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 install xorg inside virtualbox guest?

I am fairly new to Arch linux so I want to install it inside a VM first before replacing my current Linux installation. I've successfully installed base, base-devel & grub packages inside a ...
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Xen DomU PV - how do I get graphics?

Both Dom0 and DomU are Arch linux. Because Xorg :0 -configure results in video card not found as I'm in a DomU, I created a xorg config file. /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf Section "Monitor" ...
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Switching on virtual display outputs using xrandr

Simply put, is there an inverse to the following command?: xrandr --output VIRTUAL1 --off This command cuts off my virtual display output to my external monitor, but I would like to reinitialize my ...
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How to configure XFCE (or X itself or whatever) to run a custom command when the user has been idle for some time?

For as long as I can remember locking screen with screensaver had never been working good. The problem that had always been there is that when I move the mouse or press a key screensaver disappears ...
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“This driver is deprecated in favor of the server builtin modesetting driver.” that means that I can remove xorg-intel driver?

While upgrading my system packages I noticed an entry on the changelog that reads: xserver-xorg-video-intel (2:2.99.917+git20160127-1) unstable; urgency=medium * New upstream snapshot. * control:...
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Laptop VGA Output Randomly Changes Name Between VGA1 and VGA2

Periodically (every few reboots by the look of it) my external VGA output on my Laptop changes name between VGA1 and VGA2. For example right now xrandr is displaying: timp@helez:~$ xrandr | grep VGA ...
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xrandr detects amplifier as monitor

To help with setting up multi-monitor X I'm using a simple script to get screen resolution information using xrandr. This was working fine until I tried attaching an amplifier to attempt to use HDMI ...
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Halt the mouse wheel on keyboard key down

I have a Synaptics trackpad (specifically a BCM5974) on a MacBook5,1. If I lift my fingers off of my trackpad after scrolling without deliberately pausing the scroll motion first, the scroll will ...
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GUI gone after apt-get upgrade on clean install, Ubuntu Wily-

I was pointed here from AskUbuntu because my question was about an unsupported Ubuntu derivate, here is the copy-pasted question: I upgraded my fresh install of Netrunner 17 Horizon (Ubuntu-based, ...
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minimal X.org xserver installation on Debian Wheezy

I installed Debian Wheezy with no desktop environment as I would like to use lightweight dwm window manager instead. However, as a first step, I need to install xserver. I would like to install ...
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How can I achieve the effect of MS remote desktop on Linux?

On Windows machines, if one machine A runs the remote desktop service, and another machine B (which in fact doesn't have to be Windows) runs a remote desktop client - then the user on B can 'steal' ...
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why do I get “reason is: this server does not require authentication” in xpra

I 'd like to use Xpra as described on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Xpra. However, I'm using the Xpra Windows client to connect but it doesn't work & and I keep getting an error message "this ...
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Wrong monitor size

When I run xrandr it shows me that my monitor has 640mm x 360mm but in fact it has 920mm x 522mm. My desktop doesn't fit into monitor display. How can I set correct monitor dimensions?
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Is it possible to move content of screen?

I connected old Philips TV to my computer. It works but what I see on it is shifted to the right. So on the left I have black gap and on the right some part of my desktop is out of screen. Can I ...
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Debian Wheezy dual monitor problem

I installed Debian wheezy with XFCE 4.8 on my new laptop, updated the kernel to 3.13 from backports. When I connect the laptop to my monitor, I can see only a part of the screen on the monitor with a ...
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How should I configure my multi-monitor setup on MATE?

I'm running the MATE desktop environment on two monitors on Debian using the NVidia proprietary driver. I'm facing a problem where after logging in, panel widgets like the clock or the Workspace ...
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Gnome doesn't work in tty7

I am new to linux, and I am using Debian. Everything were fine, but after I have my first reboot, I got a black screen after boot in tty7. I switched to tty1 and did startx and it worked(I have ...
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Xlib without X11? Any library or system is capable of doing this?

