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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cannot launch konsole from xterm

I installed lxde & kde (along with konsole). now I launch xterm from a Windows host using Xlaunch(Xming) which works fine but when I want to launch konsole(my preferred shell) I get this error: :~...
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libvte unicode font handling

I am trying to display some ANSI text which contains characters from the Unicode private use area. I have two fonts which contain these characters. The first is a PCF (bitmap) font, and the second is ...
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“No protocol specified” when starting Xorg via lightdm, but works when started directly

To start the X server on boot, use of a display manager such as lightdm seems to be the preferred method. However, if I start X by starting the lightdm service, I get a "No protocol specified" error. ...
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X11 applications over SSH receive bugged keyboard input [on hold]

After ssh -X user@host and launching an application (for example zenmap), keyboard input into the X11 window is broken. Typing 192... appears and functions as erp... Keys show up fine when typing ...
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Import/Export running GUI applications between localhost and SSH client running x11 forwarding? [duplicate]

I am running a Centos Linux server which I connect to using Putty/SSH with x11 forwarding enabled and an X11 server (Xming) running on the client machine... I am able to open GUI applications from my ...
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Task Automation With .EXE program and Bash Script?

There's a Windows program called Visipics. It finds similar images, not merely duplicates. I find it superior to findimagedupes (I use it with Manjaro and Linux Mint) and competing Windows programs, ...
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Directx application using wine over ssh -x

I'm trying to run a Windows app (Artemis video game - server mode) on my archlinux server. As it is an windows application I have to run it using Wine. As I'd like to be able to launch the server ...
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How can I change an underutilized keyboard key into a modifier key

I have a Korean keyboard that looks like this: Hanja (한자), just to the left of space, is so little utilized even when typing in Korean, yet it's in prime real real estate for my left thumb as an i3 ...
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'OS X-like' momentum scrolling in linux?

Is there a way to make the scrolling on a linux machine (running X11) more like OS X's natural scrolling? With 'natural scrolling' I mean the fact that you can flick trough the pages, there is ...
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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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Changing Xvfb frame buffer resolution while it's running

I run Xvfb with command: Xvfb :1 -screen 0 100x100x16 -fbdir /tmp And it's working fine. I can connect via VNC, and now under /tmp directory I have Xvfb_screen0 binary file. I thought it will act ...
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Can I “drag” a file into a window without a file manager?

(I'm on Arch Linux, using i3 as my wm and xterm as my terminal emulator, though I don't know if any of that is relevant.) Occasionally, a website asks me to drag a file with my mouse from my desktop ...
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Terminal only as “Desktop”

Is it possible to have a terminal only desktop in Linux (Mint)? I want to boot normally, meaning I want to be able to start GUI programs (IDEs, Browsers etc.), but I don't want anything on the ...
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xterm not loading xresources properly

There are similar questions out there, however, I was not able to figure out the flaws in my .xinitrc file which causes .Xresources not to load. The respective .xinitrc #!/bin/sh [[ -f ~/.Xresources ...
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A real non-“better touch tools” solution for select-to-copy on Mac OS X

I recently moved to Mac. I am missing my X11 copy-paste style. I can't find a way to exactly emulate X11 behavior "select-to-copy", "middle-click-to-paste" globally on Mac OS X. I am aware that this ...
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ssh proxycommand authentication

I found this on the ssh man page: SSH_ASKPASS If ssh needs a passphrase, it will read the passphrase from the current terminal if it was run from a terminal. ...
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Creating a specific chrome window and use it as drop-down search window

I am using a simple script runs as "toggle.sh process1" which toggles visibility of process1 if it exists and if it doesn't exist then it launches process1. It is really simple but useful. I use it ...
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How to send keystrokes (F5) from terminal to a process?

I'm using an Raspberry Pi in combination with Chromium (kiosk mode) to show up some stats. The Pi doesn't have an connected keyboard so I searched for a solution to send keystrokes from the terminal ...
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Start a GUI application at reboot

I'm trying to execute my own script (openMonitor.sh) via Cron on startup which opens a local html-file in Firefox and switches to fullscreen by emulating F11: #!/bin/bash sleep 10; export DISPLAY=:0....
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“X11 forwarding request failed” when connecting to github.com

I'm getting a bizarre error message while using git: $ git clone git@github.com:Itseez/opencv.git Cloning into 'opencv' Warning: Permanently added the RSA host key for IP address '192.30.252.128' to ...
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Error `No protocol specified` when running from remote machine via ssh

I have a script, simply to run my Graphical (GUI) Application, as below. #cat gui.sh #!/bin/bash ./gui -display 127.0.0.1:0.0 When I run it from local machine (./gui.sh) it runs perfectly ...
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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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Trying to compile DWM on Centos 7.2 - missing freetype/config/ftheader.h

/usr/include/ft2build.h:56:38: fatal error: freetype/config/ftheader.h: No such file or directory #include <freetype/config/ftheader.h> I have freetype-devel installed. There are no other ...
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Does the Xresources configuration file affect Wayland?

