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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X server only starts as root

I have an Arch Linux system, stock kernel and drivers. For some strange reason, xinit produces an error when it is started by a non-root user. The logs say this: (EE) parse_vt_settings: Cannot ...
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Laptop Touchpad suddenly not working on Arch Linux

I've been struggling to get synaptic to work properly since installing arch on my laptop about a year ago, and its finally broken completely. I need help figuring out why, as nothing I've done in the ...
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Is it possible to have xrandr in different modes based on workspace?

Is it possible to have xrandr at --right-of the screen in workspace1 and --same-as at workspace2? (I'm using openbox) If you interested why i want to do this: I'm having a presentation and i need to ...
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Unable to run Sugar on Arch Linux due to PyGIWarning

Installing Sugar environment on Arch. I just installed a fresh Arch Linux just to run Sugar on it. After downloading sugar from AUR using yaourt -S sugar I wanted to run Sugar using sugar-runner ...
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Installing Xorg on ASRock AM1H-ITX (Xen DomU Arch-Linux LXQT): startx and no screens

Dom0: Arch Linux DomU: Arch Linux The problem seems to be that the DomU can't find the Video Card. inxi -F (DomU) System: Host: ArkOS_Dev Kernel: 4.2.5-1-ARCH x86_64 (64 bit) Console: tty 0 ...
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manually redirecting X output through ssh

I have a remote server, on which I am able to log in with ssh. However there is no home directory for my user. When I try to ssh -X to that server, ssh tries to put a cookie into ~/.Xauthority which ...
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xrandr, xorg test screen error — default seems to be only valid mode

Running Arch Linux, kernel 4.2.5-1, Lightdm 1.16.5, xorg-server 1.17.4-2, nvidia 255.11-4, GTX 780 dual-link dvi out. I have a QNIX Evolution II 2710 and am attempting to overclock it but am running ...
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Using PRIME hybrid graphics while running Xorg as normal user

I am running Debian and recently updated my Xorg. This seems to have caused the issue that: xrandr --setprovideroffloadsink radeon Intel Crashes the X server with message: xf86EnableIOPorts: ...
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Xorg Xserver: query number of screens

How can I query the number of active screens of an xserver from a bash script?
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CentOS7: remove nvidia-x11-drv-340xx wants to uninstall the whole xorg

I need VNC xorg access to a headless server. So I installed, like I did for a twin one, Gnome and all the stuff. By mistake I had elrepo repository enabled, and when installing gnome I had it ...
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Xrandr handing in Gnome 3

Some time ago I opened this question on SE. In a nutshell, I am running: Debian 8 stable, updated; Intel graphics i3wm, no DE running when I use just i3wm. Also have Gnome for fallback solution (in ...
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X broken after upgrade to Fedora 23

I recently upgraded from Fedora 22 to 23 via the dnf plugin, and everything else works fine except for graphics. The fglrx module appears to load okay, but the X server crashes when it tries to open ...
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centos 7 freeze mouse and keyboard [closed]

In CentOS 7 after I update my system (kerne etc) my display does not work. I reinstalled nvidia driver with nvidia-detect and when I: startx, the system display my desktop environment but mouse and ...
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Is SteamOS frame-rate performance related to X11?

Ars recently tested SteamOS against Windows 10 and determined on average Windows 10 had a higher frame rate. Does this have anything to do with Linux's reliance on an archaic graphics system (X11)?
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Xorg-server 1.16+ on CentOS 7

Due to an accessibility bug I cannot use Xorg-server 1.13 through 1.15. I see that CentOS 7 uses 1.15.0. Is there any way to use a later Xorg-server in CentOS 7? Fedora 23 has Xorg-server 1.18.0, is ...
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how to fix EDID conflit?

my screen is going to randomly flash to black from time to time. In Xorg.0.log, it says: [ 137.409] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): The EDID for AOC 2769M (DFP-1) contradicts itself: mode [ 137.409] (WW) ...
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Network namespace, ssh, X11

I connect (via ssh -Y ...) from a machine (=client) to another machine (=server, actually in my LAN, but it is irrelevant); then I start a new network namespace (NNS, for short) on the server, I start ...
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is it possible to increase the xorg log backup level in ubuntu?

I thought it was 3 before. But right now it only keeps Xorg.0.log and Xorg.0.log.old. Can I increase it to 10 or some other value? It seems the logrotate does not affect the Xorg.0.log at all. ...
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DP 1.2 / Daisychaining2 Monitors on Linux Mint / XPS13 2015

I'am at the edge of giving up on my dual monitor (daisy chaining) setup with Linux Mint. I'm not quite sure if this problem is specific to Mint. Setup: Dell XPS13 2015 2x Dell U2415 What I ...
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How to detect if an application has “grabbed” the X server?

Related to this known xautolock bug + issue: The -disable, -enable, -toggle, -exit, -locknow, -unlocknow, and -restart options depend on access to the X server to do their work. ...
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ssh and sudo but no $DISPLAY

Usually I do this on ssh for getting a X application using sudo su ssh -X server OKI login xauth list $DISPLAY which returns to me server/unix:10 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 blablablablabla Then I ...
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Get filename of focused window in xmonad

I want to create a script and bind it to a keyboard shortcut which let's me do the following: If the focused program displays a .pdf file (for example evince or okular): Get the filename, search in ...
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Convert Xcursor to PNG

Xcursor is a format for the graphics of the cursor in X11 (file reports X11 cursor). xcursorgen allows you to convert PNG files and some metadata to Xcursor files. How do I convert an Xcursor file ...
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Why does desktop locking stop working after some time?

xautolock is clearly running: $ ps wafux | grep [x]autolock user 21410 0.0 0.0 20124 2628 ? S Nov05 0:04 xautolock -time 10 -notify 30 -notifier notify-send --urgency low ...
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X configuration not being applied to device?

