Software :: Compiz No Longer Working - Xorg.conf Blank After Attempting To Plug In Second Monitor
Sep 22, 2010
I recently tried to plug in a second monitor to my graphics card in an attempt to mess around with a dual monitor set up. This created a duplicate effect (which I expected at first) but downgraded my original monitor to the second monitors max resolution. Now my xorg.conf appears to be blank and I dont believe my fglrx drivers are working anymore.
When I try to start compiz from bash I get the following:
When I attempt fglrxinfo:
I'm running Kubuntu, Karmic
ATI Radion x1350
What could have happened? All I did was plug in a second monitor and restart!
I have a problem with Xorg, I am not sure if the black screen is related, but sometimes when I am just using the computer, with heavy processor and memory, but sometimes not, but the title bars to the programs disappear, my compiz effects quit working, and the cairo dock becomes unusable, so I cannot switch windows, but I can close them using 'File > Close" to access the windows under the ones on top, and to fix it I have to switch over to a terminal "Ctrl + Alt + F2" and log into that to kill Xorg by "sudo top" and killing it with the PID.
And the Blanking Screen, I am just doing usual programming with Bluefish, Eclipse and the terminal, and the screen will just go black, and won't come on if I wiggle the mouse, press a key on the keyboard or turn it off and back on, the status light on the monitor stays green, and doesn't go to orange as if it were unplugged or the computer went idle, so I know that it is still communicating with the monitor, but the way I fix this is I have to manually power down the machine via the power button and turn it back on and it works normally for a while.
This is a repost of my initial problem, I need some one who knows what they are doing more than I too take a look at this command output and give some sort of direction/clue/etc on what I'm doing wrong or missing.
Is my xorg.conf missing some vital line(s) or setting?
My best guess is that i'm missing something to tell the Xserver to use both screens, as the Xorg.0.log does not talk about trying to bring up the intel display; but this is just a hunch.
I'm running kubuntu 9.04 with 2 monitors: on-board intel video and a PCI nvidia display: I am using my nvidia display fine, but still can not get my 2nd display (the intel) working. What the heck am I missing?
I bought a very beaultiful pink tv-monitor 26", model LG26LED6500 for my daughter and I also intend to enjoy it setting up in my slackware 13.37. Then I use a VGA cable and 6600GT nvidia card, but now I'm having a doubt because there aren't vertical and horizontal frequencies specs in this manual. Only:
I did a xorg.conf using a vesa driver and kde screen output was a 1024x768 - 61hz.
If I try to use a nvidia driver and xorg.conf piece above X break down. If I use any manual frequency parameters X break down too.
1)What's the difference between CRT config and tv-monitor xorg?
2)Have I use strings modeline monitor and modes screen in this situation?
My laptop screen isn't working but I don't want to abandon my laptop so I am trying to hook up a new monitor. I'm using my 1 HDMI port, and my BIOS doesn't recognize the monitor on boot up. Also, my xorg.conf file is not configured for this monitor. My question is what should my xorg.conf look like? I have a bit of a start on it(see attached) but it is not quite right. How do I set up the Toshiba as the default screen, in order to use this monitor when Linux starts? Other info: I use Debian 5.0 with Gnome.
I've been using ubuntu on a new desktop for a couple of months, but i had an old HP that was given to me in my basement. It has 384Mb of ram, and thats because i had a 256Mb stick laying around. I installed debian becuase it is more suited for older hardware (at least from what I've read). It installed fine, but it boots to a blank screen, and pressing ctrl+alt+F2 bring me to the command line. I checked /etc/X11/xorg.conf to change the driver to vesa, to find out my video card isn't even shown. I ran lspci and I found that it says my graphics card is Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 (CGC) Chipset graphics controller (rev3) In the device section of xorg.conf, it merly says Identifier"Configured Video Device"
I am using Linux 2.6.29-020629-generic #020629 SMP Tue Mar 24 12:03:21 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux ubuntu.
I have a widescreen lcd laptop and the current resolution is set at 1280x768 pls see output of xrandr here for more information [url]
I want to change the resolution to 1024x768. I can do in ubuntu' display tool. The problem is that once I change it, the output does not take up the whole screen it has blank spots on the left and right side
For a better understanding please have a look at [url] and [url]
In open suse the system sets it at 1024x768 without any blanks on the left and right corner. You can have a look at it here [url].
Since the display of my notebook doesn't work very well anymore, straight vertical blue line on the right side of the screen, I want to connect an external monitor. (ADI [it doesn't say the exact model] 21 inch; resolution 1600x1200 and 85 Hz refresh rate).
