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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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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x11grab from another display server

I have ffmpeg with x11grab on my local machine, but I want to capture the screen of an X server on 12.34.56.78. How can I do that? The following doesn't work: ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 25 -s 800x600 -i ...
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startx cannot open /dev/fb0: Permission denied

When I try to start my WM using startx, I am unable to because the permission of something called /dev/fb0 are restricted. From home/user/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log: [ 198.569] (--) controlling ...
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optirun and ssh -X

I would like to run a remote OpenGL program through ssh tunneled with the -X option. My laptop has Optimus so anything using OpenGL has to go through optirun (bumblebee). This would explain why I ...
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Remote virtual displays

I have two machines in local network, e.g. 192.168.8.30 (1) and 192.168.8.31 (2) and for each connected 2 displays. I want to use all of display like a physically connected to one of machine. Can I ...
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Due to a broken monitor, I need to setup only the right half of my screen

The left side of my full hd monitor is broken, in order to use only the good part the resolution needs to be 1274x1080, aligned to the right. A simple xrandr -s 1274x1080 will get the right ...
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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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Get X to ignore specific mouse?

I have a program which needs control of a mouse. I have a specific mouse attached for this, and I would like X to leave it alone. Unfortunately whatever mechanism in X autodetects and configures input ...
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Screen turns on automatically (xset dpms force off)

I am using xset dpms force off to manually turn my screen off to save power. However, it turns back on after some time (20 - 40 seconds). Distro: Ubuntu-Lucid Graphics: Intel 4500 MHD ...
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Is there any way to resize scale application GUI window?

Is there any way to run an application scaling its GUI window? (Well, I'm using MATE but hope for universal solution). For example, up scale small window of an old game running under wine on ...
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How to forward X over SSH from Ubuntu machine?

I have a machine running Ubuntu which I SSH to from my Fedora 14 machine. I want to forward X from the Ubuntu machine back to Fedora so I can run graphical programs remotely. Both machines are on a ...
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How can I increase the acceleration of the mouse wheel via xinput?

I have a Microsoft wireless USB mouse whose scroll wheel seems to have absolutely no acceleration whatsoever on Linux. On Windows and OSX, the faster I scroll, the faster the page scrolls, and vice ...
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Change color balance on Intel Graphics

My laptop has some screen or cable problem, because of which the screen is all pink colour. In Windows I use my Graphic Card configuration software to change the screen colours mixing colour channels ...
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How to determine if X server runs with root privileges

This is a one-liner: Is there a way/command to check if the X server is run as root or as user? This was supposed to be a one-liner but alas... I recently upgraded my Arch Linux box. After the ...
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Rotate screen using udl driver (DisplayLink) on Ubuntu 14.04?

Recently got a DisplayLink device, it works, but I would like to rotate counter-clockwise. Apparently the driver does not allow rotation (tried via gnome-shell and xrandr). Searching on google I ...
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how to detect what DISPLAY is active/has input focus?

Is there some command (or trick) to detect what DISPLAY is active? I mean active in a sense that it will "eat" all key strokes, and mouse clicks and moves; so it has the input focus. I mean also for ...
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regenerate xorg.conf with current settings

Many people have talked about this issue but I've not found a satisfactory answer. I'm on a debian jessie. Currently I have tried nvidia-driver as the driver but it caused the system to crash; so I ...
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Window resize slowly and freeze with compton, openbox and catalyst-hoo

I'm try for the second time use Arch Linux. In this installation I get: openbox tint2 compton catalyst-hook (Vi0L0's) After starting the compton, I can not see what I'm typing in the terminal, ...
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Xvfb memory leak running VTK visualization offscreen

I'm running a Python VTK visualization script. I want to be able to do that offscreen, so I can launch the visualization in a server. I can do that by doing renWin.OffScreenRenderingOn() in the ...
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How can I add additional resolution for my screen?

I tried to launch a game (GTA San Andreas) on wine. GTA showed Cannot find 800x600x32 video mode and closed immediately. The Computer I currently have is a Lenovo IdeaPad G510, with Intel HD ...
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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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Switch screens in xorg.conf without reloading X

I have an ARM device running ubuntu and the screen set up using xorg.conf as below: Section "Device" Identifier "Card0" Driver "fbdev" Option "fbdev" "/dev/graphics/fb2" ...
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Pasting X selection (not clipboard contents) with keyboard

I'd like to be able to paste the X selection using the keyboard. Currently I have to use the middle mouse button to do this. I gather that faking a middle mouse button press is fairly easy to do, ...
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Put the XFCE extended dektop on the right-side monitor

Is it possible to make an aoutput showing extended desktop to the left of the primary? I'm using xfce. $ xrandr --output VGA1 --primary --right-of LVDS1 The above command makes VGA1 as extended ...
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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 scrollwheel, which although active, is far ...
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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 ...
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get xautolock status

