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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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Run X program in another user's display

Running Ubuntu 16.04 in host, I have the following setup: a user1, who performed a GUI login in host; a user2, who is a sudoer and is logged in only through a text ssh connection (ssh user2@host). I ...
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How do I determine the screen resolution of an application in Xorg?

I do not want to know the resolution of my monitor. I would like to know the resolution of a fullscreen window running within Xorg. For example, the resolution of Firefox when I maximise the window. ...
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Duplicate screen Xorg over network

I'm looking for a way to duplicate my desktop on a network. (Something that would work on a web browser client would be amazing.) I tried to use vnc / x11vnc but quality/framerate is too low. (cpu ...
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Debian and my new AMD Ryzen 2700U (Vega 10) aren't friendly

I was happy with my new laptop with AMD Ryzen 5 2700U and Vega 10 graphic card until I tried to install Debian Stretch. I read a lot about the problems with new Ryzen and old kernels. I can't found ...
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startx crashes with no errors

I am having a weird problem trying to run startx on my debian desktop. It crashes and dumps me back into the shell, with no indication as to what went wrong (that I can see). It had worked previously, ...
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Gnome Desktop Fails to Launch After Updating xorg-x11-server

I installed xorg-x11-server v. 1.20.1-5.1.el7 last week, and when I rebooted my system, the Gnome desktop failed to launch. I used a LiveCD to get to a shell and found the following error message in ...
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Apple 27" Cinema HD Display making Xorg slow to a crawl

I recently came across an Apple 27" Cinema HD Display, which is 2560x1600 and connects through DVI. I have a fairly powerful gaming PC, GTX 770 graphics card, i5-6600k, SSD, and 16 GB RAM. I ...
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Install bumblebee on debian 9

I'm trying to install bumblebee on my laptop but i've some problem after the installation.i'm still unable to run something with primusrun. primusrun glxgears -info /usr/bin/primusrun: riga 41: ...
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Best way to set display resolution? [closed]

After getting Xorg installed on Arch, I was having some issues with the resolution being set incorrectly, namely that X was setting my 1920x1080 display to 1024x768. I checked the wiki and created /...
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XTerm*faceName in .Xresources are not reflected

I've tried customizing zsh's prompt with change the font but during it, xterm become not to reflect the XTerm*faceName in~/.Xresources. Here is my dot files: ~/.xinitrc #!/bin/sh # /etc/X11/...
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Wrong screen resolution sometimes after sleep, with Ubuntu

After my Lenovo T480s connected to a Benq 4k display wakes from sleep, my resolution goes to 1080p, unplugging and plugging the display back in resets it to 4k. (This doesn't always happen, but I find ...
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Can't launch startx [closed]

After a fresh installation of Arch Linux, I'm trying to launch my xorg-server with startx. I've already installed the xorg package and xf86-video-nouveau. When I launch startx, it show a strange error ...
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GTK and Qt apps seem to interpret XCompose differently

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. By default, typing something like ^+2 produces ², which I don't want: I want it to be ^2. I found out that to accomplish that, one has to set GTK_IM_MODULE=xim and QT_IM_MODULE=...
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startx fails with module error

I'm trying to get the x server to start, but whenever I do startx I get the following error: Build Date: 18 October 2017 04:55:30PM xorg-server 2:1.19.2-1+rpt1+deb9u2 (https://www.debian.org/support)...
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converting xrandr commands to xorg.conf

I have been able to accomplish what I want with xrandr commands and put them into a startup application to make them be set for each time I start or reboot the system. I have to (want to) believe ...
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xrandr fails randomly with “Configure crtc X failed” on dock with multiple monitors

TL;DR: xrandr fails randomly on my system with the error message xrandr: Configure crtc X failed on my setup with two monitors, that are connected to a dockingstation. After I turn on and off single ...
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Unable to install fglrx

I'm having a lot of problems installing the package fglrx. This is my system information: seraphid@Astrocleyer ~ $ cat /etc/os-release NAME="Linux Mint" VERSION="18.2 (Sonya)" ID=linuxmint ID_LIKE=...
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Xorg Frozen after standby

After suspending to RAM and reopening my xsession seems to be frozen. However The mouse still moves and even adapts to the Fields behind it (Cursor changes to Text-cursor or Hand depending on the ...
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Can't load desktop environment with startx [closed]

I'm facing a problem that I've never seen before. I want to load i3 with my new installation of Arch Linux but when I launch startx, the tty is freezing with no error. I've checked the log of xorg, I ...
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Notify-send does nothing a lot of the time

I am on arch linux using Xorg, i3-gaps, and notify-osd I have started my notification server with /usr/lib/notification-daemon-1.0/notification-daemon This exits without any errors on the console. ...
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Can I run wayland application in X?

Is there's wayland server running as X11 client? Like XWayland but reversed.
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How to fix toolbar in Linux Mint [closed]

How do I move the toolbar back to a reasonable location? X crashed, and now the toolbar is stuck in the middle of the screen. enter image description here
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Autostart X on login with fish on Gentoo - Missing argument at index 5

I'm trying to start X automatically at login, as shown in this example: # Start X at login if status is-login if test -z "$DISPLAY" -a $XDG_VTNR = 1 exec startx -- -keeptty end end But when ...
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Why do different programs disagree or even contradict themselves on which monitor is my “primary?”

XFCE loves to get my dual-monitor setup wrong. First it always assumes Mirrored, but that's not the topic of this question. It also always, whether on boot or after disconnecting either monitor, upon ...
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How do I create an oddly-dimensioned X-screen that outputs across two displays?

