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 are the origins of rgb.txt?

Where did the list of X11 color names come from? Every resource I've found online claims the origin is unknown, but it must be recorded somewhere. The best information I've found was in an archived ...
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How to troubleshoot failed X11 forwarding with ssh?

When I try to establish an X11-forwarding connection to myserver, I get the following error: % ssh -X myserver xlogo X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication. X11 connection rejected ...
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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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Setting the minimum pointer speed with no usable GNOME GUI

I use Debian Squeeze x86-64 (Kernel 3.2) with gdm3 and GNOME on a 2010 MacBook Pro. Recently, as I tried changing the pointer configuration, I accidentally set the minimum speed of the pointer to 0 ...
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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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Move terminal emulator process from xorg to tty? [duplicate]

Is it possible (and if so, how?) to move a process from a terminal emulator running in X to a different virtual terminal, so that I can restart the X server without killing the process running in the ...
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Laptop keyboard occasionally stops working

I have a dirty solution that is to plug a USB keyboard in and execute the following command: setxkbmap -rules evdev -layout us -model evdev Afterward my keyboard will work. This solution only ...
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Install x11 on my own linux system

I have developed my own tiny linux file system using buildroot and busybox. I used linux-2.6.38.8 kernel configured and cross-compiled for target system(X86) according to needs.Now the filesystem is ...
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Sawfish and fvwm bindings not working when logging in with a display manager

On one machine running Debian squeeze, when I log in with a display manager (I tried xdm, gdm or kdm), none of my Sawfish key or mouse bindings have any effect. If I log in in text mode then run ...
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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) ...
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Can X11 scale to virtual resoltions on HiDPI/Retina screens the way OS X does?

I've recently had the chance to use a Macbook Pro with Retina Display, and its quite clear that the display is futuristic enough to actually warrant Apple's over-the-top marketing. I've got sensitive ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working in FreeBSD 9.0

Could not use keyboard and mouse at KDM log in screen in FreeBSD 9.0 KDE Typed on nano: hald_enable="YES" dbus_enable="YES" local_startup=${local_startup} /usr/local/kde4/etc/rc.d" kdm4_enable="YES" ...
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Remap altgr key to AC10 in XKB

I'd like to remap the altgr key to AC10 key. So far, I edited /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us as follows: // key <AC10> { [ semicolon, colon ] }; key <AC10> { [ Alt_R ]} After $ ...
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X windowing system remote desktop procedure? (No VNC, no XN)

I want to display the desktop of my raspberry pi on my laptop. On the rPI runs Raspbian with LXDE. I am on Ubuntu 12.04/awesome. Is it possible to display the complete rPi-desktop on my laptops ...
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change terminal window default location

How do I change the default gnome-terminal location on screen. I checked out the preferences but they only have option to change default size. I also checked out .gconf/apps/gnome-terminal/ but didnt ...
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Changing one character in keyboard layout

I edited the file /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us and added a definition with my new layout as follows partial alphanumeric_keys modifier_keys xkb_symbols "us_pl" { include "us(basic)" ...
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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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Why does my Emacs toolbar look different over ssh w/ X forwarding on Cygwin vs CentOS?

I'm using Emacs 24.2.1 installed on a CentOS 5 server, which I ssh into with X forwarding (using -Y). I have both a Windows laptop with Cygwin/X installed, as well as a desktop running CentOS 6. When ...
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Run a program at startup after starting display services [duplicate]

I have written a script that uses the import command. I want to start it when user logins. I put path of the script in /etc/profile but because it starts before starting gnome I get errors and can't ...
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what happens when a window manager is put to background

I am trying to understand the situation why .xsession file expects the last process to be in foreground otherwise it is supposed to stop X11 session. I have a small stand-alone script. when I run ...
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cinnamon: get original look and feel using xsession

OS: Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon $ cat .xsession xmessage -file /etc/motd /usr/bin/cinnamon why do not I get the same look and feel as i do get without the above .xsession file? it also affects a few ...
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How to force X to use specific display, regardless if it is plugged in?

As it says in title: How to force xorg to use specific display trough HDMI, regardless if it is plugged in? I have TV that has some crazy "power save" option that can't be turned off and X thinks ...
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Mint: startx from tty loads X in chinese

OS: Linux Mint 14 Tty: tty/6 I am trying to start X using startx from tty/6. I do not have a .xinitrc in my home directory. X gets loaded but it loads everything in chinese. I am not sure where the ...
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Low color depth while using X11 on a monitor

I am running Mint on a Late 2012 Mac Mini. While running X (KDE, LMDE or openbox) I notice a low color depth on My Dell S2209W monitor. I believe that the depth is not actually low as I can change ...
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Cannot change brightness after standby or logout

Laptop: Toshiba R630 http://www.linlap.com/toshiba_portege_r700-r705 OS: Mint 14, Cinnamon $ lspci | grep -i vGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated ...
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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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mapping <C-F9> in gvim: no response

I'm trying to map <C-F9> in gvim (note the "g"). No response. Neither <C-V><C-F9> nor <C-K><C-F9> produce any response either so I suspect it's not sending any keycode at ...
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Detecting which font should be used

I am wondering how a system knows which font should be used for an output. E.g. recently I was setting up my Debian for Japanese support, so first: installed Japanese locale, then a package with ...
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Do I need X11 to install other desktop environments?

