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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Forwarding OpenGL from VirtualBox to Host

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 as host and Arch Linux as guest (both used as a desktop system). After doing some port forwarding and config. I can do X over SHH to make X apps run on VirtualBox but show on ...
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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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How do I set up one GTX 960 to run three monitors using displayport Nvidia driver on Fedora 24?

How do I configure three monitors on a GTX960 gfx card for a continuous display across all three monitors on Linux (Fedora 24)? I've tried to Xorg -configure with the three monitors plugged into the ...
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Equivalent for `dm-tool switch-to-user `otheruser in different display managers

When using lightdm I can switch to another user by executing dm-tool switch-to-user. Is there a way that doesn't depend on the display manager? If not, what would be the equivalent command for the ...
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Set the screen brightness: xbacklight does not work on HDMI, xrandr --brightness does not stick

I'm trying to set custom screen bindings in i3WM and looking for a way to decrease/increase the brightness on button press. I've tried using the following: xbacklight -dec10 xbacklight -set 70 ...
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3 Monitors on Fedora

I just got a new TV and I want it to be a 2nd secondary display, however it will only allow me to turn on 2 monitors at any given time. How can I make it allow me to use an arbitary number of monitors?...
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Configuring fluxbox (or any other WM) on FreeBSD

First time using FreeBSD (or any BSD). I recently installed FreeBSD and installed xorg and fluxbox with: pkg install xorg fluxbox And put this in the .xinitrc for my user: exec xterm & ...
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GDM not launching gnome-session after installing nvidia drivers

I recently tried to install nvidia drivers on my arch system (regular nvidia). After running all the tools and commands from the arch wiki, I rebooted my system. Everything worked fine and the GDM ...
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Launching graphical application from tty to improve performance

Would there be any performance increase by opening a tty terminal and exec application as opposed to launching from a DE/WM, or would that only be the case if I were to boot without starting xorg (...
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Dell Precision Trackpoint Odd configuration

I'm trying to enable middle mouse button scrolling on my dell precision with 4 buttons on the trackpad and a trackpoint with 3 buttons thing. However it does something weird with how the button events ...
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Xorg.conf leaves me with no visible output

I have yet another laptop which is a casualty of the proprietary Nvidia driver. I would like to do CUDA development on the laptop (Dell Precision 5510 with Quadro M1000M and 4k display), so I want ...
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Cannot start X server on new FreeBSD install

I Installed FreeBSD (from the USB image) and was able to log in. I installed xorg using pkg install xorg . But I cannot start the X server. When I use startx, I get an error: xinit: unable to run ...
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Why did xorg.conf break X?

So here's the deal; I was reading the man page for xorg.conf when I decided to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf to try some of the flags listed in the 'SERVERFLAGS' section. When I opened the file in vim, I ...
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How to tell intel graphics to use my custom EDID file?

As the topic says: How to tell intel graphics to use my custom EDID file?
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mtrack tap drag

I install arch linux on my mac pro. I use the mtrack. Now, I thinks the three finger drag is work for mtrack, but I still can not drag the window. I test this: >xinput test 13|grep -v motion ...
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Cannot start xorg, but I can login on wayland

after doing this and this this with the purpose of installing my AMD fglrx proprietary graphics driver (radeon 6630m-intelhd3000 integrated on lenovo thinkpad e420), after many hours with virtual ...
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Second X server Linux Mint

I looked up how to start a second X server, and everyone says to go a a virtual terminal and enter this command: startx -- :1 I want to start a second X server in a different virual screen (ctrl+...
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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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How do I disable touchpad [duplicate]

My cats love to sit on my lap while I'm working and it is almost impossible to keep them out of touchpad. How can I disable it? I'm using libinput driver and no desktop environment.
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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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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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catalyst control center settings lost after reboot. Manjaro

I have three monitors setup in extended mode. After I reboot my system and login my displayed are reset to cloned and I need to re-set the displays in CCC. /etc/X11/xorg.conf: This still remains and ...
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Bad resolution on second monitor Fedora 24

I have a 32" TV and I want to use it as a secondary monitor. I've been following this guide on how to change the resolution using xorg.conf. I created three files inside /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/: ...
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Tearing on Gnome 3 in arch linux with nvidia

I have been experiencing a lot of tearing in gnome3/steam games while using the nvidia driver. I have been trying a lot of fixes such as adding triple buffer into xorg.conf; adding CLUTTER_PAINT=...
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Xorg conf not loading on startup

I have an Xorg conf to fix my mouse. Without it my mouse does not work. When I start my system and get past the login my mouse works momentarily (it did that before anyway) and it stops. I need to ...
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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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Can't install xorg-init on arch [closed]

I am not able to install xorg-init on a new arch install. It is possible to install other packages, but not that one. I updated the database with pacman -Syy, but it still won't work. Error message: $...
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Touchscreen calibration off for SDL applications?

