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 do I install LXDE and the X Window System on Debian Squeeze

I recently did a netinstall of Debian Squeeze and during the install I unticked Desktop Environment because I didn't want to install Gnome as the default DE. So I end up with a command line during ...
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How to execute shortcut keys from command line?

I am running Gnome. I would like to execute a shortcut key combination from the command line. For example, type a command that generates the key codes for Ctrl+Alt+Left. Does anyone know of a way to ...
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run xmodmap commands after login

I created a file ~/.Xmodmap with my mapping commands. I thought that it will be automatically launched after login (and restart) but it's not. So I have to always run after login the command $ ...
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Keyboard macros for X and/or KDE

I'm looking for a utility to record and playback keyboard macros in X applications (KDE specifically). I've tried xmacrorec and xmacroplay, but after running them, my mouse and keyboard does not ...
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Can I break display devices with the xrandr command?

If use the xrandr command and set a wrong resolution/freq/..., can a break my display devices? For instance, by setting a very high refresh freq that one of the video devices involved (video card, ...
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xmodmap problems and inconsistencies with more than 4 alternative symbols per key

I was trying to make my keyboard more useful and used xmodmap to map mathematical and greek symbols to mod3 modifier level. Where caps lock is mapped to mod3. As I understand, the 8-entry lines in ...
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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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Mouse sensitivity confusion

In my few years of using Linux from using Windows for so long, there have been many new concepts for me to grasp. One of the more obvious seeming mysteries to me is how the mouse is configured in ...
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Setting nvidia properties during X-server startup

I am using the proprietary nvidia drivers in KDE (Debian Testing) and as many others experience issues with performance. I noticed that it gets a bit better if I run: nvidia-settings -a ...
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What is the best way to implement hotkeys support in Linux?

What is the best way to implement hotkeys support in Linux (ie support for brightness, audio or keyboard backlight keys)? By "best way" I mean robust, without code duplication, with minimal work ...
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Thinkpad disable TrackPoint

I have a new thinkpad x220t running Arch Linux. There seems to be a problem in the products hardware architecture as the TrackPoint is moving when you convert the thinkpad into tablet mode and put ...
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How can I make C-m1 emulate a right click?

On Mac OS X, you can right click by holding down control and clicking. I swapped the command and control keys with setxkbmap -option altwin:ctrl_win, but how do I make it right click by holding down ...
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Middle click with two-finger tap on touchpad

In Linux Mint the default action when tapping the touchpad with two fingers is a right click. How can I change this to middle click?
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urxvt transparent cursor

I've changed my .Xdefaults for a black background, white foreground, but my cursor is now opague. I can't see the letter I'm over, and worse, I can't see my screen hardstatus. Google is just pulling ...
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Pixelization of KDE screen

I am using Arch Linux on an Acer Aspire 5920G and KDE 4.6.5 as WM. All installed packages are up-to-date. Starting some days ago I got few strange artifacts that spread all over the screen. ...
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Getting better resolution using X on OpenBSD w/VMWare Fusion

Just setup an OpenBSD 4.8 VM for VMWare Fusion. Can't seem to force X to any decent resolution. I attempted to try and use the VMWare tools for FreeBSD, but no dice. Any suggestions to try and get ...
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Show Display Numbers on each Display

On Windows, there is an option to click on a button in the display properties called like "Identify Displays", it then shows a number over each monitor for a few seconds so that you know which display ...
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Configure Wacom Intuos Graphics Pad in Linux Mint 15

I purchased a Wacom Intuos graphics pad recently (specifically, Create Pen & Touch Tablet, which I think is the rebranding of the Intuos 4), and I am trying to configure it on my Linux Mint 15 ...
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Swapping <esc> and <caps lock> in a way that persists with external keyboards

I have a file called ~/.speedswapper which contains the following: ! Swap caps lock and escape remove Lock = Caps_Lock keysym Escape = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = Escape add Lock = Caps_Lock ...
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How can I setup a dual-head display in portrait mode? (Arch)

I have two monitors on my desk in portrait orientation. One is plugged in with a DVI cable and the other with a VGA (I don't have two DVI cables available) into my Gigabyte Radeon 7750 HD graphics ...
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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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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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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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xinerama, 2 cards, 3 monitors

I've been trying to get this right and I'm so nearly there, but not quite. This machine has an Intel adapter with one monitor, and an ATI adapter with two. I'm happy to use xinerama to get this ...
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remote X server display not working

I have a local machine A, and a server B. from A, I got: #ps -ef root 3161 3160 0 09:07 tty1 00:03:04 /usr/bin/Xorg :0 -nr -verbose -auth /var/run/gdm/auth-for-gdm-dJExDH/database vt1 ...
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How to troubleshoot the old X applications working incorrectly on modern X servers?

