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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Driver install neccessary on ThinkPad with two GPUs?

Im not that new to Linux but just used it the last years for server and/or testing most often in VMs. Now Ive just got a new ThinkPad and I want to use debian as a native install. My notebook: Lenovo ...
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How does one change the title of any window in X?

I would like to know if it is possible to put an arbitrary name as window title for any application in X or OpenBox. And if it is, How to do it or just a nice link to some documentation which I have ...
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Installing mesa with GLX TLS enabled not working

I'm trying to install Mesa3D for xorg in order to get video drivers working properly. I get errors such as .libs/es1api_libGLESv1_CM_la-entry.o: In function `x86_64_entry_start':entry.c:(.text+0x3): ...
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Does X11 still have a hardcoded limit for application resource strings?

The xterm(1) manual page states: Due to a hardcoded limit in the X libraries on the total number of resources (to 400), the resources for 256-colors are omitted when wide-character support and ...
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Generic multiple monitor layout on RHEL/CENTOS 7

By default, RHEL7 seems to think multiple monitors are next to each other. I need to have them vertically spanned instead of horizontal. I found that modifying xorg.conf or xorg.conf.nvidia to set ...
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How can I get my Optimus-addled NVIDIA card to offer output via xrandr?

I have a laptop that is crippled with NVIDIA Optimus. I'm not greatly interested in saving power so I'd be willing to turn on the NVIDIA chip permanently, but my BIOS does not offer that option. ...
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Is it possible to configure a 'scaled' desktop in xorg.conf similar to using xrandr's scale-from option?

I have a 14 inch ultrabook with a resolution of 2560x1440. I currently run Gnome 3.16 in HiDPI mode with a scaling factor of 2. Since I'm unable to specify a factional scaling factor, like 1.5, I've ...
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Hardware accelaration on integrated Intel 5500 graphics and Debian result in unstable system

I have difficulty getting hardware accelaration to work properly with my integrated Intel 5500 graphics even with the use of newer drivers. I'm using a stable version of Debian 8 / Jessie (with the ...
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Is ctrl+alt+backspace officially deprecated?

I was researching how to enable the kill X keybind, historically known as CtrlAltBackspace, and stumbled upon this discussion: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=73617 There, in post #7, the ...
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Can I re-direct an existing (entire) gnome-session's display to a remote work station?

So instead of using VNC for example - I could actually run a command on my home-fedora terminal and have my work-fedora existing gnome-session appear at home?
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Configuring mouse for right+left button simulating middle click (for copy/paste)

I was using the mouse copy-paste extensively, until recently, when some OpenSuSe upgrade reconfigured this on all my machines. Now the scrollbuton is the one to paste (which I hate, since it's hard to ...
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Getting and setting screen size for Xorg

I would like to run a command like get-screen-resolution during a X session to get a '800x480' output. ( or whatever the actual screen size is ). Is there something available for this? Currently I ...
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Why does startx give a black screen, with no errors?

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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Remote headless streaming of GUI from Linux: X says “No protocol specified” before login

The goal: I want to stream video (i.e., to Twitch) of the graphical output of a Java program I'm running on a headless Linux box. I also want to be able to start this up remotely and without a ...
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Ubuntu 16 stop lightdm and start xinit/xterm

I am working with Ubuntu 16. I have been able to stop the desktop environment using: sudo service lightdm stop Now I would like to start, from another terminal in a console environment, the X ...
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How to get information about which display server is running?

