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An X server is a program in the X Window System that handles all access to the graphics cards, display screens and input devices.

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Debian/Gnome in xdmcp - Hot Corner does not work

X Server: Cygwin/X fullscreen on Windows 11 X Client: Gnome desktop on Debian 12.5 I realize this could be an issue with Cygwin/X, but I'd like to confirm that this is not a problem with xdmcp ...
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Linux how to use xinput to change Logitech mouse ERGO M575 speed and axis

####### xinput --list --short ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 ...
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Xserver: any way to offset OLED burnout (filter specifc pixels)?

Any already coded way (that is apps) for Xserver to filter specific pixels of input to e.g. offset OLED burnout (also make dead pixels on LCD black)? I understand that might reduce color depth in ...
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gnome apps very slow to start on on remote X server, other apps ok

I'm using meld to compare some files, on a machine running SLES 15 SP 1, and with the X server running on a Windows desktop; it's MobaXTerm's embedded X server, which I believe is Cygwin'ish. For some ...
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X Server implementation vs Linux distributions

Linux has a lot of distribution - here is the popularity ranking. Do all Linux distributions share the same X Server implementation ?
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Debian (Bookworm) - Non-Root Users Unable To Start Xrdp Session

I can connect to server with sudo user but not non-sudo user. /var/log/xrdp-sesman.log indicates X server is not starting up. Failed Login: xrdp-sesman.log [20231018-13:08:12] [INFO ] Socket 12: ...
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How to translate setxkbmap to xinitrc config

I am setting my keyboard layout using this command on every startup: setxkbmap us,cz -variant ,ucw -option grp:caps_switch How can I write this configuration in to xinitrc file so xserver loads it ...
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CPU Operational Load on WSL slows down entire computer

I'm running a Dell XPS15 with 64 GB Ram and a i7-12700H (6 performance cores, 8 efficency cores). I just recently (read: 2 weeks ago) did a clean upgrade and reinstall to Windows 11 with all up-to-...
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What is the source of this tty console output?

I'm making a kiosk system using Armbian on an orangepi zero 3. The kiosk is a on a local server that I connect to using chromium browser launched from my ~/.bash_profile. Before chromium-browser ...
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Run two xservers on one GPU in headless system

I have a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti in a Linux server without display monitor. Now, I need to run two xservers on this GPU to support two docker containers(each container use one xserver via different ...
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WSL connect to remote server and use X server from windows

We have our company server, where we connect using ssh and private key. There we have oracle wallet manager (owm), but it can only be run using Xserver. If I setup putty in windows, allow x11 ...
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How do I get desktop environment to work (Slackware 14.2)? xauth: file /root/serverauth.1112 does not exist

I am newbie to Linux. I have a problem with X server. I just installed Slackware as a second system with windows 11 and I can't start the desktop environment. Laptop Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH Gaming /...
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Ubuntu GUI after uninstalling GDM and x windows system

I read here about the difference between GUI,display manager, windows manager and desktop environments: https://askubuntu.com/questions/411147/what-is-the-relationship-between-unity-gnome-gnome-3-...
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Arch linux: My display driver chip keeps bricking

I use arch-thinkpad 6.1.7-arch1-1 on Lenovo x390 yoga with Intel WhiskeyLake-U GT2 [UHD Graphics 620]. I also use i3wm on xorg. Something like every two days my built-in screen display goes black ...
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Can I make Xephyr toggle user keyboard and mouse?

I need to pilot an X application with my PC, to take scientific measuring. I have an xdotool script which does the job pretty well, but while it's running, I cannot use my PC, which is frustrating and ...
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Error : No Valid proxy found in config

I Write an PHP Code for my Project & Getting issue of Error : No Valid proxy found in config I have attached the Screenshot, Someone Have any idea to fix this issue & Add that file in config, ...
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Is a wine TTY instance possible?

