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 can I influence which Virtual Display (X Server) is shown after boot?

I'm trying to build an info display (or Digital Signage Monitor) with Raspberry Pi running Raspbian (so a Debian distro). I need to start two X servers, where one is showing the content (through ...
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How do I prevent Xorg from loading one-time?

My current Xorg configuration is freezing the machine (and text based terminals don't seem to work). Is there a way (e.g. holding down a hot-key) I can prevent the loading of X at boot time? I cannot ...
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Cinnamon (Petra) crashed. Opens in fallback mode

I'm not an expert on linux. My cinnamon (petra) just started to chrash on logons and I have no opinion for what did I do wrong. I have found a set of errors on my .xsession-errors. The below one is ...
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3 monitors on 2 separate nvidia cards with compositing and rotation

Is this even possible? I've got 3 monitors (#1, #2, and #3) and 2 video cards (A and B). #1 and #2 are connected to video card A, and #3 is connected to B. I want to rotate monitors #2 and #3, and ...
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tslib: mouse cursor moves in the opposite direction to selection box

I'm using tslib/xf86-input-tslib on an ARM box with Debian 7. ts_calibrate and ts_test are working properly. The problems occur in Xfce. When I touch the screen and move the finger, I see, that mouse ...
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How to change GNOME default screen rotation

How do I change the default screen rotation for my gnome desktop? Is there anyway I can change the monitor settings without logging in?
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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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Debian 7 - Startx fails to start system

When I boot into the second primary boot loader, I get to the text based console to boot when I type 'startx'. The screen loads, and goes black for 10 seconds. Then when it loads a white 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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Configure Wacom Intuos Graphics Pad in Linux Mint 15

I purchased a Wacom Intuos graphics pad recently (specifically, Create Pen & Touch Tablet, which I think is the rebranding of the Intuos 4), and I am trying to configure it on my Linux Mint 15 ...
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Multiple display works in Linux Mint Live CD but not my Gentoo installation

I tried to connect a VGA display to my Gentoo laptop and use multi-display. However, the two screens behave like one big screen instead of two separate ones. That is, if I maximize a window, it ...
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What is the difference between DISPLAY :0 and :0.0? [duplicate]

What is the difference between DISPLAY :0 and :0.0? On RedHat 5.8, I can right click the desktop to start a shell and DISPLAY will be ":0". If I go to the Menu-System-Terminal to start a shell then ...
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Xorg.conf to only use part of screen [duplicate]

I have a slightly unusual requirement for a custom resolution configuration in xorg.conf and need some help to figure out how to achieve it. I have a projector with 1400x1050 native resolution and ...
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Since yesterday's Debian update, X11 does not appear to load my ~/.Xmodmap file, what would the most proper way of loading it be?

Due to lack of multimedia keys on the current keyboard, I bind F12 to play/pause, but that stopped working since yesterday, after to a large batch upgrade from the last month or so. So, what I am ...
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Text Data from X Client for usage in android app

Is it possible to write a program such that it can capture the data from an X Client to X server and extract only the Text data inside it? I have to port a legacy application to android and the ...
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Certain fonts missing from xlsfonts in Centos 6.4

I have a certain software on CentOS 6.4 that gave the following error: X Error of failed request: BadName (named color or font does not exist) Major opcode of failed request: 45 (X_OpenFont) ...
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How can I set up multiseat/separate X sessions with gnome 3? [duplicate]

With classic Gnome, if one had two monitors, one could set up "separate X sessions" for each monitor. In this configuration, each monitor had a separate user login session and application windows ...
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How can I write a “idempotent” .Xmodmap

Currently I have an .Xmodmap file that changes my Command to Ctrl, then changes my Ctrl to Super (I'm running Linux on a Mac). It works quite well, when only run once but on successive runs (for ...
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MS Intelli Mouse Optical not working on Mint Linux 15 64-bit

The title tells everything I guess: I have a MS Intelli Mouse Optical with 5 Buttons and the side buttons are not working. I have searched for a xorg.conf file but I couldn't find it. What can I do ...
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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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Xorg Setting checking from Command Line

How do I determined, whether Xorg is using Xinerama, DDC and Reduced Blanking ?? Just adding few options in Xorg.conf is sufficient ? If I have to check from command-line, then how can I check ...
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Return to X session after Ctrl+Alt+F1

What is the command to return to the graphical desktop after entering the terminal mode with Ctrl+Alt+F1? I need it for operating my Raspbian.
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How to change the Xorg gamma/brightness?

