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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Laptop VGA Output Randomly Changes Name Between VGA1 and VGA2

Periodically (every few reboots by the look of it) my external VGA output on my Laptop changes name between VGA1 and VGA2. For example right now xrandr is displaying: timp@helez:~$ xrandr | grep VGA ...
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Programmatic way to install xkb keyboard layout

I have a new keyboard layout that is working so far. I want to ship this to users who most probably will have minimal knowledge of Linux. Trouble is to install this layout I have to do a lot of copy ...
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Console TTY displays on integrated Intel HD3000's monitor instead of NVidia GPU's monitor

I've got two monitors attached to my desktop PC's GPU (a GeForce 560Ti) that work fine for X. When I switch to the console TTY, however, both monitors show nothing. The console TTY is being ...
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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 ...
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Triple monitors on Debian wheezy

I have nVidia GTS 450 on Asus Z97 motherboard. Today I bought a new screen, so in total I have three now - two 27" are connected to the GTS 450 card and one 20" is connected to the motherboard output. ...
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HiDPI scaling for non-aware applications

Current situation I have a 15" 3200x1800 screen, which is referred to as Retina or HiDPI. Using Linux Mint Cinnamon, I already have a desktop that scales nicely - but that's pretty much it. Besides ...
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Can another program on X capture my root password while I type it in a virtual terminal?

Usually I only install open source programs on my linux box because I don't trust closed source applications. Recently I had to use Dropbox for a university project. I created a separate linux account ...
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CentOS 7 how to EnableBrightnessControl in xorg.conf

How can I set EnableBrightnessControl=1 in xorg.conf of a CentOS 7? File does not exist.
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Terrible performance on linux mint 16 [closed]

I am having difficulty with getting linux mint to cooperate with my desktop. Specs: Mobo: Maximux IV Extreme-z CPU: i7 2600k GPU: 2x R9 290x Storage: (240GB) 2x OCZ Vertex 3 on RAID0 (Currently ...
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Running X without root

I have a kiosk-style host running Ubuntu Server 14.04. I'm trying to set it up to play some videos, TV-like. Sometimes it needs to play Youtube playlists and other web-based video streaming services ...
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Best way to connect to all X displays

In a C or C++ program, what is the best way to connect to all X displays on a computer? I would like to check the X idle time of each display, to determine whether the computer is idle across all ...
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How is the linux graphics stack organised?

Can anybody explain(hopefully with a picture), how is the linux graphics stack organised? I hear all the time about X/GTK/GNOME/KDE etc., but I really don't have any idea what they actually do and how ...
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How to enable Vesa driver in qemu

I am running Red Hat 7 into a VM using virt-manager (qemu) and it seems that it uses by default, Cirrus driver: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Cirrus Logic GD 5446 [1013:00b8] (prog-if 00 ...
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How to run Xserver with VESA driver on top using 24bpp

I am trying to trigger a bug, and to do that I need to run Xserver with VESA driver on top using 24bpp. I have qemu VMs with all sorts of distors (Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, OpenSUSE), so please feel ...
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Can't access virtual terminals after manually starting an X server

I'm working on a display manager. When an X server is already started, my display manager works fine and is able to log in a user. However, in order for it to be a proper display manager, it needs to ...
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Blank console when exiting X

I'm running Linux Mint 17.1, but this probably applies to most distros anyway. I just installed LM cleanly from a bootable USB (which is fine - I checked) and I need to install the appropriate ...
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Run Qt Widget program on VPS with Xorg running over VNC

I want to start simple Qt program on my remote VPS. So I installed Xorg, BlackBox and x11vnc. It works good and I can connect to the server with VNC client. I see grey screen and if I run xterm & ...
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Decrease sensitivity for scroll on external mouse

I have a Primax HP Wireless Eco-Comfort Mobile Mouse that uses bluetooth, I think, to connect to my laptop; but scrolling with the mouse's wheel is really funky. The problem Scrolling is extremely ...
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Arch: Awesome Window Manager won't start [closed]

I can't get my awesome running. I installed awesome and all dependecies with pacman and followed the beginning of the following guide to get awesome running: ...
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Can't get my secondary monitor to power on in X11

I have an ATI HD5770, connected to 2 monitors(DVI and DisplayPort). When booting up ArchLinux the TTY display is duplicated between the two monitors as excepted, but when starting the X server(Awesome ...
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What does this `xhost …` command do?

Please help me understand this line of command: xhost +SI:localuser:lightdm in reference to the answer in this post and also suggest if there's a better way and why that's needed. I couldn't make ...
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X server periodically restarting for no reason

X has been periodically restarting for no reason. Its been happening once a week or a bit less frequently. Recently it has seemed to be happening more recently. It just happened again just now. It ...
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Rhel 7 not booting up

I recently installed rhel 7 on my laptop as dual boot (with windows 8.1) in UEFI mode. After the installation I cannot log into redhat. The gnome desktop starts to load and then it goes to a black ...
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Can an X video driver be restarted/reinitialized without loosing the session?

Have been experiencing problems with my laptop display usually brought on by interacting with graphics images in chromium web browser. When it happens the display goes haywire as if the horizontal and ...
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Reliable and persistent installation of the Nvidia driver on Centos 5

We have a bunch of computers controlling equipment that run on Centos 5. We also need to use the proprietary Nvidia driver, the default nv driver doesn't work correctly with some software we need. ...
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d missing?

