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Xorg configuration to switch between ttys (FreeBSD)

I'm using FreeBSD on VMWare. I'm installing/configuring Xorg. To get a .conf file I used Xorg -configure I tested it with Xorg -config /root/xorg.conf.new -retro It seemed to be okay, so I ...
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Awesome WM: Proffered mode of second monitor not being picked up via xorg file

Not sure if this is a windows manager issue or just an issue with X, but my second monitor default to the wrong resolution. I have it set to 1920x1080 in my xorg.conf, but it defaults to 1440x900. If ...
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displaylink and nvidia in linux mint (ubuntu)

I have GeForce 210, displaylink USB adapter and three monitors: two monitors are connected to GeForce, and the last one to USB. This setup works perfectly in Windows, but doesn't work in Linux. I ...
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xorg.conf stops working after upgrade

After an upgrade from xserver-xorg version 1:7.7+3 to version 1:7.7+5 (Debian versioning), some relevant configurations defined in xorg.conf are being ignored. In particular, the synaptics touchpad ...
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chosing the main display in xorg.conf doesn't work

I am trying to configure my xorg.conf file to have two displays, one is my laptop and the other is a HD screen. I honestly didn't write the xorg.conf file, but used nvidia-settings program which does ...
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Setting up dual monitors in xorg.conf

I have a dual-monitor setup where the second (smaller) monitor extends the desktop of the first one. This works perfectly fine using the KDE monitor settings/XRandr, but Xorg's default behaviour is ...
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Windows going over the edge of the screen

I'm running Arch Linux on my laptop with Fluxbox as my WM. Many times I open a window and part of it will go off the edge of the top of the screen making it impossible for me to see the top of it. How ...
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Crop display size in linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Limit video output to a section of a display and leave the rest blank My laptop has a slightly damaged lcd - it has a black strip on the right that reduces the working ...
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How can I find out a list of all configuration files loaded by Xorg?

There's a lot of lists of places where these files can be found, but can I see the actual list of what is loaded?
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Separate dual-head screens with Intel H67

I am using a Slackware 13.37 system (ASUS P8H67-M LE) with built-in Intel HD graphics, and I am trying to get the monitor outputs to be attached to seperate X windows screens (i.e. different ...
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Separate keyboard for shortcuts on linux (two keyboards,two layouts)

I have two keyboards: an old ps/2 one and a usb one. I want the usb keyboard to have the us layout (or prefferably have the usb keyboard follow the layout chosen in gnome) and the ps/2 one to have a ...
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Multiple Graphics Cards on Fedora 15 (Gnome 3)

I have the (delightful) misfortune of having 3 graphics cards. They are XFX Radeon 5750s. Each drives 2 monitors via dvi. I am having a really hard time getting these running on fedora 15 (gnome 3). ...
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Xorg - how to specify a non-standard display resolution

I have a netbook running on Debian whose LCD screen is partly broken (fallen from a desk). The problem is about 30 columns on the left of the screen not working anymore (totally black). The original ...
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After installation of Nvidia proprietary driver, when login starts I can hear the Ubuntu startup sound, but screen remains blank

I installed the nvidia driver directly from the nvidia website. Installation went ok, but after reboot, Ubuntu logo appears fine, but when entering login, I hear Ubuntu startup sound, but the screen ...
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Why Xorg ignores changes in xorg.conf?

I have to pointer devices (mouse and touchscreen). Their devices are /dev/input/mouse0 and /dev/input/mouse1, also they are combined into one on device /dev/input/mice. I want my system to separate ...
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How to re-enable my touchpad on Linux?

My touchpad is not working in my user on Ubuntu 10.10. However, when I logon as another user it works fine. I tried using synclient on my user and it says that TouchpadOff=1. I wonder what could be ...
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Extract X11 configuration information from running instance

Since I had a hard disk die on me, I figured I could easily try some other OS (I usually run Ubuntu). Turns out that Ubuntu flawlessly recognizes my video card and monitor (X11 works right out of the ...
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Ubuntu: Windows have rough and choppy edges with any graphic driver

obviously (my) Ubuntu has problems with the x window system. Every time when I move any window, this window looks rough and choppy on the edges (see http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/24439/). First ...
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Ubuntu: No screens found - What's wrong with this xorg?

due to problems with flickering und rough edges on windows, even without nvidia drivers, I try to rebuild the whole xorg by hand. I ran X -configure and got a standard xorg.conf I have to edit. I set ...
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help with xorg.conf: xrandr on one of two widescreen monitors; rhel5, kde, ATI Radeon X1300

Can anyone help with me configure my dual-screen monitors for rotation? I have xrandr 1.1. Have tried various approaches, nothing takes. I can't even get the xrandr options to show up in KDE's ...
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How to force screen resolution on CentOS machine

I have CeontOS machines connected to LCD via KVM which causes failure to properly detect screen resolution and I'm stuck with 800x600 until I reset X server with the LCD connected directly to the PC. ...
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Where is xorg.conf in Ubuntu 10.04?

I'm in the middle of trying to setup dual monitors on ubuntu and would like to backup my xorg.conf... The documentation I've been thus far say to do the following: sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf ...
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What setting can cause a monitor to flicker under X11?

I've been dinking with the xorg.conf file on my system and now when I try to start X I get a flickering effect and no usable image. I think (and this is just a guess) that it's a settings out of bound ...
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How do I change my control or alt key to emit a space key event in Ubuntu?

I have a laptop with a broken space bar and I want to map the right alt or control keys to emit a space character. I am running Ubuntu.
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Fixing X11's startup Errors by Xorg.conf or modprobe

I am using Ubuntu Live CD to get an access to the broken Ubuntu after running a few Linux Kernel Magic commands without knowing completely what I did. I mounted the system to Live CD. I need to ...
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How do I enable greedy MigrationHeuristic in Karmic?

My laptop performs very poorly for 2d graphics. For example, Docky's zoom effect and compiz effects are very choppy. In Jaunty, I was able to fix this by adding the following line under the "Device" ...
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Can Ubuntu run a GeForce 6200 LE and 5200 FX at once?

I'm trying to get both a nvidia 6200 LE PCI-Express and 5200 FX PCI video card running at the same time in Ubuntu 9.04. This is for a triple monitor setup. After the physical install, I verified that ...
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Who knows of good advanced User Guides for X?

I'm an experienced Linux user, I've run it as my primary OS for about 6 years and feel confident about configuring most aspects of the OS. Except X. I can nearly always do what I want with X, I can ...