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 find the best monitor resolution and put it to work? Fedora

In this question I'm asking how to install a compatible driver to a Fedora machine, but, the main problem is a bad resolution. So, how can I find the best resolution to my monitor and put it to work? ...
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Can I configure things to open new windows on the left screen?

When I attach an external (D-SUB) display and set it up (with xrandr) to be on the right to the main (built-in) display, the most of new windows opened appear on the external display and some even ...
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XAUTHORITY environ variable set repeatedly on every login

I am running a Suse Linux 11.04 system. My problem is that when I do a fresh login into a shell as root, a new Xauthority file of the form xauth***** gets created in the /root/ directory. Upon exiting ...
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How can I alter my Xorg config file to fix the screen distortion I am experiencing?

I have a system running FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE-p2 with an LCD display attached capable of running at a native resolution of 1600 x 900. I have configured Xorg the way I think it should work, however the ...
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Xvideo extension not active with the radeon driver

On my computer running Debian squeeze with the radeon driver, the XVideo extension doesn't work (the extension itself is there but the hardware is not supported). xvinfo shows X-Video Extension ...
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Difference between server-side and client-side compositing in Xorg?

xcompmgr provides the following option: -s Server-side compositing with hard-edged shadows. From experimentation, I can say that this is much, much faster than the "client side" options. But ...
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“crash” when switching users in Linux Mint 12 [closed]

I have a clean Linux Mint 12 install on a Lenovo R61i laptop. I have multiple users configured - one for myself, my wife, and my daughter. My account is the only sudoer. Two or three times a week the ...
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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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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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Draw On Screen Live

I'd like to have functionality like this in Linux, Xorg, whereby I can sketch on the desktop as in the example image below. Anybody have suggestions?
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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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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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Easy/simple input method package that works with minimal window manager?

I am trying out minimalist window managers such as, but not limited to, Xmonad, ScrotWM, ratpoison, etc. Since I occasionally need to enter Traditional Chinese characters, how do I install an input ...
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How to make Shift+Insert paste selection after closing window with selection?

Typical scenario: I want to get a snippet from a text file into my terminal (probably running a VIM). Now I open the file using mousepad, select the snippet, close mousepad, switch to urxvt and hit ...
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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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Taking a screenshot (within X)

How can I take a screenshot in X.org? I am unsure if the Print Screen button will "just work" and I don't know how I would go about testing it.
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Preventing access to TTY when X is killed

Assume I start an X server manually from a virtual console /dev/tty1 with xinit or startx, with the line id:3:initdefault: set in /etc/inittab. The X server gets run and put on another virtual ...
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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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Lubuntu display resolution + VirtualBox

Running the most recent Lubuntu 14.04 as a live OS inside virtual box works without any problemes at 1024 x 768 pixels screen resolution. But when I install it, Lubuntu has a low resolution of 620 x ...
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Remotely control an xorg session [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open a window on a remote X display (why “Cannot open display”)? I have a computer running debian, connected to my TV, running an xorg session. What I want ...
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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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External tablet input devices for Linux (Inkscape/Gimp)?

What are good external tablet input devices for Linux? It should be used for more convenient use of Inkscape and Gimp. Some characteristics that are useful, I guess: connected via USB included pen ...
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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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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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Why doesn't xsetwacom work from udev?

I made a script to rotate my Wacom Bamboo tablet 180 degrees. It works fine when I execute it as myself (user) or root, but when started from udev (i.e. when plugging the tablet into a usb port) it ...
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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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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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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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Get current Virtual Desktop - number/name/tag/id?

How to get number and/or name (or tag/id... etc) of currently used virtual desktop ? Command line, scripting, C/C++ solutions allowed (, while portable to C/C++ are preferred). ;) I'm mostly ...
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Is there a way to stop screensaver on keyboard only?

Let's say you have a screensaver running. When you move your mouse or hit any key on keyboard, the screensaver will be stopped. The problem is that with modern, laser based mice, a slight vibration ...
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Killing X-related processes when CrashPlan is running

I am currently running Ubuntu Server 12.04, but this applies to all flavours of Linux really. This server does a bunch of things and is controlled remotely via ssh. Some time ago I have installed ...
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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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Running setuid binary temporarily without setuid?

Currently setting up xpra, which wants to run an X instance as non-root using the dummy driver, but the system Xorg binary is SUID. Since the system auto-updates, I would prefer not making and ...
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What are/were the keys on a Sun keyboard for?

I have a Sun type 7 UNIX keyboard that I'd like to get more productivity out of. So what are those extra keys for, or rather, what were they intended for by Sun? And is there a way to approximate ...
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Cannot switch to console anymore after using Alt_R as mod4

I'd like to use the right ALT key as 'mod4' (most notably because, by default, the 'awesome' window manager is using mod4 as a modifier for most WM commands and I like that idea a lot). However I've ...
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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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Enable killing X.org with a custom key combination

I've just read How to enable killing X.org with ctrl+alt+backspace and am really happy, that control-alt-backspace no longer kills my X-Server. However, I'd like to have a way to kill it. It just ...
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`p` key doesn't work in X

Today I had to force-shutdown my machine after it froze during resume from suspend. Since the reboot, I've found that the p key doesn't work normally in X. It does work normally in the console. ...
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GNOME recognizes a second monitor once it's plugged in. Does Openbox not?

I'm running Fedora 20 on a small Openbox setup that I'm fond of. I sometimes want to send things through a second display, e.g. plugging into a projector or a television. Given the pretty spartan ...
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Evdev Wheel Emulation on T431s

I have a Thinkpad T431s with trackpoint (the red stick in the middle of the keyboard) and clickpad (a touchpad that also acts as a button). This is the first model that does not provide any dedicated ...
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Forwarding X11 over SSH if the server configuration doesn't allow it

Consider a situation where I'm logging in over SSH from machine A to machine B, I have an X session on machine A, and I want to run an X program on B. ssh -X B makes this work transparently. But what ...
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emulate key-combination with xdotool

I am using Xephyr as a nested X server. When I am in Xephyr window and pres the key combination Control_L+Shift_L, Xephyr grabs my input (mouse, keyboard). This grab can be released with ...
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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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xming debian can't open display

I followed numerous guides for setup and even more "can't open display" error solution, but still can't find what's wrong. First, on VPS Debian Squeeze I installed xserver-xorg-core and xauth. Then ...
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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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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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Why does monitor stay on when DPMS is enabled?

I am running Mint 13 connected to a Dell U2711 monitor via displayport. When the GDM logon screen is displayed, DPMS does not ever shut down the monitor. If I logon and run $ xset -q I get ... ...
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bash commands don't seem to run in .xinitrc

I am trying to run some bash commands in my .xinitrc script, but the window manager starts without these commands running properly. I run Arch Linux with the window manager is called "awesome", and I ...