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How do I access my remote Ubuntu server via X-windows from my Mac?

I have an Ubuntu server (12.04 LTS) running remotely on a cloud hosting service. I have installed ubuntu-desktop via apt-get: $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop It appears to have installed no ...
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Gnome 3 always hangs after logon

The problem I'm having is that after logging into GNOME Shell 3.4.1 on Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. After a very short period of time (approx 0-2 minutes) gnome shell becomes unresponsive. Hovering on the ...
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How to bind Ctrl+arrows to Home and End keys? xmodmap does not work

On Windows, I used to bind Ctrl+Left to Home and Ctrl + Right to End via ahk. Now I'm struggling to achieve this behavior in Ubuntu. I've tried editing /etc/inputrc: "\e[1;5C": end-of-line ...
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Remote x-server with ssh -X

I am trying to start a remote gnome session using: ssh -X username@192.168.1.107 gnome-session Both client and server are Ubuntu version 12.04 I get the following (and not a lot happens)... ...
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How to reset the Xorg / xserver?

xserver keeps crashing on my general user account both in unity 3d and 2d. It doesn't do it on the guest account. That's why I want to reset / rollback everything xserver related, hoping this is ...
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How to get sound in a separate X server in Ubuntu 11.04 or later?

I configured my Ubuntu system so that I'm able to start any application in a separate X server. Running games or for example XBMC in a separate X server has some major advantages. The problem ...
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Mousewheel of gaming mouse stopped working - how to reset / fix it?

Suddenly the wheel of my G9x stopped working. The other buttons work just fine, I can even use the mousewheel to scroll left and right by pushing the mouse-wheel to one side or the other. I wonder ...
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How can I *disable* Ctrl+Alt+Backspace?

Building on a question from 2010 (3 years ago) I'm trying to achieve the exact opposite: I want to disable the Ctrl+Alt+← keyboard shortcut to kill the X server. For me, it appears to be disabled in ...
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How do I fix “Your system is running in low-graphics mode”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? I installed 12.04 LTS (upgraded from 11.10) but When I start my computer it shows Your system is ...
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Kubuntu 12.10 Shortcut to Restart X Server?

I have just upgraded from Kubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. Until now, I was using AltGr+PrintScreen+K key combination to restart the X Server. After the last upgrade this shortcut doesn't work anymore. Do ...
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capture login screen-not sucssecful

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 . If more information is needed, please tell me. I Tried some guides to cature my login screen: How can I take a screenshot of the login screen? ...
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Cannot connect to X Server when running app with sudo

When I am running some software using sudo command it showing error like cannot connect to X server For example if I run the following command: $ sudo gedit /etc/profile I am getting ...
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nvidia drivers fail completely after update to 3.5.019

I'm running a duel-screen set-up and need the proprietary drivers because the standard ones won't drive the second screen at full resolution. After updating to 3.5.019, downloading the latest linux ...
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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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How to disable DisplayInfo for Intel i810 when there is no xorg.conf?

I'm testing 12.04 on an office desktop. This machine has an integrated Intel i810. This very machine used to run Ubuntu (or Kubuntu) quite well, until the Natty Narwhal release, when the X server ...
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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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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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Mir the X Server replacement [closed]

I read much about the X Server replacement Mir, but I am not quite sure which benefits it will have. Ok it is a newer technologie, the currently used X server uses code that is twenty years old or ...
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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 can i downgrade from 12.04.3 kernel and it's xservers to 12.04.2 ones?

Hi how can i get back (downgrade) from 12.04.3 kernel and it's xservers to 12.04.2 ones? i have some problems with 12.04.3 kernel and want to downgrade.
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Monitor goes blank after 30 minutes. No keyboard or mouse are attatched, but computer is controlled over SSH

Currently trying to set up a media server which I can control with my laptop or phone. After looking at all the options I decided upon using SSH to start mplayer in fullscreen. Everything is working ...
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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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Boots into Console instead of GUI. GUI Wanted instead

My problem is that more often than not, when I boot into Ubuntu 12.04 it brings me to the Command-line prompt and asks for my login. After logging in I have to either try using sudo rm ...
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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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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 to get Nexus Mod Manager working on Wine?

I'm trying to get Nexus Mod Manager (Beta yet) working on wine, but after the configuration of NMM it crashes with an error. During the startup it spams a lot of terminal stuff and at the end I find ...
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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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Run application in specific X server or VNC port

I have an application that I'd like to run, yet I'd like it to be visible only through a certain VNC port. I don't want the app to show up on the normal Ubuntu desktop. I want the app to run "in the ...
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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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One of my monitors is detected by X Server but does not display anything on screen. How do I fix TwinView?

I just recovered from a white screen of death I was having by reinstalling my nvidia drivers via the command line in recovery mode. When I rebooted after that, everything was fine, except one of my ...
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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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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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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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Replacing the login screen

I removed the login screen from ubuntu because it was the wrong one... but instead of reverting back to the default screen, it just goes blank after the boot! What do I do now? I'm almost certain I ...
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Do X-Server/X-Org come with the kernel?

Do X-Server/X-Org come with the kernel itself or are they separate packages that are installed in distributions? What is difference between Xorg and Xserver?
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xf86OpenConsole: Cannot find a free VT: Invalid argument

I'v set up an Ubuntu 12.04 from the precreated OpenVZ template. The host system is configured as follows: # $ cat /etc/issue Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 # $ uname -a Linux openvz-02 2.6.32-16-pve #1 SMP ...
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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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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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Package operation failed Errors were encountered while processing: xserver-common-lts-raring

Before starting with my problem description, I would like to say that this is my very first time using Ubuntu or anything related to Linux! Now my question! I have installed the very last ...
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Is it possible to use two laptops as dual display monitors in the same X Session?

Picture this : You have two identicle laptops. Both running Ubuntu with X11. Now rather than having two seperate ubuntu machines is it possible, through XServer, to connect Laptop2 to Laptop1 as a ...
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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 in installed ubuntu-desktop. sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop and enable it with ...
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X server doesn't restart

I recently installed nvidia's cuda toolkit in ubuntu 12.04. After restarting the computer, it stays in console mode. When I run sudo service lightdm restart, it gets stuck mid execution and the ...
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How to connect to other Ubuntu machine as X Server?

When I want to work on my local Linux machines from windows, I use Putty+Xming and I set the Xming port in Putty connection settings. This way I have a terminal on the machine and if, for example, I ...
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Autostart in .xinitrc

I want to run some program at awesomewm startup. I have in my .xinitrc this line: exec awesome It works. Then I added this: exec guake I got errors. So I did this: guake I put each of these ...
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Backspace key not working

I have two keyborad keys, "Back" and "Forward". Forward works like it should, here is the output from xev for it: KeyPress event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x4600001, root 0x175, subw 0x0, ...
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boot failure after upgrade ubuntu 12.04

My laptop cannot boot up after I upgrade ubuntu 12.04. The error message is unsupported number of auguments (3) back to default xsession Anyone have solution to this problem?
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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 ...