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Sharing an X Display between multiple users?

If I have regular user one signed in to an X session through a display manager, is there anyway for regular user two to open a window of their own on the same display?
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Multiple displays showing Linux

Ok, so i have been trying to work around installing AMD catalyst on my kali linux computer for a while now (in order to run oclhashcat). I have successfully done it and wrote a few patches for it that ...
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139 views

CDM display not working for users, but works as root

If I run CDM (Console Display Manager) as root, it works fine. If I run it as any other user, CDM loads, requests a choice for WM, and then exits. There is no readable output to stdout or stderr. How ...
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Nvidia card + X11 detects wrong screen SIZE (not res)

Edit: Upon further experimentation - it seems like the HDMI works perfectly going out to my Asus 21" monitor. I think there is just a problem with it detecting my LGTV as a monitor. I am trying to ...
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X on one monitor, a bare, tty terminal on another? (linux)

The graphics card on my computer has inputs for (at least) two separate monitors. I have one monitor that is high resolution, and I like using it for X (anything graphical). My other monitor, however, ...
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How do I change the maximum resolution of my computer Ubuntu 12.10

I am trying to enable three monitors for my setup. My card is a Raedon 5700 HD series. When I try to extend my display to any additional monitors, I get the following error: required virtual size ...
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Linux fails to set the correct resolution for my monitor which causing a black screen saying “Out of range”

In my monitor it says "Out of Range" black screen. Where i need to set the VGA output resolution to 1024x768 having 60hz or 70hz. Here is the following lines i have tried but it fails. $ cvt ...
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Determine display or VNC session based on PID

I frequently VNC into a server where we run many concurrent computationally intensive matlab processes. Sometimes, one of my processes misbehave, which I can see from top, but I have a hard time ...
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1answer
42 views

Command line tool to adjust X server settings while running

Is there a command line tool that allows you to adjust the settings for a running X session? For example, the equivalent for pulseaudio would be the pacmd command line utility which allows you to ...
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1answer
294 views

Is the X Server refresh rate same as the monitor refresh rate?

Is the refresh rate that we set using monitor properties ( in say ubuntu) the actual number of times X will refresh the screen in 1 second ? Or is it just some configuration of the hardware and has ...
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1answer
930 views

Linux: Is there a way to have multiple X displays with the Intel driver?

I have two monitors connected to an intel chipset (Sandybridge Desktop GT1) on VGA and DVI. With this xorg.conf, everything works great: Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver ...
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Faking monitor EDID information

My monitor is sort of finicky. Sometimes I run a program that cycles through resolutions and the monitor will refuse to give its EDID information for a few days: (/var/log/Xorg.0.log) [ 239.653] ...
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SSH: launch GUI programs on remote screen, not X display

The problem Most people want to connect to a server over ssh with the "-X" option in order to run GUI programs on the remote host using the display of the client. I would like to run GUI programs on ...
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How do I fix a “cannot open display” error when opening an X program after ssh'ing with X11 forwarding enabled?

After launching the X11 app (XQuartz 2.3.6, xorg-server 1.4.2-apple56) on my Mac (OS X 10.6.8), opening an terminal in X11 and running xhost +, I then ssh -Y to my Ubuntu 10.04 VM (running on VMware ...
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problem trying to configure xorg in debian arm system

I'm trying to get the display working with xorg an a LOGIC PD TI AM35X SOM-M2 system running debian through a NFS boot setup. The LCD touchscreen display that I have hooked up comes up as /deb/fb0. ...
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Unexplained red dots in screenshot

I've been having the weirdest problem with some aspect of my operating system: This is a screenshot of Google Chrome 11.0.696.57 running in Linux 2.6.37.6 with Xorg server 1.9.5 with the FGLRX ...
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Linux: Automatically switch to external monitor (VGA)

I've got an eeePC with a really tiny monitor, so whenever I go (home, faculty, parent's home, friend's home, ...) I attach it to any external monitor I can find. If it matters my system is like this: ...
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1answer
463 views

Determine $DISPLAY socket name on OS X 10.6?

I'm looking to do something that's a little odd. I'm SSH'ing from a server to a Snow Leopard client to start an X11 data display process. In other words, SSH's X11 forwarding isn't what I want. I can ...
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Ubuntu: No screens found - What's wrong with this xorg?

due to problems with flickering und rough edges on windows, even without nvidia drivers, I try to rebuild the whole xorg by hand. I ran X -configure and got a standard xorg.conf I have to edit. I set ...
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DISPLAY set incorrectly

I find when I log in that the DISPLAY variable is set incorrectly as: /tmp/launch-qGGKPH/org.macports:0 (or similarly named temp file) This may be related to the way I installed and then uninstall ...
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2answers
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Two 24" displayed vertically in Ubuntu

I just got two 24 inch monitors, and want them to display vertically side by side, where the screens are placed horizontally relative to each other, but the screens are rotated vertically. I got one ...
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2answers
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External monitor image not centered in the screen

I'm using Xorg 7.5 on a Radeon HD4870 with the FOSS radeonhd server on my HP 6830s. The laptop has a VGA connector and I attach it to a 37" panasonic plasma TV. It works fine except for a little ...
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Triple monitor setup in linux

I'm hoping there are some xorg gurus out there. I'm trying to get a three monitor setup working in linux. I have 2 lcd monitors and a tv, all different resolutions. I'm using 2 video cards; a ...
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1answer
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Using 1920x1200 mode on SyncMaster T260HD in Linux

I just got a Samsung SyncMaster T260HD monitor. It works straight out of the box with Windows but I can't seem to get it to work with Linux, which is my primary OS for day to day work. The computer ...
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2answers
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Kubuntu Monitor Out of Range

My X server seems to be faulty, but I don't know why. I had some problems last week with a new motherboard, but they seemed to be resolved. Today, I updated Kubuntu and restarted, but my Viewsonic ...
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Setting VESA display mode > 800x600 in Ubuntu 9.04

Question With the "vesa" driver selected, how do I choose a video mode higher than 800x600 (like 1024x768 or 1280x1024) on Ubuntu 9.04? Some source say that monitors.xml is used instead. Subquestion ...