The X window system (commonly X Window System or X11, based on its current major version being 11) is a computer software system and network protocol that provides a basis for graphical user interfaces (GUI) for networked computers.

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Configure third button of a 3M Ergonomic Mouse

I've just bought a 3M Ergonomic Mouse, model EM500GPL, and for pointer movement and left/right click it works fine. But I'd like to know if it's possible to configure the third button to behave the ...
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A real non-“better touch tools” solution for select-to-copy on Mac OS X

I recently moved to Mac. I am missing my X11 copy-paste style. I can't find a way to exactly emulate X11 behavior "select-to-copy", "middle-click-to-paste" globally on Mac OS X. I am aware that this ...
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Change Zombie window X properties from Iconic state to Normal state

Mathematica sets its Documentation Center as an iconic window according to xprop. I think this state might be the culprit for making this window a zombie window, not focusable by the mouse on my ...
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Use Emulated Scrollwheel Instead of Real One X11

So I've got this Kensington trackball that ships with a pretty horrible scrollwheel/touchring doohicky, and only two physical buttons. I'd like to disable the touchscroll entirely, enable 3 button ...
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How to change _NET_WM_NAME (X Library)

I try use http://xkbind.sourceforge.net/ (useful for displaying keyboard state in window title) on my Mint Maya (based on Ubuntu 12.04) But xkbind change only WM_NAME property Here is xkbind.c code ...
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How can I move framebuffer or X screen relative position?

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away I had fixed boot screen using this nice solution. Since that time I have been looking for the way to move framebuffer in virtual console slightly to the right ...
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Disabling an Xorg server's extension at runtime (for new clients)?

I have an old Xorg server whose "Render" extension seems to be buggy (if enabled, most of the fonts are invisible, unless hovering over them -- after upgrading the packages with X clients and ...
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How can I set repeat rate of USB keyboard with udev?

How can I get my keyboard repeat rate to apply to a hotplugged USB keyboard? I made a udev rule to set the keyboard repeat delay and rate, /etc/udev/rules.d/99-usb-keyboard.rules with the following ...
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xinitrc: starting xterm with tmux causes all windows to share same geometry

I have xterm with tmux open upon startup of X11 with the following line in my xinitrc file: xterm -e tmux & However the -e tmux causes all windows to assume the geometry of the first -geometry ...
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How to remove “dead window parts” after GUI errors?

I have experienced this problem with Chrome only (but for quite a while now, different versions) but the question is not about Chrome but about X (I guess). Sometimes (I am not aware of any pattern) ...
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How to configure external USB touchpad for a laptop

I have a laptop that, obviously, comes with a touchpad and a keyboard. However, I have an USB keyboard with integrated touchpad that better suits my needs. I use Ubuntu 13.10 and I cannot find how to ...
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xautolock: how to auto-unlock on user activity?

I need to run a script after a period of user inactivity. For that I use the wonderful program xautolock. Now, I also need to run another script when the activity is resumed (e.g. mouse is moved or a ...
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Xorg Setting checking from Command Line

How do I determined, whether Xorg is using Xinerama, DDC and Reduced Blanking ?? Just adding few options in Xorg.conf is sufficient ? If I have to check from command-line, then how can I check ...
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How can I configure xlock to find fonts?

Is it possible to make xlock to find fonts on my computer automatically? Namely, when I start xlock, it says xlock: can not find font: -*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-24-*-*-*-*-*-*, using fixed... In my ...
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Make Compose not compose after certain key presses

On my laptop, I use the Win as a modifier. With the Fn key pressed, the key sends a different keysym and I use that as a Compose key. keycode 133 = Hyper_L keycode 134 = Multi_key add mod4 = Hyper_L ...
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How to set up the login screen to ask for keyboard layout

I just upgraded my distro, now it no longer has a menu to set the keyboard layout in the login screen (gdm). Previously a user could select there icon, then change the keyboard layout (it would also ...
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Running (X) Xfce4 in Debian chroot

I was trying to start Xfce4 in a chroot. The problem is that Xfce4 starts, shows default the UI but the USB keyboard and mouse are not working. My chroot script: #!/bin/bash mount --bind /dev ...
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So the design of client-server separation is not the bottleneck of X Window?

