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 to make gdm3 start X installed in a different path (or running X from a personalized path)?

I've built the entire Xserver from git for testing proposes using the build.sh provided by freedesktop.org as the easier method to compile all modules against the git tree, and installed under the ...
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Can Xorg use non-square pixels? [or can we fake widescreen in a non-widescreen resolution?]

I have an older PC connected to an HD television over VGA. The set of screen resolutions available for me to use are all 4:3 aspect ratio (or there abouts). Output from xrandr: $ xrandr xrandr: ...
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Weird problem. My left arrow key is not working and sometimes muting sound

My left arrow key is not working as intended. In KDE, it mutes the sound. In Awesome Window manager, it does nothing. Here's my 00-keyboard.conf file : I have tired to comment out XkbModel, ...
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Trying to set keyboard layout using Xorg configuration but it's not working

I'm trying to set my HP Pavilion g6 keyboard layout to English(us) and Arabic(ara). I'm using Fedora 18, but followed Arch Wiki anyways. Here's my 90-keyboard-layout.conf file : Section ...
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X Server won't load when I add a 50-synaptics.conf file inside the xorg.conf.d directory

I'm using Fedora 18. I'm trying to configure my synaptics touchpad, I need the tapping and the horizontal scrolling inside Awesome Window Manager. I've created a file at ...
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xorg.conf.d not loaded when starting X while docked

Recently installed archlinux on a Lenovo T530 Thinkpad and using it with a Mini dock Series 3. Docking and undocking works just like it should, using acpid to execute scripts turning screens on and ...
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Magic trackpad natural scrolling interruption

I have my Apple Magic Trackpad connected to my Ubuntu 12.04 distro and it's working great with a custom xorg configuration file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/60-apple-wireless-trackpad.conf: # ...
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Change monitor settings before gnome login

I am attempting to use Fedora on a laptop with a broken screen connected to an external monitor. At what I assume is the login screen, I only see a solid grey screen. I am unable to log in because the ...
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Mapping AltGr to left control

I mapped my AltGr key to Ctrl with the following command: setxkbmap -option ctrl:ralt_rctrl However, when displaying the bindings with xmodmap -pke I can see that the keycode is associated to ...
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How to check if EDID can be tusted

read-edid gives me the message "The EDID data should not be trusted as the VBE call failed". Thats okay, but I want to find out, that this data is not reliable, another way, because I can't use ...
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Splitting display among computers

If i have 17 system units (computers with monitors) that connected using network, is it possible to display image or video splitted into those computers without having split it manually? 1 2 3 4 ...
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How can I reproduce solarized theme colors with xcalib for reading pdf's

How can I reproduce solarized theme colors with xcalib for reading pdf's? I want to use xcalib such that I can read (black and white) pdf's with evince such that the background is like that one I am ...
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i915 cannot work with nomodeset?

I'm trying to get X to work on a ThinkPad W530. I set the BIOS to only use the integrated graphics, I attempt to boot. The display goes blank when KMS is executed and does not recover. I append ...
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Enabling 1366x768 resolution in Debian Wheezy on Atom D525 Board

For some reason, when I try to update to a modern version of Linux from Debian 6.0.7 or Ubuntu 10.0.4, I lose most of the resolutions that were available, including the native resolution of the panel ...
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What graphical launcher program can I use?

I have the following setup: I am running Ubuntu on VirtualBox in a Windows Environment. I am using Xming launcher to start xterm from Ubuntu as a client from where I can launch other graphical ...
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Virtual mouse linux module and problem with Xorg on ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to run virtual mouse driver from book "Essential Linux Device Drivers" but when I'm load this module into kernel using insmod in /var/log/Xorg.0.log I see: [ 757.212] (II) config/udev: ...
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Is xinitrc executed when logging in?

I have a ~/.xinitrc with the following content xrdb -merge $HOME/.Xdefaults this xinitrc is basically useless because it's not loaded when the user logs in, I don't think that I'm doing something ...
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How does GDM authenticate to the X Server?

