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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Copy/paste does not always work from Firefox to terminal

Using st with dwm, depending on the way I select text (e.g. mouse vs keyboard), and where the text is (e.g. document body vs address bar), copying text from firefox and pasting it into st does not ...
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How to correctly set up fonts?

I installed Arch Linux few weeks ago, but I've been using it before for about a year. I set up mostly everything, but I have problems with fonts. First problem appears in Firefox's pdf viewer. ...
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usr/bin/xterm Xt error: Can't open display: /usr/bin/xterm: DISPLAY is not set?

I'm trying to submit a job to a school server (HPC) with: #!/bin/bash #$ -S /bin/bash #$ -cwd #$ -o ./out_$JOB_ID.txt #$ -e ./err_$JOB_ID.txt #$ -notify #$ -pe orte 1 date pwd ...
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Using nvidia-settings over ssh

Now the new nvidia-driver has implemented CoolBits for the newer graphics cards I'm attempting to control fan/clock speed over ssh. When attempting to run anything with nvidia-settings via ssh I get ...
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X and xdotool in LXC instead of KVM

So far I am using various xautomation/xdotool scripts in a KVM virtual machine (linux guest) in order to let them do their work and let me work uninterruptedly. I am using a VirtIO disk, but still the ...
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Remapping a keyboard key to print ⸮ (irony mark)

I find myself using the irony mark ⸮ unicode U+2E2E (or ؟ unicode U+061F) in both mcabber and vim a lot. The old copy-and-paste antipattern is tedious so I thought I would rename one of the many ...
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Is there a way to start a VNC-server for an already running X-session?

For Windows there are VNC-"servers" that can be started by the user manually som time after log-in. Is there anything similar for Linux? A program that can be started manually in an already running ...
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Who started xterm in my debian xterm+lightdm kiosk system?

I have stripped my full desktop debian 7 x64 to the bare, leaving just xorg and lightdm for a kiosk application. I have changed the lighdm configuration to auto-login a user. When I boot, this works ...
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XRandR crops displayed area on certain multi-monitor configurations

I have total of four monitors. One (1680x1050) is connected to integrated Intel display adapter, and three (1440x900 and two 1920x1080) are connected to dedicated ATI display adapter. With certain ...
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Is there way to sync the shell yank buffer and the clipboard? [duplicate]

In a terminal I copy a line by Ctrl+a and Ctrl+k. I want to copy the text into clipboard when another window become active so that I can use the text another application, like a text editor or a ...
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What program can I use to search the titlebars of all open windows?

I am looking for an application that allows me to search the text of the title bars of all open windows and then foreground the window that most closely matches the text I typed. An application that ...
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bring up ubuntu desktop x11 forwarding

I've been using rhel for a few years and when I want to bring up the desktop over x11, I use gnome-session. I'm new to Ubuntu and I was wondering what the equivalent of gnome-session was for Ubuntu? I ...
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Can't start presentation on remote computer console session from an SSH session

Basically I am executing this script remotely via an SSH session. It works fine on Linux Mint, but not on Debian (7.5). It looks like the export display or nohup command isn't working, but I'm not ...
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Linux ssh launching GUI application and leaving it running?

I have ssh access to my own server with Ubuntu 13.10 on it installed. Via ssh I can launch GUI applications using this approach: $ ssh -X my_login@address_of_sever After that I can start any ...
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Make XServer ignore the mouseclick that woke up monitor from sleep

I have a ARM-Box with a touchscreen, running a Debian variant. Every time I tap the touchscreen, the monitor turns on, but the now visible application receives a mouse click. Can I tell the XServer ...
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Why does selecting text only “copy” it (as in copy and paste) circumstantially?

One of the most user-friendly features of Linux is that highlighting or selecting text will automatically copy it so that it can be pasted upon a middle- click. However, this can also be a point of ...
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How to start x server on another display?

I want to connect external monitor to my laptop but I can't manage it properly. My setup is: Arch Linux x64 (xfce) on Dell l702x with Bumblebee and HDMI -> DVI adapter monitor. I want to have that ...
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Execute script on Linux Mint from a Windows Machine

Basically I am trying to use Linux Mint to display Powerpoint presentations. The presentations will be updated on a Windows machine, the user will then execute a script which 'refreshes' the ...
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Old X11 config for vmware guest

I wonder if anybody knows X11 configs (for Vmware) which work with ancient linux distros like Debian2: (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6300) Release Date: January 8 2000 If ...
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How to get all my keys to send keycodes

I'm using Gentoo with XFCE. I have a logitech K350 keyboard, all but a few of the keys work as expected but there is one specific key that I want to use but when I run showkey no key codes are being ...
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Grabbing keyboard control in shell script

I have a certain shell (zsh) script which reads one character at a time and performs an action afterwards. In the shell, this is realized by "read -k" in a loop. I want to execute the script as a ...
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VNC Server without X Window System

Will a VNC server work without X Server installed? I know vnc works with X Server, but what about without it?
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Record every keystroke and store in a file

I need to record every keystroke and store in a file in the user directory ~, when using my account, I am not sudoer and I cannot install programs (like logKeys) in any way. How could I do so using ...
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Ssh audio redirection

I have DVB-T USB dongle plugged into my Linux server (GUI-less). It works correctly, but I want to stream TV programs from server to my PC. For this I use Kaffeine that way: ssh -X -p 666 -i ...
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X11 forwarding over ssh

I used to log into a remote server on our corporate network using Xephyr and ssh using the following command Xephyr :0 -ac -br -screen 950x540 | xterm -bg black -fg white -display :0 -e ssh -Yf ...
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vim/gvim failing to put X11 clipboard in registers “+ or ”*?

