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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Gnome 3 UI menus are duplicated

Just upgraded from Debian "Squeezy" to "Wheezy". When I logged in the menus were fancier as I expected with Gnome Display Manager 3. However the issue that occurred was the duplicate UI-elements. The ...
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Running GUI application as another (non-root) user

Let's say I have 2 user accounts user1 and user2. When I login as user1, and then switch to user2 using su, I can execute command-line programs, but GUI programs fail. Example: user1@laptop:~$ su - ...
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Command to re-enable decoration on windows

I'm running openbox, I have accidentally undecorated a window (By clicking on Un/Decorate) Now is it possible to restore the decoration? Since the title is "invisible" now, I have no where to click ...
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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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Mouse scroll wheel issues

I'm been having issues with the scroll-wheel on my mouse for ages now. I've got a Silverstone Raven mouse, and the scrolling action is extremely jerky. If I scroll either up or down, at a natural ...
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How do I install LXDE and the X Window System on Debian Squeeze

I recently did a netinstall of Debian Squeeze and during the install I unticked Desktop Environment because I didn't want to install Gnome as the default DE. So I end up with a command line during ...
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Run X clients over multi-hop ssh tunnel

I've recently converted my home development machine to Linux, and would like to be able to log into it from work if needed. I use a mixture of Linux and Windows machines, and I already have various ...
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Evdev Wheel Emulation on T431s

I have a Thinkpad T431s with trackpoint (the red stick in the middle of the keyboard) and clickpad (a touchpad that also acts as a button). This is the first model that does not provide any dedicated ...
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xmodmap for key combination

With Logitech K290 keyboard via USB, F. keys are not accessible by default, and I need to press Fn before using them, which is not really usable. The Fn key alone does not fire any event in xev. ...
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How do I get sound to work outside lightdm

If for whatever reason I sudo stop lightdm running on mint and just use a simple xinit session with mutter, is there some way I can get sound to work? Whenever I do that, it seems there's no sound.
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How to make Compose work in GTK and Qt apps?

I used Gnome for a long time, but preferred vanilla X input method (xim) over the default GTK behaviour. I just set GTK_IM_MODULE and QT_IM_MODULE enviroment variables to xim, and didn't have any ...
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X, Xorg and D-Bus: what is the difference?

In the process of learning to do certain things in GUI programming (e.g., reserving space on the screen for an application), I have to learn more about the Window Manager, usually X11 on Linux (I'm ...
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Open a window on a remote X display (why “Cannot open display”)?

Once upon a time, DISPLAY=:0.0 totem /path/to/movie.avi after ssh 'ing into my desktop from my laptop would cause totem to play movie.avi on my desktop. Now it gives the error: No protocol ...
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Keyboard layout switch (Ctrl+Shift) in a new xorg

I've been using similar config for years: Section "InputClass" Identifier "keyboard-all" MatchIsKeyboard "on" Driver "evdev" Option "XkbLayout" "us,ru,de" Option "XkbVariant" ...
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How to configure xorg.conf for widescreen VNC on headless Linux/Ubuntu?

I have a Ubuntu 12.10 Box configured to run headless. I've managed to boot X headless by a lot of trial and error but I still have a glitch: When booting using the monitor, it all works ok, widescreen ...
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Configure Wacom Intuos Graphics Pad in Linux Mint 15

I purchased a Wacom Intuos graphics pad recently (specifically, Create Pen & Touch Tablet, which I think is the rebranding of the Intuos 4), and I am trying to configure it on my Linux Mint 15 ...
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How do I prevent Xorg from loading one-time?

My current Xorg configuration is freezing the machine (and text based terminals don't seem to work). Is there a way (e.g. holding down a hot-key) I can prevent the loading of X at boot time? I cannot ...
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X hangs after hibernating Fedora 18

Yesterday I was using my FC18, of which I haven't updated significant packages for long time, maybe just a few desktop apps some weeks ago. On shutdown I chose to hibernate it, as I usually do and as ...
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How can I influence which Virtual Display (X Server) is shown after boot?

I'm trying to build an info display (or Digital Signage Monitor) with Raspberry Pi running Raspbian (so a Debian distro). I need to start two X servers, where one is showing the content (through ...
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Can't install Linux Mint Cinnamon nor Ubuntu while switchable graphics turned on

I've got Lenovo G500 intel i5 with switchable graphics (Intel and AMD Radeon HD 8579M). When I try to install Linux Mint Petra Cinnamon, when switchable graphics are on by the bios, live CD can't ...
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i915 cannot work with nomodeset?

I'm trying to get X to work on a ThinkPad W530. I set the BIOS to only use the integrated graphics, I attempt to boot. The display goes blank when KMS is executed and does not recover. I append ...
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Optimus laptop Xrandr - No HDMI option

I have been trying to fix HDMI for several days, but I have no idea how to fix it. Arch does not even register HDMI, I tried Xubuntu and Fedora and it works there. My setup: i7 3630QM Nvidia GT635M ...
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Using USB hub for keyboard and mouse in multiseat

I want to configure a 2 user multi-seat in Linux. Is it possible to configure keyboard and mouse for second seat with a USB hub on a single USB port or I need to connect each of them to a separate USB ...
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What does LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=1 actually do?

