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How to use wmctrl to activate window of a given class?

The output of wmctrl -lx looks like this: 0x020002f5 0 Plasma.Plasma lnx plasma-desktop 0x02a00015 0 okular.Okular lnx TCP/IP Protocol Suite – Okular 0x032000fe 1 amarok.Amarok ...
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Can I share clipboard content between nested X servers?

I'm using Xnest to run a nested X server inside my main X server. But their clipboards (selections) are independent, so I cannot easily copy text from one to another. Is there a way to do so?
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Permissions messed up on X server

I followed the tutorial at http://fabiorehm.com/blog/2014/09/11/running-gui-apps-with-docker/ and was able to successfully run Firefox. However, after restarting, I can't start X for my user, from the ...
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how to start a second XServer session?

I want to run xmnoad in another TTY. For this purporse, I type startx /usr/bin/xmonad -- :6 vt6 I simply get a black screen. I thought maybe I dont know how to use xmonad. So I did the same with ...
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MobaXterm deleting characters when I hold the left arrow on the command line

Many times I am entering long commands in my bash command line and I need to change a few characters near the middle of the command. When I use putty, I can hold the left arrow and wait for the ...
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Debian - Screen flashing and black bar scrolling down

This has been driving me absolutely insane for the past 3 hours. I feel like shooting this computer right now. After waiting about 3 hours for Debian to install, the graphics are completely borked. I ...
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xvfb-run error with a job queue but not in interactive session

I'm running a python script on a remote cluster that tends to use an x display. I've gotten this working using xvfb-run in an interactive session (specifically command [1]). When I try to submit the ...
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Origin of display connector numbers in XServer (e.g. HDMI1, HDMI2, DP1)

a custom mainboard has a DVI and a DisplayPort connector on the board. Currently, everything that is connected at DVI will be named "HDMI2" in XServer. I can see that by calling the "xrandr" tool (in ...
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Can't start X: “intel(0): Failed to set backlight acpi_video0”

I originally posted this to the ArchLinux forumns but didn't have much luck there: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=185800 I was trying to adjust my laptop brightness, and after running ...
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Centos 6.5 is not starting xserver

I've got an issue with Centos 6.5 (with GUI) installed on Virtual Box. Everything was working fine until someday it's stopped starting. I noticed that it hangs out on Starting jexec services Starting ...
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ubuntu: killing xorg logs user out

Experimenting with my ubuntu box, I killed Xorg. The effect was to log me out of my session. If I log back in, the screen goes black for a moment, and then logs me back out. I can log in as guest ...
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*vt100.tranlations in Xresources have no effect

I wanted to map Ctrl-Tab and Ctrl-Shift-Tab as next and prev in screen. I found this article and followed it. My ~/.Xresources looks like this: *vt100.translations: #override \n\ Ctrl ~Shift ...
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Ubuntu Linux nvidia xserver DPMS working for anybody?

Can the Ubuntu Linux nvidia xserver powermizer feature use DPMS to trigger "Power Saving Mode" in my Acer LCD? I switched this display from my Windows 8 HP machine to my Ubuntu Quantal Compaq ...
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Reviving a stuck X11 server while keeping GUI apps running

I've been running one X server for a several days. Today, due to some transient glitch, it's hung up. The multitude of X applications - text editors, web browser, graphics apps, etc - are still ...
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How to setup X server on Ubuntu lxc?

How can I install X server in an Ubuntu lxc (installed with sudo SUITE=trusty MIRROR=http://de.archives.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lxc-create -n trusty-amd64 -t ubuntu, version 1.0.0~alpha1-0ubuntu14.1 running ...
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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 own on the same display?
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Linux (Mint) Equivelent of Explorer.exe on boot

Please feel free to edit the title, I have no idea how to word it best. I am creating a bootable USB drive based on Linux Mint. I am also creating a script in Java that should run the first time the ...
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How can I see (on my local display) emacs (and other graphical apps) running on a VPS?

Original Question posted on StackOverflow by mistake. The VPS is running CentOS 6.x It looks like this post is highly relevant, but neither -Y nor -X worked. (As an I do trust the remote server, but ...
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How to set up unique x-server instance for each vnc login

I'm trying to set up a server for analysing MEG data where it's possible for multiple users to simultaneously run unique instances of Matlab on unique X instances. We have 32 gb ram and an SSD, so I'm ...
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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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How to switch desktop layout from tty before startx?

I would like to login with the same user in another tty, but each tty should have different desktop environment like KDE and LXDE. How can I use tty to start X server by providing the desktop type?
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Can I use a MacBook as a second monitor for my OpenSUSE/KDE?

Because I am traveling I can't buy a second monitor, but I have two laptops. One laptop is installed with OpenSUSE 13.3, I use KDE as GUI. I have another MacBook with OS X. It has X server running on ...
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Create script to login and change time on unix Darwin

I work for a non-profit and recently had to take on some sysadmin responsibilities, and and it is a new area for me. We have a Apple X Server that is running Darwin, and from time to time, especially ...
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How to start Xorg-server inside plain chroot?

when I runchroot /somepath /usr/bin/startxI got something what looks like an evdev problem... (I correctly --bind mounted /dev/ /dev/pts /dev/shm /proc /sys /tmp ) The screen is displayed and ...
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how to get/print all urxvt options/settings/variables

This answer tells, where to find a reference for urxvt .Xresources config options. I have found this command to print the entire rxvt resources with descriptions taken from the manpage with its ...
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Get the desktop/viewport of a window in enlightenment?

