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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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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Record and play back keystrokes in X11 applications [closed]

I need to automate some X11 applications so they perform certain tasks exactly the same way multiple times. The applications are entirely keyboard-driven, so I am looking for a method for recording ...
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Get the desktop/viewport of a window in enlightenment?

Okay, so, given a XID of a window I need to get its desktop or viewport as well as the currently active one. Enlightenment does not seem to properly respond to wmctrl which leads to: ***@note:~ > ...
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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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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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Multiple Graphics Cards on Fedora 15 (Gnome 3)

I have the (delightful) misfortune of having 3 graphics cards. They are XFX Radeon 5750s. Each drives 2 monitors via dvi. I am having a really hard time getting these running on fedora 15 (gnome 3). ...
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How to get rid of unwanted Linux X start-up glitch

We have a system where we have a "splash" screen (managed via Plymouth) and an application which is started when X is starting. However between the two (that is, after the screen of Plymouth goes ...
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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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Using both Ctrl+Alt to replace AltGr 3rd level function on xorg

On Windows, Ctrl-Alt is mapped to Alt Gr, but not so on Linux. Using Alt Gr for 3rd level keys is wrist-killer nr. 1! I'm unable to find a workaround that doesn't remove other functionality I use ...
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X11 forwarding from Amazon EC2 AMI

local$> echo $DISPLAY :0.0 local$> ssh -X -i PEMFILE ec2-user@AMAZONEC2_AMI [ec2-user@REMOTE_AMI ~]$ echo $DISPLAY [ec2-user@REMOTE_AMI ~]$ sudo grep X11 /etc/ssh/sshd_config ...
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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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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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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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Trying to run Konsole from XMing (Windows) fails

Connecting from XMing latest running on a Windows 7 laptop to an Ubuntu 14.04 server running KDE. I get the following error: cpatti@hab: ~ $ konsole ...
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How to duplicate one virtual desktop to second monitor?

I use 2 virtual desktops, sometimes I need to show my broswer to another people, periodically for a short time. I have 2 monitors, one a can rotate 180 degrees, but I can't see on it anymore. So i ...
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LightDM accepts password once, and never again

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. Fresh install, although I'm pretty sure I'm going to need to reinstall after this problem is resolved. When I first start Ubuntu, I get the LightDM login screen. That ...
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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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Debian wheezy Xorg configuration fails, Debian don't boot

I have installed Debian Wheezy today. when i boot Debian wheezy when splash logo about to open, the screen blanks and system hangs, but Debian stable was booted without errors, but I changed init ...
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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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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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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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Moving from windows to linux : Understanding - X Window System, X Server, Xorg, Xfree86

I'm a windows developer(Win32api) moving from Windows to Linux. While installing linux there are lot of things to know about X11, X Window System, X Server, Xorg, Xfree86 and what not. How come we ...
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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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How can I apply a color correction LUT to an arbitrary X window on Linux?

Here is an explanation of what I mean by LUT: http://www.lightillusion.com/luts.html I'd be interested in ways to apply any of the three varieties of LUT described there: a LUT defined by a simple ...
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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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Disabling mouse acceleration in X.Org (Linux)

This is the Linux version of my Disabling mouse acceleration in Mac OS X question. Hopefully I'll get an answer this time. I am tired of mouse acceleration and want to have a completely linear mouse ...
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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 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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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 Exempt Monospace fonts from hinting in fonts.conf

I am using the following ~/.fonts.conf to encourage font smoothing, particularly in GTK apps like firefox: <?xml version='1.0'?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'> ...
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How can I sort out Xephyr's keyboard mapping?

When I start up Xephyr inside of X, my keyboard map becomes wonky mostly just for non-printing characters. I can't use arrow keys. According to xev, The down arrow gets mapped to Super_R. The up arrow ...
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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 ...
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Can I place and scale an X window precisely using the command line?

I need my window to be exactly 1280x720 pixels in size, and placed at the offset 1940x20. Is it possible to resize and place an arbitrary window, for example my editor window or browser window, very ...
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How can I permanently rename a window (in XFCE)?

I tend to have a bunch of windows of the same applications (terminals and text editors) and they can be a problem to manage. It would help me a lot if I could give them the most intuitive and clear ...
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Linux: Prevent keyboard turning screen on under X

I'm trying to bind a key (using xbindkeys) to turn my monitors on/off under X. So far I have the key bound to this script: #!/bin/bash MOUSE="Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse" if [[ ! -z $(xset q | ...
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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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Webcam problems on Centos 6.6

I've been unable to get a few different webcams working on CentOS 6.6. (Logitech C270 & Creative Live! Cam Sync HD) I think it's related udev but unsure. The following are my /var/log/Xorg.0.log ...
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Unable to launch XBMC installed on OpenMediaVault on a VirtualMachine

I'm wanting to test different distribution to test which OS I will take for my NAS+HTPC. Just for some context: I want to put a NAS and the HTPC on the same server because my main usage is to put ...
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Multi GPU for 3rd monitor - linux mint - geforce 750ti

I recently got a 2nd graphics card to add a 3rd monitor but have had problems getting the 3rd to display. The nvidia x server configurations recognizes the 3rd monitor and the 2nd graphics card. When ...
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In programs like Xterm, Xpdf, Nedit does refer to some Library?

These software have a menu different from other apps (in my gnome system) and they look like a light weight GUI. Can anyone please tell me what is the difference between this X and Gnome's ...
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How to send Ctrl+Alt+F1 (and other special keystrokes) to X window?

When I press Ctrl+Alt+F{1..12}, it switches me to other virtual terminal. Even xte "keydown Control_L" "keydown Alt_L" "key F1" "keyup Alt_L" "keyup Control_L" leads to switching to vt instead of ...
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how to startx on remote machine in gnu/linux

I would like to startx on a remote machine, having the X session on that remote machine's display/monitor. Background: My machines all run Arch linux, and they all dont use a graphical login manager ...
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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 ...