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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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 ...
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Command line to return to the GUI after Ctrl-Alt-F1?

I'm unable to return to the GUI with Ctrl-Alt-F7 (or any of the 12 function keys). I have some unsaved work and I don't want to lose them. Are there any other key combinations that will allow me to ...
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mouse recognized as keyboard xinput (Fedora 22)

I recently got a Cougar 700m gaming mouse which does not work in Fedora 22. Running xinput lists it as a slave keyboard. ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ...
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How do I correct for overscan when using the nouveau display driver?

I have 2 Zotac Zbox HD-ID11 systems which have NVIDIA ION graphics hardware. Both are running Debian 8 (kernel 4.3) with lightdm and the xfce desktop, however one is using the NVIDIA display drivers ...
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xdotool: How to search for window by title and class with different patterns (similar to AutoHotkey)

xdotool lets you search for windows using its search subcommand. I need to locate a window, that has class 'gvim' and title containing word 'TODO'. How do I do this? What I've tried: You can do ...
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Synaptics touchpad LED support

How to enable support the LED in Synaptics touchpads? I'm using Debian Jessie and xserver-xorg-input-synaptics ver. 1.8.1-1. I found patches by Takashi Iwai from SUSE for LED support in Synaptics ...
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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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Screen brightness 100% with proprietary Nvidia driver

After having installed the proprietary Nvidia driver on Debian Jessie in order to play Steam games (which I now can), I can't change the brightness at all, it is stuck at the maximum and is irritating ...
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Why have the X server configuration files moved from /etc/Xorg to /usr/share/Xorg?

It used to be the case (since the XFree86 days and maybe earlier) that X server configuration files are to be found under /etc; namely in /etc/Xorg. However, recent distributions (at least, recent ...
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USB automount call another x-session

I have FreeBSD 10.2 installed with Openbox as wm. When I put flash drive in USB new instance of openbox starts automaticaly. I don't undestand why. /etc/rc.conf # Hostname hostname="dark" ...
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How is Xserver able to tell which device is a mouse or a keyboard?

In these days we don't have to create a custom configuration that sets our devices up, at least when it comes to Xserver. But sometimes you want to change some default parameters. When you do it, you ...
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Is it possible to force an OpenGL application to use adaptive vsync?

The Windows nVidia control panel allows one to enable adaptive vsync globally or on a per-application basis. On the other hand, while on Linux nvidia-settings has an "application profiles" tab, it ...
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Not getting 3d acceleration on one of two GeForce graphic cards

Running Debian 8. I have a GeForce 6600 GT and a GeForce GTX 460 SE. I was using the 340.65-2 driver, whatever the standard nvidia driver is in the repos, but that doesn't support the 6600. So I ...
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Is there a way to communicate with someone at their desktop?

My wife is sitting at her home desktop, alpha, which is running a recent version of Ubuntu. I am on a bus, using ConnectBot on my G1 phone, and can SSH into alpha from wherever I am. For complicated ...
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gray highlighting is gone

Gray text highlighting no longer works on my Debian/stretch system. Neither in Emacs for indicating the selected region, nor here in the browser editor for text within backticks. Which system level ...
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Mapping two joysticks with Xorg

I already managed to map the input of a joystick to keyboard inputs by writing a file in my xorg.conf.d/ directory (the file is named 51-joystick.conf). Now I would like to map the inputs of a second ...
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qt4 applications don't work in Xephyr

I am using Xephyr to run applications as another user, while being logged in as primary user. Most applications work fine in Xephyr, except qt4 based. Specifically: electrum ipython qtconsole ...
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Can I configure a touchpad to act as modifier keys in some circumstances?

I have Debian and use Emacs a lot. I have an idea which could help me in using modifier keys. Currently I just switch the touchpad off when using Emacs, with this command: synclient TouchpadOff=1 ...
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Configuring keyboard layouts: 3-way switch, 3rd layout when CapsLock is on

I'm trying to configure my keyboard in this way: I have 3 layouts, 2 of which I use fairly often (eng, rus) and 1 I use occasionally (e.g. when I'm writing some official letters) - cz. The difference ...
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How to make startx open new X Session in tty7 on Raspberry Pi?

Before, when I launched x from the tty1 console, it would start the x session in tty7, allowing me to terminate it easily from tty1. Now (I do not know what changed it), startx from tty1 will open X ...
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Debuggging `Maximum number of clients reached … unable to open display “:0”'

I am running an openSUSE Tumbleweed installation with KDE Plasma 5.4.3 . I tend to use a fair number of programs ( Eclipse, Firefox, Slack, Evolution, Konsole, various java applications ) and after ...
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Set up autologin with SLiM

I have installed Arch and am having problems with the auto login options within slim.conf. I have installed the following X packages: xorg-server xorg-xinit xorg-twm, xterm and for the graphics: ...
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xorg memory leak

I've read this question but it doesn't seem to be the same issue, as the memory leak there is an order of magnitude smaller than mine and seems to be caused by Nvidia drivers.. Here's my top output at ...
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intel driver on nvidia optimus laptop not recognizing internal display

I have a ThinkPad W520 laptop with an nVidia optimus display. I recently upgraded my linux system to linux-4.2.5 and nvidia-358 and now I cannot get the internal display to be available for X11. ...
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Xorg on skylake graphics hangs

I've bought msi gs40 that has intel i7 6700HQ which means integrated graphics hd 530. After a day of struggling I was able to start xorg with HD530. For this I addes i915 to initramfs and ...
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How does GUI in Unix/Linux actually work? [duplicate]

I am a beginner and I need some clear explanations on the following questions. What is Desktop Environment? What is Desktop Manager? What is Display Manager? What is X window system, server, X11 ...
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How to get dual graphic cards working under Linux?

