X.Org Server (commonly abbreviated to Xorg Server, XServer or just Xorg) refers to the X server release packages stewarded by the X.Org Foundation, which is hosted by freedesktop.org, and grants public access to the standard X Window releases for the efforts of the free and open source software ...

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Faster alternative to X11 forwarding

I recently set up X11 forwarding via PuTTY and I loved that it just redirected any X11 application (simply when started in PuTTY) and worked seamlessly without a desktop. However, even though im ...
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Firefox on X11 — Can I use the multitouch gestures with a touchscreen?

Firefox has support for some multitouch gestures on desktop (pinch and swipe at least) -- is there any way to get them working with a touchscreen right now, or will they only work with a touchpad?
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Generic X11 gestures for multitouch touch screen?

With multitouch touchpads, we can configure X11 to do simple gestures, such as scrolling with two fingers -- is there anything similar that can be done with a touchscreen so that I can scroll in all ...
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I have a Canon model LBP6230dn. I would like to know how many pages I have printed using this printer.

I have a Canon model LBP6230dn. I would like to know how many pages I have printed using this printer. I'm using Windows 7. I have connected to this printer through network
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How do I fix “Oh no! Something has gone wrong.” (gdm3 fails to start)

The machine was running Debian wheezy and was recently upgraded to Jessie. Everything has worked fine for some time. However, after a reboot today the desktop won't load. /var/log/messages shows ...
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Unix Networked Display

I'm setting up a space for a group at school where we can do meetings and presentations. We have a few large displays that I would like to be easily usable over the network. We already have a server ...
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SSH to access remote screen without X

I need to access a remote computer (which is attached to a screen), using SSH - the problem is that the programs I start via SSH need to be shown on the remote screen (tail, htop, slurm, ...) The ...
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Linux graphical GUI freezes

Ok so I got this annoying problem that happens every so often where the entire screen freezes up, becomes a static image, can't do anything on it until I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to switch to console CLI ...
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Linux Mint shows blackscreen with cursor after logging in

I use LinuxMint 13 with Cinnamon desktop. I have configured it to lock and ask for the password every time I close and open the laptop. It all began when the computer was locked but the password ...
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X11 forwarding over two hops using socat

I have following topology: PC1 <----> (PUBLIC-IP) dom0 (192.168.1.254) <----> (192.168.1.55) domU I want to start GUI application on domU and display it on PC1. For this purpose ...
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Can not connect to Kubuntu GUI via remote desktop

I do not know what happened but I can not start my Kubuntu GUI via remote desktop. When I connect to machine I see terminal. I tried to do sudo startx and I've got following output: What else do I ...
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Getting 4K@60Hz via ATI R9 290 display-port on Panasonic TC65-AX-800U

Hi I have an AMD R9 290 card, under linux, with the proprietary Catalyst 14.50.2 driver; the AMD Card only Has HDMI-1.x which can't do 4K@60Hz, but it does have display port which is capable of ...
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How to upgrade xrandr in ubuntu 14.04?

While trying to change resolution in VNC using: xrandr --fb 1440x900 I get the following error: xrandr: Server RandR version before 1.2 trying to "apt-get" it, the result suggests to install ...
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How can I set up default xorg mirrored displays for new users?

I'm trying to provision pairing-station workstations. These workstations have LDAP and allow all users to login and have an account. The issue I'm having is that the pairing station has 2 monitors and ...
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Can't reconfigure Xorg

I made a common mistake of not reading the whole manual and installing Nvidia drivers. Now Xorg won't even start. I read that reconfiguring Xorg fixes that but it's not working for me. My system: ...
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Window manager e17 starts at different resolution

I have installed Bodhi 2.4 on an old system. After the installation the resolution was automatically set to 800x600. I used xrandr -s 1024x768 to change the resolution. But now the window manager ...
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Forwarding high quality graphics from matlab via ssh

