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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Xorg.bin 100% CPU usage after switching TTY [on hold]

I'm on Arch Linux. After I switch between TTYs, Xorg goes berserk and consumes all CPU (actually just two cores, but it says 99%). It's entirely frozen and I have to kill it via SysRq. Here's my ...
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LXDM resolution too small on laptop when started with external screen

I have a laptop with small screen resolution, and when I connect external monitor before boot, it keeps resolution of the laptop screen, until I log in. I'm using LXDM. How to fix it?
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Can I attach a GUI process to a “surrogate X server”?

I have been in a situation where my desktop has crashed and become unresponsive. (In my case it was the Cinnamon DE, and I have yet to try cinnamon --replace from the commandline, BTW) I was using a ...
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how do screenshot / screen grab programs work on POSIX systems running X?

How do screenshot programs such as gnome-screenshot or xfce4-screenshooter get their data? How can they access a stream of the monitor/screen's 2d pixel matrix? Is it possible to stream only a ...
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Elementary os reboot error iMac late 2009

I need help installing Elementary OS on my (late 2009) iMac 11.1. I am booting from an external USB and in when presented with a GRUB menu, I choose "Install Elementary OS" and then press e key to ...
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Position window automaticly in TWM

The man pages of TWM tells me that if I specify a -geometry [size x size] + offset + offset, TWM will honor this and create the window in that location. For which types of windows is this possible? ...
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Installing Nvidia drivers causes system to boot to tty1 only. What am I doing wrong?

When I do a clean install of Kali 1.0.9, it will work for a few minutes until I start up something like system settings, or iceweasel, it will then crash my graphics and give me weird dots all over ...
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Mouse events and Xorg

I noticed that on my distribution, I could not read anymore directly /dev/input/mice (or /dev/input/mouse0, or even /dev/input/event4 - which is used by Xorg) from a virtual terminal under Gnome3. ...
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HD 4800 lower fan speed

I've installed Linux Mint 17, most important thing for me is to lower the fan speed to 30% as I am doing in Windows because it's really too noisy. Note that the temperature stays at ~50°, so this ...
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Too many touchpads recognized: touchpad does not work

I just bought a new Dell Inspiron 7347 for my mother. It is supported officially by Ubuntu 12.04 LTS so I guessed that Linux would go nicely on it. Well. I installed Mint 17 KDE (based on Ubuntu ...
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Debugging multiseat: How to run two X server layouts together without display manager?

How to run two X servers together, each with its own layout, directly from command line, without any display manager (e.g. GDB, KDM or LightDM)? Lets say there are two ServerLayout sections in ...
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How to switch between tty and xorg session

My xorg session is on tty1 and if I want to issue a command from tty (because I cannot do it from xorg session for some reasons), I press Ctrl+Alt+F2, for example, and type a command. But I cannot ...
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Arch: can't get X to work under regular user

I can startx as root, but can't as a regular user. I compared logs and there's the difference: root: #> cat Xorg.0.log | egrep '(EE|WW)' [ 1507.647] Current Operating System: Linux hostname ...
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Xorg consumes CPU, RHEL 7 fresh install

I've installed RHEL 7 with default settings. I wonder why Xorg consumes 30% of my CPUs. How can I know what's wrong and how to fix it? HP DL360p Gen8, dual Xeon E5-2640
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install kde on centos-7

I have a minimal install of CentOS-7. The kernel has been updated to 3.20.0-123-9.2. I installed "KDE Plasma Workspaces". However KDE will not start. I manually installed xorg-x11-server-Xorg as ...
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Xorg: set provider source output in xorg.conf

I've configured quad screen with xrandr commands: xrandr --setprovideroutputsource 1 0 xrandr --output DVI-0 --auto --right-of DVI-1 xrandr --output DVI-1-2 --auto --left-of DVI-1 xrandr --output ...
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Mesa works, but unable to start Xserver and GUI with nvidia driver and nvidia-xconfig generated configuration file

I'm using Manjaro OS based on Arch Linux. So I can switch between gfx drivers using sudo mhwd-gpu --setgl [mesa/nvidia] command. But I'm unable to tap my gfx card, because of of wrong Xorg ...
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Unable to start gnome-session without root ?

I have freshly installed arch linux according to the steps listed in arch linux wiki page, installed xorg and gnome. In my ~/.xinitrc file I have added the line exec gnome-session. Now, when I ...
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Synaptics touchpad LED support

How to enabled support the LED in Synaptics touchpads? I'm use Debian Jessie and xserver-xorg-input-synaptics ver. 1.8.1-1. I'm find patches by Takashi Iwai from SUSE for supporting the LED in ...
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unlisted screen resolution

on my new computer I have 2 screens connected on the igpu of a i7 processor, 1 using hdmi. the other using dvi. Both screens are the same but 1 has a wrong resolution inside X, and it can't be ...
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How to use xinput to configure multiple devices with a script?

How do you configure xinput to set multiple devices automatically using a script? $ xinput --list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core ...
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Why is the Scroll Lock key disabled in Cinnamon/Linux/Xorg?

I recently purchased a backlit keyboard that was designed such that the Scroll Lock key was used to toggle the back light. I quickly found that Cinnamon does not respond properly when the Scroll Lock ...
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Remote Xfce session in a separate console?

I have the following setups: A netbook with Xubuntu 14.04 and desktop PC with Debian 7. I can connect from netbook to desktop through SSH. I want to start a separate X server on netbook and host on ...
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Shutting down X via terminal

I found that the whole X won't react to anything but I was able to log to terminal by ctrl+alt+F1. Can I reboot X from the command line without rebooting the whole computer?
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OpenBSD and xorg: How to fully expand shrunken vesa video?

