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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linux - show image on console / X11

Is it possible to show an arbitrary image across the console / X11? In essence, I just want the video output to be the image. Is there a way to do that? I would want the console virtual terminals ...
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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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Lightweight X11 alternative available?

Is there any lightwight X11 alternative suited for old systems? (Say, 1GHz and 256-314MB RAM)
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the following error occurred while installing x11 in aix. would you please guide me for solution [on hold]

the following error occurred while installing x11 in aix. would you please guide me for solution.
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Disable CapsLock functionality on short press

Is there any way to make pressing CapsLock effective only on long press? for example it effect only when we press and hold it for half a second? (I'm using ubuntu 14.04)
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How to tell which keyboard was used to press a key?

I frequently work on pairing stations where there are multiple keyboards installed. I can use setxkbmap with -device <ID> to set the layout for a specific keyboard (using an ID from xinput), but ...
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Keyboard shortcut to paste selected text to SECONDARY clipboard

I am aware that mouse selection and CTRL+C adds content to the PRIMARY and CLIPBOARD X Selections but I need a keyboard shortcut(or mouse) to have the selected text in SECONDARY Selection. Any leads ...
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`xdotool` does not send keys

I am trying to send keystrokes via xdotool. However, sending does not work properly. Below is the log of a script that should select all the text in Gedit and copy it (but it does nothing instead), ...
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do not follow mouse focus [on hold]

On my Ubuntu 14.04 I have a lightweight window manager wmii where a mouse motion changes a window's focus. This is annoying and I want to change this behaviour, i.e. if only I left-click on a window, ...
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XKB: assign multiple keycodes to one behaviour (<ESC>)

I have a new bluetooth keyboard, and for some reason the keycode that the escape key returns is 172 instead of 1 (according to 'showkey'; the same codes have 8 added in xkb, so 180 instead of 9). By ...
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ssh returns message “X11 forwarding request failed on channel 1”

When I ssh into a remote server that's not running any type of X11 desktop environment I get the following message. $ ssh user@server X11 forwarding request failed $ ssh user@server ls X11 ...
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Non-GUI based pin-entry for gpg

I'm in the process of remotely viewing and selecting hundreds of images, some of which are encrypted with a symmetric key. I log in to the remote desktop machine using ssh. The viewing is not fast, ...
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My shift/ctrl and numlock keys stopped working

My ctrl and right-shift keys are not responding, though they still work in a VMware window. Numlock doesn't work. A held-down key does not repeat. clicking in a field in another window does not make ...
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Setxkbmap turns off NumLock LED - but not NumLock

Whenever I use setxkbmap in a terminal (or my .bashrc), the next time I press any modifier keys (ctrl, shift, alt) the NumLock LED on my keyboard goes off, but NumLock itself is still active so it's ...
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How do I scale i3 window manager for my HiDPI display?

I have a Dell XPS 13 9343 2015 with a resolution of 3200x1800 pixels. I am trying to use i3 windows manager on it but everything is tiny and hardly readable. I managed to scale every applications ...
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How to use xpra like xvfb-run?

xvfb-run allows me to open a display and run a graphical app and when the app finishes xvfb closes too. for example xvfb-run --auto-servernum --server-args="-screen 0, 1920x1080x24" nw script.js ...
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Specifying fonts in xterm

I'm having difficulty gettings fonts to display correctly in xterm. The situation is complicated by this being a headless server which I'm connecting to from a Macbook Pro via xpra, with no desktop ...
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Strange warnings when cursor moves from one monitor to the other

I am not sure whether this is a real problem. However, every time I move my cursor from one screen to the other on a dual monitor system (i.e., laptop + external monitor) the following warning is ...
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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 can I run GUI emacs (using a shortcut) in a very light xmonad installation? [closed]

I am trying to launch Emacs through a keyboard shortcut on my Debian/xmonad system. Relevant lines from my xmonad.hs: ~$ cat .xmonad/xmonad.hs import XMonad ... main = xmonad =<< xmobar ...
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dconf fails when running X application from alternate user

In an effort to protect my personal files in my home directory, I am trying to run certain applications as an alternate user, but under the same graphical environment. I have enabled X permissions by ...
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Why does `xrandr` say I have 3 HDMI and 3 DP ports while I have only one HDMI and one DP?

This is what xrandr shows on my machine: $ xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3840 x 1200, maximum 8192 x 8192 VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) HDMI1 ...
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How to replace the hostname portion with xauth (OLD: How to redirect output of xauth command?)

I would like to generate a new Xauthority file using xauth with another hostname portion and write it to a different file name (as opposed to ~/.Xauthority where the xauth command typically writes ...
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Why are multiple instances of /usr/bin/X running at once on Linux Mint 17.3

I believe this process is the X server. Why are there 4 instances of the following process running at once? Is it normal? EDIT: Is it normal on a fresh install for the x server to have these ...
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Playing a remote movie on the remote computer

I have two computers (a desktop and a laptop) running linux connected to my local area network. I like to ssh from my laptop over to my desktop and run programs there, and sometimes listen to music on ...
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Is there a terminal emulator which remembers the output from its last run?

