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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Trying to start a GUI process on a second machine

Background: I am helping out create a media wall from spare computers/screens for a local university to use processing.org/java to distribute renders across several machines. However, it's still ...
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How to make a command run after login and x start?

I need to run xset led 3 after every login how can I do do this? I am on Manjaro using gnome.
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Force kscreen reload

I have a laptop with a docking station and am running KDE Plasma 5 on OpenSUSE Leap. I prefer to have the laptop screen off when docked and to have some things displayed larger when the laptop is ...
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X11 forward with multiple logins for the same user

we use a server at work which runs byobu. Everyone of my colleagues logs in with the same Debian user account and gets the byobu session presented. This works quite well as we are all sitting in a ...
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How do I connect a dual monitor VNC client to a headless VNC server?

Right now I use RealVNC server, and connect to a corporate RHEL server for my builds. These machines are headless, so there's nothing in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf* I can successfully connect and use the ...
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How can I require the modifier key be pressed first in Xorg on Linux?

I'm used to Windows behavior where keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl-L work only if Ctrl is pressed before L. But X allows pressing L before Ctrl. This seems to apply to all keyboard shortcuts and ...
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Where to put X11 (XQuartz) configuration on OS X?

I’m trying to set the key repeat rate to a different value using xset r rate 280 50. I’ve tried adding this configuration statement to various configuration files (~/.zprofile, ~/.xinitrc, ~/.zlogin), ...
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Invert screen colors by *value*

How do I invert screen colors by value? The most common way to invert colors is to use RGB-negation. Unfortunately, it's not very beautiful: blue becomes yellow, green becomes magenta, etc. What I ...
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How do I make mousewheel focus remain inside the active window with XFCE4?

I'm used to the Windows 8.1 (and earlier) behavior where mousewheel events go into the active window, even when the mouse pointer is over another window. But XFCE4 (or X itself?) always sends ...
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How do I disable certain mouse buttons on Linux?

I have a Logitech G9 Laser Mouse and use Google Chrome + Google Music to listen to music. Google Music can and does detect media keys when they are pressed and does the obvious thing. The twist here ...
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How to alter X11 resolution choice?

My VGA monitor is recognized by X11 and best resolution is chosen, which is correct with product specification. This resolution sometimes does not always work in practice (frequency out of range error ...
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Box characters in nm-connection-editor using X11 forwarding

I have a Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux ARM (latest) and a laptop running Ubuntu 14. I am using NetworkManager to configure the network on the Raspberry Pi, and I wanted to access the connection ...
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Permissions messed up on X server

I followed the tutorial at http://fabiorehm.com/blog/2014/09/11/running-gui-apps-with-docker/ and was able to successfully run Firefox. However, after restarting, I can't start X for my user, from the ...
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telnet x11 on REDHAT 7 (Gnome 3)

I have been trying for the last 2 weeks to get X11 apps working over telnet connection to the server. I am not concerned about the security as I run a VPN to the server location as well. I just need ...
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bashrc: how to know X window is available or not?

There is a part in my ~/.bashrc, which sets $EDITOR to be gvim. It works fine when I am in X window. However, if I ssh to my workstation (from another workstation) gvim starts to complain "cannot open ...
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mdm doesn't start X, but startx does

I just got a Dell U3415W ultra-wide monitor to replace my dual-monitor system. I am running Linux Mint 17.2 I plugged it in and soon discovered some issues. At startup, it sits an spins for a bit, ...
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Linux Mint won't load GUI after update: Cannot read V_BIOS (3) Input/output error

I updated my Linux Mint machine and rebooted. Since then, the GUI doesn't appear. I tried running startx, but it produces the following error:
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Starting and stopping X11 and LXDE from command line

I have a Raspberry Pi with Debian Wheezy (Raspbian) and so far I've managed to learn quite a lot about Linux just playing around, but I have a few questions for all you seasoned Linux pros out there. ...
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Disabling mouse acceleration in X.Org (Linux)

This is the Linux version of my Disabling mouse acceleration in Mac OS X question. Hopefully I'll get an answer this time. I am tired of mouse acceleration and want to have a completely linear mouse ...
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How to close window by press left and right mouse button at the same time

I tried xbindkeys with this setting in xbinkeysrc "xte 'keydown Alt_L' 'key F4' 'keyup Alt_L'" b:1 + b:3 Doesn't seem to work. Any ideas?
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Debian linux: server-side registration of fonts in fonts.dir

In Debian Linux up to Squeeze (version 6, two releases ago) there used to be a defoma application which automated XLFD registration in fonts.dir/fonts.scale files whenever new fonts were being ...
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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 specify an IPv6 address in the X Window DISPLAY variable?

I'm trying to export a DISPLAY variable containing a numeric IPv6 address. What format would the variable take, since IPv6 addresses contain :, which normally is used for the display number? Googling ...
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Xquartz stopped working on Maverics. Cannot install a valid X11 forwarding

I'm having trouble with XQuartz on Mavericks. After I went to apple genius support to change my battery (in which the genius guy forced power off when I had an X11 connection opened), I am having the ...
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How to run fullscreen application on separate display on linux?

