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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modify keyboard layout locally

I haven't found the correct keyboard layout for my macbook pro yet. I've found one that looks like it though (in .xinitrc): setxkbmap -layout us -variant mac yet this has one difference: the (',~) ...
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How to enable and disable X11 outside of init

We have an embedded version of Meego Linux running on an x86 chip-set that currently uses X11 as the window technology. For various reasons we want to remove X11 from the mix (along with mutter, we ...
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Turn off beep of Xorg

How should I disable beep permanently? I know xset b off can do this, but what's the corresponding option in xorg.conf? Or any other way to do this?
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Xmonad and X Window System

I installed X Window System (xinit) and xmonad only, without installing a desktop environment. The problem is that the configuration file ~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs does not apply after starting. 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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Why doesn't dzen2 work when invoked via at?

dzen2 is a notification utility of sorts. This command will make a notification that says "Hi" appear on the screen: echo Hi | dzen2 -p Debian's at is a utility that schedules events to occur in ...
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How to run xrestop remotely?

I need to run xrestop on a remote machine. When I connect through ssh and run xrestop I get the results for my local machine. I see that there is an option -display but I don't know how to use it. ...
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Why doesn't this Hello World X11 code run on NetBSD?

I am on a brand new 5.1 NetBSD box. I copied the "Hello World" code from here rosettacode.org The code compiles with this command: cc -I /usr/X11R7/include -L /usr/X11R7/lib -lX11 helloworld.c ...
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Deciding on a font, and determining the proper notation

I have an X11 program that allows you to set a font. It apparently accepts the 'standard' X Logical Font Description. This notation is fairly obscure, and while the document I linked to mentions it, ...
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Multiple monitors as cloned desktop windows

I am running Fedora 16 using an Nvidia card with 2 monitors. I have the monitors setup as 2 separate displays (in that I can move a window from monitor to monitor). One monitor is mounted in a ...
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xinerama, 2 cards, 3 monitors

I've been trying to get this right and I'm so nearly there, but not quite. This machine has an Intel adapter with one monitor, and an ATI adapter with two. I'm happy to use xinerama to get this ...
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Xorg hangs before login screen

I'm using a TripleHead2Go to host 2 1920x1080 monitors as one massive 3840x1080 display in addition to my laptop's 1920x1200 display. If I try boooting with it plugged in, however, it hangs and never ...
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AIX 6.1 starting xhost + from inittab at the boot time

Everytime after restarting the servers, I have to run xhost + from console prompt. Does anyone have any idea about enabling xhost + from inittab file?
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Spawn 6 windows in 2 rows in the i3 window manager

How can I bind a key that spawns (via the exec command) six terminal windows? I managed to figure out how to do this, but all windows were on one row. What I would like to have is that 3 on top and 3 ...
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SSH server timing out localhost and reassigning breaks X11 output

I'm running a python script on a remote server via SSH, however at the end I require it to save a graph using pyplot, which requires the X server to be active. As this runs for a long time I have ...
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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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Is it possible to redirect X of an ssh session to the display of a connected vncviewer

I have a setup of three machines. Machine A runs a vncserver and an ssh server, Machine B runs a vncviewer, Machine C runs an ssh client. The vncviewer on B connects to the vnc server on A. The ...
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log remote X session from ssh (PuTTY)

I've googled alot about this and can't find a way to do this (or if it's even possible) I want to log a user on a remote machine in his X session (Gnome) from a ssh in a windows machine with PuTTY. ...
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Forcing Skype window resize (under Gnome)

Using Skype 2.2 on Linux, the video which is reproduced seems to be limited to 320x240; the default options to resize the window are disabled. Is there a way to force a resize of this window? Just ...
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How do I prevent programs from sniffing keystrokes to su/gksu?

I've read here that it's possible for any app using the X server to sniff keystrokes to any other app which is also using the X server, including su (on a terminal) or gksu. I've heard of a few ways ...
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What is a good X terminal not from a major window environment?

I'm looking for a terminal program I can use with a minimal fluxbox environment I am setting up. Ideally, I am looking for a terminal program that supports tabs and true transparency. So far it ...
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Headless Debian Server + Windows Clients + X11 Forwarding

I have a headless debian server that I SSH into regularly. I want to know set it up so that users can ssh in and then run something like iceweasel, and a window will popup on their machine which is ...
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How should I start X after ssh'ing into a remote box?