Given that you usually have to authenticate to the X Server by way of a "magic cookie" stored in the .xauthority file in the user's home directory: How does GDM (like most login processes, running as ...
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Launch an application with window decorator hints, x/y coordinates, size, etc

Is there a way to launch an application with a given size, position, and window decorator hints from the command line? I'd like to lock a certain window in a certain place at a size and without a ...
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urxvt not loading xft font from ~/.Xdefaults

Some basic details: archlinux 3.9.3-1 xmonad 0.11 urxvt 9.18 I can get urxvt to load my desired font manually using: urxvt -fn "xft:Ubuntu Mono" However, I'm unable to get this font to load ...
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How can I replace my keyboard and mouse udev rules with xorg.conf.d?

Since it is impossible to make udev rules that affect Xorg settings run on startup, I'd like to replace these with other alternatives. At the moment, I have two primary udev scripts that I've written. ...
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Nvidia Proprietary Driver Causing Multiple Problems

I have recently downloaded and installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-319.17.run for my Nvidia Quadro NVS 130M Graphics Card. Installation went fine after disabling the X server and running the install from a ...
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Gentoo framebuffer dual monitors

I have Gentoo and great frame buffer with smaller fonts and great resolution, also I have two monitors. On both monitors I have same frame buffer. Is it possible to have multiple different frame ...
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How to Save X Session — ArchLinux+Openbox

I use Arch Linux and Openbox. How can I save the state of my current openbox/X session and later restart them? The scenario is like this: I've several browsers windows open, terminals, file ...
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Nouveau doesn't work after upgrade to Debian Wheezy

I upgraded from Debian squeeze to wheezy. My box contains an old graphics card not supported by current Nvidia drivers for distros newer than lenny (NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro]), so in my ...
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Single key audio capture in Linux (save on key release)

I'd like to run a program that records audio only when the Right Control key is held down. On keyboard release the result would write to disk as, e.g. yy-mm-dd hh:mm.ogg. How might I do that? $ ...
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Virtual mouse driver, possible X11 problems

I created virtual mouse driver according to Essential Linux Device Drivers book. After I wrote coordinates echo x y > /sys/ ... /coordinates into sysfs node, my program generates event packets ...
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Test for monitor resolutions

I want to buy a new display device, but I don't know if it will be supported by my card because the weirder/higher resolutions: 2560 x 1080, or 2560 x 1440. Is there any method to create a virtual ...
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Window contents disappear after maximizing

Window contents usually disappear after Maximizing them! Especially Firefox. I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Vaio Z56 laptop (graphics card: nVidia GeForce 9300M GS). I've read this question before and ...
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difference between X and Xorg executables under Debian 6.0(kernel 2.6.32-5-686)

What is the difference between X and Xorg executables? I have both in /usr/bin directory: # file /usr/bin/Xorg /usr/bin/Xorg: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically ...
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How does X-server calculate DPI?

From Xfce Docs: In case you want to override the DPI (dots per inch) value calculated by the X-server, you can select the checkbox and use the spin box to specify the resolution to use when ...
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Arclinux running xfce4 fails to start

I run archlinux xfce4 with auto-login and auto start. After upgrading today 07-MAY-13 the X fails without leaving a error message in Xorg.0.log.
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Which user owns X display?

