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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How can I run GUI emacs (using a shortcut) in a very light xmonad installation?

I am trying to launch Emacs through a keyboard shortcut on my Debian/xmonad system. Relevant lines from my xmonad.hs: ~$ cat .xmonad/xmonad.hs import XMonad ... main = xmonad =<< xmobar ...
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X Server unable to start under Linux 4.5 in Arch virtual box guest

I recently ran paceman -Syu to upgrade my system as usual but after installing the newest Linux kernel, the X Server could no longer start and produced this error in the log file AddScreen/ScreenInit ...
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How to start a shared X server for remote, non-forwarded use?

I am not sure I am asking the right question, so here's what I actually want to do: I have a server that has a screen connected to it and no other devices. It is running an SSH server. I would like ...
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SSH and remote X appication… not correct resolution..how to solve it?

I'm running through a SSH connection with -X option, a remote graphic application but when it's launched I can't see correctly the whole screen due to a bad resolution parameter... how can I change ...
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How do I display the same window on my laptop and on a projector without mirroring displays?

Here's the scenario I'm in: I want to have xournal open and fullscreen on a projector and use a pressure sensitive pen/tablet to write on it; at the same time, I want to see a copy of the xournal ...
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Secondary monitor off after sleep

I have two monitors connected to same onboard Intel graphic card. When I start my computer both screens are on and the display configuration is fine. But as soon as my computer goes to sleep, if I ...
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What is the function of the modifier keys in xmodmap?

When I run xmodmap, I get something like this shift shift_l (0x32), shift_r (0x3e) lock control control_l (0x25), control_l (0x42), control_r (0x69) mod1 alt_l (0x40), ...
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Faster SSH/x11 forwarding w/o installing software on the server

Does anybody know any way to accelerate X11 forwarding on SSH, except for using a faster cypher and compression, without installing any software on the server? In my case I do not have any permission ...
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Native X11 display not =:0.0

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 with Gnome Shell 3.16. Recently I noticed that my X11 is not running on :0.0 but on :1. I thought the native display -the monitor of my laptop- should always be :0.0. Has ...
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How to diasble Vsync on Ubuntu

I want to disable vertical sync because it lowers my screen refresh rate from 60 Hz to about 47 Hz so the middle of the screen flickers during animations (sometimes). Also i have installed Kodi and ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.03 -> .04 upgrade breaks Xorg

Does anyone know the solution to this problem? I upgrade Ubuntu 14.04.03 to 14.04.04 and it almost completely broke Xwindows. I've tried the tdm and gdm password managers, and they both launch Xorg ...
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Can I change the acceleration for my trackpoint on Linux/X11?

I have a Thinkpad t450s with the physical trackpoint buttons. It uses the synaptics driver and shows up like this in xinput(1): ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer ...
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How to install a pcf font so it's visible in xfontsel?

I have a pcf font file which i need to be visible in xfontsel. I tried moving it to my ~/.fonts/ directory and running fc-cache -f but when I restart X and run xfontsel, the font isn't visible in the ...
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setxkbmap doesn't use the right shortcuts

I have a problem using setxkbmap. I want to change my keyboard layout on pressing the right control and shift key. I've tried to setxkbmap -model pc105 -layout us,de -option grp:rctrl_rshift_toggle ...
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Linux Arch Xorg xf86EnableIOPorts failed

I recently installed Arch, as a desktop environment I chose Budgie desktop and I would like to run without any display manager. But sometimes I encounter an issue where when I log in and exec ...
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Menus showing up on wrong monitor with Fedora 23

Hardware: Dell XPS 15 9550 (4K touchscreen) with DisplayLink box Software: Fedora 23, displaylink driver 1.0.335, video driver xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.99.917-16.20150729 I have searched for similar ...
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xrandr not scaling as expected

I am trying to work out how to use xrandr transform (Ubuntu 14.04.4, ATI Radeon HD5450 graphics, open source driver). I have found the following: ... in other words, the device coordinates (x' y') of ...
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Netflix, etc. via AWS

So, not sure if this is the right place to ask, but hear me out... Suppose I have a relatively thin client machine (like a Raspberry Pi) and I want to run Netflix or one of the other streaming ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 login prompt missing after installing Minimal Gnome Core Desktop

My ubuntu 15.10 was working fine Then i installed "Minimal Gnome Core Desktop" sudo apt-get install xorg gnome-core gnome-system-tools gnome-app-install After rebooting now i get to a screenshot ...
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Debian unstable, dropped on console when closing laptop lid

Since months when I close laptop lid but am still connected to a monitor, the X server drop me to console. Have you any advice on how to debug ? Perhaps this part of X log could help ? 319 [ ...
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Does XOrg have a notion of system-wide default font?

How and where can I change the default system font? For now it appears to be DejaVu 11, which looks horrible on my laptop. I mean the font that is used in menus or labels. For example when I open ...
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Xorg 1.17.4: launched with startx — -seat seat1, but why doesn't loginctl show “seat1”?