Is xorg.conf.d no longer used by Arch Linux? If so, does anyone know where the configuration files that once lived under said directory now reside?
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How to get system to shutdown when Xorg is quit?

I installed nodm, so that Debian starts Xorg and a window manager immediately after booting, without requesting any password and without a login. How can I similarly setup Debian to shutdown the ...
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Xinerama misbehaving - drags to wrong screen

I am in the midst of setting up a new Debian workstation. Using one AMD HD 7870, I am running 3 screens. It took a little doing to get to the point where all three screens were showing up correctly, ...
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Does X11 still have a hardcoded limit for application resource strings?

The xterm(1) manual page states: Due to a hardcoded limit in the X libraries on the total number of resources (to 400), the resources for 256-colors are omitted when wide-character support and ...
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Multiple XkbOptions in xorg.conf

how should I write multiple XkbOptions in xorg.conf? I've tried "option,option,option", "option, option, option", "option option option" and none of these worked - only the first option was executed.
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Opensuse goes consol after booting?

I am new to opensuse. i have installed opensuse 13.2 gnome i tried to install nvidia drivers. after installing drivers . when i restart i go direcly to consol (NOT GUI) so i removed nvidia ...
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Import Image from X11 Screen dosent work in linux

A long story in short, trying to automate an ISO setup/installation process In server(SLES11 SP2) running the installation scripts and virtualbox also installed in the same server. using rdesktop to ...
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how do I prevent Xorg using my Linux laptop's display panel?

I have a laptop (~5 year old HP compaq nc6400 running Fedora Linux) that I use most of the time as a desktop machine. It is plugged into a docking station with its lid closed and connected through ...
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Change X server configuration at runtime

Environment: NVidia video card with NVidia drivers. Debian 8. Multiple monitors I currently have 2 screens connected to my computer. Usually (while working) I like to use both. Sometimes (while ...
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Any tool to live patch X.org? I.e., reload X.org without logout and login

I'm trying minimize my number of reboots (it's a desktop Linux workstation), and I've found some nice tools that can reload the kernel without reboot: Oracle ksplice, SUSE kGraft and RedHat kpatch. ...
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Which activity/program prevents my monitor from going off?

I can set my monitor off with xset dpms force off but something prevents KDE from setting it off. On the other hand, when I play a long youtube video it might go off (!). This correctly happens after ...
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What combinations of NVidia GPUs are well supported with with driver 319.82?

I'm using Debian 7.7 with the proprietary NVidia driver 319.82 and a GeForce 560Ti. This drives 2 portrait (rotated) monitors over DVI with no problem and I'm happy with the result. I'd now like to ...
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Can I attach a GUI process to a “surrogate X server”?

I have been in a situation where my desktop has crashed and become unresponsive. (In my case it was the Cinnamon DE, and I have yet to try cinnamon --replace from the commandline, BTW) I was using a ...
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How to enable killing Xorg with Ctrl+Alt+Backspace

I don't remember why they did this, but at one point X.org decided that disabling CtrlAltBackspace to kill it was a good idea. I know there's a way to re-enable it but I don't remember how. Can ...
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what does Xserver access control mean

What meaning does Xserver access control have, when the Xserver is started with tcp disabled: /usr/bin/X11/X -nolisten tcp AFAIU, Xserver can be used to allow remote network connection. But, if it ...
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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 ...
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Too many touchpads recognized: touchpad does not work

I just bought a new Dell Inspiron 7347 for my mother. It is supported officially by Ubuntu 12.04 LTS so I guessed that Linux would go nicely on it. Well. I installed Mint 17 KDE (based on Ubuntu ...
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xte and keyboard mapping

I'm trying to fake xinput events with xte: xte "str $(echo '<ABC@gmail.com>')" But, I get: WQBC@g;qil<co;X That's really weird, I'm using US keyboard and mapping, but xte gives this ...
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How to set up MouseButton4 on TeamSpeak

Is there a way to set up Button4/5 to push-to-talk in TeamSpeak? For Example: In Firefox I can undoing and forwarding but TeamSpeak doesn't recognize clicks. I'm using Arch Linux and my mouse is ...
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3 displays, linux mint 17

I have a laptop Acer Aspive V3-771G with GeForce 740M. I want make my laptop to output information on 3 displays (laptop's display + I have 2 external monitors), but I can't do that because of errors, ...
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Running “gnome-session” or “gnome-panel” over SSH via X yields black bar

I can VNC fine to my machine. But VNC is slow, and to try something else, I wanted to use gnome-session or gnome-panel over SSH via X. But it simply gives me a black bar across the whole screen. No ...
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Xorg mouse input driver

My Xorg.0.log shows the following output: [ 14.509] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Microsoft Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse v2.0 (/dev/input/mouse0) [ 14.509] (II) No input driver ...
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firstboot starts Xorg with wrong command line

After installinx nx server, gnome and setting run level 5 in inittab, nx can't connect to X server, but after killing Xorg it can. Looks like I have to accept the license to get rid of firstboot, but ...
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OpenBSD and xorg: How to fully expand shrunken vesa video?

Because OpenBSD 5.5 does not appear to support moderately newer Nvidia cards (mine is a GT 610), I am using the vesa X.Org driver. Problem with vesa is that the displayed image is shrunken and ...