X.Org Server (commonly abbreviated to Xorg Server, XServer or just Xorg) refers to the X server release packages stewarded by the X.Org Foundation, which is hosted by freedesktop.org, and grants public access to the standard X Window releases for the efforts of the free and open source software ...

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Metacity/Compiz not staring upon Login Ubuntu 10.10

TLDR: As of this afternoon, I do not have a window manager when I login to Ubuntu 10.10. I would like to have window manager on login without needing to add to startup. Just started using linux ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 Recent X11 Update Broke OpenGL

After installing the most recent X11 updates (using the update manager) it would appear that OpenGL support has vanished from my computer. I have an NVIDIA GeForce 9600M graphics card, and have the ...
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Debian x64 and Nvidia optimus drivers

I have an ASUS laptop. It has a Core i5 CPU with integrated graphics and a discrete NVIDIA 310M GPU. I have Windows 7 installed and I'm sure that everything is working. Today I installed Debian 7.1. ...
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Secondary monitor off after sleep

I have two monitors connected to same onboard Intel graphic card. When I start my computer both screens are on and the display configuration is fine. But as soon as my computer goes to sleep, if I ...
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Multi GPU for 3rd monitor - linux mint - geforce 750ti

I recently got a 2nd graphics card to add a 3rd monitor but have had problems getting the 3rd to display. The nvidia x server configurations recognizes the 3rd monitor and the 2nd graphics card. When ...
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Linux / X11 - Force older games to use main monitor

I'm running a dual-screen setup on my main PC, with a 28" monitor connected via DisplayPort and an old 19" screen connected via DVI. Unfortunately, a lot of older games seem to insist on trying to run ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 and Nvidia Proprietary 96 drivers

I am running 10.04 ubuntu, on a totally fresh, but update manager completed install. I've hit the recommended drivers from System > Administration > Hardware Drivers and let it run to install the 96 ...
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Linux and Umlaut through fn key on US Keyboard

for me as a programmer its very convenient to use a US keyboard layout. In fact I got so used to it that its hard for me to go back to the localized layout of my native language German. What I miss ...
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Setting graphics driver without xorg.conf

It looks like X has this new approach of working without a xorg.conf and instead letting udev do all the configuration. Is there a nice description of this out there? More specifically I installed ...
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redshift color adjustment with hardware/software cursor

I'm running Arch Linux (with Con Kolivas' ck1 patchset, although that shouldn't affect this issue) and using the proprietary Nvidia graphics driver, currently at version 313.26 (my card is a GeForce ...
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Linux graphical GUI freezes

Ok so I got this annoying problem that happens every so often where the entire screen freezes up, becomes a static image, can't do anything on it until I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to switch to console CLI ...
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Which video drivers should I install. X.Org X Server or Nvidia Binary Drivers

So i just installed ubuntu and now I'm updating my video drivers. I am present with the following choices. Which one should i pick. And if possible, why? Are there some advantages over the other?
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What is causing CentOS 5.5 to crash reproducibly when browsing to some sites?

I have a problem that is crashing my GUI all the way back out to the login prompt in CentOS. It seems to be reproducible, but not 100% of the time. Basically if I go to Youtube and search for ...
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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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Multiple monitors under X: eliminating gaps due to different monitor heights

I am using nvidia-settings to configure multiple monitors . The monitors' native resolutions are different, so this generates 'gaps' where the items are drawn on the virtual screen but not on any of ...
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8400GS causes BSOD in Acer M1610 running Windows 7 32-bit

Title says it all, just installed the Nvidia card, I know this is a driver related issue I just don't know how to fix it I cannot find a driver version that will work not even the one that windows ...
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Dual monitor setup in Ubuntu 10.10: I want a workspace on one screen and another on the other screen

I've got dual monitors (TwinView) on Ubuntu 10.10 (remember: xorg.conf has mysteriously disappeared). I want a workspace on one screen and another on the other screen. Is it possible to do this? I'm ...
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How to use nvidia-xconfig with 2 GPUs and one is not NVidia?

