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KDE: Cannot log in the GUI

I have been using debian 8 with KDE 4.14.2 for 2 month with no such issues. Today I was just surfing the internet, and suddenly internet connection disappeared. Ping 8.8.8.8 worked fine, but ping to ...
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Sound is gone after booting system in text mode

I started using GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" grub argument for my boots, and recently noticed that the sound is missing. I start GUI from terminal using startx command, here's my .xinitrc ...
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How to setup 3 Monitors with one Single Card using Nouveau driver

I've tried everything and I am convinced that there's no way to drive more than 2 monitors per physical card. I believe this is due to a CRTC limitation, but I am not entirely sure. I've tested using ...
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X server error due to possible hardware issue?

I am running Linux Mint 17, and have encountered an X server error that prevented the OS from booting, similar to the error described here. Typically, such an error suggests a problem with the ...
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Can't login after editing xinitrc

I wanted to install dwm according to this tutorial. I've skipped the part about Xorg, bc I knew it have been already installed at the time. I started with step about installing dwm. The desktop ...
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Random crashes on XFCE - how to diagnose what's happening?

I'm on Parabola (a fork of Arch), and I'm running the XFCE desktop environment. However, I periodically get these weird crashes, where my entire desktop freezes. I have no ability to move my cursor ...
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What exactly happens when I type “startx” in the command line? [closed]

I would like to understand what happens when I type startx on a modern Linux* machine internally. Can anybody explain this process, step by step? * Debian GNU/Linux, if it cannot be generalized to ...
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swf players fail after 2 seconds

I am using Gentoo Linux localhost 3.18.11-gentoo #4 SMP Tue Apr 28 05:36:21 EDT 2015 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux with a 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ...
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Start application using xinit on different tty

I'm using Fedora 21, trying the following: On tty1 is running KDE, just as normal. But to speed up my games/avoid them changing something like gamma, I want to run them on a differnt tty, starting a ...
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Change display output with xrandr?

My roommate has a really old 1280x1024 VGA display that the driver sets to 1600x1200 by default and it causes it to display a message saying it can't display the input. I can ctrl+alt+f1 and use ...
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Can I Restore my CentOS Linux server using WHMCS Backups?

We have a CentOS Linux server where the OS has begun to hang up. We can't access it with KVM either due to os freezing. We have daily WHMCS backups sent to our email. Can we restore the server to an ...
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FTP: get the latest file in sever

This is really really pain in the ass. I have a ftp server running, and it irregularly generates the latest file. The file is store as: Home->T22:30:10->new.txt, and the latest one would be (a new ...
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Xephyr: mouse does not move smoothly

I am using xserver-xephyr in Debian Wheezy. My mouse inside the Xephyr window does not move smoothly. It looks as if the refresh rate was very low. When I move my mouse across the screen, it maybe ...
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emulate key-combination with xdotool

I am using Xephyr as a nested X server. When I am in Xephyr window and pres the key combination Control_L+Shift_L, Xephyr grabs my input (mouse, keyboard). This grab can be released with ...
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Unable to start X Server with no screens, no xorg.config to edit

I am trying to start the X server (I have all the packages installed). The problem I am having is that the server is offsite, has no screen and never has had a screen connected to it and as a result ...
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Logitech G600 mouse issues

I have a problem with my Linux: I plugged an additional hard drive into my computer to finally install linux also on my gaming PC since its way faster. I'm using a Logitech G600 mouse and whenever I ...
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Can't access virtual terminals after manually starting an X server

I'm working on a display manager. When an X server is already started, my display manager works fine and is able to log in a user. However, in order for it to be a proper display manager, it needs to ...
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What does this `xhost …` command do?

Please help me understand this line of command: xhost +SI:localuser:lightdm in reference to the answer in this post and also suggest if there's a better way and why that's needed. I couldn't make ...
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Run multiple XServer instances on the same machine on different processor cores

If I have two separate graphics cards (for the sake of discussion, an NVIDIA Quadro K4000 and Quadro K6000), can I run two separate xserver sessions on two different processor cores, keeping the GPU ...
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Make mouse side buttons trigger virtual keys

I have a mouse with two side buttons. I've posted the output from xev and evtest for both buttons: xev EnterNotify event, serial 37, synthetic NO, window 0x4600001, root 0x306, subw 0x0, time ...
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Change X server configuration at runtime

Environment: NVidia video card with NVidia drivers. Debian 8. Multiple monitors I currently have 2 screens connected to my computer. Usually (while working) I like to use both. Sometimes (while ...
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what does Xserver access control mean

What meaning does Xserver access control have, when the Xserver is started with tcp disabled: /usr/bin/X11/X -nolisten tcp AFAIU, Xserver can be used to allow remote network connection. But, if it ...
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setting up nested X sessions with Xephyr properly (and securely)

I am trying to set up Xephyr properly and securely, so that I can run another (nested) instance of LXDE under a different user inside my primary LXDE session. I would like to use this nested session ...
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Right clicks not detected after burst of right-clicks

I am having a problem with right-clicks going undetected when I do a "burst" of right clicks (e.g. 2 or more per second for a short duration). This is really annoying when playing DotA2 which requires ...
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X resources for keboard layout in ~/.Xresources

I am looking to define the keyboard layout in the ~/.Xresources file. I tried many variants such as: Xkb.layout: blah,blah Xkb*group: ctrl_shift_toggle Xkb*option.grp_led: scroll but ...
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Xserver is working but not actually drawing on the screen

I'm currently going through configuration hell with my xserver. I'm using nvidia's proprietary drivers and I believe I have everything set up properly: The Nouveau open source driver is blacklisted, ...
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How to use ARM as LTSP server? [closed]

Arm has a limited support for server packages on Linux but is it possible to use ARM board i.e Raspberry Pi or Banana Pi(it uses Armhf instruction set rather than dated Armv6 used by raspberry pi) as ...
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Ubuntu external dual monitors set up problem

I am new to *nix world. I have a Lenovo T440 laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 and looking to dock in its station. I have 2 ASUS external monitors connected to it. Ideally, I am looking to have the display in ...
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Unable to start gnome-session without root ?

