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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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unlisted screen resolution

on my new computer I have 2 screens connected on the igpu of a i7 processor, 1 using hdmi. the other using dvi. Both screens are the same but 1 has a wrong resolution inside X, and it can't be ...
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How to use xinput to configure multiple devices with a script?

How do you configure xinput to set multiple devices automatically using a script? $ xinput --list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core ...
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Why is the Scroll Lock key disabled in Cinnamon/Linux/Xorg?

I recently purchased a backlit keyboard that was designed such that the Scroll Lock key was used to toggle the back light. I quickly found that Cinnamon does not respond properly when the Scroll Lock ...
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Remote Xfce session in a separate console?

I have the following setups: A netbook with Xubuntu 14.04 and desktop PC with Debian 7. I can connect from netbook to desktop through SSH. I want to start a separate X server on netbook and host on ...
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Shutting down X via terminal

I found that the whole X won't react to anything but I was able to log to terminal by ctrl+alt+F1. Can I reboot X from the command line without rebooting the whole computer?
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OpenBSD and xorg: How to fully expand shrunken vesa video?

Because OpenBSD 5.5 does not appear to support moderately newer Nvidia cards (mine is a GT 610), I am using the vesa X.Org driver. Problem with vesa is that the displayed image is shrunken and ...
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Cannot change vncserver default geometry

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (I think it's desktop...) and running vncserver to connect to it remotely. I can successfully set the resolution if I use the -geometry flag when starting the server, but I ...
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Run Debian XFCE without a monitor

I want to run a program via ssh on a debian xfce pc, the program generates a file, my problem is that this program needs a screen to open, it will NOT work in terminal mode. I want xfce to boot ...
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don't start xorg on boot [duplicate]

I have found a lot of question about Xorg not starting by default, but this is actually what I want. How can I have Linux Mint (17 Quiana) not start GUI, just the shell (I believe that is supposed to ...
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Desktop freezes after login

When I log into my DE, after about a minute or so, the desktop freezes. When I mean freezes, I mean all windows become unresponsive, as well as the panels and applications menu. This happens all ...
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disable Xserver logging

Is there a way to disable Xserver logging entirely? My Xserver is set up fine, everything is working, I don't need to troubleshoot it and the logfile is absolutely useless for me. The logfiles are ...
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How to make switching virtual terminals instant?

I've configured kdm (editing /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc) to automatically open two displays: StaticServers=:0,:1. When I switch between them with Ctrl+Alt+F7-8 there is a delay of about 2 seconds ...
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Why does the X Window System use a server?

I never really understood why a window system must have a server. Why do desktop environments, display managers and window managers need xorg-server? Is it only to have a layer of abstraction on top ...
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Weird vertical bar on my desktop

I'm not sure how this happened: This vertical bar just came out from nowhere, I tried to change workspaces, minimize all application running, no effects. When it happens I'm only running gvim, ...
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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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Why would starting a second X server render Ctrl+Alt+Fn keys unable to switch desktops?

I run Enlightenment 18.8 on Funtoo. Sometimes I want to run a second X server (usually because I'm running a game or other app which might mess up my screen layout). For this I use simply startx -- ...
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Use HDMI for audio ouput only

I am looking for a solution that lets me use my HDMI port for audio output without extending my X screen to that output at the same time. Apparently it is problematic to use HDMI for audio only, ...
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NVIDIA 343 drive crashes X server

In my Mint 17 install, I recently tried updating to the new proprietary NVIDIA 343 driver. When I reboot after install, X server fails to start. I can get a shell in recovery mode and tried running ...
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Using per-user keyboard XKBOPTIONS for all desktop environments

I have set the compose key correctly by typing setxkbmap -option compose:rwin in XFCE, but before that I just flipped a switch in Gnome 3. Meaning that desktop environment has different ways of ...
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Arch Linux Gnome problem

I have a quite weird problem I just cannot get rid off. I am using ArchLinux and as I am from Germany the german keyboard layout and such. So when I start Gnome via startx it is said that Gnome is ...
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Ignore brief mouse click/releases

The switch contacts in my mouse are going, and rather than open it up yet again and clean them or try to hunt down a replacement switch (or buy a new mouse) I would like to solve this problem via ...
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gnome-classic as default session for all users?

