Questions tagged [x-server]

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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Required display service (X server) for Debian init script

I'm on Debian 9.11 with the MATE desktop (pinebook pro) I've an Init script /etc/init.d/customMapping that remaps some of my keys using both setxkbmap and xmodmap. Here it is #! /bin/sh ### BEGIN ...
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Good way to combine a workstation and server?

At work I have a Debian SSH server on which we perform computations (the points is that I can work on it also from home). But it is also my workstation when I'm at work. At the moment I use the ...
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How do I set up a login script, to run xrandr?

I am using 3 monitors, with the 2 side ones being rotated. I was not able to sucesfully configure xorg.conf to rotate the 2 monitors, but I found a xrandr command that I can use after my login ...
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How can I get urxvtc to stay open until the command is finished executing?

I have a need to open urxvt with a certain program running inside it. Apparently urxvtc has the same command-line options as urxvt, and is supposed to function as a drop-in replacement - the same as ...
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X server dies when maximizing Evince

I have a Debian 10 workstation with an NVIDIA GPU running on nouveau and Xfce desktop. 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT215 [GeForce GT 220] (rev a2) The user describes that ...
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Configure Raspberry pi for my application to start on boot

I have created an application through Python that has library dependencies on Qt4, pyqt4, pyqtgraph etc. This application is based on Raspberry Pi, I have developed and finished it on the platform. I ...
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radeon failed vce resume after upgrade to newest Linux kernel

I have upgraded my Debian to latest version on the kernel version 3.16.0-4-amd64. Update went fine. After that I decided to upgrade linux kernel version to the latest one supported by Debian 10 - 4.19....
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AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition on xserver 1.20

I have Dell Latitude E6540 which has Radeon HD8790M and it runs Debian 10. I wanted to install newest drivers for said video card (becuase games didn't recognize it and I couldn't see it's usage (...
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Kodi not starting on Raspbian Buster Lite with No GUI error

I have been trying to launch Kodi on my Raspbian Buster. I did a fresh install of Raspbian Buster Lite and then installed Kodi. sudo apt install kodi As I don't need the GUI I think I just have to ...
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Stylus pressure not working ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3G on Debian Buster

I recently got an ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd generation) with an integrated stylus. Debian Buster (10 RC1) is installed. I'm using the Cinnamon desktop environment. The stylus works nicely as a generic ...
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Open input dialog via script on x server

I want to make a script with an if that only runs if the user Input the Right password. Like this: Some Code.. if(Input == "password"){ Do something } More Code.. Everything runs on a x Server ...
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What to use for advanced kiosk mode that starts other programs with minimal Ui

What I want: I want a kisok mode application that starts/runs a shell script that opens a vnc viewer. Also it needed to disable all key funktions like alt + f4 or alt + tab etc. Thats it. What I ...
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Multiple window managers

I would like to configure CentOS7 (KDE4) computers with two screen into a special configuration. I have done that before on CentOS5 (KDE3), and now I have to migrate to CentOS7 (and preferably to ...
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What does it mean for the X server to live on a particular tty?

On Linux, how does the X server establish a relationship with a particular tty (such as tty7) so that the X server can receive input and draw on the screen only when that tty is in the foreground? How ...
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Ubuntu not using discrete GPU as primary graphics

My laptop will not run the graphics trough my discrete GPU, only the integrated one. I've tried a few things to correct that but so far without success. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.02LT. Specs: I own a ...
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Xconf / change the driver of an input device

i have an input device registert under /dev/input/event10 but the X Server "detect it wrong" and load synaptics_drv.so , so i tried to add /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-settings.conf with the content ...
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How to run puppeteer in Docker on VPS and connect to display server to local machine?

I am running a puppeteer-controlled chromium instance inside of docker on a remote server. For a specific operation, I need to be able to interact with the page that is opened by puppeteer. This ...
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X won't start on Debian Testing, Asus TP210S laptop

I installed Debian Testing on an Asus TP210S (ISO file downloaded from https://ftp.acc.umu.se/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/buster_di_alpha4+nonfree/amd64/iso-cd/, not the "edu" ...
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Logged out when switching tty

I ugraded my Debian from Stretch to Buster. Now each time I switch the tty (by Ctrl-Alt-FX) from my graphical instance (F7) to something else (e.g. F1) and back, I have to login again. It seems that ...
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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 a display manager a client of an X server?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_display_manager_(program_type) an X display manager is a graphical login manager which starts a session on an X server from the same or another computer. A login ...
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Does `$DISPLAY` specify both a listening socket and a rendering target of a X server at the same time?

From Can I specify an arbitrary `$DISPLAY`? Do not confuse the actual display (your monitor(s)), the X11 server ("display"), and the way it's accessed via sockets or other means: DISPLAY=:0 and ...
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X -configure doesn't work, [Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices]

I have debian installed with KDE as the desktop environment, the following situation happened after I uninstalled nvidia-driver. There is no xorg.conf file so I run sudo X -configure to regenerate the ...
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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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Hide client hostname (Docker container ID) in title bar with remote X server connection

When running a GUI app in a Docker container I'm mapping the X11 socket to give the application access to the X server on the host like so: docker run -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix my_image The ...
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Render Linux VM applications on Windows Host Xserver

I have a Ubuntu VM on VirtualBox running in headless mode. Host is a Windows 10 machine. I want to be able to render Ubuntu's applications on Windows using XServer. Currently, I tried this: ...
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Does X-Window have a maximum number limit on clients?

