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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Mouse events and Xorg

I noticed that on my distribution, I could not read anymore directly /dev/input/mice (or /dev/input/mouse0, or even /dev/input/event4 - which is used by Xorg) from a virtual terminal under Gnome3. ...
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Debugging multiseat: How to run two X server layouts together without display manager?

How to run two X servers together, each with its own layout, directly from command line, without any display manager (e.g. GDB, KDM or LightDM)? Lets say there are two ServerLayout sections in ...
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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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“Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:” after installing sublime from binaries [closed]

I installed Ubuntu Linux (via VMWare). I'm trying to install Sublime Text 2 on Ubuntu, so I entered these lines: tar xf Sublime\ Text\ 2.0.1\ x64.tar.bz2 sudo mv Sublime\ Text\ 2 /opt/ sudo ln -s ...
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Arch: can't get X to work under regular user

I can startx as root, but can't as a regular user. I compared logs and there's the difference: root: #> cat Xorg.0.log | egrep '(EE|WW)' [ 1507.647] Current Operating System: Linux hostname ...
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Xorg consumes CPU, RHEL 7 fresh install

I've installed RHEL 7 with default settings. I wonder why Xorg consumes 30% of my CPUs. How can I know what's wrong and how to fix it? HP DL360p Gen8, dual Xeon E5-2640
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install kde on centos-7

I have a minimal install of CentOS-7. The kernel has been updated to 3.20.0-123-9.2. I installed "KDE Plasma Workspaces". However KDE will not start. I manually installed xorg-x11-server-Xorg as ...
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Xorg: set provider source output in xorg.conf

I've configured quad screen with xrandr commands: xrandr --setprovideroutputsource 1 0 xrandr --output DVI-0 --auto --right-of DVI-1 xrandr --output DVI-1-2 --auto --left-of DVI-1 xrandr --output ...
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Mesa works, but unable to start Xserver and GUI with nvidia driver and nvidia-xconfig generated configuration file

I'm using Manjaro OS based on Arch Linux. So I can switch between gfx drivers using sudo mhwd-gpu --setgl [mesa/nvidia] command. But I'm unable to tap my gfx card, because of of wrong Xorg ...
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how to close X Server, to avoid errors while updating nvidia driver?

I tried to update my nvidia driver but i got an error when i ran the driver installation. See the error: ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before ...
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Why is my keyboard input slow in Xorg?

Ok, this is really strange. I have a pretty bare setup of ubuntu where I start awesomewm and a number of other programs from an .xsession. I'm not running Gnome 3 or anything heavy like that and ...
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Synaptics touchpad LED support

How to enabled support the LED in Synaptics touchpads? I'm use Debian Jessie and xserver-xorg-input-synaptics ver. 1.8.1-1. I'm find patches by Takashi Iwai from SUSE for supporting the LED in ...
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How to Save X Session — ArchLinux+Openbox

I use Arch Linux and Openbox. How can I save the state of my current openbox/X session and later restart them? The scenario is like this: I've several browsers windows open, terminals, file ...
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How to use xinput to configure multiple devices with a script?

How do you configure xinput to set multiple devices automatically using a script? $ xinput --list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core ...
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Why is the Scroll Lock key disabled in Cinnamon/Linux/Xorg?

I recently purchased a backlit keyboard that was designed such that the Scroll Lock key was used to toggle the back light. I quickly found that Cinnamon does not respond properly when the Scroll Lock ...
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Command line to return to the GUI after Ctrl-Alt-F1?

I'm unable to return to the GUI with Ctrl-Alt-F7 (or any of the 12 function keys). I have some unsaved work and I don't want to lose them. Are there any other key combinations that will allow me to ...
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Remote Xfce session in a separate console?

I have the following setups: A netbook with Xubuntu 14.04 and desktop PC with Debian 7. I can connect from netbook to desktop through SSH. I want to start a separate X server on netbook and host on ...
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Shutting down X via terminal

I found that the whole X won't react to anything but I was able to log to terminal by ctrl+alt+F1. Can I reboot X from the command line without rebooting the whole computer?
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Cannot change vncserver default geometry

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (I think it's desktop...) and running vncserver to connect to it remotely. I can successfully set the resolution if I use the -geometry flag when starting the server, but I ...
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Determine xinput device manufacturer and model?

I'm trying to find the device manufacturer and model of my keyboard and touch pad so I can write an XOrg configuration file targeting it via: Section "InputClass" Identifier "touchpad" ...
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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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Run Debian XFCE without a monitor

I want to run a program via ssh on a debian xfce pc, the program generates a file, my problem is that this program needs a screen to open, it will NOT work in terminal mode. I want xfce to boot ...
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Mapping Super Keys to Control without Xmodmap

I've been attempting to switch my super and control keys in X on a macbook and have been half successful. I'd like to avoid creating a custom .Xmodmap if possible, as there is a temporary 100% cpu bug ...
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don't start xorg on boot [duplicate]

I have found a lot of question about Xorg not starting by default, but this is actually what I want. How can I have Linux Mint (17 Quiana) not start GUI, just the shell (I believe that is supposed to ...
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Desktop freezes after login

When I log into my DE, after about a minute or so, the desktop freezes. When I mean freezes, I mean all windows become unresponsive, as well as the panels and applications menu. This happens all ...
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disable Xserver logging

Is there a way to disable Xserver logging entirely? My Xserver is set up fine, everything is working, I don't need to troubleshoot it and the logfile is absolutely useless for me. The logfiles are ...
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How can I set the keyboard right on X?

