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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Configuring Touchpad/Trackball for X

I have just installed my gentoo with X11/Gnome. It works fine with the USB-Mouse, but neither the touchpad nor the trackpoint works. The docs I found seemed to be outdated and were not mentioning the ...
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Having xwin start by default on system boot

My system boots into a console, from which I can launch my gnome desktop by issuing the command startx. How can X be instructed to start by default upon boot? The commands /etc/init.d/gdm3 start and ...
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Virtual machines on different X servers

Is it a good idea to run virtual machine on a different X server? I can switch between them using Ctrl + Alt + Fx shortcuts. If my default X server hangs/crashes, I can still continue to work with the ...
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firefox process dies after ssh log out on remote machine

I need to run firefox on a remote host via ssh and keep process running even after ssh logout. I already have tried these ways: nohup firefox & screen disown -h But it seems these work only ...
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I've just deleted my /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols directory and restarted, how come I can still type?

I'm running Linux Mint and I'm trying to edit my symbol files but none of the changes stick - I've tried restarting X and restarting the computer. Eventually I got frustrated and tried deleting the ...
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Remap Caps_Lock to Control in Solaris

I'm having the hardest time trying to understand how xmodmap works. I want to remap the Caps Lock key to Control. In an attempt to emaulate the answers shown here, I created the file .xmodmaprc: ...
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How to find out which X11 driver system is using?

How to find out which X11 driver system is using? For my chip openchrome is the best driver but I suspect that system is not using it. I just need at least 2D acceleration. How can I check? Here is ...
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Change Startx Default on Slackware?

I installed Slackware as a VM within Virtual Box. Host is Windows 7, if it matters. I have successfully installed guest additions and XFCE starts and runs cleanly with or without the guest additions. ...
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Why is my X11 app's save dialogue suddenly defaulting to “Recently Saved” in Places sidebar?

I make a lot of text files using a basic text editor (in the F15 with Xfce DE I use Leaf). Recently the save dialogue is defaulting the "Places" sidebar to "Recently Used" where before it was always ...
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Is there any X windows system, which is HTML, CSS, Javascript? Such as Web Browser?

For dacades X windows system is either BASH, C or etc. But is there any X windows system or any wrapper which can interpret HTML, CSS, Javascript to general Windows system? I would like to build ...
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Is it possible to control window management in Gnome Shell using D-Bus?

I would like to programmatically be able to communicate with the Window Manager in Gnome 3, using D-Bus. The tasks I would like to accomplish are: listening for new windows get window flags (e.g. ...
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Application receives SIGKILL on system shutdown, why not SIGTERM?

We use our Java application under X that starts from /etc/X11/Xsessions.d/9999ngoma root@denis-laptop:~# uname -a Linux denis-laptop 2.6.32-36-generic #79-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 8 22:29:26 UTC 2011 i686 ...
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How to start AbiWord with full screen?

2.8.2-2ubuntu1.1 How can I set Abiword to always start with full screen?
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Fixing a broken X initialization

Here are the symptoms: On reboot of my Fedora 14 system, I get to the Fedora loading screen progress bar. The system seems to progress normally, then the nvidia logo flashes, a wait cursor shows, ...
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X11 Forwarding Problem Netscape

I have the following problem. A working verbose x11 forward request looks like this: remote server release: Red Hat Linux release 6.2 (Zoot) sh-4.1$ ssh -1 -vvv -l username -o "ForwardX11 yes" ...
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How to speed up X over fast connection ? (especially over ssh)

What are recommendations on speeding up X applications over local fast (gigabit) connections? (similar question for slow connections) Currently I'm running over ssh -Y, which is fine, but I wonder if ...
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Making shortcuts cross desktop environment, possible?

I'm a big fan of keyboards, so a lot of thing a done by combination of keys, like open a file browser, web browser etc. Is there some daemon that can monitor my key presses, and launch some program ...
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Setting up X server on Centos6 minimal

I'm trying to install Centos6, but as it turned out, DVD I downloaded was just couple Mb too large (CentOS-6.0-i386-bin-DVD.iso) for DVD to carry. So, to save time and don't download DVD again, I ...
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If you SSH into another computer, how to access other X displays?

This is a query based on personal use. A troll in our local network had downloaded Crikey, the key-event simulator. He used it to simulate events on other computers, leading to unwanted things. For ...
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XAUTHORITY environ variable set repeatedly on every login

I am running a Suse Linux 11.04 system. My problem is that when I do a fresh login into a shell as root, a new Xauthority file of the form xauth***** gets created in the /root/ directory. Upon exiting ...
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Open GNOME session remotely through SSH

I have a laptop connected wirelessly to my home network. I'm planning on installing a CentOS server on my network, used for a web server, a file server, and experimentation. I want to access it from ...
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How to access X display from a cron job when using gdm3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open a window on a remote X display (why “Cannot open display”)? I'm trying to run a cron job that needs access to my X session. I know my X session will ...
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What is the max number of x-clients?

I am developing an x-server implementation, and I want to make it as similar to the current one as possible. I read through the documentation, but I couldn't find anything specific. In particular, ...
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Fetching user input while running in the background

I am writing a script that prompts the user for input and does some processing afterwards. I was using read to get the data, but then I noticed that when the script is ran with a keyboard shortcut (I ...
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How do you configure numpad keys using XKB?

I haven't figured out how you configure XKB to use the numpad yet. I found the following in the "us" file. partial alphanumeric_keys modifier_keys xkb_symbols "basic" { name[Group1]= "USA"; ...
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What is a good X application I can use to test the X server on Solaris?

I am using Solaris, and I want to test if the I can use the X server after setting the DISPLAY environment variable. On Linux, I usually use xeyes, xclock or xterm. But none of these seem to ...
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How to write any Unicode Key without Pre-programmed key for it in kbd?

I am trying to find some Unix tool to input any Unicode key. I am fine with X application or console but I use Vi/m and it may have this property. For example, suppose I want to input key "U+0303" or ...
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Looking for X terminal with correct window resize handling

Is there any X terminal program, which reflows the content when I'm resizing the window? Gnome-terminal and Sakura does it well halfway: when I'm shrinking the window and re-expanding it, the stuff ...
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Disable/modify middle-click-to-paste in X11/Xorg

I am using Slackware 13.1 (kernel 2.6) with FVWM as my desktop manager. I have frequently had issues when coding where my over-sensitive mouse registers a middle-button (mouse-wheel) click while ...
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Remotely control an xorg session [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open a window on a remote X display (why “Cannot open display”)? I have a computer running debian, connected to my TV, running an xorg session. What I want ...
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Meaning of different tokens in a font config string

I have seen lines like the one below, in a number of config files (xmobar has one of these and dmenu too has this) '-*-fixed-*-*-*-*-18-*-*-*-*-*-*-*' What is the meaning of each token which is ...
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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 ...