Questions tagged [xorg]

Xorg is a full featured X server that was originally designed for UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems running on Intel x86 hardware. It now runs on a wider range of hardware and OS platforms.

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Change default xorg.conf video driver

Debian 11 here with LXDE (Xorg + lightdm) How could I change the driver used by X? My X is using the default options, I have no /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, so I generate one with the command sudo X -...
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Access to the display when loading the systemd service

I am writing a bootable service in C and D languages. There is a database of users with thin client settings. I access this database over the network during the download and get from there the data of ...
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TrippleBuffering disables laptop monitor

I've got Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 with i912900h and rtx 3070ti. I installed Fedora Silverblue 36 along with asus linux. I was trying to fix the tearing issue. The Force Composition Pipeline trick doesn'...
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Can I configure X to pan a display which has a higher resolution than the monitor, similar to Windows magnifier mode? (“Sliding window”)

For some reason we have a common X.org setup for multiple hosts. One host has a smaller monitor than the others have. I’d like to use the same /etc/X11./xorg.conf on all hosts. Furthermore I’d like ...
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Middle Click Scrolling on Wayland & Gnome

I've noticed that there is a big feature missing on Wayland/Gnome/Linux in general regarding mouse input. In almost all applications that incorporate a WebView (Discord, Spotify, all Browsers) and ...
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Open a dummy X in another X session

How could I open a dummy X session created with the xserver-xorg-video-dummy in another X session, say that one which created display :0? The session is created with the command: $ sudo X :1 -config ...
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xserver not using hotplug keyboard and mouse

I'm using a Linux desktop. My own customized distro, using debian packages, but no systemd stuff. The problem is if I re-plug the USB keyboard or mouse, the X will not respond to them anymore. unless ...
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How to setup Void Linux Gnome Keyboard configuration in Xorg?

When I was using Arch Linux I was able so set my configurations as described in the link https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Xorg/Keyboard_configuration under sub-section "Using X configuration ...
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Debian No graphics after log-in (only wallpaper) - missing package?

During my install I some packages were not installed due to errors. Graphically, something is missing. Whether using gdm or lightdm, after logging in I am simply presented with the wallpaper image, ...
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kded taking up X client connections?

So I came up against this error: Can't start applications due to "Maximum number of clients reached" error How can I diagnose/debug "maximum number of clients reached" X errors? ...
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Guess my laptop doesnt use my nvidia gpu

Well, my pc's hardware is not bad. But it had a lot of damage in the past and its 7 years old. When it started to crash on windows and literally had times frozen more than normal, i thinked its time ...
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Xorg log spams Present-flip: queue async flip during flip on CRTC 0 failed: Invalid argument

What does this error mean which I find in in my Xorg.0.log (WW) modeset(0): Present-flip: queue async flip during flip on CRTC 0 failed: Invalid argument (WW) modeset(0): Present-flip: detected too ...
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xinitrc seems to not run some commands

I am new to Arch and did a fresh install. I have configured it to use dwm and I start it with startx. The problem is that some commands in xinitrc seem to not run. It clearly works to some extend, ...
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Xorg specific tool to probe displays for PCI bus info?

This question came close to what I was looking for, but missed the mark. After some adventures trying to get device names as displayed from xrandr into xorg.conf I began to wish that there was an X11 ...
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How to correlate xorg.conf config for nvidia gpu with xrandr detected screens?

