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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Issue with startx saying that there are no monitors found on Arch Linux

I installed Arch on my laptop yesterday and since then I have been unable to open i3. I installed xorg, i3-gaps, and changed my ~/.xinitrc file to read: xrandr --setprovideroutputsource modesetting ...
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Fedora30 upgrade: Cannot run KDE as normal user

I've upgraded from Fedora 29 to Fedora 30. Alghough root can use KDE normally, I fail to use it as a normal user, so it seems permission related. An almost black fullscreen window appears with a ...
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Sometimes the GUI responds slowly - or not at all - or appears to crash - but the cursor still responds quickly. How does the mouse pointer work?

How is the mouse cursor implemented in the X.org X Windows system? Specifically, how should we understand these error cases: 1) I remember sometimes seeing the entire GUI become slow and stutter or ...
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Suspend and resume X session?

I use GNU Screen for terminal multiplexing, and I was wondering if a similar solution existed for desktop environments. This is not the same concept as locking the screen, or logging out of the ...
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Double Key Click Event?

My X60T has several buttons designed to be used in tablet mode. To try and optimize the buttons, I was wondering if there is any way to recognize double clicks to trigger a command? They behave just ...
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Managing X11 configuration on a portable OS

Debian 9 is installed on a portable SSD, I regularly use it with 2 PC-s. One has an AMD GPU, the other has an Nvidia GPU. To not have to configure v-sync (Force Composition Pipeline) through nvidia-...
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Remapping Caps Lock to Alt (Meta) in GNOME / X11

I'm looking to replace Caps Lock behaviour with the "Left Alt"/"Meta" modifier, in GNOME / X11. There are a few options to replace Caps Lock with Super, Ctrl, etc. in GNOME Tweak Tool, which seems to ...
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Issue trying to compile libXres

I recently tried to build libXres from the source and I am encountering issues when trying to build from two different manners. In the first I run the configure script with: ./configure --prefix=/...
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Stop Xorg without changing to its TTY

If I change TTY to 2, then run startx, then change to TTY 1 and stop Xorg (by killing Xorg or the process I started with startx), TTY changes to 2. Can I stop Xorg without switching, i.e. stay on the ...
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cvt is acting strange when defining resoluton

I am trying to define a new currently unsupported resolution on a virtual machine (Linux Deepin client) with a 1366×768 screen. So I first try to use command cvt: cvt 1366 768 60 and it returns: # ...
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centos: run a single site on startup(browser-GUI) - without Desktop environment

what i want is when i start my centos 7 server(minimal) automatically to show to user this site youtube.com and user can just browse and not to do anything else. So there will be no desktop just ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 freeze after login, but it works when I choosing Ubuntu with Wayland to login

I have installed CUDA 10.0 and I have checked that my display card is supported. When I reboot my computer. Before login to the system, my mouse and keyboard work normally. After login to it, the ...
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`xrandr` missing provider after `sudo X -configure`

I'm running Ubuntu Budgie on a Dell XPS 9575 with a Vega M GPU and I'm trying to get DRI_PRIME to work. When I have no xorg.conf file in /etc/X11/ the system boots up and when I run xrandr --...
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Trouble with Teamviewer, X and Window manager on headless server

What I need to achieve is this: Run Teamviewer host on Ubuntu headless server CLI Increase the resolution to something workable Open a browser on the server through TV without installing a complete ...
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Multiple keyboards — ignore one

I want to have two keyboards connected to my computer, from two different USB ports, of course. One shall work normally, but the other one I don't want the system to collect input from. That one I ...
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What order does window manager, display manager, login manager execute

I am trying to understand what is the use of Xorg. I got confused with lots of words like window manager display manager login manager etc. After that i got some links in stackexchange Terminology ...
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How to start X?

I installed the ATI drivers for the video card, and after rebooting the xserver broke down. I rolled back the server configuration to standart but this did not help, I also deleted temporary files ...
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gVim under other user using gksudo

I want to start gvim as different user (bar) using .desktop file. When I run gksudo -u bar gvim, nothing happens. (No stdout/stderr output.) Why this command does not start gVim? I tried running it ...
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Do desktop environments have xorg dependencies?

I have installed Debian 9 with no GUI. Now, I wanted to install a desktop environment. To do that I've just used: sudo apt install mate-desktop-environment-extras I've assumed that, since a ...
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What is the environment variable XDG_VTNR?

Almost every page I've found is about to automatically start Xorg after login wihout explianation, take ~/.bash_profile for example: if [[ ! $DISPLAY && $XDG_VTNR -eq 1 ]]; then exec xinit ...
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X server doesn't continue after wakeup from suspension

I have fresh Gentoo with linux-4.19.44-gentoo kernel and working 430.14 nvidia driver (GTX 1060). Everything configured according to this guide. When I suspend system and then wake it up, the ...
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How to disable fullscreen mouse scrolling?

On programs that run in "fullscreen" mode, when I change the "fullscreen" resolution to something that is lower than what my desktop resolution is, I can scroll past the edges of the program by moving ...
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Can Capslock mimick the use of shift

I am using lightweight Linux, with Xorg, an minimal xbase-client for the only purpose to launch specific program on remote site. These programs used by lambda users works well with a single default. ...
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Prevent Xorg from suspending when changing tty

I'm running two applications on two different ttys. Say application A runs on ttyA and application B runs on ttyB. If I switch from ttyA to ttyB I get the following message x-daemon[544]: (II) AIGLX:...
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WQHD screens cannot use native resolution, FullHD works

I got two new WQHD screens today and have issues with adjusting the resolution. I tried setting the resolution via xrandr and via Gnome Control Center. This is the output in journalctl -xef after ...
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xorg multi-GPU - no keyboard input on second screen

I'm running Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco) on a machine with two video cards and three monitors, an NVidia 1080ti in the top slot and a Vega 64 in the bottom slot. Two of the monitors are plugged into the ...
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Suckless utilities give XOpenIM failed error

whenever i try to run a suckless app like dmenu or suckless terminal it gives the following error: XOpenIM failed. Could not open input device. how can i fix this error and be able to run dmenu?
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X server crashes on logout from another terminal

I've installed Debian 9.9.0 on a VirtualBox Virtual Machine without installing any graphical environment during the system installation. After having installed the OS, I installed the package xorg (...
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What's the downside to “TearFree” with intel graphics?

