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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Selective dim screens

How can I dim only select screens of my multiple-monitor linux system? I have 5 monitors connected to my computer 4 *15 inch and one 27 inch. sometimes i want to use only the main screen (27) and ...
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kdm theme not working as expected after a resolution change

Using kdm, I am triggering a script in Xsetup which is assigning resoltuions to the screens. Somehow the kdm theme does not like this, the elements seem to be aligned for a larger resolution. Is there ...
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Enable second monitor from shell

So... I have two monitors on my Ubuntu machine. And every time I launch some Windows OpenGL application under Wine it turns off the second monitor. And leaves it turned off when the application exits. ...
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How to force release of a keyboard modifiers

Sometimes, when I use synergy between my machines when one is using full-screen VirtualBox guest I get stuck with some weird key modifiers turned on. If they exist on my keyboard (like Shift_L) I can ...
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How can I get xrandr to detect both nvidia cards: 2 x GTX480, triple-head?

I am running Linux Mint 16 (Petra) I am running the default driver nvidia-319 shipped with the distro I have 2x GTX480 cards I have 3 monitors Using the Nvidia driver, all monitors and GPUs are ...
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Multiple video cards on Xorg on Debian 7.4

I have 2 video cards installed and configured xorg.conf to output onto both monitors with Option "Xinerama" "1" but rather than extending my display, it is simply cloning the displays. I'm using KDM ...
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Can't load X server Mint 15

I've already spend nearly 10 hours trying to solve my problem. After I've installed nvidia-current package and reboot, system shows Mint logo and stacks on it, whithout any output. Because of the ...
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xorg: lost screen resolution after Debian/Jessie upgrade

After update/upgrade within Debian/Jessie (affecting some 50 packages) and a reboot (after an uptime of about a month), the full resolution 2560x1440 of my Dell U2713HM has gone. xrandr is listing at ...
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Disabling an Xorg server's extension at runtime (for new clients)?

I have an old Xorg server whose "Render" extension seems to be buggy (if enabled, most of the fonts are invisible, unless hovering over them -- after upgrading the packages with X clients and ...
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EDID Invalid on USB DisplayLink Device

I have a Sabrent USB to HDMI adapter which is a DisplayLink device. It's recognized by udl as being a DisplayLink device, yet seems to be rejected/disabled due to having an invalid EDID: ...
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Switching from Xorg to console does not work

I am running Debian testing with Xfce. When I boot the machine I can see some usual booting messages, the last message is this: Waiting for /dev to be fully populated ... After a short time (1-2 ...
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Right button drag with synaptics

I thought it would be useful to tap-and-drag with two fingers, which would represent dragging with right mouse button. But after reviewing synaptic man options I can't see any option close to this. Is ...
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Crunch bang Linux login fails

I cannot login to Crunchbang Linux. When I boot the computer, it goes to the login screen, and if I type the correct username+password combo, it goes to a black screen that reads "failed to execute ...
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Jittery mouse pointer when using high sensitivity mouse with high “Constant Deceleration” in xinput

I'm on Linux Mint 15 (MATE edition) (based on Ubuntu 13.04), and I'm using a Logitech G700 mouse. Since the mouse has a pretty high sensitivity, and I don't like mouse pointer acceleration, I use the ...
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Running Mono on CentOS 5 CLI

I have vps server (virtual private server) running on Linux CentOS 5 32 bit , I installed vncserver X-Windows , GNOME and KDE environment and I connect to the VNC server from vncviewer in my Windows 7 ...
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How to force X to use specific display, regardless if it is plugged in?

As it says in title: How to force xorg to use specific display trough HDMI, regardless if it is plugged in? I have TV that has some crazy "power save" option that can't be turned off and X thinks ...
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How to fix startx on Arch Linux on Raspberry pi?

I have a problem when trying to use the command startx. It comes back with /usr/bin/x error while loading shared libraries: libgcrypt.so.20: cannot open shared and then says that it is giving ...
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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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Where is the value for current “In USE” keyboard layout in the system [duplicate]

I've searched and there is some 3rd party solutions to show your current keyboard layout in use (I've not test them). Assume that I've three keyboard layouts: us,de,ru. I want to see the current in ...
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Logging into an RDS session from the command-line

Is it possible to start an xfreerdp session into Microsoft windows from a command-line only install of Linux? The command I use from a full blown Linux install is this: $ sudo xfreerdp ...
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Make sure X server isn't already running? [closed]

Suddenly out of the blue I was able to start the X server but with many warnings on CentOS and then I tried to make sure it was shut down by going into /usr/bin and gdm stop but there is an error log ...
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How can I change the screen resolution of Slax?

Slax uses X.org for managing its GUI. However, when I boot Slax (specifically in a VM), the resolution gets capped at 1024x768. How can I increase the resolution to more fully utilize the screen ...
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Multiple graphics cards in X

I have a really interesting situation. I'm on a Dell XPS 15z laptop, which features an NVIDIA Optimus display combination, using the integrated i915 Intel Graphics alongside an NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M ...
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Nvidia Proprietary Driver Causing Multiple Problems

I have recently downloaded and installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-319.17.run for my Nvidia Quadro NVS 130M Graphics Card. Installation went fine after disabling the X server and running the install from a ...
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What is the difference between X11R7.7 and X Server 1.14.4?