Okay, so, given a XID of a window I need to get its desktop or viewport as well as the currently active one. Enlightenment does not seem to properly respond to wmctrl which leads to: ***@note:~ > ...
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GTK Linux application prior to gdm login remains on screen at login after program ends

I have a GTK Linux application which I want to use as an "Accept Terms of Usage" screen prior to the user logging in. The application is simple, a big Box with a Label and an Acknowledge button on ...
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How to get the display number I was assigned by X

From X(7) man pages DISPLAY NAMES From the user's perspective, every X server has a display name of the form: hostname:displaynumber.screennumber [...] ...
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How start a single program within a new xserver instance in full screen mode?

I'd like to run a program in full screen mode without the overhead of a desktop environment but simply on a xserver instance. This is fairly easy by running: startx <program> Trouble is that ...
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Ubuntu X11: Is it possible to open an X application in another users session

Is it possible to somehow open an x application on another users display? Say that i have user A who is logged on to the ubuntu desktop, and user B who is accessing the ubuntu machine via SSH. I ...
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How to open an application in running X session [duplicate]

Is there any way to do that? Provided I have ssh access to a machine and I have root on the machine. Can I run xclock for instance in the currently running X (xfce or gnome) session?
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Disable screen turn off

I want to watch a movie with my laptop how I can disable with xmonad that it turn off the screen if vlc or some other app is running is running. Is there some functions what I can used to prevent ...
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How to access remote desktop (like SSH -X) in a windows system?

I've been struggling all around the interwebz and I couldn't find any useful answer. I have a computer with a Windows OS that has some software that I just can't run on GNU/Linux. But in GNU/Linux, to ...
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Debian wheezy frequent random crash

I have a fresh install of the debian testing distro with gnome-shell 3.4 and it crashes daily. By crash I mean, the sound keeps repeating itself, keyboard and mouse is unresponsive, and my only ...
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XServer not working

After I remove the perl.i386 using yum remove, Centos 5.4 upon boot cannot start the XServer. How can I configure XServer to get it working? How can I add the other remove packages?
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Ubuntu how to start x server but not the GUI desktop

I am planning to keep the server running in text mode, but the client can ssh -X to the server and run GUI applications. How to start X server but not to the GUI desktop.
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How to define a virtual screen (extending current desktop) for VNC?

How can I define a virtual screen/workspace to extend my desktop to which I can connect using VNC. I know vnc4server allowed you to modify the xorg.conf to define a screen, but this is not available ...
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X window Server Windows to Linux

On the web there are many manuals showing how to connect from Windows to Linux and get an X session window but do not indicate otherwise, that's my concern: How to view linux Windows programs with ...
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Screen and xclip - configuration that don't work

I'm trying to configure GNU/Screen utility to work with X clipboard. I followed the tutorial: http://www.lowlevelmanager.com/2012/10/screen-clipboard-to-x11-clipboard.html but without a result, so I ...
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cygwin Xserver losing connection

I am running Xserver on cygwin (on top on Windows 7), and then using xterm to remote to linux via ssh -X, and run remote applications there, like konsole, emacs and others. Initially all works fine, ...
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Python 2.7 and Ubuntu 10.10: X11 fails

Against every recommendation I have apt-get remove python in Ubuntu 10.10 (build 2.6.24-29-server x86_64) and apt-get install python2.7 Some built-in software with python2.6 dependencies (like ...
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Clean Multi X Server Setup

I want to spawn a second X Server for my TV and use a Media Station software like xbmc over it. Is it best practice to manage multi x instances from xinit or is there another/better way? Apart from ...
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Monitor goes blank after 30 minutes. No keyboard or mouse are attatched, but computer is controlled over SSH

Currently trying to set up a media server which I can control with my laptop or phone. After looking at all the options I decided upon using SSH to start mplayer in fullscreen. Everything is working ...
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Why is xinit automatically starting xterm?

When I run: xinit [client application] -- :128 vt01 -novtswitch I notice it starts an instance of xterm in addition to my client application. Per the man page: ... If no specific client ...
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Run a GUI app on remote computer from SSH through a third server in between [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Basic ssh tunneling through generic linux ssh server/client Recalling this question: Run a GUI app on remote computer from SSH I add more complexity asking if: It is ...
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Running Google Chrome over Multiple X Servers

I run on Debian Linux across 3 monitors and using 3 separate X Servers. I.e. the is an application menu on each screen and although I can not drag and drop between the monitors I am so used to where ...
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Where is configuration to show IP address on shell prompt being stored?

We have two Xservers on our network. On server A all our employees have an account setup, but on B the only account is the admin account. I can ssh to server A fine with my username and pass that are ...
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Which GUI should I install on Debian for getting nVidia support straightaway? [closed]

I have installed Debian without any additional packages or software. I would now like to install a X windowing system. I've tried out Gnome before but the resolution is really low and I can't set it ...
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Xauthority hosed vim's ability to connect to Xserver

I recently tried to move .Xauthority away from ~/.Xauthority in a futile attempt to clean up my home directory. Or, rather, I set $XAUTHORITY to somewhere else, changed startx to startx -- -auth ...
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x server insecure must use xauth-style authorization

I'm rehosting a TCL/TK app from Solaris to a RHEL 6 sytem (GNOME/gdm). It runs fine on Solaris, but not RHEL. When this app uses send command, I get the following error: X server insecure (must use ...