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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Command for forcing a pointer ungrab (captured mouse release)

Sometimes Firefox doesn't release the mouse after dragging, so I need to kill the application to force it to release its pointer grab. Is there any command to force an application to ungrab the ...
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Replacement for standard KDE monitor manager?

My Linux experience is roughly a 4/10. I'm running the latest Debian-Wheezy install, and I've been having some trouble with the stock KDE display/monitor manager (to clarify as these terms seem to ...
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X Starting Instead of Openbox (Arch)

I recently installed Arch for the first time in VMWare Workstation 9.0.2, twice (I reinstalled to change some partition sizes). In the first installation I was able to start Openbox instead of X when ...
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How gconfd-2 and dconf-service are started in Gnome3 or other gnome-based desktop environments?

I want to know, at what moment and by what means the gnome2 and gnome3 configuration daemons, gconfd-2 and dconf-service are started? Examples of the possible means: init scripts Xsession.d scripts ...
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How to force vesa to 1280x1024 resolution

I'm using Manjaro (ArchLinux) using vesa driver, since fglrx beta crashes a lot, and radeon and fglrx stable does not support my graphic card. I want to force my monitor resolution to the maximum ...
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“k” key sends focus in event

After a dist-upgrade to wheezy, my "k"-Key misbehaves. When typed in a gnome-terminal, no "k" is printed. Instead the terminal seems to grab the focus and will not release it. If I drag-down the ...
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startx error doesn't load from terminal

I have installed GNOME v2 in my freebsd but when I try to do startx it gives the following error. Please Help.
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Modern Linux desktop handbook?

Within the last month, I have encountered a number of problems involving xf86-video-modesetting (independent of the rest), upower, dbus and systemd (I still can't get OOM to log via systemd). Is there ...
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difference between X and Xorg executables under Debian 6.0(kernel 2.6.32-5-686)

What is the difference between X and Xorg executables? I have both in /usr/bin directory: # file /usr/bin/Xorg /usr/bin/Xorg: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically ...
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Setting repeat rate of USB keyboard automatically

I often connect a USB keyboard to my laptop, and when I plug it in, the default repeat rate is not what I want. I tried changing it using a udev script by adding a rule `ACTION=="add", ...
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Problem with Xorg on Debian after upgrade to Wheezy

After I upgrade to wheezy I have a strange problem. See this image http://i.imgbox.com/accFOaW4.png to see what happening to my PC. As I move my mouse, artifacts of the pointer are left all over the ...
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Grub video memory settings?

I have three monitors. Only two have a display. The solution that worked in the past was to increase the video memory in grub. I lost my old grub.conffile. So, instead of three displays, I only have ...
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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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Start remote X session on local tty

I have access to two Linux boxes, both running X servers. Let's call them A and B. I do not always have physical access to machine A, though I can always access it remotely and I have admin access to ...
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How does X-server calculate DPI?

From Xfce Docs: In case you want to override the DPI (dots per inch) value calculated by the X-server, you can select the checkbox and use the spin box to specify the resolution to use when ...
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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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Can I use Synaptics' output in KVM?

I have been looking at MenuetOS, a simple graphical OS written entirely in FASM. The only reason I don't actually use it is that its touchpad support is pure garbage: every time I try to run MenuetOS, ...
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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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How do I get current keyboard layout?

I'm wondering is there any command line tool, that returns current keyboard layout. I have XkbLayout set to us, ru. Update: setxkbmap returns layout settings, not selected layout. E.g.: $ setxkbmap ...
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What's wrong with my Xorg's config?

I'm using gnome under Arch Linux in my laptop with a 1920*1080 monitor on the left of it, I set the monitor as my primary display in GNOME and everything works fine after I log in. However, GDM ...
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Trying to open a GUI from a remote server using Mac but not succesfully

I'm brand new user in MacOSX. I'm using ssh to connect to some Linux servers. I'm trying to open a GUI locally for a process running in the remote Linux server. So I read that I should install ...
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xorg performance in openoffice

I've just been monitoring my cpu usage in openoffice calc when cells have been copied vs when they haven't and seen a dramatic increase in cpu usage for the Xorg process. The additional rendering ...
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How to make Shift+Insert paste selection after closing window with selection?

Typical scenario: I want to get a snippet from a text file into my terminal (probably running a VIM). Now I open the file using mousepad, select the snippet, close mousepad, switch to urxvt and hit ...
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X.org radeon driver brightness/contrast adjusting

Is there a way I can adjust contrast/brightness of the card (VGA) output when using the open source xorg radeon driver? I have a monitor that has poor image quality when its tweaked using it's knobs, ...
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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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Instability of debian graphics [closed]

I have done some googling but am unable to find the cause of this problem. I'm using a fresh copy of Debian 7.1 and shortly after, using the machine will start rendering graphics improperly and spit ...
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backlight doesn't work with Linux Mint 14 on my Gateway NV78 laptop

Here is my problem it is Bug 765438--the backlight will not work on my Gateway NV 78 laptop. Won't work with Linux Mint 14, ubuntu from ubuntu 11.04 onward won't work with ps-bcd. Of course it ...
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How can I turn off “middle mouse button paste” functionality in all programs?