There is an option for Intel graphics to disable screen tearing under X11. It can be enabled by configuring xorg with a stanza like this, Section "Device" Identifier "Intel Graphics" Driver ...
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How do I trigger a script when an Xorg session is focused?

I usually have 2 Xorg sessions running on my system, each on a different virtual terminal and with a respective system user: one for work and another one for leisure. I do not switch among them often ...
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Second Screen Recognised/Connected But Not Displaying - Ubuntu 18.04 / Arch Linux

I have been trying to get my second monitor working on a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, though I've experimented with Arch Linux as well. Both my primary and secondary monitor show up in the ...
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Use laptop and external monitor at the same time using NVIDIA X Server

I managed to setup the display properties for the monitor via xorg.conf file, but I can't seem to find a way to use both external and built-in laptop monitor at the same time. Here is my xorg.conf: # ...
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X won't start on Debian Testing, Asus TP210S laptop

I installed Debian Testing on an Asus TP210S (ISO file downloaded from https://ftp.acc.umu.se/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/buster_di_alpha4+nonfree/amd64/iso-cd/, not the "edu" ...
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Cannot start X in virtualbox

I have started to create my own archiso because installing arch is fun, but automating it is even funnier ;-). Before actually using it on my computer to do a fresh installation, I'm testing it on ...
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Force Ubuntu to use integrated graphics device for monitor

I have a PC with a NVIDIA GPU. I plugged the monitor cable into the onboard graphics card, with IGD setting in BIOS is on. nvidia-smi always showed No running process found until today, when it's ...
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Can I target the source xinput device when requesting input?

Sticking a yubikey in my computer I see, $ xinput --list ... ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)] ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [...
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xrandr doesn't list display port

My laptop (Thinkpad W530) has a VGA and a mini DP port (OR a DP port via docking station). Ubuntu 18.04, xrandr in particular doesn't seem to recognize the DP. For example if I run xrandr gives me ...
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Finding the name of a window

I tried to find the name of the xev window, so that I can make xmonad float it, but xprop returned _NET_WM_DESKTOP(CARDINAL) = 0 WM_STATE(WM_STATE): window state: Normal icon window: ...
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XPS 9350 won't drive Dell U2711 display over HDMI

I attach my Dell XPS 9350 (Iris Graphics 540) to a Dell U2711 display using a USB-C to HDMI cable. The laptop detects the display and claims it is sending a signal to it, but the display shows no ...
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How to run xorg on virtual console 7 and not 1

I'm using Arch Linux. The system starts the xorg-server right at boot. It is located on virtual console 1 so it hides the bootup messages, which disturbs me. How can I configure the system to start ...
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Possible xorg memory leak

My problem in one picture : The memory usage of xorg as a child process of sddm keeps growing with time. Everytime I restart my computer, the problem reappears after a few dozens of minutes. I tried ...
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X11 logout on display :0 messes the behaviour of other X11 displays running at the same time

Working on any of the conventional desktop environments (KDE, mate, cinnamon, etc, wich usually run on the display :0 ), I am able to successfully launch a vnc xserver on display :1, and connect to ...
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Is there a power manager for text consoles?

I use XFCE on my laptops. When I'm working inside X11, xfce4-power-manager works well, and the system goes to sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity. But when I switch to a Linux text VT (i.e. by ...
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Resolution and scaling issues on dual monitor with nvidia (one 4k HiDPI, one VGA with converter)

I am trying Kubuntu 18.10 and I have a nvidia GTX 1060 (driver 418), a LG 27" 4k monitor (27UD58-B ) and an older HP 22" 1680x1050 monitor (HPw2207) with a VGA cord and a VGA-> DP converter. My ...
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How to support two different display output configurations for duplicating a monitor in one xorg.conf file?

I have two different computers that have different graphics cards installed in them (one computer has a GTX 570, the other has a GTX 1070). Both are running the same version of RHEL (7.5). Each ...
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Increase FPS in new X display

I am trying to run an application in a different 'fake' X display, but I noticed that the performance (FPS) of the application if much smaller than in my original X display. I tried to use Xephyr, ...
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Linux Mint: Rotating external 4k screen causes extreme system sluggishness

Note: I've included every system detail I can think of including at the bottom of the question. I've been dealing with symptoms of systems sluggishness for a couple weeks on my laptop when docked ...
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Trigger a certain key combo with another one

Can anyone suggest me on what would be the best way to trigger a certain key kombo with another one. Say, I'd like to send CTRL+= while pressing CTRL+[. Basically I want to workaround zoom for Google ...
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Why doesn't glxgears show up in xlsclients?

$ glxgears -display :1 No protocol specified Error: couldn't open display :1 $ glxgears -display :0 288 frames in 5.0 seconds = 57.491 FPS 292 frames in 5.0 seconds = 58.308 FPS ... While glxgears ...
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Screenlock backdoors and how to close them

There is a warning in the Archlinux List of security applications. It says that of all possible screen-lockers, only four block tty access: sflock, physlock, Cinnamon Screensaver, MATE Screensaver and ...