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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run xmodmap commands after login

I created a file ~/.Xmodmap with my mapping commands. I thought that it will be automatically launched after login (and restart) but it's not. So I have to always run after login the command $ ...
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Keyboard macros for X and/or KDE

I'm looking for a utility to record and playback keyboard macros in X applications (KDE specifically). I've tried xmacrorec and xmacroplay, but after running them, my mouse and keyboard does not ...
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Can I break display devices with the xrandr command?

If use the xrandr command and set a wrong resolution/freq/..., can a break my display devices? For instance, by setting a very high refresh freq that one of the video devices involved (video card, ...
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Change the status of the keyboard leds, from within an X session, without root access

I am trying to force the capslock led on. xset does not work for me, so I am trying to use setleds. In a graphical console, this command returns: > LANG=C setleds -L +caps KDGKBLED: Inappropriate ...
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Programmatic way to install xkb keyboard layout

I have a new keyboard layout that is working so far. I want to ship this to users who most probably will have minimal knowledge of Linux. Trouble is to install this layout I have to do a lot of copy ...
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Trying to set keyboard layout using Xorg configuration but it's not working

I'm trying to set my HP Pavilion g6 keyboard layout to English(us) and Arabic(ara). I'm using Fedora 18, but followed Arch Wiki anyways. Here's my 90-keyboard-layout.conf file : Section ...
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Mouse sensitivity confusion

In my few years of using Linux from using Windows for so long, there have been many new concepts for me to grasp. One of the more obvious seeming mysteries to me is how the mouse is configured in ...
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Setting nvidia properties during X-server startup

I am using the proprietary nvidia drivers in KDE (Debian Testing) and as many others experience issues with performance. I noticed that it gets a bit better if I run: nvidia-settings -a ...
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What is the best way to implement hotkeys support in Linux?

What is the best way to implement hotkeys support in Linux (ie support for brightness, audio or keyboard backlight keys)? By "best way" I mean robust, without code duplication, with minimal work ...
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changing xorg driver for netbook with cedarview integrated graphics

So I was messing around. I installed debian, everything worked fine. I had to re-install debian for whatever reason. It decided to do something different and now I'm stuck with a 800x600 resolution ...
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Can the nouveau Xorg driver be used for a multihead workstation?

I'm trying a manual setup of Xorg 1.9.5, for two identical monitors connected to the VGA and DVI ports of an nVidia GeForce 6600. I get the X Server to run using a single screen, and it appears ...
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How can I make C-m1 emulate a right click?

On Mac OS X, you can right click by holding down control and clicking. I swapped the command and control keys with setxkbmap -option altwin:ctrl_win, but how do I make it right click by holding down ...
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Middle click with two-finger tap on touchpad

In Linux Mint the default action when tapping the touchpad with two fingers is a right click. How can I change this to middle click?
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Setting up X server on Centos6 minimal

I'm trying to install Centos6, but as it turned out, DVD I downloaded was just couple Mb too large (CentOS-6.0-i386-bin-DVD.iso) for DVD to carry. So, to save time and don't download DVD again, I ...
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urxvt transparent cursor

I've changed my .Xdefaults for a black background, white foreground, but my cursor is now opague. I can't see the letter I'm over, and worse, I can't see my screen hardstatus. Google is just pulling ...
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Pixelization of KDE screen

I am using Arch Linux on an Acer Aspire 5920G and KDE 4.6.5 as WM. All installed packages are up-to-date. Starting some days ago I got few strange artifacts that spread all over the screen. ...
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Forwarding X11 over SSH if the server configuration doesn't allow it

Consider a situation where I'm logging in over SSH from machine A to machine B, I have an X session on machine A, and I want to run an X program on B. ssh -X B makes this work transparently. But what ...
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Show Display Numbers on each Display

On Windows, there is an option to click on a button in the display properties called like "Identify Displays", it then shows a number over each monitor for a few seconds so that you know which display ...
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Running X without root

I have a kiosk-style host running Ubuntu Server 14.04. I'm trying to set it up to play some videos, TV-like. Sometimes it needs to play Youtube playlists and other web-based video streaming services ...
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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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Escape on Control key, Control on Capslock key, Capslock on Escape key

