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The XServer config file is not found

I have recently purchased a new discrete GPU and have to configure the XServer. In a forum I found the advise first to back-up the config-file like that: sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.04 in graphics mode or safe graphics mode

I can boot into ubuntu only in tty screen non-graphics mode only. My machince is with intel onboard DG33 graphics. I have already run these commands without any error. sudo apt-get remove ...
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Nvidia x server settings error, Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Dell Precission m6700. It has dual video cards nvidia optimus. Intel with Nvidia. Currently I am using Intel 4000, but I wanted to change it to Nvidia and I received this error window ...
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“unexitable” GUI program

Is it possible to create a GUI application, where user can interact with it, but cannot switch to any other program (terminal, desktop, etc). Example of such applications would be something running on ...
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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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Xserver shows just the icons on the second screen

i would like to have two different Xserver sessions, because i want to use the same machine from two differet computer by VNC. I mean we are two different person that need to work in the same server, ...
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how to create GUI for embedded systems

I need to create a GUI for a program that I will build to run in a minimal version of linux in an embedded system that i am making. Not sure if I'm going with arm or small factor x86 architecture and ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Ignoring Screen Layout Changes

I have two screens of different sizes on an old nvidia card. When I login the smaller (left-side) screen aligns to the top of the larger screen. I want to align it to the bottom but changing the ...
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Recovering from partial upgrade precise to saucy

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 lts and I had the bad idea to add a saucy repository (saucy main universe) to the /etc/apt/sources.list and to run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade. At some ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - No Unity in user account, but in guest account

Yesterday I switched back from Linux Mint to Ubuntu 14.04 and after installation I faced the following problem: When I login with my user account Unity isn't loading. I can see no desktop elements - ...
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How do I use a second Keyboard and mouse - When running a Seperate Xserver on the Same graphics card

I have 2x mice, 2x keybard, 2x monitor 1x Graphics. Can I make it a second computer? (for no reason at all) --OR-- Would it be easier with a second VGA: As I do have a decent extra ATI card (7750 ...
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How to setup this X server as a service with upstart?

This is the script I have to make my X Server up and running... The goal is to make it restart in case of a crash... description "X server" start on runlevel [2534] stop on runlevel [!2534] script ...
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Access Xephyr session twice

Ok ; so I've got a gnome-session running on Xephyr flawlessly . What I need is to access that session from another Xephyr window , meaning I get two windows showing the exact same display (as if I was ...
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How to install propetary drivers for old ATI cards on latest Ubuntu distros? [duplicate]

I would like to install the driver for my video card. It belongs to the following family: Legacy driver for AMD Radeon™ HD/Mobility Radeon™ HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 series cards: ...
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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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Graphics card issue (gt 630M)

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 and I have a problem with the graphic card. I've a i5 processor, so it has dual and switchable graphics, intel and nvidia. The trouble comes with the nvidia driver, as when ...
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X server doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.04. What may be happening?

This how I used to setup my X Server on Ubuntu 13. apt-get update apt-get upgrade # nvidia apt-get -y install nvidia-current apt-get -y install nvidia-current-updates # x server apt-get -y install ...
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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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No graphical login after purging Cinnamon

I wanted to try Cinnamon and installed it: sudo apt-get install cinnamon But it didn't work well, because all the gnome stuff was missing on my Kubuntu. So I purged cinnamon and rebooted. Now I can't ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes on splash screen after broken upgrade from 13.10

I'm using VirtualBox to run my ubuntu VM on Mac. I've decided to make a distro upgrade which was apparently a very big mistake... During upgrading my Mac hung up and I had to make hard reset. After ...
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After installing xserver-xorg-core laptop won't boot

So I was trying to figure out how to install the proprietary Intel drivers for my laptop and found I needed to install xserver-xorg-video-intel. When I tried installing that I was told I needed to ...
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xfce4 boots into an xterm-like environment

Most probably after a forced reboot, whenever I load xfce4 on my Ubuntu 13.04 I get this environment that looks like a buffed-up xterm, where I have an invisible mouse cursor: when I move around I ...
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Provide an Xserver To Chroot

Description: I'm using a Lubuntu 13.10 X86-64 livecd to chroot into another Lubuntu 13.10 X86-64 located on my hard drive in a folder called chroot. I've had no trouble using the terminal to chroot ...
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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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how do i get remote desktop or other services running on ubuntu 12.04

I have just installed ubuntu 12.04 on a computer and would like to have it act as a server for remote desktop sessions and other services on my network. How can I accomplish this. I am also new to ...
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Problem with user account after reinstalling ubuntu-desktop [duplicate]

After reinstalling ubuntu-desktop and xserver when I try to login into my account I get on login screen again.Now I can login only into user account.What to do?
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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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How to do off-screen render with OpenGL in Ubuntu with XServer?

