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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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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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Linux Mint: Can't open display

I recently upgraded my system from Linux Mint 18.3 to Linux Mint 19. After upgrade I can't login to XFCE session. After entering password on the login screen, the screen goes black and a message is ...
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How to recover from a failing Nvidia driver to load?

I have a server (running Debian 9 Stretch) with proprietary Nvidia driver installed. It is for scientific computation so headless. So, the Nvidia driver is installed for using CUDA (during CUDA ...
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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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Kali Linux 2016 Rolling Inverted Mouse Scrolling

My mouse scrolling is inverted I have taken a look at this post: https://jamesmcdonald.com/2011/07/invert-mouse-scroll-wheel-in-debian/ But my config is like this: Section "InputClass" ...
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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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Old ATI Video Card on Debian 8 - Xpress 200 - model: 1150

Well, my problem is very complicated, I've an old machine (Dell Vostro 1000) where I'm using Debian 8 with XFCE. This machine have an integrated video card (ATI MOBILITY RADEON XPRESS 200 - Model: ...
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DISPLAY variable in systemd user session

I'm trying to write a simple systemd user service that should be able to run a GUI, so DISPLAY must be set. Whenever the service is started automatically during login, DISPLAY is missing. When I ...
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The X Server switches back to itself after CTRL-ALT-F? and chvt try to switch to another virtual terminal; the screen flickers, and chvt hangs

I have the same question on my Mageia Linux system as Why can't I switch virtual terminal now? (which was never adequately answered). When I boot my system into multi-user mode, lightdm starts the ...
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Why can't I switch virtual terminal now?

I have noticed I can't lock the screen because of vlock hangs. chvt also hangs on VT_WAITACTIVE and only attempts to switch the terminal (I see the image blinking). Pressing keys that in usually ...
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xdotool: How to search for window by title and class with different patterns (similar to AutoHotkey)

xdotool lets you search for windows using its search subcommand. I need to locate a window, that has class 'gvim' and title containing word 'TODO'. How do I do this? What I've tried: You can do ...
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Is there a way to find the mouse/cursor state with a command?

I'm trying to make a bash script that requires the ability to probe the cursor state, e.g. if it's hovering over a link or a document I need it to behave differently than if it's neutral or hovering ...
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Determine which graphics driver Xorg uses

On a fresh Arch Linux installation, I had difficulties with the graphics drivers. In the process, I have installed a lot of different drivers to somehow get the display working. Now I need to ...
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Full screen applications on dual monitor setup

Optimus on Linux is far from perfect however using the native nVidia drivers most issues I had in the past are mainly resolved except one. Whenever I run a full screen application, like Kodi or some ...
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List all valid kbd layouts, variants and toggle options (to use with setxkbmap)

Is there a way from command line to retrieve the list of all available keyboard layouts and relative variants? I need to list all the valid layout/variants choices to be used then from setxkbmap. ...
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How to find the best monitor resolution and put it to work? Fedora

In this question I'm asking how to install a compatible driver to a Fedora machine, but, the main problem is a bad resolution. So, how can I find the best resolution to my monitor and put it to work? ...
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Failing to change my keymap for X11 on void linux

I have installed a recent version of void linux on a Fujitsu Lifebook E751. uname -a results in 4.12.11_1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Sep 8 20:17:18 UTC 2017 x86_64 GNU/Linux. Xorg version is 1.19.3, Protocol ...
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How to change Xorg screen resolution on Surface Pro?

I have a Surface Pro, Gen. 5 with Debian installed. When I open X, everything is so tiny, I cannot read text. Its as if the writing is 2px high. Windows similarly are really tiny, with a terminal ...
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Enable a generic user to start X

I have Debian, Sid if it matters, and I'd like to start X from the console, rather than using a display manager, but when i type startx <RET> I receive the following message xinit: connection to ...
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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 can I turn off "middle mouse button paste" functionality in all programs?

I don't like having the middle mouse button paste, because I often end up with uncompilable code in Eclipse. How can I turn this off (in all programs)? I'm running Fedora.
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Debian 12 boot fails to load lightdm and stops

Debian 12 fails to boot after last upgrades writing sth like [failed] Lightm did not load The content of /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log is as follows [+0.00s] DEBUG: Starting Light Display Manager 1.26....
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How to minimize xorg gpu usage on ubuntu mate 18.04 laptop

I have a xiaomi air laptop with a very small gpu (MX150) and ubuntu mate 18.04 installed. I see that xorg uses up quite a bit of GPU (relative to what I have), around 185Mib on average. +-------------...
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Arch Linux: Stuck on boot screen (Reached target Graphical Interface)

Two days ago I did a system update with sudo pacman -Syyu Unfortunately, my battery was empty and my laptop turned off during the System update. When I tried to start Arch Linux again, I was stuck ...
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xorg.conf XkbOption ignored for terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp to restart X

