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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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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What is the difference between the X clipboards?

Primary Secondary Clipboard Cut buffers What is the difference between these? Experimenting with xclip and gedit: Setting primary Nothing happens, as far as I can tell Setting secondary Again, ...
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x11 looks ugly while opening a remote window from ssh. Can I use GTK themes?

I use to connect to a distant computer running linux from my mac using ssh. For example I use: $ ssh -Y login@host then $ gnome-open . in order to open a nautilus window. This window do open ...
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How to hide or minimize X11 window from console?

Window is full-screen and grabs everything. New windows are appearing behind it. I cannot just kill that application. I'm logged in as root remotely through the SSH. Expecting something like that: ...
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How can I make my Super keys (Windows Key) behave more like Ctrl/Alt/Shift in Linux

After using the Ctrl + "arrow keys" for 13 years to switch virtual desktops in X windows, I've been convinced recently to change to using the Super keys instead (the windows key and the context menu ...
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Windows manager which allows multiple active windows/multiple input devices?

I have a huge desktop, with multiple monitors, and one pretty good computer. I also have multiple mice and keyboards laying around. Now I would really like to make use of all the hardware. Say a ...
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Abort drag-and-drop from a busy program

When the following happens: I start a drag-and-drop operation, starting from application ABC. Application ABC locks up (temporarily) I release the mouse button then, until application ABC finishes ...
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Touchpad sensitivity scales to virtual screen dimensions

I am experimenting with attaching a second monitor to my Ubuntu Natty laptop, and I have noticed an annoying "feature" that makes any multi-monitor setup so unusable that I actually prefer my single-...
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Can't control backlight; strange segfault

I'm using Arch Linux on my Packard Bell EasyNote TX86 (Intel HD Graphics, Core i5) and I can't control the backlight (it's always on max). xbacklight and writing to /sys/class/backlight does nothing. ...
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How to run a GUI app from ssh shell?

I can access my linux box by ssh and by vnc. I want to run a GUI application, but directly from ssh, I don't want to access through VNC and click around. So, after logging in using ssh, I want to ...
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invert colors on X (or xfce4)

Is there a way to invert colors in X. It would be even more useful if the answer was something I could bind to a keyboard shortcut(a command and not a setting that will require a restart if X).
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Disable screensaver / screen blank via command line?

I am attempting to disable screensaver, screen blank and screen lock via the command line. This is because the settings will be applied in an unattended install. From my own research this appears to ...
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Why is my keyboard mapping wrong with Xming, Lubuntu in VirtualBox and Putty?

I am running Lubuntu in a VirtualBox guest on a Windows 7 host. I have started the X server XMing on the host. I use Putty with X-forwarding to ssh into the guest and use it to start lxterminal. ...
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Use NVIDIA and ATI cards in the same Linux computer

I've got the following graphics cards installed in my computer: $ lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon HD 4770 [RV740] 03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ...
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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, changing the default FN-key functionality in xorg (key-bindings?)

So I bought a new keyboard from Logitech (TK820), without checking the key functionality beforehand. It was a nasty surprise to find that on the top row, the multimedia keys (volume up, next track, ...
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Running xserver from console as normal user and gdm3 disabled

Good afternoon to everyone. I am the inexperienced system administrator of a virtual machine with limited hardware resources, and Debian 6 installed. The main use of this machine will be as fileserver/...
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How can I set environment variables for a graphical login on linux?

I'm looking for a way to set arbitrary environment variables for my graphical login on linux. I am not talking about starting a terminal and exporting environment variables within the terminal, ...
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Fix overscan in Linux with Intel graphics Vizio HDTV

I am connecting my server to my HDTV so that I can conveniently display it there. My VIZIO HDTV cuts off all 4 edges. I already realize it is not optimal to be running a GUI on a server; this server ...
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Understanding X Windows DISPLAY environment variable when tunnelling

I want to ssh to remote servers, both running CentOS with X11Forwarding enabled. However the X application cannot run properly on one of them - on host B it works fine. But on host A I get the error ...
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Linux: Setting primary display (nvidia) from command line

Is this possible? Normally I use disper to enable my external monitor, but I don't think I can force the 2nd monitor to be primary. http://willem.engen.nl/projects/disper/ I've played around with nv-...
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Wacom Bamboo tablet and Linux: Anyone experience with it? On which level of abstraction is it supported?

Does anyone has experience with this device under Linux? On which level of abstraction is the Wacom Bamboo tablet supported? Is the device input just translated to mouse input, so that every ...
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Using Windows as a VirtualBox Host, how I can get AltGr behavior on linux guest?

I'm having an issue using a keyboard which is not an English US keyboard. It seems that when it's the case, pressing AltGr key will simulate CTRL + ALT on Windows. I have verified that fact using ...
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Hide mouse cursor in ubuntu (for touchscreen)

I've recently got a tablet pc (JooJoo.com]) and I've got it nicely set up with Jolicloud - an Ubuntu derivative like Mint - (thanks to the joojoo forum) but I can't hide the mouse cursor in Gnome. ...
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Setting up a multiseat configuration

I am trying to set up a multiseat computer configuration. In this arrangement, I have a laptop with an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor connected. I would like to allow two user sessions to be ...
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using ubuntu-server in full screen mode - VirtualBox

I have installed ubuntu-server 11.10 in virtual box. but unfortunately the screen is small. I installed VirtualBox guest additions to see it full screen(like what I do for windows). Now it is ...
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Linux + “nVidia surround” + 3 monitors?

Is it possible to run 3 monitors on 1 nvidia card (600 series, 640/650/660/670) under linux/xorg with the closed source nvidia driver? At the moment a have a 2 monitors on my linux system in a ...
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Configure a trackball under Linux without editing Xorg.conf

Summary: In this post, I explain how I configure my trackball through xorg.conf file and ask what I should do instead, knowing that xorg.conf is deprecated. Long Introduction: I've been using a ...
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How to tell X.org to reload input device module? (Working around suspend-to-ram crash on Acer laptop)

When X.org boots up, Synaptics touchpad works well. But when I remove the module it falls back to /dev/input/mice and don't use normal driver even when touchpad is available again. Xorg.0.log: ... (...
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In Firefox, is there a shortcut to paste the content of the X buffer directly into the search box?

In particular when programming, it's handy to post error messages in Firefox' search box, to see what Google has to say on the matter :) On linux and particularly X11, it's even more handy since you ...
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Find and raise a window in KDE4 with shortcut

I was wondering about a possibility to find and raise some window in KDE4 with shortcut. Currently in KDE 4.4 there is a possibility to switch to window from krunner (Alt-F2). Say, I have an open ...
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Boot Ubuntu without X

After installing Ubuntu Server 9.10, I couldn't get X to work, so I installed xfce-desktop from apt-get, hoping it would fix the problem (it didn't, but I got it working later). I just rebooted my ...
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Xserver that I can reconnect to

I'm looking for something like screen but for X? I imagine situation when I do something like "X --reconnect remote_server:11", and I am reconnected to pre-existing X session, with all programs that ...
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ssh xauth error Mac OS 10.6.3

Whenever I ssh with X11 forwarding to a remote box from my macbook I get the following error after a few seconds pause: Warning: untrusted X11 forwarding setup failed: xauth key data not generated ...
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Problem with remoted display of java applications

I'm trying to remote display Java based development environments, such as NetBeans and IntelliJ, from a linux machine to a windows machine. When I do this, the right click functionality of the ...
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Is there anything that can be done to make X forwarding over LAN less painful?

I have two *nix machines that I like to remotely do graphical things sometimes with. One of those machines is my Arch Linux media server, and another is my OpenBSD router/general server. My current ...
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Cannot exit X server, restart, shutdown or drop to tty when VGA monitor active

I have a strange problem. If I connect an external VGA monitor to my laptop, exiting the X environment in any way crashes the computer. For example, say I am working with my two monitors (the laptop'...
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Start (and display **on the remote machine**) a graphical application, via SSH

I'm certain this will have been asked elsewhere, but I can't seem to word it in a way that is picking anything up. I have a laptop next to me that I want to test my graphical (SDL) application on, as ...
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How to use nvidia-xconfig with 2 GPUs and one is not NVidia?

I have a cluster of machines running on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS that are equipped with two graphic cards, a NVidia GeForce GT 240 (secondary) and a Matrox one (primary). Because it just seems to ignore the ...
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Per-application window scaling in Xorg for high dpi display

I am running Gnome Shell with a 4k monitor and there are a few applications that I use that don't scale at all with the high resolution. Here is an example of LMMS, an application that hasn't yet ...
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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 do I emulate a scroll wheel in Ubuntu 10.04?

I have a Kensington Orbital Optical trackball. This has two buttons and a trackball. I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I wish to set this up so that when I click and hold the right mouse button (button 3 ...
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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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How can I start X11 on a Linux system without graphics hardware?

I want to run some xulrunner based program on EC2 - it will run automatically but it needs some display as far as I understand. That probably requires X11 with some dummy screen driver. How can I do ...
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Compiling vim with xterm_clipboard support

I checked out latest vim7 from cvs repository. cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@vim.cvs.sf.net:/cvsroot/vim checkout vim7 I tried: ./configure --enable-xterm_clipboard but I got - WARNING: ...
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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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Transparent, unicode X terminal not tied to a Desktop Environment?

I've been looking for this for a while now and I just haven't been able to find one. The last few that I used were: aterm - this one was fast and had good transparency support, but it doesn't ...
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Should I be able to hear audio using X11 forwarding?

I use a portable virtual box (running Ubuntu) at work. I funnel my web browsing through an ssh link back to my home PC. Today I was playing around with X11 forwarding to access applications running on ...
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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 ...