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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Cinnamon DE - View all global key bindings?

I'm using Cinnamon 2.8.6 on Ubuntu 16.04. How do I identify which process is grabbing a hotkey or combination shortcut? I tried How do I find out what program 'owns' a hotkey?. However, ...
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How can I prevent imwheel from allowing some scrolling events to “pass-through”?

After much troubleshooting, I finally found a way to map Shift+Mouse-wheel to horizontal scroll, using imwheel. The pertinent part in ~/.imwheelrc is as follows. ".*" Shift_L, Up, Button6, 10 Shift_L,...
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Booting Into a TTY with No Graphics?

I'm a little new to this so I apologize if my question is hard to follow. I'm running Arch Linux, systemd as the init system, and I would like to boot into a plain TTY with no graphics. I've tried to ...
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Should suspended application in the background (by ctrl+z) still run or should it stop running?

I run Firefox with command xinit /path/to/firefox/binary and it opens a display with Firefox running on it. Then I push Ctrl +Alt+F1 to go back to console and then I push Ctrl+z to suspend the ...
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Why does `xrandr` say I have 3 HDMI and 3 DP ports while I have only one HDMI and one DP?

This is what xrandr shows on my machine: $ xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3840 x 1200, maximum 8192 x 8192 VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) HDMI1 ...
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How to replace the hostname portion with xauth (OLD: How to redirect output of xauth command?)

I would like to generate a new Xauthority file using xauth with another hostname portion and write it to a different file name (as opposed to ~/.Xauthority where the xauth command typically writes to)....
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How can I permanently disable a xinput device?

I have a rogue xinput device due to some OS error that sends key press signals even tough nothing is pressed thereby causing screen flickering and the loss of mouse focus. The device is: xinput list ...
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Launching X11 server as non-root user

I'm trying to launch an x11 session (or is it an xorg session? I'm not sure) from the command line: startx &. I get the following result: X: user not authorized to run the X server, aborting. I ...
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Kubuntu Xorg and Nvidia

Recently I've installed the nvidia-352 drivers on my Laptop (Lenovo T530). It caused some issues so I ended up purging them and deleting the xorg.conf. In BIOS I've set the display to use Intel ...
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Cannot get the resolution I need when using DUMMY Xorg Driver

I am using Lubuntu 16.04. I am trying to set up a "headless" (i.e. no monitor plugged in) server but with a full GUI running that I can access via TeamViewer (I have reasons for this requirement, but ...
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No xorg.conf, is framebufferCompression to off, possible without?

Debian Sid with no xorg.conf. Tried to make it with tutorial which contained two techniques: sudo su - Xorg -confugure OR single user! No go errors upon errors... Don't want to go there if not ...
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How can I make nvidia packages work on Mint 17.3

I'm writing this after days of search and incomprehensions. I already tried asking my question on the Mint forums but I've got no help yet and I prefer asking for more advices, that could lead to a ...
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Use two differents keyboards in FreeBSD, in X env'

So I have bought a laptop and installed FreeBSD on it. I am now trying to finish this all. The laptop has a danish keyboard, but I have also a usb typematrix keyboard with bépo (french dvorak) layout ...
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How can I run a script on resolution change?

I want to run a script when my current resolution changes, right now I have a sleep loop polling xrandr, but I would like to have my script run on some kind of resolution-change event instead. Is it ...
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How can I make windows stay opaque when inactive?

I set Xfce to make all windows semi-transparent when they don’t have mouse focus. How can I set a particular window to remain opaque when inactive? Xfce doesn’t have an option to change settings for ...
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Is there a KeyHold event in Xorg?

I have a new Macbook Pro and I installed Arch Linux on it. One thing I want to be able to do is use the media keys to seek through a track (in mpd) and goto the next or previous track. This is ...
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X configuration location on systems that configure X on the fly at startup

Having not had to muck about with the X configuration in quite a while I've recently found that many Linux current distros no longer use an xorg.conf file (unless it is manually created for whatever ...
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wrapper program to reparent app window w/o window frames

I'm using the Cinnamon desktop environment (on Debian Sid), whose window manager has no option to, let's say so, undecorate an application window. As I see that a number of programs manage to tell ...
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How do I cut internet but connect X server for systemd-nspawned program

I'm setting my Archlinux to run programs on Ubuntu Natty via systemd-nspawn. Currently I start the session with --setenv=DISPLAY=:0 --bind=/dev -a su -l (user) -c xfce4-panel. I'm trying to disable ...
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how can i start xfreerdp on localhost?

I've installed Kali sana on my android tablet -lenovo a5500-hv- using Linux deploy and I use either vnc or xrdp to connect it to my android and have ability to use GUI But they don't support audio and ...
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setting up Xorg input devices without udev

I have udev support in kernel(CONFIG_DEVTMPFS), thus my system does not strictly require udev daemon. Indeed everything works fine without udev daemon with the exception of Xorg (LXDE). LXDE starts ...
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How can I make Chromium start full-screen under X?

I've installed Raspian Jessie Lite and added on the minimum I can to get a browser running fullscreen. I started off with IceWeasel: sudo apt-get install -y x-window-system iceweasel And put this ...
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What is the difference in using xinput and synclient for deactivating a touchpad in X

I have troubles using xinput --disable or --set-prop "Device Enabled" or set-prop "Synaptics Off". It seems that --disable / --enable and "Device Enabled" are meant to deactivate the whole device, ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I launch a process to a specific monitor in Fluxbox?

I have a four monitor setup. How do I launch a graphical process (ie, inkscape) to a specific monitor via terminal? IIRC it involves setting the DISPLAY variable. How do I also list what possible ...
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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 tty....
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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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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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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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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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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: https://...
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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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How do I scale i3 window manager for my HiDPI display?

I have a Dell XPS 13 9343 2015 with a resolution of 3200x1800 pixels. I am trying to use i3 windows manager on it but everything is tiny and hardly readable. I managed to scale every applications (...
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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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. Probably,...
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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 ...