Because OpenBSD 5.5 does not appear to support moderately newer Nvidia cards (mine is a GT 610), I am using the vesa X.Org driver. Problem with vesa is that the displayed image is shrunken and ...
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Cannot change vncserver default geometry

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (I think it's desktop...) and running vncserver to connect to it remotely. I can successfully set the resolution if I use the -geometry flag when starting the server, but I ...
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Run Debian XFCE without a monitor

I want to run a program via ssh on a debian xfce pc, the program generates a file, my problem is that this program needs a screen to open, it will NOT work in terminal mode. I want xfce to boot ...
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don't start xorg on boot [duplicate]

I have found a lot of question about Xorg not starting by default, but this is actually what I want. How can I have Linux Mint (17 Quiana) not start GUI, just the shell (I believe that is supposed to ...
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Desktop freezes after login

When I log into my DE, after about a minute or so, the desktop freezes. When I mean freezes, I mean all windows become unresponsive, as well as the panels and applications menu. This happens all ...
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disable Xserver logging

Is there a way to disable Xserver logging entirely? My Xserver is set up fine, everything is working, I don't need to troubleshoot it and the logfile is absolutely useless for me. The logfiles are ...
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How to make switching virtual terminals instant?

I've configured kdm (editing /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc) to automatically open two displays: StaticServers=:0,:1. When I switch between them with Ctrl+Alt+F7-8 there is a delay of about 2 seconds ...
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Why does the X Window System use a server?

I never really understood why a window system must have a server. Why do desktop environments, display managers and window managers need xorg-server? Is it only to have a layer of abstraction on top ...
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Weird vertical bar on my desktop

I'm not sure how this happened: This vertical bar just came out from nowhere, I tried to change workspaces, minimize all application running, no effects. When it happens I'm only running gvim, ...
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xf86EnableIOPorts: failed to set IOPL for I/O (Operation not permitted)

I get this error in Xorg.0.log xf86EnableIOPorts: failed to set IOPL for I/O (Operation not permitted) Googling quickly reveals that this error is caused by starting Xorg as non root user. ...
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Why would starting a second X server render Ctrl+Alt+Fn keys unable to switch desktops?

I run Enlightenment 18.8 on Funtoo. Sometimes I want to run a second X server (usually because I'm running a game or other app which might mess up my screen layout). For this I use simply startx -- ...
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Use HDMI for audio ouput only

I am looking for a solution that lets me use my HDMI port for audio output without extending my X screen to that output at the same time. Apparently it is problematic to use HDMI for audio only, ...
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NVIDIA 343 drive crashes X server

In my Mint 17 install, I recently tried updating to the new proprietary NVIDIA 343 driver. When I reboot after install, X server fails to start. I can get a shell in recovery mode and tried running ...
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Using per-user keyboard XKBOPTIONS for all desktop environments

I have set the compose key correctly by typing setxkbmap -option compose:rwin in XFCE, but before that I just flipped a switch in Gnome 3. Meaning that desktop environment has different ways of ...
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Arch Linux Gnome problem

I have a quite weird problem I just cannot get rid off. I am using ArchLinux and as I am from Germany the german keyboard layout and such. So when I start Gnome via startx it is said that Gnome is ...
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Ignore brief mouse click/releases

The switch contacts in my mouse are going, and rather than open it up yet again and clean them or try to hunt down a replacement switch (or buy a new mouse) I would like to solve this problem via ...
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gnome-classic as default session for all users?

How to set gnome-classic as default session for all users in gdm3 (system-wide setting)? I'm using Debian Jessie with GNOME 3.12. I've tried creating fake gnome.session in ...
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xkb: Use a key to change shift level without appearing as a modifier

I'd like to configure XKB to use Caps Lock as a way of producing different keys, but I don't want it to appear as a modifier. For example: F1 produces F21 keypress Caps Lock + F1 produces F1 ...
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xkb: Assign a new shift level to function keys

I'm trying to get some more use out of my function keys. I would like the physical F1 to F12 keys to appear as F21 to F32, so I can assign functions to F21 etc. in my window manager (e.g. switch to ...
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how to bind AltGr to <Ctrl> + <Alt>

I am trying to create a linux equivalent of Ergonomic Telugu Keyboard layout called Sarala (Hard la). I have been able to map all the keys so far. The layout uses the following key combinations for ...
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Programmatic way to install xkb keyboard layout

I have a new keyboard layout that is working so far. I want to ship this to users who most probably will have minimal knowledge of Linux. Trouble is to install this layout I have to do a lot of copy ...
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edit keyboard keys result

When we press A key on keyboard, OS write A character as result. How can we change keyboard keys result? For example when we press A, OS write B or Ä or آ.
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Is possible to change X server without kill client? [duplicate]

My usecase: User opertes on Server1 station. He can use ssh or whatever to connect with Remote Station and start some application on it and display it on his station (Server1). Now user has to change ...
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How do I find out what font my X server is using? [closed]

I want to know what font my X server is currently using. I'm running Xorg on Arch linux.
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How can I configure `anybody` to run X in a one-liner?

The common solution posted is to run sudo dpkg-reconfigure x11-common which gives a graphical prompt, however, I'm wanting to use this non-interactively. Scenario is that I'm SSH'd into a machine as ...
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Change cursor theme with immediate effect

Is there a way to change the cursor theme with immediate effect in X, after it starts up? I've tried xrdb -merge which doesn't work (nothing happens).