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Questions tagged [xorg]

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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Ubuntu not detecting integrated intel graphics card and reverts to llvmpipe

Ubuntu 18.04 install (also seen on 16) is unable to detect integrated Intel graphics card (Intel Iris Plus). Using a Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 the machine is unable to detect attached monitors, change ...
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Headless TeamViewer on Ubuntu 19.10

I have been attempting to connect to my home server running Ubuntu 19.10 over TeamViewer from my other devices (Linux computers, Android phones or Windows computers) in vain. I have tried fiddling ...
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How to debug black screen after logging in with NVidia drivers that strangely fixes itself at random times?

I'd like to describe my Nvidia woes of the past few days here in hopes someone can help me diagnose a problem with the Nvidia drivers. background TL;DR I started having this issue on Ubuntu 17, ...
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Kubuntu won't start X

My Kubuntu 18.04 LTS installation has been failing to load any kind of GUI on boot, but I still have my MythTV backend and OpenHAB 2 server working just fine on the same machine, as well as SSH access ...
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Session start only show background until I manually startX through tty1

Some info about my setup before I start my novel: Ubuntu 16.04 gnome gdm3 (was using lightdm when I first had the problem, but switched trying to see if it fixes the problem). When I am logging into ...
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How do I forcibly delete ALL xrandr/xinerama state and restore defaults?

Background / Justification In Ubuntu 18.04, I'm having a totally off-the-wall issue that's not addressed by any other questions about xinerama or xrandr. Suddenly, my 4K monitor is frequently being ...
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Touchpad stopped working ubuntu 18.04

I know it seems like an easy fix, but I do swear to you that I've tried everything. The thing is: I was typing normally and suddenly the touchpad stopped working. I switched to Win10 to see if it ...
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Display settings not saved across sessions when using fractional scaling

I have a pc with: Nvidia gtx1080 two 4k monitors Ubuntu 19.10 nvidia xserver installed I changed the scaling and order of monitors in Ubuntu Display settings. However when I reboot or logout/login ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 nvidia-xconfig makes screen black

Why after running sudo nvidia-xconfig and rebooting the screen goes black? OS: Pop OS 19.10 (Also tried on Ubuntu 19.10) Genereated /etc/X11/xorg.conf: # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file ...
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How to disable auto display detection on Ubuntu 19.10

I've found several issues similar since 18.04 it seems hard to disable and on 19.04 I've found a proper solution. I have 3 displays 2 being active all the time the third one only being use every now ...
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Trouble with xinput_calibrator on a Toughbook CF-19

Using Xubuntu 19.10, I'm attempting to calibrate the touchscreen of a Toughbook CF-19 MK5. I've used xinput_calibrator as others have suggested which completes and gives me a snippet to copy into an ...
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Multiple 4k external monitors unsupported at full resolution on Dell XPS 13 9380

Update: I've managed to get all 3 displays working in 4k, but I am unable to arrange them in a horizontal line. Running xrandr outputs this as the first line: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current ...
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How to make lightdm behave with multiple monitors

When my laptop first boots, the login screen mirrors to all my monitors in a really weird way (like, my 1080p monitor has a little 1280x1024 square in the corner and while the mouse is in that square ...
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What is the issue with Wayland essentially not working on 19.10

I was excited to learn that Wayland was the the default. I am using Ubuntu 19.10 and the default is still X. If I choose Wayland when I login (from the greeter) my system slows down to an almost ...
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19.10, Nvidia RTX 2080, Dell UP3218K - How to start debugging Xorg monitor detection problems

I'm running Ubuntu 19.10 with an RTX 2080 Ti (Asus Strix) and Dell's 8K display (UP3218K). I installed Ubuntu Server 19.10 and then installed the ubuntu-desktop-minimal package (so, Xorg and gdm3). ...
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The xkbmap below works with setxkbmap, but not in GUI - why?