I am connecting to a local server that runs MATLAB (version 2015a) via ssh with the X forwarding option (ssh -X). However when I start MATLAB I get this warning: libGL error: failed to open drm ...
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Why does x11vnc ( via SSH tunnel ) ask for password on port 5900, but not others?

server == x11vnc viewer == RealVNC ( Windows build ), plus others I'm using SSH to provide a secure tunnel for my VNC activity; consequently, I don't want a password for the VNC server itself, which ...
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Can't change resolution to 1680x1050

I am installing Elementary OS (I had the same issue with plain Ubuntu and Fedora, Mint and some other distros) on a Sony VAIO VGC-JS1E/S and everything works perfectly OK except I cannot change the ...
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how to disable screensaver at login screen in RHEL 7

I am using gnome v3.8.4 for login screen in RHEL 7. I have tried setting false for following dconf settings(gsettings) [org/gnome/desktop/session] idle-delay=0 [org/gnome/desktop/screensaver] ...
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GNU Screen equivalent for X11 aplications [duplicate]

What is the X11 equivalent of GNU Screen for X11 applications? I know there is VNC, possibly RDP and other candidates, but last week when tuning up my VNC config I've stumbled upon a project, that was ...
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Xdmx: Fatal server error, could not open default font 'fixed'

I followed this video to use another laptop as a second monitor/screen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOzRCBGDVaE the basic idea is: if I have two laptops with linux: my main laptop and the second ...
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Change screen resolution without monitor under Linux?

I got a GUI program which will be executed along the OS (CentOS 6.6) boots. The resolution configuration is programmed in the init part of the GUI program, my solution right now is get the resolution ...
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Run wine totally headless

I want to run wine headless and avoid the error message: Make sure that your X server is running and that $DISPLAY is set correctly. Is there a way or do i have to route/forward it to some output? ...
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Linux: Keyboard not reacting for some time after start of gdm or lightdm

I've been using Arch Linux for about 2 years now - and ran into a strange problem lately: After booting up my machine (Lenovo x220i), ending with either gdm or lightdm as the login manager, I am not ...
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How to set default window properties with mutter window manager?

I know I can change the properties of a window with xprop but I want to change the default properties
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Set up multi-head environnement on FreeBSD running X.org

My goal is to set up a multi-head environnement: I need to have an extended desktop available on both screens with the ability to drag and drop windows from one screen to another. The left screen is ...
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Run xeyes in Docker over Boot2Docker on OS X

I seem to have a thing for yak shaving. I have XQuartz 2.7.7 (xorg-server 1.15.2) running on my Mac with Yosemite. I can run xeyes locally. I have a Docker image with xeyes installed. I build it with ...
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How to extend your monitor to a new X display

The setup is the following: My university provides monitors for groupwork that allow sharing your desktop via x11vnc -connect <address_of_the_monitor>. However, the desktop is then displayed ...
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Seemingly random Xorg freeze

Since I installed Linux Mint 17 with XFCE I've been experiencing what I believe is a bug. Sometimes it will hang, at rabdom moments, regardless what I'm doing. The time between hangs can be hours and ...
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Unable to open display to specific user in Red Hat 6.4

I am trying to install Oracle database 11g in my Red Hat 6.4 and the installer aborts with a warning followed by an error message: Warning ">>> Could not execute auto check for display ...
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Turn Key Repeat Off for All Keyboards

I'm trying to configure X to disable key repeat on all keyboard devices, globally. I've tried adding 'xset r off' statements in various places, without success. I'm currently trying to add InputClass ...
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Ubuntu Multi-monitor window placement issues

I have had this really annoying problem with Ubuntu 14.10 causing windows to open on the wrong monitor. This can happen when opening programs but it is more noticeable when opening a window of a ...
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xorg: New Monitor, Mouse Cursor too big

I bought a new Monitor today, and when I connected it, the mouse cursor becomes bigger (about 1.5 times the size) when I hover over any GUI window. When I move it over the Xorg background, it reverts ...
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X11/Linux: Minecraft hid the mouse cursor — how do I get it back?