I want Ctrl+Alt+Bksp to restart X, so I created an xorg.conf rule: /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/53-zap.conf: Section "ServerFlags" Option "DontZap" "false" EndSection Section "InputClass" ...
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Unicode characters in uxterm and dwm statusbar

I would like to display Chinese characters in dwm's status bar. More specifically I would like the symbols to represent the different tags in dwm. Using an online converter, I found that the unicode ...
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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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xorg fails to start on freebsd even after installing nvidia and drm-kmod

So i decided to use freebsd as my daily driver but the xorg seems not to work so first of all when i tried startx for the first time (i installed the nvidia drivers) it gave (EE) Cannot run in ...
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Avoid display blanking under X

I have an Ubuntu Linux box (12.04). I can't prevent the screen blanking under X. I have tried the command xset s off, inserted the command line kernel parameter acpi=off in grub at kernel boot. ...
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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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Set monitor refresh rate in an Xorg config

I have a monitor that supports 200hz refresh rate, and would like to be able to use that. When I run xrandr, it shows this option: $ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 5560 x 1920, maximum ...
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Why is keyboard and mouse unable to be hotplugged in FreeBSD jail?

I have an entire system with xorg-x11 running in a jail. My only issue is that I am unable to add or remove a keyboard or mouse while X is running. If I restart X, the newly connected keyboard or ...
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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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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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Script to start Android LineageOS with Waydroid in an X11 session

I would like to make a script to start the Waydroid Android container (LineageOS). Currently, I can start a LineageOS virtual phone without issues with: sudo systemctl start waydroid-container weston ...
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Xorg problem with Radeon Mobility X1600 on a 20" iMac LCD from 2006

My attempt to give a meaningful purpose to a 20-inch 2006 iMac 4.1 choked on an odd Xorg problem. Tried FreeBSD 13.0 Release/amd64 and elementaryOS 6.0 Odin as up-to-date systems with their respective ...
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Two monitors: intel VGA + Nvidia DVI

Recently I've bought a GA-Z87-HD3 motherboard and a GTX 660 graphics card. Now I have two monitors, the first that I'm using is attached to the DVI port of the Nvidia graphic card, the second one is ...
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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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Xorg.conf leaves me with no visible output

I have yet another laptop which is a casualty of the proprietary Nvidia driver. I would like to do CUDA development on the laptop (Dell Precision 5510 with Quadro M1000M and 4k display), so I want ...
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One user cannot run startx anymore

As root, I changed one user’s home directory to a soft link to another drive (while the user was not logged in). Then this user could not run startx anymore, though other users with the same .xinitrc ...
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Debian10: No such file or directory: /dev/dri/card0

I'm installing Debian 10 but I cannot startx nor have a GUI. I think the problem is about some driver. Here are the errors I've got in /var/log/Xorg.0.log : [drm] Failed to open DRM device for pci:...
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Initiate a new (X11) desktop session on a remote host

I would like to start a new Xorg server on a remote host. At first, I tought this would be as easy as it is on the local host: $ xinit /usr/bin/startxfce4 -- :4 On a local host, this command typed ...
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Xorg and xrandr detect a connected monitor that doesn't exist

I'm on a laptop with no additional monitors connected, but when I run xrandr -q, the output lists two connected devices. Xfce's Display settings dialog also shows two monitors, and so does Xorg.0.log. ...
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Setting modifier using xmodmap

I am using GNU/Linux (Devuan) with the mate desktop and with i3wm. I would like to assign mod1 to Meta_L. If I show the current assignment with $ xmodmap I get mod1 Alt_L (0x40), Meta_L (0xcd)...
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Samsung QN700B monitor loses 8k resolution (stuck 4k) when reconnected/turned back on, forgets settings

I'm having a problem with a Samsung TV as a monitor. Thank you for any insight: debian + xorg + RTX4090 + qn700b + (HDMI 2.1 cable seems good) Problem: when waking the TV and computer, I can't get it ...
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How can I swap my two screens, left to right?

I pressed something and accidentally swapped my two screens. My left one is actually considered as the right one, and vice versa. How can I swap them back? Edit - Specifically, I'm using Gnome, ...
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How can I change the screen resolution of Slax?

Slax uses X.org for managing its GUI. However, when I boot Slax (specifically in a VM), the resolution gets capped at 1024x768. How can I increase the resolution to more fully utilize the screen ...
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xorg keyboard config not working (us altgr-intl no deadkeys)

I'm trying to get my keyboard to use the us layout with variation altr-intl and no deadkeys. Somehow my xorg-keyboard-config does not take effect. I looked up the config here arch-wiki but there seems ...
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failed to start the x server (your interface). it is likely not set up correctly (Mint)

I was trying to configure mouse properties following this guide. I restarted my computer and got this message : Failed to start the x server (your interface). It is likely not set up correctly ...

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