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 to make fonts look similar in urxvt and gnome-based applications

I have recently switched from gnome-terminal to urxvt, which I like much better. However, I like the way the fonts are rendered in gnome-based applications better. Here is a screenshot comparing urxvt ...
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How to handle HDMI ports with DP adapter with xrandr [closed]

I'm currently running ubuntu with dwm on my macbook air and I have a problem. When I connect to a monitor using a dongle, which converts an HDMI cable to MBA's DP port, xrandr still recognizes it as ...
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Multiple users on one computer with different monitors on Ubuntu/Linux

I got a GTX 670, which powers my three monitors. But I got a processor with a HD4000 integrated graphics and I'd like to add a fourth monitor to the processor graphics, on which a different user works ...
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Can I use a desktop environment with X11 forwarding through ssh?

I use ssh a lot (read: constantly) for work. This involves having open vim windows and so forth. What I would prefer is to have a more polished look to these windows, rather than vanilla X11 which ...
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How does “swich user” work with Unix/Linux and X11

In Unix/Linux + X11 you can have multiple user sessions by (a) changing individual windows using su, sudo or even ssh or (b) running two desktop environments using something like a "switch user" ...
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Is it possible for linux to have a smooth booting process?

When I boot any GNU/Linux distribution (tried it with ubuntu and OpenSUSE), the booting process goes like this: POST grub ugly text dumping, usually loading dæmons splash screen tty prompt flickers, ...
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Disable Unplugged Displays (xrandr)

I have a laptop with two video outputs that I use when I am home (HDMI1,VGA1). To enable them, I do this: xrandr --output HDMI1 --right-of LVDS1 --auto xrandr --output LVDS1 --off xrandr --output ...
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(K)Ubuntu 12 does not detect my monitor connected via Display Port

I have one VGA and two Display Ports in my computer. VGA monitor works well, but when connecting a second monitor to DP (with use of DVI -> DP adapter) I cannot make it working. The monitor connection ...
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Why should I not make each individual shell I run a login shell?

I've been told by numerous people that I shouldn't make each shell I use a login shell. Wether via a TTY, or an Xorg terminal app running bash.. can anyone explain the potential reasoning behind this ...
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Arch Linux: xWayland, how to install and run (e17)?

I would like to try Wayland/Xwayland on Arch. The issue is the online documentation is not very rich and there are quite no fresh tutorial. Actually I have installed wayland and I can run it with ...
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Change default login manager on Fedora 18

I'm tired of GNOME's problems with my Fedora 18 instance, and decided to move on to another desktop environment. After successfully changing to Xfce, I still couldn't get rid of GDM which annoys me a ...
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How do I stop ssh-agent from forgetting my password after I login to the screen session from SSH?

I have a screen session open in an lxterminal window. If I SSH somewhere, the first time it happens, an ssh-agent window opens and asks me for my private key passphrase, and after that ssh goes right ...
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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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Run firefox in kiosk mode

I am trying to run Firefox without any window manager in full screen mode. The command xinit /absolute/path/to/firefox starts firefox full screen. However, whenever I try to open one of the menu ...
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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 apply/reload X settings after changes to xorg.conf.d configuration files

I have added a synaptics.conf file under /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. Do I need to restart X to see it applied?
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wmii on Debian not working

I did a fresh install of Debian 7.1 headless, and installed wmii along with several X packages. Wmii opens when I run startx, but not completely, and it is unusable. Although I'm fairly proficient ...
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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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X11 application (Matlab) won't respond to any keys/mouse, grey window on minimize (Snow Leopard)

Suddenly my Matlab (2012b) won't run. It starts fine but does not respond to any keys if I minimize it it comes back as just a grey window. I tried reinstalling Matlab, then xQuartz (I actually ...
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How do I run X11 applications remotely?

How can I run X11 applications hosted on a remote server, given the following goals: Run anything that would run locally on the server. This includes OpenGL apps which use GLX. Seemless integration ...
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Arch Linux: USB mouse fails after an hour of running

I have just installed Arch Linux with kernel version 3.9.5-1. While running xorg (in particular, XMonad), my Microsoft optical USB mouse fails (stops sending movements) after a length of time, every ...
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Good way to display large text on the screen in Ubuntu?

I'd like to display a very large message, e.g. 1" high letters on the screen of a workstation. I.e. something like "Today's stock price is $xx" I could use gnome-terminal if I could set the font ...
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How start a single program within a new xserver instance in full screen mode?

I'd like to run a program in full screen mode without the overhead of a desktop environment but simply on a xserver instance. This is fairly easy by running: startx <program> Trouble is that ...
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Running xserver from console as normal user and gdm3 disabled

Good afternoon to everyone. I am the inexperienced system administrator of a virtual machine with limited hardware resources, and Debian 6 installed. The main use of this machine will be as ...
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How to launch X11 program at start up and have it execute custom scripts when the X session is closed?

