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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What is `#override` in .Xresources?

I haven't used .Xresources much, but in the docs that I have looked over, from time to time I see mention of the #override command. Or modifier. Or whatever it is. That's the problem; I don't know ...
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What is the easiest way for me to take a video of what I'm doing on a Linux desktop?

Sort of like the Windows counterpart of CamStudio.
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How to use bash control a keyboard

How to use bash command control a Keyboard. e.g. what is a command in bash for pressing ctrl+c, ctrl+l, etc..?
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Manipulating X key and pointer grabs on the command line

What command line tools exist to list and manage X server grabs? (That's grab as in key and pointer grabs, i.e. restricting the use of a particular key or mouse button to a particular application, or ...
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Can't run certain fullscreen applications

I have a dual screen setup which I've configured by running this command at startup: xrandr --output VGA-0 --auto --right-of DVI-0 I'm running OpenSuse 11.4 with dwm as my window manager. I can ...
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How do I copy and paste text that's in a weird window (pictured here)?

The program is called ncview. I can drag and highlight the text inside, but not even Ctrl-C allows the text to be copied for pasting. Current distribution is a Debian distribution.
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How to refresh a window by terminal? Or how to simulate `F5`?

I would like a way to refresh a specific window by the terminal. Probably I will need a comand to find the id or the name of the window and a command to refresh it. It looks like xrefresh cannot do ...
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How to re-enable the caps lock key?

I am currently setting up my default keyboard layout like this: setxkbmap -layout us -variant dvorak -option ctrl:nocaps,[...] It disables the caps lock key and makes it an additional ctrl key, ...
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Install Gvim after vim

I would like to run vim via X11 (over SSH). Vim comes pre-installed on my NAS (running Debian), however the GUI is not. When I run vim -g, I get this error: E25: GUI cannot be used: Not enabled at ...
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Copy file to xclip and paste to Firefox

I'm coping file to xclip cat file.txt | xclip I'm pasting without problem with xclip -o When I want to paste it to Firefox with Ctrl+V it pastes old text (that shouldn't already be in the ...
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Use the system Compose database in Gtk applications [duplicate]

I'm using a X server which doesn't implement the XKB extension (it is VNC, but I don't think it matters, my vncviewer is running on Windows XP, I don't think it matters either). I've set up a ...
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How to speed up X over SSH on a slow network connection?

Are there any specific recommendations on speeding up X applications over ssh on a slow network connection? In this specific case, I am accessing a server located in west coast from a laptop in east ...
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Scripting window behavior in KDE to depend on monitor being used

I plug my laptop into a number of different monitors, all of which have aspect ratios not supported by my laptop. I want the built-in and plug-in monitors to be at their maximum respective resolutions ...
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“unix:10.0” in DISPLAY variable

We are using Oracle Secure Global desktop to provide remote access to the Solaris desktop. It sets the DISPLAY variable to unix:10.0. It seems to be working as if the DISPLAY was set to ...
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terminal transparency, Imagemagick, and X11 root window problem

In Ubuntu Natty and in Fedora 12, I have urxvt (with 256 colours), and use ImageMagick (display -window root [...]) to set the root window to a picture. When I use the transparency (-tr) option on ...
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How can I run a separate X session on a different physical display?

Here's what I need to do. I need to be playing a movie over HDMI to a television screen for my friends while I'm hacking on some personal projects over VGA to a smaller monitor. It's imperative that ...
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Dual head configuration with two touchscreens in Linux

As a part of my current project I need to set up a Linux-based workstation with two monitors, both of which are multitouch-enabled (ViewSonic VX2258wm, Quanta touch panel). So, naturally, I set up a ...
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Does window minimizing free memory usage?

Both the undisplayed maximized window and minimized window are invisible to the end user. By undisplayed I mean an inactive maximized window covered by the active window. There is a difference ...
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How to share the clipboard betwen bash and X11

In this thread the top answer shows how to copy text that has been previously selected with the mouse on a gnome-terminal, to the clipboard in X11. My question is: Say I copy a piece of text from the ...
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ssh tunneling a local display to another server

I have a GUI test stand simulation connected to some hardware that is under test. The test stand is a Sun Sparc Ultra 2 SunOs 5.7. The simulation software checks to see if your running your display on ...
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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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Cannot rotate screen in Debian Squeeze

I have 2 monitors which can rotate physically. They are working fine right now as non-mirrored, dual monitors. I went to System -> Preference -> Monitors and tried to rotate the screens. As soon as I ...
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Remember applications on logout from LXDE

When I start my computer I want that remember my applications opened before close the last session such as Ubuntu, and other distros do normally. Googling, I see that I can run apps when I start ...
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Why won't my X Server won't start as a regular user?