Note: forked of this per recommendation here. I made a foolish typo for UTF-8, and expected that when I fixed it, the keyboard on X would work right. Since making this errant change, I was no ...
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How to make switching virtual terminals instant?

I've configured kdm (editing /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc) to automatically open two displays: StaticServers=:0,:1. When I switch between them with Ctrl+Alt+F7-8 there is a delay of about 2 seconds ...
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Why does the X Window System use a server?

I never really understood why a window system must have a server. Why do desktop environments, display managers and window managers need xorg-server? Is it only to have a layer of abstraction on top ...
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How can I put my HDMI display into (and out of) power save mode?

I am using a Raspberry Pi to run an information display in an office. I want the display in power save mode when outside of business hours. I was going to use cron to execute something at the ...
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Weird vertical bar on my desktop

I'm not sure how this happened: This vertical bar just came out from nowhere, I tried to change workspaces, minimize all application running, no effects. When it happens I'm only running gvim, ...
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How to use all buttons of SteelSeries Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse in Xorg (GNOME)?

I've a problem with my mouse on Gentoo. The normal buttons (left/right/wheel and previous/next) work, but the other buttons are not recognized by x. I tried in xev and using them does not do anything. ...
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xf86EnableIOPorts: failed to set IOPL for I/O (Operation not permitted)

I get this error in Xorg.0.log xf86EnableIOPorts: failed to set IOPL for I/O (Operation not permitted) Googling quickly reveals that this error is caused by starting Xorg as non root user. ...
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Some settings in 50-synaptics.conf have no effect

I am having trouble with editing the synaptics file for my touchpad, /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. I got Debian-based Linux with Gnome 3.4.2. The relevant portion (I suppose) of said file ...
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Why would starting a second X server render Ctrl+Alt+Fn keys unable to switch desktops?

I run Enlightenment 18.8 on Funtoo. Sometimes I want to run a second X server (usually because I'm running a game or other app which might mess up my screen layout). For this I use simply startx -- ...
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Terminal not displaying correctly after quitting Xorg

I am running a fresh arch-linux install (as of 17/07/12) with the ATI catalyst drivers (as mentioned on the wiki page). When I run xinit, everything works fine and looks great but when I exit the ...
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Use HDMI for audio ouput only

I am looking for a solution that lets me use my HDMI port for audio output without extending my X screen to that output at the same time. Apparently it is problematic to use HDMI for audio only, ...
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NVIDIA 343 drive crashes X server

In my Mint 17 install, I recently tried updating to the new proprietary NVIDIA 343 driver. When I reboot after install, X server fails to start. I can get a shell in recovery mode and tried running ...
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how to bind AltGr to <Ctrl> + <Alt>

I am trying to create a linux equivalent of Ergonomic Telugu Keyboard layout called Sarala (Hard la). I have been able to map all the keys so far. The layout uses the following key combinations for ...
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How to change a keycode using setkeycodes

I have a Thinkpad Edge E130 running Sabayon (a Gentoo-based distro), and I'm fighting the well-know bug Xorg 255 keycodes limit. My laptop has the Fn+F4 hotkey for Mic Mute/Unmute. This is the ...
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Using per-user keyboard XKBOPTIONS for all desktop environments

I have set the compose key correctly by typing setxkbmap -option compose:rwin in XFCE, but before that I just flipped a switch in Gnome 3. Meaning that desktop environment has different ways of ...
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xorg memory leak

I've read this question but it doesn't seem to be the same issue, as the memory leak there is an order of magnitude smaller than mine and seems to be caused by Nvidia drivers.. Here's my top output at ...
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Why doesn't xsetwacom work from udev?

I made a script to rotate my Wacom Bamboo tablet 180 degrees. It works fine when I execute it as myself (user) or root, but when started from udev (i.e. when plugging the tablet into a usb port) it ...
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Arch Linux Gnome problem

I have a quite weird problem I just cannot get rid off. I am using ArchLinux and as I am from Germany the german keyboard layout and such. So when I start Gnome via startx it is said that Gnome is ...
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How do I choose a graphics card for Linux?

I'm building or buying a new Linux system, and I'm trying to select the best graphics card for my needs. How do I go about making this decision? There's dozens of computer-gear review sites which ...
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Ignore brief mouse click/releases

The switch contacts in my mouse are going, and rather than open it up yet again and clean them or try to hunt down a replacement switch (or buy a new mouse) I would like to solve this problem via ...
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Blurred 75/100 DPI Xorg font packages with Webkit?

In web browsers using Webkit as their engine we have blurred and unclear font rendering issue in some pages such as Stackexchange, Github and some random other sites. The problem is the fonts come ...
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gnome-classic as default session for all users?

How to set gnome-classic as default session for all users in gdm3 (system-wide setting)? I'm using Debian Jessie with GNOME 3.12. I've tried creating fake gnome.session in ...
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xkb: Use a key to change shift level without appearing as a modifier

I'd like to configure XKB to use Caps Lock as a way of producing different keys, but I don't want it to appear as a modifier. For example: F1 produces F21 keypress Caps Lock + F1 produces F1 ...
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xkb: Assign a new shift level to function keys

I'm trying to get some more use out of my function keys. I would like the physical F1 to F12 keys to appear as F21 to F32, so I can assign functions to F21 etc. in my window manager (e.g. switch to ...