I have a cluster of machines running on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS that are equipped with two graphic cards, a NVidia GeForce GT 240 (secondary) and a Matrox one (primary). Because it just seems to ignore the ...
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Native X11 display not =:0.0

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 with Gnome Shell 3.16. Recently I noticed that my X11 is not running on :0.0 but on :1. I thought the native display -the monitor of my laptop- should always be :0.0. Has ...
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Removing nVidia driver from Fedora causes references to missing file nvidia-tls

I had installed the nVidia driver from rpmfusion-nonfree and it has been working fine for a long time(From fedora 18 I think). But now I wanted to switch to the opensource driver, so I removed the ...
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How do I fix “Oh no! Something has gone wrong.” (gdm3 fails to start)

The machine was running Debian wheezy and was recently upgraded to Jessie. Everything has worked fine for some time. However, after a reboot today the desktop won't load. /var/log/messages shows ...
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How to diasble Vsync on Ubuntu

I want to disable vertical sync because it lowers my screen refresh rate from 60 Hz to about 47 Hz so the middle of the screen flickers during animations (sometimes). Also i have installed Kodi and ...
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xorg.conf renders display larger than screen

Background I am driving a 3-screen setup with 2 1080p screens one above the other and a flanking 1680x1050 in portrait. Problem On boot, the portrait screen is not rendered at the correct height. ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.03 -> .04 upgrade breaks Xorg

Does anyone know the solution to this problem? I upgrade Ubuntu 14.04.03 to 14.04.04 and it almost completely broke Xwindows. I've tried the tdm and gdm password managers, and they both launch Xorg ...
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Enabling hardware acceleration and Xinerama for multi-monitor/multi-GPU in Linux

My current setup is three monitors connected as follows (monitors listed from left to right): GPU0 (nVidia GTX 280): - Dell 2405FPW (1920x1200) - Dell U2410 (1920x1200) GPU1 (nVidia 210): - ...
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Diagnosing high Xorg cpu usage, extreme slowdown

Frequently, I get the following problems after running my laptop for some time: Excessive cpu usage Increased laptop temperature, Noticeable fan speed increase Extremely slow graphics, extremely ...
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Improve priority of mplayer-pulseaudio-Xorg combination

I'm often having mplayer running on the side (e.g. watching television). However, this occasionally doesn't run too smoothly (granted, the CPU and GPU are also a bit weak). I've already running ...
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LightDM mysteriously changing monitor layout

Update: The issue seems to stem from LightDM. If I start my session from a TTY using startx, screens are laid out according to xorg.conf. But if I do sudo start lightdm, screens become linear even ...
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Writing Xorg custom modeline for 1366x768 with nvidia driver

I've recently bought a Dell e1914h monitor 18.5" and supports 1366x768@60Hz display. The problem with proprietary nvidia driver is 1366x768 resolution is not supported by default due to some nvidia ...
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Using both Ctrl+Alt to replace AltGr 3rd level function on xorg

On Windows, Ctrl-Alt is mapped to Alt Gr, but not so on Linux. Using Alt Gr for 3rd level keys is wrist-killer! I'm unable to find a workaround that doesn't remove other functionality I use (the few ...
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What is causing my display artifacts?

One of my clients is running RHEL 5.5 Client (aka workstation), paid-up with support. He has a multi-monitor setup using xinerama. The video card is a nVidia Quadro NVS 250. This problem occurs ...
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xrandr, xorg test screen error — default seems to be only valid mode

Running Arch Linux, kernel 4.2.5-1, Lightdm 1.16.5, xorg-server 1.17.4-2, nvidia 255.11-4, GTX 780 dual-link dvi out. I have a QNIX Evolution II 2710 and am attempting to overclock it but am running ...
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Install nvidia driver for CUDA without turn it on for XWindows on Fedora

I put an nVidia Quadro K1200 (without attaching to a display) into my desktop which also has a built-in Intel i965 graphic and is running Fedora 22. I tried the following install the nVidia driver ...
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Can I change the acceleration for my trackpoint on Linux/X11?