A little background: I'm trying to display content from a machine with an Nvidia Quadro P2000 onto a huge wall-display with a very odd 3300x3000 pixel resolution. The content that is going to be ...
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Add mode to VIRTUAL1 monitor using xorg.conf.d

I want to add a custom mode to the VIRTUAL1 screen through xorg.conf.d, so I don't have to run xrandr --newmode every time I restart X. I know this is possible for normal monitors using Monitor and ...
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How to vary the amount of red or blue light with xcalib?

xcalib commands follow this structure xcalib -color <gamma> <brightness-percent> <contrast-percent> I then issue two commands as one to try and adjust the amount of red on my ...
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X11 with systemd/user: Mouse pointer size inconsistent

I use xorg as user service follow: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd/User#Xorg_as_a_systemd_user_service I ported all other deamons to user services but there's a point that I can't ...
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Is there a way to know if more than one compositor is running in a session?

I got the following info. via inxi - $ sudo inxi -SICGxxx | grep compositor Display: server: X.Org 1.20.3 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa compositor: marco v: 1.20.2 while I ...
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Error when trying to use Xorg: Only console users are allowed to run the X server?

So when i try to use the Xorg command as a normal user, this is the error that it gives me : /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg.wrap: Only console users are allowed to run the X server but i don't understand, what ...
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modprobe: FATAL: Module fbcon not found. Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices

I am using debian. I recently have purged X11 and xcfe4 and reinstalled them both but whenever I lauch Xorg --configure I get this: (++) Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new" (==) Using system ...
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Does firejail rely on the application crashing out and why can't we use named pipes to .Xauthority?

The purpose of jailing an Xorg application is to prevent it from accessing @/tmp/X11/X0 and /tmp/X11/X0 and then re-using its MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE to steal from other apps that are connected to the X ...
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XOrg: Starting a program with specific keyboard layout

I run Arch Linux, i3wm I use multi language keyboard layout, by running setxkbmap -layout us,il -option 'grp:alt_shift_toggle'. Sometimes, I want to start a program that doesn't support Hebrew input ...
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Evdev Wheel Emulation by keyboard

I love XInput mouse wheel emulation! Evdev Wheel Emulation can enable on any mouse button by running bellow command (9 is the mouse button that trigger Evdev Wheel Emulation) xinput set-prop $...
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EE Failed to activate virtual core keyboard: 2(EE)

I upgraded my Manjaro Linux using command sudo pacman -Syu then when I rebooted a day later, I got blank screen with blinking cursor and also sometimes [drm:drm_atomic_helper_commit_cleanup_done [...
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Access command line process from another terminal?

In tty7 (graphical), a command line process is running inside a terminal emulator. Now, the xserver fails and there is nothing but a mouse on a dark screen but all processes keep running in the ...
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Move screen to the left with `xrandr`

I am using a smaller resolution than my laptop monitor, so that I get black bars on both sides (left and right). Is it possible--with xrandr--to align the screen to the left, so that instead of 2 ...
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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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How can you start a desktop session on an xpra display directly without going through a display manager?

I am able to start an xpra session such as xpra start :100 followed by DISPLAY :100 firefox, but I can't get a desktop session running. When I try something like DISPLAY :100 startx or DISPLAY :100 ...
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Doesn't running xorg with `needs_root_rights=yes` create a security risk?

I am trying to get xpra running using the Xdummy driver and in following the examples on https://xpra.org/trac/wiki/Xdummy I tried the example there with this command. I suspect that it starts on a ...
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I cannot source profile inside .xsession (Debian Buster)

I ditched gnome by ditching gdm in my Debian install and replaced it with xdm and fluxbox. The problem that now occurs is that logging in to fluxbox doesn't work. I type my username and password, ...
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Mouse Stuttering on Wayland Gnome but not Xorg

I have installed Fedora 28 on a Dell XPS 15 and is using Gnome with Wayland. Mutter version is 3.28.3. I've found out my mouse stutters very bad while scrolling horizontally throughout the screen, ...
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How can I use ~/.XCompose with IBus and KDE plasma (on NixOS)

I want to use IBus with libpinyin on my NixOS install with KDE plasma. IBus is installed and works fine, with the following config in /etc/nixos/configuration.nix # use IBus for input i18n....
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Trying to startx as user (non-root)

I'm trying to startx as user. I am only able to startx as sudo. More specifically, I'm trying to get pulseaudio to work with xfce4. I get an error as follows. xauth: timeout in locking authority ...
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Can I make middle-mouse scrolling behave more like autoscrolling?

For any who do not know what autoscrolling is, you can experience it in Chromium with the autoscroll extension (speed set to 3), and in firefox by enabling the 'use autoscroll' option. Enabling ...
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How do I set an XSETTINGS property?

I occasionally come across this document, XSETTINGS registry, which lists some properties or keys that I can set to configure my user experience for GTK applications. How do I set these? Can I put ...
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installing GNOME desktop for arch linux [closed]

I installed arch linux virtually on my ubuntu 16.04. now, I want to install the GNOME desktop for it from this link when I run the command sudo pacman -S xorg xorg-server I see this: I don't know ...
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Xorg won't load/consider a driver that is present in /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/

Here are the drivers I have present on the system. ls -l /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/ total 598 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 114176 Sep 10 12:43 ast_drv.so -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 23552 Sep 10 12:43 ...
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Dump Xorg's output on console after exit X

I start X using xinit and fire startx from consle, switch back and forth between X and console but after leave GUI/X to back to console, amount of X's log lay on console's output. I try to redirect ...
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Exit X back to command line

I have a problem exiting X to get back to the command line. After starting X, ⎇ alt-⎈ ctrl-FN and ⎇ alt-FN seem to stop functioning. I tried to use ⎇ ...