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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Killing a secondary Xorg stops display manager

My computer runs on Debian Stretch. For testing GUI applications purpose, I'm using a second instance of Xorg on display :X (X != 0). After upgrading from jessie to stretch. Killing the secondary Xorg ...
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How to make X work in old laptop? (Vector Linux)

I found out about Vector Linux not too long ago and decided to give it a try to bring an old Acer Aspire laptop back to life. Before doing so, I thought it would be good to try VL on a virtual machine ...
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archlinux doesnt boot up correctly after reinstalling xf86-video-intel

I have a Thinkpad x201 Laptop, 2 months ago after installed archlinux on it sometimes my screenwas splashed 2 or 3 times in each day average. Today, I thought perhaps the Intel graphic driver was not ...
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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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Nvidia drivers not loading correctly on Fedora 23

I just installed the nvidia drivers on fedora 23 (kernels 4.2.3 and 4.3.5), and it worked fine for 1 or 2 restarts, but during my last few reboots, cinnamon has crashed and started in fallback mode (...
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.xinitrc only executed sometimes

I try to boot into an application without any window manager and display manager. That works in general, but sometimes my .xinitrc script doesn't get executed and X seems to hang somewhere. This is ...
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Running emacsclient with a script

I'm trying to make a script to determine whether emacsclient should be ran with -nc or -t. The script is like this: #!/bin/sh if [ -z "$DISPLAY" ]; then IS_GRAPHICAL=true else ...
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Disable ELAN touchpad on startup

I don't use my touchpad often and when I'm typing on the keyboard it sometimes happens that my hand touches it and the cursor gets clicked which is annoying. That's why I push the touchpad-disable-...
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debian wacom tablet not recognized

I think I borked my wacom xorg configuration. I recently updated to nvidia drivers so that it would disable flipping which causes screen tearing if recording the screen and it overwrote my default ...
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EDID - help to detect proper DPI and refresh rate values

I just tried to extract EDID file data with read-edid util; The thing is the output shows : $sudo get-edid | decode-edid ... Manufacturer: AUO Model 20ec Serial Number 0 Made week 0 of 2013 EDID ...
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How to remap (“at the software level”) the Fn and Ctrl keys in an Acer laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire V5 laptop for home use whose keyboard's lower-left corner has the keys arranged like this Ctrl Fn  ❖ Alt This differs from, and IMO is less comfortable than,...
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Sane monitor hot-plugging and VNC

I have an Intel NUC running Linux that is sometimes plugged into a monitor, and sometimes not. I would like the following behaviour: If I turn it on with or without a monitor plugged in, Xorg should ...
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How to close X Server, to avoid errors while updating nVidia driver?

I tried to update my nVidia driver but I got an error when I ran the driver installation. See the error: ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before ...
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How to capture my screen video stream?

I try to capture the output of my gpu, the video flux of my desktop, to stream it on another computer. I'm working on a project like a remote control terminal so I can't have any latency. I have ...
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Is there a way to stop screensaver on keyboard only?

Let's say you have a screensaver running. When you move your mouse or hit any key on keyboard, the screensaver will be stopped. The problem is that with modern, laser based mice, a slight vibration ...
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Screen blinks black on mouse clicks

When I use filezilla, and I connect to server. Screen goes black for 2 seconds. Click on a remote folder. Screen goes black for 2 seconds. After that, say I go to youtube and start a video. ...
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Installing linux kernel 4.4.0-trunk-amd64 crashes X server

I have installed Debian 8 and xfce. My machine is Lenovo Ideapad 500S. There's no information for this machine on how to properly use Debian on it. When I install linux-image-4.4.0-trunk-amd64 and ...
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Fastest way to get an Euro symbol at a prompt?

First of all I'm working on a keyboard using a QWERTY layout. Now once in a while I need to get the Euro (€) symbol in my terminal (typically in a xterm). If I cut'n'paste the Euro symbol, it shows ...
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Arch Linux boots to tty1 by default instead of tty7 after update

I updated the system 2 days ago and now realised a startx systemd script failed to start. This is seems to be caused by the fact that Arch booted into tty1 by default. Switching to tty7 and restarting ...
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Enable killing X.org with a custom key combination

I've just read How to enable killing 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 ...
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How Do I Shrink the Visible Area of the X11 Root Window?

I would like to make the visible workspace of my desktop fill up less space than the entire monitor while keeping image fidelity constant. Presumably, any solution would leave a black border around ...
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How to change keyboard settings of the active user using udev and setxkbmap?

I have a usb keyboard that I plug in into my desktop at work. While using it tend to manually set the following setxkbmap option: setxkbmap -option compose:ralt setxkbmap -option ctrl:swap_rwin_rctl ...
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NVIDIA driver upgrade failed

I downloaded the latest(331.49), tried to install, but failed. I compiled the kernel module and at the end of the installation it said that it went successful. But on bootup it said: version mismatch, ...
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minimal window manager to enforce visual chroot and exit on application exit

I am trying to have a kiosk style setup on raspberry pi where only one application is available via VNC e.g. gedit or firefox. Using a guide like this http://gpio.kaltpost.de/?page_id=84 the setup of ...
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Permanently Configure two X Servers

I'm trying to permanently configure a second X server to start at runtime on RHEL 7. I am aware that I can start a second x server using startx -- :1 vt 2, but I'd much rather integrate it to the xorg....
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xinput mouse device: separate x and y sensitivities

I've been trying out a trackball mouse and I find that it is entirely too sensitive, so I tune it down by setting its Device Accel Constant Deceleration to 1.5, I feel like this dials in the X axis ...
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How to install xorg inside virtualbox guest?

