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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Arch linux: set keyboard layout to PL

I'm unsuccessfully trying to force my Arch to set pl layout on X start. I've googled for solutions, and I found couple of tutorials/tips but none of them works. My current, keyboard related ...
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Invert colours on Dual-Screen / Dual-Monitor setup?

In order to invert colours on monitor, I invoke: xcalib -invert -alter The problem is, that on Dual-Monitor setup it inverts colors only on first screen. I can not use Compitz gadgets for color ...
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How to remap the Context Menu key to the Super key

This keyboard has only one super key, so I want to remap the menu key to make up for that.
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Why does desktop locking stop working after some time?

xautolock is clearly running: $ ps wafux | grep [x]autolock user 21410 0.0 0.0 20124 2628 ? S Nov05 0:04 xautolock -time 10 -notify 30 -notifier notify-send --urgency low ...
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CentOS7: remove nvidia-x11-drv-340xx wants to uninstall the whole xorg

I need VNC xorg access to a headless server. So I installed, like I did for a twin one, Gnome and all the stuff. By mistake I had elrepo repository enabled, and when installing gnome I had it ...
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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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manually redirecting X output through ssh

I have a remote server, on which I am able to log in with ssh. However there is no home directory for my user. When I try to ssh -X to that server, ssh tries to put a cookie into ~/.Xauthority which ...
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How do I run Gnome from a systemd-nspawn container in a second X server?

I'm using systemd-nspawn to "boot" a second Linux OS from a USB hard disk. I'd like to launch that OS's Gnome Desktop in a second X server running on the same machine on a different tty than the ...
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xrandr, xorg test screen error — default seems to be only valid mode

Running Arch Linux, kernel 4.2.5-1, Lightdm 1.16.5, xorg-server 1.17.4-2, nvidia 255.11-4, GTX 780 dual-link dvi out. I have a QNIX Evolution II 2710 and am attempting to overclock it but am running ...
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Using PRIME hybrid graphics while running Xorg as normal user

I am running Debian and recently updated my Xorg. This seems to have caused the issue that: xrandr --setprovideroffloadsink radeon Intel Crashes the X server with message: xf86EnableIOPorts: ...
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How do you configure numpad keys using XKB?

I haven't figured out how you configure XKB to use the numpad yet. I found the following in the "us" file. partial alphanumeric_keys modifier_keys xkb_symbols "basic" { name[Group1]= "USA"; ...
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Xorg Xserver: query number of screens

How can I query the number of active screens of an xserver from a bash script?
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How can I make the screen black and white?

This is basically to transform the screen (of a laptop), into a black and white screen. I am using Ubuntu 13.04.
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Xrandr handing in Gnome 3

Some time ago I opened this question on SE. In a nutshell, I am running: Debian 8 stable, updated; Intel graphics i3wm, no DE running when I use just i3wm. Also have Gnome for fallback solution (in ...
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Screen turns on automatically (xset dpms force off)

I am using xset dpms force off to manually turn my screen off to save power. However, it turns back on after some time (20 - 40 seconds). Distro: Ubuntu-Lucid Graphics: Intel 4500 MHD ...
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X broken after upgrade to Fedora 23

I recently upgraded from Fedora 22 to 23 via the dnf plugin, and everything else works fine except for graphics. The fglrx module appears to load okay, but the X server crashes when it tries to open ...
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Unlisted screen resolution

On my new computer I have 2 screens connected on the igpu of a i7 processor, 1 using hdmi. the other using dvi. Both screens are the same but the one connected using hdmi has a wrong resolution inside ...
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Debian Sid, AMD RS880 [Radeon HD 4250], black screen on boot

My computer booted under Debian Wheezy (3.2 kernel) with no graphics problems whatsoever. After updating to sid (3.10 kernel), the screen goes black (that is, the display flashes a bit and then goes ...
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centos 7 freeze mouse and keyboard [closed]

In CentOS 7 after I update my system (kerne etc) my display does not work. I reinstalled nvidia driver with nvidia-detect and when I: startx, the system display my desktop environment but mouse and ...
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Is SteamOS frame-rate performance related to X11?

Ars recently tested SteamOS against Windows 10 and determined on average Windows 10 had a higher frame rate. Does this have anything to do with Linux's reliance on an archaic graphics system (X11)?
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Possible to move a window from one X screen to another on same host?

I'm running XFCE 4.12 with 3 monitors setup into two X screens and two video cards on the same computer. Two of the monitors form a single X screen using nvidia twinview functionality, which is ...
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how to fix EDID conflit?

my screen is going to randomly flash to black from time to time. In Xorg.0.log, it says: [ 137.409] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): The EDID for AOC 2769M (DFP-1) contradicts itself: mode [ 137.409] (WW) ...
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Display problem - Random grid appears on screen [closed]

I have recently started using Arch with nvidia driver (I had a lot of problems getting nouveau to even work so I decided to try nvidia) and I started experiencing rather odd problems. Every now and ...
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is it possible to increase the xorg log backup level in ubuntu?

I thought it was 3 before. But right now it only keeps Xorg.0.log and Xorg.0.log.old. Can I increase it to 10 or some other value? It seems the logrotate does not affect the Xorg.0.log at all. ...
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How to detect if an application has “grabbed” the X server?

