Xorg is a full featured X server that was originally designed for UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems running on Intel x86 hardware. It now runs on a wider range of hardware and OS platforms.

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Opening dvi file using xdvi results “can't open Display” [on hold]

I was trying to open a dvi file (from Latex) on one of the virtual terminals. I ran the xdvi command on the file to preview the result and the message: Error: can't open Display comes up. Is there a ...
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Trying to use an X server over ssh starts the server using a local display instead of remote [on hold]

I have a desktop and laptop computer, I would like to control the desktop from the laptop. I have an ssh server on the desktop. On the laptop I ran xinit and in the terminal I got I ran the ...
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Current X driver

How do I know, by which X driver, the X started. Looking at configuration file or log file is not trustworthy, I guess. These files can be manipulated in one or other way post bootup. Is there any ...
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Xorg not properly detecting EDID

I just acquired an LG 25UM57, a 25" 21:9 Ultrawide monitor (2560x1080 max resolution) Many hours later I still can't get or figure out a functional Modeline for the max resolution on this monitor ...
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Make X11 react on “dev/input/eventx”?

I have a debian 7 on kernel 3.8 running with a touchscreen. With evtest, I see that I get the screen's coordinates for device "dev/input/event2". How do I have to configurate my X server, that the ...
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What can I do to start a terminal in a X server at boot without giving away root priveleges?

The problem: I run Linux on an arcade machine with a monitor that accepts a 15kHz signal. I can't see anything until the X server starts and a modeline gets the GPU to output the correct signal. My ...
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1920 1080 resolution is not showing up [VBOX Cent OS 6.6] [duplicate]

MY /etc/X011/xorg.conf has the following configuration, but its not showing up 1920x1080 resolution in Guest centos 6.6 Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" VendorName "Monitor ...
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Failed to load module “glx” (module does not exist, 0)

I'm trying out arch for the first time in a virtual box following this guide. All went well and I wanted to install KDE. According to these steps I've picked the nvidia driver suite when running: ...
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switching between shells, stops the music that is currently playing

While I was listening to music I changed the virtual console using Ctrl+Alt+F2, and suddenly the music was paused. Returning back to the console that runs the X server Ctrl+Alt+F7 or logging in to ...
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How do I get X to start without a monitor attached while using NVIDIA drivers?

card : Geforce GT 730 OS : Centos 6.5 I'm trying to demo HP RGS on a CentOS 6.5 machine located in a DC offsite. RGS requires X to be running with NVidia HW acceleration, but I can't get X to start ...
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xrandr can't find second monitor

I have a new graphic card, the ATI Radeon HD 7850. My Windowmanager is i3wm and I have installed the proprietary driver from AMD. When starting amdcccle I can set both monitors as "multiple monitor" ...
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NVIDIA graphics driver virtual display larger than monitor (panning)

I've looked at several other posts that allude to this issue (some as late as 2 years ago), but many of the solutions no longer work. Problem description My OS is elementaryOS, my graphics card is ...
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Render X in specific area of screen

My screen is broken in the first 3rd (completely black) and it will take some time to replace it. To make it more comfortable to work with, I thought about rendering X only on a specific area of my ...
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Nvidia nouveau driver problem on CentOS 6.6

I'm having problems using the nouveau driver for my Nvidia GeForce 9100. Xorg starts up and works fine, I am able to use everything, although in /var/log/Xorg.0.log I have: $ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log ...
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xrandr: where does VIRTUAL1 output come from?

Executing xrandr shows me the outputs my graphics card has, but also a VIRTUAL1 one: $ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 4160 x 1024, maximum 32767 x 32767 eDP1 connected 1600x900+0+0 (normal ...
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How do I tell systemd-logind that the session is not idle, without using a desktop environment or session manager?

I want to use logind for power management. After 30 minutes of inactivity, I would like the computer to suspend. Problem is, right now, it suspends after 30 minutes, even when I am active with mouse ...
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Chrome Remote Desktop with GNOME

I am trying to set up Chrome Remote Desktop on my Linux machine. I have installed the package, and I have added myself to the ´chrome-remote-desktop´ group. I have created a .chrome-remote-desktop ...
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How to deal with tearing in Gentoo on NVIDIA?

See Why is video tearing such a problem in Linux? for the reasons behind why tearing is a problem in the first place, and why the usual "tricks" usually suggested (like "disable compositing", ...
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Running program using X while different user logged in with gnome shell

My situation is I am logged in to gnome with a user, and through the terminal I am trying to run steam as a different user with the error unable to open a connection to X. Both users can run steam ...
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Keyboard shortcut to replace middle mouse-button

Unfortunately my middle mouse-button is broken. Is it possible to define a keyboard shortcut that'll do the same thing as the middle mouse-button (paste text from XA_PRIMARY)? (I'm using openbox for ...
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How to setup 3 Monitors with one Single Card using Nouveau driver

I've tried everything and I am convinced that there's no way to drive more than 2 monitors per physical card. I believe this is due to a CRTC limitation, but I am not entirely sure. I've tested using ...
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Reverse X11 Forwarding without SSH on server

I want to run an X11 program on the SERVER and display the window on the CLIENT. I have a shell on the server to start with. (This is not an SSH shell, but some cluster computing software) The ...
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Switch to a text console in Fedora

I have switched recently to Fedora 22 from Ubuntu Gnome. In Ubuntu gnome, when my Kodi media center used to hang while in full-screen, I used to press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to switch to terminal. Then find ...
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How do I activate Xorg record module on Raspian?