I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 with kernel 220.127.116.11 and xrandr does not recognize the monitor correctly (see code of xrandr output). Adding a new mode did not work and currently it displays a resolution of 1200x768 which is horrible. In this version of Ubuntu the xorg.conf is not used anymore and is thus empty. As I have read you could create an entry in a new xorg.conf for your hardware which would be used by Ubuntu, having priority over xrandr settings.
But I do not really know what the monitor section in xorg.conf would have to look like, as the original screen would have to be set to 1200x768 or be disabled all together. The screens would have to be mirrored. Would the setting also work, when the external monitor is not connected to the notebook, so the original screen would display everything correctly.
Here some information about the system which will hopefully be useful for you. Please post helpful links I have overlooked or ask for more information.
My onboard graphics intel chip is capable of a resolution of 1600x1200 as it works in Windows:
lscpi output for graphics chip:
loaded kernel modules (relevant lines, at least I hope) according to lsmod (the driver from Intel web page is totally outdated and I think this is not the problem, so I didn't consider compiling a new driver)
I'm trying to play around with the orientation of my monitors (portrait vs landscape), and it's now obvious to me that they are best viewed from a high angle when placed on their stands normally. As I change their orientation, it would be nice if I could manipulate what angle they are best viewed at. I doubt this is adjustable, but I thought I would come on here an ask since there are a myriad of configurations that I don't understand.
I have a dual monitor setup (Twinview), both monitors are connected to my 1xNvidia MSI NX8600GT card...I've been using a 21.6inch HannsG HG216D (herein referred to as HG216D) monitor as my LEFT monitor, and a Dell 1905fp (herein referred to as 1905fp) as my RIGHT monitor.
I recently got rid of the 19inch 1905fp Dell monitor and moved my HG216D to the RIGHT and now I have a new 23inch DELL S2309W (herein referred to as S2309W) on the left. The new S2309W is connected to my computer via DVI cable and is configured Perfectly at it's native 1920x1080 resolution.
However I can't for the life of me get my HG216D back to it's native 1680x1050. The HG216D is connected via VGA cable that is also routed thru a KVM, I realize this means that this monitor can't/won't be auto-configured. However I should be allowed to set it manually right?...
Won't let me select 1680x1050 for the HG216D resolution, it will only let me select 1440x900 MAX, there is no option for 1680x1050, (See attached: screenshot)
I've tried to manually edit my /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but after hours on end messing with it, I give UP...
Here is my current xorg.conf:
I am just not sure what I need to change and how to get the second xorg.conf to play nice via a VGA connection?
I've just done a fresh install of Lubuntu 10.10 on an older Sony Vaio laptop. Having learned the hard way about editing xorg files, I wanted to create a backup of the xorg.conf file so that I dont have to do another install when I screw everything up. In a terminal, I typed
Just a day ago I did a clean install of 10.04, after wiping the disk clean of 9.10. So far everything's working great. Except for my old dual-screen configuration. A year or two ago I badly wanted to have 2 monitors, where both would share the same desktop/workspace allowing me to drag windows back and forth between the two. After a lot of research, I finally was able to put together (although a probably quite sloppy) xorg.conf file that did the trick for me.
My case is somewhat unique in that my left monitor is horizontal, while my right monitor is rotated 90 degrees, and is vertical. In 10.04, my old xorg.conf file sort of works, but I have problems on my right, vertical screen:
- when I move my cursor onto the vertical screen, when I try to move it above where my left, horizontal screen's boundaries end, my cursor jumps down to the bottom of my vertical screen. I can't access anything with my cursor above this boundary on my vertical screen. Note that my vertical screen's bottom is in aligned with my horizontal screen's bottom, and that the vertical screen sticks up above the horizontal screen, as both have a 1680 x 1050 resolution/widescreen aspect ratio.
- however, it appears that only my cursor is having issues accessing the upper part of my vertical screen. When I maximize windows in this screen, they properly fill it up entirely like they should. (but I still can't access the top parts of these applications with my cursor).
So obviously there must be some boundary managing where my cursor is allowed to go, and another set of rules defining the boundaries that the windows themselves can be shown/take up. Also note that because of my right monitor being rotated vertically, I'm forced to use Xinerama. Can someone help me go through my xorg.conf file, below, to help me get this "simple" cursor issue fixed? I'm sure it's just one minor thing that has to be changed, but I'm not sure what:
Code: # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings # nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildd@palmer) Sun Feb 1 20:21:04 UTC 2009 # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig # nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder57) Thu Jul 17 18:39:19 PDT 2008 # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
I have installed Kubuntu 8.04.2 on a USB stick with persistence to keep any changes I make after a reboot and it works fine. I then installed the 185 Nvidia driver to give me higher resolutions and it works fine.
