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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Split-Screen Between Shell and X-Windows in Cygwin

Is there a way to split the screen between a program running through the X-server and a standard text-based terminal? I am operating under Cygwin under Windows. The solution should be as ...
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debian/ubuntu - invert all colours in desktop session (colors)

Sometimes I need to flip from a light colour scheme to a dark one quickly, and I need it to apply not just to the desktop theme but also to any webpages that are open etc. On the Mac there's a neat ...
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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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Show Contents of X Display in Window

I have an X display :1. I would like to show the content of this display in another window. I can take a still by doing this: import -display :1 -window root screenie.png but I would like to be able ...
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How to configure X-Windows for CUDA-GDM with 1 GPU card and 1 motherboard adapter

The CUDA-GDB debugging tools apparently require a very specific x-windows configuration process and I am still trying to work out the steps. A person must install the NVIDIA drivers to access the CUDA ...
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In XOrg, can i switch keyboard-layout per application and still honor ~/.Xmodmap

I'm using my ~/.Xmodmap to map: keycode 38 = a A adiaeresis Adiaeresis and similar to be able to type German umlauts (äöü) on a US-qwerty layout. For switching keyboard layouts between German qwertz ...
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How do I get vlc via X11-over-ssh to display the right font, instead of black rectangles only?

I'm running vlc on my Arch Linux box, forwarded via X11/ssh to my Mac. All characters in the application have been replaced by a black rectangle, so I can't read any labels. I would guess that vlc ...
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Legacy X11 application only sees very few fonts

I have a very old X11 application (over 10 years) that runs in a chrooted environment on my OpenSuse desktop. It used to look fine and over the years I have updated the Linux distribution several ...
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Multiple XkbOptions in xorg.conf

How should I write multiple XkbOptions in xorg.conf? I've tried "option,option,option", "option, option, option", "option option option" and none of these worked - only the first option was executed.
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enabling sticky keys under xorg (awesome desktop manager)

I would like to enable "sticky modifier keys" under archlinux + awesome, and I haven't found the correct info.
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XWin headers and libraries (devel) path in Cygwin

What is the path of the XWin headers and libraries (Devel) in Cygwin?
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who / w / logname broken in multiple terminals

I have a strange problem: In a GUI session, depending on the terminal being used the following two (related) problems appear: who and w doesn't list the user's active session logname returns ...
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How do I get a valid xmodmap while using xcape

I'll admit at the start that X's key-mapping is a bit of a black-art for me which mainly involves copy and pasting examples from places like SO and SU and seeing if it works. However in this case I ...
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How to load ~/.Xresources when starting X?

I've edited my ~/.Xresources and issued xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources and it worked perfectly. However when I restart X, the settings are changed to default. I've also added xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources in ...
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bspwm socket error within startx

I've ran into this frustrating problem. I am using Elementary os and I am working on getting bspwm working. I have done the setup following the bspwm for dummies wiki article. All is smooth until I ...
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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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Unable to change my keyboard layout in Archlinux/Cinnamon

I'm on Archlinux with Cinnamon. I would like to change from a french keyboard (fr) to a swiss one (ch). So I edit my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-keyboard-layout.conf file: Section "InputClass" ...
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What files in the home ( ~/ ) directory affect Xorg/graphics?

My home directory is located on a server on the local LAN. The rest of the computer is local to the machine on my desk. When the server is having issues, it locks up my computer. I can understand this ...
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displaylink and nvidia in linux mint (ubuntu)

I have GeForce 210, displaylink USB adapter and three monitors: two monitors are connected to GeForce, and the last one to USB. This setup works perfectly in Windows, but doesn't work in Linux. I ...
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How to make Elo touchscreen working for Linux?

Elo touchscreen model: Elo TouchSystems, Inc. Elo TouchSystems 2700 IntelliTouch(r) Problem description: My problem + others problem with this is that, when i touch-over (mouse-over) the ...
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Resolution stuck at 640x480 after trying to install NVIDA drivers

The fans on my Clevo W230ST haven't stopped blowing since I installed Mint. I thought the video card drivers might be at fault so I tried: sudo apt-get install nvidia-current sudo nvidia-xconfig On ...
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invert screen permanently in arch linux

I am currently in a fresh install of Arch Linux (Antergos). i have installed nvidia drivers and bumblebee i have already created a xorg.conf using sudo nvidia-xconfig and saved the settings using sudo ...
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xorg.conf stops working after upgrade

After an upgrade from xserver-xorg version 1:7.7+3 to version 1:7.7+5 (Debian versioning), some relevant configurations defined in xorg.conf are being ignored. In particular, the synaptics touchpad ...
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help with xorg.conf: xrandr on one of two widescreen monitors; rhel5, kde, ATI Radeon X1300

Can anyone help with me configure my dual-screen monitors for rotation? I have xrandr 1.1. Have tried various approaches, nothing takes. I can't even get the xrandr options to show up in KDE's ...
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Use Xming without putty

I currently do have putty and xming working correctly in tandem, however I don't really enjoy using putty's interface and the first command I run is gnome-terminal & and get my favorite terminal ...
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X server 100% CPU