I am trying to run SDL2-based application like this: DISPLAY=1 ./myapp But it fails to create a window (guess it's because display :1 lacks a window manager) How can I run it?
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X11 forwarding from Amazon EC2 AMI

local$> echo $DISPLAY :0.0 local$> ssh -X -i PEMFILE ec2-user@AMAZONEC2_AMI [ec2-user@REMOTE_AMI ~]$ echo $DISPLAY [ec2-user@REMOTE_AMI ~]$ sudo grep X11 /etc/ssh/sshd_config ~/.ssh/...
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External monitors not working with Dell Latitude E7250+EPort Plus

I am running Xubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Lattitude E7250 (intel video card) and have a Dell E-Port Plus docking station. The docking station has 2 DVI ports and 2 DP (DisplayPort) ports on the back. The ...
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Attach and dettach mose on Xephyr programly

Then mouse or unpluged from port Xephyr it lost all input. I want to keep it working then replug mouse. I think about to create virtual mouse device, that points to physical one. Is there any method ...
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Full Ubuntu 15.04 desktop (Unity) under VNC

I have tigervnc working 100% well. What do I have to write in my .vnc/xstartup file so that a FULL Ubuntu desktop comes on? I want to include: The proper application-dependent menu bar at the top ...
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Can't see second virtual monitor from xrandr

I'm running an Arch linux guest on Virtualbox 5.0.6, on an OS X 10.11 host, with the latest guest additions installed. I'm using i3wm as a desktop. I've added 2 virtual monitors to my VM but can see ...
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Can't reconfigure Xorg

I made a common mistake of not reading the whole manual and installing Nvidia drivers. Now Xorg won't even start. I read that reconfiguring Xorg fixes that but it's not working for me. My system: ...
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WQHD+FHD monitors scaling problems

I recently added an WQHD to my two FHD, now the setup is: FHD(rotated 90°) - WQHD - FHD. The WQHD screen looks gorgeous, however the FHDs show everything to large like descriped in the arch-wiki. ...
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How to execute a command when screen resolution changes in Linux

I’m running Linux in a VM, and I want to run a script whenever the X server resolution changes (usually from going in/out of full-screen mode in the VM). How can I do this?
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Tmux not working in Xterm on Debian Stable

I'm trying to use tmux on my computer and it runs perfectly as root, but I'd rather run it under my own account. When I run it with my account, I get a variety of error messages that include "Cannot ...
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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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List linux processes having windows

How can I list linux processes (like ps aux) but only those having X11 windows? I guess there must be some simple connection (like always in linux) between the processes and the X server. Is it ...
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How to set workspaces with different resolution

I have only one monitor, but I want to set two workspace with different resolutions. Because some window is too large for the native resolution of my monitor. How can I do that?
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Fedora 20 FirewallD GUI not working on X11 forwarding

I am having a problem with SSH X11 forwarding on Fedora 20 with firewall-config, the GUI tool for FirewallD (the dynamic firewall system). With most X11 GUI applications including pretty much all "...
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startx for single application fails because of xterm

I am trying to run epiphany directly using startx on a raspberry pi. The idea is to run epiphany in kiosk mode pointing to a website. The command that I would like to run is: startx epiphany -a --...
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Whenever I plug in another keyboard, key repeating rate is reset to some value

I have the following is my .xinitrc: xset r rate 250 100 & Which sets the repeat rate when you are holding a keyboard key to a pretty high value. However, whenever I plug in another keyboard, ...
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Remap Keys in Linux

I'd like to switch my Ctrl and Alt keys under Linux (to make it more Mac-like). How do I do this? If it helps, I'm running Ubuntu 9.04.
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The virt-manager displays “Gtk couldn't be initialized”

I am running the virt-manager on RHEL 7.0, but it always display "Gtk couldn't be initialized": [root@dhb5 ~]# virt-manager --debug --nofork 2015-08-17 03:21:09,895 (cliutils:75): virt-manager ...
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Background from terminal emulator to Openbox session

Is there any way to run a command from a terminal emulator in Openbox, so that Openbox would own the process, rather than the terminal? Then I could launch a program from a terminal emulator that ...
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Auto-repeat keeps getting turned off for left arrow (only). How can I find out why?

Occasionally I find that the auto-repeat is not working for my left arrow key and only that key. I know I can turn it back on with xset r 113 but it is annoying to have to do so and frustrating ...
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Using vim with Putty results in X server error

I used Putty to remote to Linux machine, and when I use vim to open a file it always delays and display message PuTTY X11 proxy: unable to connect to forwarded X server: Network error: Connection ...
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How to bind clicking both left and right mouse button to close window in openbox

How to bind clicking both left and right mouse button to close current window in openbox? I want to keep the middle button for other action.
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Run wine totally headless

I want to run wine headless and avoid the error message: Make sure that your X server is running and that $DISPLAY is set correctly. Is there a way or do i have to route/forward it to some output? ...
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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 [...] ...
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X11 forwarding: How to share desktop on many clients simultaneously?

How can I share the desktop view (or view from one program) to multiple other machines (given root access) simultaneously? I've seen similar questions (e.g.,here and here), but I'm not sure how one ...