I have a Thinkpad t450s with the physical trackpoint buttons. It uses the synaptics driver and shows up like this in xinput(1): ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer ...
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NVIDIA Start Xorg Without Monitors

I'm running Redhat 6.4 uname -ra Linux host.domain 2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jan 29 11:47:41 EST 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux The graphics card is an NVIDA Tesla C2075, Driver ...
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How to install a pcf font so it's visible in xfontsel?

I have a pcf font file which i need to be visible in xfontsel. I tried moving it to my ~/.fonts/ directory and running fc-cache -f but when I restart X and run xfontsel, the font isn't visible in the ...
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setxkbmap doesn't use the right shortcuts

I have a problem using setxkbmap. I want to change my keyboard layout on pressing the right control and shift key. I've tried to setxkbmap -model pc105 -layout us,de -option grp:rctrl_rshift_toggle ...
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Linux Arch Xorg xf86EnableIOPorts failed

I recently installed Arch, as a desktop environment I chose Budgie desktop and I would like to run without any display manager. But sometimes I encounter an issue where when I log in and exec ...
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Only One GPU Detected in the Nvidia Quadro NVS 450

I just built myself an new workstation and now only 2 of 3 monitors are working. I built the nvidia driver by downloading it and installing with ./Nvidia... Before when I ran nvidia-settings I saw ...
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xrandr doesn't see dual monitors [onboard Intel and PCI-E nVidia]

In an attempt to attach a second monitor to a computer, I've added an nVidia card to a system with onboard Intel graphics. On boot, the new monitor didn't get powered up at all. Creating an xorg.conf ...
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Nvidia GeForce Go 7300 + debian, kernel 4.3.0 (jessie-backports) + GDM3

Xorg seems to start ok, since I can play with the mouse pointer... But GDM3 doesn't show the login prompt like it should. I can't login! With kernel 3.16 from jessie Xorg wouldn't start unless I ...
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Linux + “nVidia surround” + 3 monitors?

Is it possible to run 3 monitors on 1 nvidia card (600 series, 640/650/660/670) under linux/xorg with the closed source nvidia driver? At the moment a have a 2 monitors on my linux system in a ...
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How to configure multiple video cards in linux?

In Ubuntu Lucid Lynx RC, I got NVidia's TwinView to work with 2 monitors in a single video card. But when I use the same monitors but split them between the video cards I can't make TwinView work and ...
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Different graphic cards drivers while booting from external media

I am booting a certain system of mine with ubuntu 9.10 from external HDD. I am satisfied with the setup and it works fine, however I would like to modify it so that I can choose which graphic card ...
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Xorg is using 80% cpu usage

Xorg is constantly using about 80% cpu power, on a single core. And I have no idea how to get it normalised I'm running Linux Mint 10 on an HP Envy 17 laptop with an AMD/ATI card.
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Is the Linux (Fedora/Gnome) desktop limited in total resolution?

I finally found a low-power graphics card with four outputs capable of driving 2560x1440 monitors. And it mostly works, except for one important thing: in Fedora 16 (using the standard Gnome ...
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Select primary display in xorg.conf

I'm running kubuntu with ATI video card and fglrx driver. I have three monitor setup with two monitors that shows up like a projector(2,3) on the left and the right as a normal lcd (1). I want the one ...
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How to use ati's fglrx drivers on Fedora 11

Has anyone got a clue what is required to make old Fedora 10 ati fglrx drivers from Livna rpm repository on Fedora 11 ? There was once similar pathway when fedora10 was out but ati didnt support ...
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Monitors off secondary ATI video card are always mirrored/flickering

I'm trying to get 5 monitors running off two ATI Radeon 5570 cards - 3 off the primary and two off the secondary. Both cards have 1xHDMI, 1xDP and 1xDVI. I am using the open source driver. I can get ...
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Linux Catalyst and three monitors

I just switched from opensource ATI driver to catalyst because I had many crashes on my Linux box when playing flash videos. It looks like with fglrx my system is more stable, but I lost my third ...