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How to start X?

I installed the ATI drivers for the video card, and after rebooting the xserver broke down. I rolled back the server configuration to standart but this did not help, I also deleted temporary files ...
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Suckless utilities give XOpenIM failed error

whenever i try to run a suckless app like dmenu or suckless terminal it gives the following error: XOpenIM failed. Could not open input device. how can i fix this error and be able to run dmenu?
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Can't load desktop environment with startx [closed]

I'm facing a problem that I've never seen before. I want to load i3 with my new installation of Arch Linux but when I launch startx, the tty is freezing with no error. I've checked the log of xorg, I ...
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Application dpi change on runtime - Xserver

I try to handle problems with Linux X-Server with mixed dpi displays. At the office I would like to use two non HDPI displays, else I like to use the HDPI screen of my XPS13. The best results on the ...
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i3 assign spotify to workspace

I'm trying to assign Spotify to a specific workspace but with no luck. My i3 config file looks like this #Startup-programs exec firefox exec spotify assign [class="Spotify"] $ws4 assign [...
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The mouse pointer in i3 is half the size it should be. How to make it bigger?

I've followed the Arch Wiki HiDPI guides for configuring my HiDPI system for i3. In ~/.xinitrc I have: xrandr --dpi 192 But my mouse pointer is half the size it should be. What can I do to make it ...
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I3-wm get monitors does not exist [closed]

Can someone help me, I have been struggling for a while. I tried X -configure, then cp the be config, I tried a fresh install of i3 and I tried a fresh install of the whole os and keep hitting this ...
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How to change background color of side panels of Kate using i3?

I'm struggling with applying solarized theme onto my i3 on archlinux. It works perfectly in terminals but I can't get to colour kate's side panels. Changing kate's inner configuration does not work ...
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How are default fonts set for programs like FireFox?

I'm currently working on getting my first real Linux install configured and I'm having issues with programs using a font I would prefer it did not. For example, if I look at FireFox, I can see the ...
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URxvt font size is different at startup

I start a few urxvt terminals from my i3 config whenever I start a new i3 session. However, if I ever run xrdb ~/.Xresources to reload my urxvt config and then start another terminal, it's font size ...
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Problem with KDE Plasma and i3 x server won't start

Setup: debian 8 standard KDE (KDE4) I wanted to try out i3 next to KDE What I did: apt-get install i3 What it did: (from /var/log/apt/history.log) Install: libasync-interrupt-perl:amd64 (1.21-1+...
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i3wm: two monitors, one browser per monitor (dual head kiosk)

My goal make i3 start one browser per monitor on a dual monitor setup. I can't find how to start a browser and move it to the target monitor. I've dig through the doc and tried in ~/.i3/config exec ...
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Sway/Wayland does not activate my second monitor

I was previously using arch linux, lightdm, and sway (an i3 clone for wayland, basically). However, at the time lightdm would not launch sway for me, so I ended up switching to a tty (ctrl+alt+f#) and ...
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Unable to find keycode for volume key on Apple keyboard

Summary I switched to i3wm and I'm trying to set up my environment. I am using an Apple keyboard (circa 2007). It has three volume keys and I can't find their keycodes for mapping. Analysis I read ...
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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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Issues with X and xrandr on Debian

I am having an issue that I think is associated with X, xrandr and maybe WM I am using. I am on Debian 8 stable, updated; Intel graphics, i3wm, no DE lightDM (not sure if this is relevant, but at ...
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How do I tell systemd-logind that the session is not idle, without using a desktop environment or session manager?

I want to use logind for power management. After 30 minutes of inactivity, I would like the computer to suspend. Problem is, right now, it suspends after 30 minutes, even when I am active with mouse ...
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How can I disable a part of the screen in X.Org

I'm running a Laptop with Arch Linux, X.org and i3. Due to a broken LCD panel, I would like to disable/ignore the left ~228 Pixels of the screen until I have time to get it repaired. So far, I've ...
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i3-wm not resizing screen resolution on login

I'm using Parallels for the Mac, but this may be relevant to other VMs too. Using Ubuntu 14.04, when I login using Unity it resizes the screen and uses all available screens (2 in my case), perfect. ...