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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How do I set my screen resolution on Fedora 32 XFCE4?

I recently upgraded one of my machines from Fedora 28 (I think) to FC32 with XFCE4. After the update, my screen resolution is degraded to 640 x 480. Many items do not work at such a low resolution, ...
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archlinux Xorg configuration

Recent archlinux updates broke my Xorg configuration. I think it has to do with nvidia drivers. Every time I boot up, screen resolution is incorrect and cannot be changed to my display resolution. I ...
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Latte Dock flickering

Hello So i recently switched to kde and I'm using latte dock on arch linux, I've noticed that sometimes when I go to certain websites using chrome latte dock starts flickering like this https://i....
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Xorg taking huge amounts of memory

Lately, there is a lot of memory leak on my (Arch) Linux laptop. A command named Xorg -nolisten tcp :0 vt1 --keeptty -auth /tmp/serverauth.mWgFYYiRdF is continually taking 27.2 % of my 8GB RAM (also ...
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Error: unable to open display :1 on Arch Linux + KDE Plasma + Wayland

I'm running Arch Linux with KDE plasma + wayland. I'm trying to configure NVIDIA OPTIMUS,following this guide : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NVIDIA_Optimus#Use_NVIDIA_graphics_only at certain ...
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Manjaro-i3 on Hyper-V: skip xorg login and 'unable to get connection to the message bus session' error

Using the instructions at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Hyper-V I have installed a Manjaro-i3 virtual machine on a Windows 10 Pro host. On booting, lightdm failed to start, which I fixed ...
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X11 not setting primary monitor according to config file

^_^ Synopsis I want to specify my primary monitor using system-wide X11 configuration files, but my present configuration files don't seem to do anything! 0_0 My situation I'm coming from the same ...
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Run X11 programs and render on cloud machine without a physical screen

I am trying to run a program that uses X11 to display (assume xeyes or something similar) on a machine in the cloud (ec2, Compute Engine, etc). I understand that I can get the windows to show up on my ...
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startx and boot aren't working [closed]

When i try to boot or startx, it fails, but some time ago everything was alright. Here is my log file: https://dpaste.com/8XBNQAVNE Here is my xorg.conf: https://dpaste.com/CUGU3BESJ I'm using nvidia ...
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Ridiculously large amounts of RAM used (by lightdm)

Lately, my Arch setup is experiencing some problems. For one, a command Xorg :0 -seat seat0 -auth /run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch takes up about 25% of RAM (htop tells me this). ...
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Using new (2019) Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard - how to map emoji and office keys into sth usable?

I bought „Microsoft Ergonomic” keyboard to replace my used up Microsoft Natural. And … they moved „Win” key to the left, and placed new „Office” and „Emoji” keys on the right instead: By default ...
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How to remap Super key properly

I don't know why, but I've needed to remap my super key. It got erased somehow. I logged the keypress as 248 using xev, then used xmodmap -e "keycode 248 = Super_L" just to make sure the ...
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How can I get the correct resolution with an Aspeed graphics controller under Debian?

I've installed Debian 10.6 with the Mate desktop. The motherboard has an onboard graphics controller with an Aspeed chipset. lspci | grep VGA 45:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ASPEED Technology, Inc....
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How to set X11 conf file as symlink?

Xorg doesn't interpret configuration file from neither /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/* nor /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/* if said file is a symbolic link. I would like to keep my custom configuration files for ...
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High CPU usage and load on simple tasks

I know my dual-core AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200 is not powerful at all, but the problem is that I see how it is at (usually) 20% of usage in idle, and that's not a problem to me, maybe it just can't do much ...
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Firefox and Xorg without Window Manager

I have been trying to get firefox to work with only X server. For the most part, things have run smoothly, until right now, at the end, I face two seemingly insurmountable obstacles: The dropdown ...
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How to configure Xorg to handle a touchscreen as mouse

