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 Does X build its modelist?

I have an embedded board running Linux 3.0.35 and X.Org 1.14.4. I'm modifying an existing framebuffer driver to support a new connector type. I'm reading the EDID, creating a new modelist using the ...
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X does not load after debian upgrade [closed]

After upgrading to "jessie" (debian 8) from stable (debian 7), the system hangs at a blank screen (displaying only an underscore at the top left corner), but otherwise displays no error message to ...
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x11grab from another display server

I have ffmpeg with x11grab on my local machine, but I want to capture the screen of an X server on 12.34.56.78. How can I do that? The following doesn't work: ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 25 -s 800x600 -i ...
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startx cannot open /dev/fb0: Permission denied

When I try to start my WM using startx, I am unable to because the permission of something called /dev/fb0 are restricted. From home/user/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log: [ 198.569] (--) controlling ...
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optirun and ssh -X

I would like to run a remote OpenGL program through ssh tunneled with the -X option. My laptop has Optimus so anything using OpenGL has to go through optirun (bumblebee). This would explain why I ...
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Xorg with Kernel Mode Settings won't work with other tty

Using intel video drivers with kms and i915 on arch linux I haven't been able to start Xorg in a different tty than from the calling one logged as root. By example: Logged as root on tty1 X vt7 :0 ...
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Remote virtual displays

I have two machines in local network, e.g. 192.168.8.30 (1) and 192.168.8.31 (2) and for each connected 2 displays. I want to use all of display like a physically connected to one of machine. Can I ...
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Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to kill X server can't be disabled

I would like to disable the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace shortcut to kill my X server. I have tried disabling it in the gnome-keyboard-properties "Layout Options..." dialog. When I start the dialog, the option ...
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Is there any way to resize scale application GUI window?

Is there any way to run an application scaling its GUI window? (Well, I'm using MATE but hope for universal solution). For example, up scale small window of an old game running under wine on ...
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Get X to ignore specific mouse?

I have a program which needs control of a mouse. I have a specific mouse attached for this, and I would like X to leave it alone. Unfortunately whatever mechanism in X autodetects and configures input ...
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Change color balance on Intel Graphics

My laptop has some screen or cable problem, because of which the screen is all pink colour. In Windows I use my Graphic Card configuration software to change the screen colours mixing colour channels ...
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How to determine if X server runs with root privileges

This is a one-liner: Is there a way/command to check if the X server is run as root or as user? This was supposed to be a one-liner but alas... I recently upgraded my Arch Linux box. After the ...
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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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how to detect what DISPLAY is active/has input focus?

Is there some command (or trick) to detect what DISPLAY is active? I mean active in a sense that it will "eat" all key strokes, and mouse clicks and moves; so it has the input focus. I mean also for ...
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Window resize slowly and freeze with compton, openbox and catalyst-hoo

I'm try for the second time use Arch Linux. In this installation I get: openbox tint2 compton catalyst-hook (Vi0L0's) After starting the compton, I can not see what I'm typing in the terminal, ...
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regenerate xorg.conf with current settings

Many people have talked about this issue but I've not found a satisfactory answer. I'm on a debian jessie. Currently I have tried nvidia-driver as the driver but it caused the system to crash; so I ...
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Xvfb memory leak running VTK visualization offscreen

I'm running a Python VTK visualization script. I want to be able to do that offscreen, so I can launch the visualization in a server. I can do that by doing renWin.OffScreenRenderingOn() in the ...
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monitoring events (keyboard, mouse) in X

Is it possible to display all events that are generated in Xorg? Such as keyboard pressed, mouse events...?
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How can I increase the acceleration of the mouse wheel via xinput?

I have a Microsoft wireless USB mouse whose scroll wheel seems to have absolutely no acceleration whatsoever on Linux. On Windows and OSX, the faster I scroll, the faster the page scrolls, and vice ...
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Switch screens in xorg.conf without reloading X

I have an ARM device running ubuntu and the screen set up using xorg.conf as below: Section "Device" Identifier "Card0" Driver "fbdev" Option "fbdev" "/dev/graphics/fb2" ...
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Put the XFCE extended dektop on the right-side monitor

Is it possible to make an aoutput showing extended desktop to the left of the primary? I'm using xfce. $ xrandr --output VGA1 --primary --right-of LVDS1 The above command makes VGA1 as extended ...
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After update, Synaptics touchpad gives lethargic pointer

My laptop is running KDE on a Debian a testing/unstable mix. I recently did an upgrade, which pulled in a new xorg version (xserver-xorg-core:amd64 2:1.15.1-1 → 2:1.15.99.904-1), including all the ...
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get xautolock status

I'm currently using xautolock to automatically lock my screen with slock. However, when I'm watching a movie, I certainly don't want my screen to go black suddenly. I read the manpage and saw that ...
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How can I disable a part of the screen in X.Org

I'm running a Laptop with Arch Linux, X.org and i3. Due to a broken LCD panel, I would like to disable/ignore the left ~228 Pixels of the screen until I have time to get it repaired. So far, I've ...
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VIA “Chrome 9 HC” graphics card causes blackscreen on CentOS 6.5

I'm using Centos 6.5 (i386, fully updated) and get a black screen, when trying to startx. Debian was able to run a Desktop-Environment on the same machine. My graphics card is: CN896/VN896/P4M900 ...
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X has blank screen but clearly runs

At my last reboot X started but blacked the screen. When logging into the system remotely all processes seem to be running just fine (e.g. Firefox is automatically started), so X is clearly running, ...
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Two monitors: intel VGA + Nvidia DVI

Recently I've bought a GA-Z87-HD3 motherboard and a GTX 660 graphics card. Now I have two monitors, the first that I'm using is attached to the DVI port of the Nvidia graphic card, the second one is ...
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Why is my keyboard input slow in Xorg?

