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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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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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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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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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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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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X11 forwarding affects Java Swing GUI dropdowns - Items not selectable, Menus collapse immediately, and so forth

Have a Java Swing app that is running on a Linux server and is being X displayed back via X11 forwarding. Cygwin is running on my workstation. Connection is made to the server using PuTTY with X11 ...
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How to reclaim CTR+ALT+Down/Up for use in xorg apps?

I am using the XFCE desktop and I would like to be able to use CTR+ALT+Down/Up in an application (Eclipse) that has this shortcut defined by default for an action I use often. As far as I understand ...
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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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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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remotely startx over ssh

I am using some software that uses CUDA to run some stuff on the GPU. If I am using ssh to connect to the box, or vnc even, and I try to run the program I get an error that no CUDA device is ...
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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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Application-specific keymapping

In general, I want to make specific keymaps for application, that working only in it and doesn't affect other apps. For example, I already use my Caps key to toggle input language (via xorg.conf), ...
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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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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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Which video drivers should I install. X.Org X Server or Nvidia Binary Drivers

So i just installed ubuntu and now I'm updating my video drivers. I am present with the following choices. Which one should i pick. And if possible, why? Are there some advantages over the other?
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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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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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Crop display size in linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Limit video output to a section of a display and leave the rest blank My laptop has a slightly damaged lcd - it has a black strip on the right that reduces the working ...
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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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Make alt key work when using NX client on OSX to Ubuntu 10.04 host?

I am using NX Client on Mac OS X 10.6 to access my Ubuntu 10.04 machine. I would like to use the Option/Alt key to Alt-Tab in the window manager and as the Meta key in Emacs. Some searching on 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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Java MToolkit and XToolkit problems

I am attempting to use a Java application (on a linux host) remotely (with X11), and I'm running into problems. The default XToolkit for AWT/Swing seems to have problems with menu alignment (such as ...
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How to use ati's fglrx drivers on Fedora 11

Has anyone got a clue what is required to make old Fedora 10 ati fglrx drivers from Livna rpm repository on Fedora 11 ? There was once similar pathway when fedora10 was out but ati didnt support ...
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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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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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Linux graphical GUI freezes

Ok so I got this annoying problem that happens every so often where the entire screen freezes up, becomes a static image, can't do anything on it until I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to switch to console CLI ...
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How to unbind global hotkey in X11 (X Window System / xorg)?

I have an application (quicktile) that uses Xlib to install a global hotkey via key grabbing (XGrabKey). However some keys are already bound by some other application: WARNING: Failed to bind key. ...
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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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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 ...
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ssh -X: take over the actual screen

I can work with "ssh -X user@ip" on my remote clients so everything is setup OK. But what I'd really want to achieve is not to have a "new" desktop through ssh, but really take over the screen. So I ...
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Multiple monitors under X: eliminating gaps due to different monitor heights

I am using nvidia-settings to configure multiple monitors . The monitors' native resolutions are different, so this generates 'gaps' where the items are drawn on the virtual screen but not on any of ...
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What setting can cause a monitor to flicker under X11?

I've been dinking with the xorg.conf file on my system and now when I try to start X I get a flickering effect and no usable image. I think (and this is just a guess) that it's a settings out of bound ...
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How to get the display number I was assigned by X

From X(7) man pages DISPLAY NAMES From the user's perspective, every X server has a display name of the form: hostname:displaynumber.screennumber [...] ...