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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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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What exactly happens when I type “startx” in the command line? [closed]

I would like to understand what happens when I type startx on a modern Linux* machine internally. Can anybody explain this process, step by step? * Debian GNU/Linux, if it cannot be generalized to ...
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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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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 prevent DPMS from activating when a full-screen window is open?

I am generally quite happy with DPMS screen blanking but for one (rather annoying situation): when playing a game through Wine with a gamepad the screen blanks after a while. I guess that in this case ...
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Run script after changes in X server geometry

Is there an option to run a given script after the X server geometry is changed (or every invokation of xrandr)?
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Using xrandr when starting new xserver

I'm trying to set the resolution and refresh rate of a screen when i launch an application on a new xserver. The xrandr commands i usually use to get this screen to work are: xrandr --newmode ...
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How gconfd-2 and dconf-service are started in Gnome3 or other gnome-based desktop environments?

I want to know, at what moment and by what means the gnome2 and gnome3 configuration daemons, gconfd-2 and dconf-service are started? Examples of the possible means: init scripts Xsession.d scripts ...
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Some of fn keys not recognized after upgrade

After upgrading my system (including kernel) I discovered that some of fn keys (XF86MonBrightnessUp and XF86MonBrightnessDown) are not recognized by xev and even showkey. Each time one of these keys ...
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installing emacs with x-toolkit

I am installing Emacs 24.5.0, and I want to install it with X. I am on Fedora. the configuration script cannot find any x-toolkit. How do I find out which one is good for me, and in which folder do I ...
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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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X11 sessions: when a session starts and ends, does `gdm` run a session?

I'm quite confused with X11 sessions. Namely, I don't understand, when an X session starts: I want to programmatically start an X session with my own bob-session program, analogous to gnome-session. ...
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What are XRuns?

I have read about them several times and encounter them myself when setting the buffer size too low in jack or quitting audio applications. Nobody ever explains though what XRuns are. Can someone ...
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What is the exact command to start the openbox-lxde default session in raspbian?

I am trying to configure my .xinitrc to be able to choose different window managers before starting X but I cannot reproduce the same environment as when I just run startx without a .xinitrc file in ...
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How to permanently remap caps lock to esc in X11?

I want to remap caps lock to escape in X11 (i.e. pressing the physical caps lock button will be interpreted as esc by applications and esc's behavior will not change). The solution must survive an X ...
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Turning off part of a monitor

I'm trying to disable the right third of my monitor, since it's broken. I can get less to be displayed using xrandr, but the monitor will then center the displayed stuff, so that's not quite what I ...
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Multiseat with one card and two Xorg instance

Is it possible to set up a multiseat environment with one graphic card and two Xorg instances? That is, one machine with a monitor/keyboard/mouse for the first Xorg instance and a second ...
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NVIDIA GLX is not working under a Optimus Laptop

First I would emphasize that I am using a Linux From Scratch 7.7 Systemd (Now running kernel 3.14.39) I built these two days, so I don't want to touch anything about glibc/gcc and there is no package ...
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Difference between server-side and client-side compositing in Xorg?

xcompmgr provides the following option: -s Server-side compositing with hard-edged shadows. From experimentation, I can say that this is much, much faster than the "client side" options. But ...
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build X11R7.7 from sources - in which order

Is there an automatic way to understand the order in which individual libraries of the X11R7.7 package should be built when I want to build all of util, lib and xcb?
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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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Media key problems with Microsoft keyboard

I have a Microsoft All-in-One wireless media keyboard (n9z-00001) which behaves weirdly with my current distribution, Arch Linux. (Linux 3.19.3-3-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Apr 8 14:10:00 CEST 2015 ...
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Enable second monitor from shell

So... I have two monitors on my Ubuntu machine. And every time I launch some Windows OpenGL application under Wine it turns off the second monitor. And leaves it turned off when the application exits. ...
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Persistent configuration of two screens

I want to configure two screens side by side and want the configuration to persist a system restart. (I'm using xfce on Xubuntu 12.) I've inspected old questions and the answers mentioned arandr and ...
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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 otherwise. It also looks like the font-cache is corrupted, as ...
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Booting with different X settings

My laptop has the Optimus technology. In order to save battery life I run graphics out of my CPU and only turn the GPU on on occasions using bumblebee. This works relatively well as long as I don't ...
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Mouse scroll wheel speed far too sensitive

In my crunchbang installation with X11, openbox, my wireless usb mouse is listed at both /dev/psaux and /dev/input/mouse0. It's working fine apart from the scroll wheel, which although active, is far ...
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Xorg configuration hook for unblank screen

Is is possible to execute a command automatically when X comes out of a power saving screen blank? I.e., something that would be triggered when I hit a key/move the mouse to power up the display ...
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xmodmap keybindings don't work