I would like to know if I could connect to a wine desktop interface, like I do for Cinnamon, KDE or else. I've noticed that wine doesn't use the x-server, but the wine application to load window ...
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Which Process Started X Server In Linux With Systemd As INIT?

I'm working on a device running Linux system, however, the display device needs to be configured manually before Xserver starts, otherwise the framebuffer device won't work. There are 2 methods to ...
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Run python window app in startx (x window)

I am running the python window app in startx, it works fine, but there is one issue. the issue will be in the next two images. -First image, Python app running in Linux GUI window app in GUI -Second ...
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Arch linux - Wacom display on thinkpad does not read any input

I have an issue with my wacom display on my thinkpad x390. The linux does not react to any movement of stylus or buttons on pen. I have wacom drivers installed. this is output of libwacom-list-local-...
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Cannot resize window of desktop app on WSL2 through X server

Running a Qt desktop app on WSL2 through X server on Windows 10, I cannot drag, resize or maximize the window. I tested with VcXsrv, Xming and MobaXterm. I also tested with Ubuntu 20.04 and 22.04. The ...
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"No Protocol Specified" even when I can telnet into the X server port?

I have a Win 11 box running Xming, a binary I've used on Win 7 without issue. Xming is version 6.9, a 32-bit binary that nonetheless seems to run on 64-bit Linux. However I wonder if its not able to ...
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Configure X properly to start GUI programs from SSH session

I've installed xorg, xdm and fluxbox onto a GUI-less minimal Debian virtual machine instance (on GCP), then I've tried to run an application chromium or google-chrome with GUI. The execution of the ...
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Is it possible to run a hybrid pc on drastically low power consumption while still displaying a slideshow?

I've bought a Surface Pro 3 for my elders, and installed ZorinOS on it -- a great distro for hybrid pcs btw!! One stuff we'd like it to do is to act as a digital photo-frame by running a slideshow of ...
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Why gui has been installed during dist-upgrade, and how can I get rid of it?

I did a dist-upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04LTS (Server, CL-only) to 18.04LTS then 20.04LTS. During this operation, it seems some kind of gnome gui has been installed. By verifying based on this article: ...
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Setting DISPLAY variable on a remote XServer session

I have a CentOS system running an X2go server and I use a client machine to connect to it. I'm trying to do some command-line automation for mouse-clicks using xdotool. The automation is scripted in ...
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How can I keep the X Server open?

I am currently writing an application with GUI for an Raspberry Pi with touchpad. Currently, whenever I have transferred a new binary from the PC with the development environment to the pi, I have to ...
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xterm ignores xrdb state unless loaded twice

When I boot up i3, my xterm will be colored and configured as though my Xresources haven't been loaded yet, with default values for everything, but when I query the resource database, all my values ...
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Unable to disable Ctrl + Alt + Backspace (kills Server X / session). Linux Mint

I accidentally killed a session with Ctrl + Alt + Backspace (actually I pressed Shift too but works the same way) and decided I don't want that combination to do that (I have to use similar ...
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ssh client and cannot connect to X server

my computer is Windows (Ubuntu), the host is Linux. I am trying to access a visualization program on the host computer (Linux) in my office from my home laptop (Windows) via ssh client and when trying ...
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PulseAudio Modules are not properly configured when started on systemd or xsession, but works fine when started from terminal

I'm trying to create some virtual source so that I can virtually have a microphone that is acceptable on all application that cannot directly grab the ".monitor" from my virtual sink. ...
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ssh xterm xsession works but other programs error: X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication

I setup xauth in part enough to get an xterm, xclock, etc. But any other program like gnome-terminal, a browser, still fails to authenticate. The two computers have the same user name and default ID ...
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How do I correctly transfer xrandr settings to xorg.conf?

I have run multiple xrandr commands to set all my monitors settings as I want them. Then I used autorandr to save the state to a config file printed here: hanke@debian ~ » cat .config/autorandr/3-...
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Best way to do rendering on Linux server with GPU but without a display?

