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 does X-server calculate DPI?

From Xfce Docs: In case you want to override the DPI (dots per inch) value calculated by the X-server, you can select the checkbox and use the spin box to specify the resolution to use when ...
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Easy/simple input method package that works with minimal window manager?

I am trying out minimalist window managers such as, but not limited to, Xmonad, ScrotWM, ratpoison, etc. Since I occasionally need to enter Traditional Chinese characters, how do I install an input ...
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Preventing access to TTY when X is killed

Assume I start an X server manually from a virtual console /dev/tty1 with xinit or startx, with the line id:3:initdefault: set in /etc/inittab. The X server gets run and put on another virtual ...
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Taking a screenshot (within X)

How can I take a screenshot in X.org? I am unsure if the Print Screen button will "just work" and I don't know how I would go about testing it.
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External tablet input devices for Linux (Inkscape/Gimp)?

What are good external tablet input devices for Linux? It should be used for more convenient use of Inkscape and Gimp. Some characteristics that are useful, I guess: connected via USB included pen ...
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Print the system clipboard content in bash

There is a way to put some command output to system clipboard via xclip. some-command | xclip -selection clipboard I'd like to perform a reverse task - Print system clipboard to terminal. How it ...
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Killing X-related processes when CrashPlan is running

I am currently running Ubuntu Server 12.04, but this applies to all flavours of Linux really. This server does a bunch of things and is controlled remotely via ssh. Some time ago I have installed ...
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How to make gdm3 start X installed in a different path (or running X from a personalized path)?

I've built the entire Xserver from git for testing proposes using the build.sh provided by freedesktop.org as the easier method to compile all modules against the git tree, and installed under the ...
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Get current Virtual Desktop - number/name/tag/id?

How to get number and/or name (or tag/id... etc) of currently used virtual desktop ? Command line, scripting, C/C++ solutions allowed (, while portable to C/C++ are preferred). ;) I'm mostly ...
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How to dump the icon of a running X program?

Is there a way to get the icon of a running X program? When you switch between windows, you could see the icon of it, e.g through xfwm4.
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command line retrieve list of all valid kbd layouts, variants and toggle options (to use with setxkbmap)

Is there a way from command line to retrieve the list of all available keyboard layouts and relative variants? I need to list all the valid layout/variants choices to be used then from setxkbmap. ...
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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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Using vlock without changing VT from X

X screen lockers are fine, but I sometimes have stuff open on other TTYs that I want to lock as well. For this reason I would like to use vlock -a to lock all TTYs at the same time. However, I am ...
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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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Where is Xkb getting its configuration?

Is there a way to query where xkb is getting its configuration from? Under ArchLinux I have /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf with Section "InputClass" Identifier "system-keyboard" ...
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How can I swap my two screens, left to right?

I pressed something and accidentally swapped my two screens. My left one is actually considered as the right one, and vice versa. How can I swap them back? Edit - Specifically, I'm using Gnome, ...
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Enable kill X.org with an own key combination

I've just read Enable kill X.org with ctrl+alt+backspace and am really happy, that control-alt-backspace no longer kills my X-Server. However, I'd like to have a way to kill it; it just should be ...
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`p` key doesn't work in X

Today I had to force-shutdown my machine after it froze during resume from suspend. Since the reboot, I've found that the p key doesn't work normally in X. It does work normally in the console. ...
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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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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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Cannot switch to console anymore after using Alt_R as mod4

I'd like to use the right ALT key as 'mod4' (most notably because, by default, the 'awesome' window manager is using mod4 as a modifier for most WM commands and I like that idea a lot). However I've ...
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How can I run a separate X session on a different physical display?

Here's what I need to do. I need to be playing a movie over HDMI to a television screen for my friends while I'm hacking on some personal projects over VGA to a smaller monitor. It's imperative that ...
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Getting better resolution using X on OpenBSD w/VMWare Fusion

Just setup an OpenBSD 4.8 VM for VMWare Fusion. Can't seem to force X to any decent resolution. I attempted to try and use the VMWare tools for FreeBSD, but no dice. Any suggestions to try and get ...
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Lock screen w/ slock after a certain time?

I am running OpenBox in Arch Linux, how can I set it up so that I can have slock lock my screen after a certain amount of time (with no activity)? Thanks!
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How to detect which keyboard device is being used

I'm working on a computer with two keyboards and two users. They are using different layouts. The two keyboards are identical. Their device ID can be found easily with xinput, but when typing we can't ...
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Swapping <esc> and <caps lock> in a way that persists with external keyboards

I have a file called ~/.speedswapper which contains the following: ! Swap caps lock and escape remove Lock = Caps_Lock keysym Escape = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = Escape add Lock = Caps_Lock ...
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Shell script: find iconized programs , if found , activate it

Stardict uses a tray icon , also allows multiple instance of itself , but sadly , i don't use a panel , so no notification area available. But when I hit on close , it minimized to tray , is there a ...
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Is it possible to control which monitor is considered the primary monitor?