I am trying to use Xmodmap to add some german diareses/umlauts to my keyboard, but Xmodmap is not working with them (but is with other remappings). I am following this guide: German Umlauts on US ...
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How to get X output on two non-identical nVidia cards

I've been trying to get a second GPU (8600 GT) to be used in my system (main GPU is 780 Ti). The problem I'm having is that whatever I do, I can't get the monitor hooked up to the 8600 to display ...
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No screens found error when starting fresh install of chroot debian wheezy with xfce gui

I am not an experienced Linux user, but have bought a chromebook and am now installing crouton. This is the very first thing I did with the Chromebook, so I don't think I need a powerwash. First I ...
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General way of debugging vmware mouse issues in X11

I run a virtual vmware archlinux installation, and constantly have problems with mouse grab/ungrab. At some point it was fixed by commenting out pointer lines in 10-evdev config, but on every update ...
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Set up multi-head environnement on FreeBSD running X.org

My goal is to set up a multi-head environnement: I need to have an extended desktop available on both screens with the ability to drag and drop windows from one screen to another. The left screen is ...
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How to install fonts for X?

I would like to setup a Linux system with ScrotWM as the window manager, but I noticed that X is aware of only a few fonts. I would like to have UTF-8 fonts that support multiple languages, including ...
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Automatically restarting process in the X server

I would like to know how to have a process that starts with the X server and automatically restarts when it stops running. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with a KDE 4.13.3 desktop. I am running the ...
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How to display a Image on a remote linux machine through ssh

I have two computers, one running windows(WIN7) and the other running linux(SUSe). I'm wondering if there is a way to ssh(Putty) into the linux machine and run a command to have a image display on the ...
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Remapping Num Lock key to function as Caps Lock

As a followup to this question, my Caps Lock key is now mapped to Compose instead. However, it turns out that my 14 month old toddler still manages to turn on Caps Lock from time to time with his ...
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xmodmap for key combination - how to toggle the Fn behavior?

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 can I change keyboard keys result?

When we press A key on keyboard, the OS wil actually write the A character as a result of doing so. How can I change keyboard keys result? For example if I press the A key on my keyboard, I would ...
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*DM Login problems

I got my laptop battery accidently disconnected, while the laptop was suspended to RAM. And now I'm experiencing these problems: When I'm trying to login to the system using sddm or kdm: after I enter ...
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How to install xfontsel on Fedora 13? Any alternative?

I need xfontsel to select right font for xterm. But its not installed. I tried yum but it returned Warning: No matches found for: xfontsel No Matches found I googled for xfontsel source code ...
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Issue with “blinking” screen on Ubuntu 14.04 and AMD driver 4.3.12798

I have my Samsung 51" tv hooked up to my desktop computer through a HDMI cable. I have tried a Gigabyte 7950, 7870 and the integrated HDMI port on the motherboard and have the same issue. The issue ...
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multiseat, is it possible to access virtual terminals on any seat?

My current multiseat config works fine, except for one thing : I cant access virtual terminal on either seat. I think it comes from the fact I launch X through my DM (LightDM) with the -sharevts ...
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Reassign Ctl and Alt keys - xmodmap error

I am attempting to remap my keyboard in order to make emacs usable. My ergonomic keyboard puts its single Control key in an isolated 4-key island way off to the left. The OS is Debian squeeze. Here ...
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debian wheezy switches from internal to external monitor after AMD proprietary installation

First I would like to say that this is my first try to set up a linux distribution. With taking Debian 7.8 I was probably over estimating myself. I do have the following video card: lspci -nn | grep ...
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FC16: can't log in via LightDM or GDM (but 'startx' works fine)

I'm running Fedora Core 16 (with all patches applied as of 11 Feb 2013, AFAICT) on a dual-monitor Lenovo workstation, and can't seem to access my desktop via a graphical login manager. My system ...
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Command to move a window to all desktops

I'd like to be able to move (pin) an existing window to all desktops using a scriptable command, rather than through the window menu. wmctrl -r <WIN> -t <DESK> will move a window to a ...
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xorg doesn't detect my AMD Radeon 8600 due “Invalid ATI BIOS from int10, the adapter is not VGA-enabled”

I have a Dell Inspiron 15r laptop with Intel CoreI7 4500u and an AMD Radeon 8600 HD and recently I have installed a Debian Jessie Linux with XFCE desktop. My problem is this: I try to install Fglrx ...
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How to setup touch screen for X11

I am running SuSE-based embedded system with a touchscreen. The embedded application is a graphics application which uses OpenGL over X Window for graphics. We have a user-space touchscreen driver ...
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How to attach keyboard and mouse to another screen?

By default, the X server would attach keyboard and mouse to display 0:0, but how to change it to another screen such as 0:20?