I'm looking for a method that works in both X and the console with console-setup (e.g. xkboptions, no X-exclusive methods like xmodmap). With XKBoptions, combining ctrl:swapcaps and caps:swapescape ...
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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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How can I setup a dual-head display in portrait mode? (Arch)

I have two monitors on my desk in portrait orientation. One is plugged in with a DVI cable and the other with a VGA (I don't have two DVI cables available) into my Gigabyte Radeon 7750 HD graphics ...
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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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Can I display part of a window on the second device?

When giving presentations, I use the html/css/js-based showoff. It has a presenter mode which shows the notes and the progress in a good way for me. It seems like the idea is that somehow a second ...
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bash commands don't seem to run in .xinitrc

I am trying to run some bash commands in my .xinitrc script, but the window manager starts without these commands running properly. I run Arch Linux with the window manager is called "awesome", and I ...
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How Do I Shrink the Visible Area of the X11 Root Window?

I would like to make the visible workspace of my desktop fill up less space than the entire monitor while keeping image fidelity constant. Presumably, any solution would leave a black border around ...
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xinerama, 2 cards, 3 monitors

I've been trying to get this right and I'm so nearly there, but not quite. This machine has an Intel adapter with one monitor, and an ATI adapter with two. I'm happy to use xinerama to get this ...
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remote X server display not working

I have a local machine A, and a server B. from A, I got: #ps -ef root 3161 3160 0 09:07 tty1 00:03:04 /usr/bin/Xorg :0 -nr -verbose -auth /var/run/gdm/auth-for-gdm-dJExDH/database vt1 ...
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How to troubleshoot the old X applications working incorrectly on modern X servers?

I have an old X application provided as a part of a complicated signal processing package. The application resides on the display-less server, and clients having different X-servers connect to it. On ...
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emulate key-combination with xdotool

I am using Xephyr as a nested X server. When I am in Xephyr window and pres the key combination Control_L+Alt_L+Shift_L, Xephyr grabs my input (mouse, keyboard). This grab can be released with ...
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Multiseat with one card and two Xorg instance

Is it possible to set up a multiseat environment with one graphic card and two Xorg instances? That is, one machine with a monitor/keyboard/mouse for the first Xorg instance and a second ...
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xf86EnableIOPorts: failed to set IOPL for I/O (Operation not permitted)

I get this error in Xorg.0.log xf86EnableIOPorts: failed to set IOPL for I/O (Operation not permitted) Googling quickly reveals that this error is caused by starting Xorg as non root user. ...
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How to get system to shutdown when Xorg is quit?

I installed nodm, so that Debian starts Xorg and a window manager immediately after booting, without requesting any password and without a login. How can I similarly setup Debian to shutdown the ...
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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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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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Arch: Awesome Window Manager won't start [closed]

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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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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Screen flickers in Fedora 17

Screen flickers every 10 seconds. (I timed with a stopwatch, screen flickers every 10 seconds, 6 times a minute exactly.) I've used Windows and I'm trying to use Linux. I don't know much about Linux. ...
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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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dual-monitor bugs during resolution setting

My OS is Slackware 13.37 64-bit. I have two monitors. Primary one supports 1920x1200 and the secondary one 1280x1024. I use this line to enable dual monitors in "non-clone" mode: xrandr --output ...
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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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Do I need a desktop to run a GUI?

I am setting up a lightweight VM, following the guide in the Ubuntu Documentation What I want to be able to do is ssh into the VM and then launch a GUI application. I don't need / want a desktop. ...
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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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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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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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Lubuntu display resolution + VirtualBox

Running the most recent Lubuntu 14.04 as a live OS inside virtual box works without any problemes at 1024 x 768 pixels screen resolution. But when I install it, Lubuntu has a low resolution of 620 x ...
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How does GDM authenticate to the X Server?

Given that you usually have to authenticate to the X Server by way of a "magic cookie" stored in the .xauthority file in the user's home directory: How does GDM (like most login processes, running as ...