I have a situation with RHEL 7.9 and an RTX 2070 in an Alienware M15 that I haven't made much progress on lately. I downloaded the latest compatible driver from Nvidia (file name: NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-...
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startx on /dev/tty1 over ssh

I am trying to startx on /dev/tty1 from /dev/pts/# (in my case 1) this is so i can enable remote desktop via VNC. i tried to screen /dev/tty1 11520 (and screen /dev/tty1) but both just print [screen ...
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startx inconsistent behavior

I have a SSH server that is responsible for running dwm binary through X forwarding, on my client computer, i have a shell script that replaces the dwm binary on /usr/local/bin, inside that script, i ...
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Setting Higher, Custom Resolution in Wayland Like Virtual Resolution By Radeon

In Xorg, its easy to setup custom resolution by using xrandr. AMD offers virtual resolution by which I can set higher resolution (For ex. Monitor supports 1920x1080, but can go upto 3840x2160 or more ...
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Troubleshooting touchscreen

I am trying to use a touchscreen monitor (Dell e2014t). Dmesg shows it finding it [ 8.624433] usb 1-1.1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=0408, idProduct=3025, bcdDevice= 0.39 [ 8.624441] usb 1-...
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Pressing & holding AltGr to spam output

a bit ago a tragedy befell my space bar, on my laptop. For now, as a workaround solution, i remapped space to my MENU key, because AlrGr doesn't allow for pressing & holding. Is there a way to ...
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xrandr: Configure crtc 0 failed when setting refresh rate

I have a Alienware m15 R6 laptop with RTX 3070. The builtin monitor is a 1080p 165hz panel. The native refresh rate is not detected what so ever. Not from GNOME Settings, neither from xrandr output ...
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Swap F9-F12 with their Fn+media key counterparts with XKB

The F9 through F12 keys on my Asus keyboard are also media control keys when the Fn button is held down. But I would use the Play/Stop/Prev/Next media keys constantly if I didn't need to hold the Fn ...
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Not able to open display on a headless docker container, but can on the host

I'm working on a headless system, and trying to emulate a display (specifically so I can render headless with blender, but the problem is more fundamental). I'm simulating a login to create the X ...
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Shell script to shutdown system after running xinit command?

I have a Raspberry Pi Zero 2W running Raspberry OS Lite (based on Debian 11 Bullseye, no desktop environment) that runs a startup shell script after an automatic login. The script uses the xinit ...
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X11: what system calls does X.Org Server use to realize GUI environment?

Recently, I am studying Xlib and come to have a question: What system calls (API's) does X.Org Server use to realize GUI environment. In terms of output, what system calls enable us to draw windows (...
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How to enable tap, two finger tap, and natural scrolling in Guix?

After booting Guix for the first time, I noticed that tapping on touchpad doesn't render any action. Apparently, Guix comes with a default configuration for touchpad allowing me to click on touchpad, ...
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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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How to connect to a second monitor without restarting X?

Every time I have to connect to an external monitor, it remains "disconnected" according to xrandr and the second screen remains black. To solve this problem, I always have to close all my ...
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The computer is lagging when the lid is closed (probably caused by the dedicated gpu)

I have a problem with my laptop MSI Bravo 15. I know that Wayland solves the problem, but I want to use the global buttons in applications like Discord and that's why I want to use X window manager. ...
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How to inspect different monitor contrast on standby resume?

I'm using an external 4K Monitor on my notebooks docking digital port. Resuming from standbye results in a much brighter contrast compared to booting. In particular I notice the difference in Xorg ...
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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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Valid values for a xorg.conf(5) Monitor Identifier?

I have a Dell P2210 monitor. Its EDID data is somewhat conservative. I am currently using the following file, which works as expected: # Ubuntu: /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-DELL_P2210.conf # Other: /...
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Not able to invert colors | xcalib -a -i stopped working

I used the command xcalib to invert the colors on my screen and it was working fine for a long time till suddenly somehow it stopped working.I am unable to diagnose as to what has caused this. Now ...
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Xorg - start a program with window unmapped by default

There are two ways (that I know of) to unmap a application's window. From the application's settings (if the option exists) Using something like xdotool Certain application windows need to be ...
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Always run Firefox ESR in Wayland instead of X.org on Debian

When using the latest stable desktop environment, to enable features like screen share inside of video conference programs, and for stability, Wayland seems to work better than the ancient X.org. I ...
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X11, nvidia-xconfig ruins internal monitor