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 and i want to know which display server is running. In first version of Ubuntu it is definitely X server, but recently i got updated my Ubuntu 15.10 and i came to know that some ...
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Show a notification across all running X displays

Using the command line, I'd like show a notification on every running X display. ( and running console ) Something like: notify-send-all 'Warning' 'Nuclear launch in 5 minutes, please evacuate' Is ...
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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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Mouse scroll wheel speed far too sensitive

In my Crunchbang installation with X11, openbox, my wireless usb mouse is listed at both /dev/psaux and /dev/input/mouse0. It's working fine apart from the scroll wheel, which although active, is far ...
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Improving execution speed of Screen Brightness Script

xrandr --output LVDS-1 --brightness $(bc -l <<<"$(sed 's/Brightness: //' <<<$(xrandr --prop --verbose | grep Brightness)) $(if [ "$1" = "+" ];then echo +;else echo -;fi) 0.1") I ...
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How can I increase the acceleration of the mouse wheel via xinput?

I have a Microsoft wireless USB mouse whose scroll wheel seems to have absolutely no acceleration whatsoever on Linux. On Windows and OSX, the faster I scroll, the faster the page scrolls, and vice ...
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xorg.conf XkbOption ignored for terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp to restart X

I want Ctrl+Alt+Bksp to restart X, so I created an xorg.conf rule: /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/53-zap.conf: Section "ServerFlags" Option "DontZap" "false" EndSection Section "InputClass" ...
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How to set the monitor brightness gracefully at boot time?

I've been using a loop that contains xrandr --output VGA1 --brightness 0.3 in a bash script which will automatically execute right after logging in by gnome-session-properties (a.k.a. Startup ...
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How to tell which keyboard was used to press a key?

I frequently work on pairing stations where there are multiple keyboards installed. I can use setxkbmap with -device <ID> to set the layout for a specific keyboard (using an ID from xinput), but ...
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Enable Xorg video output when monitor disconnected at startup

We have up-to-date Debian Jesse boxes configured with Xorg / lightdm / xfce4. They're set up to auto login and run some programs at startup. This normally works just fine. The problem is when there's ...
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How can I run a command if my screen changes state from standby to on and vice versa

I'm running linux mint 17.3. I have a backlight attached to my screens which are controlable via usb-serial. I would like to turn off the backlight automatically when the screens go to standby and ...
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How can I make windows stay opaque when inactive?

I set Xfce to make all windows semi-transparent when they don’t have mouse focus. How can I set a particular window to remain opaque when inactive? Xfce doesn’t have an option to change settings for ...
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Xorg switch DISPLAY between two users

I run Debian Jessie with GNOME3. I'm in a situation where two users are logged-in: user1 is on :0 and user2 is on :1. I want to swap them to have: user1 on :1 and user2 on :0.
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How do I get X to start without a monitor attached while using NVIDIA drivers?

card : Geforce GT 730 OS : Centos 6.5 I'm trying to demo HP RGS on a CentOS 6.5 machine located in a DC offsite. RGS requires X to be running with NVidia HW acceleration, but I can't get X to start ...
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how to configure xorg.conf for extended desktop?

I would like to setup the dual monitor settings where I can use two monitors as a single Desktop with single panel, single launcher and when some programs are maximized then it should span both the ...
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Xlib: extension “GLX” missing - with an NVIDIA card and on-board graphics

I have a machine with an NVIDIA GeForce which I don't use for display purposes (i.e. the monitor is not connected to it), and some lackluster on-board graphics chip. (Below you'll find the relevant ...
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How to setup x11 touchscreen in linux desktop?

I am using opensuse desktop with two screens, top and bottom. Only the bottom screen is touchscreen, which is USB touchscreen. Both monitors are used as a single screen. I tried to configure the touch ...
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Desktop manager crashes when launching PyCharm

Ubuntu 14.04, this happens with every kernel older than 4.0.0 Corresponding syslog entries: Apr 30 16:08:37 insanity gnome-session[2268]: Gdk-WARNING: gnome-session: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource ...
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Cinnamon DE - View all global key bindings?

I'm using Cinnamon 2.8.6 on Ubuntu 16.04. How do I identify which process is grabbing a hotkey or combination shortcut? I tried How do I find out what program 'owns' a hotkey?. However, ...
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Fedora 17 Xorg fails to start on boot

My Fedora 17 installation is no longer booting into X : it finished loading the boot screen, then the cursor turns into an "X", flashes a quickly a few times then the just stalls. To get X to load, I ...
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How can I prevent imwheel from allowing some scrolling events to “pass-through”?

