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The X window system (commonly X Window System or X11, based on its current major version being 11) is a computer software system and network protocol that provides a basis for graphical user interfaces (GUI) for networked computers.

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Systemd-user-service to enable keyboard gives no error but doesn't work

I have a bad laptop keyboard and a much better Lily58, so I wrote a bash-script to be able to disable my laptop keyboard so I can place the Lily58 on it and re-enable it after. But when I disable the ...
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XFCE: M-Tab, active windows and „Always on Top“

I run XFCE under X11 with focus policy „focus follows mouse“. What happens when I open an application, create a new (second) window in it, set it to „Always on Top“ from window menu, move the mouse ...
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Touchpad lag after two fingers scroll

I didn't know where to post this issue and thought this was the best place to start. I recently tried a number of linux distros on my job's laptop and always encountered this issue. I tested and ...
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Using xorg.conf creating 2 x servers?

So I have 2 displaylink displays, each shows as a framebuffer device, fb0, and fb1. I am using raspberry pi os, and it will show on one display, but the other is blank, however if I move the cursor ...
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xfce4 as default Windowmanager on Rocky Linux 9

Following this setup routine I installed XFCE4 on Rocky Linux 9. But this does not startup the xfce4-window-manager in init 5. If I go to init 3 and then startxfce4 as root XFCE4 is being started. ...
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Permanently set layout for all keyboards in X11

On my laptop running Gentoo Linux with StumpWM as a window manager, I have a custom keyboard layout called daselt, which I'm using all the time. Until now I've set it by automatically running ...
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Arch Linux: GDM is defaulting to X11 instead of Wayland. What's up with my configuration?

I was under the impression that my Arch Linux box was running on Wayland, given that GDM supposedly defaults to it. However, after checking XDG_SESSION_TYPE this morning, it seems that I've been on ...
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How to find the keycodes for remapping Control and Super keys using xmodmap on X11

I am trying to swap my Super_L and Control_L keys on my keyboard. I determine the keycodes for remapping these keys using xev, showkey, and xmodmap itself. They provide me different keycodes but none ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - can't start a second X session

I use Ubuntu 20.04. I can switch to tty3 (ctrl + alt + f3), log in and successfully start a second X session using the following command: startx openbox -- :2 I would like to be able also start a ...
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Forwarding X11 desktop from a Debian RISC-V board to my Manjaro x64 machine

I have a Milk-V Duo S running an image of Debian specifically designed to run on the Sophgo SG2000 chip, made by Fishwaldo. I'm able to ssh -X into it via my Manjaro machine (which uses KDE Plasma) ...
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Why cinnamon with wayland creates 2 unix sockets?

X11 by default will create one unix socket on /tmp/.X11-unix, which named "X" + the number of the display. But when i use cinnamon with wayland, it creates /tmp/.X11-unix/X0 AND /tmp/.X11-...
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Logitech TrackMan Marble Mouse Back Button

Background A Logitech TrackMan was configured to have its small right button trigger the back functionality in Firefox. Here's an image of the device from the Ubuntu Community wiki: The keyboard and ...
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xorg keyboard configuration

Im on Ubuntu 22.04 with i3, trying to configure the keyboard layout (de). What I tried so far without success: I followed https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Xorg/Keyboard_configuration and created /etc/...
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Running X11 session from SDDM on Wayland

I'd like to open a new X11 user session from SDDM on Wayland. Default SDDM behavior is to run on X11. Thus, it starts X11 server first, then it can successfully start a session first for itself, and ...
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Debian doesn't start the GUI interface

I have a fresh installation of Debian (2 days), everything went fine until today. I turned on my machine, the login screen appeared, I entered my password, it was accepted and then I got a black ...
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F7 key being pressed - how to find source?

