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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putty and X11 forwarding

I think I do not understand what X11 forwarding setting in PuTTY does... When SSH->X11 setting is unticked, but I specify the remote command "export DISPLAY=192.168.32.106:0.0; xterm" under SSH ...
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Xauth/X11 ssh forwarding problem

When logging in with ssh -Y remotehost I get the following error message: /usr/bin/xauth: /home/hlovdal/.Xauthority not writable, changes will be ignored And xclock and similar fails to ...
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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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How to connect to remote X-Server (logged in via ssh)

When I'm logged on to another host (e.g via ssh), how do I connect to the XServer of that machine (same user is logged in and is running a desktop (gnome))? You may ask way I wish to do that: There ...
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How to get x11vnc to run at startup on openSuSE 12.1

I'm trying to get x11vnc to run at startup with openSuse but not having much luck. Here's what I did so far. I edited /etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup and added the following lines to the end, right before exit ...
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Use gnu-screen and X instead of desktop environment?

I have a HTPC with Debian currently installed on. I would like to run applications which got a gui but without using a desktop environment such as gnome, kde etc. I was wondering if running X would ...
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Who knows of good advanced User Guides for X?

I'm an experienced Linux user, I've run it as my primary OS for about 6 years and feel confident about configuring most aspects of the OS. Except X. I can nearly always do what I want with X, I can ...
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How do I unmaximize a window with xdotool or similar by command line?

With xdotool or wmctrl I can move or modify window attributes but if it is maximized none of the commands work. How do I "unmaximize" the window?
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How to tell if user is actively typing in Linux?

I'd like to write a little script to ask me what I'm doing at regular intervals, but I'd like it not to grab focus if I'm in the middle of writing an email or filling in a password. The two options ...
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linux xorg dual different monitors mouse border

If I hook an external monitor to my Linux laptop and configure it for dual head with the Gnome system tools, I do get them configured with the proper resolution and position (one to the left of the ...
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Installing FVWM in Arch Linux

I recently successfully installed Arch Linux in VirtualBox, for the first time. I want to install FVWM, so I installed X Server, and then ran pacman -S fvwm. It says that fvwm has been installed, but ...
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How do I stop ssh-agent from forgetting my password after I login to the screen session from SSH?

I have a screen session open in an lxterminal window. If I SSH somewhere, the first time it happens, an ssh-agent window opens and asks me for my private key passphrase, and after that ssh goes right ...
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Is it possible to run mac osx apps on a X11 server?

I can successfully open a ssh -X connection from host.home to host.work (both Mac OS X). X11 is running on host.home. When I start xterm or xeyes on host.work I see it on host.home, but if I start ...
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Dual monitor setup in Ubuntu 10.10: I want a workspace on one screen and another on the other screen

I've got dual monitors (TwinView) on Ubuntu 10.10 (remember: xorg.conf has mysteriously disappeared). I want a workspace on one screen and another on the other screen. Is it possible to do this? I'm ...
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Recover an application in sleeping state after an X server crash

I often run calculations on my Linux computer, which cause my X server to crash from time to time. Almost always, some programs seem to survive to the crash and are in an interruptible sleeping state, ...
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running gui software on server without X11 installed

i am trying to script an visualization application, grads, to generate a bunch of maps in a preprocessing batch. The application normally takes input from the console and launches an X window to ...
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“Sticky button” configuration under X11/Ubuntu?

Is there a configuration or app that will enable Sticky-keys like functionality for a pointer button under X11? (On Ubuntu 9.10, FWIW.) To be clear, I'd like a single tap (down/up events) to be ...
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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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How do I run X11 applications remotely?

How can I run X11 applications hosted on a remote server, given the following goals: Run anything that would run locally on the server. This includes OpenGL apps which use GLX. Seemless integration ...
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What does the xfce4 power manager in the presentation mode

What exactly does the xfce4-power-manager if I press the button for presentation mode? Is it called X function? Or what else? Any ideas?
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2 and more keyboard layout groups in Linux changed by different hot keys

So, this is something I've been dreaming of for years now. I've sporadically foraged for a solution on Google but never really found anything. I was told once by someone on IRC that it's possible but ...
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Autoload .Xresources when system is started

How can I load the settings from ~/.Xresources when system is loaded? Currently, I write xrdb ~/.Xresources everytime I start the system and I'd like to automate it somehow. I use Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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X11 and Mountain Lion: how to use MacPorts xorg-server?

OK, so X11 is not included in Mountain Lion anymore. That's OK, no biggie. Everyone everywhere says to go get the XQuartz packages for X11. I'm a developer, though, and have a ton of software managed ...
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Linux convert jpeg to bmp, xsetroot complains “bad bitmap format”, how to fix this?

