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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.rc startup file for Ubuntu 14.04 (~.xinitrc fails)

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to make some commands run automatically after login in Ubuntu. Before I used Ubuntu 12.04 and here I had a ~/.xinitrc file that was sourced ...
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Enable KMS after logging in

Is there some way to enable KMS after booting. My linux box is set up to log into a console, with X having to be started manually if required. I do not want to enable KMS on booting, as it causes ...
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Linux startup scripts

Background: I am running an Arch Linux build on my laptop. The system has been sitting there for three years. I've re-installed a couple of times, and I carried over the old dot files in my home ...
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OpenSuse 13.1 PPC64 Port - Slow boot with error messages, and low color-depth

I have a PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0 GHz, i have installed the PPC64 port of OpenSuse 13.1 on it, and i am experiencing a few problems. I guess thats the price of running a unsupported port/distribution. ...
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copy and paste tabs between terminal windows in X11

When I copy and paste text using the X11 mouse selection between two terminal windows, tabs are often, but not always, converted to spaces. This appears to depend on the involved terminal ...
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Mouse pointer missing in SSH windows

I have a problem with the mouse pointer when I use SSH to launch a remote window. I run ssh -CY somehost and then run some command that opens a new window. When the mouse pointer enters that new ...
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Show existing X screen in X window on the other X screen

I'm using linux machine with 3 monitors as separate X screens. One for desktop/control and 2 for full-screen video playback. Playback monitors can't be seen so I need the playback screens "previews" ...
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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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Reset display resolution from console in Linux Mint

I have a Linux Mint 13 Xfce in a VMware Workstation 8 VM and set the resolution from 800x600 to 1280x768 and now I get permanently logged out when I try to login. I knew how to get back to my old ...
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How to configure Xdmx to create one big screen on multiple X servers

I want to create one big screen on multiple X servers (multiple machines). I read in manual that xinerama should be enabled so I enable it. I can move cursor and windows between machines but I can not ...
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Dropbox causes xorg to use 100% CPU

For some time, I noticed that my xorg process uses up between 60 and 100% of the CPU (according to top). I also noticed that interactive work becomes sluggish, even on my multi-core i7 processor. ...
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NetBSD as VMware workstation guest: `startx` hangs and maxes all CPUs utilization

I am using VMware workstation 8. I have attempted to install and run NetBSD 5.1.2 and 6.0. Installations all went OK and the system was usable until I install a window manager. After installed xfce4, ...
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xorg: disable touch sensitivity on clickpad button area on Elantech clickpad

Clickpads have mouse buttons integrated. I always lay one finger on the (left) button (to be ready to press ;). The problem with this is, that I prevent myself moving the cursor with my finger if I ...
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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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How to start gnome 3 not fallback mode in Debian wheezy

I installed Debian 7 in the Dell Optplex 9020 Desktop with only one Monitor. But just cannot start gnome 3 instead in fallback mode (like gnome 2.5). I have installed the firmware-linux-nonfree ...
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LightDM mysteriously changing monitor layout

Update: The issue seems to stem from LightDM. If I start my session from a TTY using startx, screens are laid out according to xorg.conf. But if I do sudo start lightdm, screens become linear even ...
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How do I capture my second monitor using avconv?

With this command: avconv -f x11grab -s 2560x1440 -i :0.0 I can stream video from my main monitor. I also have a second, 1080p monitor on which I do my gaming. I want to stream from that monitor. ...
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x2x keeps pointer in second screen

I am trying to get this displaylink device going, and in the process, one of the things I am trying, is to get x2x working properly. I have my X server running fine on the displaylink device with $ X ...
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Save screen brightness between reboots

I'm running a fresh installation of Trisquel Mini 6.0.1, using LXDE for my graphical environment. Being a bit new to LXDE, I quickly found out that it does not ship with a brightness setting manager. ...
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How focus is managed in X Window System with XI2

I wonder how focus works in XI2 extension with multiple input devices (MPX). Actually I can not even find any documentation about focus which explains it. I use Openbox 3.5.0 Window Manager and it ...
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Xkb keycodes to print 2 characters on one key

I'm composing xkb layout for javanese language. I need to create a key code which can print two unicode characters at once. How to make it possible? For example I want Shift+S to print 2 chars: ...
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why rebinding a key impacts other keys?

I wanted to modify the key A on my AZERTY keyboard. It works using xmodmap: xmodmap -e "keysym a = a A aogonek Aogonek" xmodmap -e "keycode 108 = Mode_switch" Now Alt-Gr-a does issue an aogonek. ...
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Touchscreen crashes Xorg config

I have a chroot Linux install running on an Android device and have xorg running on the devices screen which works well, however I am trying to get the touch screen to work, below is my current setup ...
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Does Xming X11 forwarding support when putty logon to the 1st host to get to the 2nd host to run UI app?

