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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How do I configure CentOS 6.4 to allow normal users to run startx, without installing Gnome/KDE?

I installed CentOS 6.4 x86 from the minimal installation CD into a qemu/kvm virtual machine and installed the basic X server using: yum groupinstall "X Window System" "Fonts" When I run startx as a ...
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Command line to return to the GUI after Ctrl-Alt-F1?

I'm unable to return to the GUI with Ctrl-Alt-F7 (or any of the 12 function keys). I have some unsaved work and I don't want to lose them. Are there any other key combinations that will allow me to ...
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Use M-C, M-V, M-A for Copy, Paste, Select All

I am using Kubuntu Linux 12.04 on a Macbook Pro, and I am seeking the ability to use the Command/Meta key for common shortcuts such as copy, paste, and select all. Attempted solutions: Remap Copy, ...
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xorg.conf 2 cards 3 monitors - why is one monitor stretched?

I have 2 nvidia cards with three monitors Left (0), Middle (1), and Right (2). I have to use xinerama to make them all one desktop because xrandr only joins 0 and 1, leaving 2 as a separate desktop. ...
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Desktop Manager doesn't start with xorg

I've just installed Arch and I have installed gnome, but when I type startx I have the following problem waiting for X server to shut down Server terminated successfully (0). Closing log file.c: ...
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touchpad scrolling lost when switching between physical and virtual tty

I have setup touchpad scrolling by running the following script in .xsession $ cat ~/bin/enablescrolling # enable two finger scroll synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1 synclient HorizTwoFingerScroll=1 ...
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X “Can't open display: :0” while DISPLAY variable is correct [duplicate]

I'm not able to start any GUI applications as a root user: # pgrep -lf Xorg 1590 /usr/bin/Xorg -br -nolisten tcp :0 vt7 -auth /var/lib/xdm/authdir/authfiles/A:0-PNnJzp # echo $DISPLAY :0 # xeyes No ...
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Open window maximised on X startup

I have a .xsession script. I am opening a gnome-terminal in background. I would like to open it maximised. I use Cinnamon as window manager. I do understand usually window manager is responsible for ...
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xming debian can't open display

I followed numerous guides for setup and even more "can't open display" error solution, but still can't find what's wrong. First, on VPS Debian Squeeze I installed xserver-xorg-core and xauth. Then ...
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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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Why doesn't xsetwacom work from udev?

I made a script to rotate my Wacom Bamboo tablet 180 degrees. It works fine when I execute it as myself (user) or root, but when started from udev (i.e. when plugging the tablet into a usb port) it ...
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How do you configure numpad keys using XKB?

I haven't figured out how you configure XKB to use the numpad yet. I found the following in the "us" file. partial alphanumeric_keys modifier_keys xkb_symbols "basic" { name[Group1]= "USA"; ...
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input, evdev alternatives?

Simply put what are some other input subsystems? P.S. (a little context) Is there a popular alternative? (I'm looking at an HP-UX and have no idea how its taking care of this, because there is no ...
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How do I achieve higher resolution than physical resolution of an LCD?

I'm using the original EeePC with screen resolution of 800x480. Some screens and dialogs do not fit into that resolution, so I have to use Alt-Drag to move windows around to reveal the bottom part of ...
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Change behaviour of the modifier keys system-wide

I’d want to make modifier keys (control, alt, shift, meta, super, lv3_switch) to act like usual keys, I mean, without holding one of them to perform associated key combination. Say C-x M-1 can by ...
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after enabling Xinerama (in AMD condor Dual-Head Graphics Card) the system graphics hangs

I have a problem in my AMD Condor Dual-Head Graphics Card When I enable Xinerama from "System → Preferences → AMD Catalyst Control center (Administrative)" my RHEL Server 6.3 (x64) Graphics hangs. ...
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Startx failing in FreeBSD

I've install gnome2, xorg, and xinit (should xorg have done that for me?), and startx yields: "xinit: unable to run server "/usr/local/bin/X": No such file or directory" I checked in the directory, ...
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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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“startx” not found in Slackware 14.0

Had been running smoothly for a while in Slackware 14 on my laptop, did full install with KDE,then after installing Tor and Vidalia, the Vidalia icon stopped working, so I restarted the computer. For ...
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arch installation- startx not working

I went through the Arch installation yesterday, everything seemed to be going fine but when I ran startx it gave an error(in image below)- Is it a problem with the graphics card driver? My laptop ...
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Window content freezes

I recently started using Kanotix, a Debian based distro that loads itself into RAM on boot, and i'm loving it. But this is the second time I have this problem, and I was wondering what caused it and ...
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All installed software/commands will not run unless root user in Slackware 14

I originally thought it was just startx, but now I've discovered ALL commands are "not found" for any user except root... I obviously haven't checked the path for every single one, but the path for ...
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Start X after automatic login

I have a working automatic login to a virtual console after boot. Now I want the X server to start automatically, instead of typing startx. This worked before, but after switching to systemd, X would ...
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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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Used xrandr to rotate monitor but cannot reverse it after deleting script