I am creating a JPEG file, converting to BMP then using with xsetroot, but that is failing. 1) Make a JPEG file $ convert -size 800x600 xc:transparent \ -font Bookman-DemiItalic -pointsize ...
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XRDP errors when trying to use sesman-x11rdp

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop on an old laptop of mine and I wanted to set it up so I could remote into it from my windows desktop. I've installed XRDP, but when I attempt to login using ...
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Display remote X session (complete desktop) in one client X window

Situation: From Windows I connect to a remote Linux using putty with X11 port forwarding. Xming is able to display the desktop session in ONE Windows window. If I connect from Linux with "ssh -Y ...
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Configure X connections over TCP without using an X connection

I want to run a GUI application on a remote machine I only have ssh access to. I don't need to, or want to, see the GUI window. (I know I could use something like ssh -C -X remote_server if I wanted ...
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Attempted to update to Natty Narhwal (11.04 alpha 3), Power was interrupted

I set up my computer to run the update overnight; my grandmother said it was making a lot of noise so she shut it off. Trouble is, the upgrade didn't finish. Now, Xorg refuses to start; the computer ...
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DISPLAY set incorrectly

I find when I log in that the DISPLAY variable is set incorrectly as: /tmp/launch-qGGKPH/org.macports:0 (or similarly named temp file) This may be related to the way I installed and then uninstall ...
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Triple monitor setup in linux

I'm hoping there are some xorg gurus out there. I'm trying to get a three monitor setup working in linux. I have 2 lcd monitors and a tv, all different resolutions. I'm using 2 video cards; a ...
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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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Limit which local users may connect to X11 display

I have an X.org server running on my machine (Gentoo Linux without PAM, PolicyKit etc), incoming TCP connections are disabled with -nolisten tcp. Is it possible to establish a whitelist specifying ...
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Multiple users on one computer with different monitors on Ubuntu/Linux

I got a GTX 670, which powers my three monitors. But I got a processor with a HD4000 integrated graphics and I'd like to add a fourth monitor to the processor graphics, on which a different user works ...
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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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X11 Forwarding for user without home directory

I have a privileged user without home folder with ssh access. I try to do X forwarding but I get the message /usr/bin/xauth: error in locking authority file /home/user/.Xauthority If I don't have ...
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How do I run more than one X display?

A distribution like Arch Linux has six virtual terminals accessible by the keyboard keys alt + F1, F2, ..., F6 by default. Running xinit starts the X display which is accessible by alt + F7. I wish ...
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amd gpu but display on intel integrated graphics

On my Ubuntu 12.04 I connected my monitor to the onboard intel graphics. I'd like to use my ati radeon 6770 for opencl tasks (e.g. bitcoin mining). So far I couldn't figure out how to get the ati ...
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How to spawn a terminal when executing a compiled C program?

I've overwritten the gnome-screenshot program to suit my needs in getting a screenshot from a secondary home-made graphics card output and now when I press the PrintScreen button it executes it (as ...
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Separate keyboard for shortcuts on linux (two keyboards,two layouts)

I have two keyboards: an old ps/2 one and a usb one. I want the usb keyboard to have the us layout (or prefferably have the usb keyboard follow the layout chosen in gnome) and the ps/2 one to have a ...
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Xorg configuration file on Debian Testing

I cannot find the Xorg configuration file on my newly installed Debian on my tablet-pc, so I followed this tutorial http://wiki.debian.org/Xorg and ran the command "Xorg -configure", to which I got ...
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Linux: How to apply ICC profile to whole desktop?

I have a monitor with oversaturated red (HP LP2475w). I am able to apply ICC profile to various apps like GIMP and Firefox and Gnome. But I'd like to apply it to everything - because e.g. Flash ...
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X11 and Window Manager Confusion

What roles do the Xorg server and a window manager - for example, metacity - play in displaying windows? Does the window manager communicate with the OS or Xorg? Does Xorg then use OpenGl to display ...
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monitor power and lock screen (Ubuntu Lucid)

I'm trying to get my screen to turn off whenever I lock my screen. I know that in Power Management, there's an option to turn off the screen after a set amount of time, and I know about xset dpms ...
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How to force X to re-theme all open windows to current X resources?

I've got a ~/.Xdefaults that has a specific color theme defined for Xorg, and this works. I've got a ~/.XdefaultsNew that specifies an alternate color theme. Xorg starts and loads ~/.Xdefaults which ...
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How do I change my control or alt key to emit a space key event in Ubuntu?

I have a laptop with a broken space bar and I want to map the right alt or control keys to emit a space character. I am running Ubuntu.
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To have two Xorg in two Ubuntu's run levels

Ubuntu support by default only one X at run levels. I would like to have two Xs: one for Ion3 and for Gnome, in two diffferent run levels. This means that I need to change the source code of Ubuntu ...
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Setting VESA display mode > 800x600 in Ubuntu 9.04

Question With the "vesa" driver selected, how do I choose a video mode higher than 800x600 (like 1024x768 or 1280x1024) on Ubuntu 9.04? Some source say that monitors.xml is used instead. Subquestion ...
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Generic X balloon apps?

I am looking for a simple utility that lets me display ephemeral balloons (like the kind that are built into Thunderbird, or certain GNOME system notifications in Ubuntu, say) in a corner of my screen ...
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What is the difference between using the 'X -config' command and the 'startx' command

I get very different results when using X -config /etc/X11/xorg.conf than just plain startx Namely, that the 1st command just gives me a black screen, while startx actually shows some X ...
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Sharing an X Display between multiple users?

If I have regular user one signed in to an X session through a display manager, is there anyway for regular user two to open a window of their own on the same display?