I don't like having the middle mouse button paste, because I often end up with uncompilable code in Eclipse. How can I turn this off (in all programs)? I'm running Fedora.
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Custom xkb layout in which one key creates two unicode code points

I am writing a new custom keyboard layout for Xorg, but there is one particular glyph which does not exist in Unicode. It is, however, easy to create it by using a standard letter plus a combining ...
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Can Xorg use non-square pixels? [or can we fake widescreen in a non-widescreen resolution?]

I have an older PC connected to an HD television over VGA. The set of screen resolutions available for me to use are all 4:3 aspect ratio (or there abouts). Output from xrandr: $ xrandr xrandr: ...
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Weird problem. My left arrow key is not working and sometimes muting sound

My left arrow key is not working as intended. In KDE, it mutes the sound. In Awesome Window manager, it does nothing. Here's my 00-keyboard.conf file : I have tired to comment out XkbModel, ...
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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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X Server won't load when I add a 50-synaptics.conf file inside the xorg.conf.d directory

I'm using Fedora 18. I'm trying to configure my synaptics touchpad, I need the tapping and the horizontal scrolling inside Awesome Window Manager. I've created a file at ...
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xorg.conf.d not loaded when starting X while docked

Recently installed archlinux on a Lenovo T530 Thinkpad and using it with a Mini dock Series 3. Docking and undocking works just like it should, using acpid to execute scripts turning screens on and ...
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I can't login to Crunchbang Linux

I rebooted my VM and now I can't login. It gives me the following error: Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some ...
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Change monitor settings before gnome login

I am attempting to use Fedora on a laptop with a broken screen connected to an external monitor. At what I assume is the login screen, I only see a solid grey screen. I am unable to log in because the ...
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How can I reproduce solarized theme colors with xcalib for reading pdf's

How can I reproduce solarized theme colors with xcalib for reading pdf's? I want to use xcalib such that I can read (black and white) pdf's with evince such that the background is like that one I am ...
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Splitting display among computers

If i have 17 system units (computers with monitors) that connected using network, is it possible to display image or video splitted into those computers without having split it manually? 1 2 3 4 ...
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How to check if EDID can be tusted

read-edid gives me the message "The EDID data should not be trusted as the VBE call failed". Thats okay, but I want to find out, that this data is not reliable, another way, because I can't use ...
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What graphical launcher program can I use?

I have the following setup: I am running Ubuntu on VirtualBox in a Windows Environment. I am using Xming launcher to start xterm from Ubuntu as a client from where I can launch other graphical ...
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How to disable graphical shell?

I have a Linux system (Ubuntu) running in a VM, but now I want to disable the graphical shell. Where in the startup process are the graphical components launched? Is it some run-level dependent ...
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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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HDMI port not working after installing KDE Desktop Enviroment for Ubuntu

My laptop can't detect the HDMI port and my Samsung TV shows no signal. When I run xrandr, my HDMI port doesn't show in the output. Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 8192 x ...
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Is xinitrc executed when logging in?

I have a ~/.xinitrc with the following content xrdb -merge $HOME/.Xdefaults this xinitrc is basically useless because it's not loaded when the user logs in, I don't think that I'm doing something ...
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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 ...
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Is there any way I can use notebook's touchpad as a pressure-aware pointer in a paint program?

I have a notebook (ASUS N56VZ) with multitouch touchpad. Apparently my touchpad supports pressure levels (in Xorg.0.log I have line synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: pressure range 0 - 255) It ...
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Where is Xkb getting its configuration?

Is there a way to query where xkb is getting its configuration from? Under ArchLinux I have /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf with Section "InputClass" Identifier "system-keyboard" ...
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urxvt not loading xft font from ~/.Xdefaults

Some basic details: archlinux 3.9.3-1 xmonad 0.11 urxvt 9.18 I can get urxvt to load my desired font manually using: urxvt -fn "xft:Ubuntu Mono" However, I'm unable to get this font to load ...
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Window contents disappear after maximizing

Window contents usually disappear after Maximizing them! Especially Firefox. I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Vaio Z56 laptop (graphics card: nVidia GeForce 9300M GS). I've read this question before and ...
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How to setup GParted video mode in Oracle Virtualbox?

I'm trying to boot GParted live 0.14.1-6 within Oracle Virtualbox 4.2.6 r82870 (Extension Pack installed). The host OS is Windows 7, the physical graphic card is an AMD Radeon HD 6900. The physical ...