In the answer of this, it mentioned: People also hear that X uses the "network" and think this is going to be a performance bottleneck. "Network" here means local UNIX domain socket, which has ...
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Is there a way to undo VGA adapter modesetting in Linux

I'm looking for a way to reset the graphics adapter to textmode after it has been set to some sort of graphical mode by the kernel on bootup, and possibly used by an X server. Is there any code to do ...
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How to run two virtual X11 screens on a single monitor?

I would like to be able to emulate a dual monitor set up using a single physical display. Ideally, X11 would be able to treat each left/right half of the monitor as a separate display. Is this ...
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Cyborg RAT mouse with xserver

I got a cyborg RAT3 mouse. This mouse got some problem to work on linux. I'm under lubuntu 12.10. I have searched some solutions on google. I have done this : I created /etc/X11/Xmodmap file, and I ...
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Alternate screensaver settings on different X instances

On my desktop system, I run two instances of X-- one is associated with the physical screen, one is associated with a virtual screen (a la vncserver). I use the physical one to do things related to ...
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Ctrl-Alt-F1 not working from X

I have a system running Debian 5.0 that doesn't respond to Ctrl-Alt-F# (1-6) Check if Ctrl, Alt, F1 and F2 are intercepted correctly... $ DISPLAY=:0 xwininfo xwininfo: Please select the window ...
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How to setup 3 screens with 2 ATI GPU Debian Squeeze

I want to use 3 screens on my computers with 2 graphics card ATI Radeon HD 5450. I've installed fglrx ATI drivers. Here is the result of lspci : root@dev1:~# lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible ...
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xkb config has pointless entry?

I dumped the current xkb configuration with xkbcomp :0 keyboard.xkb and found that, for example, ISO_Level3_Shift has two 'interpret' entries: interpret ISO_Level3_Shift+AnyOf(all) { ...
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xkbcomp doesn't update keymap for running xterms?

When I use setxkbmap all programs use the new layout but when I change the keyboard layout with xkbcomp to my own only newly started programs are affected (using xkbcomp with a file with a default ...
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Pulseaudio/X permission other user/SSH

My user user1 is running a graphical X session with pulse configured per-user. I need to run a graphical program that uses audio with user2. If I do su user2; program program doesn't start and I ...
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Alternatives to xmove, xpra

A bit of background information: I'm dealing with a piece of software that is part of a larger system. Most pieces of the system have a background process that runs continually, and a GUI that can be ...
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No Video Output with DVI to VGA converter

Here's a weird one... so X definitely grabbed all the EDID info from my second monitor, as nothing seems amiss in any output or log. The system responds correctly to enabling output, i.e. xrandr ...
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On Solaris 7 Box trying to get X Record Extension Library to work using x11vnc

Does Xsun support this extension? Im on a Solaris Sparc Ultra 2 SunOs 5.7. x11vnc version: 0.9.9
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Security of xhost (local) and sudo xauthority forwarding

Context: launch a GUI application as a linux service. I considered making a headless daemon with a GUI front-end but there is too much code involved to do it now. This service must start on user ...
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OpenBSD X, mouse only scrolls down

I just got a new OpenBSD 4.8 instance up and running with Xfce. The only issue I'm having is that the mouse wheel only ever scrolls down. When I physically scroll up, X scrolls down. When I do scroll ...
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Cannot login on GUI

I'm using Debian Jessie with Xfce and cannot login into the GUI as a normal user, root works. I can login on another terminal. I tried to reinstall lightdm, but I still cannot login. After a login ...
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Can I make a second mouse/keyboard (virtual) for xdotool to use?