I'm looking to add a separate X instance and a seat to a running system. $ startx -- :9 -novtswitch -sharevts -seat seat1 Things launch OK, but loginctl doesn't show the seat anywhere. $ [-] ...
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Configuring screens in Virtualbox

I have two monitors and have a Kubuntu 15.10 guest os installed on an Ubuntu host os via Virtualbox. When I first booted into the Kubuntu machine, I could see the login screen on both monitors and the ...
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Low level command to find supported screen resolution

I am trying to figure out what is wrong with a cheap VGA+USB KVM. It is supposed to support a max resolution of 1920 x 1080, however when I plug it (single PC connecter, the other usb/vga ports are ...
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Different line spacing depending on font encoding

Historically, I've been using Monotype Courier New as my XTerm font (it displays well both Cyrillic characters and box-drawing characters). When migrating from legacy KOI8-R to UTF-8 locale, I've ...
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X Windows System missing on VMware

I'm trying to install a CentOS-based system called GOautodial on VMware Workstation, and I have an error that shows during installation which is: "init: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 ...
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xbindkeys wont recognise keypress

I am using Fedora Gnome on a tablet hybrid. I've written a script which uses xrandr to rotate the screen and I'd like to bind it to one of laptop's useless side-panel buttons, currently the one which ...
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Kde custom resolution

Everything is just a tad too small on Kde plasma 5 on my 1080p laptop. Everything looks peefect when I force 1600x900 using xrandr but a logout removes this setting and kscreen does not give it as an ...
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Unreadable text characters on emacs and some other programs

I'm using VNC on a remote host with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.7. Whenever I run "emacs" I get this output: Warning: Cannot convert string ...
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Dynamic configuring multiple x-screens using RandR (xrandr) in Linux

I can use a external physical Dell monitor at work connecting it through VGA port to my ThinkPad laptop. I have Debian testing installed, along with KDE5.5 and i3wm. See detailed information below. ...
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Is it possible to get separate X11 screens in a multi-monitor VirtualBox Linux guest?

I have an application that is designed to use two separate X11 screens (:0.0 and :0.1) which I would like to run with a Redhat VirtualBox guest. I have set up the guest additions and vboxvideo in ...
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Use xvfb to automate X program

I sadly have to use this proprietary program that bundles a camera driver. I want to perform a specific action with it, which involves clicking a few buttons. And there is no CLI. So, what is the ...
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Nvidia GeForce Go 7300 + debian, kernel 4.3.0 (jessie-backports) + GDM3

Xorg seems to start ok, since I can play with the mouse pointer... But GDM3 doesn't show the login prompt like it should. I can't login! With kernel 3.16 from jessie Xorg wouldn't start unless I ...
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is it possible to filter the content of .xsession-errors?

Most users .xsession-errors file grows because gtk and other librarys give silly error messages. Is there a way to reduce silly error messages but have a usefull .xsession-errors file?
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How to properly install nouveau driver in debian jessie?

Debian, Jessie, GeForce Go 7300. I have a dual monitor setup to enhance the laptop small screen and my main screen (the exterior one, attached to the laptop via a vga cable - 1280x1024) uses only the ...
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running X on console

Fedora release 20 (Heisenbug) Linux 3.19.8-100.fc20.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue May 12 17:08:50 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I have downloaded a binary and ran it in the terminal. The binary is ...
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Xorg: no signal on external display

I'm having a problem accessing an external screen through the VGA connector on a ThinkPad T60 laptop. Xorg seems to detect the screen, because after connecting the screen to the VGA connector, I'm ...
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Need qemu to run headless on host, but still forward graphical output via x11

I have a headless host with qemu installed. I can ssh into the host, and forward x11 so I can view graphical output. However, when I try to run qemu, I get the following error: Could not initialize ...
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I can't log into my Mac Due to a repair issue in home folder

How can you log in as a different user if it won't let you log in at all due to an error opening the home folder protected by fire vault?
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Update font rendering software

I don't understand how all these softwares fit together to render font. There's x server, freetype, fontconfig, cairo. Or how I can update them and point the existing software to the new components. ...
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Which X Window system is installed on my server that would work with Xming

I would like to use Xming to connect a server and managed to get it to work. I am now trying to get it to connect to a different server but i am not sure which X Window system is installed. I tried it ...
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ssh X11 forwarding not working, Can't open display: localhost:11.0

This is a very strange error, I have enabled AllowX11Forwarding on the server side, and I can get a DISPLAY='localhost:11.0' after ssh into the server. However, whenever I need to do some X function, ...
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SSH-agent not loading when remotely accessing the machine

I have this user account that I have correctly configured to manage my keys to ssh to other instances. When I sit in front of the machine my configuration works as described in my ~/.ssh/config ...
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Using a shell script: How to get the icon name (or path) of an open window in X-based window manager?

I am able to get window ids and window titles using wmctrl, but so far I haven't been able to get the path to the icon used by the window. I've tried looking at xdg utilities, but the closest was ...
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Is it possible to “listen” but not capture/bind to a key in X?

Is it possible to "listen" to a key press even if it's being captured by another program? I don't want to "capture" it, just be able to execute another script without overriding the behaviour. ...
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How to find the “Identifier” value for an Xorg conf “Device” graphics card section?

Using X :2 -configure, I found out Xorg was using Card0 as the device name to configure the graphics driver: Section "Device" Identifier "Card0" Driver "radeon" Option .... ...
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Can .xsession-errors be cleared while KDE is running?

In general, I like the ability to see the log messages in .xsession-errors, and possibly attach them to automated bug reports. But sometimes this file contains sensitive data that I would like to ...
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xrandr doesn't see dual monitors [onboard Intel and PCI-E nVidia]

In an attempt to attach a second monitor to a computer, I've added an nVidia card to a system with onboard Intel graphics. On boot, the new monitor didn't get powered up at all. Creating an xorg.conf ...
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Run X window system with CONFIG_VT=n in linux

I have an Arm device that I installed Gnu/Linux on. Unfortunately the full source tree to linux with the patches required to make it work on is not available. There is a close version to the source ...
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Xubuntu 15 in VirtualBox, dual display

I'm using Xubuntu 15.10 in VirtualBox 5.0 on Windows 7 with dual display in "extended" mode. I have configured the VM with: Settings > Display > Screen Video memory: 128MB Monitor ...