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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DisplayLink not detected by Xrandr

I'm trying to set up an HP DisplayLink USB video adapter on Debian 6 to work aside the notebook's integrated Intel i915 video card. I use a vanilla 3.11.1 kernel in which the options for VGA ...
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Import Image from X11 Screen dosent work in linux

A long story in short, trying to automate an ISO setup/installation process In server(SLES11 SP2) running the installation scripts and virtualbox also installed in the same server. using rdesktop to ...
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debian Xorg keymap refuses to use left alt as level 3 modifier, and resets layout on startx

so, I have a base debian install and installed Xorg and awesome on it. I've been trying to get my keyboard (macbook 2,1) to work properly for a couple of days now. Initially, I had used ...
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Launching Cygwin/X with no xterm

Recently I wanted to add install new Cygwin package. Cygwin Setup wanted to update every available package, and I let it do so. Now, the XWin Server shortcut fails to launch anything. It took a lot ...
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How to change the binding of the 2nd backslash key next to 'Z' on international keyboards

I want to properly setup my international keyboard in xorg-server (which using xkb). My physical keyboard has the same [backslash]/[pipe] key in two places, one to the right of [Enter], and another ...
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Fatal server error: Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault)

Fresh i386 FreeBSD install on my old PC. After entering startx to run Lumina for FreeBSD. I get a fatal error. See the log below. Please be gentle haha, I'm new to FreeBSD since yesterday. Thanks ...
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Arch linux: set keyboard layout to PL

I'm unsuccessfully trying to force my Arch to set pl layout on X start. I've googled for solutions, and I found couple of tutorials/tips but none of them works. My current, keyboard related ...
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Why does copy and paste often fails with firefox on xfce?

I noticed that the classic X way of doing copy and paste with the mouse quite often do not work in firefox. In all other applications it still works as it should, I mark text, and paste it with the ...
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Trouble assigning different layouts to multiple simultaneous input devices in Linux

I have a Linux machine on which I frequently switch between a standard, wireless Logitech keyboard with built-in trackpad, and an "air mouse" with built-in mini keyboard. The keyboard has a Swedish ...
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xrandr output resolution not correct

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04LTS on a pc with a hdmi and a vga connection, with integrated Intel Graphics (i3 processor). I want to connect this pc to one TV (as information-dashboard). The HDMI works ...
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Xorg on Asus Zenbook Prime

I have a Asus Zenbook UX32L that i want to install Gentoo on. I have got the base system working but i can't get Xorg to work. The laptop have a hybrid GPU or something like that. When i try to start ...
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Creating a virtual root window in linux

Does anyone know how I could create a [virtual] root window with bash? This is used for writing screensavers, and other full-screen applications.
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Permissions messed up on X server

I followed the tutorial at http://fabiorehm.com/blog/2014/09/11/running-gui-apps-with-docker/ and was able to successfully run Firefox. However, after restarting, I can't start X for my user, from the ...
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Xquartz stopped working on Maverics. Cannot install a valid X11 forwarding

I'm having trouble with XQuartz on Mavericks. After I went to apple genius support to change my battery (in which the genius guy forced power off when I had an X11 connection opened), I am having the ...
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Font changed to Fraktur after installing LightDM

I just installed LightDM in front of FluxBox on my Arch machine. After rebooting, the login status bar and FluxBox menus showed up in a Fraktur font, which is tough on the eyes to say the least. The ...
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Trying to replace fonts in an Xview application

I am using a really old piece of software on my Linux Mint machine. The arrangement of buttons inside the application is messed up because (1) the font size is too large, and (2) likely, the spacing ...
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how to start a second XServer session?

I want to run xmnoad in another TTY. For this purporse, I type startx /usr/bin/xmonad -- :6 vt6 I simply get a black screen. I thought maybe I dont know how to use xmonad. So I did the same with ...
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I have to “startx” manually after ubuntu upgrade

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and now it always boots into a black screen. I did apt-get purge "nvidia*" and reinstalled the kernel and since then as a workaround I can log into another VT and type ...
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Linux / X11 - Force older games to use main monitor

I'm running a dual-screen setup on my main PC, with a 28" monitor connected via DisplayPort and an old 19" screen connected via DVI. Unfortunately, a lot of older games seem to insist on trying to run ...
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How to unbind global hotkey in X11 (X Window System / xorg)?

I have an application (quicktile) that uses Xlib to install a global hotkey via key grabbing (XGrabKey). However some keys are already bound by some other application: WARNING: Failed to bind key. ...
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How do I launch a gui app from a script called in cron in Linux?

I understand that cron doesn't like launching apps that have a gui. I am trying to google around this, and I found that it is possible, but I need to tell cron which display to launch it in. Well, I ...
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I am experiencing strange font problems with urxvt in Xwin

It appears that characters are shifted over one pixel to the left. I am experiencing this problem in multiple fonts. I have previously not experienced this problem. Here is a picture of the behavior ...
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Can't display characters on x application over ssh to minimalistic server

I got the following problem: I want to set up an ArchLinux server only with the packages really needed. That means no X on this System, but as I'd like to administrate this machine comfortably over ...
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Monitoring xinput keycodes in bash

So basically, what I'm trying to do is use the xinput command to watch for keyboard input in the background for a bash script to toggle things. I would like to ideally monitor multiple different ...
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How to permanently include your own XKB config without root?

If I want to load a specific XKB config as user, which is the way to do it? My configuration is based on some files coming with X11, but some symbols (i.e. some lines of config) I have to include ...
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unable to load X after installing NVIDIA in debian

I just installed my NVIDIA graphics card driver using this manual, but after installation my X does not load. I login using terminal and remove the xorg.config and access the safe mode. Is there any ...
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How to set up an X server to accept connections from my main computer

I have computer 1 and computer 2. Computer 1 has KVM (keyboard video mouse), and computer 2 just has video. I want to use computer 2 as a remote display for computer 1, and nothing more. Using ssh -x ...
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In Fedora 20, $DISPLAY is unset after a kernel update. How can I permanently fix this

I recently updated the kernel (a rebuild that came through the usual update channels, nothing unusual done by me). I think the problem started here, but it might have been a coincidence. After this ...
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Complex XkbLayout in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

In older Xorg's I used to write my keyboard layout configuration just right into /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and this worked nicely. Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver ...
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Detect window's fullscreen status on Linux?

So basically, I'm trying to write a watchdog script, that checks window titles against a list stored in a file. If the window is fullscreen, the script should do nothing and move on. If the window is ...
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Sudden sluggish performance of ubuntu system

since 3 days a very important system at my workplace started a most peculiar behavior. There is no internet connection on that PC and no updates have been made. When I started the PC 3 days ago after ...
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Cannot change vncserver default geometry

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (I think it's desktop...) and running vncserver to connect to it remotely. I can successfully set the resolution if I use the -geometry flag when starting the server, but I ...
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Enable KMS after logging in

Is there some way to enable KMS after booting. My linux box is set up to log into a console, with X having to be started manually if required. I do not want to enable KMS on booting, as it causes ...
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.rc startup file for Ubuntu 14.04 (~.xinitrc fails)

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to make some commands run automatically after login in Ubuntu. Before I used Ubuntu 12.04 and here I had a ~/.xinitrc file that was sourced ...
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OpenSuse 13.1 PPC64 Port - Slow boot with error messages, and low color-depth

I have a PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0 GHz, i have installed the PPC64 port of OpenSuse 13.1 on it, and i am experiencing a few problems. I guess thats the price of running a unsupported port/distribution. ...
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How can I make bash cut and paste to the X selection?

In bash under an xterm, how can I get Ctrl-k / Ctrl-y to cut and paste to the X selection?
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Linux startup scripts

Background: I am running an Arch Linux build on my laptop. The system has been sitting there for three years. I've re-installed a couple of times, and I carried over the old dot files in my home ...
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How to configure Xdmx to create one big screen on multiple X servers

I want to create one big screen on multiple X servers (multiple machines). I read in manual that xinerama should be enabled so I enable it. I can move cursor and windows between machines but I can not ...
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Show existing X screen in X window on the other X screen

I'm using linux machine with 3 monitors as separate X screens. One for desktop/control and 2 for full-screen video playback. Playback monitors can't be seen so I need the playback screens "previews" ...
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How to start gnome 3 not fallback mode in Debian wheezy

I installed Debian 7 in the Dell Optplex 9020 Desktop with only one Monitor. But just cannot start gnome 3 instead in fallback mode (like gnome 2.5). I have installed the firmware-linux-nonfree ...
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LightDM mysteriously changing monitor layout

Update: The issue seems to stem from LightDM. If I start my session from a TTY using startx, screens are laid out according to xorg.conf. But if I do sudo start lightdm, screens become linear even ...
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x2x keeps pointer in second screen

I am trying to get this displaylink device going, and in the process, one of the things I am trying, is to get x2x working properly. I have my X server running fine on the displaylink device with $ X ...
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Save screen brightness between reboots

I'm running a fresh installation of Trisquel Mini 6.0.1, using LXDE for my graphical environment. Being a bit new to LXDE, I quickly found out that it does not ship with a brightness setting manager. ...
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Xkb keycodes to print 2 characters on one key

I'm composing xkb layout for javanese language. I need to create a key code which can print two unicode characters at once. How to make it possible? For example I want Shift+S to print 2 chars: ...
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why rebinding a key impacts other keys?

I wanted to modify the key A on my AZERTY keyboard. It works using xmodmap: xmodmap -e "keysym a = a A aogonek Aogonek" xmodmap -e "keycode 108 = Mode_switch" Now Alt-Gr-a does issue an aogonek. ...
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Touchscreen crashes Xorg config

I have a chroot Linux install running on an Android device and have xorg running on the devices screen which works well, however I am trying to get the touch screen to work, below is my current setup ...
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How focus is managed in X Window System with XI2

I wonder how focus works in XI2 extension with multiple input devices (MPX). Actually I can not even find any documentation about focus which explains it. I use Openbox 3.5.0 Window Manager and it ...
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Does Xming X11 forwarding support when putty logon to the 1st host to get to the 2nd host to run UI app?

Can not ssh straight to the 2nd host, I have to ssh to the 1st host then to the 2nd host to execute a UI and I'm running putty from a windows desktop.
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Changing screen resolution in Chrome Remote Dekstop for Ubuntu Server

I have setup Chrome Remote Desktop in my ubuntu server using a vnc connection and set the resolution as 1366x 768 however when i connect using chrome remote desktop the screen size is different ...
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Installing TexLive on headless Debian Wheezy machine

I want to install TexLive on a headless machine running Debian Wheezy (X11 is not installed). However, when I run apt-get it wants to pull in X11 packages. As I access the machine via SSH, and would ...