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Remapping key combinations (custom macros in linux)

I'm not sure at which layer this functionality would have to exist, so I'm just tagging this for my own stack. In my specific case, I'd really like to map the [Function Key]-J key combination to the ...
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Getting error when running startx in Linux

When I am trying to run the Xserver using the command startx I am getting the below mentioned error xauth: creating new authority file /oracle/oracle10g/.serverauth.22555 Fatal server error: PAM ...
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Free X server for windows

Is there a (preferably free) X server software package that I can use to connect to Linux box from Windows? I've tried exceed from hummingbird, but it's expensive, are there free alternatives with ...
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How to mirror my display to a remote xserver

We have got a big screen in our office connected to an old pc, whose only purpose is to display information generated by software such as munin, nagios, etc. It is running debian with xfce to be able ...
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vnc4server - what X server

I need VNC access for server that is already running SSH. I need to set up vnc4server. My question is what is the best X server in terms of using least resources and being fastest, what packages ...
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XServer after upgrade not working

Ok, so I updated my Kubuntu 10.10 install to 11.04 and now when I log on I land in a consoile instead of getting a GUI - the rest seems to be working fine though. I'm using a Radeon 4870 with the ...
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Linux X server antialising problem with wine

I am are using a windows program under linux via wine. The program runs fine with KDE. Didn't test it on gnome. Finally we wanted to start the program without KDE - something like kiosk mode, so users ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 10.10 black screen from terminal?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 on an Intel Atom mainboard (Intel D945GCLF2) with CRT that has been running Ubuntu 9.x previously. Both, Desktop live CD / installer and alternate install CD ...
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Kill xserver from command line (init 3/5 does not work)

I'm running Linux Mint 10, although I've had this same issue with other variants of Linux. I've been told/found while researching that if the X server hangs or otherwise errors, one can drop to a root ...
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Ubuntu forward X over ssh

I've currently have the following situation. I have a server, that is connected to the internet with ssh (on a non 22 port). This is an ubuntu server without X server. Now i have a machine inside ...
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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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X Windowing System Servers for Windows 7 - 64 bit

Due to WinRot I was forced into an unplanned Windows 7 upgrade. I am in the process of obtaining tools that I was using on Win XP Pro. One item that I am lacking at this point is an X Windowing ...
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Windows X-Server for ssh -X?

I'm planning on SSH-ing into my ubuntu machine from my windows 7 machine with putty. I would like to be able to get X to work. Are there any viable X-servers for windows 7?
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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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Running Linux as a desktop with KDE/Gnome but without 'X server'

I'm curious, I believe that one of the ways that OSX make the GUI experience of *nix more 'snappy' was to ditch X and run the window manager more directly on the hardware. If I'm looking to run Linux ...
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Linux Ubuntu Lucid doesn't detect my second GPU card

Since I have upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, my second graphics card isn't detected by X server. When I do an lspci I get both listed though. What could be the issue? I am using NVidia's ...
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Unable to start my linux (cent OS ) machine in run level 5

Suddenly my machine not working under run level 5 and it seems to be problem with xserver and it is saying that "in last 90 seconds xserver restarted 6 times and unable to start" and then just giving ...
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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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Where to put X11 drivers configuration in Ubuntu Lucid?

Since hal is removed from Lucid, where now can I put all those little configuration tweaks for mouse and other input devices? In particular, I want to configure ThinkPad trackpad to enable scrolling ...
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Xserver doesn't work unless DISPLAY=0.0

Using CentOS. I cannot connect remotely and I believe it is related to fact I can only connect locally if DISPLAY is set to :0.0. Something is misconfigured but I can't figure out what. >xhost + ...
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How are Linux environment variables DISPLAY and XAUTHORITY used?

How are these 2 variables used by the X Window system? On my Ubuntu 9.10 host, if I set XAUTHORITY to anything and then try to run a GUI program, I receive a GTK-WARNING ***: cannot open display ...
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How can I run a program remotely via SSH but display locally

Is it possible for me to SSH to another server in Linux (Ubuntu), run a program there but display it locally? And is it possible for me to SSH to another server in my terminal, and configure it so ...
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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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Running suspicious X programs in GNU/Linux

What the most harmful thing can malware program started as separate limited user account do if it has access to the X server? Network and filesystem things are already considered by chroot and ...
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getting first non display number in use

I need to give a command like Xvfb :6 -screen 0 1024x768x24 Where 6 can be a display number. Now Xvfb can already be using that Display, so how do I get the first display number not in use?
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Unable to run openoffice in headless mode

I want to automoate some PPT -> PDF conversions, so I want to run openoffice in headless mode for scripting. On my machine with X running I can start opemoffice in headless mode via soffice ...
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Failed to start X server. REDHAT LINUX 5.3

I installed Red-hat 5.3 problem is that it is not showing graphical interface. only kernel / command prompt is available. I tried startx, then I got this msg No video BIOS modes for chosen depth ...
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LINUX: change number of lines/columns that are displayed in a terminal (without X)

I'm using a linux server without X I want to understand how to change the number of lines/columns I see, like I change resolution in X.. besides.. I should be able to change the resolution somehow, ...
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What are my X client options for MS Windows?

I need to connect to a headless X Windows server (running on Ubuntu) from my MS Windows 7 computer over a 100 Mbit network. I could use VNC (or any other remote viewer) but the 3D graphics performance ...
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(Linux) More than one X Session with ATI Catalystâ„¢ Proprietary Display Driver

I would like to start another x session but I can't do it anymore, since I installed the Proprietary ATI Drivers. Apparently it seems to be were the problem is coming from. Does anyone know how I can ...
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Re-install X from Ubuntu live

I did a non-sense operation and broke my X-server, period. The sad fact is that it was late and I did not remember what I removed, I think it was a package with python in its name... I know that this ...
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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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X-Win32 comparison

X-Win32 is a proprietary X Window System server for Microsoft Windows, produced by StarNet Communications : link . Has anyone tried this? I want to use it over a wifi network to connect to a Linux ...
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Xvnc with XRENDER

Looking for Xvnc that has the RENDER extensions enabled. Only one i've found is the realvnc's one, but i'm unable to compile. I'm working on ubuntu jaunty amd64.
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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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Ubuntu: Run X server on a remote server

How to configure X server on the remote system.
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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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When I start Ubuntu it enters tty[1-6] instead of my desktop (How do I get to desktop?)

When I start Ubuntu it enters tty[1-6] instead of my desktop. Normally I could get back to the desktop by pressing CTRL + ALT + F7 but that doesn't work. I tried sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop ...
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Redirecting X output

I have a small program that checks some elements of a web service. The program shows graphics output and displays commmand-line results as well. I have been trying to automate this program to run ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 X Stuck in restart loop - I think

Trying out Ubuntu, installation went fine - upgraded to the proprietary nVidia drivers but on restart I get a login prompt and the screen is flashing really fast almost as if Xserver is trying to ...
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Is it possible to hijack X server of a process?

Is there a way to SSH to a machine and forward the X of already running process to my SSH client (as if I launched this process via SSH with X forwarding)?
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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 ...
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“Burned in” pixels on TFT monitor

If an image is displayed long enough on my TFT screen, a "shadow" of it is still visible like a semitransparent overlay for some time. The longer it is shown, and the brighter the image, the longer ...
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How to run multiple X desktops?

How can I run two instance of, e.g. GNOME, on my computer at once? I know how to change the virtual terminal, but I can't work out how to start a second instance of gnome - it just exits telling me ...