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 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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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 find out what color I gave to xsetroot?

I used xsetroot -solid "#xxxxxx" to set a background color. I like this color, but did not record the command and it's long gone from the bash shell history. How can I find out what the color was? ...
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nvidia-settings -load-config-only does not seem to restore saved monitor position settings

Using nvidia-settings I am able to get my external monitor correctly positioned to the right of my laptop just as I like. However, when I reboot, restart X, and login I find I am back to where I ...
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Linux sometimes fails to load Synaptics/syclient driver for ALPS touchpad while booting

edit: attaching synaptics.conf would help. See below. I run a laptop with an ALPS touchpad. This shipped with Windows 7 and a poor driver that implied it only supported single-tap and double-scroll. ...
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How to set display to a higher resolution?

I'm runnning FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE and I'm getting a low resolution 640x480 in the xfce session,I don't have the option to get to a higher one in settings. Here is my xorg.conf file xorg.conf
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Why is there a systemd related error when starting X server?

I've installed Arch Linux. After a system uprgade pacman -Syu I checked my /var/log/X11/Xorg.0.log and see the following: [ 17.768] (EE) systemd-logind: failed to get session: PID 321 does not ...
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hdmi not showing up in xrandr

Everything used to work until recently. Now, whenever I connect my HDMI monitor to my laptop nothing happens. Running xrandr doesn't show the HDMI output. Can anyone help out? I've been trying to fix ...
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Screen is shaking/wobbling in Debian 8.1

I just installed Debian 8.1 on my Lenovo Y70 laptop. Besides other driver problems, one of the problems I can't get rid of is this shaking/wobbling screen. I tried to install intel drivers and xorg ...
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Is ctrl+alt+backspace officially deprecated?

I was researching how to enable the kill X keybind, historically known as ctrl+alt+backspace, and stumbled upon this discussion: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=73617 There, in post #7, ...
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failed to start the x server (your interface). it is likely not set up correctly (Mint)

I was trying to configure mouse properties following this guide. I restarted my computer and got this message : Failed to start the x server (your interface). It is likely not set up correctly ...
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Can I setup a “View only mode” for Awesome-WM?

I'm using Awesome-WM and would like to setup a keyboard-toggle and/or window match rule that changes the way inputs are processed for that window. Basically I would like the option to mark a Window as ...
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Nvidia graphics card

I have troubles with NvidiaGraphicCard on Linux Mint . So at first I have downloaded the cuda libs for Linux. Drivers are from the cuda NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-352.39.run All have installed but I have ...
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Display manager mdm fails to load desktop environment

I was having abnormally long waiting times during which the DM was checking my (correct) login credentials. After mucking around with it a bit I decided to remove the mdm package and reinstall it. I ...
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How to get Xwindows background color information

I tried xrdb -query -all, appres XTerm xterm commands. but i could not get any background color information. I saw the manpage, the default Xwindow background color is white. But when i started my ...
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How can I fix Xorg startup problem?

I am using Arch Linux and I was using awesome wm and everything worked perfectly. I installed plasma-meta package to try KDE 5 so after I rebooted the system X does not start. Lightdm, sddm fails and ...
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Xorg problem on Manjaro Linux

I've install Manjaro Linux and after that I've try to install the nVidia driver. After I've install the nVidia driver it told my to run nvidia-xconfig in terminal to reset the xorg server. After I ...
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the moire pattern - how to calibrate my LCD? [closed]

I faced a strange issue (something like described here and here); I am not sure but when I look at the lcd screen it feels like an eyes strain or similar which is quite uncomfortable; On Linux Arch ...
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output cut on the projector because laptop resolution is 16:9 and projector is lower

My query is same/similar to Setting KDE to crop the laptop's screen to match external VGA device's ratio In my case my screen resolution is 1366 x 768 which is non-standard but still ...
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How to make openbox display window in certain area only

I have a display with a native resolution of 1024X600. I set it to 1024X724, because some window can't be display in the native resolution. I have to use the mouse to do the panning. But for the ...
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safely mainpulating xorg configuration

I need to update my configuration through the nvidia tool, if I am to enable a triple headed desktop. I would like to make sure where is my current xorg configuration if at all I already have one. ...
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Multiseat X setup with a single dual head graphics card

I am considering trying to setup a multiseat system. It seems like this would be pretty straight forward if I had two graphics cards or if I didn't need hardware based OpenGL acceleration. Is it ...
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Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to kill X server can't be disabled

I would like to disable the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace shortcut to kill my X server. I have tried disabling it in the gnome-keyboard-properties "Layout Options..." dialog. When I start the dialog, the option ...
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Creating a virtual X11 output with Nvidia driver

I'm attempting to follow this guide to extend the desktop on computer A to computer B by creating a virtual output on computer A and using vnc to display the virtual output on computer B. The ...
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Achieving full resolution with PowerVR SGX454 on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a Mini-PC with an ASRock AD2700B-ITX motherboard, which has an Intel PowerVR SGX545 on-board graphic chip. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it today. Everything is working properly and is quite ...
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How do I tell systemd-logind that the session is not idle, without using a desktop environment or session manager?