But each time I reboot, my updated xorg.conf is replaced with the default xorg.conf that ships with that version of Kubuntu and a backup is made of my updated xorg.conf (the correct one) which looks like xorg.conf.20100409135913. I have to put the backup xorg.conf back in place to get my Nvidia driver to work with the correct screen resolutions again. Otherwise my screen resolution is too low.
What could be causing this behavor? I'm sure it not the persistence feature of the USB stick failing since a backup is made of my original xorg.conf.
I might add more information. The xorg.conf that gets changed after a reboot says "This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using # values from the debconf database." #
1. What is the difference between files (xorg.conf and xorg.conf-vesa)
2. No matter how hard I try I can't change keyboard layout in xorg.conf-vesa (I change it in file ) but there is no actually anything changing, it starts to get annoying - for example - below goes my xorg.conf-vesa, if I uncomment and set line from
Booted puppy 4.12 off usb many many times have i booted puppy and other distros this has never happened I get to part where you choose xorg or xvesa I chose xvesa, as usual my monitor makes a "click" noise as if its been turned off but it doesn't turn off default puppy xvesa is 800x600 so i changed it to 1024x768 as usual after messing around I reboot into my ubuntu-9.04 install and my desktop is 800x600! I reboot into my SalixOS install and my desktop is 800x600! every system I boot into is this way! even live cd's! the PC is a Emachines with everything Nvidia mx4000 geforce and old 15inch vga monitor how do I output graphics card and monitor info?
Here is the xorg.conf every distro changed too
If I install the nvidia drivers in ubuntu/debian, only then can I get 1024x768 resolution
my laptop screen has 1900x1280 (native resolution) and my second monitor has 1600x1080
After browsing the forums and messing around with drivers I managed to get the resolution up to 1600x1080 (from 1000x800 at install) on the laptop screen. No luck at all with the second monitor. I currently have it connected with both VGA and DVI.
my understanding is I need to use twin view to setup the second monitor. I've read several of the earlier posts but haven't been able to get it to work. Here is my current xorg.conf file:
I have Ubuntu (running Jolicloud) on my HP dv2000 laptop, connected to my Sony AV Receiver through HDMI to use the TV as an external monitor. However, the resolution seems to be slightly off as the outer edges of the screen are cut off. Is there a way to fix this by editing the xorg.conf file? My current setup is below. I tried adding the line "Virtual 1244 700" to the subsection "display", but when I restarted it threw me into low graphics mode. Is there anything else I can try?
I also tried setting up the resolution at 1920x1080 on the TV and kept the default resolution on the monitor as 1280x800, and as you would expect displays the entire desktop in a smaller version on part of the tv. However, the desktop is still offset, leaving the top and left margins cut off. So, perhaps I need a way to offset the screen? Is this possible in xorg.conf?
I've read the how-tos (thank you oldcpu!) and wikis about how xorg.conf take precedence over the section configuration files in etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/, if it exist. I also understand that the xorg.conf can be partial. If it is missing some sections, these will be taken from the corresponding xorg.conf.d section config file. Currently I'm using a xorg.conf generated by nvidia-settings in one of my home machines, due to a dual-monitor setup. After generating xorg.conf, the device sections are:
My question is if the Option "UseCompositeWrapper" "True" will be used or not. In other words, if a section exist in xorg.conf then it's correspondent in xorg.conf.d/ will be completely ignored *or* only the lines in xorg.conf.d/ that already exist in xorg.conf will be ignored?
I'm running the ubuntu based Green OS and cant get my video card properly configured. i've already gone through the forums to figure out what i need to do to get my ATI card working but my system wont let me access the xorg.conf file. i can see it using the the GOS file editor but it wont let me save the modifications. when i attempt to edit from a terminal window with su privelages it tells me that /etc/x11/xorg.conf does not exist. i've even tried booting into recovery mode and using the root instead of the sudo command. nothing i've tried will let me open the file.
