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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XFCE or pure X11 commands, toggle compositing immediately without restarting X

How can i disable compositing via the command line? I need to disable temporarily for some games, like Nexuiz, for use in a wrapper script to toggle compositing status.
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Other than Alt + Shift to switch keyboard layout, any other Xorg key combinations?

All I can find about XkbOptions was: Option "XKbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle" Seems I can only use alt+shift combination to switch keyboard layout, any other keys that I can use ?
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Set Xorg to use only part of the screen

My screen has 1280 x 1024 resolution. But unfortunately, rightmost belt of 200 pixels is damaged and unable do display any image. How can I set that the Xorg will treat my screen as 1080 x 1024 ...
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Unable to host a server with Xpra, only connect to an existing one

I've downloaded and installed Xpra from their distribution hosted on winswitch. However, when I try to run it on my server I'm getting: This xpra install does not support starting local servers. ...
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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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How can I connect to a remote X server _without_ ssh?

I am very happy with ssh -X when I'm connecting to my machine over internet. But at home, I want to connect with my notebook to my desktop machine without ssh. What's the best way of doing this? (Both ...
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How can I get an ELO Touch Screen to work?

I have bought a new touchscreen POS machine and I have installed fedora 14 on it. I couldn't make the touch screen work, as the ELO touch manufacturers have drivers only for kernel 2.6.14 versions. ...
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Debian monitor unknown and dual monitor setup

I'm running Debian on my laptop (Thinkpad T420 if it matters), and what I am trying to do is setup the native resolution. I want it to be 1366x768 but it's stuck at 1024x768 because when I go to ...
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Run a different window manager in a specific workspace in XMonad

I usually use XMonad as window manager. When playing around with GUI programming I sometimes just want to see how the windows would look under Compiz for example. So is it possible to run another ...
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command line retrieve list of all valid kbd layouts, variants and toggle options (to use with setxkbmap)

Is there a way from command line to retrieve the list of all available keyboard layouts and relative variants? I need to list all the valid layout/variants choices to be used then from setxkbmap. ...
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Xorg.conf, which modules should be loaded for better performance?

In general what is supposed to be in the Module section of the Xorg.conf file in order to get maximum performance from a graphic card? At the moment my Module section is empty... also because I ...
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How to force Intel GMA 3150 use only fixed rectangle of the screen e

I have Atom N455 with Intel GMA 3150 and Debian 6 xfce x64. It's connected to 1680x1050 display by VGA cable. The problem is that the screen looks blurry (on Win also). I found that the maximum ...
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Turning off dual monitors with “xset dpms force off” does not work - why?

I would like to turn off my dual monitors by running: xset dpms force off but just the primary monitor is beeing turned off while the other just gets a "black screen" (like if it was turned off) but ...
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Weird stuff going on in terminal and emacs since upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10

I can't really describe the slightly odd behaviour of my terminal window and occasionally also on emacs, but here's a picture of it happening: If I press CTRL+L, it disappears. What could cause ...
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Can I configure things to open new windows on the left screen?

When I attach an external (D-SUB) display and set it up (with xrandr) to be on the right to the main (built-in) display, the most of new windows opened appear on the external display and some even ...
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Xorg with Intel G41 videocard

My PC has an integrated Intel G41 video. I have been running Debian Squeeze for several years without any problems. Recently I upgraded to Wheezy and now after my computer wakes from sleep, X appears ...
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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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Why Xnest server has different glxinfo than normal Xorg server?

I've run Xnest server. It appears Xnest doesn't use my graphic card or at least it doesn't use direct rendering. Normal Xorg glxinfo OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc OpenGL renderer ...
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Taking a screenshot (within X)

How can I take a screenshot in X.org? I am unsure if the Print Screen button will "just work" and I don't know how I would go about testing it.
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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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Earphone remote in sound jack as X input

I have got new earphones, the AKG K318's to be exact and they have one of those remotes. On a smartphone, such as an Android phone or iPhone, the buttons map to actions on the music player such as ...
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Xorg: multiple keyboards, one configuration

On my laptop, I tweak some keybindings and keyboard preferences with xmodmap and xset. When I plug an external USB keyboard, the configuration for that new keyboard is the default, i.e., without my ...
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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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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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Forcing font size based on language in .fonts.conf

I can specify the default font family used to display a particular language in X by editing .fonts.conf in my user directory (or editing the global /etc/fonts/fonts.conf). However, I've not been able ...
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Forcing X to recognise video ram, saving the file 99-vesa file

So I was looking at a question about forcing X to recognise video memory to achieve 1080p resolution, however when I finished the following piece of code: Section "Device" Identifier ...
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Preventing access to TTY when X is killed