I have an old X application provided as a part of a complicated signal processing package. The application resides on the display-less server, and clients having different X-servers connect to it. On ...
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Swedish unicode characters in xdm / xlogin

I decided to localize my XDM login screen but I'm stuck with corrupted Swedish characters. I'm using Debian Wheezy with the following /etc/X11/xdm/Xresources Xcursor.theme: whiteglass ...
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X Windows Terminates when I type {+<ENTER>

In particular when I type the following keyboard combo: <hold shift> [ <release shift> <enter> I get dumped out of KDE and see a flash of some console output but I can't find it in ...
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Configuring Xorg.conf for i915 intel driver

I have a MotionComputing M1400 pen tablet. It runs Debian Squeeze, and today I noticed it was using software rendering for OpenGL, so I decided to try to use the intel driver. My chipset is the Intel ...
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How to retrieve monitors configuration from the command line?

I am making a script that needs to access the computer's monitor(s) configuration. How can I do that? Is there a command or a file I could read where I can access this information? At the moment, I ...
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SSH - How to make X applications run on client?

I have the reverse problem that most people seem to be having. If I start an X application while logged into ssh, it displays on the server(host) machine instead of the client(local). This is the ...
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Why .Xauthority needs not to be owned by the root account in order to get past login?

I've just got the same problem from here, and solved it using what was stated in the first answer (akonsu's one). However, I would love to know why ~/.Xauthority needs not to be owned by the root ...
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Viewing a part of the screen in a window on Linux

I plan to make a presentation with a live demo using my wide screen Ubuntu 12.10 Laptop and a projector. My plan is to connect the projector as a second (small) display and put my slides and live-demo ...
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Spawning GDM/Display manager within already existing X11 session

I know that this is possible, I've seen it done, but I've forgotten the command. Basically, what I want to do (for various reasons) is to spawn a GDM/Gnome/etc session (a new one) from within my ...
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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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Please help clarify for me the role and architecture of Xorg (X server) and interaction with other software

Sorry, this is going to be a multi-prong question, so please bear with me: I have been a Linux user for years now, but I still struggle to understand how X compares with the software used for display ...
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If you SSH into another computer, how to access other X displays?

This is a query based on personal use. A troll in our local network had downloaded Crikey, the key-event simulator. He used it to simulate events on other computers, leading to unwanted things. For ...
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Looking for a simple X Window panel/dock with icon “pinning” feature from Windows 7

I am using OpenBox WM and I am looking for some simple dock application (that could be used along with OpenBox) that has this icon "pinning" feature. It can also be a panel. So far I have found this: ...
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Using software OpenGL rendering with X

I want to try the most basic OpenGL driver, in order to find out what's the problem of my X server with OpenGL. I want then to have X use software rendering for OpenGL, like windows do with ...
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Disabling X server on Fedora 17

How can I prevent the X server from starting up on Fedora 17? In older versions the user should edit /etc/inittab but in this version (I didn't check this on previous versions) Fedora uses some other ...
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Run a different window manager in a specific workspace in XMonad

I usually use XMonad as window manager. When playing around with GUI programming I sometimes just want to see how the windows would look under Compiz for example. So is it possible to run another ...
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touchpad's click isn't working on Arch installation with Gnome

The touchpad's click isn't working(doesn't click when tapped) on my Arch installation with Gnome; I've already installed xf86-input-synaptics. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Getting the number and names of windows in Xvfb

I am currently working with Xvfb to grab the screenshots of my programs. Is there a way to determine the number and the names of the windows that are currently "displayed" in Xvfb? Where can I find ...
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Where do X error messages go?

If I start an X application from a terminal, the error messages go to the terminal. If I start them from a GUI, where do the error messages go, or alternatively how are they dealt with?
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emacs --daemon crashing after closing emacsclient -c

I start emacs daemon with the following commnad. $ emacs --daemon This seems to work. After this I start emacs client as follows $ emacsclient -c Whenever I close the emacsclient, the server ...
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How do I screencap another Xorg display?

I started another x session from my current one like so: xinit xterm -- :128 An x session starts in display :128, xterm gets run in it and everything is fine. I switched back to screen :0 (the ...
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Is there a way to remap the AltGr key to Ctrl with setxkbmap?

I've already checked the option section in /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst but I didn't find an entry for AltGr...
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'Cannot open display' on restored GNU screen session

Using debian unstable with Gnome 3 but I think this has always happened. If I log out and then log back in again it seems the X session is restarted or in some way changed. In any case, when I start ...
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X Window opened from screen

Bit of an oddish one, if I've opened an X window over SSH in a screen session will it reopen when screen is reattached? I've been able to detach and the process stays running fine, with the X window ...
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TwinView: Switched placement (right/left)

I have a working twin view setup using nvidia graphics card and propriety drivers on Debian jessie. main monitor (DFP-0): Dell 2405FPW via DVI, placed to the right sencondary (DFP-1): Sharp TV ...