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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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 ...
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Run X clients over multi-hop ssh tunnel

I've recently converted my home development machine to Linux, and would like to be able to log into it from work if needed. I use a mixture of Linux and Windows machines, and I already have various ...
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Issues with X and xrandr on Debian

I am having an issue that I think is associated with X, xrandr and maybe WM I am using. I am on Debian 8 stable, updated; Intel graphics, i3wm, no DE lightDM (not sure if this is relevant, but at ...
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X11 - multiple monitors visible as one monitor

I have three monitors which are configured in xorg.conf this way: Option "metamodes" "DFP-4: 1920x1080+0+0, DFP-5: 1920x1080+0+1080, DFP-6: 1920x1080+0+2160" Is it possible to set two or even three ...
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Hiding the mouse cursor dynamically when using the touchscreen

I have a touchscreen laptop and I want to hide the pointer whenever I touch the screen. I am aware of solutions like unclutter and startx -nocursor but I want the pointer to hide/show dynamically, ...
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Why can't I switch virtual terminal now?

I have noticed I can't lock the screen because of vlock hangs. chvt also hangs on VT_WAITACTIVE and only attempts to switch the terminal (I see the image blinking). Pressing keys that in usually ...
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How can I run a separate X session on a different physical display?

Here's what I need to do. I need to be playing a movie over HDMI to a television screen for my friends while I'm hacking on some personal projects over VGA to a smaller monitor. It's imperative that ...
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How to find out what color I gave to xsetroot?

I used xsetroot -solid "#xxxxxx" to set a background color. I like this color, but did not record the command and it's long gone from the bash shell history. How can I find out what the color was? ...
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nvidia-settings -load-config-only does not seem to restore saved monitor position settings

Using nvidia-settings I am able to get my external monitor correctly positioned to the right of my laptop just as I like. However, when I reboot, restart X, and login I find I am back to where I ...
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Linux sometimes fails to load Synaptics/syclient driver for ALPS touchpad while booting

edit: attaching synaptics.conf would help. See below. I run a laptop with an ALPS touchpad. This shipped with Windows 7 and a poor driver that implied it only supported single-tap and double-scroll. ...
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How to set display to a higher resolution?

I'm runnning FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE and I'm getting a low resolution 640x480 in the xfce session,I don't have the option to get to a higher one in settings. Here is my xorg.conf file xorg.conf
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Why is there a systemd related error when starting X server?

I've installed Arch Linux. After a system uprgade pacman -Syu I checked my /var/log/X11/Xorg.0.log and see the following: [ 17.768] (EE) systemd-logind: failed to get session: PID 321 does not ...
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hdmi not showing up in xrandr

Everything used to work until recently. Now, whenever I connect my HDMI monitor to my laptop nothing happens. Running xrandr doesn't show the HDMI output. Can anyone help out? I've been trying to fix ...
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Screen is shaking/wobbling in Debian 8.1

I just installed Debian 8.1 on my Lenovo Y70 laptop. Besides other driver problems, one of the problems I can't get rid of is this shaking/wobbling screen. I tried to install intel drivers and xorg ...
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Is ctrl+alt+backspace officially deprecated?

I was researching how to enable the kill X keybind, historically known as ctrl+alt+backspace, and stumbled upon this discussion: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=73617 There, in post #7, ...