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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Lock second mouse pointer & keyboard input to one window

This is basically a lite version of multiseat (see my other question): I can setup two mouse pointers (see e.g. here, here or here) and two keyboards (although my two identical logitech K200 keyboards ...
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What is the most compatible tiny X server?

I've been building LFS/BLFS for about a month now, with multiple failures and almost no successes, and I've just been informed that there exist Xorg-like window systems that are incredibly tiny, as ...
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Single key audio capture in Linux (save on key release)

I'd like to run a program that records audio only when the Right Control key is held down. On keyboard release the result would write to disk as, e.g. yy-mm-dd hh:mm.ogg. How might I do that? $ ...
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Avoid very fast double clicks

I have a mouse with a weird problem. The left button sometimes fires a double click even if I click just one time. I would like to know if there's a way to avoid fast double clicks, ignoring clicks ...
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Which virtual terminal is a given X process running on?

When X starts, it searches for the lowest unused VT, and attaches to it. My problem is that when there are several running X processes, I need to be able to identify which one is the currently active ...
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how to type “smart quotes” (U+201C, U+201D)

It's like this: “ (U+201C) ” (U+201D).
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How do I achieve higher resolution than physical resolution of an LCD?

I'm using the original EeePC with screen resolution of 800x480. Some screens and dialogs do not fit into that resolution, so I have to use Alt-Drag to move windows around to reveal the bottom part of ...
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XFCE or pure X11 commands, toggle compositing immediately without restarting X

How can i disable compositing via the command line? I need to disable temporarily for some games, like Nexuiz, for use in a wrapper script to toggle compositing status.
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Recovering from Sys Rq + r

I had a really bad lockup of my X server and had to do a Sys Rq + r to release my keyboard from X and get into a console. I was able to kill the process that was locking up my system, and continue my ...
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Custom xkb layout in which one key creates two unicode code points

I am writing a new custom keyboard layout for Xorg, but there is one particular glyph which does not exist in Unicode. It is, however, easy to create it by using a standard letter plus a combining ...
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UTF8 math symbols & keyboard layout / input

I'd like to use UTF8 math symbols, when typing one list, another list. I've found sth called ComposeKey. Unfortunately it's not covering omega, theta, rightarrow etc. I am using KDE, I've tried ...
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Disable Composite without restarting X

In order for me to watch HD videos without tearing, I need to disable my Composite setting in xorg.conf Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" "Disable" EndSection But I love my transparency, ...
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xorg memory leaks

On my desktop Xorg leaks a lot of memory. I use to let this machine on for days (weeks, months ...), but about once a week I'm forced to restart xorg, because it is taking too much memory. Am I the ...
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command line retrieve list of all valid kbd layouts, variants and toggle options (to use with setxkbmap)

Is there a way from command line to retrieve the list of all available keyboard layouts and relative variants? I need to list all the valid layout/variants choices to be used then from setxkbmap. ...
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How can I manage an oversensitive touchpad?

For the most part, I love my new Dell Latitude E6510. However, the touch pad is driving me mad. It's so sensitive that it will respond to my hands being near it, without actually touching it, if ...
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barcode scanner input when running xorg and evdev

When I scan a barcode in a text console (CTRL+ALT+F1 or not running X) I get the correct input, but when I try with an application running on X, I don't get the correct barcode. The scanner is ...
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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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Display problem - Random grid appears on screen

I have recently started using Arch with nvidia driver (I had a lot of problems getting nouveau to even work so I decided to try nvidia) and I started experiencing rather odd problems. Every now and ...
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Getting and setting screen size for Xorg

I would like to run a command like get-screen-resolution during a X session to get a '800x480' output. ( or whatever the actual screen size is ). Is there something available for this? Currently I ...
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How to force release of a keyboard modifiers

Sometimes, when I use synergy between my machines when one is using full-screen VirtualBox guest I get stuck with some weird key modifiers turned on. If they exist on my keyboard (like Shift_L) I can ...
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How to make startx use alternate xinitrc?

I don't have a desktop manager installed (and I don't want to). After logging in through the terminal I use startx to start the GUI. I have entries in ~/.xinitrc for my GUI sessions. Right now I have ...
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Linux - LXC; deploying images with tiniest possible X11

is it currently possible to setup LXC containers with X11 capabilities? I'm looking forward for the lightest available X11 container (memory-wise), hardware acceleration a plus but not essential. If ...
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Unique synergy monitor setup

If anyone doesn't know about synergy, it's basically a KVM switch over the lan, but you don't have to switch anything. It allows you to move your mouse from one machine to the other like if you had ...
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How to install Nvidia drivers on Debian Jessie

I have installed the Nvidia drivers according to the wiki but with no success. The system hanged during boot. So, how can I install the drivers successfully on Debian Jessie? My PC's specs: GPU: ...
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Unicode characters in uxterm and dwm statusbar

I would like to display Chinese characters in dwm's status bar. More specifically I would like the symbols to represent the different tags in dwm. Using an online converter, I found that the unicode ...
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After update, Synaptics touchpad gives lethargic pointer

My laptop is running KDE on a Debian a testing/unstable mix. I recently did an upgrade, which pulled in a new xorg version (xserver-xorg-core:amd64 2:1.15.1-1 → 2:1.15.99.904-1), including all the ...
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X Server won't load when I add a 50-synaptics.conf file inside the xorg.conf.d directory

I'm using Fedora 18. I'm trying to configure my synaptics touchpad, I need the tapping and the horizontal scrolling inside Awesome Window Manager. I've created a file at ...
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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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Fast X for LXC guest on localhost?