How to set gnome-classic as default session for all users in gdm3 (system-wide setting)? I'm using Debian Jessie with GNOME 3.12. I've tried creating fake gnome.session in ...
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xkb: Use a key to change shift level without appearing as a modifier

I'd like to configure XKB to use Caps Lock as a way of producing different keys, but I don't want it to appear as a modifier. For example: F1 produces F21 keypress Caps Lock + F1 produces F1 ...
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xkb: Assign a new shift level to function keys

I'm trying to get some more use out of my function keys. I would like the physical F1 to F12 keys to appear as F21 to F32, so I can assign functions to F21 etc. in my window manager (e.g. switch to ...
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how to bind AltGr to <Ctrl> + <Alt>

I am trying to create a linux equivalent of Ergonomic Telugu Keyboard layout called Sarala (Hard la). I have been able to map all the keys so far. The layout uses the following key combinations for ...
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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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edit keyboard keys result

When we press A key on keyboard, OS write A character as result. How can we change keyboard keys result? For example when we press A, OS write B or Ä or آ.
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Is possible to change X server without kill client? [duplicate]

My usecase: User opertes on Server1 station. He can use ssh or whatever to connect with Remote Station and start some application on it and display it on his station (Server1). Now user has to change ...
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How do I find out what font my X server is using? [closed]

I want to know what font my X server is currently using. I'm running Xorg on Arch linux.
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How can I configure `anybody` to run X in a one-liner?

The common solution posted is to run sudo dpkg-reconfigure x11-common which gives a graphical prompt, however, I'm wanting to use this non-interactively. Scenario is that I'm SSH'd into a machine as ...
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Change cursor theme with immediate effect

Is there a way to change the cursor theme with immediate effect in X, after it starts up? I've tried xrdb -merge which doesn't work (nothing happens).
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How to print a bash variable that has an array as value

I wrote a script for my dwm statusbar. One part of it is finding the current cpu usage for every single core on my system. I figured out a way myself but I would need some help fixing a bug in this. ...
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Gnome 3 with multiple X Screens

Background I'm running Gnome 3 with three separate X Screens using the proprietary NVIDIA driver with Xinerama disabled in xorg.conf. (because Eclipse works better with it disabled) There is only ...
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Why is minecraft much darker on my Linux side than my Windows side?

I'm using oracle java for both (verified by checking what version of java running process was using). I use an nvidia graphics card. I'm using the latest beta drivers for linux. This is been an issue ...
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Can I move a running application to a different X server?

Is there any way to open a graphical program (for instance, gedit) while using X11 forwarding over SSH and transfer the X server connection back to the X server on the SSH host?
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How to hold <Caps Lock> when it sends a single event on key press and release?

Using the keyboard of a Macintosh IIcI (~1990) with remapping of the Caps Lock key to Ctrl in Xorg, it is impossible to use it, as holding it does not send events persistently. When holding other ...
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X server locking up when displaying applications from another system

My main display is on Gentoo, using xorg 1.15.1 (maybe I should try 1.16.0). I'm running applications in a RHEL 6.5 VM (using xorg 1.13.0). I ssh into the RHEL virtual machine, launch some heavy ...
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Startx results in a black screen

I recently wanted to solve a problem with using a second monitor from my laptop that is running debian (jessie) but because I lack knowledge things didn't go as planned. Now I am getting booted into ...
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SLIM login manager Causes Urxvt window to loose Transparent/Opacity effect

On Gentoo.... This is strange.... when I start X through SLIM I loose the opacity(transparent look) on my urxvt windows. It's only when I start X through SLIM. If I start X with xinit directly, ...
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X11 bad access at first try but working on successive tries

I use the following setup to forward X11 output from my local machine to the server. I will outline the setup: X11 server and the client are on the same local machine. The X11 server runs on my ...
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Screenshots from multiple Xservers

I want to take screenshots simultaneously from multiple X servers on one desktop PC. I have multiple users logged in different terminals (tty1, tty2, tty3, tty4) who start multiple Xservers with ...
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Nouveau cursor “tearing”

I am trying to find the proper terminology for the problem I am having so I can hunt down a solution. I am using the nouveau driver. When the mouse pointer becomes a grabbing hand, a box forms around ...
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How can I run a GUI on my server through SSH? [duplicate]

Most people want to be able to forward a window through ssh to the machine they're logging in from. I want to do the opposite. I'm on my desktop and I'm logging in via ssh to my server. The server is ...
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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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Cant make dual screens work

I installed manjaro on my system. Only one screen is working. The screen that is working is connected to the GPU (nVidia GTX 770). The other screen is connected to the Motherboard (Integrated ...
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How Does X build its modelist?

I have an embedded board running Linux 3.0.35 and X.Org 1.14.4. I'm modifying an existing framebuffer driver to support a new connector type. I'm reading the EDID, creating a new modelist using the ...
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X does not load after debian upgrade [closed]

After upgrading to "jessie" (debian 8) from stable (debian 7), the system hangs at a blank screen (displaying only an underscore at the top left corner), but otherwise displays no error message to ...
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x11grab from another display server

I have ffmpeg with x11grab on my local machine, but I want to capture the screen of an X server on 12.34.56.78. How can I do that? The following doesn't work: ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 25 -s 800x600 -i ...
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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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optirun and ssh -X

I would like to run a remote OpenGL program through ssh tunneled with the -X option. My laptop has Optimus so anything using OpenGL has to go through optirun (bumblebee). This would explain why I ...