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 disable graphical shell?

I have a Linux system (Ubuntu) running in a VM, but now I want to disable the graphical shell. Where in the startup process are the graphical components launched? Is it some run-level dependent ...
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Howto find my xorg.conf. Where is it?

I can't find my xorg.conf. There is no xorg.conf file by default in Ubuntu 11.04. If I run: "whereis xorg.conf" I am seeing: xorg: /usr/lib/xorg /usr/lib64/xorg /usr/include/xorg may be I just can ...
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Turn off beep of Xorg

How should I disable beep permanently? I know xset b off can do this, but what's the corresponding option in xorg.conf? Or any other way to do this?
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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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Xorg increases cpu usage over time

I've had quite a strange phenomenon with Xorg for some time now: After logging in to my laptop (specifics below) the cpu consumption of Xorg increases monotonically, even if the computer is idle and ...
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Can I move a running application to a different X server?

Is there any way to open a graphical program (for instance, gedit) while using X11 forwarding over SSH and transfer the X server connection back to the X server on the SSH host?
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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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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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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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How to list all running X applications?

I'd like to get a list of all of the apps (across all users) on my machine that are talking to the X server. What's the most reliable way to do that? Find the socket X runs on and lsof for connections ...
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Is there a way to find all X resources an application uses?

I'm looking for a way to automatically list all X resources that are used in an application. To give you an example, for xterm I'd expect a list similar to the following but with all the resources ...
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Configuring mouse for right+left button simulating middle click (for copy/paste)

I was using the mouse copy-paste extensively, until recently, when some OpenSuSe upgrade reconfigured this on all my machines. Now the scrollbuton is the one to paste (which I hate, since it's hard to ...
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Screenshots from multiple Xservers

I want to take screenshots simultaneously from multiple X servers on one desktop PC. I have multiple users logged in different terminals (tty1, tty2, tty3, tty4) who start multiple Xservers with ...
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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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Other than Alt + Shift to switch keyboard layout, any other Xorg key combinations?

All I can find about XkbOptions was: Option "XKbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle" Seems I can only use alt+shift combination to switch keyboard layout, any other keys that I can use ?
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Applying changes to xorg.conf without restarting

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and making some changes to /etc/X11/xorg.conf. I now need to restart X server to apply the changes, but I don't want to restart my machine. I know restarting the display ...
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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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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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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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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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How to configure xorg.conf for widescreen VNC on headless Linux/Ubuntu?

I have a Ubuntu 12.10 Box configured to run headless. I've managed to boot X headless by a lot of trial and error but I still have a glitch: When booting using the monitor, it all works ok, widescreen ...
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Start X after automatic login

I have a working automatic login to a virtual console after boot. Now I want the X server to start automatically, instead of typing startx. This worked before, but after switching to systemd, X would ...
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“No screens found” while starting Xorg with startx after installing Nvidia drivers in Virtualbox

I installed Arch i686 on a VirtualBox VM (I have an nvidia GT610). I ran the following command as root: pacman -S nvidia After installation and rebooting, I ran pacman -S xorg-server xorg-xinit ...
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How to forward a window (display) to another computer on the network

I'm setting up a media server for my movies. The server is networked and so are a couple laptops/desktops. The server is running the latest Ubuntu (desktop edition, not server). This is the scenario ...
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Is it normal for a integrated intel video card to have such low fps?

Here's the output from glxgears: 300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.959 FPS My video card: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics ...
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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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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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Is it possible to have X parse a per-user configuration file?

I am thinking that many of the options that one has to write in the traditional system Xorg.conf file, have to do with user preferences and thus should not IMHO be set by system administrators. In ...
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Setting a program as the wallpaper

From Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon: The background of his [X] screen happens to be a uniform indigo at the moment, but it could be an image. Theoretically you could use a movie ... You can, in ...
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Fastest way to get an Euro symbol at a prompt?

First of all I'm working on a keyboard using a QWERTY layout. Now once in a while I need to get the Euro (€) symbol in my terminal (typically in a xterm). If I cut'n'paste the Euro symbol, it shows ...
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Installed Fedora in dual boot Windows desktop. Now I can't get full monitor resolution with my AMD Radeon HD 6450

I have a 1900x1080 resolution monitor, and after installing Fedora to create a dual boot machine, the maximum resolution Fedora 14 (previously only Windows 7 was installed) can achieve is 1280x1024. ...
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Where does the output from an application started from the window manager go?

If you start an application from a terminal you can see the output to stdout and stderr, but if an application is started from the window manager, where does the output to these files typically go? To ...
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How to make Compose work in GTK and Qt apps?

I used Gnome for a long time, but preferred vanilla X input method (xim) over the default GTK behaviour. I just set GTK_IM_MODULE and QT_IM_MODULE enviroment variables to xim, and didn't have any ...
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Create and set custom keyboard layout

I want to create and set a custom keyboard layout with setxkbmap. I created a file in ~/.xkb/prog with this content: partial default alphanumeric_keys xkb_symbols "basic" { include "latin(type4)" ...
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Mint GUI doesn't start

I installed Mint Linux on my laptop (DELL Inspiron, made:2005) but it has no GUI and only boots in text mode. How can I repair it?
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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 make the display go to sleep when screen is locked?

I’m using a Debian amd64 install with the default GNOME desktop. I’m aware that you can go into System | Preferences | Power Management, and choose to make the display go to sleep after a certain ...
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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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How do I create a virtual secondary screen in X11?

I'm trying to use xvfb as a secondary screen, but I am struggling getting the two screens working together. xvfb does not seem to have the randr extension. So is there another possibility to create a ...
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Can I attach a GUI process to a “surrogate X server”?

I have been in a situation where my desktop has crashed and become unresponsive. (In my case it was the Cinnamon DE, and I have yet to try cinnamon --replace from the commandline, BTW) I was using a ...
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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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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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One X Client Many X Servers

I have an X client and I would like to display it on many servers (with different IPs), is it possible with X Display? EDIT: Simple situation I have in network some hosts: 192.168.0.1 192.168.0.2 ...
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How can I automatically disable my laptop's built-in keyboard in X.org?

Distro and X.org Version Information I am using Ubuntu 12.10 with xserver-xorg/quantal 1:7.7+1ubuntu4. Disabling Built-In Keyboard in X11 I have a laptop with a built-in keyboard that no longer ...
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HDI: Dim the screen beyond the typical maximum?

I'm on a Dell Latitude E6320, and the screen doesn't get very dim. It's way too bright even when it's dimmed as far as Ubuntu will let it. How do I dim it more? For example, when you have this ...
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How does X map from kernel key scan codes to a keysym?

According to this page there is no direct mapping from udev key mappings to X, it has its own mappings. X has a (quasi) total independent way of mapping keys: X reads the kernel keycode table at ...
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emacs can't open display

Just recently this has started happening; I run: /usr/bin/emacsclient --alternate-editor="" --no-wait -c and get: ERROR: Display :0.0 can't be opened No other applications do this. The output ...
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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, ...