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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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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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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X Session from Mac

How can I log into an X server from Mac OS X? I know that ssh -X username@host will log me in and I will have the capability to run X applications. On Cygwin/X you can log in and have a whole X ...
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X11 forwarding with an already running window?

I'm trying to forward the X session to my Windows laptop (using Xming and putty), and I have no problem opening new programs such as gedit and having them forward, but how would I forward something ...
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Launch an application in another X-session as non-root

How to start an X server as root with a session of non-root application? Should be something like xinit 'su -c openbox user' -- :1 but working :)
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Ubuntu - connecting 3rd monitor fails with “xrandr: cannot find crtc for output DVI-0”

I've got a laptop with a DVI and VGA output on the back. With everything connected it will only allow me to run 2 of the 3 monitors e.g. laptop display + VGA or DVI+VGA but not all 3. xrandr says I ...
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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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X11 keyboard utility to display key presses?

I'm having trouble with an Asus Q500A laptop and its hotkeys under Fedora 20. They are the function keys that turn the wifi radio on/off, change keyboard backlight, the display brightness, volume ...
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Setting primary monitor in ubuntu without xrandr

I am running Kubuntu 12.10. I have 3 monitors plugged into a AMD Radeon 7970. I have tried switching the order of the outputs, and configuring them repeatedly with amdcccle but kubuntu always seems ...
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How to have ESC also cancel CAPS if CAPS is enabled?

Is there any way to configure the keyboard so that pressing ESC will also cancel the Capslock feature, if Capslock is enabled? I specifically use Kubuntu Linux with ESC and Caps keys switched (VIM ...
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Using spare pc as second monitor

I'm looking for a piece of software that can enable a second pc to function as a second monitor via network. Both pc's are running linux so I would like something like MaxiVista only for linux. Is ...
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taskbar-free window manager

I'm looking for a window manager that is not based on the "standard" taskbar (which I find a poor idea and I'm completely tired of). I'm aware of tiling window managers and improvements in last ...
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ssh X11 forwarding issue

I have put ForwardX11 in my ~/.ssh/config and then I start a X11 application like this: ssh -f user@host 'someapp; sleep 1' This works fine. The application someapp has a button which opens a ...
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How to apply/reload X settings after changes to xorg.conf.d configuration files

I have added a synaptics.conf file under /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. Do I need to restart X to see it applied?
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Xorg compose key without losing valuable key / bypass mode?

I would like to setup a compose key, but the only options available in the KDE system settings (and via /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules) are: compose:ralt Right Alt compose:lwin Left Win ...
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Xmodmap: Six characters to one key?

From OpenSUSE wiki: (As long as Mode_switch/ISO_Level3_Shift is assigned to the keycode of Alt Gr - if you assign Mode_switch and ISO_Level3_Shift to different keys, you can assign up to six ...
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How to fix X11 font issue on Mac?

X11 on the Mac does a horrible job drawing fonts. I'm trying to use the GIMP and Inkscape and the menus, and other text, don't draw correctly half the time. What is the fix for this?
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Weird mouse behaviour in Debian Wheezy (jumpy cursor)

When I move my mouse slowly over the desktop the pointer jumps often a few pixels (one or two) in the opposite direction of which I move my mouse. Horribly when trying to set the cursor around some ...
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Is it possible to have DisplayLink USB display hotplugging with Xorg 1.13 on kernel 3.4?

keithp seems to be the only one on the interwebs to have written anything about the subject and he worked with 3.5_rc. I don't want to go above 3.4 at the moment for various stability reasons and am ...
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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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Pulseaudio Daemon Startup Failed

When running startx on Arch Linux, the error: E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Daemon startup failed. is returned. Is there any way to fix this error?
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Using 2 video cards and 3 monitors

Im trying to get 3 screens working, one on my onboard AMD HD4200 and 2 on my Nvidia GT 430. I am getting 2 screens working, but I X is giving me an error. It says "Screen 1 was deleted because of no ...
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How to add a special key to .Xmodmap?

I have a SteelSeries 7g keyboard. You can see in the following picture that the "standard" windows key is replaced by the "Steelseries logo key". I'm using Awesome Window Manager. I would like to ...
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how to install xorg-fonts-75dpi properly for xboard?

I am trying to compile xboard but when I tried to run it I got the error xboard: no fonts match pattern -*-helvetica-bold-r-normal--*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* I googled a bit and found out that ...
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How to get back the control of the screen/keyboard on my Linux system

I have a Linux system running (Debian). It is working perfectly from a remote point of view. I can ssh in it, it has the imap running correctly, and a couple of kvm systems running (I can also ssh to ...
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Xorg mini DisplayPort to VGA 1680x1050 resolution probed but unavailable

On a Dell Xps 15 (L502X) if I connect an external Samsung 205bw with a miniDP → VGA adapter, I can't see the native 1680x1050 resolution as available, even if it's probed correctly by Xorg: [ ...
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Not able to go to the graphical mode in RHEL 6