After much troubleshooting, I finally found a way to map Shift+Mouse-wheel to horizontal scroll, using imwheel. The pertinent part in ~/.imwheelrc is as follows. ".*" Shift_L, Up, Button6, 10 ...
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Making a touchpad without buttons like a normal touchpad with buttons

Assume a synaptics compatible mousepad that has no physical buttons, but where the whole surface is physically clickable (not a tap, but physically clickable). A particular touchpad with these ...
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How do I scale i3 window manager for my HiDPI display?

I have a Dell XPS 13 9343 2015 with a resolution of 3200x1800 pixels. I am trying to use i3 windows manager on it but everything is tiny and hardly readable. I managed to scale every applications ...
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xorg doesn't detect my AMD Radeon 8600 due “Invalid ATI BIOS from int10, the adapter is not VGA-enabled”

I have a Dell Inspiron 15r laptop with Intel CoreI7 4500u and an AMD Radeon 8600 HD and recently I have installed a Debian Jessie Linux with XFCE desktop. My problem is this: I try to install Fglrx ...
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dual-monitor bugs during resolution setting

My OS is Slackware 13.37 64-bit. I have two monitors. Primary one supports 1920x1200 and the secondary one 1280x1024. I use this line to enable dual monitors in "non-clone" mode: xrandr --output ...
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Booting Into a TTY with No Graphics?

I'm a little new to this so I apologize if my question is hard to follow. I'm running Arch Linux, systemd as the init system, and I would like to boot into a plain TTY with no graphics. I've tried to ...
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Should suspended application in the background (by ctrl+z) still run or should it stop running?

I run Firefox with command xinit /path/to/firefox/binary and it opens a display with Firefox running on it. Then I push Ctrl +Alt+F1 to go back to console and then I push Ctrl+z to suspend the ...
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Disabling an Xorg server's extension at runtime (for new clients)?

I have an old Xorg server whose "Render" extension seems to be buggy (if enabled, most of the fonts are invisible, unless hovering over them -- after upgrading the packages with X clients and ...
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How can I permanently disable a xinput device?

I have a rogue xinput device due to some OS error that sends key press signals even tough nothing is pressed thereby causing screen flickering and the loss of mouse focus. The device is: xinput list ...
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Why does `xrandr` say I have 3 HDMI and 3 DP ports while I have only one HDMI and one DP?

This is what xrandr shows on my machine: $ xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3840 x 1200, maximum 8192 x 8192 VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) HDMI1 ...
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How to replace the hostname portion with xauth (OLD: How to redirect output of xauth command?)

I would like to generate a new Xauthority file using xauth with another hostname portion and write it to a different file name (as opposed to ~/.Xauthority where the xauth command typically writes ...
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Fatal IO error 35 - X problem

Edit: Everything works well on OpenBSD 5.9 Good job! I have a problem with running X on my OpenBSD 5.8. Hardware is Lenovo m57 USFF with Core 2 Duo and Intel GMA3100 graphic. machdep.allowaperature ...
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Launching X11 server as non-root user

I'm trying to launch an x11 session (or is it an xorg session? I'm not sure) from the command line: startx &. I get the following result: X: user not authorized to run the X server, aborting. I ...
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Kubuntu Xorg and Nvidia

Recently I've installed the nvidia-352 drivers on my Laptop (Lenovo T530). It caused some issues so I ended up purging them and deleting the xorg.conf. In BIOS I've set the display to use Intel ...
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Script to gracefully kill X server and drop to tty?

I use the terminal to do the majority of my day-to-day computing, so I have the default runlevel set to 3 in /etc/inittab and I only start the X server when I need to. I currently have the following ...