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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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X won't run on certain machines using my custom debian live boot usb

I am workign on writing a custom live boot usb with Debian as base operating system. The goal is for this to run on many unpredictable system configurations. Most computers are failing to run startx ...
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Is there any way to launch gui application without gui?

I'm using Linux Mint MATE. I would like to launch a gui application without recognized by my eyes. I tried the following code which launches the application and moves it to another workspace with ...
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Why do the copied text from Firefox keep its format as in web page?

For example, I copy some hyperlink as text to Wikipedia visual edit page, it exactly keeps all formats include the bold, hyperlink, etc. I try to use xsel | hd read the clipboard just get plain text ...
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Nvidia drivers on debian

I'm on an ASUS laptop, with the following GPUs $ inxi -Gx Graphics: Card-1: Intel Device 5917 bus-ID: 00:02.0 Card-2: NVIDIA Device 1d10 bus-ID: 01:00.0 Display Server: X.Org 1....
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No GUI chromium unwanted margins (An application window is moved)

I installed chromium on Debian Stretch to work with no Desktop Environment. It worked but annoying margins appeared at the top and the right of the screen. They are about 50px wide. (The screen is ...
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Manjaro KDE does not redraw the screen unless forced to after it falls asleep

I recently installed Manjaro KDE on my machine and from what little I've seen I'm liking it so far. My one complaint is that recently, after the screen falls asleep and wakes back up (i.e. leave the ...
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xorg-x11-server-common still needed?

xorg-x11-server-common Internet services that are not required for system or application processes must not be active to decrease the attack surface of the system. X Windows has a long history of ...
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Changing mouse scroll speed

I'm trying to change the mouse scroll speed. Currently it's way too slow. I'm using GNOME 3.32 and there are no obvious settings to adapt that. Ideally I would like to change it at the system level, ...
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Nvidia disables HDMI receiver when restarting it

I've got HDMI audio working with the proprietary nvidia drivers. The problem is that whenever I turn on the receiver I have to redo this process because it has reverted to being disabled. Is there a ...
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Read X window property of non client area

How to read property of X window non-client area (window manager's window)? I set X property by XChangeProperty in my C program. When using xprop and selecting non client area (I mean: titlebar of the ...
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Gentoo is missing X bitmapped fonts Helvetica, Times, Georgia

I'm installing Gentoo for the first time and I've noticed that all bitmapped X fonts except Misc are missing. For instance, I type xlsfonts | grep -i helvetica and it is not there, nor is times, ...
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X doesn't detect secondary nvidia GPU

My current setup is a 2 GPU setup, with an RX 480 as primary and a GTX 960 as secondary. I used to run nouveau just fine, X detected it and I could connect monitors or offload workloads onto it with ...
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how to repair x-server that failed following update/upgrade to 5.15?

question originally asked on askubuntu but commenters suggested to post the question here: Shortly after sudo apt-get update and upgrade I got the black screen The screen lock is broken and ...
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Inconsistent Graphics Resolution

I have one Linux workstation that has a handful of user accounts. Some of the accounts run the GUI with acceptable resolutions and some of them are "locked" into a ridiculously low resolution with no ...
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Cannot open virtual console 7 (Permission Denied) when trying to start X on Gentoo

When I try to start X with i3 by typing startx /usr/bin/i3 I get the following error message: (EE) xf86OpenConsole: Cannot open virtual console 7 (Permission denied) Launching startx as root or ...
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Remap capslock key to tab with setxkbmap

I was trying to remap the <Capslock>key to the <tab> key, after some research I found out I could do; setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps Which maps the <Capslock> key to <Ctrl>. ...
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What's the relationship between X and VNC?

I thought they were completely different. But I just noticed, running Screen Sharing on MacOS that the window titlebar says "pitosalas's X desktop". I thought Screen Sharing on MacOS is a VNC client ...
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X is joining my two monitors into one big screen w Xmonad - how to avoid id?

When I use i3 or Gnome, each monitor gets a workspace/desktop, but under XMonad my laptop screen and the external monitor get joined as one big screen (as show by xdpyinfo) How can I configure X to ...
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Polling Rate of Mouse Creating Frequency Noise?

I'll begin with an overview of my system: Generic Corsair case Asus Z170 AR Motherboard 8gb x 2 (16gb) Ballistix RAM i5 6600k Radeon RTX 480 4gb EVGA 650W Gold Logitech G403 mouse 144hz monitor ...
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Running hardware accelerated OpenGL context without X server?

Is it currently possible (with the use of existing software and drivers) to run accelerated OpenGL context and output to monitor on Linux without having X installed?
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WM_CLASS vs WM_INSTANCE?

When I run xprop I get a class string that has two values, one of them i3 calls an instance, the other a class, for example on chromium-browser the xprop utility will return something like this, ...
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Which application steals X keyboard events? [duplicate]

In a linux distro there's a hotkey that has grabbed X11-wide to react on it. How do i find out which application is doing that without killing each of them to see when the behaviour stops?
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limit cpu and memory consumption of all X applications

I want to reserve a small amount of cpu and memory to be able in case of emergency create tty session and kill a memory hogging X application. cgroups provide this functionality. How do I put all my X ...
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Why do we need StructureNotifyMask in X Window Programming? [closed]

I was going through a simple program to create a x window and listen to the keyboard. It involved the following steps: Register for the ButtonPressMask event. XCreateWindow and XMapWindow. This made ...
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Gentoo Barebones X installation for window forwarding

I have a gentoo installation which does not have X installed. This gentoo is a ssh entry point from the internet and allows me to ssh into other machines on the LAN. I want X window forwarding from ...
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startx crashes with no errors

I am having a weird problem trying to run startx on my debian desktop. It crashes and dumps me back into the shell, with no indication as to what went wrong (that I can see). It had worked previously, ...
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After unlocking light-locker, screen remains blank proportional to how long it's been locked

Weird problem that I've been having I think since I installed Linux Mint 19. I run xfce and light-locker is my screen locker. Whenever I unlock my screen with my password, my screen remains black for ...
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How can I install xfce4 without a local X server?

I'm looking to get the xfce desktop environment running on a (remote) server - specifically, inside a Debian LXC container. The server itself is headless, and the environment will only ever 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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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. My screen only displayed a white screen when kernel started. So I wondered how boot messages are displayed on my screen during startup. Bios, ...
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Change the mouse scroll sensitivity in KDE Plasma?

I have a Logitech M325 mouse and use KDE Plasma 5 on X11. 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 ...
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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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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 ...