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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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 initrd=boot\initrd.img-...
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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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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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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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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. http://www.listary.com/text-editor-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fedora 23 beta guest won't install VBox Guest Xorg drivers because X server version is a prerelease

I have tried everything I can think of. I've tried RPM Fusion, I've tried using the ISO, but both don't work. I have tried changing the stuff in the .run file, but the md5sum fails. I have tried ...
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How to get information about which display server is running?

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 and i want to know which display server is running. In first version of Ubuntu it is definitely X server, but recently i got updated my Ubuntu 15.10 and i came to know that some ...
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Is ctrl+alt+backspace officially deprecated?

I was researching how to enable the kill X keybind, historically known as CtrlAltBackspace, and stumbled upon this discussion: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=73617 There, in post #7, the ...
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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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Can I setup a “View only mode” for Awesome-WM?

I'm using Awesome-WM and would like to setup a keyboard-toggle and/or window match rule that changes the way inputs are processed for that window. Basically I would like the option to mark a Window as ...
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Display manager mdm fails to load desktop environment

I was having abnormally long waiting times during which the DM was checking my (correct) login credentials. After mucking around with it a bit I decided to remove the mdm package and reinstall it. I ...
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Nvidia graphics card

I have troubles with NvidiaGraphicCard on Linux Mint . So at first I have downloaded the cuda libs for Linux. Drivers are from the cuda NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-352.39.run All have installed but I have ...
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Xorg problem on Manjaro Linux

I've install Manjaro Linux and after that I've try to install the nVidia driver. After I've install the nVidia driver it told my to run nvidia-xconfig in terminal to reset the xorg server. After I ...
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How can I fix Xorg startup problem?

I am using Arch Linux and I was using awesome wm and everything worked perfectly. I installed plasma-meta package to try KDE 5 so after I rebooted the system X does not start. Lightdm, sddm fails and ...
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output cut on the projector because laptop resolution is 16:9 and projector is lower

My query is same/similar to Setting KDE to crop the laptop's screen to match external VGA device's ratio In my case my screen resolution is 1366 x 768 which is non-standard but still ...
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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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safely mainpulating xorg configuration

I need to update my configuration through the nvidia tool, if I am to enable a triple headed desktop. I would like to make sure where is my current xorg configuration if at all I already have one. ...
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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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Creating a virtual X11 output with Nvidia driver

I'm attempting to follow this guide to extend the desktop on computer A to computer B by creating a virtual output on computer A and using vnc to display the virtual output on computer B. The ...
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How to make openbox display window in certain area only

I have a display with a native resolution of 1024X600. I set it to 1024X724, because some window can't be display in the native resolution. I have to use the mouse to do the panning. But for the ...
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Writing Xorg custom modeline for 1366x768 with nvidia driver

I've recently bought a Dell e1914h monitor 18.5" and supports 1366x768@60Hz display. The problem with proprietary nvidia driver is 1366x768 resolution is not supported by default due to some nvidia ...
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Starting an Window Manager on hybrid graphics system fails

I'm a completely new user of Arch Linux. I installed the system nearly like described by the German beginners guide. The most important things according this problem: Bootmanager: GRUB Installed ...
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Xserver sets monitor to sleep after 10 minutes

My installation, Ubuntu server 14.04 with just xorg and firefox installed. The server boots up and immediatly starts firefox with the disired webpage in fullscreen mode. After 10 minutes my monitor ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0

I'm on a Gnome 3.16 session. If, from gnome-terminal I try to open any GTK+ application, like this for example: $ gedit I get this, and the App won't open: (gedit:29695): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot ...
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gdm/sddm won't start

I made startx working, but when I do gdm, compuper hangs, and if I run sddm, screen turns black with some chopped letter on top of screen. I put intel settings to xorg.conf. Thanks for help!
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Xlib: extension “GLX” missing on display “:0”. (Linux Mint 17.2 hipchat)

I recently installed nvidia proprietary drivers by: sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-updates and uninstalled nouveau drivers by sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-...
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Why kernel modesetting, instead of privilege separation?

Kernel modesetting was kind of painful to get on Linux at first, but now it's pretty awesome to have. I mean, X not need to run as root? High-res hardware accelerated consoles? Cool stuff. Problem is,...
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Is it possible to start two Xorg X-Servers with intel graphics on same machine?

Whenever I want to start a second X-Server (one is running on display :0, I started the second with X :1, as root, but as normal user it doesn't work either) it won't start. The relevant error message ...
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How to inform Xorg about a resolution I have already set?

I'm trying to get my Banana Pi Pro to switch between 1920x1080 and 1280x720 resolutions on an HDMI screen. Both resolutions work fine if I set them in uEnv.txt: disp.screen0_output_mode=1280x720p60 ...
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Open new graphic terminal via ssh

I would like to log in from machine A to machine B -- and regardless or whether anyone is logged in on B* open a new graphical terminal on :1**. To further clarify: This is a lab situation with one ...
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cluster-ssh: specify terminal font

In my cssh config file, I have: terminal_font=6x13 this default font is too small for me. man cssh says, I can specify other font size with the -f argument, while using "standard X font notation"....
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How to steal keystrokes instead of just monitoring them?

I am writing a program that allows controlling the mouse through keyboard. The user is supposed to assign a hotkey to start the program, which runs in the background without GUI or CLI. The keyboard ...
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Legacy Xorg fonts.alias matching does not work anymore

I have # xset -q [...] Font-Path: /usr/share/fonts/misc/,/usr/share/fonts/TTF/,/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/,built-ins [...] and for example a /usr/share/fonts/misc/fonts.alias, that defines "fixed": ...
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Forwarding Output of server which doesnt have xserver to my x client

I have a digital ocean server which doesnt contain xorg is that possible that i can connect through ssh but for example editing etc output to my own editor or open links through in my browser etc.
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RHEL 7.1 Virtual Terminal

I am looking to disable the Virtual Terminals on a RHEL 7.1 laptop. All of the instructions I have found point me to adding Section "ServerFlags" Option "DontVTSwitch" "true" EndSection to the ...
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Using remote XServer

I recall seeing a tutorial on setting up Xorg to be a vnc replacement without installing anything, but I cannot find it. I was hoping someone here could help out. Scenario: Machine A no monitor ...
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aticonfig needs a xorg.conf I have none

I run a dual seat setup with 2 GPUs. Lightdm launches the 2 X servers, without any need for a xorg.conf Now aticonfig, because I use fglrx drivers, tells me : No layout section was found in the file: ...
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How to obtain mouse events from the kernel when X is active?

When switching to a virtual terminal on my system, The kernel successfully delivers mouse events to a generic input event interface -/dev/input/event6 in my case- as well as legacy interfaces mouse1 ...
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failed to start the x server (your interface). it is likely not set up correctly (Mint)

I was trying to configure mouse properties following this guide. I restarted my computer and got this message : Failed to start the x server (your interface). It is likely not set up correctly ...
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trackpad on hp stream sends ButtonPress event 1 and 3 on two-finger click

Kernel version: uname -a Linux lappy 4.1.6-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Aug 17 08:52:28 CEST 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux Type of trackpad: xinput -list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [...