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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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 "-*-courier-medium-r-*-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-...
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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 xorg....
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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 file:...
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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 ...
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How to make a command run after login and x start?

I need to run xset led 3 after every login how can I do do this? I am on Manjaro using gnome.
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Run KDE applet from command line (within i3wm)

It would be lovely to have the "Application Menu, a launcher based on cascading popup menus" as an icon in my i3bar to have a general overview of the packages I have installed in my system, within ...
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Force kscreen reload

I have a laptop with a docking station and am running KDE Plasma 5 on OpenSUSE Leap. I prefer to have the laptop screen off when docked and to have some things displayed larger when the laptop is ...
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NVIDIA Start Xorg Without Monitors

I'm running Redhat 6.4 uname -ra Linux host.domain 2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jan 29 11:47:41 EST 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux The graphics card is an NVIDA Tesla C2075, Driver ...
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X11 forward with multiple logins for the same user

we use a server at work which runs byobu. Everyone of my colleagues logs in with the same Debian user account and gets the byobu session presented. This works quite well as we are all sitting in a ...
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Pressing Alt+Left/Right causes screen flicker

I run Arch Linux with a "normal" Xorg desktop, that is, using LightDM as login manager and the i3 Window Manager (with some components from Xfce, GNOME and KDE as needed). The graphics is the ...
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How do I connect a dual monitor VNC client to a headless VNC server?

Right now I use RealVNC server, and connect to a corporate RHEL server for my builds. These machines are headless, so there's nothing in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf* I can successfully connect and use the ...
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How can I require the modifier key be pressed first in Xorg on Linux?

I'm used to Windows behavior where keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl-L work only if Ctrl is pressed before L. But X allows pressing L before Ctrl. This seems to apply to all keyboard shortcuts and ...
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Where to put X11 (XQuartz) configuration on OS X?

I’m trying to set the key repeat rate to a different value using xset r rate 280 50. I’ve tried adding this configuration statement to various configuration files (~/.zprofile, ~/.xinitrc, ~/.zlogin), ...
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How do I make mousewheel focus remain inside the active window with XFCE4?

I'm used to the Windows 8.1 (and earlier) behavior where mousewheel events go into the active window, even when the mouse pointer is over another window. But XFCE4 (or X itself?) always sends ...
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How do I disable certain mouse buttons on Linux?

I have a Logitech G9 Laser Mouse and use Google Chrome + Google Music to listen to music. Google Music can and does detect media keys when they are pressed and does the obvious thing. The twist here ...
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How to alter X11 resolution choice?

My VGA monitor is recognized by X11 and best resolution is chosen, which is correct with product specification. This resolution sometimes does not always work in practice (frequency out of range error ...
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Box characters in nm-connection-editor using X11 forwarding

I have a Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux ARM (latest) and a laptop running Ubuntu 14. I am using NetworkManager to configure the network on the Raspberry Pi, and I wanted to access the connection ...
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xrandr, xorg test screen error — default seems to be only valid mode

Running Arch Linux, kernel 4.2.5-1, Lightdm 1.16.5, xorg-server 1.17.4-2, nvidia 255.11-4, GTX 780 dual-link dvi out. I have a QNIX Evolution II 2710 and am attempting to overclock it but am running ...
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Linux Mint won't load GUI after update: Cannot read V_BIOS (3) Input/output error

I updated my Linux Mint machine and rebooted. Since then, the GUI doesn't appear. I tried running startx, but it produces the following error:
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telnet x11 on REDHAT 7 (Gnome 3)

I have been trying for the last 2 weeks to get X11 apps working over telnet connection to the server. I am not concerned about the security as I run a VPN to the server location as well. I just need ...
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Install nvidia driver for CUDA without turn it on for XWindows on Fedora

I put an nVidia Quadro K1200 (without attaching to a display) into my desktop which also has a built-in Intel i965 graphic and is running Fedora 22. I tried the following install the nVidia driver ...
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How to close window by press left and right mouse button at the same time

I tried xbindkeys with this setting in xbinkeysrc "xte 'keydown Alt_L' 'key F4' 'keyup Alt_L'" b:1 + b:3 Doesn't seem to work. Any ideas?
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How do I make emacs-key-bindings work everywhere in linux

I am just tired of reaching for the home and arrow keys. There is a windows hack: http://www.davesquared.net/2008/02/emacs-key-bindings-everywhere.html How can we achieve that in linux? The ...
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Debian linux: server-side registration of fonts in fonts.dir

In Debian Linux up to Squeeze (version 6, two releases ago) there used to be a defoma application which automated XLFD registration in fonts.dir/fonts.scale files whenever new fonts were being ...
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mdm doesn't start X, but startx does

I just got a Dell U3415W ultra-wide monitor to replace my dual-monitor system. I am running Linux Mint 17.2 I plugged it in and soon discovered some issues. At startup, it sits an spins for a bit, ...