Assume I start an X server manually from a virtual console /dev/tty1 with xinit or startx, with the line id:3:initdefault: set in /etc/inittab. The X server gets run and put on another virtual ...
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Applying changes to xorg.conf without restarting

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and making some changes to /etc/X11/xorg.conf. I now need to restart X server to apply the changes, but I don't want to restart my machine. I know restarting the display ...
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Unable to login due to invalid screen resolution

I changed the screen resolution on Ubuntu 12.08 using the GUI, but I think I've changed it to an unsupported resolution, and now the system logs me out immediately after I login. I tried using xrandr ...
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Shell script: find iconized programs , if found , activate it

Stardict uses a tray icon , also allows multiple instance of itself , but sadly , i don't use a panel , so no notification area available. But when I hit on close , it minimized to tray , is there a ...
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Preventing multiple keypresses from RF remote

I needed to replace a Gyration remote control (which was for controlling MythTV) and it is no longer made. So I got a Keyspan TSBX-2404. It works in the sense that it communicates with the box ...
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CentOS has not DefaultDepth

In CentOS there is no DefaultDepth line in /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to set the default color depth (although you can add this line to it). How does X determines which color depth to use?
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How to recompile my xorg-server in ArchLinux

I installed catalyst, so I needed to downgrade to xorg-server-1.11 from xorg-server-1.12. Now I use the [xorg111] repo and I understood that because of the udev, which works for the new xorg-server I ...
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How to forward a window (display) to another computer on the network

I'm setting up a media server for my movies. The server is networked and so are a couple laptops/desktops. The server is running the latest Ubuntu (desktop edition, not server). This is the scenario ...
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How to achieve fast user switching with multiple graphics adapters, prevent virtual terminal switch?

My boxen has two video nVidia graphics adapters which I'd like to assign to separate seats, including virtual terminals. This question most likely isn't display manager specific, but in this case I'm ...
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Matlab R2010a over ssh -X displays empty windows

I'm trying to use Matlab R2010a over ssh, with X forwarding. Now the X forwarding certainly works (for example xclock displays nice and fast) But when invoking matlab, I get the splash screen ok, ...
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xte and keyboard mapping

I'm trying to fake xinput events with xte: xte "str $(echo '<ABC@gmail.com>')" But, I get: WQBC@g;qil<co;X That's really weird, I'm using US keyboard and mapping, but xte gives this ...
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Xorg: Screen 1 deleted because of no matching config section

Last week I received a new notebook in my work and everything is fine, except my dual-head setup(was flawless in the old model). My goal is to have one screen in each monitor, but instead I'm getting ...
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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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Getting better resolution using X on OpenBSD w/VMWare Fusion

Just setup an OpenBSD 4.8 VM for VMWare Fusion. Can't seem to force X to any decent resolution. I attempted to try and use the VMWare tools for FreeBSD, but no dice. Any suggestions to try and get ...
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What is a framebuffer device and is it required to obtain a higher resolution?

I am running a gentoo guest OS on qemu-kvm. I can only get resolution of 800x600 in it. I want to be able to get a higher screen resolution. xrandr gives the following output : xrandr: Failed too ...
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How to run xrestop remotely?

I need to run xrestop on a remote machine. When I connect through ssh and run xrestop I get the results for my local machine. I see that there is an option -display but I don't know how to use it. ...
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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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Is there a way to get anti-aliased icons in X, running Linux?

When I use graphical desktop-environment on Linux, no matter really what I use, I notice some icons tend to look aliased. It seems like there is perhaps a lack of anti-aliasing, like the curves on ...
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X.org missing fonts

I have a font installed (7x14, part of the xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps package), which I would like to use in my xterm. Problem is, X won't let me. X seems to pick up the font dir: # grep -A 3 FontPath ...
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Split a physical X display into two virtual displays?

I just purchased a TripleHead2Go and configured it using OSX. What this box does is simply take 1-3 multiple external monitors and combine their signal into one single resolution. I'm using two ...
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Xorg key clicks?

I've currently got Fedora 9 on my home PC (yes, I know its quite old - but hell I only reboot it every 6 months - nevermind upgrading!) . My only niggle is that keyboard I've got has quite a different ...
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Xorg hangs before login screen

I'm using a TripleHead2Go to host 2 1920x1080 monitors as one massive 3840x1080 display in addition to my laptop's 1920x1200 display. If I try boooting with it plugged in, however, it hangs and never ...
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Using gdm to manage xdmcp authentication over VNC

I've followed a few guides in order to enable XDMCP over VNC, however the end result is an ugly, if functional, default X login screen. It is not utilizing gdm for the authentication process, and I ...
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Excessive resource usage by Xorg

I'm using Debian (testing) on a laptop. I have installed the Nvidia drivers and I'm using an external monitor connected to my laptop. My desktop environment is Xfce4. My problem is that Xorg seems to ...