KDE SC 4.5.0 has some problems with some video cards including mine. Upon Release Arch recommended several workarounds. One of which was export "LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=1" before starting KDE I ...
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Cinnamon (Petra) crashed. Opens in fallback mode

I'm not an expert on linux. My cinnamon (petra) just started to chrash on logons and I have no opinion for what did I do wrong. I have found a set of errors on my .xsession-errors. The below one is ...
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X problems on Fedora 15

I just upgraded from F13 to F15 using the Installation DVD and it looked all went fine. When I first booted into F15, gdm was having troubles starting up. I tried removing Xorg and reinstalled and ...
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3 monitors on 2 separate nvidia cards with compositing and rotation

Is this even possible? I've got 3 monitors (#1, #2, and #3) and 2 video cards (A and B). #1 and #2 are connected to video card A, and #3 is connected to B. I want to rotate monitors #2 and #3, and ...
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tslib: mouse cursor moves in the opposite direction to selection box

I'm using tslib/xf86-input-tslib on an ARM box with Debian 7. ts_calibrate and ts_test are working properly. The problems occur in Xfce. When I touch the screen and move the finger, I see, that mouse ...
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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. How can I get more ...
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How to change GNOME default screen rotation

How do I change the default screen rotation for my gnome desktop? Is there anyway I can change the monitor settings without logging in?
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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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Turn off beep of Xorg

How should I disable beep permanently? I know xset b off can do this, but what's the corresponding option in xorg.conf? Or any other way to do this?
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Debian 7 - Startx fails to start system

When I boot into the second primary boot loader, I get to the text based console to boot when I type 'startx'. The screen loads, and goes black for 10 seconds. Then when it loads a white screen ...
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Draw On Screen Live

I'd like to have functionality like this in Linux, Xorg, whereby I can sketch on the desktop as in the example image below. Anybody have suggestions?
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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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How to get the mouse pointer where the input caret is?

I am running an Arch Linux system with i3 window manager. Let's say I am typing on a GUI editor and I want to insert text with the middle click button of the mouse exactly where I am typing. The ...
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Xorg Setting checking from Command Line

How do I determined, whether Xorg is using Xinerama, DDC and Reduced Blanking ?? Just adding few options in Xorg.conf is sufficient ? If I have to check from command-line, then how can I check ...
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MS Intelli Mouse Optical not working on Mint Linux 15 64-bit

The title tells everything I guess: I have a MS Intelli Mouse Optical with 5 Buttons and the side buttons are not working. I have searched for a xorg.conf file but I couldn't find it. What can I do ...
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Multiple display works in Linux Mint Live CD but not my Gentoo installation

I tried to connect a VGA display to my Gentoo laptop and use multi-display. However, the two screens behave like one big screen instead of two separate ones. That is, if I maximize a window, it ...
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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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What is the difference between DISPLAY :0 and :0.0? [duplicate]

What is the difference between DISPLAY :0 and :0.0? On RedHat 5.8, I can right click the desktop to start a shell and DISPLAY will be ":0". If I go to the Menu-System-Terminal to start a shell then ...
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Xorg.conf to only use part of screen [duplicate]

I have a slightly unusual requirement for a custom resolution configuration in xorg.conf and need some help to figure out how to achieve it. I have a projector with 1400x1050 native resolution and ...
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Since yesterday's Debian update, X11 does not appear to load my ~/.Xmodmap file, what would the most proper way of loading it be?

Due to lack of multimedia keys on the current keyboard, I bind F12 to play/pause, but that stopped working since yesterday, after to a large batch upgrade from the last month or so. So, what I am ...
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Vmware Xorg error compiling keymap?

I've upgraded from Opensuse 12.2 M3 to 12.2 Beta 1 and X is broken. Startup hangs after mysqld with a black screen. But I can use a console and when I try to manually start X it gives me the error ...
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Wireless mouse freezes frequently for a second on laptop, when on battery

I have Samsung NP360E5A-A07PL laptop with ELAN Smart-Pad (ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad, according to gpointing-device-settings), and a Logitech M195 wireless mouse (with an USB receiver). On Linux ...
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System beep not working in TigerVNC

I just upgraded my Gentoo Linux computer (where I'm running Xvnc from TigerVNC 1.0.90 (1.1 beta 1) compiled myself against xorg-server 1.9.5), and I'm no longer getting any bell sounds, just silence. ...
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A tool for automatically applying RandR configuration when external display is plugged in

is there a tool which enables one to: remember current RandR configuration (position, orientation, resolution etc) on per-monitor basis, automatically apply last known good configuration as soon as ...
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Attach terminal to X desktop running in VM

At home I'm setting up a CentOS 5.5 server that will be running a bunch of KVM VMs. Normally pressing the CTRL-SHIFT-Fn combination on the attached keyboard switches to terminals on the host machine. ...
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Screen corruption after hibernate — Is there another way to refresh the X11 display?

When I restore from hibernate the screen is often corrupted. I suspect the graphics memory is not being saved. Suspend-to-ram works fine. It also looks like the font-cache is corrupted, as all ...
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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 ...