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Unable to deactivate the Watchdog on second unused GPU on Xorg

I have an Ubuntu 20.04 system with two monitors and two Nvidia GTX gpus. Driver Version: 470.82.00 CUDA Version: 11.4 The two monitors are connected to the first GPU in PCI:1:0:0. The second GPU in ...
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Set up Xorg with two monitors at different resolutions

I'm trying to set up Archlinux on WMware to have with two monitors at different resolutions. This is my xorg.conf file Section "Monitor" Identifier "Mac" Option &...
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No way to create second X screen assigned to second graphics card

It seems that the X server only allows one X screen on this PC, A second Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen1" does nothing but the GPU-1 and its connected monitors get to be ...
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Starting X Server

I installed Arch with KDE plasma. I want to start KDE without display manager and configured files by instructions from Arch wiki https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/KDE#From_the_console .But after ...
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x server fails to start after system updates

I rebooted my system after a few months (since april 2020). Just before reboot, i had updated the whole system (kernel, nvidia drivers etc) and since then, the x server fails to start normally. I use ...
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How to increase number of Xv adaptor ports?

The number of xv video ports is to low for my use cases e. g. xvinfo reports: X-Video Extension version 2.2 screen #0 Adaptor #0: "GLAMOR Textured Video" number of ports: 16 port ...
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Switch monitors in xorg.conf in a dual screen setup

I want to set up a dual screen config, so two completely separate :0.0 and :0.1 screens that have nothing to do with each other. The following configuration works except that screen :0.0 is displayed ...
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Equivalent of --same-as in xrandr in xorg.conf syntax (monitor as mirror of another)

I want to duplicate one monitor as a mirror of another. With xrandr all works but the changes are not permanent. I try to write the file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf to apply permanent ...
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Your xorg.conf does not contain any XkbLayoout options Error in puppyLinux

I don't know what I did wrong, was it a wrong package or something else. Now I can't change the keyboard layout. Is there a way to reset the setting of xkb to fix this problem?
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Debian Buster: Module fbcon not found

System: ASUS Z390-PRO with i5-9600K and Debian 4.19.67-2+deb10u2 and Intel UHD Graphics 630 (Coffee Lake) with driver i915. I am running a clean install only with firmware-misc-nonfree and xrdp added....
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Xorg multi-card modesetting configuration segmentation fault

Using xorg-x11-server 1.20.1-5.2.el7_6 , I am wondering if I am making a simple configuration error? The following segfaults: Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Example" Screen 0 "A" ...
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Setting up Ubuntu-Server with intel GPU for custom resolution

Short Version: How can I disable the DisplayPort and display-cloning completely and only use VGA with a custom resolution of 1920x240 (15KHz) on a CRT. Might involve the creation of a custom xorg.conf ...
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Configuring xorg.conf to split physical monitor into multiple "virtual" monitors

I am running the Qubes 3.2 (https://qubes-os.org) operating system with the awesome window manager installed and recently purchased an ultrawide 49" screen. I wish to partition my one physical ...
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Use Xorg autoconfig to dynamically apply settings depending on monitor?

The setup is as follows: a common Gentoo linux based system image (has to be shared between all) 1 out of 3 different touch based input devices 1 out of 3 different monitors There is always only one ...
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Mouse scroll wheel 3m ergo mouse Ubuntu 18.04

In Ubuntu 16.04, this worked fine for evdev config for my 3m Ergo Mouse to emulate scroll wheel by holding down the 'middle' button. It no longer works in Ubuntu 18.04. At /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/...
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Kali Linux - PPS State Mismatch

long time! Recently, I updated my Kali rolling system and had my own working NVidia Optimus setup, and I was able to use my GeForce card on my HashCat. Now, I lost my GUI. I went through several ...
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Why does Xorg come up in 1024x768 mode instead of full 1600x1200 resolution?

I have Xorg configured to use the radeon-driver and run two monitors I have attached to my Radeon HD 5670 card. It works. But, every time Xorg restarts, it comes up in 1024x768-mode with monitors ...
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How to understand which xorg.conf.d is actually used by the system

If I run in Ubuntu 17.04 locate xorg.conf.d | grep d$, here is what I get: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d Is it normal to have two folders like these, or is it some side-effect of ...
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How to enable stereoscopic output over hdmi1.4

On Windows®, it’s a checkbox in the screen resolution setting dialog, but how to do the same on Linux. If there’s no generic solution available, both my nvidia geforce and intel gpu support outputing ...
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Sometimes my Linux tablet screen is dark after boot

