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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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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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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Improving execution speed of Screen Brightness Script

xrandr --output LVDS-1 --brightness $(bc -l <<<"$(sed 's/Brightness: //' <<<$(xrandr --prop --verbose | grep Brightness)) $(if [ "$1" = "+" ];then echo +;else echo -;fi) 0.1") I ...
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How to set the monitor brightness gracefully at boot time?

I've been using a loop that contains xrandr --output VGA1 --brightness 0.3 in a bash script which will automatically execute right after logging in by gnome-session-properties (a.k.a. Startup ...
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How to tell which keyboard was used to press a key?

I frequently work on pairing stations where there are multiple keyboards installed. I can use setxkbmap with -device <ID> to set the layout for a specific keyboard (using an ID from xinput), but ...
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Enable Xorg video output when monitor disconnected at startup

We have up-to-date Debian Jesse boxes configured with Xorg / lightdm / xfce4. They're set up to auto login and run some programs at startup. This normally works just fine. The problem is when there's ...
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How can I run a command if my screen changes state from standby to on and vice versa

I'm running linux mint 17.3. I have a backlight attached to my screens which are controlable via usb-serial. I would like to turn off the backlight automatically when the screens go to standby and ...
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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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Xorg switch DISPLAY between two users

I run Debian Jessie with GNOME3. I'm in a situation where two users are logged-in: user1 is on :0 and user2 is on :1. I want to swap them to have: user1 on :1 and user2 on :0.
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Xlib: extension “GLX” missing - with an NVIDIA card and on-board graphics

I have a machine with an NVIDIA GeForce which I don't use for display purposes (i.e. the monitor is not connected to it), and some lackluster on-board graphics chip. (Below you'll find the relevant ...
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Desktop manager crashes when launching PyCharm

Ubuntu 14.04, this happens with every kernel older than 4.0.0 Corresponding syslog entries: Apr 30 16:08:37 insanity gnome-session[2268]: Gdk-WARNING: gnome-session: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource ...
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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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Fedora 17 Xorg fails to start on boot

My Fedora 17 installation is no longer booting into X : it finished loading the boot screen, then the cursor turns into an "X", flashes a quickly a few times then the just stalls. To get X to load, I ...
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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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Making a touchpad without buttons like a normal touchpad with buttons

Assume a synaptics compatible mousepad that has no physical buttons, but where the whole surface is physically clickable (not a tap, but physically clickable). A particular touchpad with these ...
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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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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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Disabling an Xorg server's extension at runtime (for new clients)?

I have an old Xorg server whose "Render" extension seems to be buggy (if enabled, most of the fonts are invisible, unless hovering over them -- after upgrading the packages with X clients and ...
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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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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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Fatal IO error 35 - X problem

Edit: Everything works well on OpenBSD 5.9 Good job! I have a problem with running X on my OpenBSD 5.8. Hardware is Lenovo m57 USFF with Core 2 Duo and Intel GMA3100 graphic. machdep.allowaperature ...
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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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Script to gracefully kill X server and drop to tty?

I use the terminal to do the majority of my day-to-day computing, so I have the default runlevel set to 3 in /etc/inittab and I only start the X server when I need to. I currently have the following ...
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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 turn off “middle mouse button paste” functionality in all programs?

I don't like having the middle mouse button paste, because I often end up with uncompilable code in Eclipse. How can I turn this off (in all programs)? I'm running Fedora.
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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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NVIDIA Proprietary Driver on Debian Jessie Problems

I have dabbled in running a Debian server before, but this is my first time using its graphical interface for my main pc. I have been trying to install the nvidia proprietary drivers. I have SLI gtx ...
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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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How do I activate Xorg record module on Raspbian?

I'm trying to automate some tests on my RaspberryPi and I'm using python's pymouse to perform some emulated clicks. On my Debian it works fine, but when it comes to Raspbian it keeps failing with this ...
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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 to enable killing Xorg with Ctrl+Alt+Backspace

I don't remember why they did this, but at one point X.org decided that disabling CtrlAltBackspace to kill it was a good idea. I know there's a way to re-enable it but I don't remember how. Can ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Copy input to clipboard over SSH?

Here's my usage case: I'm often connected to other computers over SSH for work and I often need to copy and paste documents/text from the server to locally running editors for writing examples and ...
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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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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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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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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 ...