I was using win-7. I tried to install RHEL 6 today. [dual boot] / = 40000 MB and /boot = 1000 MB The installation completed successfully. The problem is that it is not showing the graphical ...
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Modifying keyboard layout in X11: using Alt+shift+2 for @

I'm using a MacBook with Croatian layout. Common PC Croatian layout (on Windows and in Linux) uses combinations with AltGr to get various symbols, such as... AltGr+V for @ AltGr+F for [ AltGr+B for ...
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Xorg is using 80% cpu usage

Xorg is constantly using about 80% cpu power, on a single core. And I have no idea how to get it normalised I'm running Linux Mint 10 on an HP Envy 17 laptop with an AMD/ATI card.
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8400GS causes BSOD in Acer M1610 running Windows 7 32-bit

Title says it all, just installed the Nvidia card, I know this is a driver related issue I just don't know how to fix it I cannot find a driver version that will work not even the one that windows ...
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Make ` an un-dead in X11

I'm on a Swedish keyboard, a keyboard which is loaded with dead keys, that is, to produce an 'ä' I would press " (the same button as ~/^) and then a (or press the dedicated ä-button...), and to ...
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Adjust output Brightness/Gamma/Colors in Gnome

We have a desktop system running Ubuntu 8.04.4, and it is connected to a standard desktop LCD monitor. Unfortunately, in 8.04.4, the brightness of the image is cranked way up. It appears to be a ...
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compose-key mappings differ between gtk and qt apps

I'm noticing that there is an inconsistency in the output of one of the compose-key combos. When I type ( [Compose] . . ) under Chrome, gedit, gnome-terminal, or roxterm I get the character '˙'. ...
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Is my “Generic” USB Flash Drive broken?

So here is the situation. I find myself technological knowledgeable about many things ( I love to code, whether it's websites, C#, C++ or so on). However: My 2 toddlers (my wife actually) bought me a ...
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XFCE/X11: Keyboard layout changes overnight, special symbols can not be entered

A very weird problem After work, I lock my screen and go home The morning after, my keyboard layout has changed from de_CH to en_US At random times, my urxvt-tabbed windows don't accept special ...
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sudo + x11 application does not work correctly

I couldn't get any program requiring x11 (e.g. gedit, nautilus) to work with sudo. Using gksudo would just fail silently, while on terminal I received the following error: sudo nautilus ** ...
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X11 connection uses different authentication protocol when using ssh -X

I cannot use X applications on one of my servers. (The same client succeeds in connecting to other servers so the problem is not on the client side). I connect with ssh -vvv -Y -4 jet (tried also ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 Recent X11 Update Broke OpenGL

After installing the most recent X11 updates (using the update manager) it would appear that OpenGL support has vanished from my computer. I have an NVIDIA GeForce 9600M graphics card, and have the ...
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How to restore x11 after removing xquartz on osx

I tried to install xquartz but gave up half way, so i'm trying to remove it and go back to X11. I followed all the instructions here: http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki/X11-UsersFAQ But i think ...
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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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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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Emacs (display-buffer) in frames on current desktop

When using an emacs command that uses display-buffer (e.g. following an error from compile-mode, calling list-buffers, etc.), if the buffer is open in another frame, it doesn't open in a window in the ...
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redshift color adjustment with hardware/software cursor

I'm running Arch Linux (with Con Kolivas' ck1 patchset, although that shouldn't affect this issue) and using the proprietary Nvidia graphics driver, currently at version 313.26 (my card is a GeForce ...
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How do I highlight “copy this” text on a website so that I might middle-click paste?

It seems to be one common practice on websites which intend to give the user text for copying/pasting to place this text in an <input/> or <textarea/> and pre-select it for the user. ...
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Problems with NVIDIA & X11 & Debian

My NVIDIA GT440 doesn't work with current Debian Squeeze - it shows only 1024x768 as max. I did almost everything like xrandr xorg.conf (delete, creating etc.) download the NVIDIA driver from NV ...
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Setting up dual monitors in xorg.conf

I have a dual-monitor setup where the second (smaller) monitor extends the desktop of the first one. This works perfectly fine using the KDE monitor settings/XRandr, but Xorg's default behaviour is ...
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Using a custom keyboard map

I'm trying to not overwrite /usr/share/X11/symbols/us, even thought I've been doing that for years. So I added to ~/xkb/jpic, a copy of dvorak-alt-intl from /usr/share/X11/symbols/us, since that's ...
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Alt, Meta and other modifier keys

I want to get more combos in Emacs, so I tried to bind Alt, Super, Hyper via modmap to keys. I failed at it. So I tried to use xdotool. I started emacs -Q for clean experiment. Pressed C-hc and ...
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XDM login loop, missing or wrong session and resources files

I use Debian Wheezy/Sid with XDM urxvt as terminal as well as i3 as window manager ~/.xsession and /.Xresources as session and resources file, respectively. Last night I accidentally used up all ...
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Limit Xquartz to One Monitor

I'm on OSX 10.7.4 in a multi monitor setup. I use X11Forwarding via SSH to work remotely. Both stock X11 and Xquartz X11 have no (obvious) setting to limit themselves to one monitor. Is there a way I ...