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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How to fix startx on Arch Linux on Raspberry pi?

I have a problem when trying to use the command startx. It comes back with /usr/bin/x error while loading shared libraries: libgcrypt.so.20: cannot open shared and then says that it is giving ...
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xmodmap problems and inconsistencies with more than 4 alternative symbols per key

I was trying to make my keyboard more useful and used xmodmap to map mathematical and greek symbols to mod3 modifier level. Where caps lock is mapped to mod3. As I understand, the 8-entry lines in ...
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Make sure X server isn't already running? [closed]

Suddenly out of the blue I was able to start the X server but with many warnings on CentOS and then I tried to make sure it was shut down by going into /usr/bin and gdm stop but there is an error log ...
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Can I make a second mouse/keyboard (virtual) for xdotool to use?

I have a script running a set of xdotool commands. It only uses half of my screen but I cannot use my keyboard or mouse while it is running due to the number of clicks and typing that is executed. Is ...
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How can I change the screen resolution of Slax?

Slax uses X.org for managing its GUI. However, when I boot Slax (specifically in a VM), the resolution gets capped at 1024x768. How can I increase the resolution to more fully utilize the screen ...
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Multiple graphics cards in X

I have a really interesting situation. I'm on a Dell XPS 15z laptop, which features an NVIDIA Optimus display combination, using the integrated i915 Intel Graphics alongside an NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M ...
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Switching on virtual display outputs using xrandr

Simply put, is there an inverse to the following command?: xrandr --output VIRTUAL1 --off This command cuts off my virtual display output to my external monitor, but I would like to reinitialize my ...
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NVIDIA driver upgrade failed

I downloaded the latest(331.49), tried to install, but failed. I compiled the kernel module and at the end of the installation it said that it went successful. But on bootup it said: version mismatch, ...
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Location of Xorg headers on FreeBSD 10

I'm running FreeBSD 10 and I'd like to build dwm. I've installed Xorg using pkg install. Where are the headers located? Maybe I'm just old fashioned but I first looked in /usr/X11R6 ... not there. ...
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dead key after switching two keys with xmodmap

My keyboard switches the (German) keys [^] and [<], so I want to switch the two keys. I identified the keycodes using xev and created a file ~/.xmodmap containing keycode 94 = asciicircum degree ...
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what is the difference between X11 and Xlib?

I am not sure if I have got it right. Xlib is a library to interact with X server. X11 is just another name for X server. Is X server just a single library? if so, why we can't access it directly? ...
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What is the difference between X11R7.7 and X Server 1.14.4?

When I issue the command X -version in terminal window, I get the output: X.Org X Server 1.14.4 On the X.org website, it says that latest release is X11R6.7. I am confused why there are two version ...
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xinitrc: starting xterm with tmux causes all windows to share same geometry

I have xterm with tmux open upon startup of X11 with the following line in my xinitrc file: xterm -e tmux & However the -e tmux causes all windows to assume the geometry of the first -geometry ...
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What is the xcalib -screen number for the HDMI monitor?

I must use a VGA-to-DVI cable and a HDMI cable to run two monitors. I'm trying to invert the colors on both monitors but I can only invert one of them: $ xcalib -invert -alter -s 0 #works $ xcalib ...
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HD TV and Macbook Air with Linux see each other but screen is black

With Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (Early 2008) and Ubuntu 12.04 with kernel Linux 3.2.0-68-generic-pae, when I connect it to an HD TV via the micro-DVI to DVI (Apple adapter) --> DVI to HDMI (I tried two ...
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How to remove “dead window parts” after GUI errors?

I have experienced this problem with Chrome only (but for quite a while now, different versions) but the question is not about Chrome but about X (I guess). Sometimes (I am not aware of any pattern) ...
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Execute command when mouse is pluged/unpluged on GNU/Linux

Is it possible to have something like event handler for plugging unpluggig a mouse in Unix System? I want to have a script that will enable/disable touchpad but not only on startup (you can find ...
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Laptop VGA Output Randomly Changes Name Between VGA1 and VGA2

Periodically (every few reboots by the look of it) my external VGA output on my Laptop changes name between VGA1 and VGA2. For example right now xrandr is displaying: timp@helez:~$ xrandr | grep VGA ...
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Program for choosing computers to run X clients on - what are such programs called?

At my college some 20 years ago they ran HPUX and had several X-terminals (terminals with graphic-cards that ran an X server, but left the running of X clients to the main computer). The college had ...
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X goes black when using SimpleScreenRecorder

When using SimpleScreenRecorder, X goes black all the time when I do anything more trivial than typing in a terminal session. I have to switch to another tty and back to X for it to show again. Does ...
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Debian wheezy - display- fresh copy (installed twice)

I'm totally new to Linux. I installed a fresh copy of Debian wheezy and everything installed fine. After first boot my screen is not set to proper resolution. I tried all the tech tips in Google which ...
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TTY not work after X starts

I have a HP Envy4 5306tx laptop with Intel+Nvidia dual cards, and I install fedora 19 X64 on it without NVidia proprietory driver. However, there are some problems about the X and TTY。 The TTYs are ...
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TwinView: Switched placement (right/left)

I have a working twin view setup using nvidia graphics card and propriety drivers on Debian jessie. main monitor (DFP-0): Dell 2405FPW via DVI, placed to the right sencondary (DFP-1): Sharp TV ...
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How to start X program on local display? [duplicate]

I'm ssh-ing into a Raspberry Pi. I would like to start an X program remotely, on the Pi's display. I know you can export DISPLAY to have programs open up on your computer when you ssh-in. But I'm ...
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Where to find default bindings for special keys

My keyboard has special keys, like for sound muting or launching the web browser. With my stock Xfce 4.10 installation on Debian testing (Jessie) these keys are automatically mapped, so I didn't ...
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Weird behavior after upgrade

I upgraded my old computer and weird things have started happening. I successfully installed Debian and everything seemed to be fine but in a few days I noticed that after ~10 hours of work the ...
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View fontconfig settings

Is there a way I can see what settings fontconfig is currently using? I'm trying to figure out why fonts look better in an XFCE session as opposed to when I start a bare X session (no window manager, ...
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What is XDG_SESSION_COOKIE, who use it and is it useful for ssh remote login to control local x session?