We have a system running Linux on an industrial PC. It is based on Yocto Poky 2.5. Kernel is 4.15.30. Recently the manufacturer changed the touchscreen controller (USB based). The new one (egalax) ...
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Arch linux: Notifications not working in i3wm - dunst: CRITICAL: Cannot open X11 display

I use arch linux with i3wm. My notifications does not work. When I type dunst in to command line it responds whith: WARNING: No dunstrc found. When I type notify-send --icon=gtk-info Test "This ...
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Arch Linux: distortions during fast changes on screen (vsync)

I am using Arch linux with i3wm on my Lenovo x390 yoga notebook. I am experiencing weird glitch during fast changes on screen (videos, games, cursor movement). The glitch are horizontal lines dividing ...
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Set _NET_WM_NAME to the currently running command in Linux

I am on Arch linux with X and dwm. I want to have the title of the window in st, the suckless terminal, to reflect the command I am running, instead of a plain st. For example if I am running htop to ...
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Running Xorg won't detect mouse in SUM

So I've been sort of experimenting with the linux kernel lately (with the end goal of making my own distro), and added rw init=/bin/sh to my boot params, to enter this extremely light Single User Mode....
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Black screen with two monitors, but works with three monitors

I have a very strange problem with my monitor setup. I have a laptop with an Nvidia RTX 2070 GPU and a 1920x1080 240Hz LCD panel. I have two identical external monitors connected (2560x1440 60Hz), one ...
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Issue with unexpected characters/symbols showing in GUIs

I've recently run into a problem on my system where 'weird' characters will show up in text in certain(?) desktop applications. (examples below) E.g. if I type 'fi' in my browser's URL field, it will ...
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Main Laptop screen disconnected after Nvidia-Driver install Kali linux 2020.3 External displays working

I am currently in a cyber security program at Purdue and using Kali Linux. I was able to install the nvidia-driver package to get the HDMI and Thunderbolt 3 outputs working for external monitors but ...
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Different nvidia-settings in ubuntu and debian

Why in ubuntu (on the top) I've all those entries, while in debian (below) I have a lot fewer? I installed nvidia drivers in ubuntu through gui and in debian through apt install nvidia-driver. In ...
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Built-in keyboard stopped working on Plasma

I have Arch Linux installed and using Plasma as my DE. Suddenly my laptop's keyboard stopped working on Plasma and on the login screen. It still works on Windows (I have dual boot) and if I switch to ...
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Display resized, splitted, wrong resolution

I'm trying to install Xubuntu on my GOT3177T-834, but I have some display/driver issues. I see that my max resolution is 1280x1024 and I want to it, but resolution list has max resolution 1024x768. ...
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Run X programs in different color depths individually?

I am trying to run various programs on xorg in different color depth modes. For example, I want to run my wm in 8 bit, but I want to run browsers in 16bit. Is this possible? Many browsers do not work ...
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Computer stalling on boot after updating xorg.conf.d

My brightness function keys weren't working, so I followed the suggestion in this answer. I updated, saved, rebooted--now my computer has completely stalled in the boot. The only extra thing I did was ...
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Black screen and cursor in SDDM

I have just bought a new computer (with an Intel Core i9 10850K CPU, so a Intel UHD Graphics 630 CPGPU). It is shown here: $ lspci -v 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 9bc5 (...
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How to configure devd on FreeBSD to run a program whenever a USB keyboard is attached?

Whenever I reattach a USB keyboard to my FreeBSD desktop, my keyboard settings are not reapplied to my newly attached keyboard (setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps in particular). I would like to run ...
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xrandr does not detect monitors

I had 3 "NVIDIA NVS 300 Dual-VGA" with 6 monitors. I switched to 2 "NVIDIA Quadro NVS 450" cards for 8 monitors. I had packages installed xorg-server xorg-xinit xf86-input-evdev ...
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Are the Alt+Ctl+FN key combinations (aka srvrkeys) hardcoded into Xorg?