While modern desktop environments usually start all the applications which were open in the previous session and some terminal emulators may even open as many tabs as before, I've never seen a ...
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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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Strange X11 forwarding issue [closed]

I have a strange issue regarding ssh x11 forwarding. Assume I have an host named node71. Firstly, I start Cygwin/X and mintty in Windows, now the local DISPLAY=0.0 Next, I can do ssh root@node71 -Y, ...
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Launching X11 server as non-root user

I'm trying to launch an x11 session (or is it an xorg session? I'm not sure) from the command line: startx &. I get the following result: X: user not authorized to run the X server, aborting. I ...
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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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Text movement in Text fields

I moved to OS X several years ago, and have noticed that due to the way they set up keybindings, you get some niceties when it comes to navigating any text area (for example the URL field in your ...
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ddd fails to connect to X Window: Is it a bug or a local misconfiguration?

I am currently analyzing a problem where ddd hangs because it cannot connect to X Window. Here is the output of strace: connect(4, {sa_family=AF_LOCAL, sun_path=@"/tmp/.X11-unix/X0"}, 20) = 0 ...
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Cannot get the resolution I need when using DUMMY Xorg Driver

I am using Lubuntu 16.04. I am trying to set up a "headless" (i.e. no monitor plugged in) server but with a full GUI running that I can access via TeamViewer (I have reasons for this requirement, but ...
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Is there any common X11 program?

You can think of echo or cat as common terminal program. You can call blindly: echo "hello world" in bash for example and it will work. You will see the output. I am looking for something like ...
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xterm width and height with regard to number of pixels NOT number of characters

On X window system (TWM) of my Ubuntu 12.04, xterm has width of 484 pixel and height of 316 pixel, and its geometry is 80x24, based on xwininfo. On X window system (TWM) of my LFS 7.9, xterm has with ...
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debian / screen freeze but system working

I've recently installed a dual-boot Debian Jessie / Win10 on a 64bit tower PC, and I'm having serious issues with Debian's install. Out of the blue the screen/mouse/keyboard freeze, while the system ...
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LightDM starts two X servers instead of one

I work with Debian over BeagleBone Black. An engineer replaced the (hardware) board display, and now two X processes start instead of one. LightDM and X settings are default. They worked well before ...
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How do I activate Xorg record module on Raspbian?

I'm trying to automate some tests on my RaspberryPi and I'm using python's pymouse to perform some emulated clicks. On my Debian it works fine, but when it comes to Raspbian it keeps failing with this ...
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Lending my x window to another process

I am writing a terminal file manager, and I would want that when a user issues a command to open an image file, that the image viewing application use the terminal emulator's x window for rendering ...
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Prevent GIMP from raising & activating new windows/tabs

I'm using XSane to scan images in to GIMP 2.8.16. With the scan settings, this unfortunately takes a few minutes per scan. I'm using GIMP's tabbed window mode. It's nice that I can work on other ...
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Resolving circular dependency hell for libX11 and libXi

I'm trying to install X11 from source. Source files from some repository: libX11-1.6.0.tar.gz libXi-1.7.1.901.tar.gz libX11-1.6.0 paulk@node005:libX11-1.6.0$ ./configure --prefix=$HOME/software ...
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x11 Keeps Freezing Virtual Console

I have a problem on my Arch-Linux system. I use startx to start my GUI, and this issue occurs randomly throughout my day. There is no sign of anything going wrong (until I switch to a Virtual ...
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What is X11 exactly?

I'm reading Wikipedia about X11 and it says that: In its standard distribution it is a complete, albeit simple, display and interface solution which delivers a standard toolkit and protocol stack ...
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Looking for a simple graphical notifier in KDE, invokable from bash

I am using Debian with KDE. There is a small bash script, that runs in the background. If it encounters a certain condition, I want my work on a full-screen IDE or completely unrelated console ...
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How to forward ssh X11 from an ssh session to base computer?

I am working from out of town, so I need to connect my computer at campus. Normally, when I am around the campus I can just use my ip of lab computer to forward x11 like; ssh -X acc@lab-computer ...
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Why is VNC so extended instead of X11

If X11 provides functionality to use a graphical application remotely why is VNC used instead of the X11 server capabilities apart from overheading issues? Can you config your X11 client to connect ...
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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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Launching application without titlebar and window decorations

I want to launch VLC without the titlebar and window decoration. I'm using the following line to launch VLC: vlc -I dummy --no-video-deco --no-embedded-video test.mpg Unfortunately this doesn't ...
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X11 touch the value of the shivers . Is there any way?

I am using the X- widnwos. I use the touch screen. If you are a touch on the touch-screen cursor is unstable. Below is the video. https://youtu.be/jMub9-T_wEA How do I improve the following ...
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Securing X window displays

I want to install X on a system I'm in charge of. I plan on running it with local connections only, e.g. with startx -- -nolisten tcp (which I understand is the default these days). Some relatively ...