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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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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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What does “a locking program is launched from a X server” mean? [closed]

Is there some way to unlock server host's screen from VNC client side? says locking program work on the X server they're launched from. What does "a locking program is launched from a X ...
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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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nodm display manager - cursor is not visible

I have a machine which uses nodm display manager. x11 works but a mouse cursor is not visible. I haven't found any configuration which explicitly disables a mouse cursor. I guess that there may not be ...
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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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GDM3 expose/allocate Xorg DISPLAY without login

I'm trying to run some application that requires OpenGL. The application starts automatically on system boot (Ubuntu 16.04 systemd) and GDM3 (GDM 3.18.3) as the login manager. The gdm3 start a greeter ...
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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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startx turns LCD off [closed]

I have written a driver for linux to communicate with /dev/fb0. When system boots, The LCD turns on and displays random colors, but when startx runs (that I expect desktop environment to be shown), ...
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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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MobaXTerm, way faster than standard ssh (in terms of latency and input lag) [closed]

I would love to use Linux for both my client and server, but this very weird problem is stopping me, and I'd appreciate helping me with this. So, I posted this problem (more details in the link) a ...
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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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Change gdm to lightdm

I am following the instruction here to create a fake screen. However, I have gdm installed on my CentOS Linux server. Do you think I can still go with the instructions? Should I install lightdm? Will ...
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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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Unable to interact or switch tty's, but SysRQ+O and SysRQ+B works. What is that status?

A computer running Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia 64-Bit on the MATE desktop hung up while I was absent for a few minutes, leaving tty3 open. The graphical desktop was only active on tty7. Firefox, running ...
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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 ...
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Auto startx before login on FreeBSD

This problem is driving me crazy! I use "/etc/ttys" on FreeBSD to configure the commands that are executed when getty is executed. This is the relevant line of my config file /etc/ttys: ttyv8 "/...
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Headless OpenGL rendering on Google Compute

I created a GPU instance on Google Compute engine with NVIDIA Tesla K80 attached. I have installed GPU drivers and CUDA based on this guide. nvidia-smi check - ok. nvcc -V check - ok Now I am ...
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How do I launch a VM to a Specific XServer?

I have been playing around with KVM QEMU on my Linux Mint KDE machine for a while. However, I have heard it is possible to run VMs in separate XServers, and I thought it would be cool to just press ...
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how to install NVIDIA.run on Mint 18.3?

i have a NVIDIA GeForce 1050 Ti graphic card. I'm running LiNux Mint 18.3 when i try to install the .run file it fails. It shows the message like this: ERROR: Your appear to be running X server; ...
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How do I run an X server in a container on top of Wayland without the Xwayland overhead?

There's a similar question here but the scenario and objectives are different. The author cares about "just making it work", while I do also care about performance and efficiency. What I'm trying to ...
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How can I assign “control” functionality to the right super (windows) key in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc?

I am trying to assign "control" to my Super R key in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc. So, I change key <RWIN> { [ Super_R ] } to key <RWIN> { [ Control_R ] } Then I start X and use xev ...
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How to disable tty1 and backlight using Arch Linux

I have a laptop which I want to use only remotely via rdp (xvnc server). I have setup rdp successfully. As I only use the laptop remotely, I want to disable it's display. To do that, I have already ...
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Software rendering mode after Linux Mint update

After I did some security updates, my video display became unstable (it was showing dust when some animations were to be displayed, as if the vidao cable was incorrectly plugged), I did not really ...
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Installing AMD Drivers on CentOS 7 - X Server Error

I have been trying to install the AMD drivers on my CentOS computer for about a month now with no luck. I have followed the AMD guide; however, I get an error saying, Error: Package: glamor-amdgpu-1....
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Mirroring Filesystems without Transfers [closed]

So here's my situation. I have a lot of files on my local in 3 directories. I have a subset of those files + ~30 on a server in a more organized 10 directories. I'd like to move the files on the ...
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SSH, opening a remote GUI and swrast error

I tried asking this question in ask Ubuntu, but I got no answer there, but I figure I might be more successful here. I am trying to run a software with a GUI on a server via ssh -Y. The graphical ...
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What is the difference between xspice and x11spice?

Recently I've been trying to enable spice in container using Docker for remote display, I've discovered two applicable resources to do so. First one is the xspice, if I should call it so, which ...
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Start X client in a bash script end exit script

I need to launch a xserver client process in a script and then exit from the script keeping the new process running: #!/bin/bash startx /home/me/my_x_client exit 0 but in this way x terminates with ...
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Brightness Control missing on Debian 8

I've been using debian 8 from some time, with version 8.9 on dell inspiron 5000 series. Brightness control is missing from the beginning. I don't see brightness controller at all. I installed ...
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How to change autologin from root to non-root user?

I have installed Ubuntu server 16.04(Actually it's 3.4.113-sun8i ) with Openbox. and put this command startx inside /etc/rc.local to have graphics after boot. but the problem is that it automatically ...