X-Windows, often known as X, X11, or by its formal name, the X Window System is a windowing system for bitmap displays, common in UNIX-like operating systems.

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Duplicate display on seperate x sessions

At work I have a dual monitor set up, both high res screens but when I work from home I am on a laptop with a much lower resolution but need to vnc to my office machine. Currently I use a VNC session ...
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XWin: Specify coordinates for new windows

I use cygwin's XWin server to display a UNIX CAD application remotely. I have two monitors. The CAD application opens new windows on every possible opportunity and new windows are always created (0,0) ...
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Gnome Shortcut for rollup / unroll window

is there a keyboard shortcut that can be set to roll up a window in CetnOs using Gnome desktop? I am running CentOS release version 6.5 and Gnome desktop version 2.28.2. I have the mouse setup to ...
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Is there a way to get tightvnc to host the native display :0?

tightvncserver starts up just fine using :1, :2, etc, None of the control the default X Server on the monitor itself. If I change it to :0 I get this error A VNC server is already running as :0 If ...
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Vagrant: X Window System access possible?

Besides SSH access, is it also possible to use Vagrant to launch a proper session running the X Window System and a window manager such as Unity so that the graphical interface is also available? ...
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Arch Linux from live USB - how do I launch the GUI?

I run Arch from a live USB. I want to use it to repair a broken Windows XP installation. I was presented with a console and I thought that starting the GUI windows system would be as simple as issuing ...
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xwindows working but not unity desktop

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit w/ unity desktop What I'm experiencing: When I turn on my computer, the Ubuntu loading screen appears but disappears in wake of a shell which I can log into. Once ...
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What do you call the GUI part of an application switcher?

I'm post configuring ArchLinux and I'm trying out the ultra-minimal window manager EvilWM. Out of the box it switchs apps in the normal way, but lacks the GUI feedback window (the one with the box ...
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Has anyone managed to run Xorg from console mode on OS X?

I'm an avid user of XQuartz and use it for all my computing needs on OS X. Since I essentially don't use any Aqua apps any more, I wondered if it would be possible to start the X window system from ...
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When I run a java swing app via xwindow over ssh session, is it's classpath my local box or that of the ssh server?

When running java sandbox apps over a cygwin (Moba terminal) ssh xwindows session, is it running on my local machine or is it executing on the server, with just the interface being displayed to my ...
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How do I get X11 Forwarding to work on Windows with PuTTY and Xming?

I've always wanted to get X11 Forwarding to work with PuTTY, and the X Window System I'm using is Xming. When I have Xming running and I establish a new connection to my server, I receive the ...
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Load .Xdefaults for VcXsrv (open Xming alternative)

I would like to run xterm with my Xresources. I have the .Xresources file in the user folder to which I connect through VcXsrv and also in my local PC, inside program files/vcxsrv (both .Xdefaults ...
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Eclipse running slow over Cygwin ssh

I use Cygwin running under Windows XP to make an X Windows ssh connection to a RedHat server. I’ve run a few applications through the Cygwin/X interface, and they perform fine. However, the main ...
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How can I start urxvt as a child of a running XWin instance?

I have configured XWin to start automatically at logon, this gives me a tray icon where I can launch X apps that will be children of the XWin instance and have their environment correclty set just ...
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Have remote X app open without manual “placement” on my local display

I am running X on my local machine and then using ssh -Y username@remotemachine to connect to a remote Debian server. Once logged in to this remote Debian server I type iceweasel at the command line ...
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How to paste from Local Windows 7 to Hummingboard Exceed

Exceed - 14.0.8.584 Windows7 I am able to copy from Xwindows to my local desktop however I am not able to PASTE from windows7 to Exceed. I need the converse of How can I copy text from Exceed?. I ...
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Getting Ubuntu host's GUI on local machine when using X Window

I am tunneling X Window over ssh on my local OSX machine using XQuartz. Now the GUI of course looks different than what I would get when I start programs on ubuntu locally. Is there a way to make my ...
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Command-line way to send keystrokes to a window open on a different X-session

On my main machine, I have a Ubuntu desktop open and logged on. I am then also logging in to this machine from a remote computer, using X2go which creates a new X-session. I have a libreoffice file ...
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Compiz & Linux compositing: how does it fit into the X architecture? [closed]

Not a really "how to solve stuff" question, but... I was wondering how the modern X architecture works, with compiz & all. What I know about it: in the beginning, there was the X server, ...
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How do I change screen resolution in Fedora 16?

I have recently changed my OS to Fedora-16 64-bit, I know that my Screen resolution is 1920x1200(From Previous OS on same Machine and other similar screens in my office). I have tried using xrandr -q ...
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How to trace the X window events being generated on Linux?

I recall in the past having a tool to run on Solaris that would allow me to see what X events are being generated by the keyboard and mouse. What is the application to do this on Linux Centos4?
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How to change the size of Linux terminal

I'm using Fedora on a laptop with external display via VGA. (the internal one is disabled, but will open when it is booting up) Internal 1024*400, External 1920*1080. The resolution is normal under ...
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How can I deactivate the gnome desktop of my ubuntu server?

I'm running a home server on my old laptop (atom cpu). I installed ubuntu 12.04 server edition, but I also installed ubuntu-desktop. So, when I turn it on, ubuntu desktop is shown. I sometimes use ...
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How to resolve problematic vnc/xming clipboard interaction?

I often have both a VNC client window and several X windows open (via Xming) at the same time on my Windows XP desktop. When this happens, the X windows, especially emacs and firefox, often lock up ...
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X-ming, Ubuntu apps - getting the Ubuntu style/theme to load

I am running X-ming on Windows 7 and using putty to ssh into an Ubuntu system. On the Ubuntu system I use the command: $ gnome-terminal & to display a terminal back on the Windows box. When I ...
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New Xming Windows Doesn't Grab Focus

I do my day-to-day work on Windows 7 (no, that's not going to change) and often need to work with Linux running on Parallels. Switching between Windows and Linux desktops is a pain, so I've installed ...
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Is there a xwindows freeware equivalent that is compatible with Windows 7?

The only thing I have at my disposal is xceed 6.0, but that is not compatible with Windows 7. And I am trying to connect this to a Solaris box.
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remote desktop ubuntu server [closed]

I was wondering if it's possible to remote desktop to an ubuntu server that contain no xwindows (text only) from Windows. To put it in another word, I want to full desktop GUI of ubuntu server on my ...
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RSA1 key file issues when sshing to localhost on a port other than 22?

I'm trying to set up an X11 tunnel on Mac OS X Lion with (in one terminal): ssh -L 2222:<remote machine>:22 <gateway server to remote machine> This bit works fine and I get logged on to ...
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Should I use VNC or X protocol to control a Linux application from Windows?

I need to use an RubyMine IDE running on a Linux machine from a Windows desktop. I want to make that remote Linux application window to behave as close as possible to a normal local Windows ...
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Where are Space and BackSpace defined?

I would like to put the right-arrow key on Ctrl-Space and Ctrl-BackSpace to see if that is comfortable for keeping me on / close to home row when I'm not in VIM. Here is the top stanza of my ...
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X Window Server for running GUI tools

We are a software shop that writes a lot of Java code. Most of our Java app servers are CentOS boxes hosted at a remote data center. Whenever we need to get into those machines and sift around we ...
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how to install xorg-fonts-75dpi properly for xboard?

I am trying to compile xboard but when I tried to run it I got the error xboard: no fonts match pattern -*-helvetica-bold-r-normal--*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* I googled a bit and found out that ...
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Leave xterm open after task is complete

I have an automated test that I run with the xterm -e command: xterm -e RunMyTests At the end of the test-run, it prints out a summary of the results and some statistics to stdout. I'd like to ...
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What is Arch Linux's default terminal?

Using the command echo $TERM, I get the output 'xterm'. However, I have not done anything to install the X Windowing System, and as far as I know, Xterm cannot run without it, and Arch does not ...
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SSH Connect to Existing Gvim Window

From what I understand, gvim is an X-window application, so it's possible to start the application remotely and be connected to the window via SSH. Is it possible to connect to an existing gvim window ...
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Legacy X application on KDE4: Not raising windows to front

I run a curent Linux with a KDE4 desktop (OpenSuse 11.4). For my daily work I run a legacy X application from 1999. (No, the there is no way to update this closed source application.) Running in a ...
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How can I get XWin to start as a Windows service?

I'm running Cygwin on Windows XP. I want XWin to start as a Windows service. How can I configure this?
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How do I start X-window applications in a specific server?

I want to start a x-window application on a server named "server1". First I start X server, then on xterm I do: $ssh -Y server1 shell says: The authenticity of host 'server1 (10.11.93.232)' can't ...
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Ubuntu experience feels sluggish on modern hardware

I've installed Ubuntu on my home workstation (HP Z400 with ATI Radeon HD 5800). At the mercy of the prompt, I agreed to installing the ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver. One would think that ...
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What happens if a monitor's refresh rate is different to X's refresh rate?

I have a dual-screen system running on CentOS Linux using two industrial grade LCD touch screens. I currently have the following line set in my xorg.conf under the "Display" subsection of the Screen ...
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Can I somehow tell an X-program (xterm, xclipboard, firefox) where and at which dimensions it should start up?

Every morning I usually start working with Cygwin like this: First I start Xming. Then I open a cygwin text-console (the one which looks like a dos-box). Then I start two xterms, and from the xterms I ...
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Multiple GPUs in Linux - how to specify which GPU runs X windows

I have been running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 on a system with a GTX 480. Recently I added a 3GB GTX 580, as my CUDA application requires more memory than I have on the 480. Due to space issues in ...
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How to tunnel Linux X-Windows over the internet?

I'd like to display GUI apps running on one Linux box on another machine. I already do this with local machines, but how to do this over the internet? Update: I'm already using ssh to access the ...
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startx script commandline to start VirtualBox VM on separate X server

I am trying to start a VirtualBox VM on a separate X screen (in fullscreen) so I can switch between Linux and Windows XP by doing Ctrl + Alt + F<. I am basically trying to do something like this: ...
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How does “Drag and Drop” work in the X window system on Linux?

I'm an old-school dinosaur, and I'd like to understand how drag and drop works on the X window system under Linux. Is it build into the X protocol? Is it a function of the window manager? Do ...
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What happens if I were to hit CTRL-ALT-F7 without starting the x server?

At the moment all I see is the message INIT: Sending processes the TERM signal. What does this mean?
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Debugging xmodmap

I did something stupid. I was screwing around with xmodmap a few weeks back, and gave up what I was trying to do. I find out later that Shift-J no longer does anything (I can't type capital "J"). ...
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OSX remote X app

Right now at work I have an Ubuntu workstation and I'm considering switching over to OSX but I have one major concern. I run Eclipse on our Ubuntu development server using a remote X session: ...
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Set emacs to always run in background

In my bash terminal I have emacs set to run in XWindows. I prefer this to not freeze my terminal session so I run: emacs filename & Is there anyway to alias this? I have tried: ...