Our X server sometimes gets stuck at 100% CPU, locking up the systen. From Googling, it seems that this is prob. not a bug in the X server, but in some application that uses it. The workload the ...
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ffmpeg x11grab a single window

Is it possible with ffmpeg grab a window that is minimized or that not has the focus (there is another window over but ffmpeg records only the window which is below)? With a command like ffmpeg -f ...
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AWS EC2: Compile vim with clipboard support

I'm using a free EC2 instance using Amazon Linux AMI 2013.09.2. I want to install the latest version of vim and include clipboard support. I've seen a few guides, but none seem to be too current. ...
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Configure XQuartz to use second screen

Is it possible to configure XQuartz to use my second screen? I've tried updating the default DISPLAY variable to something like /tmp/launch-oEIGJf/org.macosforge.xquartz:0.1, but this (kind of ...
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Xorg unable to find screen configuration in minimal EL6 install with Intel HD 4400 graphics

I have installed a minimal EL6 (based on Scientific Linux 6.4) distro on a computer which has the following on-board graphics: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation ...
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How do I properly configure my .xinitrc file to start the openbox session manager

I've installed openbox twice - once with Fink, and once with MacPorts. Both installations yield the same result: startx terminates with an error diagnostic from xinit. I have a working .xinitrc for ...
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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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Is this xstart/xinit message of concern, and/or how can I make it go away?

My ultimate goal is to get openbox working on Mavericks, OSX 10.9.1. Towards that end, I'm eliminating potential causes of error. With that in mind, I've tailored my .xinitrc file and it brings up ...
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Making cairo-clock click-through-able (Cairo Graphics)

Is there any way that I can make a window on my X windowing system (Ubuntu/Gnome/Compiz) to be click-through? i.e. when I click on it, the click is actually sent to the window beneath it. The ...
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Chromebook: Map Search Key to ctrl, ubuntu

I've got ubuntu running on chromebook using crouton. How do I map the search key to the ctrl action. Similar to this, swapping the caps lock key and the ctrl key. /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option ...
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Display manager does not start at startup

Running sudo start lightdm from the command line seems to work fine though. Neither exec xdm or xdm or sudo xdm or sudo exec xdm do though. Things I have already tried - selecting various options ...
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How to set the start background of X

When our linux system starts I would like to change the background of X to either a bitmap a solid colour (red) but using only configuration files. We use a pretty stripped down version of a ...
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How can I get an xterm to display on Parallels VM running Ubuntu 12.04?

I'd like to bring up a simple X application on my Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop running in a Parallels VM, and though I can get all X applications and servers to play nicely together in my network of VM's, ...
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Enabling hardware acceleration and Xinerama for multi-monitor/multi-GPU in Linux

My current setup is three monitors connected as follows (monitors listed from left to right): GPU0 (nVidia GTX 280): - Dell 2405FPW (1920x1200) - Dell U2410 (1920x1200) GPU1 (nVidia 210): - ...
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Fedora 20 Gnome session over X11 forwarding not working

In previous Fedora/CentOS distributions I was always able to run "gnome-session" over SSH with X11 forwarding. However, in Fedora 20, I instead get a window with a sad-face graphic that says "Oh no! ...
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How to get rid of unwanted linux X start-up glitch

We have a system where we have a "splash" screen (managed via plymouth) and an application which is started when X is starting. However between the two (ie: after the screen of plymouth goes away ...
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Remapping XF86_Back/Forward to Control/Alt in X

I'd like to rebind the XF86_Back and forward keys in X to control and alt respectively. However, it seems that running xmodmap -e "keycode 167 =Alt_L" xmodmap -e "keycode 166 =Control_L" ...
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Raspbian - can't get dwm to work

I installed raspbian via http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=50310 I've installed dwm, but when I type "startx" dwm pops up, but I can't use my mouse or keyboard or anything. I ...
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Cannot run `xinit` (or, indeed, `startx`) other than as root

At present, I have to do sudo xinit and then su ... and then ./.xsession which seems bad, as isn't it that you shouldn't run gui applications as root? Just xterm might be find though, as xterm isn't ...
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Using “ssh -Y” on Os X

How can I display remote applications on OS X via ssh? If I try, I get the error "Could not open display". Im trying to access Raspbian (Debian) from OS X Mavericks.
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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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How to determine number of colours (bit per pixel) in X11

How can I see how many bits per pixel are actually available in a running X11 session?
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Rogue X session bombing my CPU

Every time I boot I get the following process that is taking %99.3 of my CPU /usr/bin/X :0 -nr -verbose -auth /var/run/gdm/auth-for-gdm-EowSOU/database -nolisten tcp vt7 when I kill the pid I lose ...
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How to switch Backspace key with Delete key in xvkbd?

How to switch Backspace key with Delete key in xvkbd? I want to disable the first row with Fn keys but keep the backspace, so I figured I could switch it with Delete since nopony is using it nowdays ...
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How to set instance name of google-chrome (or any x11 application)

I'm now using dwm window manager and I know I can set rules to specify a application to a certain tag like this: static const Rule rules[] = { /* xprop(1): * WM_CLASS(STRING) = instance, ...