When I take this xkbd map partial alphanumeric_keys modifier_keys xkb_symbols "basic" { include "us(basic)" name[Group1]= "enHT (English, US, Hyper-Terminal)"; key <CAPS> { [ ...
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Slow refresh rate and … after trying install pm-hibernate in Ubuntu 18.0.4

I have tried to install Hibernate capability in my New Ubuntu, so i found this site and tried to do : sudo apt install pm-utils && sudo pm-hibernate so after this package installed: 2019-11-...
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Keep X-sessions active when I switch to another TTY

I am using Ubuntu 19.04 server and I use startx [application] to run any graphical applications. When I use Opera browser or any other browser and play music, when I switch to another tty, the music ...
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Reassigning modifier keys with xkb

does somebody have good instructions for how the modifier keys can be changed in xkb (via placing the modified xkb file in /usr/share/X11/xkb). To explain: I'm able to make the layout I want in ...
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GNOME extensions are no longer working after activating Intel TearFree

I have a notebook with an Intel i3 and have screen-tearing. After consulting Arch Linux wiki on "Intel graphics" I found the recommendation to enable TearFree in Xorg: Section "Device" Identifier "...
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startx results in blank screen on boot up in Ubuntu 18.04

Same debugging loop as my previous question, but I've narrowed it down to (probably) an issue with X. Happens on startup, the only thing I had changed recently was I had issues running the game ...
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Why two unicode-characters are not allowed in xkb?

I wonder why a sequence of Unicode-characters is not allowed on one key-press in xkb. eg. I use Indian keyboard for typing in Devanagari. This keyboard is based on the inscript keyboard layout. In ...
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How can I remap Menu to Meta key?

I want to remap my Menu key to a meta key, so I can use it in keyboard shortcuts for applications and whatnot. The closest I've come is going into /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc, and changing; key &...
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xmodmap doesn't work after switching the user

I have added a script to run on user login via startup application preferences. Here is the script. It binds middle mouse button to a key. setxkbmap -layout us xkbset m xkbset exp =m xmodmap -e "...
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Can't see the dock bar when starting desktop environment with startx

I'm using Ubuntu version 19.04. I would like to log into gnome desktop environment from TTY terminal. I used startx to initialize the desktop environment. I can see the top bar and run gui ...
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Reinstall drivers for keyboard problems — unmet dependencies

I am having problems with my keyboard. I cannot determine if it is a hardware problem as I haven't checked whether the issue exists in windows (I dual boot but haven't used windows in a while). Some ...
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How to edit xrandr code so you can place in into xorg.conf?

Could anybody help me format this, so I can put it into my xorg.conf? function run { if ! pgrep $1 ; then $@& fi } if xrandr | grep -q 'DP-1 connected' ; then xrandr --output eDP-1 --off ...
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Ubuntu 19 Make X11 listen and accept connections on port 6000

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 19.10 my remote TCP-XWindows broke, and I need it for work. I'm working on a really old currently-in-production system which uses old-style X11 TCP connections. ...
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xrandr “Failed to get size of gamma for output default” with xserver-xorg-video-dummy on a headless NUC/BACE in 18.04

I am trying to set up Ubuntu 18.04 on a NUC-like Gigabyte BACE. Everything works perfect. BUT: I would like to use Gnome with a screen resolution of 1680x1050. This is what I did: sudo apt-get ...
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libinput config files don't work on Ubuntu 19.10

I have a 15 inch Dell xps running Ubuntu and for the life of me I can't get libinput to use my configs for the touchpad. My config files are in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d. I also tried to change the ...
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No GUI and no internet after rebooting

I rebooted my machine and there is clearly something very wrong. There is no GUI and there is a black screen after running startx. lsb_release returns: command not found apt-get update returns many ...
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Ubuntu 19.10: no Wayland option. Extended gestures alternatives?

I am missing the Wayland sign in option after upgrading to Ubuntu 19.10. The first issue is that Extended Gestures ONLY works in Wayland sessions. So I went down the path of trying to get Wayland as ...
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Error “libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found” & “libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast” in Ubuntu 18.04. Ubuntu or XQuartz issue?