Does X-Window have a maximum number limit on clients? For example, can you create "unlimited" number of evince processes with windows? If not, what places the limit? For another example (although I ...
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Xephyr and xorg process

I run Xephyr:Xephyr -ac -screen 1024x768 -br -reset -terminate 2> /dev/null :1 & and then I can run there some window: export DISPLAY=:1 xterm & When I check xorg processes ps ax | grep ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS - starting second xsession fail

I try to start second xsession on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. I switch to tty3: ctrl + alt + F3 then execute the following commands: export DISPLAY=:2 startx -- :2 but it fails. Logs. What is wrong ? The ...
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Error connecting to Debian 9 VPS via RDP

I am using A DEBIAN 9 VPS with 1GB RAM and 20GB storage. Soon after I installed it on cloud, I connected to it via PUTTY and there was absolutely no problem. I then upgraded and updated my machine (as ...
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How to prevent switching to a different tty when Xserver starts?

I am working with tty2 because Linux terminates all processes every 30 seconds and Xserver refuses to start. How can I keep tty2 in the foreground while the Xserver can go crazy in background?
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Open a application on the second Screen

I have one pc with one graphic card and two displays connected (one is a touchscreen). Openbox is used a window manager. I try to start two instances of the chromium-browser in the kiosk mode (--...
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Nvidia Optimus laptop: startX and xinit don't work (Arch)

I can't boot my pc because the Xserver doesn't start. What's weird is that when I use SDDM it boots just fine. I also tried to use Lightdm a few months ago but it didn't want to boot, I'm guessing ...
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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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Write script to generate report on every Thursday [closed]

On every Thursday we have to send the report like below for 18 servers Account: swebwpsp Server name: nykpsr17896 Disk space usage: 70 % (we use df -kh command) Date: 20-09-2018 Similarly we have 18 ...
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Systemd - Find .Xauthority file to use

I'm currently using a systemd unit file to configure a service which uses X server display. The X server instance is launched by the user logged in (currently pi user) but the service is launched at ...
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mapping linux /dev/fb0 to DDR for displaying

I want to write a linux driver which maps my specified memory address space to /dev/fb0. the driver should be specified by what part of linux? drm or frame buffer or server X or somthing else? Which ...
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Dpkg cant purge AMD-graphics package; read-only file system (Mint)

For reasons regarding the other question I asked on here I want to purge the package xserver-xorg-v from my Linux Mint from the root shell. I get the following Error: dpkg -P xserver-xorg-v dpkg: ...
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Mint wont boot after AMD-Graphics installation, X-Server problems

Tried to install AMD Radeon HD 7870 Ghz graphics drivers and now Linux Mint doesnt want to boot. I installed the generic "Linux x86_64" driver from this https://www.amd.com/en/support/graphics/amd-...
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PCLinuxOS - Failed to start the X server

I am trying to install PCLinuxOS on a msi laptop with Nvidia Geforce GT650M I have tried install direct from USB and from Live CD. In all cases after reboot I get the error message Failed to start ...
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Xorg multiple screen position

I'm trying to setup my three monitor for more like one day and i can't find any solution my target setup When i try to setup this in my nvidia-settings it doesnt work, the primary display become ...
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Why GUI is a bad idea in a Linux Server? [closed]

I installed a Linux Server (RHEL-7) for one of my customer. Followed by that couple of users requested for installing Eclipse IDE in the server. I objected the idea of having GUI like Gnome in the ...
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How to execute script just before x server stop or gnome logout?

Chrome shows "didn't close correctly" message every time on my Fedora 28 system. I turn off the "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed" feature. I think the problem is my ...
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Installation of mesa-18.1.4, stuck at “libtizcore”

I was trying to install another version of x-server, it needed lots of packages including mesa and it needed a lot of, too. I installed over 15 packages... I found every package by googling and ...
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How to verify that the installation of Apache Server works?

Debian 9.5 Apache HTTP Server 2.4.34 (httpd) After installing Apache from the official page with sudo make install, I want to check that the installation works starting the server: $ sudo /usr/local/...
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Why is there a call to `clear_console` in `~/.bash_logout`?

When I log in with the same user on tty1 and tty2 and start an X server session on tty1 - as soon as I log out of tty2, the X server session on tty1 crashes. This seems to be a known bug: https://...
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How to keep `CLIPBOARD` content from XTerm after closing it? (Like Firefox or Leafpad does for example.)

I wanted to use CTRLSHIFTC and CTRLSHIFTV for Copy-and-Paste within XTerm and other applications, so I added XTerm*vt100.translations: #override \ Shift Ctrl <Key> C: copy-selection(...
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my centos X server stop working

I have installed centos 7 with gnome desktop, today I installed lightdm and xfce, then I uninstalled some gnome packages except gnome-shell. then the system gui quit immediately. reboot leads to a ...
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Clonezilla - physical Server

I have a physical server (HP G9) with three 300GB hard disk drives installed in it. For some reasons, I need to change the physical server's body with HP G7. I want to use Clonezilla to make an image ...
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How to disable Xorg Logging

I'm running CentOS 6.X and 7.X machines and use GNOME Desktop extensively, the problem is that Xorg.log.* files are getting big. I have no need in those logs, I'd like to know how I can disable them ...