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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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How can login to other TRU64 from Linux?

i want to connect to a TRU64 machine from Linux system same as: "login a client to a windows network how can login from all machine from on that network" now i can connect to a TRU64 machine ...
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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 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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Is it possible to capture and export a running process over ssh with x?

I've seen plenty of questions on the web about exporting a display from a remote host to a local. I can get this to work fine, but that's only for commands run after logging into that terminal. Is ...
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Getting controller to work on second x-server

I am using Linux Mint 17 with Cinnamon as my primary WM. I want to run Steam in a separate x-server for better fullscreen performance and because unredirect doesn't work properly in Cinnamon and ...
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Show action on click

I'm using an app that allow me to use some command line but everything is not possible by command line. I can do some actions directly on the screen with mouse and keyboard. I would like to "listen" ...
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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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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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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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Adding another shift+state to X keyboard layouts

Basically, I want two different shift states in an X keyboard layout, one for right shift and one for left shift. This of course without compromising ISO_level_shift (AltGr) because I also need that ...
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What are my X client options for MS Windows? [closed]

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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Xserver becomes non-responsive due to aggressive swapping

cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness 1 free -h total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 3.7G 579M 1.6G 1.1G 1.6G 1.8G ...
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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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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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how to disable screensaver at login screen in RHEL 7

I am using gnome v3.8.4 for login screen in RHEL 7. I have tried setting false for following dconf settings(gsettings) [org/gnome/desktop/session] idle-delay=0 [org/gnome/desktop/screensaver] ...
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switch to x server window using alt tab program switcher

For x server (Cygwin X server hosted on windows platform) the alt-tab program switcher does not work. The x server window (in my case gvim) does not show up in the list of windows when using alt-tab. ...
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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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Debian Wheezy Login Loop

Debian Wheezy, Gnome 3. Today I rebooted my computer for the first time in a large number of months. Lots of changes in configuration have occurred since the last reboot. When trying to log in ...
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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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Chromium kiosk mode on Xserver viewport not fully visible

I've installed Ubuntu Server Edition with Xserver and some other packages (rungetty for autologin, unclutter to hide cursor, chromium-browser to show something). I've configured chromium-browser to ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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?