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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How do I restart a frozen screen in Ubuntu without losing any open windows?

I had a device running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS have its screen freeze. Generally I have simply jumped onto an available tty, i.e. Ctrl-Alt-F1 and executed the command /etc/init.d/lightdm restart or service ...
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How to assign a local mouse and keyboard to a seperate display accesible over VNC (ubuntu)?

I want to turn a laptop, a Nexus 10, a mouse and a keyboard into two usable "computers". My current best plan is to create a separate display accessible over VNC for the Nexus to connect to in view ...
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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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Offload dri to a render node in xorg

There is new feature in mesa DRI_PRIME emerged to keep up with modern hybrid graphics on laptops. I'd like to use it for desktop too. Powersaving is always good. So I make xorg to use only intel ...
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Where is xorg.conf in Kali Linux (Debian)?

I'm following a guide to do some screen config modifications on my Kali Linux (installed in VirtualBox on my Mac). The guide is written for Debian so I figured it would work for my Kali, but I can't ...
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X11/Gnome/TrackPoint: custom button mapping not working

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T430s running with Arch Linux/Gnome 3.6 and I want to switch the left and right button of the trackpoint buttons (the upper ones). I can switch the left/right buttons of ALL ...
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LXDE Ubuntu - How do I run a command after computer resumes from sleep?

I run xmodmap ~/.xmodmaprc in order to swap the Ctrl and Caps Lock keys. However, when I resume from sleep, this configuration gets reset. Where can I set it so it runs a script on resume so I ...
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Any single key alternative to Alt + Tab

I use Alt+Tab a lot. So was wondering if I can shorten it to a single key like this: key = Alt+Tab with Alt pressed key key to mean previous one arrow keys should work when Alt+Tab is on like this: ...
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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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Virtual Consoles run from different DVI output than X

My virtual consoles (Alt F1-Alt F6) run from a different DVI output than X does. This requires me to unplug my monitor when I want to start X, which is a pain. I'd like to set them both to be ...
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RandR 1.4 Optimus Dual Monitor

So, I have a dual monitor setup. HDMI comes in through Nvidia, main display is through Intel (I think). I want to use XMonad with the dual setup, and I want to be able to run with or without the ...
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Black screen when booting Fedora — Contactable via ssh

I am using a Pacer R15ID7T-CHC3 touch screen unit. After installing Fedora (19 x86_64) the system boots to the grub bootloader. I am given the normal options, normal or recovery. After selecting ...
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Reviving a stuck X11 server while keeping GUI apps running

I've been running one X server for a several days. Today, due to some transient glitch, it's hung up. The multitude of X applications - text editors, web browser, graphics apps, etc - are still ...
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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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Translate SSH terminal input to X.org's?

I just had an idea that it would be nice to ssh on to my PC using my mobile phone and remote-control the keyboard by writing to the terminal, using arrow keys etc. A sample use case would be scrolling ...
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“Detach” and “Reattach” xterms across X sessions?

Is there a way to save/detach an xterm (or another window), and reopen/load/reattach it on a different X session on the same machine ? What I'm trying to achieve is "move" running xterms between two ...
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Trying to start process on login, but no .xinitrc file to work with

So I installed and am properly using xbindkeys. The problem is that I must manually start this process each time I start my system. I read more into the wiki and found there is a method one can ...
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How to record a background xsession?

Running Fedora, CTRL + ALT + F2 gives you a second terminal session. Logging in, I can then use startx to start a secondary X session. I would like to perform a screen recording of this second ...
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How can I fix jumpy touchpad response in xorg?

I have a newly-purchased ASUS 1015E-DS2 which came pre-loaded with Ubuntu, and the touchpad response is so bad to make the machine unusable without an external mouse. During small motions it randomly ...
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How udev sends input device change notification to Xorg?

I want to troubleshoot why the graphic tables is active only if it is connected when Xorg is started (and stops working with spamming of Xorg.0.log if I reconnect it). As far as I know, udev-based ...
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How do I limit X access for potentially malicious GUI application?

Application directly accessing Xorg can not just draw some good behaving windows, but also capture input, mask windows something else (e.g. password input), lock X server and so on. How can I give an ...
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linux catalyst and three monitors

I just switched from opensource ati driver to catalyst because I had many crashes on my linux box when playing flash videos. It looks like with fglrx my system is more stable, but I lost my third ...
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X11 evdev mouse generates duplicate events

Lately my x11 server started registering several duplicate mouse click events per single click. I've tried upgrading xorg server and drivers, but it didn't help. Using different mouse doesn't help as ...
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VMWare - restart client X server

If a VM's X server is frozen, is there a way I can restart the X server (send right-alt+sysrq+k to the client) without the host intercepting the key combination/causing a restart of the host's X ...
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What is the difference between the X clipboards?

Primary Secondary Clipboard Cut buffers What is the difference between these? Experimenting with xclip and gedit: Setting primary Nothing happens, as far as I can tell Setting secondary Again, ...
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What is the “-nolisten tcp” parameter for X

I have just found that my latest kubuntu comes preconfigured with the following: in directory /etc/X11/xinit there is xserverrc #!/bin/sh exec /usr/bin/X -nolisten tcp "$@" But the -nolisten tcp ...
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How can I setup an X Server to run in the background on Windows?

