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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Display manager mdm fails to load desktop environment

I was having abnormally long waiting times during which the DM was checking my (correct) login credentials. After mucking around with it a bit I decided to remove the mdm package and reinstall it. I ...
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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 can I figure out why Xorg is SIGALRM and using 90%+ CPU?

htop tells me that XORG is using 90% of my CPU 10099 root 20 0 558M 70848 59856 R 92.2 1.6 1h41:09 /usr/lib/xorg-server/Xorg -nolisten tcp :1 vt1 -auth /tmp/serverauth.Hnbv14PGS0 (92% in ...
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startx fails fedora 23

Under Fedora 23, I cannot start the X server by normal means. How can I fix this? I am aware that there's no shortage of similar problems reported over the years, but so far none of those fixes have ...
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Auto-detect video card driver

I've recently made a Linux From Scratch with Kernel 4.5.0 on virtualbox. In the /etc/X11/xorg.conf I have listed my video driver as vesa However when I boot into the live session in my laptop, the ...
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Ctrl-Alt-F1 not working from X

I have a system running Debian 5.0 that doesn't respond to Ctrl+Alt+F# (1-6) Check if Ctrl, Alt, F1 and F2 are intercepted correctly... $ DISPLAY=:0 xwininfo xwininfo: Please select the window ...
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The X windows font path error occurs. What should I do to compile?

I have been used to cross-compile the X Windows. The X windows font path error occurs. What should I do to compile ? (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Mar 24 19:29:28 1980 (==) Using ...
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Opencl only detects 1 gpu instead of 2

I have an ubuntu 14.04 setup with r9 390 and the r9 nano. aticonfig --list-adapters detects both the r9 390 and r9 nano. The nano is connected to the motherboard via a 1x to 16x pci-e USB riser. When ...
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What is Wayland?

I was looking for a lightweight X server, but failed to find one. Then I found out about Wayland. I says that it aims to coexist with X, but can run standalone. When I try to compile it, it needs ...
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Arch Linux: Cannot start X

I installed Catalyst drivers from the AUR using makepkg -sri, and the installation went through successfully. However, now I can't start X at all. On boot, X tries to start but instead gives me a ...
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Correct dpi setting with nvidia driver

I just installed the nvidia-352 driver on (a freshly installed) ubuntu 15.10 for a quadro K2000M graphics card. Then I enabled it via sudo prime-select nvidia. After reloading the xserver I get very ...
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Kill specific xsession

I have several xsessions started from several virtual consoles (through <Ctrl>-<Alt>-F[1-7]). I am in the need of closing the xsession, so that I can restart the xsession from the same ...
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Cannot add new mode in xrandr for external monitor

Today I was trying to connect my second monitor to my notebook. I have: nvidia graphic card 304.43 drivers [support xrandr 1.2] archlinux [up-to-date] awesome wm xrandr 1.3 My problem is with ...
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“No screens found” while starting Xorg with startx after installing Nvidia drivers in Virtualbox

I installed Arch i686 on a VirtualBox VM (I have an nvidia GT610). I ran the following command as root: pacman -S nvidia After installation and rebooting, I ran pacman -S xorg-server xorg-xinit ...
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xbacklight not working on Debian Jessie, lenovo S10

I'm trying to change the backlight via xbacklight but this is not working. Although xbacklight -set X causes xbacklight -get to return X, the real monitor backlight is unchanged. The ...
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OEL6 Slow boot && Millions of socket files in /tmp/orbit-gdm

Background on question Lately I've been having some trouble with slow booting on the servers, sometimes over 2 hours to boot stuck on "Enabling Local Filesystem Quotas:" After searching I managed to ...
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Fedora 23 beta guest won't install VBox Guest Xorg drivers because X server version is a prerelease

I have tried everything I can think of. I've tried RPM Fusion, I've tried using the ISO, but both don't work. I have tried changing the stuff in the .run file, but the md5sum fails. I have tried ...
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Restrict a user to a specific seat?

I have set up a two-user multi-seat arrangement with loginctl. Is it possible to restrict a user account to a specific seat? Ideally, GDM would only offer the respective account on each seat. I am ...
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Running a unified X display across two separate video cards

I'm trying to set up a triple-head configuration using an ATI X1300/X1550 (RV515) workstation card (ID 1002:7183) alongside my motherboard's integrated Intel HD 2500 (ID 8086:0152). Thus far, my ...
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Linux monitor hierarchy list

So this is more of me wondering if this is possible. I am running an hp pavilion g6 with linux mint 17.3. AMD a8 w/ radeon 7640g. I Find that I am hooking into other displays via the HDMI port ...
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Multiple images on root window with ImageMagick

I don't run a desktop environment, but instead use a bare window manager (StumpWM). Thus, my usual method for setting a desktop background is to run display -window root <image file> from a WM ...
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No desktop after nvidia driver installation

I run Debian 8 Jessie on my Sony Vaio Laptop. It has an Nvidia Geforce GT 640M LE graphics chip. I followed the official Debian Wiki article to install nvidia-drivers instead of nouveau: ...
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Direct Xorg/Xserver manipulation without Desktop Environment

I'd like to create a GUI kiosk application, and ideally avoid the need to install a desktop. Is it possible to use Cairo/OpenGL to generate graphics in an application launched from the console ...
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Why X.Org is not multi-threaded? [closed]

I read here (1) that X.Org is not multithreaded. Quoting: Certain applications running intensive graphical operations can easily freeze your desktop (a simple easily reproducible example: run ...
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Configure 3 screens/dual graphic/rotated screens Ubuntu 15.10