I guess it may be kind of a dumb question, but I'm trying to get more Ubuntu-like font-rendering on Fedora 24 with Wayland and I did add Xft.lcdfilter: lcddefault to /etc/X11/Xresources but I don't ...
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Enable/Disable X on an established SSH connection

So at my job I SSH from my CentOS machine to other local CentOS machines. We use an application that runs in both X11 and terminal. Some features are available exclusively in terminal and other ...
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specify X11 or WM property (xprop) when lauching application

I have a x11 gui application running on GNOME (Fedora 24), which by default launches using the light GTK theme. I would like to make it use the dark GTK theme variant, and found that after launching ...
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Trying to get firefox running on CentOS 6 minimal iso - can't open display

I've got minimal CentOS 6 running on an Oracle VirtualBox on a Mac. I'm trying to get Firefox up and running so I can download some web files into the VM. I installed Firefox (yum --enablerepo=remi ...
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How to setup x11 touchscreen in linux desktop?

I am using opensuse desktop with two screens, top and bottom. Only the bottom screen is touchscreen, which is USB touchscreen. Both monitors are used as a single screen. I tried to configure the touch ...
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Launch a program into a specific xid, (x window id) [closed]

Tabbed gives me a xid to launch a program in, but how?
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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 make Ctrl + Alt act like Alt gr in Ubuntu?

I recently switched to Ubuntu on my laptop and one thing that almost got me to switch back to windows is the fact that I can't make Ctrl + Alt to act like Alt gr. I have programmed in several years ...
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What is keeping Wayland from overthrowing X in Linux? [closed]

Everyone agrees that Wayland is better than X11 for your usual desktop. Why is X then used by every major distro? Is it bugs, little compatibility from apps (is that even an issue?) or something else?
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XOrg-config-files in a bumblebee setup

I've got a notebook with optimus technology (intel GPU + nvida GPU when needed). I had installed bumblebee-nvidia, nvidia-driver and primus, as every tutorial says to remove all xorg.conf files since ...
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gnu screen command for X

The current work flow is like this, a user logs into a session and begins processing. At a later time that user's shift ends. At this point the user is still processing but able to detach from the ...
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Kali won't boot user GUI, xserver won't start, can startx via tty2, How to Solve?

I am having trouble getting Kali (as a vbox guest vm) to boot into GUI after updating to rolling release via dist-upgrade.. It appears to attempt to start X on boot as the screen attempts to resolve ...
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vnc: unable to get a shell prompt with the default opened terminal application

i am setting up a vnc server (vnc4server on mint) and i have a default xstartup file in ~/.vnc. i am using twm window manager. when i connect to the vnc server, i can authenticate successfully and see ...
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How can I copy text from xterm (Awesome, Debian, VirtualBox)?

I ran the minimal Debian installation inside a VirtualBox instance, installed X11 and Awesome window manager manually (without any custom configuration yet) and installed VirtualBox additions as well (...
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Completely disabling mouse support in QEMU

I'm currently using QEMU for some work involving the VGA console. I'd like to turn off click-to-grab, which constantly triggers when I press CTRL+ALT+DEL (which my host Linux system is configured to ...
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remove background with feh?

I use feh to set fixed background (wallpaper) in X (one line in .xinitrc): feh --bg-fill --no-fehbg some_image_file & Is this possible to remove background using feh (or any other tool/command)...
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Installing xorg-x11-server-Xvfb broke X and uninstalling it doesn't fix it

I have a user who requested that I install xorg-x11-server-Xvfb to see if he could run Python/selenium headless. Unfortunately, this experiment did not work and normal x2go connections also stopped ...
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Visible portions of windows not redrawn in some applications

Some applications are not updating of their windows, except when the window is made visible again after having been on a hidden virtual workspace. Clicking on menus results in the opened menu being ...
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Arch Linux can't connect to x server

After installing xfce, and all the x packages, it gives me multiple errors after trying to run startx, the first one is: (EE) AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0 and then: server terminated with ...
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How terminal emulators handle Shift+FKeys?

This question is inspired by another question on vi.SE. There, OP has issues with the Shift+F8 key combination when running vim inside urxvt. That key combination will never work in vim because the ...
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Run OpenGL application installed by Nix package manager

When I try to run application which uses OpenGL installed or built with Nix package manager, GLX errors shows up: $ /nix/store/p6fwy23nfcadxr4i780knajvmzga17aa-glxinfo-8.1.0/bin/glxinfo libGL ...
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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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Android SDK on linux with NO GUI

I am working on a cloud based linux server and, sadly, I need to install the android SDK. It seems that the android SDK developers don't really recognize any OS that does not include a gui, as it ...
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Disable Chrome titlebar in X11 without window manager

I am creating a desktop environment to launch a Chromium-based kiosk, with this set of commands: nitrogen --set-centered /usr/share/$name/$name-logo.png --set-color="#ffffff" xset s off; xset -dpms; ...
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Arch Linux - startx works, but prints error

I recently installed Arch Linux (for the first time). I just installed i3 and start it with startx (I think this is part of the xorg package). On startup a message flashes for a split second, but ...
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Desktop environment without greeter

I recently installed Arch Linux (for the first time) and now want to install a Desktop Environment. Since I really like the jus terminal feel and would like to keep a non desktop environment for all ...