My laptop is Dell Inspiron 5420, with two graphic cards: Intel HD Graphics 4000 Nvidia GeForce GT 630M I took the Thinkpad T400 configuration guide as an example to configure my Linux, but I only ...
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Return to GUI from text console with many X11 servers?

I know the thread How to get out of TTY and into X session apparently about similar thing as here, and Command line to return to the GUI after Ctrl-Alt-F1 about chvt. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I run ...
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Low resolution caused by No valid modes for “DFP-0” - Mint-17 NVidia

I don't seem to be able to configure xorg.conf to increase my monitors resolution (currently running at 1280x800). I've been working on this for several hours. I'm new at all this, so I can't figure ...
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Need help configuring Xorg.conf for 6 monitor Big Desktop

Update: Here are the some things I have attempted when I had some time to battle this. Linux mint is the only distribution which for some reason Randr can see all 6 monitors. I can configure and ...
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libnvidia-glsi trying to load after NVIDIA kmod removal

On Fedora 23 I removed my NVIDIA kmod package and anything NVIDIA related as I am replacing the card with an AMD card. The radeon driver seemed to go in fine, everything looks good but X crashes ...
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HD 530 + GTX970 = blackscreen with nvidia optimus

I just bought msi gs40 6qe. This laptop has skylake core i7 6700hq (which means integrated graphic HD 530) and discrete GTX 970. I'm struggling to start xorg on archlinux. I'm trying to run xorg ...
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Automatically take screenshot of specific display in X

For creating a time lapse on a system running X with two screens (actually it's one "screen" on two "displays"), how do I take a screenshot of one of the screens? xrandr output is (abbreviated): ...
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DP 1.2 / Daisychaining2 Monitors on Linux Mint / XPS13 2015

I'am at the edge of giving up on my dual monitor (daisy chaining) setup with Linux Mint. I'm not quite sure if this problem is specific to Mint. Setup: Dell XPS13 2015 2x Dell U2415 What I ...
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Determine which graphics driver Xorg uses

on a fresh Arch Linux installation i had difficulties with the graphics drivers. In the process i have installed a lot of different drivers to somehow get the display working. Now i need to ...
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Arch Linux: gdm gives “Oh no something has gone wrong…”

I recently decided that I will no longer use Ubuntu and give Arch Linux a shot. I did everything according to the Beginner's guide on Arch Wiki, which worked. Next I wanted to install the Cinnamon ...
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Why is my mouse pointer keep jumping to the right side of the screen?

My mouse pointer keeps jumping to the right side of the monitor it's on roughly once per minute. I disabled psmouse and usbhid and the same thing happened, so it's probably not a mouse/touchpad ...
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setting up xorg.conf for LG Flatron E1942

I have a LG Flatron E1942 monitor and I am trying to make it work under OpenIndiana (OpenSolaris). The specific version I am running is using X.Org X Server 1.7.7. I have followed the instructions at ...
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2560x1440 resolution over HDMI with a laptop with NVIDIA Optimus and Ubuntu 15.10

I attached a new 2560x1440 display (Dell P2416D) with HDMI to my dual-booting laptop (Asus N56VJ) that has NVIDIA's dual-GPU technology. In Windows 8.1 I got the display to run with its native ...
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X server only starts as root

I have an Arch Linux system, stock kernel and drivers. For some strange reason, xinit produces an error when it is started by a non-root user. The logs say this: (EE) parse_vt_settings: Cannot ...
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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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Is it possible to have xrandr in different modes based on workspace?

Is it possible to have xrandr at --right-of the screen in workspace1 and --same-as at workspace2? (I'm using openbox) If you interested why i want to do this: I'm having a presentation and i need to ...
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Installing Xorg on ASRock AM1H-ITX (Xen DomU Arch-Linux LXQT): startx and no screens

Dom0: Arch Linux DomU: Arch Linux The problem seems to be that the DomU can't find the Video Card. inxi -F (DomU) System: Host: ArkOS_Dev Kernel: 4.2.5-1-ARCH x86_64 (64 bit) Console: tty 0 ...
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How to force release of a keyboard modifiers

Sometimes, when I use synergy between my machines when one is using full-screen VirtualBox guest I get stuck with some weird key modifiers turned on. If they exist on my keyboard (like Shift_L) I can ...
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Laptop Touchpad suddenly not working on Arch Linux

I've been struggling to get synaptic to work properly since installing arch on my laptop about a year ago, and its finally broken completely. I need help figuring out why, as nothing I've done in the ...