First of all, the X protocol can't be fully understood without a server-client architecture, but, however, most XWindow applications use Xlib and Xt in a way that could be encapsulated inside Xlib ...
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xautolock/ssh-add can't interact with ssh-agent if launched from .xsessionrc

I use xautolock to lock the screen and suspend my laptop after a given amount of time of inactivity. This works fine. This is how xautolock is started from .xsessionrc: xautolock -time 60 -...
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how do I prevent Xorg using my Linux laptop's display panel?

I have a laptop (~5 year old HP compaq nc6400 running Fedora Linux) that I use most of the time as a desktop machine. It is plugged into a docking station with its lid closed and connected through ...
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How can I connect to a remote X server _without_ ssh?

I am very happy with ssh -X when I'm connecting to my machine over internet. But at home, I want to connect with my notebook to my desktop machine without ssh. What's the best way of doing this? (Both ...
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Why is mouse freezing in FreeBSD 9.1 Gnome or Fluxbox?

I'm new to FreeBSD 9.1 and I wanted to install a desktop GUI environment. I first tried Gnome 2 since I am familiar with it. I appended the following lines to the /etc/rc.conf file: hald_enable="YES" ...
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Xorg freezes with Bumblebee after hard reboot

I am installing Arch on my new laptop but for some reason when starting startx Arch freezes completely. Before this happened I already had a working KDE environment, but then I had to force a reboot (...
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Xorg works only when bbswitch is ON?

I've got a weird problem. I installed bumblebee and when I start Xorg with startx it freezes the system completely (cannot switch tty or REISUB). But, when I use bbswitch to turn my dedicated graphics ...
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Command line to return to the GUI after Ctrl-Alt-F1?

I'm unable to return to the GUI with Ctrl-Alt-F7 (or any of the 12 function keys). I have some unsaved work and I don't want to lose them. Are there any other key combinations that will allow me to ...
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How do I correct for overscan when using the nouveau display driver?

I have 2 Zotac Zbox HD-ID11 systems which have NVIDIA ION graphics hardware. Both are running Debian 8 (kernel 4.3) with lightdm and the xfce desktop, however one is using the NVIDIA display drivers ...
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xdotool: How to search for window by title and class with different patterns (similar to AutoHotkey)

xdotool lets you search for windows using its search subcommand. I need to locate a window, that has class 'gvim' and title containing word 'TODO'. How do I do this? What I've tried: You can do ...
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Synaptics touchpad LED support

How to enable support the LED in Synaptics touchpads? I'm using Debian Jessie and xserver-xorg-input-synaptics ver. 1.8.1-1. I found patches by Takashi Iwai from SUSE for LED support in Synaptics ...
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Rotate screen using udl driver (DisplayLink) on Ubuntu 14.04?

Recently got a DisplayLink device, it works, but I would like to rotate counter-clockwise. Apparently the driver does not allow rotation (tried via gnome-shell and xrandr). Searching on google I ...
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Why have the X server configuration files moved from /etc/Xorg to /usr/share/Xorg?

It used to be the case (since the XFree86 days and maybe earlier) that X server configuration files are to be found under /etc; namely in /etc/Xorg. However, recent distributions (at least, recent ...
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USB automount call another x-session

I have FreeBSD 10.2 installed with Openbox as wm. When I put flash drive in USB new instance of openbox starts automaticaly. I don't undestand why. /etc/rc.conf # Hostname hostname="dark" ...
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How is Xserver able to tell which device is a mouse or a keyboard?

In these days we don't have to create a custom configuration that sets our devices up, at least when it comes to Xserver. But sometimes you want to change some default parameters. When you do it, you ...
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Is it possible to force an OpenGL application to use adaptive vsync?