I want to use logind for power management. After 30 minutes of inactivity, I would like the computer to suspend. Problem is, right now, it suspends after 30 minutes, even when I am active with mouse ...
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Writing Xorg custom modeline for 1366x768 with nvidia driver

I've recently bought a Dell e1914h monitor 18.5" and supports 1366x768@60Hz display. The problem with proprietary nvidia driver is 1366x768 resolution is not supported by default due to some nvidia ...
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Starting an Window Manager on hybrid graphics system fails

I'm a completely new user of Arch Linux. I installed the system nearly like described by the German beginners guide. The most important things according this problem: Bootmanager: GRUB Installed ...
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Xserver sets monitor to sleep after 10 minutes

My installation, Ubuntu server 14.04 with just xorg and firefox installed. The server boots up and immediatly starts firefox with the disired webpage in fullscreen mode. After 10 minutes my monitor ...
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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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Certain fonts missing from xlsfonts in Centos 6.4

I have a certain software on CentOS 6.4 that gave the following error: X Error of failed request: BadName (named color or font does not exist) Major opcode of failed request: 45 (X_OpenFont) ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0

I'm on a Gnome 3.16 session. If, from gnome-terminal I try to open any GTK+ application, like this for example: $ gedit I get this, and the App won't open: (gedit:29695): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot ...
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cluster-ssh: specify terminal font

In my cssh config file, I have: terminal_font=6x13 this default font is too small for me. man cssh says, I can specify other font size with the -f argument, while using "standard X font ...
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Open new graphic terminal via ssh

I would like to log in from machine A to machine B -- and regardless or whether anyone is logged in on B* open a new graphical terminal on :1**. To further clarify: This is a lab situation with one ...
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Xlib: extension “GLX” missing on display “:0”. (Linux Mint 17.2 hipchat)

I recently installed nvidia proprietary drivers by: sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-updates and uninstalled nouveau drivers by sudo apt-get --purge remove ...
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gdm/sddm won't start

I made startx working, but when I do gdm, compuper hangs, and if I run sddm, screen turns black with some chopped letter on top of screen. I put intel settings to xorg.conf. Thanks for help!
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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 ...
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Multiseat with one card and two Xorg instance

Is it possible to set up a multiseat environment with one graphic card and two Xorg instances? That is, one machine with a monitor/keyboard/mouse for the first Xorg instance and a second ...
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Is it possible to start two Xorg X-Servers with intel graphics on same machine?

Whenever I want to start a second X-Server (one is running on display :0, I started the second with X :1, as root, but as normal user it doesn't work either) it won't start. The relevant error message ...
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How to inform Xorg about a resolution I have already set?

I'm trying to get my Banana Pi Pro to switch between 1920x1080 and 1280x720 resolutions on an HDMI screen. Both resolutions work fine if I set them in uEnv.txt: disp.screen0_output_mode=1280x720p60 ...
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Show a notification across all running X displays

Using the command line, I'd like show a notification on every running X display. ( and running console ) Something like: notify-send-all 'Warning' 'Nuclear launch in 5 minutes, please evacuate' Is ...
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How to steal keystrokes instead of just monitoring them?

I am writing a program that allows controlling the mouse through keyboard. The user is supposed to assign a hotkey to start the program, which runs in the background without GUI or CLI. The keyboard ...
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Legacy Xorg fonts.alias matching does not work anymore

I have # xset -q [...] Font-Path: /usr/share/fonts/misc/,/usr/share/fonts/TTF/,/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/,built-ins [...] and for example a /usr/share/fonts/misc/fonts.alias, that defines "fixed": ...
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Forwarding Output of server which doesnt have xserver to my x client

I have a digital ocean server which doesnt contain xorg is that possible that i can connect through ssh but for example editing etc output to my own editor or open links through in my browser etc.
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xrandr: where does VIRTUAL1 output come from?

Executing xrandr shows me the outputs my graphics card has, but also a VIRTUAL1 one: $ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 4160 x 1024, maximum 32767 x 32767 eDP1 connected 1600x900+0+0 (normal ...
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aticonfig needs a xorg.conf I have none

I run a dual seat setup with 2 GPUs. Lightdm launches the 2 X servers, without any need for a xorg.conf Now aticonfig, because I use fglrx drivers, tells me : No layout section was found in the file: ...
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What does Linux wait for when switches from Xorg to text console?

Sometimes my Xorg hangs and locks the console dead, with a “stale frame” of GUI on the monitor. Hardware and driver-related problems are likely (see here for description of particular configuration), ...
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RHEL 7.1 Virtual Terminal

I am looking to disable the Virtual Terminals on a RHEL 7.1 laptop. All of the instructions I have found point me to adding Section "ServerFlags" Option "DontVTSwitch" "true" EndSection to the ...
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Using remote XServer

I recall seeing a tutorial on setting up Xorg to be a vnc replacement without installing anything, but I cannot find it. I was hoping someone here could help out. Scenario: Machine A no monitor ...
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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.