I've got a configuration file which I'm installing at /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/52-synaptics-bcm5974.conf: Section "InputClass" Identifier "MacBook Pro Touchpad" MatchUSBID "05ac:0272" ...
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Only a single application is apparently able to use i915 driver

For some reason, whenever I run any graphic application, everything but the application I just opened freezes. Sometimes it's inverse: whenever I run any graphic application it opens frozen. At ...
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Disable and enable reading from touch-screen's serial port

I have X server configured to work with a touch screen through the egalax driver and a serial port. [xorg.conf] Section "InputDevice" Identifier "EETI" Driver "egalax" Option "Device" ...
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Black screen when logging into desktop

On Kubuntu 15.10 I receive a black screen when logging in via the Display Manager. I can use Ctrl-Alt-F6 to log into a text console and see my files, but even in that environment when I type startx ...
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Debian kernel runlevel parameter - xorg won't start with NVIDIA drivers

I am having trouble getting my display to work with the default debian kernel command line: \boot\vmlinuz-4.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 ro root=UUID=4e496eaa-bcf1-41a0-9eee-dd1c8367c855 ...
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Running more than one console X session with startx at the same time

I have xfce running in display 0 (accessible via Ctrl + Alt + F1). I press Ctrl + Alt + F2 and type startx (attempting to run more than one window manager at the same time) and receive the error ...
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Intel HD Graphics 3000 doesn't work with AMD Radeon HD 6950

I just switched from Ubuntu to Debian, I have been using two monitors connected to two different video cards at the same time: AMD Radeon HD 6950 Intel HD Graphics 3000 After installing Debian ...
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Laptop overheating using AMD/ATI Open Source Driver

My laptop comes with ATI/AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5850 (Evergreen JUNIPER). My system is Debian stretch/testing with 4.2.0-1-amd64 kernel. It is awesome and I don't want to change it, but it is too ...
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Why can't this Python script access XDisplay from Root terminal?

I need to run this Python script as below because it needs access to user's xdisplay: DISPLAY=:0 XAUTHORITY=/home/<USER>/.Xauthority su <USER> -c "python-script" The command above has no ...
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How to Edit Text Anywhere with Your Favorite Editor in Linux?

Editors like emacs or vim has efficient keybindings. How do I edit every text editing field of all applications which them? There is one for windows already. ...
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How to install AMD Catalyst on Kali 2.0 32bit

I have been trying to install AMD Catalyst on Kali 2.0 but every time on reboot get black screen.
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Possible to move a window from one X screen to another on same host?

I'm running XFCE 4.12 with 3 monitors setup into two X screens and two video cards on the same computer. Two of the monitors form a single X screen using nvidia twinview functionality, which is ...
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Issues with X and xrandr on Debian

I am having an issue that I think is associated with X, xrandr and maybe WM I am using. I am on Debian 8 stable, updated; Intel graphics, i3wm, no DE lightDM (not sure if this is relevant, but at ...
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X11 - multiple monitors visible as one monitor

I have three monitors which are configured in xorg.conf this way: Option "metamodes" "DFP-4: 1920x1080+0+0, DFP-5: 1920x1080+0+1080, DFP-6: 1920x1080+0+2160" Is it possible to set two or even three ...
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Linux sometimes fails to load Synaptics/syclient driver for ALPS touchpad while booting

edit: attaching synaptics.conf would help. See below. I run a laptop with an ALPS touchpad. This shipped with Windows 7 and a poor driver that implied it only supported single-tap and double-scroll. ...
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After updates my system won't boot into LXDE, X is running but screen stays black

The task bar tries to load, flashing white a few times but then stops and screen stays black, and mouse cursor is available. Here are my updates: Commit Log for Sat Oct 17 10:46:41 2015 Removed the ...
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nvidia-settings -load-config-only does not seem to restore saved monitor position settings

Using nvidia-settings I am able to get my external monitor correctly positioned to the right of my laptop just as I like. However, when I reboot, restart X, and login I find I am back to where I ...
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How to set display to a higher resolution?

I'm runnning FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE and I'm getting a low resolution 640x480 in the xfce session,I don't have the option to get to a higher one in settings. Here is my xorg.conf file xorg.conf
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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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How to get information about which display server is running?

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 and i want to know which display server is running. In first version of Ubuntu it is definitely X server, but recently i got updated my Ubuntu 15.10 and i came to know that some ...
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Is ctrl+alt+backspace officially deprecated?

I was researching how to enable the kill X keybind, historically known as ctrl+alt+backspace, and stumbled upon this discussion: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=73617 There, in post #7, ...
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Why is there a systemd related error when starting X server?

I've installed Arch Linux. After a system uprgade pacman -Syu I checked my /var/log/X11/Xorg.0.log and see the following: [ 17.768] (EE) systemd-logind: failed to get session: PID 321 does not ...
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Can I setup a “View only mode” for Awesome-WM?

I'm using Awesome-WM and would like to setup a keyboard-toggle and/or window match rule that changes the way inputs are processed for that window. Basically I would like the option to mark a Window as ...
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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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Nvidia graphics card

I have troubles with NvidiaGraphicCard on Linux Mint . So at first I have downloaded the cuda libs for Linux. Drivers are from the cuda NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-352.39.run All have installed but I have ...
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Xorg problem on Manjaro Linux

I've install Manjaro Linux and after that I've try to install the nVidia driver. After I've install the nVidia driver it told my to run nvidia-xconfig in terminal to reset the xorg server. After I ...