On X11, I'm trying to get both my internal and external monitors working at the same time. nvidia-xconfig generates this xorg.conf file: # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-...
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Unable to switch TTYs under Xorg Qtile window manager

sudo chvt [1-7] works as intended and while on tty C-A-Fn[1-7] works fine. But while in my window manager i cannot change ttys... inferno in ~ ❯ sudo sv status agetty-tty1 run: agetty-tty1: (pid ...
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Cannot launch xorg on intel graphics i5-8250U computer

I bought a used computer on Ebay last week and have been trying to install Arch Linux (my usual OS). For the most part it went smoothly, it boots fine without any issues and I can get a TTY for my ...
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Xorg error when changing to Nvidia GPU with nvidia-prime-select

I'm using Artix Linux (based on Arch Linux) on my Laptop with a Nvidia GeForce MX150. I installed the proprietary nvidia drivers. It's an Optimus GPU (at least it think so), and I wanted to let the X-...
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NVIDIA Linux driver installer run file produces a segmentation fault error

I'm on Fedora 35 (5.15.13-200.fc35.x86_64) and I've disabled secure boot and installed NVIDIA drivers from rpmfusion, which doesn't do any good for signing the nvidia-drm kernel module against the ...
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Arch Linux ARM on RPi 2B, Xorg not Displaying Anything

I am trying to run Arch Linux ARM on my Raspberry Pi 2B and running into some issues with displaying anything with Xorg. I have the xf86-video-fbdev driver installed, which is what I have seen ...
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Xorg/xrandr - combine screens but keep screen boundaries for Window maximising/placement

I have four screens in a 2x2 grid. This all works fine except for one thing - the window list on the taskbar. What I would like is to have taskbars on the bottom two screens that show all the windows ...
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X11 - How to invert axis on touchscreen matrix?

I have a tablet that I flashed Fedora Silverblue on, but the touchscreen has the Y-axis inverted when the device is on landscape, and X-Axis inverted portrait mode. I've disabled wayland to use xinput ...
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RX6600 - Screen 0 deleted because of no matching config section

I unwrapped a RX 6600 like an hour ago. I swapped it in for my RX 580. It works fine in Windows. When I boot Manjaro, no GUI starts, I just get /dev/sdb2 clean, 1203401/6184940 files, 17781462/...
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How to enable Wayland in Pop!_OS 21.10?

I am currently using Pop!_OS 21.10. Pop!_OS always defaults itself to Xorg. How can I enable Wayland in this distro. Because I want to try Wayland, its speed and touchpad gestures with GNOME 40. ...
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xrandr detects monitor but no signal is shown

So at the boot of the system i put the hdmi out at the right of of another screen and it has worked thus far. Lately xrandr detects the output but the screen gives no signal. It's not a cable issue (...
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How to configure X to use the built-in display when the external display is disconnected?

I was trying to configure my Debian 11 OS to use multiple displays as it wasn't working out of the box, I'm using a laptop with an integrated GPU and a dedicated GPU (Nvidia RTX 3050) and I have ...
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Use xorg.conf to fix touchscreen X axis reversed

I setup Fedora 35 with my Titan6001 touchscreen. Although Linux is responding to touches, the X axis is reversed (touch on the right mouse goes to left side, and vice versa). Y axis is fine. How do ...
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How to configure multiple displays on Lenovo LEGION 5 Pro (Nvidia RTX 3050)

I have installed Debian 11 (bullseye) on a new Lenovo LEGION 5i Pro with Nvidia RTX 3050. After installing the Nvidia drivers: sudo apt-get install nvidia-driver firmware-misc-nonfree I connected an ...
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Accidentally deleted xorg.conf files, need to restore X11

Was trying to get nvidia stuff to work properly on my Arch hybrid GPU laptop, edited /etc/X11/xorg.conf and ran nvidia-xconfig, ended up totally breaking my Desktop Environment to where trying to ...
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