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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

7
votes
2answers
2k views

XFCE or pure X11 commands, toggle compositing immediately without restarting X

How can i disable compositing via the command line? I need to disable temporarily for some games, like Nexuiz, for use in a wrapper script to toggle compositing status.
7
votes
4answers
3k views

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" ...
7
votes
2answers
11k views

“No screens found” while starting Xorg with startx after installing Nvidia drivers in Virtualbox

I installed Arch i686 on a VirtualBox VM (I have an nvidia GT610). I ran the following command as root: pacman -S nvidia After installation and rebooting, I ran pacman -S xorg-server xorg-xinit ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
299 views

X Server won't load when I add a 50-synaptics.conf file inside the xorg.conf.d directory

I'm using Fedora 18. I'm trying to configure my synaptics touchpad, I need the tapping and the horizontal scrolling inside Awesome Window Manager. I've created a file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-...
7
votes
1answer
7k views

Can X11 scale to virtual resoltions on HiDPI/Retina screens the way OS X does?

I've recently had the chance to use a Macbook Pro with Retina Display, and its quite clear that the display is futuristic enough to actually warrant Apple's over-the-top marketing. I've got sensitive ...
7
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
514 views

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.
7
votes
2answers
5k views

Middle click with two-finger tap on touchpad

In Linux Mint the default action when tapping the touchpad with two fingers is a right click. How can I change this to middle click?
7
votes
1answer
8k views

AltGr keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I just installed VirtualBox (from Oracle) in Windows 7, and created a virtual machine with latest Ubuntu. Here in Firefox I can use the left Ctrl key, while the right one doesn't have any effect. ...
7
votes
1answer
472 views

In Xorg, why do I lose my text selection in one window when I select in another window?

This has been bugging me for a while now, and I just figured out what conditions cause it, but I don't know why, and if there is a (desired) workaround. The cause is quite obvious when there are ...
7
votes
1answer
31k views

Setting up X server on Centos6 minimal

I'm trying to install Centos6, but as it turned out, DVD I downloaded was just couple Mb too large (CentOS-6.0-i386-bin-DVD.iso) for DVD to carry. So, to save time and don't download DVD again, I ...
7
votes
3answers
160 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
9k views

How can I get xrandr to detect both nvidia cards: 2 x GTX480, triple-head?

I am running Linux Mint 16 (Petra) I am running the default driver nvidia-319 shipped with the distro I have 2x GTX480 cards I have 3 monitors Using the Nvidia driver, all monitors and GPUs are picked ...
7
votes
2answers
42 views

How can I get both custom compose sequences and Unicode character entry?

Entering raw Unicode characters by first hitting Ctrl+Shift+u and then entering the hex value of a code point to get that character (e.g. 262D for ☭) is quite useful, esp. when you're testing ...
7
votes
1answer
540 views

Possible to move a window from one X screen to another on same host?

I'm running XFCE 4.12 with 3 monitors setup into two X screens and two video cards on the same computer. Two of the monitors form a single X screen using nvidia twinview functionality, which is ...
7
votes
2answers
159 views

switching between shells, stops the music that is currently playing

While I was listening to music I changed the virtual console using Ctrl+Alt+F2, and suddenly the music was paused. Returning back to the console that runs the X server Ctrl+Alt+F7 or logging in to ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
734 views

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 ......
7
votes
1answer
907 views

barcode scanner input when running xorg and evdev

When I scan a barcode in a text console (CTRL+ALT+F1 or not running X) I get the correct input, but when I try with an application running on X, I don't get the correct barcode. The scanner is ...
7
votes
2answers
4k views

Enabling 1366x768 resolution in Debian Wheezy on Atom D525 Board

For some reason, when I try to update to a modern version of Linux from Debian 6.0.7 or Ubuntu 10.0.4, I lose most of the resolutions that were available, including the native resolution of the panel ...
7
votes
1answer
765 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

Dual monitors on dual video cards on Ubuntu

I have been trying this to no avail. I am new to Linux, so a step by step explanation would be greatly appreciated. I have two NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT video cards. I want a monitor to run on each card, ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

Force X to use second video card so I can pass through first card to XEN VM?