I have a rendering software, to be more specific, it's a Unity3D «game» that renders video (saving rendered frames). Unfortunately Unity3D doesn't support «headless» rendering (it can run in headless ...
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Cannot find/detect PS/2 mouse in old Debian. How to enable?

I'm trying to configure XFree86 3.1.2 on my Debian 1.1 (buzz) distribution, but after configuring XFree86, I receive the error: Fatal server error: Cannot open mouse (No such device) when trying to ...
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Any way to disable the closing of apps?

I have have a few apps that I don't want to be able to close. Is there any way to configure the xserver or anything else to achieve this? The behavior I'd like to have is: click on closing x -> ...
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Need help configuring Xserver for nvidia-settings (ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system)

first of all I am aware that there are a lot of threads with the exact same problem online, but I was unable to resolve my issue using any of the methods I found. I ran an nvidia bug report script to ...
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How can I access X server at boot?

I am running a Java Swing application on Linux. I wrapped the Java code with a service. I can start my_java_service from command prompt without any issue. I want my application to start at start-up. ...
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X forwarding is interrupted while ssh stays connected

From my main host[A] (with a screen), I ssh into a relay computer[B] (with -X) from where I log into the target machine[C] (again with -X) and X forwarding seems to work well for a while. After ...
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Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 keyxhost: unable to open display ":0"

Everytime i open a new console,the error info shown xxd ~/.Xauthority 00000000: 0100 0006 6465 6269 616e 0002 3130 0012 ....debian..10.. 00000010: 4d49 542d 4d41 4749 432d 434f 4f4b 4945 MIT-...
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Is X server running? xdpyinfo: unable to open display "" on Ubuntu 18.04 server

I'm attempting to start a program that requires rendering a window (Unity Game) on a remote server that doesn't have a display attached to it. I wouldn't want to use ssh -X to forward rendering ...
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How can I use my Intel GPU in a headless X server?

When OpenGL rendering something using my normal X server, intel_gpu_top shows me that Render/3D/0 is being used (to about 60%). When doing the same rendering on a dummy X server (the xserver-xorg-...
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Why does the X window system handle keyboard input?

When people discuss the X window system, they mostly focus on the display side, i.e. how it is a networked system that handles and coordinates the graphical output of different applications in the ...
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Raspberry OS lite, TFT display, Openbox : Cannot init x

I just installed Raspberry OS lite (no desktop environment), plugged a WaveShare 2.8 TFT display in and installed Openbox and the tools below: xorg openbox obmenu openbox-menu menu slim (slim for auto ...
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One monitor, 2 boxes - want to do remote login and X from one to the other, how?

So I have a laptop, an older box, and one monitor. The former has some work stuff which is sensitive, I want to use the other one for anything web browsing etc. Both run linux (manjaro the first, pop-...
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CentOS 7: xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused xinit: server error

I am little new to CentOS having issues with starting xserver. This is a intel machine with additional 2x RTX 2080 Ti GPUs for computing. So far I have tried: [abc@machine ~]$ startx xauth: file /...
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Help with remapping control to escape using xmodmap?

So I'm currently using this to achieve CapsLock + Anykey = Control + Anykey Shift + CapsLock = CapsLock clear lock clear control add control = Caps_Lock Control_L Control_R keycode 66 = Control_L ...
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Startup Applications Seemingly Starting in Wrong X Window Server (Debian)

Background Info When I initially installed linux, I installed KDE and GNOME. I chose KDE as my default desktop environment and sddm as my window manager. KDE never worked (not sure why) so I have been ...
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restoring xserver

I was following this post https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=301627 but it did not work. I deleted the X11 folder (which did not exist before, if I remember correctly -- for sure, there was ...
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Arch linux: Screenshot software cannot save to clipboard

I am trying to use xfce-screenshooter to take screenshot and save it to clipboard. Like this: xfce4-screenshooter --region --clipboard but when I try to paste it, there is no image. Thought it was ...
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