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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Change cursor theme with immediate effect

Is there a way to change the cursor theme with immediate effect in X, after it starts up? I've tried xrdb -merge which doesn't work (nothing happens).
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How to print a bash variable that has an array as value

I wrote a script for my dwm statusbar. One part of it is finding the current cpu usage for every single core on my system. I figured out a way myself but I would need some help fixing a bug in this. ...
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Two monitors: intel VGA + Nvidia DVI

Recently I've bought a GA-Z87-HD3 motherboard and a GTX 660 graphics card. Now I have two monitors, the first that I'm using is attached to the DVI port of the Nvidia graphic card, the second one is ...
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Gnome 3 with multiple X Screens

Background I'm running Gnome 3 with three separate X Screens using the proprietary NVIDIA driver with Xinerama disabled in xorg.conf. (because Eclipse works better with it disabled) There is only ...
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HD TV and Macbook Air with Linux see each other but screen is black

With Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (Early 2008) and Ubuntu 12.04 with kernel Linux 3.2.0-68-generic-pae, when I connect it to an HD TV via the micro-DVI to DVI (Apple adapter) --> DVI to HDMI (I tried two ...
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Why is minecraft much darker on my Linux side than my Windows side?

I'm using oracle java for both (verified by checking what version of java running process was using). I use an nvidia graphics card. I'm using the latest beta drivers for linux. This is been an issue ...
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Xorg: multiple keyboards, one configuration

On my laptop, I tweak some keybindings and keyboard preferences with xmodmap and xset. When I plug an external USB keyboard, the configuration for that new keyboard is the default, i.e., without my ...
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Can I move a running application to a different X server?

Is there any way to open a graphical program (for instance, gedit) while using X11 forwarding over SSH and transfer the X server connection back to the X server on the SSH host?
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How to hold <Caps Lock> when it sends a single event on key press and release?

Using the keyboard of a Macintosh IIcI (~1990) with remapping of the Caps Lock key to Ctrl in Xorg, it is impossible to use it, as holding it does not send events persistently. When holding other ...
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X server locking up when displaying applications from another system

My main display is on Gentoo, using xorg 1.15.1 (maybe I should try 1.16.0). I'm running applications in a RHEL 6.5 VM (using xorg 1.13.0). I ssh into the RHEL virtual machine, launch some heavy ...
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Startx results in a black screen

I recently wanted to solve a problem with using a second monitor from my laptop that is running debian (jessie) but because I lack knowledge things didn't go as planned. Now I am getting booted into ...
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SLIM login manager Causes Urxvt window to loose Transparent/Opacity effect

On Gentoo.... This is strange.... when I start X through SLIM I loose the opacity(transparent look) on my urxvt windows. It's only when I start X through SLIM. If I start X with xinit directly, ...
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X11 bad access at first try but working on successive tries

I use the following setup to forward X11 output from my local machine to the server. I will outline the setup: X11 server and the client are on the same local machine. The X11 server runs on my ...
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Lubuntu display resolution + VirtualBox

Running the most recent Lubuntu 14.04 as a live OS inside virtual box works without any problemes at 1024 x 768 pixels screen resolution. But when I install it, Lubuntu has a low resolution of 620 x ...
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Screenshots from multiple Xservers

I want to take screenshots simultaneously from multiple X servers on one desktop PC. I have multiple users logged in different terminals (tty1, tty2, tty3, tty4) who start multiple Xservers with ...
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Nouveau cursor “tearing”

I am trying to find the proper terminology for the problem I am having so I can hunt down a solution. I am using the nouveau driver. When the mouse pointer becomes a grabbing hand, a box forms around ...
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AltGr keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I just installed VirtualBox (from Oracle) in Windows 7, and created a virtual machine with latest Ubuntu. Here in Firefox I can use the left Ctrl key, while the right one doesn't have any effect. ...
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How can I run a GUI on my server through SSH? [duplicate]

Most people want to be able to forward a window through ssh to the machine they're logging in from. I want to do the opposite. I'm on my desktop and I'm logging in via ssh to my server. The server is ...
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How to get system to shutdown when Xorg is quit?

I installed nodm, so that Debian starts Xorg and a window manager immediately after booting, without requesting any password and without a login. How can I similarly setup Debian to shutdown the ...
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How Does X build its modelist?

I have an embedded board running Linux 3.0.35 and X.Org 1.14.4. I'm modifying an existing framebuffer driver to support a new connector type. I'm reading the EDID, creating a new modelist using the ...
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Cant make dual screens work

I installed manjaro on my system. Only one screen is working. The screen that is working is connected to the GPU (nVidia GTX 770). The other screen is connected to the Motherboard (Integrated ...
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What is the xcalib -screen number for the HDMI monitor?