I have a PC with 2x AMD Radeon R5 230 graphics cards, one with 2x 1920x1080 screens plugged (HTMI and DVI) and another with 1x 1920x1080 screen (HDMI). I have the two screens in the first graphics ...
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Application takes KDE down with it when it dies

How is this possible? I am using Toggl Desktop, stable channel, under KDE, and about 50% of the time, after I do xrandr --output DP1 --auto --primary --output eDP1 --off Toggl Desktop crashes soon ...
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Touchpad stops working (Arch)

I'm on Arch Linux and using i3 as DE. I have an Elantech touchpad, shown on the list below. My computer is the Asus E403SA-WX0004T. The touchpad just stops working. Suddenly, at any given time, it ...
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Fuzzy display after system upgrade

I'm getting a fuzzy image on my Ubuntu after the latest automatic system upgrade. (please ignore the reflections in the image, but a screenshot would not show the fuzziness). I think these may be ...
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“Oh no! Something has gone wrong.”, archlinux 2016/02 with gnome3 display manager

I will post the content of the Xorg-log-file (/var/log/Xorg.0.log) of my archlinux 2016/02 right ahead. I do not really understand the message: Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X ...
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xinput shows two trackpoints instead of one

I have been using a script to configure trackpoint for ages. It worked on my current Lenovo x230 laptop with Gentoo but stopped working probably due to some software update. #!/bin/bash ...
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setxkbmap -option lv3:ralt_switch_multikey doesn't work with many layouts

My current xkb setup is as follows: $ setxkbmap -query rules: evdev model: pc104 layout: us,cz(qwerty) options: lv3:ralt_switch_multikey,grp:lalt_lshift_toggle When in the us ...
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What is the equivalent of xset led 3?

I am using gnome on wayland on arch. I used to start my keyboards leds with xset led 3. How can this be accomplished while using wayland?
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Ignoring first click event on dpms or screen wakeup

I'm trying to make a screensaver feature (or screen blanking) from user request that allows the screen to go blank and wakeup via user touch input. The problem I'm having is trying to handle the first ...
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Remotely turn off display output?

I'm using x11vnc and SSH to tunnel VNC remotely to my local machine. One of the interesting side-effects of this is that as I use my work computer from home, my coworkers will see me moving around ...
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What causes VLC to exit with 0 when I plug my laptop into an external display?

If I start VLC, then plug my laptop into an external monitor via VGA or HDMI, VLC exits normally. If I then start VLC again, and unplug my laptop from the display, VLC again exits normally. ...
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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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Killing a secondary Xorg stops display manager

My computer runs on Debian Stretch. For testing GUI applications purpose, I'm using a second instance of Xorg on display :X (X != 0). After upgrading from jessie to stretch. Killing the secondary Xorg ...
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How to make X work in old laptop? (Vector Linux)

I found out about Vector Linux not too long ago and decided to give it a try to bring an old Acer Aspire laptop back to life. Before doing so, I thought it would be good to try VL on a virtual machine ...
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archlinux doesnt boot up correctly after reinstalling xf86-video-intel

I have a Thinkpad x201 Laptop, 2 months ago after installed archlinux on it sometimes my screenwas splashed 2 or 3 times in each day average. Today, I thought perhaps the Intel graphic driver was not ...
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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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Nvidia drivers not loading correctly on Fedora 23

I just installed the nvidia drivers on fedora 23 (kernels 4.2.3 and 4.3.5), and it worked fine for 1 or 2 restarts, but during my last few reboots, cinnamon has crashed and started in fallback mode ...
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.xinitrc only executed sometimes

I try to boot into an application without any window manager and display manager. That works in general, but sometimes my .xinitrc script doesn't get executed and X seems to hang somewhere. This is ...
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Running emacsclient with a script

I'm trying to make a script to determine whether emacsclient should be ran with -nc or -t. The script is like this: #!/bin/sh if [ -z "$DISPLAY" ]; then IS_GRAPHICAL=true else ...
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Disable ELAN touchpad on startup

I don't use my touchpad often and when I'm typing on the keyboard it sometimes happens that my hand touches it and the cursor gets clicked which is annoying. That's why I push the ...
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debian wacom tablet not recognized

I think I borked my wacom xorg configuration. I recently updated to nvidia drivers so that it would disable flipping which causes screen tearing if recording the screen and it overwrote my default ...
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EDID - help to detect proper DPI and refresh rate values

I just tried to extract EDID file data with read-edid util; The thing is the output shows : $sudo get-edid | decode-edid ... Manufacturer: AUO Model 20ec Serial Number 0 Made week 0 of 2013 EDID ...
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How to remap (“at the software level”) the Fn and Ctrl keys in an Acer laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire V5 laptop for home use whose keyboard's lower-left corner has the keys arranged like this Ctrl Fn  ❖ Alt This differs from, and IMO is less comfortable ...
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Sane monitor hot-plugging and VNC

I have an Intel NUC running Linux that is sometimes plugged into a monitor, and sometimes not. I would like the following behaviour: If I turn it on with or without a monitor plugged in, Xorg should ...
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How to close X Server, to avoid errors while updating nVidia driver?

I tried to update my nVidia driver but I got an error when I ran the driver installation. See the error: ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before ...
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How to capture my screen video stream?

I try to capture the output of my gpu, the video flux of my desktop, to stream it on another computer. I'm working on a project like a remote control terminal so I can't have any latency. I have ...