I have an application that uses OpenGL 4.2 to do off-screen render [the result goes to a video in my case]. I need to run it on Ubuntu 13.10 Server. I don't need (and don't want) to have the actual ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 problems with NVidia graphics drivers, XServer not going up

I had problem with running Age of Empires II on wine. It was showing some problem with loading some NVidia file (I cannot make this error again), and was suggesting using Nouveau drivers, even if I ...
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Ubuntu Will Not Boot: “Fatal server error: no screens found”

I've been getting an annoying problem after restarting my laptop, Ubuntu fails to boot. It will hit the purple loading screen with the Ubuntu logo and dots but goes black after this. So far I know ...
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How do I run a gui app from the command line?

I need to launch a GUI program from the command line on a machine I have SSH'd into. I don't need to interact with it or see the window, just have it running. When I try and launch it I get: ...
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fatal error when launching startx: server is already active

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. Earlier today I launched startx and got a blank wallpaper-like screen with nothing on there. I thought maybe it was taking time to load but it would just remain stuck there. ...
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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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How to switch desktop layout from tty before startx?

I would like to login with the same user in another tty, but each tty should have different desktop environment like KDE and LXDE. How can I use tty to start X server by providing the desktop type?
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Why .Xauthority needs not to be owned by the root account in order to get past login?

I've just got the same problem from here, and solved it using what was stated in the first answer (akonsu's one). However, I would love to know why ~/.Xauthority needs not to be owned by the root ...
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Switching from one tty to another terminates X server

I would like to login two users to my pc. One user is on TTY6 and the other is on TTY7. I login the second user in tty6 and type startx to start desktop environment. Whenever I switch to the default ...
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How to recover Ubuntu from text mode?

My Ubuntu no longer starts in graphical mode, it starts in text mode. If I try to run startx I receive unable to connect to X server: No such file or directory How can I reinstall XServer and Unity? ...
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Installing drivers from NVIDIA website for gtx 760?

I recently bought a gtx 760, but upon using the drivers from the additional drivers menu doesn't gain any fps increase over my old gt530 card. I decided to go to the nvidia website and I downloaded ...
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I want to install freeglut3-dev package but this install removes the xserver (raring) without which my system can't run

As mentioned in the title I want to install the freeglut3-dev library on my system in order to build an (ids camera) example application this requires the QtOpenGL and GL libraries. But when I ...
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xserver boot failed after installing new GPU

I removed PCIe graphics card and changed to integrated AMD APU graphic card. After reboot woks only text regime. Xserver failed to boot. I tried: startx result was: *starting load fallback graphics ...
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Cannot log in through gui X-server broken

I recently installed fglrx after using the open source drivers(without any problems) when restarting gave me black screen I tried everything then decided to un-install the drivers and reinstall ...
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Ubuntu asks me to log in over and over [duplicate]

I'm brand new to Ubuntu and I was trying to get multiple monitors to work. After messing around in the nvidia settings, I tried restarting lightdm and it made a noise and prompted me for my password. ...
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Minimising Firefox causes Xserver to crash

Whenever I minimise Firefox by using the minimise button or clicking the icon in the taskbar, within 10 seconds xserver crashes and brings me back to the login screen. This has only been verified on ...
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can't boot freeze at login

I am trying login and my system just freezes. I was messing around with my Catalyst driver trying to get my dual 7950s into crossfire mode and it would work..so in my terminal I typed startx and then ...
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How do I enable Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to kill the X server? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, there's still a need to kill the XServer from time to time. Since upgrading to Raring ctrl+alt+backspace is disabled and I can't find this option in the keyboard settings any-more: ...
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Viewing a part of the screen in a window on Linux

I plan to make a presentation with a live demo using my wide screen Ubuntu 12.10 Laptop and a projector. My plan is to connect the projector as a second (small) display and put my slides and live-demo ...
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How to allow terminal executed apps to draw on phone display that runs on ubuntu touch

Using apt-get i've found serval well-known and handy applications, but unofortunately i cannot execute them neither via phone terminal application or trough ssh. I found also that there is no DISPLAY ...
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Can't find correct ast (ASpeed) video driver to match the ABI version of X

I am running Ubuntu server 12 on a Oracle X4140 server with built in video. I can't get the desktop to start. Here is the top of the log file... X.Org X Server 1.11.3 Release Date: 2011-12-16 X ...