I have installed Ubuntu on a PIPO X10 Pro tablet. It's a simple tablet running Intel x5-Z8350 with a DSI screen. After booting, the display turns completely black. I am able to SSH into the machine, ...
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Xorg -configure not working, but running X works

My core issue is that I'm trying to get my HTPC to start X on the TV even when the TV is off when the computer starts. This requires a (small) amount of mucking around with /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but in ...
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Making the discrete AMD GPU the default GPU in a Mux-less setup with an integrated Intel GPU in Mint 18

How do I making the discrete AMD GPU the default GPU in a Mux-less setup with an integrated Intel GPU in Mint 18? What I've gleaned / attempted so far: Information from lspci: 00:02.0 VGA ...
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Turn off videocard output on disconnecting monitor

My current setup is Arch, with Awesome WM and Xorg-server 1.17 (amd dependency). What I would like to automate is the following. When I disconnect an external monitor, for instance HDMI1, I have to ...
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How to use Intel controller to run Kali GUI

I've gone through many tips and different steps at this point, and the Kali GUI will still not run. In fact, after installing bumblebee and configuring and restarting, my Kali goes straight to the ...
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How to find the "Identifier" value for an Xorg conf "Device" graphics card section?

Using X :2 -configure, I found out Xorg was using Card0 as the device name to configure the graphics driver: Section "Device" Identifier "Card0" Driver "radeon" Option .... ...
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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 Version: ...
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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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Reinstalling X11 drivers Ubuntu 14.04

After a recent upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 xserver would no longer start on my workstation. When running startx the following error occurs: (EE) module ABI major version (6) doesn't match the ...
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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 copied ...
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Dual monitor screen resolution can not be added

I am desperately trying to setup my system on Debian Wheezy with VGA card NVIDIA Quadro 600, and two monitors (two monitors are exactly the same, same manufacture, size and model number). One monitor ...
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How to adjust screen resolution?

I've installed Debian testing from netist image in a AMD Radeon system. I am using Xorg and awesome wm. The default screen resolution is 1024x768 while my screen supports 1366 x 768. I've tried xrandr ...
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Changing caps lock to tab in Linux/Gnome 3.x

I have (physically) broken my tab key and would need like to use the CAPS LOCK key as the tab key instead. I have tried to do this with xorg.conf Option "XkbOptions" "tab:swapcaps" but it doesn'...
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HDMI monitor not recognized on Debian

Trying to connect a monitor to my Laptop (Lenovo Y560, ATI Radeon 5000 on Debian 7.2 & k3.2.51-1) but it looks like my HDMI is not recognized at all. lspci -v | grep -i vg 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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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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In Linux, how do I correctly configure display geometry with multiple monitors on multiple GPUs (Intel and nVidia)?

I want a triple monitor setup to work correctly. My setup is as follows: Linux Mint 16 x64 Intel Core i5-2500k GeForce GTX 560 Ti Cu II A monitor on the far right connected to the motherboard (...
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How do I change screen resolution in Fedora 16?

I have recently changed my OS to Fedora-16 64-bit, I know that my Screen resolution is 1920x1200(From Previous OS on same Machine and other similar screens in my office). I have tried using xrandr -q ...
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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 to set login screen resolution in debian

My Debian install (Linux machine 2.6.32-5-686 #1 SMP Sun May 6 04:01:19 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux) is limited to 1360x768, but my monitor is capable of 1680x1050. There is no xorg.conf file so I created ...
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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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Xorg Different Height Monitors

I am trying to set up a dual monitor desktop, with a 19" LED monitor, and a 15" CRT monitor, and have done so, using nvidia-settings to write to my xorg.conf. However, the problem I am now dealing ...
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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 $DISPLAY)....
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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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Dual monitor setup: xrandr versus xorg.conf

Dual monitor setups on GNU/Linux are known to be great fun! After fiddling with my xorg.conf for a couple of days, I've managed to come to a point where I can get pretty much what I want (two screens ...
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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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nvidia on ubuntu 10.10: switching dvi socket

i have ubuntu 10.10 x86_64 with nvidia 9800 gt and nvidia driver version 270.41.06 my video card has two DVI sockets, but i only use single monitor configuration. Now, i think the main DVI socket ...
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Ubuntu 10.10: getting appropiate monitor resolution for lcd hdtv

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 x86_64 version, with Nvidia 9800 GT, installed 270.41.06 Nvidia drivers following this guide. I have a LG42LH30FR LCD TV connected with the dvi link -> RGB PC input I'm able ...
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