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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Installing Debian (or other flavors) on WQHD display laptops?

I am thinking to get a laptop with one of those highres screens (WQHD ). Will I have any issues with screen resolution if I install Debian or alikes? I will install Jessie on it. I do not want to ...
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VMware Tools skipping X drivers

[re-posting from the "Not Answered" thread, https://communities.vmware.com/thread/416544] When trying to build VMware Tools, I get the following message: Detected X server version 1.11.4 ...
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Changing X.org default font

Installed ArchLinux, run X server, i3wm and some gtk+ applications (chromium, gedit etc.). Applications use font which is the same as my virtual console's font (Terminus I guess). How to switch to ...
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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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Remap keys without xmodmap or any X tools

Due to a coffee accident some numbers of my laptop's keyboard stopped working. I used xmodmap to use F1, F2, etc, as replacements and saved the configs to ~/.Xmodmap. However, that caused a few ...
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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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Short hang on each new window and each closed window in Linux / Gnome Shell

Every time I open a new window on screen, the entire display freezes for 3 seconds. Every time a window is closed, the entire display freezes for 3 seconds. The first few windows after reboot are ...
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Debian Jessie: VLC Media Player crashing Xorg when opening file/stream, only works for opening capture device

Every time I open a file using VLC through the GUI, or in a terminal, Xorg crashes leaving me to the console interface and I need to run xinit again. The only thing that won't crash is when a video or ...
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Trying to get a GUI working on CentOS 6 VirtualBox

I've been at this problem all day and I can't for the life of me figure out what's going on. 1) My objective is to get PyCharm (an IDE) working on my Linux CentOs 6 VirtualBox running on my Windows ...
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Awesome WM: Proffered mode of second monitor not being picked up via xorg file

Not sure if this is a windows manager issue or just an issue with X, but my second monitor default to the wrong resolution. I have it set to 1920x1080 in my xorg.conf, but it defaults to 1440x900. If ...
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Split-Screen Between Shell and X-Windows in Cygwin

Is there a way to split the screen between a program running through the X-server and a standard text-based terminal? I am operating under Cygwin under Windows. The solution should be as ...
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`x2gostartagent` `command` argument specification

Regarding x2go, a remote X system, that I am using with an ubuntu client and a headless ubuntu server with the ubuntu-desktop is the following question. I gather that on the server I have to issue a ...
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Show Contents of X Display in Window

I have an X display :1. I would like to show the content of this display in another window. I can take a still by doing this: import -display :1 -window root screenie.png but I would like to be able ...
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Microsoft wireless mouse scroll speed too high

I am using arch linux. I have a new microsoft wireless mouse which scrolls(with the middle scroll wheel) too fast. I don't use kde or gnome but openbox and sometimes xmonad. I want to know how I can ...
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In XOrg, can i switch keyboard-layout per application and still honor ~/.Xmodmap

I'm using my ~/.Xmodmap to map: keycode 38 = a A adiaeresis Adiaeresis and similar to be able to type German umlauts (äöü) on a US-qwerty layout. For switching keyboard layouts between German qwertz ...
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How do I get vlc via X11-over-ssh to display the right font, instead of black rectangles only?

I'm running vlc on my Arch Linux box, forwarded via X11/ssh to my Mac. All characters in the application have been replaced by a black rectangle, so I can't read any labels. I would guess that vlc ...
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Legacy X11 application only sees very few fonts

I have a very old X11 application (over 10 years) that runs in a chrooted environment on my OpenSuse desktop. It used to look fine and over the years I have updated the Linux distribution several ...
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Multiple XkbOptions in xorg.conf

How should I write multiple XkbOptions in xorg.conf? I've tried "option,option,option", "option, option, option", "option option option" and none of these worked - only the first option was executed.
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How to configure X-Windows for CUDA-GDM with 1 GPU card and 1 motherboard adapter

The CUDA-GDB debugging tools apparently require a very specific x-windows configuration process and I am still trying to work out the steps. A person must install the NVIDIA drivers to access the CUDA ...
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who / w / logname broken in multiple terminals

I have a strange problem: In a GUI session, depending on the terminal being used the following two (related) problems appear: who and w doesn't list the user's active session logname returns ...
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XWin headers and libraries (devel) path in Cygwin

What is the path of the XWin headers and libraries (Devel) in Cygwin?
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Delete all login.keychain files

Does anyone know a way to script the deletion all login.keychain files from all user directories on Mac OS X? This is a lab environment bound to AD, and when a user changes their password, without ...
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How to load ~/.Xresources when starting X?

I've edited my ~/.Xresources and issued xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources and it worked perfectly. However when I restart X, the settings are changed to default. I've also added xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources in ...
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bspwm socket error within startx

I've ran into this frustrating problem. I am using Elementary os and I am working on getting bspwm working. I have done the setup following the bspwm for dummies wiki article. All is smooth until I ...
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How udev sends input device change notification to Xorg?

I want to troubleshoot why the graphic tables is active only if it is connected when Xorg is started (and stops working with spamming of Xorg.0.log if I reconnect it). As far as I know, udev-based ...
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What files in the home ( ~/ ) directory affect Xorg/graphics?