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 Raspian it keeps failing with this ...
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Touchpad was disabled after plugging a Bluetooth mouse in and back out

I have installed Arch Linux on my computer (Asus K53SV) and everything works well. But after I plug in my Bluetooth mouse, which is a Logitech M215, then the touchpad is disabled, except for the left ...
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FreeBSD xfce not working

I am very new to the FreeBSD and I have installed xorg and xfce and added entry to xinitrc but when I type startx my pc displays the message "not support!", what to do? I did this as root.
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Required new 'X' desktop for VNC?

I'm on Raspberry pi 2, running Raspian, and using Ubuntu 14.04. I am using the tightvncserver. I don't think I should have to start a new 'X' desktop each time I want to VNC into the pi, but whenever ...
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mouse recognized as keyboard xinput (Fedora 22)

I recently got a Cougar 700m gaming mouse which does not work in Fedora 22. Running xinput lists it as a slave keyboard. ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ...
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Run 2 instances of xinit with output to separate video out

I have a video card with 2 video outputs. I want to run 2 instances of xinit and draw 2 different displays. I want one display to be output to one video out and the other to go to the other video out. ...
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Xrandr --addmode not working and the system fails to use the nvidia X driver

xrandr --newmode "1280x1024_60.00" 109.00 1280 1368 1496 1712 1024 1027 1034 1063 -hsync +vsync xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default xrandr --addmode Screen 0 ...
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How to properly change the keyboard mapping?

I will try to describe the problem in details. Very often I use external keyboard with my netbook. The keyboard is "TK Stealth": Click to zoom You can see, that the numpad, is very similar to the ...
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the moire pattern - how to calibrate my LCD?

I faced a strange issue (something like described here and here); I am not sure but when I look at the lcd screen it feels like an eyes strain or similar which is quite uncomfortable; On Linux Arch ...
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Function Keys no longer available for Switching Workspaces

For about 15 years I have assigned a workspace to each function key (F1-F10) in whichever Linux/X environment I'm using. Yesterday I ran a normal software update on my work Ubuntu box and now, ...
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Old ATI Video Card on Debian 8 - Xpress 200 - model: 1150

Well, my problem is very complicated, I've an old machine (Dell Vostro 1000) where I'm using Debian 8 with XFCE. This machine have an integrated video card (ATI MOBILITY RADEON XPRESS 200 - Model: ...
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X without Display Driver

If I would install xserver and a window manager without installing an display driver (xorg-video-intel for example) would the performance suffer a lot? Would I actually see or feel a difference in: ...
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Virtual VGA connected

I have new Board to work on. I connect the HDMI monitor to it. This board have support for VGA, DVI-I and HDMI. Now when I connect the VGA monitor only. xrandr shows me that DVI-I, HDMI are ...
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Arch Linux unexpected shutdown

I've installed Arch Linux on an Acer laptop with Intel Graphics (GM965/GL960). I installed Xorg, xf86-video-intel, and the XFCE4 desktop enviroment with lightdm. I can login and do stuff, but when I'm ...
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How to recover missing serverauth so user can startx?

I've been using PCLinuxOS. All was OK until the Hard Drive had a bad block. After some fsck repair, from the shell, I tried to startx: xauth: file /home/joe/.serverauth.2052 does not exist. ...
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How to custom-tweak X resolution settings

Or should I rather phrase the question: how to construct a custom mode. The story is: I am a proud owner of an old EIZO monitor (IPS, etc...) which has started to display this flaw of bad lines. I.e. ...
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HDMI on Nouveau driver is glitchy

I am trying to use HDMI with a nVidia GT525M card with the Nouveau driver. Distro is Ubuntu 15.04 and the monitor works perfectly with the VGA output (by a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter) - then I ...
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Cannot startx on Debian after some changes

I installed and removed some packages and changed some settings on my Debian server. After reboot I can't run x11vnc to remote it using VNC. Now when I run startx, the result is: no screens found ...
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Can I scale my HiDPI laptop display while leaving my external display unchanged?

I have a Chromebook Pixel 2, which has a HiDPI screen. My external monitor has the same resolution in width, but only about half the pixel density. I use Gnome's scaling settings to make things look ...
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What exactly happens when I type “startx” in the command line? [closed]

I would like to understand what happens when I type startx on a modern Linux* machine internally. Can anybody explain this process, step by step? * Debian GNU/Linux, if it cannot be generalized to ...
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Run script after changes in X server geometry

Is there an option to run a given script after the X server geometry is changed (or every invokation of xrandr)?
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How to prevent DPMS from activating when a full-screen window is open?

I am generally quite happy with DPMS screen blanking but for one (rather annoying situation): when playing a game through Wine with a gamepad the screen blanks after a while. I guess that in this case ...
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Using xrandr when starting new xserver

I'm trying to set the resolution and refresh rate of a screen when i launch an application on a new xserver. The xrandr commands i usually use to get this screen to work are: xrandr --newmode ...
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Some of fn keys not recognized after upgrade

After upgrading my system (including kernel) I discovered that some of fn keys (XF86MonBrightnessUp and XF86MonBrightnessDown) are not recognized by xev and even showkey. Each time one of these keys ...
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installing emacs with x-toolkit

I am installing Emacs 24.5.0, and I want to install it with X. I am on Fedora. the configuration script cannot find any x-toolkit. How do I find out which one is good for me, and in which folder do I ...
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X11 sessions: when a session starts and ends, does `gdm` run a session?

I'm quite confused with X11 sessions. Namely, I don't understand, when an X session starts: I want to programmatically start an X session with my own bob-session program, analogous to gnome-session. ...
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What are XRuns?

I have read about them several times and encounter them myself when setting the buffer size too low in jack or quitting audio applications. Nobody ever explains though what XRuns are. Can someone ...