I have a script running a set of xdotool commands. It only uses half of my screen but I cannot use my keyboard or mouse while it is running due to the number of clicks and typing that is executed. Is ...
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Compose key works on console/TTY, but not in X session

My compose key does not work in my X session anymore if I change a certain line in my /etc/default/keyboard that (if I am not mistaken) should only affect the keymap of the TTY. I'll try to elaborate ...
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How do I configure lynx to pass images to xloadimage, xv or zvg?

I know that it's possible to configure lynx to pass images (PNG/GIF/JPEG/JPG) to xloadimage, xv or zvg and I've looked online (Description of lynx configuration; Use lynx with browser image support ; ...
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ElementaryOS / Specific layout

For switching layouts between three different languages I use Ctrl+Shift but this approach very slowly. I want to use specific combination for the specific layout. Like: English -> Ctrl+Shift+1 ...
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List/query Open X11 Display Connections?

I am hitting this bug: NEWT errors when closing sketch on Linux · Issue #1651 · processing/processing · GitHub, when using Processing on Linux (Ubuntu 11.04); my messages are: X11Util.Display: ...
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Desktop environment that just starts a full screen terminal

I have the following xsession file: [Desktop Entry] Name=... Comment=This session will start ... Exec=???? TryExec=??? Type=???? ...
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Xorg Configuration for Unregistered Resolution

I have a monitor with native resolution of 1600*900_60.00, and the intel on board Gen3 Xeon video chipset (i915). when i do $> xrandr the 1600x900 resolution is not in the list. I tried to write an ...
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Xinerama configuration on OpenSuse

Configuration: OpenSuse 12.3 installed from the Sage Live CD (http://www.sagecommons.org) Latest proprietary NVIDIA drivers Dual GTX580s Four displays (two per card) Displays in a 2x2 arrangement. ...
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CapsLock as modifier key for application keymaps

I am developer and currently I am using Ubuntu Linux with PyCharm IDE for development of website. In order to improve typing performance I consider change CapsLock to Hyper_L and assign it to mod3 ...
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Configuring Caps Lock as modifier and layout switcher

I want to set the caps lock key working as a modifier (modkey) and layout switcher at the same time. I want Caps Lock to act as a modkey in awesome in different hotkey combinations, for example, ...
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IBM AIX: How do I set up SSH X forwarding on an unprivileged user with no home?

Long story short: I have an AIX server where my user is unprivileged and has no home directory, and it is not easy to fix this because OS-level management of this server is outside of my jurisdiction. ...
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xmodmap hanging the system for 20 secs and not sticking

I edited the keyboard map using xmodmap as per https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xmodmap, and I have two problems: executing xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap completely hangs the system for 15-25secs, which ...
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Why temporary lockup of X? Diagnostic suggestions

Recently I have bveen experiencing some strange behavior from a machine. Occasionally X just locks up for a short time 3-5 minutes. Then resumes normal behavior. AFAICT while X locks up, the rest of ...
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How can I get X to autodetect monitor specifications again?

I'm running fc19 in 64 bit. After going through the horrible process of trying to install kmod-nvidia, akmod-nvidia, and the proprietary nvidia driver, in an attempt to get CUDA working, I have rolled ...
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Can I trigger an alternate keyboard layout based on switching windows?

I'd like to use different keyboard layouts (that I set with setxkbmap) depending on the application window that has focus. So for example, I'd like to switch when I change the window from terminal ...
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Disable sticky keys

Sometimes my X behaves like it has «sticky keys» turned on. I have no idea how I activated it. Usually hitting the "sticky" key multiple times solves the problem, but it is nevertheless annoying. I ...
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How to switch xsessions?

I run xmonad/slock/lxdm currently, and I cannot find a way to get a "switch user" system working. Here's what I'd like: key combination returns me to login (applications still run in the background) ...