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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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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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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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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Unable to start my linux (cent OS ) machine in run level 5

Suddenly my machine not working under run level 5 and it seems to be problem with xserver and it is saying that "in last 90 seconds xserver restarted 6 times and unable to start" and then just giving ...
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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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Multiple monitors under X: eliminating gaps due to different monitor heights

I am using nvidia-settings to configure multiple monitors . The monitors' native resolutions are different, so this generates 'gaps' where the items are drawn on the virtual screen but not on any of ...
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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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Linux - Xinerama + Compositing or Twinview + Rotation?

Running Linux Mint 9 (gnome) | Geforce 460gtx Left 1920x1080 (23" asus) | Right 2048x1052 (23" samsung) I'd like to rotate my right hand monitor to portrait mode for coding (1052x2048) while leaving ...
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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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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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How do you move windows around in Xming (or generally in X-Windows)?

I'm using Molden, a molecular modeling program in the Xming X-Windows server, and when I set it up to put it's myriad subwindows into a single frame, I seem to lose the ability to move them around and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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EloTouch touchscreen suspends correctly but does not come out of standby on Ubuntu 10.04

I am using an EloTouch touchscreen on a minimal Ubuntu 10.04 installation. I have a bare Xserver running without any desktop environment, just an xterm. The touchscreen is working great, but there is ...
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Can't “ctrl + alt + 'key'” in programs using VCXSRV and X11 forwarding on windows 7

I'm using windows 7. Through MobaXterm I opened a window of eclipse (I enabled X11 forwarding and vcxsrv is installed). For some reason I can't click on "ctrl + alt + 'key'". I couldn't see if there ...
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How to control Winswitch on Windows from command line

We are trying to wrap our own application around Winswitch application. It is a UI for Xpra app that allows remote access to particualr application on Linux. Question: is there a way to, for ...
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Why is X using only two of my monitors?

I have a desktop machine with Intel QM77MK motherboard and NVidia Quadro 600 PCIe card. The motherboard has DisplayPort, DVI-I and DVI-D connections, while the Quadro has DVI and DisplayPort. I've ...
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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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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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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 ...