I have a touchscreen that I've calibrated in X using xinput-calibrator in Debian, but I noticed that some apps still don't seem to respect the calibration values at all. For example, running SCUMMVM ...
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Xorg thinks touchpad is exact pointing device

I finally got Xorg working with LXDE, but I have one tiny problem: Xorg thinks my touchpad is an exact pointing device, such as a touchscreen. That is, coordinates on the touchpad are directly related ...
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Display Port Sometimes not being Recognized

I'm running RHEL 7 and having some discrepancies with one of my displays. I have two monitors, both connected to the same NVIDIA Quadro K2000. The main display is connected via DVI, the secondary ...
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Fullscreen programs only update when mouse moves

X11 has been relatively sane on my Arch install until recently. It behaves normally in most programs, but as of maybe a week ago, if anything tries to run fullscreen it will only update when my mouse ...
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Setting a 105 keys keyboard geometry under Xorg

The keyboard geometry on my system is set as "pc104", whilst I would like to set is as "pc105". I have looked into /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d, but I can't see anything related. I am running Debian ...
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Debian keeps hanging, may be graphics driver issue

For the past few days, my Debian install keeps randomly hanging every 5-30 minutes. The screen freezes. Sometimes GDM kicks me back to the login screen after a little while. Other times it just ...
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FreeBSD display resolution under Veertu

I'm trying to set up FreeBSD 10.3 under Veertu. When starting X, the largest resolution I can get is 1280x720 (well, I can select 1280x768, but then I have to scroll). My actual screen is much bigger ...
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Execute command when user interaction is detected ( ex: moving mouse, pressing key )

I am trying to make a bash script to turn down the brightness to lowest when idle for a certain amount of time but reverts back to its previous brightness when it detects user interaction whether it ...
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Arch - Freeze after starting gdm with nvidia driver

I use a Nvidia GTX 980 TI with my arch linux. I use the proprietary driver which I installed via pacman -S nvidia After that I installed gnome3 via pacman -S gnome If I try to start the gdm (just ...
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How to change any window title in Gnome 3.20?

How to change any window title, specially gnome-terminal one's in gnome 3.20 (on debian unstable) ? I'm using Switcher shell extension, which allows to chose window to focus by text search through all ...
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can RandR display two parts of the same screen on one display?

Can I use RandR to display two different parts of the same screen twice, at different offsets, on one display? The desired display is a Head-Mounted Display (HMD) that is normally used for 3D ...
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Render shows as llvmpipe despite Intel integrated graphics [duplicate]

Despite having libgl1-mesa-dri and xserver-xorg-video-intel installed, and having set the Driver to intel in xorg.conf, my renderer string (glxinfo | grep 'renderer string') is still Gallium 0.4 on ...
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How can I run Linux in 256 color

I want to run a Linux distribution in 256 color. Doesn't matter which distribution can do it. I tested Ubuntu 14.04, but it can't run lower than 16 bit. (using /etc/X11/xorg.conf) Which ...
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How can I get both custom compose sequences and Unicode character entry?

Entering raw Unicode characters by first hitting Ctrl+Shift+u and then entering the hex value of a code point to get that character (e.g. 262D for ☭) is quite useful, esp. when you're testing ...
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How can I clone a specific work space to other outputs?

I am using i3-wm with Archlinux, and I nowadays are wandering that: is it possible to clone a specific work space to another output(monitor)? It is different from --same-as as well as --left-of --...
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Driver install neccessary on ThinkPad with two GPUs?

Im not that new to Linux but just used it the last years for server and/or testing most often in VMs. Now Ive just got a new ThinkPad and I want to use debian as a native install. My notebook: Lenovo ...
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How does one change the title of any window in X?

I would like to know if it is possible to put an arbitrary name as window title for any application in X or OpenBox. And if it is, How to do it or just a nice link to some documentation which I have ...
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Generic multiple monitor layout on RHEL/CENTOS 7

By default, RHEL7 seems to think multiple monitors are next to each other. I need to have them vertically spanned instead of horizontal. I found that modifying xorg.conf or xorg.conf.nvidia to set ...
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How can I get my Optimus-addled NVIDIA card to offer output via xrandr?

I have a laptop that is crippled with NVIDIA Optimus. I'm not greatly interested in saving power so I'd be willing to turn on the NVIDIA chip permanently, but my BIOS does not offer that option. ...
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Can I re-direct an existing (entire) gnome-session's display to a remote work station?

So instead of using VNC for example - I could actually run a command on my home-fedora terminal and have my work-fedora existing gnome-session appear at home?
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Ubuntu 16 stop lightdm and start xinit/xterm

I am working with Ubuntu 16. I have been able to stop the desktop environment using: sudo service lightdm stop Now I would like to start, from another terminal in a console environment, the X ...
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Remote headless streaming of GUI from Linux: X says “No protocol specified” before login

The goal: I want to stream video (i.e., to Twitch) of the graphical output of a Java program I'm running on a headless Linux box. I also want to be able to start this up remotely and without a ...
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Hardware accelaration on integrated Intel 5500 graphics and Debian result in unstable system

I have difficulty getting hardware accelaration to work properly with my integrated Intel 5500 graphics even with the use of newer drivers. I'm using a stable version of Debian 8 / Jessie (with the ...