How to determine, as root, which user owns X display :0? (on a Fedora 18 system with defaults)
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X.org: two 'Screens' on one 'Device'

Gentoo, linux 3.7.10 X.Org X Server 1.13.4 GDM 2.20.11 GNOME 2.32.1 Radeon HD 6850 card, radeon xorg driver I have Radeon HD 6850 card with two DVI monitors on it. X -configure command has generated ...
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Black screen closing windowed opengl apps : XIO fatal error 11

When I quit windowed OpenGL applications, mainly LWJGL ones, I get a black screen for approximately two seconds. The screen doesn't go in power save mode, it never shuts down: I can see the backlight ...
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OpenBSD 5.2 and Intel GMA X4500: How to get the X Window System to work

I've just installed OpenBSD 5.2 on my desktop computer and I can't get the X Window System to work. My graphics card is Intel GMA X4500. When I run startx, my system freezes and no keyboard ...
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Fedora 18. Centering activities on one monitor

I've recently installed Fedora 18 and the only gripe I have so far is that everything is spread between two monitors. Example: The date is currently half on one monitor, half on the other. I get 'Thu ...
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Running Mono on CentOS 5 CLI

I have vps server (virtual private server) running on Linux CentOS 5 32 bit , I installed vncserver X-Windows , GNOME and KDE environment and I connect to the VNC server from vncviewer in my Windows 7 ...
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Is there any way I can use notebook's touchpad as a pressure-aware pointer in a paint program?

I have a notebook (ASUS N56VZ) with multitouch touchpad. Apparently my touchpad supports pressure levels (in Xorg.0.log I have line synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: pressure range 0 - 255) It ...
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How to boot LinuxMint on nVidia Optimus hardware?

I'd like to try LinuxMint on a Dell LAtitude E6420 laptop that has a nVidia Optimus hardware. I downloaded the Mate iso and (on a Windowze machine) created a multiboot flash drive with this distro. ...
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Detecting X session in a bash script (.bashrc etc.)

Recently I put xset b off to my .bashrc. Now I'm annoyed by the error thet pops up when I log in via tty or via ssh, i.e. outside X session. First thing that came in my mind was [[ -z "$SOME_VAR" ]] ...
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Setting the minimum pointer speed with no usable GNOME GUI

I use Debian Squeeze x86-64 (Kernel 3.2) with gdm3 and GNOME on a 2010 MacBook Pro. Recently, as I tried changing the pointer configuration, I accidentally set the minimum speed of the pointer to 0 ...
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Can't add a resolution in Mint 14 Nadia (ATI RV516 X1350)

I just got a bootable USB w/ Linux Mint 14 Nadia installed and I ran into some problems with my laptop's graphic drivers. Computer is fairly old, it's HP Compaq 6820s from around 2008. Problem ...
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How to get Xorg to use the wacom driver for my graphics tablet?

I just got a Wacom graphics tablet, plugged it in, installed the drivers and it mostly works. However xsetwacom and the KDE tablet settings module don't recognize it. Upon inspection of Xorg.0.log I ...
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OpenBSD, NVIDIA, and Xorg

I've installed OpenBSD 5.2 i386 on my desktop however I hit a wall when it came to running X at my native resolution (1920x1200). All of the hardware is working normally except for the video card: an ...
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Can one disable tap-to-click in X server configuration, without synclient?

I want to configure my system so that tap-to-click is disabled on the touchpad. (It's running a rather old version of ALTLinux distro with xorg-server-1.4.2-alt10.M41.1.) The most popular advice I ...
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Are the keyboard layouts in X.org actually called the X.org layouts or what?

Just need to know it, semantically. So most Linux/BSD systems using the X windows manager are using these layouts. For example, the "US International with dead keys" is quite different in X from the ...
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Start different applications on second, third and fourth monitor

I've read some questions about running an application on the second monitor but none of the suggested options has worked for me. Besides that, I'm trying to run different applications no only in the ...
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Can't drag and drop in Qt Creator

I recently installed the system upgrades for my Ubuntu distro (12.10). Since the upgrades, I can't drag and drop items in Qt Creator. I found a solution that requires editing of xorg.conf. My system ...
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Can X11 scale to virtual resoltions on HiDPI/Retina screens the way OS X does?

I've recently had the chance to use a Macbook Pro with Retina Display, and its quite clear that the display is futuristic enough to actually warrant Apple's over-the-top marketing. I've got sensitive ...