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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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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X Windows Terminates when I type {+<ENTER>

In particular when I type the following keyboard combo: <hold shift> [ <release shift> <enter> I get dumped out of KDE and see a flash of some console output but I can't find it in ...
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Configuring Xorg.conf for i915 intel driver

I have a MotionComputing M1400 pen tablet. It runs Debian Squeeze, and today I noticed it was using software rendering for OpenGL, so I decided to try to use the intel driver. My chipset is the Intel ...
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How to retrieve monitors configuration from the command line?

I am making a script that needs to access the computer's monitor(s) configuration. How can I do that? Is there a command or a file I could read where I can access this information? At the moment, I ...
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How can I make the screen black and white?

This is basically to transform the screen (of a laptop), into a black and white screen. I am using Ubuntu 13.04.
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Why .Xauthority needs not to be owned by the root account in order to get past login?

I've just got the same problem from here, and solved it using what was stated in the first answer (akonsu's one). However, I would love to know why ~/.Xauthority needs not to be owned by the root ...
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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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Spawning GDM/Display manager within already existing X11 session

I know that this is possible, I've seen it done, but I've forgotten the command. Basically, what I want to do (for various reasons) is to spawn a GDM/Gnome/etc session (a new one) from within my ...
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Please help clarify for me the role and architecture of Xorg (X server) and interaction with other software

Sorry, this is going to be a multi-prong question, so please bear with me: I have been a Linux user for years now, but I still struggle to understand how X compares with the software used for display ...
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Disabling X server on Fedora 17

How can I prevent the X server from starting up on Fedora 17? In older versions the user should edit /etc/inittab but in this version (I didn't check this on previous versions) Fedora uses some other ...
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If you SSH into another computer, how to access other X displays?

This is a query based on personal use. A troll in our local network had downloaded Crikey, the key-event simulator. He used it to simulate events on other computers, leading to unwanted things. For ...
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touchpad's click isn't working on Arch installation with Gnome

The touchpad's click isn't working(doesn't click when tapped) on my Arch installation with Gnome; I've already installed xf86-input-synaptics. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Looking for a simple X Window panel/dock with icon “pinning” feature from Windows 7

I am using OpenBox WM and I am looking for some simple dock application (that could be used along with OpenBox) that has this icon "pinning" feature. It can also be a panel. So far I have found this: ...
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Using software OpenGL rendering with X

I want to try the most basic OpenGL driver, in order to find out what's the problem of my X server with OpenGL. I want then to have X use software rendering for OpenGL, like windows do with ...
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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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Is it normal for a integrated intel video card to have such low fps?

Here's the output from glxgears: 300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.959 FPS My video card: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics ...
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startx error when setting up X server on archlinux

I am trying to install X on my archlinux home desktop. I get this error when trying to start it (startx/xinit): [root@computer ~]# startx xauth: file /root/.Xauthority does not exist xauth: file ...
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Getting the number and names of windows in Xvfb

I am currently working with Xvfb to grab the screenshots of my programs. Is there a way to determine the number and the names of the windows that are currently "displayed" in Xvfb? Where can I find ...
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Where do X error messages go?

If I start an X application from a terminal, the error messages go to the terminal. If I start them from a GUI, where do the error messages go, or alternatively how are they dealt with?
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Can one disable tap-to-click in X server configuration without “InputClass” sections?

I want to configure my system so that tap-to-click is disabled on the touchpad. (It's running a rather old version of ALTLinux distro with xorg-server-1.4.2-alt10.M41.1.) I'm interested in a solution ...
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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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How do I screencap another Xorg display?

I started another x session from my current one like so: xinit xterm -- :128 An x session starts in display :128, xterm gets run in it and everything is fine. I switched back to screen :0 (the ...
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Is there a way to remap the AltGr key to Ctrl with setxkbmap?

I've already checked the option section in /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst but I didn't find an entry for AltGr...
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'Cannot open display' on restored GNU screen session

Using debian unstable with Gnome 3 but I think this has always happened. If I log out and then log back in again it seems the X session is restarted or in some way changed. In any case, when I start ...
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X Window opened from screen

Bit of an oddish one, if I've opened an X window over SSH in a screen session will it reopen when screen is reattached? I've been able to detach and the process stays running fine, with the X window ...
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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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Switch between keyboard layout based on input event

I have a french and a US keyboard on my computer. I'm using awesome wm and have set everything so that it is easy for me to switch between keyboard layout. But I still have to do it myself. ...
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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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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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How to start a second X session?

