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Lost mouse pointer in XServer

Have tried many windows managers including TWM, xfce and Gnome, but my mouse pointer is gone. It is invisible, but it performs all the actions. If I do the right click the context menu opens and this ...
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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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I can't boot up my PC, “MDM: Xserver not found”

I use Linux mint 17.3 xfce, and about ten minutes ago my computer started freaking out, I couldn't use the panel, move windows around, etc, so I decided to reboot my computer, and when I booted it up, ...
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Installing XBMC/Kodi and X server on FreeBSD

I couldn't find how to install X server and XBMC/Kodi on FreeNAS. So without any opinion if it's good or not, what are the steps to do it?
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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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Xrandr doesn't scale screen under Cygwin/X and Xming

The preamble: I have a very specific remote X client, that needs fixed resolution. 1280x1024, to say. And my notebook has 1440x900. And Windows aboard. So, the idea is to scale the output of the ...
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startx fails fedora 23

Under Fedora 23, I cannot start the X server by normal means. How can I fix this? I am aware that there's no shortage of similar problems reported over the years, but so far none of those fixes have ...
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Simultaneous X Users on same machine [duplicate]

I've seen a few Questions for this but can't find anything useful or recent. Is it possible to have 2 people physically sat at a linux box logged with separate monitors/kb/mice? I've had to work ...
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Kill specific xsession

I have several xsessions started from several virtual consoles (through <Ctrl>-<Alt>-F[1-7]). I am in the need of closing the xsession, so that I can restart the xsession from the same ...
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FBDEV(0): FBIOPUTCMAP: Invalid argument

I am trying to solve a problem with my video output via HDMI, a situation is as follow. I have device (BeagleBone Black) which runs on Debian Jessie 8.2, I developed an application in Qt5 which ...
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No X11 DISPLAY variable was set, but this program performed an operation which requires it. In running JMETER

I am trying to run the jmeter.sh using ./jmeter.sh but always encountering this error. No X11 DISPLAY variable was set, but this program performed an operation which requires it. i've already run ...
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Direct Xorg/Xserver manipulation without Desktop Environment

I'd like to create a GUI kiosk application, and ideally avoid the need to install a desktop. Is it possible to use Cairo/OpenGL to generate graphics in an application launched from the console ...
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Linux Mint Login Errors

I have had no past problems with linux, but seemingly (to me) at random when I booted up, it went to the login screen, then when I typed in my password it just put my mouse in the center off a black ...
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Maximize Window without Window Manager?

If I want to run GUI software on my Linux machine, I can do it without a window manager, but I can not discover a way to maximize the window. Is there a reliable way to maximize a window in an x ...
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Start from text mode + startx?

I'm trying to boot my Trisquel GNU/Linux distro directly from text mode, as I don't want to load the GUI if it's not necessary. I would like to work in tty1 until I type startx, which would start all ...
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How to disable X server autostart in Debian Jessie?

I have a remote machine running Debian 8 (Jessie) with lightdm installed. I want it to start in no-GUI mode, but I don't want to remove all X-related stuff to still be able to run it though SSH with ...
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May recurring X server issues be a hardware problem?

This is my first time asking a question here. Please correct me if I don't follow the process correctly. I also know that a similar question has been asked here - It was said though that the problem ...
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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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NVIDIA driver upgrade failed

I downloaded the latest(331.49), tried to install, but failed. I compiled the kernel module and at the end of the installation it said that it went successful. But on bootup it said: version mismatch, ...
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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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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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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 ...