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xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults cpp: too many input files

Question: Why doesn't this work? Note: # cat ~/.Xdefaults XTerm*background: black XTerm*foreground: white XTerm*highlightColor: red XTerm*highlightSelection: true # xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults ...
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How do I dock a pidgin window in X?

Using the Windows Pidgin Options plugin, I can make the buddy list be dockable. If I dock it, other windows avoid it when maximising themselves. How do I do the same thing in X?
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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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Extend Linux Desktop to another X Windows Display

I am a long time Linux user of the Xinerama and other technologies for extending a desktop to multiple monitors. However when I travel with my laptop I miss the multi-monitor support I enjoy at home. ...
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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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ssh X11 forwarding issue

I have put ForwardX11 in my ~/.ssh/config and then I start a X11 application like this: ssh -f user@host 'someapp; sleep 1' This works fine. The application someapp has a button which opens a ...
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Get Matrox Millenium video card working in Ubuntu 9.10

I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 on an old PC and it is mostly working, except for some heavy drawing defects that show up whenever I start dragging a window or scrolling inside a window or menu. It looks ...
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How can I merge the gnome clipboard and the X selection?

I'm constantly frustrated by the two separate clipboards in X/Gnome. I'm constantly doing things like control-C to copy, and then middle-click to paste, and getting the wrong data. Or select ...
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Ubuntu/gnome small “Unknown” display box on the top left of my screen

I can't get rid of this box. It's very small and it says "Unknown" in it. It shows up whenever Pingus (a game) crashes from fullscreen, and I have to resize my display manually. Everything seems to ...
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keyboard mappings are totally screwed after updating to kde4

I recently upgraded from KDE 3.5 to KDE 4, and I have been having weird issues with my keyboard. In one of the virtual consoles e.g. when I press ctrl + alt 1 , I can type perfectly, but in KDE, ...
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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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xfree86: configuration of the sound mixer

I am running Ubuntu 9.04 and I use a Logitech MX-5000 keyboard. The mediakeys on this keyboard where setup (auto-magically) with xfree86 (XF86VolumeUp, X86VolumeDown etc.). Now, I have changed from ...
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On Ubuntu 9.10, where is the xorg.conf file in Karmic Koala?

I am trying to change this xorg.conf file that I used to modify under Ubuntu 9.04, so it can have the higher resolutions of my monitor. Under 9.04, the monitor was unknown, and I had to key in all ...
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X forwarding over SSH from Mac to a Linux box

I need run Mac applications on a remote Mac machine and display it on a local Linux machine's X server (a lot of articles on the Internet seem to be detailing how would you do it the opposite way). $ ...
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What is the difference between using the 'X -config' command and the 'startx' command

I get very different results when using X -config /etc/X11/xorg.conf than just plain startx Namely, that the 1st command just gives me a black screen, while startx actually shows some X ...
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Map thumb buttons to middle click in linux

I've got a mouse with a thumb button that xev shows as button 9. I'd like to map it to be the same as a middle click (which, according to xev, is button 6). How do I do it? I'm using Ubuntu Jaunty. ...
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How can I make the X Windows bell use the default audio device?

The X window system provides the command xset b on to turn on the 'bell' that rings when Ctl-G is sent to an xterm, for example. Unfortunately, the default seems to be to try to play the bell on ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu to 9.04 breaks ATI video card driver, VESA and ati/radeon drivers

I upgraded my Ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04, and it not only broke the ATI proprietary fglrx driver, but also the ability to use the VESA or open-source ati or radeon drivers. I have an ATI RV610 which is an ...