Related to this known xautolock bug + issue: The -disable, -enable, -toggle, -exit, -locknow, -unlocknow, and -restart options depend on access to the X server to do their work. ...
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Set the button mapping of touchpad using xorg files

I would like to change the mapping of my touchpad (of an eee-pc with Linux Mint 16 MATE edition) so that a two fingers tap is a middle click and three is right click. For that I add the ButtonMapping ...
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Convert Xcursor to PNG

Xcursor is a format for the graphics of the cursor in X11 (file reports X11 cursor). xcursorgen allows you to convert PNG files and some metadata to Xcursor files. How do I convert an Xcursor file ...
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ssh and sudo but no $DISPLAY

Usually I do this on ssh for getting a X application using sudo su ssh -X server OKI login xauth list $DISPLAY which returns to me server/unix:10 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 blablablablabla Then I ...
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i3-wm not resizing screen resolution on login

I'm using Parallels for the Mac, but this may be relevant to other VMs too. Using Ubuntu 14.04, when I login using Unity it resizes the screen and uses all available screens (2 in my case), perfect. ...
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syndaemon won't disable touchpad while typing

I am trying to use syndaemon to disable my touchpad while I type. I know that the GUI for this doesn't work for many people but all the posts I've seen online suggest that using syndaemon from the ...
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Graphics dim, but mouse cursor not dim

When I resume from suspend-to-ram often the graphics on my internal screen is dim (around 30-50% intensity). Initially I thought it might be the backlight, but the mouse cursor is not dimmed - only ...
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Get filename of focused window in xmonad

I want to create a script and bind it to a keyboard shortcut which let's me do the following: If the focused program displays a .pdf file (for example evince or okular): Get the filename, search in ...
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Only a single application is apparently able to use i915 driver

For some reason, whenever I run any graphic application, everything but the application I just opened freezes. Sometimes it's inverse: whenever I run any graphic application it opens frozen. At ...
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X configuration not being applied to device?

I've got a configuration file which I'm installing at /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/52-synaptics-bcm5974.conf: Section "InputClass" Identifier "MacBook Pro Touchpad" MatchUSBID "05ac:0272" ...
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Disable and enable reading from touch-screen's serial port

I have X server configured to work with a touch screen through the egalax driver and a serial port. [xorg.conf] Section "InputDevice" Identifier "EETI" Driver "egalax" Option "Device" ...
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Why can't this Python script access XDisplay from Root terminal?

I need to run this Python script as below because it needs access to user's xdisplay: DISPLAY=:0 XAUTHORITY=/home/<USER>/.Xauthority su <USER> -c "python-script" The command above has no ...
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Running more than one console X session with startx at the same time

I have xfce running in display 0 (accessible via Ctrl + Alt + F1). I press Ctrl + Alt + F2 and type startx (attempting to run more than one window manager at the same time) and receive the error ...
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Black screen when logging into desktop

On Kubuntu 15.10 I receive a black screen when logging in via the Display Manager. I can use Ctrl-Alt-F6 to log into a text console and see my files, but even in that environment when I type startx ...
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Debian kernel runlevel parameter - xorg won't start with NVIDIA drivers

I am having trouble getting my display to work with the default debian kernel command line: \boot\vmlinuz-4.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 ro root=UUID=4e496eaa-bcf1-41a0-9eee-dd1c8367c855 ...
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Custom resolution in Fedora 11

I am currently building a custom embedded project for which I need to display Fedora 11 on a small screen 800*480 pixels. Can anyone one suggest to me a way of doing it. As I am a complete noob I ...
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Intel HD Graphics 3000 doesn't work with AMD Radeon HD 6950

I just switched from Ubuntu to Debian, I have been using two monitors connected to two different video cards at the same time: AMD Radeon HD 6950 Intel HD Graphics 3000 After installing Debian ...
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Laptop overheating using AMD/ATI Open Source Driver

My laptop comes with ATI/AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5850 (Evergreen JUNIPER). My system is Debian stretch/testing with 4.2.0-1-amd64 kernel. It is awesome and I don't want to change it, but it is too ...
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How to Fix Choppy Video Playback in Ubuntu?

On Ubuntu 10.04 I experience choppy video playback. I am running Mplayer and have an Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ video card. I have already installed the libvdpau1 library. I don't know if hardware ...
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How to Edit Text Anywhere with Your Favorite Editor in Linux?

Editors like emacs or vim has efficient keybindings. How do I edit every text editing field of all applications which them? There is one for windows already. ...
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Razer Ouroboros mouse not working

The Problem I don't mean the extra keys and what not, I'm just talking about getting the pointer to move across the screen and the left and right buttons to click. I've got it plugged into the ...
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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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How to install AMD Catalyst on Kali 2.0 32bit

I have been trying to install AMD Catalyst on Kali 2.0 but every time on reboot get black screen.
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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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How can I write a bash script that sends a graphical notification to all users' X displays?

This is a request for improvement and update (NOT a duplicate!) on these 2 questions & answers: Can I launch a graphical program on another user's desktop as root? Show a notification across ...
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After updates my system won't boot into LXDE, X is running but screen stays black

The task bar tries to load, flashing white a few times but then stops and screen stays black, and mouse cursor is available. Here are my updates: Commit Log for Sat Oct 17 10:46:41 2015 Removed the ...