I just added a 2nd monitor and I ran into that oh so typical issue where the monitors are swapped. Apparently, the 2nd monitor has been identified as "monitor 0" by X.org, but it's # 2 according to ...
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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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Can I configure things to open new windows on the left screen?

When I attach an external (D-SUB) display and set it up (with xrandr) to be on the right to the main (built-in) display, the most of new windows opened appear on the external display and some even ...
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Xorg key clicks?

I've currently got Fedora 9 on my home PC (yes, I know its quite old - but hell I only reboot it every 6 months - nevermind upgrading!) . My only niggle is that keyboard I've got has quite a different ...
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Xorg Server Failing to Startup

I am having difficulty starting up the Xorg server within my Gentoo installation. I set it up via The X Server Configuration HOWTO. When I get to the part where I startx, the screen flickers a bit, ...
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Xorg - ignore first click event when resuming from Screen Blanking

Is it possible to somehow configure xorg to ignore the first mouse click when screen blanking is enabled ?? The reason is I have a touch screen in an embedded arch linux application which remains ...
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How to disable select-on-release right mouse button in Linux [duplicate]

We are having issues with mouse behavior in Linux. In Windows: In any application, to open a context menu and select an option: right mouse button down + release move the cursor to an option left ...
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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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How do I find the X window ID under the mouse pointer in bash?

From a bash script, is there some way to get the ID of the X window under the mouse pointer? (edit) I need the process to be non-interactive.
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How to disable graphical shell?

I have a Linux system (Ubuntu) running in a VM, but now I want to disable the graphical shell. Where in the startup process are the graphical components launched? Is it some run-level dependent ...
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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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Howto find my xorg.conf. Where is it?

I can't find my xorg.conf. There is no xorg.conf file by default in Ubuntu 11.04. If I run: "whereis xorg.conf" I am seeing: xorg: /usr/lib/xorg /usr/lib64/xorg /usr/include/xorg may be I just can ...
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How to make Shift+Insert paste selection after closing window with selection?

Typical scenario: I want to get a snippet from a text file into my terminal (probably running a VIM). Now I open the file using mousepad, select the snippet, close mousepad, switch to urxvt and hit ...
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Xorg increases cpu usage over time

I've had quite a strange phenomenon with Xorg for some time now: After logging in to my laptop (specifics below) the cpu consumption of Xorg increases monotonically, even if the computer is idle and ...
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SSH - How to make X applications run on client?

I have the reverse problem that most people seem to be having. If I start an X application while logged into ssh, it displays on the server(host) machine instead of the client(local). This is the ...
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Detecting X session in a bash script (.bashrc etc.)

Recently I put xset b off to my .bashrc. Now I'm annoyed by the error thet pops up when I log in via tty or via ssh, i.e. outside X session. First thing that came in my mind was [[ -z "$SOME_VAR" ]] ...
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Run a different window manager in a specific workspace in XMonad

I usually use XMonad as window manager. When playing around with GUI programming I sometimes just want to see how the windows would look under Compiz for example. So is it possible to run another ...
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How to list all running X applications?

I'd like to get a list of all of the apps (across all users) on my machine that are talking to the X server. What's the most reliable way to do that? Find the socket X runs on and lsof for connections ...
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Is there a way to find all X resources an application uses?

I'm looking for a way to automatically list all X resources that are used in an application. To give you an example, for xterm I'd expect a list similar to the following but with all the resources ...
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Configuring mouse for right+left button simulating middle click (for copy/paste)

I was using the mouse copy-paste extensively, until recently, when some OpenSuSe upgrade reconfigured this on all my machines. Now the scrollbuton is the one to paste (which I hate, since it's hard to ...
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How to check if EDID can be tusted

read-edid gives me the message "The EDID data should not be trusted as the VBE call failed". Thats okay, but I want to find out, that this data is not reliable, another way, because I can't use ...
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Other than Alt + Shift to switch keyboard layout, any other Xorg key combinations?

All I can find about XkbOptions was: Option "XKbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle" Seems I can only use alt+shift combination to switch keyboard layout, any other keys that I can use ?
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Applying changes to xorg.conf without restarting

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and making some changes to /etc/X11/xorg.conf. I now need to restart X server to apply the changes, but I don't want to restart my machine. I know restarting the display ...