I am trying to syncronize my clipboard with a remote machine using XQuartz and xsel. It works, but only after I run an X windows program: connecting from Mac OS X with Quartz running and the ...
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Can't start X window because reporting can't find a valid framebuffer device

Can't start X window because reporting can't find a valid framebuffer device. Here is the error output below: "X Window System Version 7.1.1 Release Date: 12 May 2006 X Protocol Version 11, ...
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Change default title bar icon

How do I set the default title bar icon for X11 applications? The xterm on my machine is displaying an icon with a red x instead of the normal application-default icon. Changing themes in gnome ...
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X11 forwarding through SSH

I have been playing around with X11 forwarding the past few hours and so far I've managed to forward my desktop pc's X Server to my laptop, using X11VNC as server and X2VNC as client. X2VNC uses ...
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Swap alt and windows key except when using an external keyboard

On my laptop the Alt and Windows keys are in the opposite positions that I'd prefer them in. Swapping them is fairly easy. However, my external (USB) keyboard has the Alt and Windows keys in the order ...
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how to deal with keyboard-greedy apps

I'm having a very specific problem, however any help will aid in understanding X's relationship to the keyboard. I'd like to be able to launch the ElectricSheep program on top of music playing from ...
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Disabling or changing console switching keys

For some reasons on my Ubuntu 11.04 Natty running Linux 2.6.38-13, with an Italian layout for the keyboard, the keystrokes AltFx switch between virtual consoles (instead of the normal CtrlAltFx ...
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What happened to the GLP OpenGL extension?

I need to do headless hardware accelerated server rendering using OpenGL and found out that this is possible with pbuffers and frame buffer objects (FBO). But today these approaches still need a ...
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How to make X less sensitive when right clicking?

Whenever I right click in X, I almost always seem to trigger the first option in the menu unless I am thinking about what I am doing because I: Mouse down; menu appears Accidentally drag mouse 1-3 ...
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Single set of keyboard shortcuts for copy/paste/cut across all X11 applications

A common quibble that I have when I'm running X11 on a Linux system is that there doesn't seem to be any X11-wide keyboard shortcuts for copying and pasting. Ctrlc and Ctrlv work fine across most ...
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firefox launch failed: X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication

I logged into a Linux server (RHEL) from an linux desktop. There is not any error message at login, but I failed to launch firefox and see the following error emessage: [myname@myserver ~]$ firefox ...
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Display X applications on an Android system

Host system: Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb Chroot system: Debian Testing lxde Hardware: Asus eee pad transformer tablet nvidia arm architecture Note 1: The Debian system boots on this hardware, thus it ...
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Which virtual terminal is a given X process running on?

When X starts, it searches for the lowest unused VT, and attaches to it. My problem is that when there are several running X processes, I need to be able to identify which one is the currently active ...
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Xvfb or Firefox throwing errors & gratuitously logging

per the answer to this question, I'm running Xvfb to make a virtual display so firefox will run on my CentOS server. (I don't need to see firefox or do any actual key or screen input/output with ...
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Is there a way to remap the AltGr key to Ctrl with setxkbmap?

I've already checked the option section in /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst but I didn't find an entry for AltGr...
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How set environment variable based on whether a GUI is available?

How can I set up my .bashrc such that the value of an environment variable changes based on whether or not the current session has access to the gui / windowing system? For example, let's say I have ...
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using SSH to connect to remote CentOS 5.6 server where Firefox running on server is very slow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to speed up X over SSH on a slow network connection? I've installed firefox on CentOS 5.6 and I'm using X11 SSH to remotely login to view the browser. Firefox ...
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Confusion about low frame rate with Nvidia GeForge, but hardware rendering seems to work?

All over the years I have always wondered why my Compiz animations on Gnome 2 are not as smooth as on my old Laptop running with Intel GMA 965. Maybe this is related to low frame rates. When I run ...
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Mint 12: synaptic package manager error

Yesterday I had the same issue, I solved it by running sudo synaptic But today I don't know what's happening, if I run gksu synaptic or gksudo synaptic they don't do anything. If I go to root and ...
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Is there a WinSpy++ like tool for Linux/X/GTK/QT?

When I was using Windows I have some times made a good use of WinSpy++ which allowed to point to a window or a control (a widget, a window element) to see details about it (including the values of the ...
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Error in R: Unable to open connection to X11

I just set up a fedora distribution on my computer and am slowly trying to learn how to work from the command line. I was testing R which went fine, except for some reason when I tried again I ...
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How can I run Yast with X and ssh?

I have an openSUSE machine which I log on to with ssh -X. I don't want to log in as root but I do want to run graphical Yast. Inside the ssh session sudo starts the console version of Yast. However, ...
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SSH not terminated after exit when there is X Forward program

After running X programs over SSH, SSH doesn't terminate after shell exit (have to use e.g. CtrlC to kill it). My guess is although the X program already exit, there is still some "connection" left ...
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Setting up a 3 monitor display?

I currently have a Radeon HD 5750 graphics card and an M3N78-PRO motherboard. I use both outputs of my graphics card for a 2 screen display. I use xrandr at boot to set up my two screens. However, I ...
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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 ...