How can I run X apps inside an LXC container efficiently? ssh -Y guest is too slow - there is no graphics acceleration with ssh -Y - everything has to travel over the virtual network with the ...
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Invert colours on Dual-Screen / Dual-Monitor setup?

In order to invert colours on monitor, I invoke: xcalib -invert -alter The problem is, that on Dual-Monitor setup it inverts colors only on first screen. I can not use Compitz gadgets for color ...
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In Xorg, why do I lose my text selection in one window when I select in another window?

This has been bugging me for a while now, and I just figured out what conditions cause it, but I don't know why, and if there is a (desired) workaround. The cause is quite obvious when there are ...
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Edid information

I want to gather the Edid information of the monitor. I can get it from the xorg.0.log file when I run X with the -logverbose option. But the problem is that If I switch the monitor (unplug the ...
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Show a notification across all running X displays

Using the command line, I'd like show a notification on every running X display. ( and running console ) Something like: notify-send-all 'Warning' 'Nuclear launch in 5 minutes, please evacuate' Is ...
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Does restarting of Display Manager (e.g lightdm) restart X server as well?

If I restart the Display Manager, e.g lightdm, will X be restarted as well ?
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Lock screen w/ slock after a certain time?

I am running OpenBox in Arch Linux, how can I set it up so that I can have slock lock my screen after a certain amount of time (with no activity)? Thanks!
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X.org radeon driver brightness/contrast adjusting

Is there a way I can adjust contrast/brightness of the card (VGA) output when using the open source xorg radeon driver? I have a monitor that has poor image quality when its tweaked using it's knobs, ...
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How can I disable a part of the screen in X.Org

I'm running a Laptop with Arch Linux, X.org and i3. Due to a broken LCD panel, I would like to disable/ignore the left ~228 Pixels of the screen until I have time to get it repaired. So far, I've ...
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How to speed up X over fast connection ? (especially over ssh)

What are recommendations on speeding up X applications over local fast (gigabit) connections? (similar question for slow connections) Currently I'm running over ssh -Y, which is fine, but I wonder if ...
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Setting dual monitor with different resolutions using ati open source driver

I have two Monitors and am using Arch Linux, setup like this: 1280x1024(primary) 1680x1050.(secondary) ATI RADEON X1300 Open source ATI driver On the boot screen my primary monitor(17") have ...
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Why does Stackoverflow in Iceweasel cause high CPU usage for Xorg?

If I go to the front page of this site, and hit page down/page up repeatedly, it's pretty quick, and firefox-bin (iceweasel) uses maybe 50% CPU, Xorg uses maybe 40%. If I go to Stackoverflow's main ...
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Linux -> linux remote X login/desktop

What are the (best) solutions for remote desktop in linux? Ideally I'd like to be able to be able to log in to a remote X (KDE) session without even logging into my local machine. Maybe if I could ...
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Application-specific keymapping

In general, I want to make specific keymaps for application, that working only in it and doesn't affect any other app. For example, I already use my Caps key to toggle input language (via xorg.conf), ...
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How to find the best monitor resolution and put it to work? Fedora

In this question I'm asking how to install a compatible driver to a Fedora machine, but, the main problem is a bad resolution. So, how can I find the best resolution to my monitor and put it to work? ...
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Dual monitors on dual video cards on Ubuntu

I have been trying this to no avail. I am new to Linux, so a step by step explanation would be greatly appreciated. I have two NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT video cards. I want a monitor to run on each card, ...
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XAUTHORITY environ variable set repeatedly on every login

I am running a Suse Linux 11.04 system. My problem is that when I do a fresh login into a shell as root, a new Xauthority file of the form xauth***** gets created in the /root/ directory. Upon exiting ...
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xrandr doesn't detect monitor on hdmi port

I installed Arch on my laptop but I don't think this problem is specfic to Arch. The only problem at the moment is that the display connected to the hdmi port isn't detected. For example running from ...
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How can I alter my Xorg config file to fix the screen distortion I am experiencing?

I have a system running FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE-p2 with an LCD display attached capable of running at a native resolution of 1600 x 900. I have configured Xorg the way I think it should work, however the ...
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Force X to use second video card so I can pass through first card to XEN VM?

So I am trying to get X to start on my second (PCI 02.00:00) video card and stop using the main card (PCI 1.00:00). I would like to do this because I want to pass through the PCI 1 card to a XEN HVM ...
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Xvideo extension not active with the radeon driver

On my computer running Debian squeeze with the radeon driver, the XVideo extension doesn't work (the extension itself is there but the hardware is not supported). xvinfo shows X-Video Extension ...
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Razer Ouroboros mouse not working

The Problem I don't mean the extra keys and what not, I'm just talking about getting the pointer to move across the screen and the left and right buttons to click. I've got it plugged into the ...