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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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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how to configure xorg.conf for extended desktop?

I would like to setup the dual monitor settings where I can use two monitors as a single Desktop with single panel, single launcher and when some programs are maximized then it should span both the ...
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dual-monitor bugs during resolution setting

My OS is Slackware 13.37 64-bit. I have two monitors. Primary one supports 1920x1200 and the secondary one 1280x1024. I use this line to enable dual monitors in "non-clone" mode: xrandr --output ...
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X server periodically restarting for no reason

The following is for an Debian 7.x (wheezy) amd64 machine - my personal workstation. X has been periodically restarting for no reason. It has been happening once a week or a bit less frequently. ...
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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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Debian Sid, AMD RS880 [Radeon HD 4250], black screen on boot

My computer booted under Debian Wheezy (3.2 kernel) with no graphics problems whatsoever. After updating to sid (3.10 kernel), the screen goes black (that is, the display flashes a bit and then goes ...
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xorg.conf XkbOption ignored for terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp to restart X

I want Ctrl+Alt+Bksp to restart X, so I created an xorg.conf rule: /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/53-zap.conf: Section "ServerFlags" Option "DontZap" "false" EndSection Section "InputClass" ...
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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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Xephyr: mouse does not move smoothly

I am using xserver-xephyr in Debian Wheezy. My mouse inside the Xephyr window does not move smoothly. It looks as if the refresh rate was very low. When I move my mouse across the screen, it maybe ...
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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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Pasting X selection (not clipboard contents) with keyboard

I'd like to be able to paste the X selection using the keyboard. Currently I have to use the middle mouse button to do this. I gather that faking a middle mouse button press is fairly easy to do, ...
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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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Launch a GNOME session from terminal

I'm sshing into my friends machine and I'm wondering how would i launch a GNOME session over SSH? I need to open a web browser on his machine to view something which can only be done from his ...
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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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How do I find the X window ID under the mouse pointer in bash?

From a bash script, is there some way to get the ID of the X window under the mouse pointer? (edit) I need the process to be non-interactive.
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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 make a multi-video driver Linux system?

I'm trying to create a USB that I can carry anywhere with my system on it, I know there are Live distros that can be used that way, but I need a very specific installation. The problem is that the USB ...
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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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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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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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Correlating /var/log/* timestamps

/var/log/messages, /var/log/syslog, and some other log files use a timestamp which contains an absolute time, like Jan 13 14:13:10. /var/log/Xorg.0.log and /var/log/dmesg, as well as the output of $ ...
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extension GLX missing on display

I have a computer with broken graphics here. It's running openSUSE 13.2 (x86_64). When a 3D application (paraview in this case) starts up it complains: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0". Xlib: ...
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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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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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monitoring events (keyboard, mouse) in X

Is it possible to display all events that are generated in Xorg? Such as keyboard pressed, mouse events...?
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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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Command line to return to the GUI after Ctrl-Alt-F1?

I'm unable to return to the GUI with Ctrl-Alt-F7 (or any of the 12 function keys). I have some unsaved work and I don't want to lose them. Are there any other key combinations that will allow me to ...
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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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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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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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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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How gconfd-2 and dconf-service are started in Gnome3 or other gnome-based desktop environments?

I want to know, at what moment and by what means the gnome2 and gnome3 configuration daemons, gconfd-2 and dconf-service are started? Examples of the possible means: init scripts Xsession.d scripts ...
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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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Open a window on a remote X display (why “Cannot open display”)?

Once upon a time, DISPLAY=:0.0 totem /path/to/movie.avi after ssh 'ing into my desktop from my laptop would cause totem to play movie.avi on my desktop. Now it gives the error: No protocol ...
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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 ...
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What is the exact command to start the openbox-lxde default session in raspbian?

I am trying to configure my .xinitrc to be able to choose different window managers before starting X but I cannot reproduce the same environment as when I just run startx without a .xinitrc file in ...
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How to permanently remap caps lock to esc in X11?

I want to remap caps lock to escape in X11 (i.e. pressing the physical caps lock button will be interpreted as esc by applications and esc's behavior will not change). The solution must survive an X ...
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Turning off part of a monitor

I'm trying to disable the right third of my monitor, since it's broken. I can get less to be displayed using xrandr, but the monitor will then center the displayed stuff, so that's not quite what I ...
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Multiseat with one card and two Xorg instance

Is it possible to set up a multiseat environment with one graphic card and two Xorg instances? That is, one machine with a monitor/keyboard/mouse for the first Xorg instance and a second ...
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NVIDIA GLX is not working under a Optimus Laptop

First I would emphasize that I am using a Linux From Scratch 7.7 Systemd (Now running kernel 3.14.39) I built these two days, so I don't want to touch anything about glibc/gcc and there is no package ...
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Difference between server-side and client-side compositing in Xorg?

xcompmgr provides the following option: -s Server-side compositing with hard-edged shadows. From experimentation, I can say that this is much, much faster than the "client side" options. But ...
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build X11R7.7 from sources - in which order

Is there an automatic way to understand the order in which individual libraries of the X11R7.7 package should be built when I want to build all of util, lib and xcb?
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Some settings in 50-synaptics.conf have no effect

I am having trouble with editing the synaptics file for my touchpad, /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. I got Debian-based Linux with Gnome 3.4.2. The relevant portion (I suppose) of said file ...
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Media key problems with Microsoft keyboard

I have a Microsoft All-in-One wireless media keyboard (n9z-00001) which behaves weirdly with my current distribution, Arch Linux. (Linux 3.19.3-3-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Apr 8 14:10:00 CEST 2015 ...
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Enable second monitor from shell

So... I have two monitors on my Ubuntu machine. And every time I launch some Windows OpenGL application under Wine it turns off the second monitor. And leaves it turned off when the application exits. ...
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Persistent configuration of two screens

I want to configure two screens side by side and want the configuration to persist a system restart. (I'm using xfce on Xubuntu 12.) I've inspected old questions and the answers mentioned arandr and ...
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Screen corruption after hibernate — Is there another way to refresh the X11 display?

When I restore from hibernate the screen is often corrupted. I suspect the graphics memory is not being saved. Suspend-to-ram works fine otherwise. It also looks like the font-cache is corrupted, as ...
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Booting with different X settings

My laptop has the Optimus technology. In order to save battery life I run graphics out of my CPU and only turn the GPU on on occasions using bumblebee. This works relatively well as long as I don't ...