I'm currently using xautolock to automatically lock my screen with slock. However, when I'm watching a movie, I certainly don't want my screen to go black suddenly. I read the manpage and saw that ...
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How can I disable a part of the screen in X.Org

I'm running a Laptop with Arch Linux, X.org and i3. Due to a broken LCD panel, I would like to disable/ignore the left ~228 Pixels of the screen until I have time to get it repaired. So far, I've ...
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VIA “Chrome 9 HC” graphics card causes blackscreen on CentOS 6.5

I'm using Centos 6.5 (i386, fully updated) and get a black screen, when trying to startx. Debian was able to run a Desktop-Environment on the same machine. My graphics card is: CN896/VN896/P4M900 ...
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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 ...
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X has blank screen but clearly runs

At my last reboot X started but blacked the screen. When logging into the system remotely all processes seem to be running just fine (e.g. Firefox is automatically started), so X is clearly running, ...
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How to run a command without hitting Enter Key?

Accidently I mapped Enter via xkbset to Pointer_button2. Now every time I hit Enter some gibberish text appears. I thought of a workaround involving remapping it back, but that means I will have to ...
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ssh -X foo@host then su bar then run X app with local display, while bar also logged in?

I want to ssh into another machine, using one user account, then su to another user and run X programs as that user, with the display on my computer. The case when the 2nd user is not logged in to X ...
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Running GUI application as another (non-root) user

Let's say I have 2 user accounts user1 and user2. When I login as user1, and then switch to user2 using su, I can execute command-line programs, but GUI programs fail. Example: user1@laptop:~$ su - ...
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Priority for “always on top” X windows

I have two windows on my Xfce desktop that need to be open all the time and they are set to always on top. They overlap each other, whenever I click on one of them, that's expected behaviour. Is ...
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Starting a VNC session on a new X display

I'm currently using x11vnc to share my existing X session over VNC. What I'd like to do is to start a new X session/display which would work and act exactly like the existing one, except wouldn't be ...
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Multiple X sessions with VNC

I have two separate X Sessions. One is unity Ubuntu Desktop The Second one is XBMC. I use the built-in remote desktop sharing vino of ubuntu for VNC. When the Ubuntu Desktop is up on the server ...
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Can I make a second mouse/keyboard (virtual) for xdotool to use?

I have a script running a set of xdotool commands. It only uses half of my screen but I cannot use my keyboard or mouse while it is running due to the number of clicks and typing that is executed. Is ...
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Razer Ouroboros mouse not working

The Problem I don't mean the extra keys and what not, I'm just talking about getting the pointer to move across the screen and the left and right buttons to click. I've got it plugged into the ...
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Stuck pixel on X

Every couple of days, a pixel roughly in the center of my screen gets stuck on white. It can be unstuck by restarting X, or by logging out and back in. However it remains stuck when I call xrefresh. ...
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How to override custom mouse cursor with Xcursor?

When I use rdesktop to connect to a Microsoft Windows server, the mouse cursor is set to a monochrome version of the Windows true-colour cursor. This ends up being a white arrow with no outline, so ...
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Remotely turn off display output?

I'm using x11vnc and SSH to tunnel VNC remotely to my local machine. One of the interesting side-effects of this is that as I use my work computer from home, my coworkers will see me moving around ...
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Cannot add new mode in xrandr for external monitor

Today I was trying to connect my second monitor to my notebook. I have: nvidia graphic card 304.43 drivers [support xrandr 1.2] archlinux [up-to-date] awesome wm xrandr 1.3 My problem is with ...
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How do I run Gnome from a systemd-nspawn container in a second X server?

I'm using systemd-nspawn to "boot" a second Linux OS from a USB hard disk. I'd like to launch that OS's Gnome Desktop in a second X server running on the same machine on a different tty than the ...
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Type some text with xdotool independently of the keyboard layout

The command xdotool type "hello" can be used to type the word hello. But only if the keyboard layout is not English, otherwise it will type something else. How can I solve this problem so that ...
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Backtrack 5 installation: StartX error

I am trying to install BT5 using USB drive. When I type startx command, its not showing the screen, instead its showing: ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log giving up. Xinit : No Such file or directory ...
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where can I find the MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE in the user side?

While digging into X Windows or X11 stuff I found that X display uses MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE to allow client-server to exchange display data. One thing I don't understand is that I am able to locate and ...
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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 ...
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Adding custom setxkbmap options

Use setxkbmap to swap the Left Shift and Left Control describes how to swap some modifier keys with xkbcomp. However, I'd like to just add a custom setxkbmap option instead of using xkbcomp with a ...
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Escape on Control key, Control on Capslock key, Capslock on Escape key

I'm looking for a method that works in both X and the console with console-setup (e.g. xkboptions, no X-exclusive methods like xmodmap). With XKBoptions, combining ctrl:swapcaps and caps:swapescape ...