About once a day, F7 will be pressed. Ctrl or Space often seems to be the trigger, but it can happen at any time. This is very weird, and affects all applications on my desktop (Kate, Firefox, VSCode, ...
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Garbled screen when using Cygwin64 XWin

I am using Cygwin64 the latest version, the shell part works fine, but when I try to start a local X11 session, the screen is garbled, this is the case when using xwin and xwin -rootless when I use ...
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how to silence X11 warnings on a headless node

I have a headless server setup, and when I ssh in I get Warning: untrusted X11 forwarding setup failed: xauth key data not generated Everything still works fine, since there's no X11 data to forward. ...
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Is it possible to selectively add input devices to a running Xorg server?

I'm using Xorg with AutoAddDevices disabled, because I have many input devices on my server, which mustn't all be added to my physical session. The input devices I need are pre-configured in the xorg....
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Xorg FBDEV refuses to use the specified framebuffer

I'm using Xorg with the FBDEV driver, configuration: Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "fbdev" Option "fbdev" "/dev/fb0" ...
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Keylogger protection in TTY3

I noticed that, when I go to TTY3 (by typing CTRL+ALT+3), bucklespring stops working, and when I go out to the GUI it works again. Also, when I run xinput test-xi2 on TTY3, it tells me 'Unable to ...
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Wayland API for getting screenshots and window titles

In x11 sessions you can take screenshots, get the current window's title, etc. via the xcb/xlib library API. How to do the same for wayland sessions? I would like to see some examples in C/C++ Ubuntu ...
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How to change screen scale in Debian 12 using MATE desktop environment?

I recently just created a virtual machine in VMware Player with the OS. Debian 12 and the MATE desktop environment (with X11 window manager). The problem I have is regarding the resolution and scaling ...
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What is the `ssh -X` equivalent for Wayland?

https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/12772/386242 explains how to forward GUI applications via an X11-compliant display server (like XOrg) but I see no equivalent for accessing remote systems using solely ...
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How to customize X11 font cursor

According to the documentation of XCreateFontCursor: Applications are encouraged to use this interface for their cursors because the font can be customized for the individual display type. How do I ...
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KDE Plasma Left-Alt key not working as expected in certain applications

I have noticed that my left-alt key not working in certain applications on my Arch Linux KDE plasma setup. The key still works with keyboard shortcuts (such as Alt-Tab), and the xev tool in the ...
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unable to startx/xinit on additional virtual terminal

I am running OpenBSD on a laptop with X windows starting on f5 vtty via Xenodm login manager. I am unable to start another session of X from different vtty.  xinit or startx fails with Fatal server ...
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Does a Wayland client have to be aware of the specific compositor?

I heard somewhere that Wayland makes it complicated by having apps to know how to draw windows. I thought apps only had to know what to write to the buffer received from the compositor and the ...
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Remap Right Alt to Backspace

As the title says how can I remap Right Alt to Backspace? I am on X11 I am aware that something can be done using setxkbmap but I not aware of the command for my particular case.
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isolate application in X11 on a wayland session

I am having troubles with an specific application https://www.salome-platform.org/ which is runned by running a python script. I just recently migrated to a wayland session when changing my distro. ...
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How can I find the color space of my display?

I would like to know what the color space of my laptop screen is. (i. e., is it sRGB, Display-P3, or something else?) How can I find this out under Linux? I know that I can get the ICC profile of the ...
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Nouveau error - trying to get external gpu to work with libreboot/gnuboot

I recently flashed my BIOS chip with either GNUboot and libreboot. But I have not been able to get my external graphics card to work. The only error I could find regarding to nouveau is: ... vgaarb: ...
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Firefox 'freezes' at arbitrary times on Debian 12

Firefox presents a reoccurring problem, where its graphical state suddenly stops updating. The browser doesn't outright crash; it's possible to e.g. switch tabs or write something, without anything ...
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Run a snap package with X11 forwarding of the app using SSH connection and VcXsrv on windows

I'm trying to run a snap application using a ssh connection but I got some problems, here the steps: Run VcXsrv on Windows Open terminal and run following commands: . export DISPLAY=localhost:10.0 ...
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Find X Atom of given Window?