I am fairly new to Arch linux so I want to install it inside a VM first before replacing my current Linux installation. I've successfully installed base, base-devel & grub packages inside a ...
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Xen DomU PV - how do I get graphics?

Both Dom0 and DomU are Arch linux. Because Xorg :0 -configure results in video card not found as I'm in a DomU, I created a xorg config file. /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf Section "Monitor" ...
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Switching on virtual display outputs using xrandr

Simply put, is there an inverse to the following command?: xrandr --output VIRTUAL1 --off This command cuts off my virtual display output to my external monitor, but I would like to reinitialize my ...
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How to configure XFCE (or X itself or whatever) to run a custom command when the user has been idle for some time?

For as long as I can remember locking screen with screensaver had never been working good. The problem that had always been there is that when I move the mouse or press a key screensaver disappears ...
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“This driver is deprecated in favor of the server builtin modesetting driver.” that means that I can remove xorg-intel driver?

While upgrading my system packages I noticed an entry on the changelog that reads: xserver-xorg-video-intel (2:2.99.917+git20160127-1) unstable; urgency=medium * New upstream snapshot. * control:...
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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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xrandr detects amplifier as monitor

To help with setting up multi-monitor X I'm using a simple script to get screen resolution information using xrandr. This was working fine until I tried attaching an amplifier to attempt to use HDMI ...
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Halt the mouse wheel on keyboard key down

I have a Synaptics trackpad (specifically a BCM5974) on a MacBook5,1. If I lift my fingers off of my trackpad after scrolling without deliberately pausing the scroll motion first, the scroll will ...
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GUI gone after apt-get upgrade on clean install, Ubuntu Wily-

I was pointed here from AskUbuntu because my question was about an unsupported Ubuntu derivate, here is the copy-pasted question: I upgraded my fresh install of Netrunner 17 Horizon (Ubuntu-based, ...
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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 ...
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How can I achieve the effect of MS remote desktop on Linux?

On Windows machines, if one machine A runs the remote desktop service, and another machine B (which in fact doesn't have to be Windows) runs a remote desktop client - then the user on B can 'steal' ...
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why do I get “reason is: this server does not require authentication” in xpra

I 'd like to use Xpra as described on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Xpra. However, I'm using the Xpra Windows client to connect but it doesn't work & and I keep getting an error message "this ...
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Wrong monitor size

When I run xrandr it shows me that my monitor has 640mm x 360mm but in fact it has 920mm x 522mm. My desktop doesn't fit into monitor display. How can I set correct monitor dimensions?
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Is it possible to move content of screen?

I connected old Philips TV to my computer. It works but what I see on it is shifted to the right. So on the left I have black gap and on the right some part of my desktop is out of screen. Can I ...
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Debian Wheezy dual monitor problem

I installed Debian wheezy with XFCE 4.8 on my new laptop, updated the kernel to 3.13 from backports. When I connect the laptop to my monitor, I can see only a part of the screen on the monitor with a ...
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How should I configure my multi-monitor setup on MATE?

I'm running the MATE desktop environment on two monitors on Debian using the NVidia proprietary driver. I'm facing a problem where after logging in, panel widgets like the clock or the Workspace ...
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Gnome doesn't work in tty7

I am new to linux, and I am using Debian. Everything were fine, but after I have my first reboot, I got a black screen after boot in tty7. I switched to tty1 and did startx and it worked(I have ...
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Xlib without X11? Any library or system is capable of doing this?

First of all, the X protocol can't be fully understood without a server-client architecture, but, however, most XWindow applications use Xlib and Xt in a way that could be encapsulated inside Xlib ...
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xautolock/ssh-add can't interact with ssh-agent if launched from .xsessionrc

I use xautolock to lock the screen and suspend my laptop after a given amount of time of inactivity. This works fine. This is how xautolock is started from .xsessionrc: xautolock -time 60 -...
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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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How can I connect to a remote X server _without_ ssh?

I am very happy with ssh -X when I'm connecting to my machine over internet. But at home, I want to connect with my notebook to my desktop machine without ssh. What's the best way of doing this? (Both ...
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Why is mouse freezing in FreeBSD 9.1 Gnome or Fluxbox?

I'm new to FreeBSD 9.1 and I wanted to install a desktop GUI environment. I first tried Gnome 2 since I am familiar with it. I appended the following lines to the /etc/rc.conf file: hald_enable="YES" ...
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Xorg freezes with Bumblebee after hard reboot

I am installing Arch on my new laptop but for some reason when starting startx Arch freezes completely. Before this happened I already had a working KDE environment, but then I had to force a reboot (...
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Xorg works only when bbswitch is ON?

I've got a weird problem. I installed bumblebee and when I start Xorg with startx it freezes the system completely (cannot switch tty or REISUB). But, when I use bbswitch to turn my dedicated graphics ...