I have installed debian testing squeeze, I have such issues, so no X11 working when startx
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how to make the X11 working ? I have the console but well X11 is better and needed for apps such as skype
I have been using some of the compiz effects now for just over a week with no problems. but yesterday they stopped working for what seems to be no reason. I have the recommended nVidia driver installed, here is my graphics card from lspci:
I'm trying to get full 3D acceleration working with an Intel 82865G Integrated Graphics chipset on my Arch install. I'm wondering if it's possible to get it to work with xf86-video-intel, as I can't seem to get the Intel-provided drivers to compile. As also stated, I have to xorg.conf to speak of, so I can't exactly go in and simple edit lines, unless I wrote it from scratch, which I'd really rather not do, LOL. I've tried Google (including their special Linux search mode), and LQ Search, and I can't seem to find information that's relevant enough to me that I can use. Here's glxinfo (only the (hopefully) relevant portions):
I did fresh install of Slackware64 ver. 13.0 and immediately updated it to slackware-current by following the directions here: http://slackwiki.org/Upgrading_SlackwareSo far all is normal and functional except for xorg-server.When I did Xorg -configure under ver.13.0, it worked perfectly and detected my nvidia 8800 GTS vidcard and 1440 x 900 lcd monitor.However, after upgrading to "current" and xorg-server-1.9.4, I'm getting a segmentation fault and cannot configure a working xorg.conf.I've been searching xorg seg errors, but haven't found a solution yet.My /var/log/Xorg.0.log:
[ 234.357] X.Org X Server 1.9.4 Release Date: 2011-02-04
I just set up a new CentOS 5.5 system (using the 5.5 DVD, yum updated all packages to latest) which unfortunately due to various issues and most critically availability, has an ATI-4350. The install went OK but X does not detect the card properly so it's using the slow VESA driver. I followed the instructions here [URL] to download and install the ATI driver. It appeared to be correctly installed but not used.
Display still detects my monitor and 4350 as unknown and using some "Vendor supplied driver". Yet under the "Dual Head" tab, if I would to enable it, the ATI-4350 comes up as an option, hence implying that the driver was corrected installed and the card is actually detected. I suspect it might have to do with my Xorg.conf, although trying to edit in several ways didn't make it work.
I did a clean install of Ubuntu 10.04 on a Toshiba Satellite, Intel graphics card, a few days ago, and had no trouble accessing the CompizConfig Settings Manager. I changed a number of settings, and everything seemed to be working just fine. But two days ago, I noticed that the compiz effects (rotating desktop cube, minimize effect etc.) were gone; and when I now try to access the Settings Manager, I see a "Starting CompizConfig..." appear in the panel and linger for about five seconds; then it's gone. No settings manager, no error message.
The day that happened, I had (to the best of my memory) not installed any updates. I had, however, removed a bunch of applications through the Software Center. I had also launched Ubuntu Tweak and changed a couple of settings. The only option it showed, and shows, under 'Compiz Settings' was then (and still is): "Prerequisite Conditions" : "Install Advanced Desktop Effects Settings Manager". The box was checked. I have since unchecked and re-checked it, thereby uninstalling and re-installing the settings manager. But that hasn't changed anything.
I have used nVidia my entire linux life (about 5 years clean and sober from M$). Recently, I have switched over to an ATI Radeon HD 5550 card. After many trial and error setups, I finally got the resolutions and screens set properly with a xrandr command, which I have now added to a shell script in ~/.kde4/Autostart. It has worked for me for a while now, but I really would like to get it set in the xorg.conf.d files so that I don't have to wait that extra few seconds after login for the screens to fix themselves.
Is there an easy way to take what xrandr does and export it to the xorg.conf.d files? If my video card recognizes my default monitor as DFP2 and the tv that I only sometimes use with this computer as DFP1, how can I ensure that the login screen for openSUSE/KDE4 appears on my default screen (an issue that drove me nuts a few months ago when I tried Ubuntu to see what all the fuss was about)?
I am using the proprietary Radeon driver from the ioda repository. DFP2 is a monitor which has a optimum resolution of 1920x1200, and DFP1 is an 1080p HDTV. I can not reverse the output plugs for the screens even though my monitor is an HDMI monitor because I use the actual HDMI port on the video card to output audio to the television and the other plug is a DVI that I convert to HDMI for the monitor.
I have 11.04 installed, not using Unity, went back to Gnome2. I have tried using Synaptic and the Software Center, all installs go fine, no errors, but I cant see them in the CCSM. Everything is working very well and bug free for me. Not having a problem at all, its just that I am missing the Snowflakes, Leaves ect., and some extra effects for windows animations that I like.
Things I'v tried: Uninstalled from Synaptic and reinstalled extras plug-ins Looked in the The Software Center (everything says its installed) Yelled at Computer