Ok, this is really strange. I have a pretty bare setup of ubuntu where I start awesomewm and a number of other programs from an .xsession. I'm not running Gnome 3 or anything heavy like that and ...
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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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ssh -X foo@host then su bar then run X app with local display, while bar also logged in?

I want to ssh into another machine, using one user account, then su to another user and run X programs as that user, with the display on my computer. The case when the 2nd user is not logged in to X ...
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Starting a VNC session on a new X display

I'm currently using x11vnc to share my existing X session over VNC. What I'd like to do is to start a new X session/display which would work and act exactly like the existing one, except wouldn't be ...
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Priority for “always on top” X windows

I have two windows on my Xfce desktop that need to be open all the time and they are set to always on top. They overlap each other, whenever I click on one of them, that's expected behaviour. Is ...
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Stuck pixel on X

Every couple of days, a pixel roughly in the center of my screen gets stuck on white. It can be unstuck by restarting X, or by logging out and back in. However it remains stuck when I call xrefresh. ...
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Remotely turn off display output?

I'm using x11vnc and SSH to tunnel VNC remotely to my local machine. One of the interesting side-effects of this is that as I use my work computer from home, my coworkers will see me moving around ...
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NVIDIA Proprietary Driver on Debian Jessie Problems

I have dabbled in running a Debian server before, but this is my first time using its graphical interface for my main pc. I have been trying to install the nvidia proprietary drivers. I have SLI gtx ...
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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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Blurred 75/100 DPI Xorg font packages with Webkit?

In web browsers using Webkit as their engine we have blurred and unclear font rendering issue in some pages such as Stackexchange, Github and some random other sites. The problem is the fonts come ...
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How can I add additional resolution for my screen?

I tried to launch a game (GTA San Andreas) on wine. GTA showed Cannot find 800x600x32 video mode and closed immediately. The Computer I currently have is a Lenovo IdeaPad G510, with Intel HD ...
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How to override custom mouse cursor with Xcursor?

When I use rdesktop to connect to a Microsoft Windows server, the mouse cursor is set to a monochrome version of the Windows true-colour cursor. This ends up being a white arrow with no outline, so ...
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Type some text with xdotool independently of the keyboard layout

The command xdotool type "hello" can be used to type the word hello. But only if the keyboard layout is not English, otherwise it will type something else. How can I solve this problem so that ...
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Backtrack 5 installation: StartX error

I am trying to install BT5 using USB drive. When I type startx command, its not showing the screen, instead its showing: ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log giving up. Xinit : No Such file or directory ...
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Adding custom setxkbmap options

Use setxkbmap to swap the Left Shift and Left Control describes how to swap some modifier keys with xkbcomp. However, I'd like to just add a custom setxkbmap option instead of using xkbcomp with a ...
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Monitor connected via displayport to DVI adapter won't sleep properly

I have a monitor connected to my machine that displays odd behavior when entering power saving sleep mode. When entering sleep, the monitor will alternate between blanking and displaying a default ...
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how to 'forward' x display data?

this is my situation: there are three computers lab server (CentOS) lab personal computer(window s7) personal laptop(ubuntu) since the lab server only allowed ip address of my desktop at the lab, ...
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where can I find the MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE in the user side?

While digging into X Windows or X11 stuff I found that X display uses MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE to allow client-server to exchange display data. One thing I don't understand is that I am able to locate and ...
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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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Running “gnome-session” or “gnome-panel” over SSH via X yields black bar

I can VNC fine to my machine. But VNC is slow, and to try something else, I wanted to use gnome-session or gnome-panel over SSH via X. But it simply gives me a black bar across the whole screen. No ...
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How to prevent xdotool from locking the current window after a script?

I have a simple BASH script with xdotool, that reads some data from a CSV, and enters it into a form in some other software: #!/bin/bash sleep 5 while read -r line do a="$(echo $line | awk '{ ...
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Some settings in 50-synaptics.conf have no effect

I am having trouble with editing the synaptics file for my touchpad, /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. I got Debian-based Linux with Gnome 3.4.2. The relevant portion (I suppose) of said file ...
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Multiple X sessions with VNC

I have two separate X Sessions. One is unity Ubuntu Desktop The Second one is XBMC. I use the built-in remote desktop sharing vino of ubuntu for VNC. When the Ubuntu Desktop is up on the server ...