I following a guide to have my tablet (Samsung ativ 700t running ubuntu 12.10 Gnome3) invert the screen 180 on login I place a script file in /etc/X11/Session.d/45custom-script. Contents of file: ...
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Cyborg RAT mouse with xserver

I got a cyborg RAT3 mouse. This mouse got some problem to work on linux. I'm under lubuntu 12.10. I have searched some solutions on google. I have done this : I created /etc/X11/Xmodmap file, and I ...
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Auto login problems with slim

I have installed Arch and am having problems with the auto login options within slim.conf. I have installed the following X packages: xorg-server xorg-xinit xorg-twm, xterm and for the graphics: ...
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How to switch from TTY to KDE in Oracle Linux

I had installed Oracle Linux. While installing I had selected KDE for the desktop. After finishing I assumed that I could login to KDE Desktop, but I got a TTY. It asked for login and I gave root ...
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Avoid display blanking under X

I have an Ubuntu Linux box (12.04). I can't prevent the screen blanking under X. I have tried the command xset s off, inserted the command line kernel parameter acpi=off in grub at kernel boot. ...
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Conky on multiple display?

I have an external display that show the right part of my screen (--right-of option in xrandr), And my conky panel was just gone. (occupies space, but not visible on both display) What I want is the ...
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What steps are involved in porting an Xorg OpenGL app to DirectFB?

I'm looking for a birds-eye view on porting a small app1 that uses some OpenGL functions from it's home on Xorg to run in a more stand-alone fashion using DirectFB. I am unfamiliar with both C and ...
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CentOS: Avoid that ALT-F4 switches to console

At least every Linux system that I worked with used the convention to switch to the non-graphical consoles by Ctrl-Alt-F1, Ctrl-Alt-F2 and so on. Recently, I installed CentOS 6.3 on a machine. The ...
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Input freeze when X starts on other terminal

I have a Packard Bell F2011HC-125GE running a Debian Squeeze-based Linux. After a few days of usage i found the system freezes from time to time. It's obvious the freezes happen, when X starts while ...
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Xorg not working on Arch Linux

I installed Arch i686 on a VirtualBox VM (I have an nvidia GT610). I ran the following commmand as root: pacman -S nvidia After installation and rebooting, I ran pacman -S xorg-server xorg-xinit ...
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Change Startx Default on Slackware?

I installed Slackware as a VM within Virtual Box. Host is Windows 7, if it matters. I have successfully installed guest additions and XFCE starts and runs cleanly with or without the guest additions. ...
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Mapping Super Keys to Control without Xmodmap

I've been attempting to switch my super and control keys in X on a macbook and have been half successful. I'd like to avoid creating a custom .Xmodmap if possible, as there is a temporary 100% cpu bug ...
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Xorg and Xserver not starting up after hibernate

I'm currently running Mint 14 on this computer, but it also previously happened with Fedora 16 so I'm guessing it's a general problem with my drivers. The display will not start up after the laptop ...
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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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How do I set up dual quadro cards in RHEL 5.5

have a RHEL 5 workstation with 2 nvidia Quadro FX4500 cards, with one display attached to each card. After doing a clean install of RHEL 5.5, the second display doesnt work (it worked ok in RHEL 5.2). ...
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The second monitor displays with a resolution of 640x480

The system does not detect my second monitor connected the DVI. Appears in the settings of the words "digital device" and adjustment increase that I can set the resolution to 640x480. At D_SUB see ...
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Monitor if there's a fullscreen app starting?

I run workrave on my computer, when I play fullscreen games like warzone2100, it would like this program to be killed automatically and restart when the full-screen app quits. Any ideas?
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Alternate screensaver settings on different X instances

On my desktop system, I run two instances of X-- one is associated with the physical screen, one is associated with a virtual screen (a la vncserver). I use the physical one to do things related to ...
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Upon login, session crashes and returns me to greeter

I'm running Elementary Luna Beta 1 and I'm running into some pretty difficult problems. Whenever I try logging in with the greeter (either pantheon-greeter or even lightdm-gtk-greeter), it immediately ...
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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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How do I change the drag and drop threshold in Linux? (I'm using Gnome 3)

I'm not sure if it's a gnome setting or something deeper into the Linux OS, but I'd like to change the drag and drop threshold. It happens too often on my clickable touchpad that I try clicking and ...
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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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Create xorg input device configuration file for only a specific device

I've noticed that there are a few problems with using the Apple Magic Trackpad by default on Ubuntu derivatives. I've found the solution lies in making a modification to ...
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Problems when using the framebuffer device directly

I am writing a program using the framebuffer device directly and I have three problems there. 1) The only way I can set the screen resolution correct is by passing the kernel option during boot: ...
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Monitor if a running X session is idle for a while

Is there any way to monitor if a X session is inactive for i.e 10 minutes? And I would execute a command when it happens, like a screensaver, but it's not a screensaver in this case.
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Possible missing firmware

I've just installed Backtrack 5 r3 (Gnome, 64bits) on my new machine but I am kind of facing a problem. I tried installing ATI driver, gparted, and libc for 32-bit support and I always seem to be ...