I just installed Arch Linux (Latest stable ISO from website) and I need to know whether or not I can just go straight to GNOME/KDE/LXDE, etc. without installing X11 first.
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X11 platform in Google Account Activity

My Google Activity Report typically shows access from "Windows", "Linux" and "Android" platforms. This month, it is also showing access from the "X11" platform. What would report as "X11"? A question ...
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Use desktop speakers over SSH from laptop

I have VLC media player and media files on a desktop CentOS 6.3 set up (without a GUI). I can play the media files at the machine but when I issue the command via SSH it is silent. I'm guessing it's ...
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How can I automatically disable my laptop's built-in keyboard in X.org?

Distro and X.org Version Information I am using Ubuntu 12.10 with xserver-xorg/quantal 1:7.7+1ubuntu4. Disabling Built-In Keyboard in X11 I have a laptop with a built-in keyboard that no longer ...
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setxkbmap switches between 2 out of 3 layouts

Issuing that command: setxkbmap -layout "us,ua,ru" -variant ",winkeys" -option "grp:shift_caps_toggle,grp_led:scroll" -model pc105 -rules xorg When hitting Caps Lock+Shift I'm switching between ...
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How to configure xorg.conf for widescreen VNC on headless Linux/Ubuntu?

I have a Ubuntu 12.10 Box configured to run headless. I've managed to boot X headless by a lot of trial and error but I still have a glitch: When booting using the monitor, it all works ok, widescreen ...
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bind backslash to a non-standard keyboard key

I am using a swiss apple keyboard at the moment. This keyboard requires some unreasonable finger acrobatics to type a backslash (shift+right alt+7). I'd like to bind the backslash to another key ...
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Is there anyway to run gnome desktop via a remote x window ssh tunnel?

I'd like to run the DE remotely in a window of it's own on my local workstation. When I tried the naive gnome-session from an x-window tunnel it tried to takeover my local xfce desktop, got as far as ...
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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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mpirun with ssh and X11

At present we're trying to write a program which uses mpirun to launch multiple X11 clients. If the programs are text-only, then using the following command, we can run proceses on a list of ...
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Debian: very low resolution and an “unknown monitor” problem

Edit: I have installed CrunchBang (or #!, a Debian-based distro), and that seems to have solved all of my resolution problems. I've just installed Debian after using Linux Mint for a few months. ...
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Input freeze when X starts on other terminal

I have a Packard Bell F2011HC-125GE running a Debian Squeeze-based Linux. After a few days of usage i found the system freezes from time to time. It's obvious the freezes happen, when X starts while ...
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Windows losing focus on Gnome on Fedora 17

I have a problem using Gnome on Fedora 17 where, after a period of time, I cannot regain focus on any windows; that is, I can only see the desktop screen. If I Alt-Tab I can see the other windows, but ...
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Are SUSE servers intended to be used graphically?

After being a long-time Debian Linux user, I decided to give SUSE a try. One of the major selling points of SUSE is the YaST configuration system. It provides a set of wizards for common configuration ...
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How to disable select-on-release right mouse button in Linux [duplicate]

We are having issues with mouse behavior in Linux. In Windows: In any application, to open a context menu and select an option: right mouse button down + release move the cursor to an option left ...
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Cinnamon failed: desktop only, no panel, no dialog frame

I am using Linux Mint 14 (MATE) with Cinnamon installed. Cinnamon failed when I tried to delete an item on the menu with menu editor. The system froze, so I logged out by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete. ...
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Fedora doesn't start X on boot

Since a few months I have been facing a problem with Fedora 15. Whenever I start my system, the command prompt is displayed instead of the GUI login. I need to provide a username and password from the ...
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How can I save/restore window positions when I undock/dock my laptop?

I have a laptop with a docking station that has a large monitor connected to it. When the laptop is docked, I use the monitor as my primary display, and the laptop screen as a secondary display. ...
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Network Simulator NS-2 in Linux Mandriva 2008 - nam error: “Cannot connect to existing nam instance”

Theme begins here - http://superuser.com/questions/525110/installing-network-simulator-ns-2-allinone-on-linux-mandriva There is a certain emulator- NS-2. It can be used to describe the network ...
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How can I find out if the ~/.XCompose file has loaded?

I've added a simple sequence, but it won't work. How can I find out if the OS (Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity) is actually loading the file?
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Custom keyboard layout is reset to default after standby or reboot

I designed a keyboard layout for myself, after I run xmodmap it works OK, but after standby or reboot, the layout turn back to qwerty. How can I set it as default? My OS is Debian Wheezy with XFCE4. ...
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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 ...