My home directory is located on a server on the local LAN. The rest of the computer is local to the machine on my desk. When the server is having issues, it locks up my computer. I can understand this ...
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displaylink and nvidia in linux mint (ubuntu)

I have GeForce 210, displaylink USB adapter and three monitors: two monitors are connected to GeForce, and the last one to USB. This setup works perfectly in Windows, but doesn't work in Linux. I ...
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Unable to change my keyboard layout in Archlinux/Cinnamon

I'm on Archlinux with Cinnamon. I would like to change from a french keyboard (fr) to a swiss one (ch). So I edit my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-keyboard-layout.conf file: Section "InputClass" ...
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Resolution stuck at 640x480 after trying to install NVIDA drivers

The fans on my Clevo W230ST haven't stopped blowing since I installed Mint. I thought the video card drivers might be at fault so I tried: sudo apt-get install nvidia-current sudo nvidia-xconfig On ...
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invert screen permanently in arch linux

I am currently in a fresh install of Arch Linux (Antergos). i have installed nvidia drivers and bumblebee i have already created a xorg.conf using sudo nvidia-xconfig and saved the settings using sudo ...
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xorg.conf stops working after upgrade

After an upgrade from xserver-xorg version 1:7.7+3 to version 1:7.7+5 (Debian versioning), some relevant configurations defined in xorg.conf are being ignored. In particular, the synaptics touchpad ...
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X server 100% CPU

Our X server sometimes gets stuck at 100% CPU, locking up the systen. From Googling, it seems that this is prob. not a bug in the X server, but in some application that uses it. The workload the ...
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ffmpeg x11grab a single window

Is it possible with ffmpeg grab a window that is minimized or that not has the focus (there is another window over but ffmpeg records only the window which is below)? With a command like ffmpeg -f ...
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Use Xming without putty

I currently do have putty and xming working correctly in tandem, however I don't really enjoy using putty's interface and the first command I run is gnome-terminal & and get my favorite terminal ...
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AWS EC2: Compile vim with clipboard support

I'm using a free EC2 instance using Amazon Linux AMI 2013.09.2. I want to install the latest version of vim and include clipboard support. I've seen a few guides, but none seem to be too current. ...
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Unreliable detection of external monitor

I am using a Lenovo T410S with a port replicator that has two external monitors attached using DVI. Some times when I boot into Linux, one monitor is detected. Other times it is two. Oddly enough, ...
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Configure XQuartz to use second screen

Is it possible to configure XQuartz to use my second screen? I've tried updating the default DISPLAY variable to something like /tmp/launch-oEIGJf/org.macosforge.xquartz:0.1, but this (kind of ...
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Xorg unable to find screen configuration in minimal EL6 install with Intel HD 4400 graphics

I have installed a minimal EL6 (based on Scientific Linux 6.4) distro on a computer which has the following on-board graphics: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation ...
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How do I properly configure my .xinitrc file to start the openbox session manager

I've installed openbox twice - once with Fink, and once with MacPorts. Both installations yield the same result: startx terminates with an error diagnostic from xinit. I have a working .xinitrc for ...
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Is this xstart/xinit message of concern, and/or how can I make it go away?

My ultimate goal is to get openbox working on Mavericks, OSX 10.9.1. Towards that end, I'm eliminating potential causes of error. With that in mind, I've tailored my .xinitrc file and it brings up ...
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Execute wmctrl commands in xinitrc

I'm using XMonad configured to accept commands through wmctrl and would like to start up a few applications through xinitrc and move them to a certain workspace. Those commands work, when I use the ...
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How to set the start background of X

When our linux system starts I would like to change the background of X to either a bitmap a solid colour (red) but using only configuration files. We use a pretty stripped down version of a ...
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How can I get an xterm to display on Parallels VM running Ubuntu 12.04?

I'd like to bring up a simple X application on my Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop running in a Parallels VM, and though I can get all X applications and servers to play nicely together in my network of VM's, ...
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Fedora 20 Gnome session over X11 forwarding not working

In previous Fedora/CentOS distributions I was always able to run "gnome-session" over SSH with X11 forwarding. However, in Fedora 20, I instead get a window with a sad-face graphic that says "Oh no! ...
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Fedora 20 FirewallD GUI not working on X11 forwarding

I am having a problem with SSH X11 forwarding on Fedora 20 with firewall-config, the GUI tool for FirewallD (the dynamic firewall system). With most X11 GUI applications including pretty much all ...
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XQuartz will not start on Mac 10.9 Maverick - infinite failure loop

I've been having problems getting XQuartz to work on my Mac 10.9 (aka Maverick). I have installed and uninstalled XQuartz several times to no avail. The error messages I'm getting from the ...
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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 (ie: after the screen of plymouth goes away ...
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Making cairo-clock click-through-able (Cairo Graphics)

Is there any way that I can make a window on my X windowing system (Ubuntu/Gnome/Compiz) to be click-through? i.e. when I click on it, the click is actually sent to the window beneath it. The ...
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Raspbian - can't get dwm to work

I installed raspbian via http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=50310 I've installed dwm, but when I type "startx" dwm pops up, but I can't use my mouse or keyboard or anything. I ...
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Cannot run `xinit` (or, indeed, `startx`) other than as root

At present, I have to do sudo xinit and then su ... and then ./.xsession which seems bad, as isn't it that you shouldn't run gui applications as root? Just xterm might be find though, as xterm isn't ...