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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Is it possible to have X parse a per-user configuration file?

I am thinking that many of the options that one has to write in the traditional system Xorg.conf file, have to do with user preferences and thus should not IMHO be set by system administrators. In ...
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Setting a program as the wallpaper

From Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon: The background of his [X] screen happens to be a uniform indigo at the moment, but it could be an image. Theoretically you could use a movie ... You can, in ...
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Fastest way to get an Euro symbol at a prompt?

First of all I'm working on a keyboard using a QWERTY layout. Now once in a while I need to get the Euro (€) symbol in my terminal (typically in a xterm). If I cut'n'paste the Euro symbol, it shows ...
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Installed Fedora in dual boot Windows desktop. Now I can't get full monitor resolution with my AMD Radeon HD 6450

I have a 1900x1080 resolution monitor, and after installing Fedora to create a dual boot machine, the maximum resolution Fedora 14 (previously only Windows 7 was installed) can achieve is 1280x1024. ...
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joystick as a mouse with Fedora

I would like to use a joystick as a mouse with Fedora 12. I tried js2mouse but didn't work. Is there another solution? How should I configure the system?
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Why is laptop screen called eDP1?

In my new laptop, using i915 and the intel driver of Xorg, the laptop screen is called eDP1 in Randr $ xrandr eDP1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 277mm x 156mm ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Create and set custom keyboard layout

I want to create and set a custom keyboard layout with setxkbmap. I created a file in ~/.xkb/prog with this content: partial default alphanumeric_keys xkb_symbols "basic" { include "latin(type4)" ...
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Wireless mouse freezes frequently for a second on laptop, when on battery

I have Samsung NP360E5A-A07PL laptop with ELAN Smart-Pad (ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad, according to gpointing-device-settings), and a Logitech M195 wireless mouse (with an USB receiver). On Linux ...
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Mint GUI doesn't start

I installed Mint Linux on my laptop (DELL Inspiron, made:2005) but it has no GUI and only boots in text mode. How can I repair it?
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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 do I install LXDE and the X Window System on Debian Squeeze

I recently did a netinstall of Debian Squeeze and during the install I unticked Desktop Environment because I didn't want to install Gnome as the default DE. So I end up with a command line during ...
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How to make the display go to sleep when screen is locked?

I’m using a Debian amd64 install with the default GNOME desktop. I’m aware that you can go into System | Preferences | Power Management, and choose to make the display go to sleep after a certain ...
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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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How to execute shortcut keys from command line?

I am running Gnome. I would like to execute a shortcut key combination from the command line. For example, type a command that generates the key codes for Ctrl+Alt+Left. Does anyone know of a way to ...
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Can I attach a GUI process to a “surrogate X server”?

I have been in a situation where my desktop has crashed and become unresponsive. (In my case it was the Cinnamon DE, and I have yet to try cinnamon --replace from the commandline, BTW) I was using a ...
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xmodmap problems and inconsistencies with more than 4 alternative symbols per key

I was trying to make my keyboard more useful and used xmodmap to map mathematical and greek symbols to mod3 modifier level. Where caps lock is mapped to mod3. As I understand, the 8-entry lines in ...
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How can I automatically disable my laptop's built-in keyboard in X.org?

Distro and X.org Version Information I am using Ubuntu 12.10 with xserver-xorg/quantal 1:7.7+1ubuntu4. Disabling Built-In Keyboard in X11 I have a laptop with a built-in keyboard that no longer ...
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How to change a keycode using setkeycodes

I have a Thinkpad Edge E130 running Sabayon (a Gentoo-based distro), and I'm fighting the well-know bug Xorg 255 keycodes limit. My laptop has the Fn+F4 hotkey for Mic Mute/Unmute. This is the ...
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HDI: Dim the screen beyond the typical maximum?

I'm on a Dell Latitude E6320, and the screen doesn't get very dim. It's way too bright even when it's dimmed as far as Ubuntu will let it. How do I dim it more? For example, when you have this ...
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How does X map from kernel key scan codes to a keysym?

According to this page there is no direct mapping from udev key mappings to X, it has its own mappings. X has a (quasi) total independent way of mapping keys: X reads the kernel keycode table at ...
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emacs can't open display

Just recently this has started happening; I run: /usr/bin/emacsclient --alternate-editor="" --no-wait -c and get: ERROR: Display :0.0 can't be opened No other applications do this. The output ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to configure Xorg for a dynamic dual monitor setup

I have a laptop usually (!) connected to an external monitor. Now I want to configure (if possible without any scripts and/or xrandr) xorg such that If the external monitor is connected AND the ...
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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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xmodmap keybindings don't work

I am trying to use Xmodmap to add some german diareses/umlauts to my keyboard, but Xmodmap is not working with them (but is with other remappings). I am following this guide: German Umlauts on US ...
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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 ...