When I issue the command X -version in terminal window, I get the output: X.Org X Server 1.14.4 On the X.org website, it says that latest release is X11R6.7. I am confused why there are two version ...
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Fedora 15 Crash after xorg.conf file update

I updated my xorg.conf file looking to set up a dual screen system. Unfortunately, I can't provide you this file because when I went to reboot my system crashed. The last line I get when I try to ...
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Location of Xorg headers on FreeBSD 10

I'm running FreeBSD 10 and I'd like to build dwm. I've installed Xorg using pkg install. Where are the headers located? Maybe I'm just old fashioned but I first looked in /usr/X11R6 ... not there. ...
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dead key after switching two keys with xmodmap

My keyboard switches the (German) keys [^] and [<], so I want to switch the two keys. I identified the keycodes using xev and created a file ~/.xmodmap containing keycode 94 = asciicircum degree ...
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what is the difference between X11 and Xlib?

I am not sure if I have got it right. Xlib is a library to interact with X server. X11 is just another name for X server. Is X server just a single library? if so, why we can't access it directly? ...
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xinitrc: starting xterm with tmux causes all windows to share same geometry

I have xterm with tmux open upon startup of X11 with the following line in my xinitrc file: xterm -e tmux & However the -e tmux causes all windows to assume the geometry of the first -geometry ...
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error caused by undefined symbol: glXGetProcAddress

After my last dist-upgrade of my testing debian system, X refuses to start. I can see the following error (which shows up when gnome-session is started): symbol lookup error: ...
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Single key audio capture in Linux (save on key release)

I'd like to run a program that records audio only when the Right Control key is held down. On keyboard release the result would write to disk as, e.g. yy-mm-dd hh:mm.ogg. How might I do that? $ ...
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How to remove “dead window parts” after GUI errors?

I have experienced this problem with Chrome only (but for quite a while now, different versions) but the question is not about Chrome but about X (I guess). Sometimes (I am not aware of any pattern) ...
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Execute command when mouse is pluged/unpluged on GNU/Linux

Is it possible to have something like event handler for plugging unpluggig a mouse in Unix System? I want to have a script that will enable/disable touchpad but not only on startup (you can find ...
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Magic trackpad natural scrolling interruption

I have my Apple Magic Trackpad connected to my Ubuntu 12.04 distro and it's working great with a custom xorg configuration file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/60-apple-wireless-trackpad.conf: # ...
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logname not working under X session

I would like to find out the name of the user at the end of a sudo-chain. The exact tool for this is logname or also who am i works as well. My problem is that while over SSH or tty1 (Ctrl+Alt+F1) ...
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Program for choosing computers to run X clients on - what are such programs called?

At my college some 20 years ago they ran HPUX and had several X-terminals (terminals with graphic-cards that ran an X server, but left the running of X clients to the main computer). The college had ...
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X goes black when using SimpleScreenRecorder

When using SimpleScreenRecorder, X goes black all the time when I do anything more trivial than typing in a terminal session. I have to switch to another tty and back to X for it to show again. Does ...
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TTY not work after X starts

I have a HP Envy4 5306tx laptop with Intel+Nvidia dual cards, and I install fedora 19 X64 on it without NVidia proprietory driver. However, there are some problems about the X and TTY。 The TTYs are ...
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Debian wheezy - display- fresh copy (installed twice)

I'm totally new to Linux. I installed a fresh copy of Debian wheezy and everything installed fine. After first boot my screen is not set to proper resolution. I tried all the tech tips in Google which ...
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TwinView: Switched placement (right/left)

I have a working twin view setup using nvidia graphics card and propriety drivers on Debian jessie. main monitor (DFP-0): Dell 2405FPW via DVI, placed to the right sencondary (DFP-1): Sharp TV ...
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Using Radeon on muxless system with multiple X servers

I'm using HP ProBook 4740s laptop with muxless hybrid graphics: root@mekras: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) ...
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How to start X program on local display? [duplicate]

I'm ssh-ing into a Raspberry Pi. I would like to start an X program remotely, on the Pi's display. I know you can export DISPLAY to have programs open up on your computer when you ssh-in. But I'm ...
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Where to find default bindings for special keys

My keyboard has special keys, like for sound muting or launching the web browser. With my stock Xfce 4.10 installation on Debian testing (Jessie) these keys are automatically mapped, so I didn't ...
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Weird behavior after upgrade

I upgraded my old computer and weird things have started happening. I successfully installed Debian and everything seemed to be fine but in a few days I noticed that after ~10 hours of work the ...
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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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View fontconfig settings

Is there a way I can see what settings fontconfig is currently using? I'm trying to figure out why fonts look better in an XFCE session as opposed to when I start a bare X session (no window manager, ...
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What is XDG_SESSION_COOKIE, who use it and is it useful for ssh remote login to control local x session?

Is it related to DISPLAY? and useful for remotely login a x server to control the local display?
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how to close X Server, to avoid errors while updating nvidia driver?

I tried to update my nvidia driver but i got an error when i ran the driver installation. See the error: ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before ...
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Writing single-handed layouts for X

I know someone who'd really like to be able to type with only the left hand, so I had the idea of writing a layout which "switches" the sides of the keyboard when the caps lock key is pressed. For ...