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Sharing an X Display between multiple users?

If I have regular user one signed in to an X session through a display manager, is there anyway for regular user two to open a window of their on on the same display?
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installing X11 package separately on Linux (on VMware)

I installed Linux on VMware, just for doing X-Windows programming. The installation uses Easy-install feature, might be due to which I didn't get the option to select packages during installation (as ...
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USB mouse gets stuck on top right corner

My USB mouse every now and then (which means pretty often :) gets stuck in the top right corner of the screen with no apparent reason. If I unplug and plug back the USB cable, then it resumes working ...
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how to play sounds in “background” Xorg

I always open two X client in tty0 and tty1. So that I can run a rdesktop in fullscreen and switch two computer's desktop quickly.(using Ctrl+Alt+FN) But I found that when I switch to any tty, ...
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xscreensaver-command to blank screen after a timeout

I have been using xscreensaver-command -lock to display my screensaver and lock the computer. Unfortunately this screensaver runs interminably; I'd prefer the screen to blank after a timeout. How does ...
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OSX-quality antialiasing on Awesome WM + Arch Linux?

I'm running Arch with Xorg and Awesome WM. The antialiasing rather sucks. How can I get OSX-quality antialiasing or something similar?
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Installing Debian (or other flavors) on WQHD display laptops?

I am thinking to get a laptop with one of those highres screens (WQHD ). Will I have any issues with screen resolution if I install Debian or alikes? I will install Jessie on it. I do not want to ...
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Changing X.org default font

Installed ArchLinux, run X server, i3wm and some gtk+ applications (chromium, gedit etc.). Applications use font which is the same as my virtual console's font (Terminus I guess). How to switch to ...
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Multiple displays showing Linux

Ok, so i have been trying to work around installing AMD catalyst on my kali linux computer for a while now (in order to run oclhashcat). I have successfully done it and wrote a few patches for it that ...
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Remap keys without xmodmap or any X tools

Due to a coffee accident some numbers of my laptop's keyboard stopped working. I used xmodmap to use F1, F2, etc, as replacements and saved the configs to ~/.Xmodmap. However, that caused a few ...
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Short hang on each new window and each closed window in Linux / Gnome Shell

Every time I open a new window on screen, the entire display freezes for 3 seconds. Every time a window is closed, the entire display freezes for 3 seconds. The first few windows after reboot are ...
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Debian Jessie: VLC Media Player crashing Xorg when opening file/stream, only works for opening capture device

Every time I open a file using VLC through the GUI, or in a terminal, Xorg crashes leaving me to the console interface and I need to run xinit again. The only thing that won't crash is when a video or ...
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105 views

Trying to get a GUI working on CentOS 6 VirtualBox

I've been at this problem all day and I can't for the life of me figure out what's going on. 1) My objective is to get PyCharm (an IDE) working on my Linux CentOs 6 VirtualBox running on my Windows ...
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Legacy X11 application only sees very few fonts

I have a very old X11 application (over 10 years) that runs in a chrooted environment on my OpenSuse desktop. It used to look fine and over the years I have updated the Linux distribution several ...
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1answer
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who / w / logname broken in multiple terminals

I have a strange problem: In a GUI session, depending on the terminal being used the following two (related) problems appear: who and w doesn't list the user's active session logname returns ...
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1answer
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How to load ~/.Xresources when starting X?

I've edited my ~/.Xresources and issued xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources and it worked perfectly. However when I restart X, the settings are changed to default. I've also added xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources in ...
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bspwm socket error within startx

I've ran into this frustrating problem. I am using Elementary os and I am working on getting bspwm working. I have done the setup following the bspwm for dummies wiki article. All is smooth until I ...
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How udev sends input device change notification to Xorg?

I want to troubleshoot why the graphic tables is active only if it is connected when Xorg is started (and stops working with spamming of Xorg.0.log if I reconnect it). As far as I know, udev-based ...
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What files in the home ( ~/ ) directory affect Xorg/graphics?

My home directory is located on a server on the local LAN. The rest of the computer is local to the machine on my desk. When the server is having issues, it locks up my computer. I can understand this ...
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Resolution stuck at 640x480 after trying to install NVIDA drivers

The fans on my Clevo W230ST haven't stopped blowing since I installed Mint. I thought the video card drivers might be at fault so I tried: sudo apt-get install nvidia-current sudo nvidia-xconfig On ...
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invert screen permanently in arch linux

I am currently in a fresh install of Arch Linux (Antergos). i have installed nvidia drivers and bumblebee i have already created a xorg.conf using sudo nvidia-xconfig and saved the settings using sudo ...
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X server 100% CPU

Our X server sometimes gets stuck at 100% CPU, locking up the systen. From Googling, it seems that this is prob. not a bug in the X server, but in some application that uses it. The workload the ...
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ffmpeg x11grab a single window

Is it possible with ffmpeg grab a window that is minimized or that not has the focus (there is another window over but ffmpeg records only the window which is below)? With a command like ffmpeg -f ...
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132 views

Use Xming without putty

I currently do have putty and xming working correctly in tandem, however I don't really enjoy using putty's interface and the first command I run is gnome-terminal & and get my favorite terminal ...
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241 views

Xorg unable to find screen configuration in minimal EL6 install with Intel HD 4400 graphics

I have installed a minimal EL6 (based on Scientific Linux 6.4) distro on a computer which has the following on-board graphics: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation ...
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1answer
23 views

Execute wmctrl commands in xinitrc

I'm using XMonad configured to accept commands through wmctrl and would like to start up a few applications through xinitrc and move them to a certain workspace. Those commands work, when I use the ...
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1answer
45 views

How to set the start background of X

When our linux system starts I would like to change the background of X to either a bitmap a solid colour (red) but using only configuration files. We use a pretty stripped down version of a ...
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1answer
170 views

How can I get an xterm to display on Parallels VM running Ubuntu 12.04?

