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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How can I force LXDE to have a transparent background when connecting with X/X11?

Just got my Raspberry Pi in the mail and I've started playing around with it. After getting LXDE up and working working in desktop mode (i.e. monitor and keyboard plugged in) I decided I wanted to ...
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Is it possible to keep a vnc server alive after log out?

I am using OpenSUSE and I have created a script that launches at startup the x11vnc server. But when the user logs out x11vnc is killed. I want it to start again automatically. Here the script I ...
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X11 send notification to all users on all DISPLAY's [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show a notification across all running X displays As root, I am trying to execute a command on remote servers that pops-up a message window to users; the question is, ...
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Using X11 as a photo frame

I'm currently using a netbook as a small home server and I was thinking about extra uses I could set up. Currently it has Ubuntu (possibly a netbook-specific version) installed, so it contains ...
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Custom xkb layout in which one key creates two unicode code points

I am writing a new custom keyboard layout for Xorg, but there is one particular glyph which does not exist in Unicode. It is, however, easy to create it by using a standard letter plus a combining ...
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How to get CR2 (Canon raw) support for XLoadImage?

I've been looking for a light-weight image viewer to replace gThumb now that I'm not running Gnome anymore, and found XLoadImage. How can I add support for Canon's raw CR2 format? anna@anna:~ $ ...
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Automatically open a remote desktop connection upon login

I have installed Linux Mint to one of my desktop PCs. I have downloaded and installed Freerdp-x11 for me to connect into my Windows Terminal Server. I want the terminal command line to connect ...
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Why Xnest server has different glxinfo than normal Xorg server?

I've run Xnest server. It appears Xnest doesn't use my graphic card or at least it doesn't use direct rendering. Normal Xorg glxinfo OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc OpenGL renderer ...
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X11 session environment

I want to run specific command in X11 session automatically, as soon as I take the session. e.g. If I do Xephyr :2 -once -query <ip_address> then post successful authentication, a command ...
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How to map a console keyboard layout to a X keyboard layout in Linux

In my distribution (Slackware 13.37), the console keyboard layout is chosen among some of those available in /usr/share/kbd/keymaps ' sub directories, coming from the kbd package. Under X instead ...
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How can I run a script that starts before my login screen?

I was calibrating my touch screen, and saw that the best tool around was xinput_calibrator. So I used it. It have two options (one of which did not work), so I am here for the second. It says I should ...
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What is the best way to implement hotkeys support in Linux?

What is the best way to implement hotkeys support in Linux (ie support for brightness, audio or keyboard backlight keys)? By "best way" I mean robust, without code duplication, with minimal work ...
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Changing color depth in linux mint

How can I alter color depth settings in Linux Mint 13 maya? I tried to find the xorg.conf in /etc/X11/ But I could not find the file.
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XFCE Cursor themes not installing

I know this is probably a bit of a newbie question but I'm having a little trouble installing any cursor themes. I extract the archives contents to /usr/share/themes but when I go to ...
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specify geometry of a new gnuplot window in lxde

I have a script that runs a calculation and then plots the result using gnuplot script file. The problem is that I need to make more than one plot and I don't want windows to cover each other. I ...
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Pasting the content of xclip onto gedit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Copy file to xclip and paste to Firefox I would use the following command to copy the output of uptime to the clipboard: uptime | xclip Then I can paste the copied ...
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How can I spy on X client messages?

In an evergoing battle against an ugly icon, I found that applications can communicate with the system tray by sending X client messages. Is there a utility for spying on these messages?
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Map caps to esc for RHEL 5?

I have an older version of RHEL. In newer versions, there is usually an option to map the caps key to the esc key. How would I do this in an old version? Going to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> ...
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Forcing font size based on language in .fonts.conf

I can specify the default font family used to display a particular language in X by editing .fonts.conf in my user directory (or editing the global /etc/fonts/fonts.conf). However, I've not been able ...
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switch window manager when logging in in text mode

Suppose I don't start the display manager on boot and login through the terminal. How would I switch my window manager? With gdm or gdm3, you use a scroll box to select it.
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Applying changes to xorg.conf without restarting

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and making some changes to /etc/X11/xorg.conf. I now need to restart X server to apply the changes, but I don't want to restart my machine. I know restarting the display ...
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Pulseaudio/X permission other user/SSH

My user user1 is running a graphical X session with pulse configured per-user. I need to run a graphical program that uses audio with user2. If I do su user2; program program doesn't start and I ...
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How can I log what software I use the most?

I really like using open source software and would like to help fund further development. Unfortunately, I have limited funds to do so. Being somewhat greedy, I would like to donate to the projects I ...
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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 ...