I have freshly installed arch linux according to the steps listed in arch linux wiki page, installed xorg and gnome. In my ~/.xinitrc file I have added the line exec gnome-session. Now, when I ...
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How to let a daemon prompt for a password (in Xsession, keyloggersafe)?

Exposition: Working inside an XSession. Some (background) deamon needs to prompt me for password input. How can I make the daemon to prompt me for a password using a popup in the Xsession? ...
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disable Xserver logging

Is there a way to disable Xserver logging entirely? My Xserver is set up fine, everything is working, I don't need to troubleshoot it and the logfile is absolutely useless for me. The logfiles are ...
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mint 13 xfce: geforce fx 5500 "not new enough to support nvidia-settings display configuration page

I have a Geforce FX 5500 graphics card and so far, It has not worked properly in my Linux Mint 13 XFCE installation. I have tried several solutions to get the graphics card working but nothing ...
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Why does the X Window System use a server?

I never really understood why a window system must have a server. Why do desktop environments, display managers and window managers need xorg-server? Is it only to have a layer of abstraction on top ...
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Real chroot on a systemd machine

I'm trying to get used to systemd, because it seems to be the way that Debian is going. I want to run Xorg in a chroot on hardware, rather than using networking (which seems to be the canonical way ...
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NVIDIA 343 drive crashes X server

In my Mint 17 install, I recently tried updating to the new proprietary NVIDIA 343 driver. When I reboot after install, X server fails to start. I can get a shell in recovery mode and tried running ...
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Graphics Expose Event handler issues (X Server)

I have a 2D graphical application (a SCADA system) that needs to redraw regions when the graphics are panned or zoomed. The redraw works fine on one head, but not on multiple heads. The ExposeEvent ...
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AMD Drivers make Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon crash

I just installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon on my Samsung Series 5 netbook (dual boot with Windows 8.1, which I reinstalled myself). The first boot worked fine but I then installed the package ...
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X server started by kdm dies during startup because of keymap couldn't be loaded

I upgraded an OpenSUSE from 11.1 to 13.1, but after the upgrade, the X server refuses to start. If I execute kdm, the X server complains in /var/log/Xorg.0.log file that: (EE) Error compiling keymap ...
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Screenshots from multiple Xservers

I want to take screenshots simultaneously from multiple X servers on one desktop PC. I have multiple users logged in different terminals (tty1, tty2, tty3, tty4) who start multiple Xservers with ...
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“Could not connect to display” in one user account

I have a GUI application written in Qt and I wanted to run tests by ssh (or Jenkins). There is only one user account, which allows to run it in display mode (ofc when I previously do "export ...
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How to determine if X server runs with root privileges

This is a one-liner: Is there a way/command to check if the X server is run as root or as user? This was supposed to be a one-liner but alas... I recently upgraded my Arch Linux box. After the ...
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Get report of the gui application processes

I want to list main applications processes report in this format ps -e -o pid,comm,pmem,pcpu,uname To filter main GUI applications wmctrl -pl is the only way I can get processes ids.its great if ...
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'xorg.conf' and hybrid graphics

Is there any sane way to be able to configure X server and have working hybrid graphics at the same time? Whenever I add "xorg.conf" X server stops loading driver for second (discrete) GPU. ...
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Maintain Xserver applications running even after closing the remote conecction

We have a Ubuntu server (mainly a compute server), which does not have X-server installed on it. One can use something like Byobu or Screen to have programs running on the server even after the SSH ...
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X server crashes on startup with error message “No V_BIOS found”. How can I fix this?

I am running Debian with an ATI Radeon E6760 graphics card and the amd-catalyst-13.12 driver installed. Everything worked fine for a long time. I started the computer with a scientific linux live usb ...
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minimal X.org xserver installation on Debian Wheezy

I installed Debian Wheezy with no desktop environment as I would like to use lightweight dwm window manager instead. However, as a first step, I need to install xserver. I would like to install ...
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Will I utilize graphics hardware if I run X on the server?

Will I utilize graphics hardware if I run X on the server? If not, then what is it there for? E.g. Dell PowerEdge R210 II has integrated Matrox G200eW with 8MB memory on board, and some of the ...
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Can one disable tap-to-click in X server configuration without “InputClass” sections?

I want to configure my system so that tap-to-click is disabled on the touchpad. (It's running a rather old version of ALTLinux distro with xorg-server-1.4.2-alt10.M41.1.) I'm interested in a solution ...
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What is “access control” with X Server?

What is an access control restriction with an X Server? There is the -ac option that "disable access control restrictions" with e.g. Xephyr. I saw some example using that option, but I have no idea ...
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How to detect global key presses

I have an Asus laptop that has a special key that can be configured to launch any software (at least on Windows). The general question is: how can I detect any key press (globally)? Then, how ...