Are the Alt+Ctl+FN key combinations (aka srvrkeys) hardcoded into Xorg? This question explains how to turn them on and off (I already knew that, just mentioning it to show I have done my homework). ...
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Updating Xorg in Fedora 18

So I am required to use Fedora 18 for a cybersecurity class. I have it installed in a Parallels VM and am trying to install Parallel's guest additions. When I do that I get an error saying that Xorg ...
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Buildroot Rootfs with XOrg doesn't show GUI

I have built a rootfs using buildroot using template of qemu_x86_64_defconfig and adding XOrg server configuration on top of it. To start the system, I am using script generated by buildroot to invoke ...
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split screen (GNOME)

I encounter this problem every once in a while. What's this? http://uupload.ir/view/pau0_pr.webm/ nvidia GT720 - Debian Stable
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Disabling extra monitors from “fake” X11 sessions

I have 3 NVIDIA GPUs in my system. One is used for display, and two are used for compute. I would like to adjust the fan curve for the two compute GPUs, and from what I know all current methods ...
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gnome maps program never runs

I have this problem while running GNOME Maps ~$ gnome-maps (org.gnome.Maps:10414): Gjs-WARNING **: 19:43:34.553: Some code called array.toString() on a Uint8Array instance. Previously this would have ...
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Possible missing firmware in debian

I'm using Debian (Buster) with an Nvidia GT720 graphics card, and the nouveau module. After running apt upgrade, I have this problem ... Setting up linux-image-4.19.0-11-amd64 (4.19.146-1) ... I: /...
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An attempt to switch to a doublescan X11 modeline fails with “Configure crtc 0 failed”

I have a modern 1920x1200 LED display, capable of up to 96 kHz HorizSync, up to 76 Hz VertRefresh, and up to 205 MHz pixel clock. Apart from its native resolution, the display can also run in ...
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X11 windows created by root

Do windows created by root processes have any special privileges in X11? The X server and the window manager was created by a regular user process.
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“screen energy saving” re-arranges x position of all windows on the right monitor

My setup: two monitors side by side. When my system wakes up from "screen energy saving", it re-arranges all windows on the right monitor, moving all windows in x+ direction (to the right). ...
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Gnome Totem never runs [duplicate]

I have this problem when opening totem (GNOME Videos) ~$ totem Gdk-Message: 10:40:58.480: Error 71 (Protocol error) dispatching to Wayland display. 10:40:58.480 (This message has changed many times)
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Picom Transparency Disable on Specific Windows (websites)

I have Picom (Compton) set up so that non-focussed windows are semi-transparent. I like the look and it works for me. However, if I have something like youtube playing in a non-active window, I don't ...
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xev doesn't identify some keys, and some have incorrect mappings?

My keyboard modifier map as returned by xmodmap is: shift Shift_L (0x32), Shift_R (0x3e) lock Caps_Lock (0x42) control Control_L (0x25), Control_R (0x69) mod1 Alt_L (0x40), ...
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Optimus Graphic card identification

With this data, Graphic card is Optimus? ~$ lspci -nn | egrep -i "3d|display|vga" 00:16.3 Serial controller [0700]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family KT Controller [8086:...
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Is there a better way to start Xorg with pulseaudio from systemd?

I'm having some problems setting up a service that run's an Xorg instance. My computer is running archlinux, I'm implementing an Xorg session managed by systemd that do not use a desktop environment. ...
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Remap Shift_R+Enter to Enter, but leave Shift_L+Enter alone

Sometimes I'll clumsily hit both the Enter key and the right Shift key, resulting in a Shift+Enter by accident. If I want to type Shift+Enter I'll use the left Shift key. So I'd like to remap ...
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Wayland vs Xorg vs X11 [duplicate]

I am not sure about this but these are my current thoughts. X.org is an implementation of the X11 protocol and X11 is just a protocol and not a piece of software. My question is that is Wayland a ...
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How to stop Xorg?

I'm writing a Python script that will take care of starting and stopping Xorg. Basically, it's able to run two commands: startx /usr/bin/chromium-browser and killall Xorg. def start(self): ...

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