Minecraft hides the X11 cursor during normal gameplay, as moving the mouse changes the view of the camera, like in most first-person games. During gameplay, pressing e is supposed to open up the ...
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How do I PROPERLY map a keyboard key to a mouse button?

Question summary: I want one of my mouse buttons to be registered as the left Windows button (Super_L) by X11. In my window manager, I can move windows around by holding the "left Windows button" ...
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Xmodmap ignored in Firefox, revisited

Related posts, but no solution: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20386403/xmonad-xmodmap-changed-tab-to-alt-gr-but-it-doesnt-work-on-firefox-or-thunderbi Iso_level3_shift key not working in Firefox ...
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Ubuntu resolution not detected correctly

I recently installed Ubuntu on a dual boot with Windows, and I'm struggling to make Ubuntu detect correctly my resolution. I have a 1920x1080 screen, but when I run xrandr, I get this Screen 0: ...
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Is there a way to make an SSH session act like a local terminal session?

Some of the commands I run want to be run from the X11 display. Examples: I have to specify the display to run anything with xset. I can’t run vbetool remotely (no display switch). Starting any ...
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Need a example for replace key with setxkbmap

I wrote a xkb file like this, wanna replace F3 with a xkb_symbols "pc" { name[group1]="English (US)"; key <FK03> { type= "CTRL+ALT", symbols[Group1]= [ a, F3, F3, F3, ...
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Faster scroll speed for vncviewer when in full screen

I've started x11vnc on a machine with two screen and am using vncviewer from a single screen machine to connect to it. That is, the local window is smaller than the remote screen. In fullscreen mode ...
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xmodmap setting reverted once every few minute for usb keyboard

I have an xmodmap setting that convert CapsLock to control on my laptop, when I am using a usb keyboard, the CapsLock key changes back to its default meaning every once in a few minutes so I need to ...
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Give mouse/keyboard/terminal/ctrl-c priority and stop programs from freezing my linux system

Yes this is a broad question but I would argue quite a valid one. Sometimes programs and scripts take too long or use too much memory and really start to slow my system down. Fine. Sometimes the ...
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What should my $DISPLAY variable be and why is it not set?

I am using Max OSX 10.10.2 Yosemite and SSHing into a remote machine but cannot get X11 forwarding to work. When I ssh -X RemoteMachine, I get : $echo "$DISPLAY" to return nothing. Indeed, when I ...
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Trackpoint middle-click and middle-click scrolling in Linux

EDIT: TL;DR version (kinda): On a mouse with three buttons, is it possible to disable the actual middle button while still having middle button emulation in xorg? Full version: I bought a Lenovo ...
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How to keep a new Firefox window (created in Linux FF with a mouse command) from stealing input focus?

I'm having trouble with new Linux Firefox windows (not tabs) stealing input focus. Basically: Put your Firefox window somewhere other than where new windows tend to open. In Firefox, press ...
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Bash variable READLINE_LINE always empty

I was looking for a way to share clipboard between bash and X, but the variable $READLINE_LINE and $READLINE_POINT is always empty. Does anyone know the reason? Bash version is 4.3.30. See the post ...
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X11 not starting correctly

I'm using the i3 window manager on Centos 6.5, with no GDM. I can boot fine, log in via the console, all works fine. When I do startx to load my .xinitrc file and start i3, it appears to start X, but ...
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X11 Forwarding over ssh - Could not find ':' in DISPLAY: 1

I'm trying to connect from my mac (Xquartz installed) to a ubuntu server. I use the -Y option with ssh. When I ssh to the server and run any graphical application for example xclock, I get the ...
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Linux drivers for Richland Radeon HD 8550G graphics?

I am attempting to configure the graphics drivers in Debian for my HP Envy 15z-j100 laptop, which has a Richland [Radeon HD 8550G] graphics card. The graphics work with the default installation, but ...