In Arch also I'm facing the same issue. I tried many things in these forums but nothing helped. Please ...
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Program with xserver +lightdm not working

I have installed xserver-org and lightdm on Ubuntu 14.04 server. I then created a desktop entry to run a program such as Firefox once I login. A couple of issues I'm having. My machine is headless ...
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LightDM will not start & xserver problems Ubuntu 12.04

I've been having an issue with resume after suspend for the past week and a half or so. After waking up the lock screen would be displayed, but I would not be able to type in my password. My ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 install NVIDIA driver

After I have managed to get running Ubuntu 14.04 (look at my last question about booting upgraded Ubuntu) now there is another problem: To continue with that story: I found a way to burn the image on ...
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Close Lightdm in Ubuntu 12.04

Should I install the official NVIDIA drivers for my NVIDIA 8200? When I start the installation, it asks me to close the xserver. Only way to close it is to run the command : sudo service lightdm ...
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How to start server X with xterm without any windows manager

I need to start my Ubuntu system only with an xterm terminal without any windows manager running in order to show the role and importance of a windows manager, etc. Which files should I change in ...
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Could not open X display giggle: Cannot open display

I'm completely new to Linux, I have installed in my computer (running on windows 7) a Virtual machine with Ubuntu desktop 14.04. I have installed some programs using apt-get install NAME_OF_THE ...
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UI is not appearing, xserver-xorg-video-intel not installed properlly?

I am new to Ubuntu , yesterday I have install OS , after that I have install some pakages like JAVA, VLC etc . Now I am not getting the UI. but yesterday(after installing OS) I worked with the help of ...
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Can't make intel hd 4000 drivers to work

After replacing my xserver with sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg I can't get my Intel HD 4000 card to work in 12.04. Or ...
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Additional drivers not showing current Nvidia driver

I am currently using Nvidia proprietary driver 340.46, which shows corrrectly in Nvidia XServer settings, but not in the Additional Drivers application. Does anyone know why this might be? To ...
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Can't switch to Nvidia GPU from Intel or how to make Nvidia driver work (black screen, freeze login in, errors etc)

my problem in known, but still remain unsolved for many people (including me). After installing the latest or any other versions of nvidia drivers it brings black screen or unable to login. Useful ...
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X Server config used by lightdm

What I want to do is to start a x server just like the lightdm did. But I can't get the X server perform just like the one started by lightdm. I see the X server process executed by lightdm is: root ...
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How to get rid of X server in ubuntu 14.04 in order to install nvidia drivers? [closed]

I'm trying to run the .run files for the nvidia drivers for my gpu, but it keeps saying I must get rid of the the x server. How do I do this?
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How to choose the VGA when setting up the X Server?

I have 2 options of VGA: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Cirrus Logic GD 5446 00:03.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK104GL [GRID K520] (rev a1) It's an instance ...
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Lubuntu GUI Crashing

After receiving an ancient laptop that ran FreeDOS, I decided to try installing Lubuntu onto it. The installation process went perfect (except, the computer wasn't connected to the internet for the ...