Due to the lack of security with standard vino server, I switched to use x11vnc on my linux (with Xubuntu 14.04) box and SSVNC on the windows side. With vino, cut and paste from windows to Linux ...
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Black screen when starting X

I have two systems. The only real difference between them is that one is OpenSUSE 12.2, and the other is OpenSUSE 13.1. Oh yeah, and that the 12.2 box works, while the 13.1 one doesn't. Basically, ...
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How to change modMask in Xmonad when specific window is focused, or on specific workspace?

I am using left Alt as my primary modkey, but for certain application I would like to use Alt+keys as my bindings, and for that specific application I want left winkey to be my modkey. It seems that ...
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Will I utilize graphics hardware if I run X on the server?

Will I utilize graphics hardware if I run X on the server? If not, then what is it there for? E.g. Dell PowerEdge R210 II has integrated Matrox G200eW with 8MB memory on board, and some of the ...
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Cannot use highest resolution, xrandr does not list mode (Intel GPU, DP to DVI adapter)

I have a screen capable of 2560x1440. It is connected to my Intel NUC with a DP to DVI adapter. My graphics card Since updated my Arch Linux system last week (not sure what was updated exactly) I can ...
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osx server, windows client, running emacs opens it on server not client

I've installed emacsformacosx on my OSX box. I'd like to shove my macmini in a data center and run it headless. I've gotten x-windows working. If I run xeyes, it displays on my Windows 7 client. ...
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Openbox won't load wallpaper on startup

I've tried a lot of things. I googled and followed tutorials and I'm still unable to have my wallpaper load on startup. What I've done so far is I've added the wallpaper of my choice via feh feh ...
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xbindkeys and messed up outputs

I am trying to set some key bindings for the use inside my wm. so I did xbindkeys -mk and start testing with keys. The result was somehow not what I expected. Left wind key ===> m:0x50 + c:115 ...
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Cannot login on GUI

I'm using Debian Jessie with Xfce and cannot login into the GUI as a normal user, root works. I can login on another terminal. I tried to reinstall lightdm, but I still cannot login. After a login ...
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How can I move framebuffer or X screen relative position?

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away I had fixed boot screen using this nice solution. Since that time I have been looking for the way to move framebuffer in virtual console slightly to the right ...
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How can I get xrandr to detect both nvidia cards: 2 x GTX480, triple-head?

I am running Linux Mint 16 (Petra) I am running the default driver nvidia-319 shipped with the distro I have 2x GTX480 cards I have 3 monitors Using the Nvidia driver, all monitors and GPUs are ...
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Blurry image between Radeon / DVI-to-HDMI / LG LCD monitor

I've got an ATI Radeon (not sure exact card; forgot to write it down when I left this morning; will update when I get back) and it is connected to an LG IPS237L 23" IPS LED monitor. As you can seen ...
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No xauth data; using fake authentication. Unable to display remote windows

Whenever I try to ssh -X or -Y into a remote Linux server from my Mac (OSX Mavericks) machine, I get the same message: "Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for X11 ...
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Disabling an Xorg server's extension at runtime (for new clients)?

I have an old Xorg server whose "Render" extension seems to be buggy (if enabled, most of the fonts are invisible, unless hovering over them -- after upgrading the packages with X clients and ...
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How to take a screenshot of an totally obscured window

I have a game running in the background, but I would like to take screenshots of the window which is not visible. Seems like all the screenshot utilities for X11 need the window to be visible. Is ...
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Killing X-related processes when CrashPlan is running

I am currently running Ubuntu Server 12.04, but this applies to all flavours of Linux really. This server does a bunch of things and is controlled remotely via ssh. Some time ago I have installed ...
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Forcing compton to free directory

I often have trouble unnounting filesystems because compton is keeping a subdirectory open. Here is one line from lsof I have right now: compton 30043 valmi cwd DIR ...
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Cron task in graphic interface

I need to open one (or more) browser tab periodically and I decided to use cron. The command in the shell (bash) that correctly executes this task is chromium-browser http://mysite.com. If I type it, ...
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Running multiple xserver displays “offscreen” or “headless”

I would like to run two or more displays, while I only have one GPU and one monitor. The second display does not have to display anything on the monitor, a dummy output would be ideal. I use startx ...
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Structure of graphical modules in Linux Lubuntu

I am trying to understand the layers of the Linux GUI system. I am running a netbook with Lubuntu, and I was told it's running LXDE as desktop environment. However, there are processes with 'gnome'. ...
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Creating a complete Wine headless setup

I've have a headless server with X11 Forwarding but a lot of Wine applications fail to start with the following error: Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded. It has to ...
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Warning: Group GNOME Desktop Environment does not exist

I am still having problems connecting to X server on CentOS 6.5 My mac has it (X server) installed by default and opens no problem and if I command startx it looks for connections but my remote linux ...
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How can I set repeat rate of USB keyboard with udev?

How can I get my keyboard repeat rate to apply to a hotplugged USB keyboard? I made a udev rule to set the keyboard repeat delay and rate, /etc/udev/rules.d/99-usb-keyboard.rules with the following ...
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xterm no longer starting as root user on RHEL6

I am totally stuck even after reading both this and this (if it isn't already obvious I don't have much experience with Linux.) I am trying to install WebSphere 8.5 on RHEL6. Everything was going ...
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Can I make a second mouse/keyboard (virtual) for xdotool to use?

I have a script running a set of xdotool commands. It only uses half of my screen but I cannot use my keyboard or mouse while it is running due to the number of clicks and typing that is executed. Is ...