Is it related to DISPLAY? and useful for remotely login a x server to control the local display?
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Multiple XkbOptions in xorg.conf

how should I write multiple XkbOptions in xorg.conf? I've tried "option,option,option", "option, option, option", "option option option" and none of these worked - only the first option was executed.
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How automatically change the orientation according to display's pivot position?

I have a display I use for programming in portrait mode. To watch videos, I pivot it to landscape mode multiple times a day. The physical transformation is quick but I have to dig into the monitor ...
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Is it possible to tell Xorg not to listen on the abstract socket

On Linux (in recent versions), Xorg listens on both a Unix domain socket on the filesystem (/tmp/.X11-unix/X<n>) and in the abstract domain (shown as @/tmp/.X11-unix/X<n> in netstat ...
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X Driver for underlying hardware

I am following LFS and BLFS. I want to run the resultant filesystem onto many different hardware, with "native" graphics driver. If the underlying hardware's graphic card is intel then it must start ...
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SSH - How to make X applications run on client?

I have the reverse problem that most people seem to be having. If I start an X application while logged into ssh, it displays on the server(host) machine instead of the client(local). This is the ...
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What are the purposes of the different types of XWindows fonts?

In my /usr/share/fonts/ I have four sub-directories categorizing types of fonts: cmap truetype type1 X11 The command fc-list produces a list of them. Are these different categories for specific ...
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Emulate horizontal scrolling with Shift key

I want to emulate horizontal scrolling when I use my (vertical) scroll wheel and pressing Shift. In some applications (Chrom{e,ium}) this already works, but I'm looking for a generic solution for X ...
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What are the default openSUSE 13.1 user groups?

I just installed openSUSE 13.1, and I can't even start X on boot. I have to switch to another tty and type startx (after I set suid for xorg). On top of this, I can barely do anything without root ...
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How can I set the keyboard right on X?

Note: forked of this per recommendation here. I made a foolish typo for UTF-8, and expected that when I fixed it, the keyboard on X would work right. Since making this errant change, I was no ...
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Xorg Configuration for Unregistered Resolution

I have a monitor with native resolution of 1600*900_60.00, and the intel on board Gen3 Xeon video chipset (i915). when i do $> xrandr the 1600x900 resolution is not in the list. I tried to write an ...
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configure xscreensaver through X resource database

I want to get rid of the xscreensaver config file in my home .xscreensaver. I read in man xscreensaver, that: Options to xscreensaver are stored in one of two places: in a .xscreensaver file in ...
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Xinerama configuration on OpenSuse

Configuration: OpenSuse 12.3 installed from the Sage Live CD (http://www.sagecommons.org) Latest proprietary NVIDIA drivers Dual GTX580s Four displays (two per card) Displays in a 2x2 arrangement. ...
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Writing single-handed layouts for X

I know someone who'd really like to be able to type with only the left hand, so I had the idea of writing a layout which "switches" the sides of the keyboard when the caps lock key is pressed. For ...
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Why .Xauthority needs not to be owned by the root account in order to get past login?

I've just got the same problem from here, and solved it using what was stated in the first answer (akonsu's one). However, I would love to know why ~/.Xauthority needs not to be owned by the root ...
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How does xrandr identify/choose which resolutions to offer?

My monitor has a maximum resolution of 2560x1440 (16:9). On one machine I run, (VMWare VM), xrandr identifies the highest resolution as 2560x1600 (16:10), and no other resolution suggested by xrandr ...
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Gnome 3: open and resize application at startup

I need to open a couple of terminal windows and watch the output of a couple of programs. Currently I open them in ~/.profile, then once in Gnome I click them to bring them to the front, then resize ...
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Gnome 3 UI menus are duplicated

Just upgraded from Debian "Squeezy" to "Wheezy". When I logged in the menus were fancier as I expected with Gnome Display Manager 3. However the issue that occurred was the duplicate UI-elements. The ...
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Running GUI application as another (non-root) user

Let's say I have 2 user accounts user1 and user2. When I login as user1, and then switch to user2 using su, I can execute command-line programs, but GUI programs fail. Example: user1@laptop:~$ su - ...
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Command to re-enable decoration on windows

I'm running openbox, I have accidentally undecorated a window (By clicking on Un/Decorate) Now is it possible to restore the decoration? Since the title is "invisible" now, I have no where to click ...
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Run X clients over multi-hop ssh tunnel

I've recently converted my home development machine to Linux, and would like to be able to log into it from work if needed. I use a mixture of Linux and Windows machines, and I already have various ...
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Using Radeon on muxless system with multiple X servers

I'm using HP ProBook 4740s laptop with muxless hybrid graphics: root@mekras: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) ...
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xmodmap for key combination - how to toggle the Fn behavior?

With Logitech K290 keyboard via USB, F. keys are not accessible by default, and I need to press Fn before using them, which is not really usable. The Fn key alone does not fire any event in xev. ...