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Questions tagged [x]

This tag can be used for questions regarding the X Window System. For X Version 11 you can use the tag x11.

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How do I create an oddly-dimensioned X-screen that outputs across two displays?

A little background: I'm trying to display content from a machine with an Nvidia Quadro P2000 onto a huge wall-display with a very odd 3300x3000 pixel resolution. The content that is going to be ...
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Enabling only some bitmap fonts?

To enable a bitmap font, you add an XML file to /etc/fonts/conf.d, like: <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd"> <fontconfig> <selectfont> <acceptfont> <...
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X/XFCE/X2Go: disable screensaver for all users

I'm managing some multi-user servers running Ubuntu Server {16|18}.04: in order to provide a remote desktop for everyone, I installed XFCE4 (via apt install xfce4) and X2Go (via quick instructions ...
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How to use Unity and KDE concurrently?

I want to have Unity as my default desktop (CTRL-ALT-F7) and KDE as a secondary virtual desktop (CTRL-ALT-F8) so that I can run KDE applications like Quartus on it without messing with my typical ...
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SSH -X not working for specific application

At my job, we have a number of compute servers, running linux. I want to run my software on it with a GUI from a windows system. Due to the nature of the job, VNC is not an option, and it has to use ...
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Clear specific X buffer directly, without going through xsel or xclip

I am trying to completely disable middle-click for pasting from a buffer, using Radivarig's solution. Place this in ~/.xbindkeysrc "echo -n | xsel -n -i; pkill xbindkeys; xdotool click 2; ...
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What enables Alt+Click Window Dragging

I use Kubuntu 18.04 and I wonder what component implements the Alt+ Left Click drag. Does the Display Manager SDDM implement this, or is it the X Server, or is it something within KDE? I'm sorry I ...
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Get list of screen in display

I understand that a screen is identified by :D.S where: D is the display number S is the screen number I'm looking to list all screens associated with a display. I can get all the current displays ...
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Can the screen size of an X11 window be set higher than the monitor's resolution and the view panned around the larger display?

My laptop has screen resolution of 1366x768 but I want to create an X display with a higher resolution and scroll around it. It was possible in Windows where the drivers and the graphics card allowed ...
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Is 'xhost local' (no colon) allowing malicious access?

I'm setting up a new system and need to grant the root user authority to access the nonroot user's X display in order to run GUI utilities. I used the xhost command for this as follows, but mistakenly ...
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X reads monitor and layout conf on boot but xrandr only shows Screen0

I've been setting up arch linux for a few days - mostly it's been easy to make progress but I'm having a real problem with multihead support. I have a Thinkpad X1 extreme with an Intel and NVIDIA ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Terribly slow on startup, then freezes completely [closed]

I am trying to understand the issue here, since it seems extremely strange altogether. How can I recover this system without completely reinstalling Ubuntu? Running 18.04 since it came out as a ...
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Activate remote display and run X application remotely

I have a desktop machine running Debian 8.0 that I have ssh access to. I run a graphical application on this machine remotely, so I would just leave my desktop session open, ssh into the machine, and ...
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What does “DP” device stand for?

I'm trying to list the connected monitors using xrandr that is returning the following information: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192 eDP-1 connected primary ...
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bios, bootloader, kernel startup & screen driver

I'm trying to setup as touchscreen for a raspberry pi. I'm not posting on rpi forum because I have a more broadly question about linux. Let's explain. My screen only displayed a white screen when ...
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systemd service run when using requires/after

I have two services : First starts X, it is /etc/systemd/system/startx\@.service [Unit] Description=startx automatique pour l'utilisateur %I After=graphical.target systemd-user-sessions.service [...
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Can I decrease the scroll sensitivity to make pasting with the mouse wheel easier?

I have a Logitech M325 mouse and use Plasma/KDE. I am a long-time middle-button paster. I love the newer hi-res wheels for actually scrolling things, especially given that I can just put a spin on ...
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Upgrading slackware 12 to 13 causes keyboard and mouse to not work in any window manager?