Using DWM as my Window-Manager under Archlinux I don't have any patches to handle context menus or "right-click" functionalities. This being the case I decided to write a concise Bash alias ...
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Keyboard doesn't work in wine under fvwm2 with FocusFollowsMouse

I'm running Debian 12 with fvwm2 window manager (version 2.7.0) configured for point-to-focus (FocusFollowsMouse) and a few XFCE utilities, such as xfce4-panel. When I start wine notepad or wine ...
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Understanding the keyboard input stack on desktop Linux, esp. compose keys

For context, I'm trying to track down a bug in Compose key handling that I experience on Fedora 39 with GNOME on Wayland, discussed here and here. However, my question is more general. I'm trying to ...
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Unable to set custom (correct) resolution on X11 and Wayland when using Arc 380 (i915)

I have a monitor with a native resolution that is as comfortable as unusual (1920x860), I am on Artix (6.8.2-artix1-1), and I am using Kde Plasma 6 (plasmashell 6.0.2). I have an iGPU (Intel Iris Pro ...
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xorg-xdm cannot output Cyrillic text

The Ubuntu Nerd font is installed on the system. xfontsel defines the font. As you can see in the screenshot, the Cyrillic alphabet is displayed correctly (the last line) man iso_8859-5 it tells me ...
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How remove/debug Stylus Asus pen which sends events every time laptop starts since is disabled

Week ago stylus have been added somehow between devices (I do not have own stylus for few months) and spam me with events every time laptop starts: $ sudo libinput debug-events | grep event5 -event5 ...
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nvidia-xconfig issue: error retrieving symbol nvCfgIsPrimaryDevice from libnvidia-cfg.so.1

I'm trying to setup my nvidia graphics card in Debian 11. To the best of my knowledge I've setup the drivers correctly, and have the following output for nvidia-smi: Mon Mar 25 10:04:05 2024 +--...
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How to define a new xkb type and make it the defaul for a specific layout?

I am a Java programmer and I often need to write lots of text in Hungarian, German or Slovak. Quite often, I have to do all simultaneously, which makes constantly switching between different layouts ...
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How do I disable UTF-8 in an xterm (or X, really)?

I have a system running Debian unstable where I don't want to have UTF-8 in my xterms (or at all). But I recently discovered that somehow I now have UTF-8 in my xterms and other windows. It might have ...
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What are c: and m: in xbindkeys configuration?

In the default example configuration for xbindkeys, there is an example of specifying keycodes directly: # set directly keycode (here control + f with my keyboard) #"xterm" # c:41 + m:0x4 ...
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Keystrokes buffering on Neovim when rotating the screen with xrandr on Raspberry Pi OS Bookworm

I got a very odd behaviour on a niche configuration. I'm using Raspberry Pi OS Lite Bookworm on a Raspberry Pi Zero 2. I've configured X11 with Qtile as a Windows manager, Alacritty as terminal and ...
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WSL2 OpenSUSE - Getting XFCE to work

I've been using OpenSUSE-Tumbleweed on WSL2 and tried to implement XFCE. However, when I run startxfce4, the following is shown and XFCE doesn't start: /usr/bin/startxfce4: X server already running on ...
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xrandr: can't open display

I am having trouble with my 7-inch type C LCD screen.  When I try to display an application on it, I get the error Missing X server or $DISPLAY.  I use the command xrandr and get the message can't ...
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what keeps turning off stickykeys and how do I stop it?

I have xkbset st -twokeys in ~/.xsession file. My process list is (mine, not system): winbindd: domain child /lib/systemd/systemd --user (sd-pam) /usr/bin/pipewire /usr/bin/wireplumber /usr/bin/...
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Mplayer slower than other video players

I have as my main media/video player my own (built from source by myself, including all the necessary libraries) mplayer However, one of the problems that I have with it, it's his low relative ...
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Starting X gets stuck when ~/.xsession exists

I have a single-board computer (Libre Computer Le Potato) that I'm trying to use to run a wall display. I want it to automatically launch X after it boots, and start Firefox. Currently, I can get as ...
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