I'd like to bring up a simple X application on my Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop running in a Parallels VM, and though I can get all X applications and servers to play nicely together in my network of VM's, ...
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1answer
45 views

How to get rid of unwanted linux X start-up glitch

We have a system where we have a "splash" screen (managed via plymouth) and an application which is started when X is starting. However between the two (ie: after the screen of plymouth goes away ...
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66 views

Making cairo-clock click-through-able (Cairo Graphics)

Is there any way that I can make a window on my X windowing system (Ubuntu/Gnome/Compiz) to be click-through? i.e. when I click on it, the click is actually sent to the window beneath it. The ...
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Raspbian - can't get dwm to work

I installed raspbian via http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=50310 I've installed dwm, but when I type "startx" dwm pops up, but I can't use my mouse or keyboard or anything. I ...
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1answer
47 views

Using “ssh -Y” on Os X

How can I display remote applications on OS X via ssh? If I try, I get the error "Could not open display". Im trying to access Raspbian (Debian) from OS X Mavericks.
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Portable X11 for Linux(Debian Wheezy)

I need a portable X11 server. That is - everything to be in one directory - configs, shared libs, binaries, etc. How should I go about achieving this? The idea is to put X11 in my initrd. I am using ...
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1answer
191 views

Using Windows as a VirtualBox Host, how I can get AltGr behavior on linux guest?

I'm having an issue using a keyboard which is not an English US keyboard. It seems that when it's the case, pressing AltGr key will simulate CTRL + ALT on Windows. I have verified that fact using ...
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1answer
101 views

How do I get a valid xmodmap while using xcape

I'll admit at the start that X's key-mapping is a bit of a black-art for me which mainly involves copy and pasting examples from places like SO and SU and seeing if it works. However in this case I ...
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1answer
65 views

How to make my Alt_R function as another Control on Linux

I want to use my right Alt as another Control key to use with Emacs. I tried following (with modifications) this tutorial: ...
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1answer
39 views

Remapping XF86_Back/Forward to Control/Alt in X

I'd like to rebind the XF86_Back and forward keys in X to control and alt respectively. However, it seems that running xmodmap -e "keycode 167 =Alt_L" xmodmap -e "keycode 166 =Control_L" ...
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1answer
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Starting and stopping X11 and LXDE from command line

I have a Raspberry Pi with Debian Wheezy (Raspbian) and so far I've managed to learn quite a lot about Linux just playing around, but I have a few questions for all you seasoned Linux pros out there. ...
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Fn keys do not work while playing games in full screen

When I play a game such as OpenArena, AssaultCube or OpenTTD, I cannot use Fn keys such as to decrease/increase volume. The only possibility to use is playing in window mode. How can I enable those ...
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Firefox, two Linux machines, one X-server

I have a Linux machine I regularly log on to via ssh (putty) from Windows. I'm running VcXsrv X-server on my Windows desktop. I mainly use this to run a debugger (ddd) and firefox to access our ...
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1answer
39 views

X forwarding: Disable secondary monitor

I use X forwarding from a linux box to a windows box (X forwarding) which has 2 monitors. New windows are always opened at the opposity display. Thats so terribly annoying! Any way to get rid of this ...
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1answer
138 views

How to switch Backspace key with Delete key in xvkbd?

How to switch Backspace key with Delete key in xvkbd? I want to disable the first row with Fn keys but keep the backspace, so I figured I could switch it with Delete since nopony is using it nowdays ...
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X window (or whole linux system) replace Caps Lock with ESC *and* Control

on windows there are several key maps applications that replaces Caps lock with ESC on a single 'press and relase' and with a Control signal if hold and another key is pressed. Is there any way to do ...
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Drag and drop makes selected item shift to the left?

I have quite a strange problem. When I select an icon and want to drag and drop it, it's being shifted to left for exactly the width of left monitor. I believe there is some problem with my ...
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1answer
245 views

Looking for extremely lightweight, minimal X display manager [closed]

I am setting up a production system (will be deployed to multiple devices), based on Lubuntu. The system starts X, logs in a user automatically, and runs a full screen GUI application. That's all it ...
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587 views

What actually is “Cedar Trail drm driver in DKMS format”?

I know that it is somehow related to the video driver and hardware acceleration, but what exactly this driver is? It seems it is not the video driver itself. So, what actually it is and how exactly is ...
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Keyboard and touchpad stop working after LXDE loads (Debian 6 on Asus EEE HA1005)

I recently installed Debian 6 on my old ASUS EEE 1005HA. I chose LXDE because I'm only using the machine for SSHing into other machines and some light web browsing. The problem I am having is that ...
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Monitors off secondary ATI video card are always mirrored/flickering

I'm trying to get 5 monitors running off two ATI Radeon 5570 cards - 3 off the primary and two off the secondary. Both cards have 1xHDMI, 1xDP and 1xDVI. I am using the open source driver. I can get ...
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2answers
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Installing FVWM in Arch Linux

I recently successfully installed Arch Linux in VirtualBox, for the first time. I want to install FVWM, so I installed X Server, and then ran pacman -S fvwm. It says that fvwm has been installed, but ...
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how to solve MPV issue - X11 error: GLXBadFBConfig

I'm having an issue with MPV (the MPlayer2 fork). I set it to use the OpenGL Video Output because it looks/performs the best on my laptop (older Intel). However, every time I open a video, it gives me ...