I'm trying to figure out why my new setup just does not work. I followed the readme instructions in the slackware distribution and upgrade the system. After upgrade, xorgconfig is removed and the ...
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Run kwallet-query without X server or screen

I am currently working to solve: Cannot access kwallet after upgrading Fedora 26 -> 28 I managed to install kwallet-query on a CentOS 7 virtual machine, with the hope that the version available ...
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X-Forwarding: Characters are not displayed properly

I am connecting to via SSH and activated x-forwarding [user@client]# ssh -X root@h2795107.stratoserver.net And open a graphical program (like gedit) [user@server]# gedit It opens, however, ...
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How can I disable the history in `xclipboard`?

If I run xclipboard to keep a persistent CLIPBOARD, there is automatically a history created of all the content which was in the CLIPBOARD at some time. How can I disable the history?
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Can't log out of X!

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 and have come across an odd problem (two, really, but I don't think they're related). I'm using lightdm. After logging in, X starts as normal, but when I try ...
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Groups not registering in X

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04. When I use LightDM to login and start X, I see that my secondary groups aren't loaded (running "groups" reports that I belong only to my primary group). If I log in via ...
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How can I test if a background job failed before it exits?

I'm writing a script that launches a virtual framebuffer with Xvfb. I want to make sure the command succeeds, but I don't want the script to wait until the command completes, because Xvfb continues ...
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Display console on usb screen without X server [duplicate]

I'm running a custom version of raspbian on my raspberry pi, it has no X server running only in text mode with only basic services installed. i got a usb monitor that i want to plug in and use to show ...
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How can I get Opengl 3.3 (with GLSL 3.3) support through mesa on an Intel HD Graphics 3000 iGPU?

I recently bought a laptop with a i5-2520M cpu in it that uses the integrated graphics. Intel's ark says that this cpu has an Intel HD Graphics 3000. Wikipedia's relevant page says that this iGPU ...
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“No protocol specified” after waking from sleep (sometimes)

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 (output of uname -r is 4.4.0-124-generic, but this has been happening even after several updates) and I have strange issue where, sometimes after opening my laptop and waking ...
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How do I set the screen correctly on an Acer Aspire One 722 running Debian Linux

I have an Acer Aspire One 722 which uses the Radeon HD 6290 to drive an LCD panel which a physical resolution of 1366 x 768. Over a year ago, I had Debian Linux running on in using this resolution. ...
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Start X Server on Login with Systemd

I know that this is not the normal way people use X. Most setup instructions tell you to put something like startx in your shell's profile. However I want to have systemd manage things. Ideally I ...
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Screen gets stuck on black after installing nvidia-cuda-toolkit and nvidia-cuda-dev

I have problem with starting X server on Debian Sid. I have got installed packages bumblebee-nvidia primus-libs primus-libs:i386. Screen gets stuck on black when X starts. It's a new problem after ...
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.xsession exec not recognise $HOME or arguments?

The basic scenario is that I'm sharing my dot files across multiple machines and want to have my session definitons synced as well. Since I use different laptops and monitors with significantly ...
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How to install X window system for a minimal desktop?

On a server running CentOS 7, how to make a minimal install of the X window system? The idea is to build a very minimal desktop that the end-user will use with only one software for backups. No need ...
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Not rendering all characters on wake. What logs to look at?

Occasionally after opening my laptop the system resumes to look like this: Seemingly random characters will be missing all over the screen. I'd like to dive into some logs and figure out what is ...
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start wmii from ~/.xinitrc

What is the right way to start wmii window manager from ~/.xinitrc? I put exec wmii however it doesn't seem to pick up configuration.
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xinitrc.d content are not applied when running startx

I have a script which allows me to restart my running Xserver. However, whenever the Xserver run back again, all the contents of xinitrc.d folder aren't applied. I also tried running "startx" from a ...
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What is the x command on a Mac?

I typed x into bash, and some weird stuff happened. If I do: command -v x I get this output: /opt/X11/bin/x looks like something to do with XCode, does anyone know how I could find more info? (...