I must use a VGA-to-DVI cable and a HDMI cable to run two monitors. I'm trying to invert the colors on both monitors but I can only invert one of them: $ xcalib -invert -alter -s 0 #works $ xcalib ...
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Resolution problems with external monitor in ElementaryOS

The specifications are: sudo lshw -C video [sudo] password for cipricus: *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: RV380/M24 [Mobility Radeon X600] ...
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Change screen resolution in Fedora 16

I have a Dell Inspiron 1750 installed with Fedora 16. I only have three resolutions to pick from: 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768, and 800 x 600. None of these are satisfactory for me. xrandr gives the ...
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X does not load after debian upgrade [closed]

After upgrading to "jessie" (debian 8) from stable (debian 7), the system hangs at a blank screen (displaying only an underscore at the top left corner), but otherwise displays no error message to ...
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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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x11grab from another display server

I have ffmpeg with x11grab on my local machine, but I want to capture the screen of an X server on 12.34.56.78. How can I do that? The following doesn't work: ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 25 -s 800x600 -i ...
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startx cannot open /dev/fb0: Permission denied

When I try to start my WM using startx, I am unable to because the permission of something called /dev/fb0 are restricted. From home/user/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log: [ 198.569] (--) controlling ...
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optirun and ssh -X

I would like to run a remote OpenGL program through ssh tunneled with the -X option. My laptop has Optimus so anything using OpenGL has to go through optirun (bumblebee). This would explain why I ...
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Remote virtual displays

I have two machines in local network, e.g. 192.168.8.30 (1) and 192.168.8.31 (2) and for each connected 2 displays. I want to use all of display like a physically connected to one of machine. Can I ...
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Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to kill X server can't be disabled

I would like to disable the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace shortcut to kill my X server. I have tried disabling it in the gnome-keyboard-properties "Layout Options..." dialog. When I start the dialog, the option ...
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Due to a broken monitor, I need to setup only the right half of my screen

The left side of my full hd monitor is broken, in order to use only the good part the resolution needs to be 1274x1080, aligned to the right. A simple xrandr -s 1274x1080 will get the right ...
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Switching on virtual display outputs using xrandr

Simply put, is there an inverse to the following command?: xrandr --output VIRTUAL1 --off This command cuts off my virtual display output to my external monitor, but I would like to reinitialize my ...
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Get X to ignore specific mouse?

I have a program which needs control of a mouse. I have a specific mouse attached for this, and I would like X to leave it alone. Unfortunately whatever mechanism in X autodetects and configures input ...
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Screen turns on automatically (xset dpms force off)

I am using xset dpms force off to manually turn my screen off to save power. However, it turns back on after some time (20 - 40 seconds). Distro: Ubuntu-Lucid Graphics: Intel 4500 MHD ...
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Is there any way to resize scale application GUI window?

Is there any way to run an application scaling its GUI window? (Well, I'm using MATE but hope for universal solution). For example, up scale small window of an old game running under wine on ...
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How to forward X over SSH from Ubuntu machine?

I have a machine running Ubuntu which I SSH to from my Fedora 14 machine. I want to forward X from the Ubuntu machine back to Fedora so I can run graphical programs remotely. Both machines are on a ...
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How can I increase the acceleration of the mouse wheel via xinput?

I have a Microsoft wireless USB mouse whose scroll wheel seems to have absolutely no acceleration whatsoever on Linux. On Windows and OSX, the faster I scroll, the faster the page scrolls, and vice ...
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Change color balance on Intel Graphics

My laptop has some screen or cable problem, because of which the screen is all pink colour. In Windows I use my Graphic Card configuration software to change the screen colours mixing colour channels ...
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How to determine if X server runs with root privileges

This is a one-liner: Is there a way/command to check if the X server is run as root or as user? This was supposed to be a one-liner but alas... I recently upgraded my Arch Linux box. After the ...
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Rotate screen using udl driver (DisplayLink) on Ubuntu 14.04?

Recently got a DisplayLink device, it works, but I would like to rotate counter-clockwise. Apparently the driver does not allow rotation (tried via gnome-shell and xrandr). Searching on google I ...
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how to detect what DISPLAY is active/has input focus?

Is there some command (or trick) to detect what DISPLAY is active? I mean active in a sense that it will "eat" all key strokes, and mouse clicks and moves; so it has the input focus. I mean also for ...
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regenerate xorg.conf with current settings

Many people have talked about this issue but I've not found a satisfactory answer. I'm on a debian jessie. Currently I have tried nvidia-driver as the driver but it caused the system to crash; so I ...
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Window resize slowly and freeze with compton, openbox and catalyst-hoo

I'm try for the second time use Arch Linux. In this installation I get: openbox tint2 compton catalyst-hook (Vi0L0's) After starting the compton, I can not see what I'm typing in the terminal, ...
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Xvfb memory leak running VTK visualization offscreen

I'm running a Python VTK visualization script. I want to be able to do that offscreen, so I can launch the visualization in a server. I can do that by doing renWin.OffScreenRenderingOn() in the ...
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How can I add additional resolution for my screen?

I tried to launch a game (GTA San Andreas) on wine. GTA showed Cannot find 800x600x32 video mode and closed immediately. The Computer I currently have is a Lenovo IdeaPad G510, with Intel HD ...
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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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Switch screens in xorg.conf without reloading X

I have an ARM device running ubuntu and the screen set up using xorg.conf as below: Section "Device" Identifier "Card0" Driver "fbdev" Option "fbdev" "/dev/graphics/fb2" ...
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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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Put the XFCE extended dektop on the right-side monitor

Is it possible to make an aoutput showing extended desktop to the left of the primary? I'm using xfce. $ xrandr --output VGA1 --primary --right-of LVDS1 The above command makes VGA1 as extended ...