I'm trying to play a game (Deus Ex) which I have to modify the brightness since it is very dark in my ambiance. The game has a "Brightness" setting, but lately it doesn't work. I tried to figure out ...
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DMX problem with fonts

I have problem with fonts in xdmx: I am starting new X startx -- /usr/bin/X11/Xdmx :1 -display 192.168.0.104:0 -fontpath tcp/192.168.0.102:7100 (II) dmx: Generation: 1 (II) dmx: ...
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Viewing a part of the screen in a window on Linux

I plan to make a presentation with a live demo using my wide screen Ubuntu 12.10 Laptop and a projector. My plan is to connect the projector as a second (small) display and put my slides and live-demo ...
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Unable to open X display when launching Cinnamon

I installed Arch Linux and I'm unable to start Cinnamon. I can use startx and it has that green-y interface. I've tried searching with not much luck. I try to start it with cinnamon Failed to init ...
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Obtaining XWindows GUI menu item/widget names from the command line

I have just learned about dogtail, and it can allow enumeration of menu items/widgets of a GUI application from the command line; for instance (via Testing/Automation/DogtailTutorial - Ubuntu Wiki): ...
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Can't open display: 192.168…

Recently I stumbled across the problem with remote X display (without ssh). I have two hosts 192.168.0.3 - which runs xclients 192.168.0.4 - which has xserver My configuration of lightdm.conf # ...
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Arch: Awesome Window Manager won't start

I can't get my awesome running. I installed awesome and all dependecies with pacman and followed the beginning of the following guide to get awesome running: ...
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Resolution problems with external monitor in ElementaryOS

The specifications are: sudo lshw -C video [sudo] password for cipricus: *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: RV380/M24 [Mobility Radeon X600] ...
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How to get the mouse pointer where the input caret is?

I am running an Arch Linux system with i3 window manager. Let's say I am typing on a GUI editor and I want to insert text with the middle click button of the mouse exactly where I am typing. The ...
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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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One X Client Many X Servers

I have an X client and I would like to display it on many servers (with different IPs), is it possible with X Display? EDIT: Simple situation I have in network some hosts: 192.168.0.1 192.168.0.2 ...
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What's wrong with my Arch installation? Randomly bizarre screen output since last upgrade

Since my last upgrade of Arch Linux (a month ago perhaps), my screen looks weird. It happens randomly, and it would become normal with a slight update to the current window. See this screenshot of ...
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Scrolling with a WACOM tablet pen

I've got a wacom pen with a button. How can I trigger scrolling when moving the pen with the button pressed? According to xev, below, the triggering events are MotionNotify with state 0x200. If this ...
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How to install Nvidia drivers on Debian Jessie

I have installed the Nvidia drivers according to the wiki but with no success. The system hanged during boot. So, how can I install the drivers successfully on Debian Jessie? My PC's specs: GPU: ...
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Why does monitor stay on when DPMS is enabled?

I am running Mint 13 connected to a Dell U2711 monitor via displayport. When the GDM logon screen is displayed, DPMS does not ever shut down the monitor. If I logon and run $ xset -q I get ... ...
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Restart GNOME without restarting Xorg?

sometimes happens that some applications crash and make Gnome desktop unstable for example the upper bar vanishes. by restarting X ctrl+shift+backspace i can reset it. but is there a way just to re ...
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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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Error: Can't open display: (null) after some time

Each time after a certain amount of time, any attempt to run a graphical program is causing the error "Can't open display". For example: [shhdup@localhost ~]$ LANG=C xterm No protocol specified ...
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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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How to detect which keyboard device is being used

I'm working on a computer with two keyboards and two users. They are using different layouts. The two keyboards are identical. Their device ID can be found easily with xinput, but when typing we can't ...
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Swedish unicode characters in xdm / xlogin

I decided to localize my XDM login screen but I'm stuck with corrupted Swedish characters. I'm using Debian Wheezy with the following /etc/X11/xdm/Xresources Xcursor.theme: whiteglass ...
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Swapping <esc> and <caps lock> in a way that persists with external keyboards

I have a file called ~/.speedswapper which contains the following: ! Swap caps lock and escape remove Lock = Caps_Lock keysym Escape = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = Escape add Lock = Caps_Lock ...
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Xorg - ignore first click event when resuming from Screen Blanking

Is it possible to somehow configure xorg to ignore the first mouse click when screen blanking is enabled ?? The reason is I have a touch screen in an embedded arch linux application which remains ...
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X server with fglrx driver won't responce after exactly 49 accesses to X server

I have Arch linux with minimal amount of packages including xorg group and catalyst. I run X :0 and then run in infinity cycle following monitoring script: while [ true ]; do DISPLAY=:0 ...
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Restarting Gnome 3 in Debian Wheezy?

What's the correct way to restart Gnome 3 (and Xorg) under Debian 7.0 Wheezy? I've seen older documentation on how to this, but it is outdated. The ctrl+alt+backspace shortcut no longer works by ...
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What is freezing my desktop every second (like clockwork)?

Recently, after using my desktop machine for a day or so, the oddest thing will start happening: Every second, the desktop will briefly freeze, then continue, like a heartbeat. The interval is one ...
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Replacement for standard KDE monitor manager?

My Linux experience is roughly a 4/10. I'm running the latest Debian-Wheezy install, and I've been having some trouble with the stock KDE display/monitor manager (to clarify as these terms seem to ...
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Where does the output from an application started from the window manager go?

If you start an application from a terminal you can see the output to stdout and stderr, but if an application is started from the window manager, where does the output to these files typically go? To ...