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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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*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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...