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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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Why my X Server won't start as a regular user and it starts as Guest?

It won't start X server automatically as a regular user but instead shows Logon screen. When I enter my password it flashes for a second and it's back to Logon screen again. Then I tried to log in as ...
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Attach Keyboard/Mouse to X Display in Dell XPS L502x Dual Video Cards (Intel/Nvidia HDMI)

The idea: Use a second monitor in Dell XPS L502x with HDMI port in Ubuntu 12.04 The process: I connect the HDMI cable to monitor. I read this and I have video in HDMI monitor with Bumblebee and ...
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Can only log-in through shell/terminal after doing dist-upgrade on ubuntu 12.04, can only connect to internet using phone modem through bluetooth PAN

I have 2 desktop environments installed, i'm using the x-swat version of nvidia drivers which also got upgraded after doing "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade". Now i can only log-in using the terminal. tried ...
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Double X-screens on one monitor

I have two monitors connected currently, my laptop display and an old Dell monitor. For some reason one monitor (the Dell) has double everything (it will make sense when you see the image). I think ...
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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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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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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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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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USB2VGA device not listed as output device

When I type xrandr the usb2vga device "Magic Control Technology Corp. (USB2VGA dongle)" does not show up. A reboot with the device plugged in doesn't change it. The kernel.log shows that it has been ...
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Ubuntu Touch: kill Windows Manager and start xterm in GUI Mode

I installed xterm and I would want it to be the Only GUI application running. so I killed the lighdm using: sudo service lighdm stop. and try to run xterm using: sudo xterm through a SSH ...
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Sound over multiple xservers

I'm currently using multiple X-Server displays. Is it possible to share the sound which all the programs generate (through pulseaudio) over all displays? So for example I have a music program 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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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 dynamically change configuration of a running Xserver?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.3 on Intel's HD4000 GPU. While Xserver is running, I would like to: add a new dummy screen to a running xserver (existing session, no DM involved) set resolution of display ...
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How can I create an X server that has a backing store?

So I am completely new to Ubuntu (I am running 12.04 on a Toshiba Satellite). I am trying to remotely access my work computer but I keep getting an error reading: "xevas: requires a X server that ...
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Can I run Ubuntu using wayland?

So, I compiled wayland from official git, saw that it successfully run wenston, now, can I make it run my desktop somehow ?
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Why do I have to reconfigure X-server after every shutdown

Everytime I shutdown my computer running Ubuntu 12.04 and power it back on, Ubuntu does not seem to detect my video card, and I have to run sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg Any ideas why this is ...
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How can I avoid the random restart of the xserver?

I'm using a desktop pc with 64bit Ubuntu 12.04 (Kernel 3.2.0-24-generic). Hardware specs are - Intel Core i7 CPU 860 @ 2,80GHz x 8 - Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 - 750 GB Hard Disk ATA WDC WD7501AALS-00E3A0 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Using VNC from tablet to use as second monitor/input

I'm running this on kubuntu. So here's what I'm trying to do: I have an old 10" Android tablet that's not really good for much other than painful browsing and watching videos on. But it can access my ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 - Nvidia Geforce 210 Driver install - “Error” xserver running

i've been trying to update my Nvidia driver, but I keep getting errors. As im quite new to ubuntu. The following is the install log: Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface -> The file ...
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Ubuntu starts in tty1 only - no screens detected - cant' startx

I just rebooted my laptop and I can't start the gui. I logged in in text mode and startx says no screens detected. I have tried to purge and install the nvidia driver, I have tried to reinstall ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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xinit fails on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

I need to run on my server application with GUI. The only way to connect to the server is via SSH. So what I have already have done is sudo apt-get install xosview xosview is simple program with ...
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could not write bytes broken pipe

I've found many questions similar to this, but my problem is quite specific so please do not mark it as duplicate. I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 for about 1.5 years. Yesterday the left click of my ...
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Tightvnc Server - How to [Minimal CPU/Latency] for basic apps over 802.11n direct

Greetings fellow tinkers, and people who... "fix" things... Right then!So I have a Nexus 5 in a chrooted Ubuntu 14.04 that I want to export the display from to a 10 inch tablet via wifi - And before ...
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how to open cygwin's xemacs on an ubuntu's active xorg server?

I have a windows box and an ubuntu box. ubuntu start up completed, obviously with Xorg server running without any problems. ran the command: xhost + so that there should NOT be any problems ...
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Connecting through Quartz to Ubuntu does not show desktop only menubar

Hi I am a newbie to ubuntu. Installed 12.04 LTS on an Intel NUC and everything is running fine. Can ssh in from my macbook. However I also would like to remotely run the desktop so I installed ...
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No screens found!

After installing Ubuntu on my new Laptop (using the nomodeset method), Ubuntu boots into a black (blank) screen. I've tried every single solution listed in here: My computer boots to a black screen, ...
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/etc/init.d/gdm command not found

am trying to install the Nvidia Driver but it keeps givin me close the X server.. I tried the usual way.. to kill the gnome manager.. didn't work because of an error :s sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop // ...
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Screen resolution very low in tty with nvidia driver

I have this machine with a 1080p HD screen with a nvidia gforce GTS250 card and I just installed Ubuntu server 12.10. After the first boot the GRUB screen was in a wrong resolution, 1280x720. However ...