I have grown tired of the (visual) problems I get when using the combination of not-so-great terminal emulation+CygWin on Windows. Now I just run a forwarded gnome-terminal from my server when working ...
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Kill display manager and start another one with a script

I have a small script in which I kill gdm3 and start up an X Session. It works, but I have to run it 3 times. export DISPLAY=:0 var = $(pidof gdm3) kill $(var) X :0 & xterm & export ...
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Cannot open software remotely XQuartz Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key

I am using mac os 10.8.2, and connecting to a cloud computing cluster through Xquartz. I do: ssh -CY <uname>@serveradress and then ./<softwaretoopen> and it opens the software ...
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Short hang on each new window and each closed window in Linux / Gnome Shell

Every time I open a new window on screen, the entire display freezes for 3 seconds. Every time a window is closed, the entire display freezes for 3 seconds. The first few windows after reboot are ...
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Startx wont start for Centos v6.5

I am trying to start startx for gnome but for some reason its not working.. I don't have access to this server since its oversees but I've got root pass and i'm using ssh. I've been trying everything ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 gdm with multiple X servers doesn't work

I'm trying to launch 4 X servers with gdm on my fresh Ubuntu 14.04. /etc/gdm/custom.conf [debug] # More verbose logs # Additionally lets the X server dump core if it crashes Enable = true Gestures = ...
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Dual screen setup in Xorg

I have two Nvidia cards (an onboard and an added one), and a monitor connected to each one. Monitors are "on", at least the LEDs indicates that they are. But only the one connected to the onboard card ...
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USB mouse gets stuck on top right corner

My USB mouse every now and then (which means pretty often :) gets stuck in the top right corner of the screen with no apparent reason. If I unplug and plug back the USB cable, then it resumes working ...
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Fedora 19 XFCE screen rotation

I am trying to make screen rotation setting persist after reboot (without having to run a script on boot). I am using the XFCE spin of Fedora 19. I can make the screen rotate as I want it to using ...
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Disable fullscreen mode on a uncooperative window

I have a program that opens in fullscreen mode. It doesn't provide any way to fix this within the program, and wmctrl -b remove,fullscreen has no effect. (Nor does the equivalent xprop command.)
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Linux + “nVidia surround” + 3 monitors?

Is it possible to run 3 monitors on 1 nvidia card (600 series, 640/650/660/670) under linux/xorg with the closed source nvidia driver? At the moment a have a 2 monitors on my linux system in a ...
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Is X11 the default display server application on Mac OS X?

Is X11 the default display server application on Mac OS X? If not, which app is?
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How to debug freezing Xorg?

At the very beginning, I am aware that I can provide very little info on my problem (and actually I'm ashamed about it). Thus, although I'd like to fix it, I'm asking first on how to get to the root ...
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OSX-quality antialiasing on Awesome WM + Arch Linux?

I'm running Arch with Xorg and Awesome WM. The antialiasing rather sucks. How can I get OSX-quality antialiasing or something similar?
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Ubuntu 9.10 freezes when HDMI port is connected

I have a Sony Vaio FW350 with a HDMI output. I'm trying to use it under Ubuntu 9.10 with a LG LCD monitor 21,5'. The laptop has a Intel 4500 video card. I've tried two approaches: Boot the laptop ...
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Tiling window manager where dual heads share common workspace [closed]

I want to use a tiling window manager with my dual monitor setup, but almost all wms seem to treat each monitor as an independent workspace. This means that I can change the workspace of monitor 0 ...
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Speedier File Access in Window Manager/File Explorer when File Names have Similar Starts

I was wondering both from a Windows [7] and a GNU-Linux system set-up perspective: When you are opening files in the File Explorer/Window Manager and you type in the first letters in the file's name ...
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Is it possible to set the name of the current virtual desktop via commandline?

The utility wmctrl has the possiblity to list the names of all virtual desktops: % wmctrl -d 0 - DG: 3360x1200 VP: 0,0 WA: 0,0 3360x1199 Mail / Comm 1 * DG: 3360x1200 VP: 0,0 WA: 0,0 ...
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VMware Tools skipping X drivers

[re-posting from the "Not Answered" thread, https://communities.vmware.com/thread/416544] When trying to build VMware Tools, I get the following message: Detected X server version 1.11.4 ...
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Changing X.org default font

Installed ArchLinux, run X server, i3wm and some gtk+ applications (chromium, gedit etc.). Applications use font which is the same as my virtual console's font (Terminus I guess). How to switch to ...
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Mapping keys on Linux

I'd like to change layout (mapping) of Lenovo ThinkPad keyboard (which I hate) to be like Acer TravelMate 8000 (which I love). That mainly means: Swap Fn and left Ctrl Tab-left to act like PgUp ...
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CDM display not working for users, but works as root

If I run CDM (Console Display Manager) as root, it works fine. If I run it as any other user, CDM loads, requests a choice for WM, and then exits. There is no readable output to stdout or stderr. How ...
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How to find out xorg version? or “what's my xorg version?”

ATI docs says i need: XOrg 6.9, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5 or 7.6 Xorg -version says: X.Org X Server 1.11.1.902(1.11.2 RC 2) [...] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 [...] xorg-server ...
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Using Windows as a VirtualBox Host, how I can get AltGr behavior on linux guest?

I'm having an issue using a keyboard which is not an English US keyboard. It seems that when it's the case, pressing AltGr key will simulate CTRL + ALT on Windows. I have verified that fact using ...