Can not ssh straight to the 2nd host, I have to ssh to the 1st host then to the 2nd host to execute a UI and I'm running putty from a windows desktop.
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Linux: Setting primary display (nvidia) from command line

Is this possible? Normally I use disper to enable my external monitor, but I don't think I can force the 2nd monitor to be primary. http://willem.engen.nl/projects/disper/ I've played around with ...
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Changing screen resolution in Chrome Remote Dekstop for Ubuntu Server

I have setup Chrome Remote Desktop in my ubuntu server using a vnc connection and set the resolution as 1366x 768 however when i connect using chrome remote desktop the screen size is different ...
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Installing TexLive on headless Debian Wheezy machine

I want to install TexLive on a headless machine running Debian Wheezy (X11 is not installed). However, when I run apt-get it wants to pull in X11 packages. As I access the machine via SSH, and would ...
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Cannot run X in Archlinux installed in VMPlayer

I have installed archlinux in VMPlayer (host OS is windows). But I cannot get X run after install all the packages and drivers according to manual. All I get is vmware(0): Failed to detect device ...
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How to configure Apple USB keyboard on Xorg (FreeBSD)

The Apple USB Keyboard in question is identified my the number MB 110Z/B it has the following distinctive features: The key under esc is ±/§ instead of backtick/~ The left shift key is shorter than ...
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Xorg troubles on Debian

I was trying to install some ATI drivers on a Debian Wheezy install and messed up my X server. The commands I ran were: wget --referer=http://www2.ati.com ...
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Some keys don't appear in xev

I can't change my screen brightness by pressing brightness keys on the keyboard, but they change through /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness. So I started to diagnose the issue. I ran xev, and ...
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How to share a X server between different users on the same machine?

On the same computer, accessible by ssh, i would like to start a X server with one user that could be used by all other users, currently when i do this, if i start an application with another user on ...
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How to upgrade xorg-x11-server

I want to use Xdmx, but it has got bug. I found this bug on Bugzilla and there is information that bug is fixed in xorg-x11-server-1.14.3-2.fc19 package. I use Centos 6.5 and I cannot upgrade to 7 (I ...
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ThinkPad T440p clickpad configuration

I am currently trying to get the clickpad of my ThinkPad T440p to work according to my expectations, but am facing some issues. I'd like to configure the clickpad so that the three top buttons are ...
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Reinstalling X11 drivers Ubuntu 14.04

After a recent upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 xserver would no longer start on my workstation. When running startx the following error occurs: (EE) module ABI major version (6) doesn't match the ...
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Troubles with Xdmx, getting dmxBECreateColormap: No visual found

I'm trying to use Xdmx to create a display over a couple of thin clients. I'm using the latest sysresccd to boot the machines. I then either start the X server with -nc for no auth, or ssh with X ...
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How to determine what font an X application needs

I'm trying to run an application over an X server and I'm getting the following message: X Error of failed request: BadName (named color or font does not exist) Major opcode of failed request: 45 ...
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xvfb-run error with a job queue but not in interactive session

I'm running a python script on a remote cluster that tends to use an x display. I've gotten this working using xvfb-run in an interactive session (specifically command [1]). When I try to submit the ...
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X over SSH and xauth not working

I have 2 Linux Boxes (S1 - 192.168.0.98 and C1 - 192.168.0.76) and a Windows 7 Box (W1 - 192.168.0.91). One of the Linux machines (S1) was setup with SSH and X forwarding, and the windows box (W1) ...
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dual-monitor on Linux : how to change the virtual resolution of only one screen

I am using Centos 6.3 with two screens : screen A : 1280x1024 screen B : 1680x1050 Screen A is the main screen, and screen B an extension. The problem is, screen A should accept a virtual ...
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Gentoo xorg-server update conflicts

I ran eix-sync and emerge world -uvDp, then I got below message. I am quite confused by this message. It seems it is saying that the lower version of xorg-server is conflicting withe higher version ...
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Is there any method by which I can send random key events to an X11 application?

So I'm writing a game, and I'm getting crashes very intermittently occuring on movement. I'm trying to get a backtrace out of gdb, but it's incredibly tedious to keep bumbling around, hoping to hit ...
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Unable to log into Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 12.04.1. Last time I did nothing especial, but suddenly some problem appear: I have a login screen (using lightdm), when I attempt a login, I get a console session and returned to the ...
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How do I set different background images for different monitors in Gnome 3.10?

How do I set different background images for different monitors in Gnome 3.10? As one monitor is 1360x768 and another is 1920x1080 it is not possible to use the Span feature and keep proper aspect ...
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How to run gdm3, but not starting the local X server in debian 6.0

I installed Debian 6.0 with Gnome desktop environment yesterday. Because I want to connect to the gdm from another computer which is running an X server, there is no need to run the X server on the ...
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Dual monitor ,not allowed full resolution

I have two monitors, one is connected via HDMI and the other one is connected via a VGA to a DVI adapter. Both of the monitors are 21.5" and support 1920x1080. The first monitor (HDMI) works just ...
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Xorg configuration to switch between ttys (FreeBSD)

I'm using FreeBSD on VMWare. I'm installing/configuring Xorg. To get a .conf file I used Xorg -configure I tested it with Xorg -config /root/xorg.conf.new -retro It seemed to be okay, so I ...
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Howto start an application remotely, so that GUI is shown locally

This is a beginners question, I know... but I have searched and I'm getting frustrated. I know my way around Lunux pretty well, but I have never had to deal with XServer. Question 1: I SSH from OSX ...
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Permanently Disable Dell Latitude 2120 Touchscreen in X.org Upon Start-up and Suspend/Restore

In the spirit of full disclosure, below is the background, tl;dr: I am running Lubuntu Oneiric and I want to disable my borked touchscreen, running it on X.org start-up works but suspending the system ...
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Run GUI programs through SSH without window manager on host

So, I have a Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux ARM. I don't have a window manager on it as it's not exactly powerful, however I was wondering if it would be possible to SSH to it from another computer ...