X won't start on my main machine. I can start it as root, but then it only logs me in as root -- I can't use my regular user account. When I start up, it flashes a black screen, then hangs at ...
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Linux - LXC; deploying images with tiniest possible X11

is it currently possible to setup LXC containers with X11 capabilities? I'm looking forward for the lightest available X11 container (memory-wise), hardware acceleration a plus but not essential. If ...
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X.org missing fonts

I have a font installed (7x14, part of the xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps package), which I would like to use in my xterm. Problem is, X won't let me. X seems to pick up the font dir: # grep -A 3 FontPath ...
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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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Can't display from remote host when running X, but can when running xinit

I'm setting up xdmx. I've got it working, and am now trying to get it to start automatically once both display server boot. I want to avoid using xinit to start the backend X because I don't want ...
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Run commands after unlocking X screen (KDE)

When I leave work, I lock my machine with ctrl + l to lock the screen. When I come back, I always forget to log into jabber. Is there a way to run a command after the screen is unlocked? This is in ...
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How do I add Xft suppport to dwm?

I would like to use the inconsolata font in dwm's statusbar. Right now my config.h is set up like so using terminus: static const char font[] = "-*-terminus-medium-r-normal-*-14-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"; I ...
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How to use keyboard instead of mouse middle-click for copy/paste? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Pasting X selection (not clipboard contents) with keyboard Is there a shortcut for copy-paste under X? I'd like to use the keyboard for pasting.
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Are there any advanced clipboard managers for Linux?

Are there any "advanced clipboard" managers for Linux that can store several things at one time? For example I might wnat to collect several things in the clipboard: a .jpg file some text etc. ...
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emacs can't open display

Just recently this has started happening; I run: /usr/bin/emacsclient --alternate-editor="" --no-wait -c and get: ERROR: Display :0.0 can't be opened No other applications do this. The output ...
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Isn't $HOME supposed to be the location of the user's home directory?

I'm having trouble with a web application I'm writing: The web application, which runs as user nobody, needs to launch an inkscape process to manipulate some SVG files. Because this runs as user ...
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Have to reinstall NVidia driver on every reboot

I am having an issue with my Nvidia driver after the latest update. Now, Every time I reboot the machine there is some conflict between two different version and I have to reinstall the driver before ...
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How do I get QEMU to open without a BadWindow error after ssh'ing with X11 forwarding?

After ssh'ing to a machine (with -X) I run qemu and get the following: X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) Major opcode of failed request: 25 (X_SendEvent) Resource ...
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Are there any GUI's for Linux that doesn't use X11?

Are there any GUI's for Linux that doesn't use X11? Since X has very poor security :O e.g.: Ubuntu, Fedora - what else are there? Goal: having a Desktop Environment without X. - what are the ...
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How do I find the window dimensions and position accurately?

I've been trying to figure out the size of a window for use in a small script. My current technique is using wmctrl -lG to find out the dimensions. However, the problem is this: The x and y figures ...
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X, Xorg and D-Bus: what is the difference?

In the process of learning to do certain things in GUI programming (e.g., reserving space on the screen for an application), I have to learn more about the Window Manager, usually X11 on Linux (I'm ...
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How can I use just one unified clipboard?

I don't really understand the linux clipboard/s scheme. Instead of understanding it, is there a way to simplify it into one, unified clipboard? You know, so I could copy in any app and paste in any ...
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Are there any Linux distros currently using Wayland?

I know that Ubuntu is planning to use it in 11.10, and Fedora has announced 'eventual' migration, but I'm curious if there is something using it already that I could load in a VM to help with ...
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dualhead nvidia twinview + one monitor rotated

So I have two monitors, I want to rotate one in portrait. AFAIK twinview doesn't allow single monitor rotation -- both monitors are rotated. The reason I want twinview is because it allows ...
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Is there a way to find all X resources an application uses?

I'm looking for a way to automatically list all X resources that are used in an application. To give you an example, for xterm I'd expect a list similar to the following but with all the resources ...
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Spawning GDM/Display manager within already existing X11 session

I know that this is possible, I've seen it done, but I've forgotten the command. Basically, what I want to do (for various reasons) is to spawn a GDM/Gnome/etc session (a new one) from within my ...
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Alternatives to FVWM window manager?

I've been using FVWM for over a decade, and for some time I've been concerned that the window manager is dying a slow death. I realize that 2.6.0 just came out a few days ago, and ironically that is ...
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How can I program vncserver to automatically setup my shells for me?

I use VNC to connect to a hosted machine. Whenever I start a VNC server at some port and connect to it, I first need to setup my shells for me - 5 of them in a particular configuration that I like and ...
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How can I change the look of applications running via NoMachine?

I have set up the NoMachine NX server on a virtual machine running on a server in my datacenter to use for keeping applications running and connecting/disconnecting from them via my laptop. The ...
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Detach/reattach an application run on X over SSH?

I have a development server that I leave running all the time, and a development laptop that I turn off/on everyday. I have a GUI application on the server that I'd like to run over SSH -X, and I'd ...
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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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Make a windowmanager/desktop (Gnome) use only a part of an X11 server's (Xvfb) resolution

I have the following problem: Let's say I have an X11 server (it is the Xvfb) set to run at a resolution of 1024x768. Now I want to run inside it the Gnome desktop, not at the resolution of 1024x768 ...