I tried to do it with the command startx 1. It seemed to flicker to a different screen momentarily, but then exited. Got the following error: /usr/bin/xterm: No absolute path found for shell: :1 ...
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Launch an application with window decorator hints, x/y coordinates, size, etc

Is there a way to launch an application with a given size, position, and window decorator hints from the command line? I'd like to lock a certain window in a certain place at a size and without a ...
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Determine xinput device manufacturer and model?

I'm trying to find the device manufacturer and model of my keyboard and touch pad so I can write an XOrg configuration file targeting it via: Section "InputClass" Identifier "touchpad" ...
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Ctrl-Alt-F1 not working from X

I have a system running Debian 5.0 that doesn't respond to Ctrl-Alt-F# (1-6) Check if Ctrl, Alt, F1 and F2 are intercepted correctly... $ DISPLAY=:0 xwininfo xwininfo: Please select the window ...
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Most minimalistic way to switch users in X session

If I want a minimalistic login I can use something like this in my .zprofile: if [ $(tty) = "/dev/tty1" ]; then startx fi However doing this way I cannot switch users on the fly anymore. I.e. lock ...
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send keystroke to process

I'd like to run some applications in fullscreen. Even though they don't have an explicit such option, it is possible with the metacity Alt-F11 command. So, I thought I could create such an input like ...
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Running VLC from a cronjob: How to get a DBUS connection?

I'm trying to run VLC headless from a cron job. The idea is to grab single images from a RTSP stream every two minutes and (later, and in another script) ftp them to a distant machine. The command ...
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Disabling caps lock by setxkbmap makes it Shift key in Emacs

I'm using GNU Emacs 23.2.1. within Xfce 4.8.0 (both coming from the Ubuntu Natty repository). I disable the CapsLock by running /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" at the beginning of the Xfce ...
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How to put some keyboard layout aside from layout switching ring?

What I need is to switch between Russian and English layout with my favorite shortcut (namely Shift-CapsLock) switch to Belarusian layout with another shortcut (say, Ctrl-RightShift, but actual ...
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Is there a way to stop screensaver on keyboard only?

Let's say you have screensaver running. When you move your mouse or hit any key on keyboard screensaver will be stopped. The problem is that with modern, laser based mice, slight vibration of ...
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Why does US International Keyboard break Alt_R

All adding the U.S. English International (with dead keys) keyboard layout breaks my Alt_R key. Any ideas why? I'm working on RHEL 5.5 using GNOME. The problem disappears if I remove the additional ...
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How to Fix Choppy Video Playback in Ubuntu?

On Ubuntu 10.04 I experience choppy video playback. I am running Mplayer and have an Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ video card. I have already installed the libvdpau1 library. I don't know if hardware ...
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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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Can I use two sets of I/O devices for two user sessions on one computer?

I want to connect a second monitor, keyboard and mouse to my PC (running Ubuntu) and let somebody else (e.g. my son) use the a different TTY while I am working. I know I can switch between TTYs using ...
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Running GUI application as another (non-root) user

Let's say I have 2 user accounts user1 and user2. When I login as user1, and then switch to user2 using su, I can execute command-line programs, but GUI programs fail. Example: user1@laptop:~$ su - ...
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Command to re-enable decoration on windows

I'm running openbox, I have accidentally undecorated a window (By clicking on Un/Decorate) Now is it possible to restore the decoration? Since the title is "invisible" now, I have no where to click ...
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Keyboard layout switch (Ctrl+Shift) in a new xorg

I've been using similar config for years: Section "InputClass" Identifier "keyboard-all" MatchIsKeyboard "on" Driver "evdev" Option "XkbLayout" "us,ru,de" Option "XkbVariant" ...
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Binding single key (such as 'F1') to multiple keys (such as 'Ctrl+C') in Gnome

I know how to map a single key to a command using the gconf settings. I also know how to map a single key to another key (F1 -> ctrl) using Xmodmap. My question is how can I map a single key such as ...
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Playing sound in a user X session

I am running Linux Mint 14 and can play sound when I start my x session through mdm. however, when I start my X session using startx in user space, I am unable to get any sound play. What could be ...
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How to configure xorg.conf for widescreen VNC on headless Linux/Ubuntu?

I have a Ubuntu 12.10 Box configured to run headless. I've managed to boot X headless by a lot of trial and error but I still have a glitch: When booting using the monitor, it all works ok, widescreen ...
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How to make Compose work in GTK and Qt apps?

I used Gnome for a long time, but preferred vanilla X input method (xim) over the default GTK behaviour. I just set GTK_IM_MODULE and QT_IM_MODULE enviroment variables to xim, and didn't have any ...