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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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Can't enable proprietary nVidia driver on debian 8 with bumblebee

I am running the Debian 8.0 64bit (Jessie, the stable release) on my HP laptop. I am having hard time in installing the proprietary nVidia driver of my graphic card 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller ...
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Create a daemon to be started with XServer [closed]

I am working in Ubuntu 14.04. I need to create a daemon that will start when XServer is launched and waits for certain commands from another daemon after display manager is up. Up on receiving the ...
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Remotely start LXDE via SSH

How can I remotely (e.g. via ssh) start lxde on my linux box which has no keyboard and mouse but only a monitor attached to it? I can login via ssh fine.
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X server can't open display in Ubuntu

I'm not very familiar with the X server display but I'm trying to use a debugger program called DDD and it needs X server to open up to use it. I get this error when I try to run ddd: Error: Can't ...
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How is Xserver able to tell which device is a mouse or a keyboard?

In these days we don't have to create a custom configuration that sets our devices up, at least when it comes to Xserver. But sometimes you want to change some default parameters. When you do it, you ...
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Have Raspberry Pi and Server occasionally ping each other to check status

Is there a way to have my Raspberry pi and my Server occasionally ping each other to check that they're still online, and if not, then email me to tell me? For example if my Pi pings the server every ...
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Remove the hostname in the title bar when running a GUI over X

From a RHEL machine, I'm connecting to another using the following: ssh -X user@remotemachine I then run a GUI application. In the title bar of each window, the hostname is displayed. eg. ...
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How (or is it possible) the Linux desktop X-Server from Terminal under an SU otherusername

I have a simple scenario to demonstrate the use-case for this question Login to Linux as currentuser start bash terminal xauth list $DISPLAY mint/unix:0 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 ...
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For linux (nixos) xserver using a macbookpro, what can I do to prevent movement of mouse while clicking

I have NixOs installed in my macbook pro. My problem is that the mouse is too sensitive. When I click, the mouse moves slightly, causing the click to happen at a different place. I observe that it ...
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Run script as root after autologin in X

I've got a public PC on which there are: 1 big screen 1 touchscreen, the user can touch it and navigate through a website the website is in fullscreen, right click is disabled and the keyboard that ...
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How to stop a second xsession on display :1

All the Google results give information about how to start a second xserver, or recommend stopping the display manager, However I don't wish to close all my displays, just the non-primary ones, ...
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X server only starts as root

I have an Arch Linux system, stock kernel and drivers. For some strange reason, xinit produces an error when it is started by a non-root user. The logs say this: (EE) parse_vt_settings: Cannot ...
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Unable to run Sugar on Arch Linux due to PyGIWarning

Installing Sugar environment on Arch. I just installed a fresh Arch Linux just to run Sugar on it. After downloading sugar from AUR using yaourt -S sugar I wanted to run Sugar using sugar-runner ...
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Xorg Xserver: query number of screens

How can I query the number of active screens of an xserver from a bash script?
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How to test bandwidth and latency over ssh with X11?

I am working remotely on a machine using X11 trusted forwarding with 'ssh -Y`. How can I test the latency and bandwidth between me and the server?
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How to detect if an application has “grabbed” the X server?

Related to this known xautolock bug + issue: The -disable, -enable, -toggle, -exit, -locknow, -unlocknow, and -restart options depend on access to the X server to do their work. ...
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import: unable to open X server `' @ error/import.c/ImportImageCommand/361

I am trying to run a python script to generate heatmap and clustering dendrogram. But I got an error message saying : import: unable to open X server @ error/import.c/ImportImageCommand/361 I am a ...
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High GPU usage before starting X-Server

When starting my Debian Jessie, my GPU (ATI 5770) uses a lot of power (it is getting hot), although I am only displaying the terminal. Then, if I start an x-server, the GPU cools down again, also the ...
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Start application in x-server session from external terminal?

How can I start an application in a specific x-server session from outside (e.g.) with putty? Until now I have started a vnc server, logged in, opened the shell and started the application there. How ...
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'Couldn't connect to display “:0.0”' error on Cygwin

I'm trying to run tclsh with tk and I get a display error: no display name and no $DISPLAY environment variable Then I try the following: export DISPLAY=:0.0 And of course it says it couldn't ...
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Xorg problem on Manjaro Linux

I've install Manjaro Linux and after that I've try to install the nVidia driver. After I've install the nVidia driver it told my to run nvidia-xconfig in terminal to reset the xorg server. After I ...
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Xvfb -screen --> Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X server isn't already running

I wonder, why isn't this working? $ screen $ Xvfb -screen :1 1024x768x16 & [1] 17540 $ _XSERVTransSocketINETCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed _XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: ...
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Ubuntu Server monitor goes to sleep in 10 minutes [duplicate]

Is there a possibility to disable the monitor sleep in Ubuntu server 14.04? After 10 minutes my monitor goes to sleep. I've already tried several options, from ...
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CentOS hangs after installing CUDA 7.5 + Nvidia 352 driver

I am having a very hard time getting the nvidia driver to work with CentOS 7. I have a GTX 960 which I run my display off of (I also have a GTX 720 which I just use to debug cuda apps but it is not ...
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Forwarding Output of server which doesnt have xserver to my x client

I have a digital ocean server which doesnt contain xorg is that possible that i can connect through ssh but for example editing etc output to my own editor or open links through in my browser etc.
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Is there a command to list all open displays on a machine?

When SSH'd locally into my computer (don't ask, it's a workaround), I can't start graphical applications without running: export DISPLAY=:0.0 If I run this first and then run a graphical ...
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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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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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How to Cygwin Xwin -query an Ubuntu 11.10 Xserver?

I am running Cygwin 1.7 on Win7 Pro x64, and I can query my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server just fine. XWin.exe -clipboard -once -rootless -nodecoration -notrayicon -query $IP_ADDRESS I recently installed ...
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Running supertuxkart in a separate X server doesn't work as expected

I tried to run supertuxkart in a separate X server (to be able to access my desktop) I ran xinit supertuxkart -- :1 The game launches, but there's no cursor. What am I doing wrong? Running ...
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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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A specific user can't login (after connecting TV), can't figure out why

I have lately installed Debian Jessie on my Dell XPS (1401x, GPU is NVIDIA 425M), installed the NVIDIA driver, and everything worked well. This evening I connected my laptop to my TV via HDMI (not ...
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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 copy text from vim to an external program?

I'm trying to copy-paste some text from vim. I'm doing v to enter visual mode, then y once I selected my block. It appears to copy the text into vim's clipboard, because p will paste it. But in ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Starting Qt Application On Startup for Embedded Linux

I'm trying to get a Qt application to launch immediately after booting up. When booted, the Linux image does nothing more than launch an X server and a terminal. It also has the cron daemon running in ...
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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 ...