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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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 ...
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xming debian can't open display

I followed numerous guides for setup and even more "can't open display" error solution, but still can't find what's wrong. First, on VPS Debian Squeeze I installed xserver-xorg-core and xauth. Then ...
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~/.xinitrc not being run

I am not able to run my ~/.xinitrc (~/.xsession) scripts when logging into my computer. I'm using Xubuntu 12.10 with vanilla lightgm as the login manager. Both these files have the right permission ...
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SSH window forwarding with Xming

I have installed fedora 17 on the old desktop computer and put it to DMZ of my NAT network - i.e. whole computer is accessible via public ip address to the internet and could be called "server". I've ...
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Find X.org pointer grab owner

I have an application that seems to have grabbed the mouse (I can move it but can't click anywhere), is there a way to find which app owns the X.org mouse grab? The shortcut given here to release the ...
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Back button to middle mouse button

I would like to map "Back" button (xev shows it as "button 7") of my mouse (A4Tech X-7) to act as a middle mouse button. Is there a way to do this? I'm lost in google, finding only how to map buttons ...
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Getting or cloning the users current terminal?

I have to work with a script that forks and launches an instance of xterm in order to display log output in one window and have an interactive interface in the other. Personally I prefer rxvt-unicode ...
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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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TigerVNC Cinnamon session on Fedora 17

I'm trying to properly start a Cinnamon (2D) session in tigervnc-server on Fedora 17 "Beefy Miracle". The only way I currently know to accomplish this is to modify the file /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients. ...
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Xresources color settings

I'm using Gentoo with XMonad and set all the colors in .Xresources file. The problem is that for some apps setting *.background and *.foreground is not enough since they override the settings for some ...
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Can I display part of a window on the second device?

When giving presentations, I use the html/css/js-based showoff. It has a presenter mode which shows the notes and the progress in a good way for me. It seems like the idea is that somehow a second ...
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How can I disable the X-server on Fedora 17?

I want to use a Fedora 17 "Beefy Miracle" system as a network-shared desktop for cooperative work. For this I'm using TigerVNC which brings its own X-Server and starts a completely separate desktop ...
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Is there a way to make feh fade in between transitions?

I would like my desktop wallpaper to fade between transitions instead of a cut. Is there a way to do this with feh? Maybe using xcompmgr or compton? If not is there a way of doing it without changing ...
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bash commands don't seem to run in .xinitrc

I am trying to run some bash commands in my .xinitrc script, but the window manager starts without these commands running properly. I run Arch Linux with the window manager is called "awesome", and I ...
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Screenshot of X from tty

Using Xvfb I can launch an application and take a screenshot. What I'm wondering about is how to capture from an existing (dormant) X session. Say from tty or over ssh. From what I understand ...
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How to check if DISPLAY is valid

I've read man-page X(7) and searched for this but I can't find a solution. How can I check in a long running process if the environment DISPLAY=:0 is still a valid display? (User could have logged ...
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Why does my X11 forwarding attempt fail with “connect /tmp/.X11-unix/X0: No such file or directory”?

On my local machine, I run: ssh -X me@remotemachine.com (For completeness, I have also tested all of the following using -Y with identical results). As expected, this accesses remotemachine.com ...
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Black and white (greyish color) console and X11 [closed]

Can I achieve simply the state of my system with no color? I'm using openbox.
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Weird mouse behaviour. Mouse too fast

When I move my mouse slowly over the desktop the pointer jumps often a few pixels (one or two) in the opposite direction of which I move my mouse. Horribly when trying to set the cursor around some ...
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Keyboard layout changed. How and why?

Yesterday, I upgraded my kernel (to 3.5.0-19-generic), rebooted, and had to reinstall my video drivers to get full resolution. (After upgrading the kernel, the resolution always goes to 640x480, until ...
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Display a right-click menu using a shell script

Is it possible to display a right-click menu using a shell script (or some kind of Unix command?) I'm trying to find a program that can be used to display a context menu at a specific location on the ...
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Understanding linux desktop

I use debian wheezy xfce and want to set up my desktop. But I read some settings are redundant. Hence I want to understand how everything works, but I am massively lost. Can someone please sort, ...
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Is there any way to let it snow on my linux mint destkop?

I want snow fall on my desktop really badly. Tried Xsnow (with Mate/Marco, Mate/Compiz and KDE/Kwin) but doesn't work. Snow plugin for Compiz doesn't work anymore either. Snow feature of KDE was ...
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Grade book program that works on gentoo

I am looking for a program that I can use to keep track of and calculate my grade in all my classes without going through and making a spreadsheet for each class.
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How to attach to remote machine's local display session over ssh?

Scenario: Linux mint is running on a machine at my home. I have some gui applications open on it. I'm away from home but want to get at the open applications. I have cygwin/x and I know how to ssh ...
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Fedora 17 doesn't detect some key-presses

About 1 week ago, I installed MATE desktop (Gnome2 fork) because I wanted to use XMonad in gnome. So I am pretty sure this problem has something to do with MATE. My keyboard is just a basic HP ...
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Is there any way to prevent focus being grabbed by another application?

I am getting annoyed by windows under X opening and taking focus away from the current window which has focus. This is particularly annoying when you are typing a password into a password dialog and ...
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How does X11 forwarding work?

How does X11 forwarding work? I am interested in knowing whether the processing to render graphics is done at the end of the host running the application or the host displaying the graphical ...
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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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Copying files from command line to clipboard

In a GUI file manager it is possible to select a few files, press Ctrl-C (which supposedly copies come info about the files to clipboard), then navigate to another folder and press Ctrl-V, which will ...
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What does “Do you expect to run the X Windows System?” do when installing OpenBSD?

When installing OpenBSD 5.1, I got the question: Do you expect to run the X Windows System? What change does the installer make to my system if I say "yes"? I know what X Windows is, but I don't ...
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C-u leaves ghost characters at command prompt in xterm

I am using bash (v3.2.25) on linux, through xterm, through exceed. When using Ctrlu the cursor is moved next to the bash character prompt ($) but the rest of the line remains and is not erased as ...
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How can I have new ~/.vnc/xtartup files be configured for normal desktop by default?

When a user first runs vncserver, the following ~/.vnc/xstartup file gets created: #!/bin/sh # Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop: # unset SESSION_MANAGER # exec ...