So I am trying to get X to start on my second (PCI 02.00:00) video card and stop using the main card (PCI 1.00:00). I would like to do this because I want to pass through the PCI 1 card to a XEN HVM ...
7
votes
0answers
80 views

Why kernel modesetting, instead of privilege separation?

Kernel modesetting was kind of painful to get on Linux at first, but now it's pretty awesome to have. I mean, X not need to run as root? High-res hardware accelerated consoles? Cool stuff. Problem is,...
6
votes
5answers
583 views

linux x.org alternative

We have so many options for window managers, shells, desktop environments, distros, and kernel architectures under Linux, but why after (maybe) 20 years do we only have X.org server (including its ...
6
votes
3answers
2k views

How does one open a new window from the shell with a specific size and position?

For example, say I wanted to start gnome-terminal with it's northwest corner at 0,0, and make the window 736x434 pixels (apparently the default, which allows for an an 80-character by 24-character ...
6
votes
3answers
10k views

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 ...
6
votes
4answers
3k views

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" ]] ...
6
votes
4answers
23k views

Launch a GNOME session from terminal

I'm sshing into my friends machine and I'm wondering how would i launch a GNOME session over SSH? I need to open a web browser on his machine to view something which can only be done from his hostname....
6
votes
3answers
5k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
4k views

Return to X session after Ctrl+Alt+F1

What is the command to return to the graphical desktop after entering the terminal mode with Ctrl+Alt+F1? I need it for operating my Raspbian.
6
votes
3answers
3k views

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?
6
votes
3answers
2k views

How can I make the screen black and white?

This is basically to transform the screen (of a laptop), into a black and white screen. I am using Ubuntu 13.04.
6
votes
2answers
1k views

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.
6
votes
3answers
7k views

Using software OpenGL rendering with X

I want to try the most basic OpenGL driver, in order to find out what's the problem of my X server with OpenGL. I want then to have X use software rendering for OpenGL, like windows do with opengl....
6
votes
4answers
30k views

startx error when setting up X server on archlinux

I am trying to install X on my archlinux home desktop. I get this error when trying to start it (startx/xinit): [root@computer ~]# startx xauth: file /root/.Xauthority does not exist xauth: file /...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

Why is laptop screen called eDP1?

In my new laptop, using i915 and the intel driver of Xorg, the laptop screen is called eDP1 in Randr $ xrandr eDP1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 277mm x 156mm ...
6
votes
1answer
17k views

minimal X.org xserver installation on Debian Wheezy

I installed Debian Wheezy with no desktop environment as I would like to use lightweight dwm window manager instead. However, as a first step, I need to install xserver. I would like to install ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
4k views

Edid information

I want to gather the Edid information of the monitor. I can get it from the xorg.0.log file when I run X with the -logverbose option. But the problem is that If I switch the monitor (unplug the ...
6
votes
3answers
2k views

Unique synergy monitor setup

If anyone doesn't know about synergy, it's basically a KVM switch over the lan, but you don't have to switch anything. It allows you to move your mouse from one machine to the other like if you had ...
6
votes
2answers
501 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
6
votes
4answers
1k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Change the status of the keyboard leds, from within an X session, without root access

I am trying to force the capslock led on. xset does not work for me, so I am trying to use setleds. In a graphical console, this command returns: > LANG=C setleds -L +caps KDGKBLED: Inappropriate ...
6
votes
2answers
700 views

After update, Synaptics touchpad gives lethargic pointer

My laptop is running KDE on a Debian a testing/unstable mix. I recently did an upgrade, which pulled in a new xorg version (xserver-xorg-core:amd64 2:1.15.1-1 → 2:1.15.99.904-1), including all the ...
6
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Create and set custom keyboard layout

I want to create and set a custom keyboard layout with setxkbmap. I created a file in ~/.xkb/prog with this content: partial default alphanumeric_keys xkb_symbols "basic" { include "latin(type4)" ...
6
votes
1answer
550 views

Wayland and full-screen apps

Will Wayland, unlike X, be able to "know" about a full screen app, and not fire up the screensaver? I remember reading up on this, and X (or present KWin/Compiz) cannot know or be told when to hold ...