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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I export DISPLAY from a Linux terminal to a Windows PC?

Exporting display from a Linux terminal to a Linux desktop is easy; you do the following: On 192.168.90.121 (localPC): xhost + 192.168.10.164 On 192.168.10.164 (remotePC): export ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are there any benefits to starting kdm as daemon?

I've configured my kdm to start via inittab method. I've done it following the steps at Display Manager - ArchWiki. There is also a described method on how to start kdm as daemon. But i can't find ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dell Latitude D620, D/Port replicator, and Fedora 15

I'm trying to get the Dell D/Port replicator's video switch to work correctly under Fedora 15 with a D620 laptop. I have the NVidia drivers from RPMFusion installed. Right now, nothing video-related ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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 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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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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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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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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Redirect xsession from VNC to physical screen

We all know that it is possible to run a VNC server in an xsession to remotely view/control this session. What I like to know is the following: Is it possible to display the xsession that was started ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...