When I ssh -X into my Ubuntu 18.04 desktop from my Mac OSX computer, I am able to get in. However, when I try to run firefox or rstudio, I get libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found ...
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Cannot install synaptics driver. apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics leads to broken packages

I have just purchased a thinkpad and it has synaptic input device but ubuntu 18.4 does not come with synaptics touchpad driver. I am trying to implement the solution given here but running sudo apt-...
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Single display unable to set 5120x1440 resolution

I was running Ubuntu 19.04 with a Philips 499P9H 5k monitor that was running at 5120x1440 at 70Hz. Today I upgraded to Ubuntu 19.10 and can now only run the monitor at 3840x1080 at 60Hz. The option ...
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xrandr throws BadMatch error when trying to add mode

I have an old 1920x1080 screen but Ubuntu detects the resolution as much lower. This seems to be a common problem and the solution seems to be adding a new mode with xrandr. When I do that though, ...
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Problem with openchrome and xrandr brightness

I have a BIOSTAR P4M900-M7 FE motherboard, which has a VIA P4M900 Chrome9 chipset (yes, old, but powerful for basic usage, everything I need). The point is that I made a new installation of Ubuntu ...
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X server doesn't “wake up” upon resume from suspend

I run 19.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (6th gen) HW manual. I've been using Ubuntu on it since I bought it in December 2018, and since then suspend/resume has worked without incident. There used ...
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Undo setxkbmap on Gnome 3 + X11

I set my keyboard map to us using setxkbmap us, in order to get WASD working in a unity game that didn't understand my keymap. Changing the gnome keyboard map didn't help with this problem. Now I've ...
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Can't set resolution to 1920x1080 with xrandr (max is 1600x900) on Ubuntu 18.04 + Nvidia GPU

I have a computer using an Nvidia graphics card (980 Ti). It's also dual boot Windows and Ubuntu 18.04. Setting a 1920x1080 resolution works fine on Windows, but for some reason on Ubuntu the maximum ...
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No screen found after reinstalling Xorg

I have reinstalled Xorg by following the steps given in this post: reinstall Xorg. I have Ubuntu 16.04 with a nvidia GPU: Core: 4.15.0-65-generic, 16.04.1-Ubuntu; GPU: Nvidia GeForce 940MX. After ...
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xdotool: moving window “above” 0 0

As per the title. When I do xdotool getactivewindow windowmove 0 0 windowsize 1200 $height_first_monitor xdotool move the window. But when i do xdotool getactivewindow windowmove -40 0 windowsize ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 HDMI output not recognized with Nvidia hybrid

I can't use HDMI external display on my IdeaPad S340 with Nvidia GeForce MX230 and built-in Intel GPU. I currently use nvidia-driver-435 (open source) With my monitor plugged in i got following ...
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Force specific cursor for an application

I'm currently using termite (a VTE based terminal emulator) on my desktop. Because of my monitor being rather large I switched to using a high visibility red cursor. But as soon as I open up a ...
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signature not signed with a trusted key

My X11 Desktop crashed for the same reason these days /var/log/kern.log:Oct 9 14:55:29 alpha kernel: [ 51.560789] PKCS#7 signature not signed with a trusted key /var/log/kern.log:Oct 10 20:53:30 ...
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Ubuntu 18.04lts xhost cannot open display

I'm trying to run Remmina under 18.04lts but it throws: james@james-linux:~$ remmina Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused (org.remmina.Remmina:1421): Gtk-WARNING **: 02:09:15....
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Ubuntu 18.04 with Nvidia GPU - Add virtual display

I have a PC with an Nvidia GPU and one physical screen. I'd like to be able to access my PC remotely with NoMachine software from a client with two displays. I think I can achieve this by adding a ...
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How do I update Nvidia display driver on ubuntu 18.04, if I already installed cuda toolkit 10.2 and its bundled display driver?

I installed CUDA toolkit 10.2 on ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I previously did not have any nvidia display drivers, so it came bundled with the 418 version display driver. This seemed to work fine. I noticed on ...
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Cannot run Ubuntu VM through HyperV after installing xorg

I am trying to set up an ubuntu VM through Hyper-V Manager, and configure it so that I can conenct using windows RDC. My steps are: Create a VM using Hyper-V Manager with an installation of Ubuntu ...
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startx hot plugging monitor

I have Ubuntu Server 18.04. I installed Xorg, plugged in my monitor and started my app like this: startx ./MyApplication It runs perfectly, but if I unplug my monitor, run the command and then plug ...