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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Mapping keys on Linux

I'd like to change layout (mapping) of Lenovo ThinkPad keyboard (which I hate) to be like Acer TravelMate 8000 (which I love). That mainly means: Swap Fn and left Ctrl Tab-left to act like PgUp ...
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X Session from Mac

How can I log into an X server from Mac OS X? I know that ssh -X username@host will log me in and I will have the capability to run X applications. On Cygwin/X you can log in and have a whole X ...
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Recover an application in sleeping state after an X server crash

I often run calculations on my Linux computer, which cause my X server to crash from time to time. Almost always, some programs seem to survive to the crash and are in an interruptible sleeping state, ...
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Can I launch X11.app for 32-bit Mac OS X on 64-bit one?

I need to run 32-bit X11.app on 64-bit Mac OS X. Is it possible? If yes, which version, etc.
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How to force screen resolution on CentOS machine

I have CeontOS machines connected to LCD via KVM which causes failure to properly detect screen resolution and I'm stuck with 800x600 until I reset X server with the LCD connected directly to the PC. ...
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Moving from windows to linux : Understanding - X Window System, X Server, Xorg, Xfree86

I'm a windows developer(Win32api) moving from Windows to Linux. While installing linux there are lot of things to know about X11, X Window System, X Server, Xorg, Xfree86 and what not. How come we ...
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xorg DPMS off: keep VT from turning screen back on

I have an embedded board with a small UPS. When AC power goes down, I need to turn off all power hungry devices in order to have a clean shutdown. First thing I do, is set DPMS to force powerdown, ...
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How can I check the PID of a X-server in another virtual terminal?

I am trying to open a program in a naked X-server on a different virtual terminal. I am using ubuntu 9.10. The command I'm using is this. openvt -f -s -- `X :2 & '/path/to/program' -display :2`; ...
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Xserver that I can reconnect to

I'm looking for something like screen but for X? I imagine situation when I do something like "X --reconnect remote_server:11", and I am reconnected to pre-existing X session, with all programs that ...
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How can I sort out Xephyr's keyboard mapping?

When I start up Xephyr inside of X, my keyboard map becomes wonky mostly just for non-printing characters. I can't use arrow keys. According to xev, The down arrow gets mapped to Super_R. The up arrow ...
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X11 versions: Mapping between 1.X and 7.x notation?

I often encounter information about the X11 server. Sometimes the version is written as 1.6.x, sometimes as 7.4.x. However, in both cases, same product seems to be referred. Why these are such ...