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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Configure Chromium Browser in linux and open in windows using xserver via ssh

I am trying to install chromium browser in linux and start apache on linux. After that I have to open an ubuntu web page in Chromium on my windows machine via ssh using Putty or Mobarterm. Chromium is ...
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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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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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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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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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After system upgrade X server no longer working?

I did a paru -Syu but in the middle of it thought it got stuck and stupidly powered off the machine. Now X server encounters fatal errors and I'm not sure what to do. The machine still works and I was ...
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Change display output with xrandr?

My roommate has a really old 1280x1024 VGA display that the driver sets to 1600x1200 by default and it causes it to display a message saying it can't display the input. I can ctrl+alt+f1 and use ...
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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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xsel: Can't open display: (null)

I want to copy a long file into clipboard with xsel,in my local pc ,just input: cat /usr/bin/mysql_secure_installation|xsel -b The file mysql_secure_installation located in my local os was copied ...
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BLFS Xorg: Fatal server error no screens found

I'm trying to build the Xorg X Window System Environment as outlined in Beyond Linux From Scratch Version 8.0. My BLFS system resides in a Virtual Machine using VirtualBox Version 5.0.10 r104061. 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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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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How to set up a graphical interface on Ubuntu 20.04 server and use it via VcXsrv on Windows?

Good day, I bought an Ubuntu 20.04 server without GUI. I want to set it up as a VPN server, but first I need a GUI for it or at least some opportunity to open a webbrowser on the server (I want to use ...
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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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Arch linux: set copy/paste/cut shortcuts

I would like to set custom keyboard shortcuts for using clipboard. I would like to change it from: Copy: ctrl + c in programs, ctrl + shift + c in terminal Paste: ctrl + v in programs, ctrl + shift + ...
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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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cannot run in framebuffer mode. Please specify busIDs

from my previous question empty screen after booting from live persistent usb, I am able after boot to access all files and folders, but the X-server is unable to load (so I get only to tty1). From ...
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Compiz causes screen tearing with Intel Graphics

I am running MATE 1.24.1 on Debian stable (Linux 5.10.0-11-amd64), with Intel HD Graphics 4600. Here is the output of lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display': 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
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How to sync the system's keyboard layout with X in Debian?

I installed a Debian machine using the Expert Installer, I've setup my keyboard layout at the installation process. Now I've installed Xorg and I want the very same layout to be applied using ...
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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 to detect global key presses

I have an Asus laptop that has a special key that can be configured to launch any software (at least on Windows). The general question is: how can I detect any key press (globally)? Then, how ...
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Can't interact with DWM

I'm running gentoo and, as the title says, i can't interact with DWM. By this i mean that Alt+Shift+Return doesn't open a st, Alt+p doesn't open dmenu Weirdly Alt+Shift+q does exit DWM. I do have st ...
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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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lxde xprofile source script

I'm usually running zsh and starting my xserver using startx without any login manager. I am trying to switch to a graphical login manager: lxdm. All of my xdg exports along with some other ...
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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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How to change DISPLAY of currently running application

I have multiple displays open on a central server. Is it possible to "move" a X-window application that is running on a particular DISPLAY to a different DISPLAY? How can this be done? I'm using xpra ...
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xsession-errors full of unresolved symbol and no gtk loads

Can I get some advice? Out of nowhere, many of my graphical programs like qalculate-gtk fail with the following error: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0: undefined symbol: ...
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Error: Can't open display

I have several machines on my LAN and my main workstation called lagrangian. Machines can ping lagrangian. All machines can have DISPLAY=lagrangian:0 set. I run VcXsrv on lagrangian and hence can ...
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Xrandr doesn't scale screen under Cygwin/X and Xming

The preamble: I have a very specific remote X client, that needs fixed resolution. 1280x1024, to say. And my notebook has 1440x900. And Windows aboard. So, the idea is to scale the output of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I use xhost for linking the display of one virtual terminal device to another?

I am currently trying to make an autonomous drone using the Robot Operating System (ROS). To do this, I have installed Raspbian Lite (Jessie) on a Rasperry Pi 3 and am currently using ROS Kinetic on ...
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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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X server doesn't continue after wakeup from suspension

I have Gentoo system with OpenRC init, 5.4.28-gentoo kernel and 440.64 Nvidia drivers (GTX 1060). Everything configured according to this guide. When I suspend the system with Gnome suspend button ...
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Pulseaudio: module-simple-protocol not listening

I did the following: $ pactl list sources short | grep "analog-stereo.monitor" 0 alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo.monitor module-alsa-card.c s16le 2ch 44100Hz SUSPENDED ...
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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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How to determine if X server runs with root privileges

This is a one-liner: Is there a way/command to check if the X server is run as root or as user? This was supposed to be a one-liner but alas... I recently upgraded my Arch Linux box. After the ...
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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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