The Windows nVidia control panel allows one to enable adaptive vsync globally or on a per-application basis. On the other hand, while on Linux nvidia-settings has an "application profiles" tab, it ...
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Not getting 3d acceleration on one of two GeForce graphic cards

Running Debian 8. I have a GeForce 6600 GT and a GeForce GTX 460 SE. I was using the 340.65-2 driver, whatever the standard nvidia driver is in the repos, but that doesn't support the 6600. So I ...
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Is there a way to communicate with someone at their desktop?

My wife is sitting at her home desktop, alpha, which is running a recent version of Ubuntu. I am on a bus, using ConnectBot on my G1 phone, and can SSH into alpha from wherever I am. For complicated ...
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gray highlighting is gone

Gray text highlighting no longer works on my Debian/stretch system. Neither in Emacs for indicating the selected region, nor here in the browser editor for text within backticks. Which system level ...
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Mapping two joysticks with Xorg

I already managed to map the input of a joystick to keyboard inputs by writing a file in my xorg.conf.d/ directory (the file is named 51-joystick.conf). Now I would like to map the inputs of a second ...
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qt4 applications don't work in Xephyr

I am using Xephyr to run applications as another user, while being logged in as primary user. Most applications work fine in Xephyr, except qt4 based. Specifically: electrum ipython qtconsole ...
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Can I configure a touchpad to act as modifier keys in some circumstances?

I have Debian and use Emacs a lot. I have an idea which could help me in using modifier keys. Currently I just switch the touchpad off when using Emacs, with this command: synclient TouchpadOff=1 ...
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Configuring keyboard layouts: 3-way switch, 3rd layout when CapsLock is on

I'm trying to configure my keyboard in this way: I have 3 layouts, 2 of which I use fairly often (eng, rus) and 1 I use occasionally (e.g. when I'm writing some official letters) - cz. The difference ...
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How to make startx open new X Session in tty7 on Raspberry Pi?

Before, when I launched x from the tty1 console, it would start the x session in tty7, allowing me to terminate it easily from tty1. Now (I do not know what changed it), startx from tty1 will open X ...
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Debuggging `Maximum number of clients reached … unable to open display “:0”'

I am running an openSUSE Tumbleweed installation with KDE Plasma 5.4.3 . I tend to use a fair number of programs ( Eclipse, Firefox, Slack, Evolution, Konsole, various java applications ) and after ...
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Set up autologin with SLiM

I have installed Arch and am having problems with the auto login options within slim.conf. I have installed the following X packages: xorg-server xorg-xinit xorg-twm, xterm and for the graphics: xf86-...
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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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intel driver on nvidia optimus laptop not recognizing internal display

I have a ThinkPad W520 laptop with an nVidia optimus display. I recently upgraded my linux system to linux-4.2.5 and nvidia-358 and now I cannot get the internal display to be available for X11. ...
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Xorg on skylake graphics hangs

I've bought msi gs40 that has intel i7 6700HQ which means integrated graphics hd 530. After a day of struggling I was able to start xorg with HD530. For this I addes i915 to initramfs and i915....
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How does GUI in Unix/Linux actually work? [duplicate]

I am a beginner and I need some clear explanations on the following questions. What is Desktop Environment? What is Desktop Manager? What is Display Manager? What is X window system, server, X11 ...
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How to get dual graphic cards working under Linux?

My laptop is Dell Inspiron 5420, with two graphic cards: Intel HD Graphics 4000 Nvidia GeForce GT 630M I took the Thinkpad T400 configuration guide as an example to configure my Linux, but I only ...
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Return to GUI from text console with many X11 servers?

I know the thread How to get out of TTY and into X session apparently about similar thing as here, and Command line to return to the GUI after Ctrl-Alt-F1 about chvt. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I run ...
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Low resolution caused by No valid modes for “DFP-0” - Mint-17 NVidia

I don't seem to be able to configure xorg.conf to increase my monitors resolution (currently running at 1280x800). I've been working on this for several hours. I'm new at all this, so I can't figure ...