I need to run a script at the end of each user session, and this seems like the best way to do it. I have no experience making X11 programs, so how exactly do I go about doing this?
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GTK apps from remote server look bad

I ssh into my headless remote server with X11 forwarding. All my remote GTK apps from remote server look rather ugly. My default GTK theme is not applied. I think this has something to do with GTK ...
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Dual monitor setup using startx not working

I have two Monitors which used to run two different application on each one. Eg. Monitor A should run chromium-browser Monitor B should run another chromium-browser This should be run after ...
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xserver: 1280x720 on 1280x1024 monitor (letterbox)

I try to run a game in a separate X server. The issue is that i need to run it at 16:9 aspect, otherwise it runs with artifacts. I start the game in windowed mode at 1280x720 on a bare xserver. So I ...
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Video output options of the CLI players?

Just thought I'd jot this down while I have the problem: On a computer that apparently has a problem with having X11 use graphics acceleration, I experience (understandably) problems playing video ...
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xinput: How to set integer value correctly?

I wish to update the Synaptics Pad Resolution of my Apple Magic Trackpad. On xinput list-props "Apple Wireless Trackpad" I get: ... Synaptics Pad Resolution (642): 45, 46 ... If I try to change ...
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left click logging off session- FC17

I am using FC-17 kernel 3.8.12-100 on an Asus k55vm laptop. All of a sudden my left touchpad click is causing the session to log off without any notification. Initially I thought that it might be ...
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Keep GUI app running after vncserver shutdown

I am trying to do the following: Connect through SSH to an Amazon EC2 instance Start a VNC server Connect through VNC Start a GUI application and log in Kill the VNC server but keep the GUI ...
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XFCE/X11: Keyboard layout changes overnight, special symbols can not be entered

A very weird problem After work, I lock my screen and go home The morning after, my keyboard layout has changed from de_CH to en_US At random times, my urxvt-tabbed windows don't accept special ...
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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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What does the xfce4 power manager in the presentation mode

What exactly does the xfce4-power-manager if I press the button for presentation mode? Is it called X function? Or what else? Any ideas?
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How do I get X11 Forwarding to work on Windows with PuTTY and Xming?

I've always wanted to get X11 Forwarding to work with PuTTY, and the X Window System I'm using is Xming. When I have Xming running and I establish a new connection to my server, I receive the ...
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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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Compiling OpenJDK 7 without X

I am trying to compile OpenJDK 7 on a headless RHEL server. I have no desire to install a bunch of miscellaneous X dependencies just to build it. Is there any way to compile OpenJDK 7 without ...
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Set X11 screen resolution with xrandr

It's been a while since I've needed to use xrandr. I remember being able to just use -s# to specify which configuration you wanted to apply for example if I had: CRT1 connected 1400x1050+0+0 (normal ...
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Enable external monitors on W520 laptop running CentOS 6.4

Has anyone done this? I've googled around for hours but no luck. Some suggest to change the BIOS "Display" settings (to "integrated" or some other value), others suggest to use xrandr, others say add ...
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Fixing MTRR error in Linux

I am getting this error is Backtrack 5 R3 using KDE, Error setting MTRR (base=0x80000000 size=0x10000000 type = 1 inappropriate ioctl for device (25) Here is the X server log and here is my MTRR ...
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Gnome sending keyboard shortcuts to an application

I would like to send key board shortcuts from my wm (gnome) to an application (specifically Emacs). for example If I press Some-prefix-key C-x C-s then I would like C-x C-s to be passed to Emacs ...
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Apple keyboard mapping on Ubuntu KDE

I want to configure the Apple keyboard mapping on dell precision notebook keyboard on Ubuntu KDE such that alt-> win, ctrl->alt, fn -> ctrl. That means i want to make the dell precision notebook ...
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Local display using Xming-Putty

I've been struggling with Xming and putty for a while and I can't make it work; I enabled X11 forwarding in putty, updated xauth list on the client side with the xauth list of the server side. ...
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Local display using Xming-Putty

I've been struggling with Xming and putty for a while and I can't make it work; I enabled X11 forwarding in putty, updated xauth list on the client side with the xauth list of the server side. ...
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How to use Gnome Shell with multiple monitors?

I'm desperately trying to make Gnome Shell work with multiple monitors. I'm on Gentoo. I'm using the proprietary ATI drivers. I did the configuration with the aticonfig tool. I tried using ...
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After X restart all XFCE styling is gone (icons,fonts,colors)

I added a monitor with nvidia-settings and after restarting X all my settings seem to have disappeared .. I tried many things like restoring the xorg.conf - this worked but then I saved to ...
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(osd_cat) Cyrillic character output

All been great with my Cyrillic character output in osd_cat until I created ~/.fonts.conf (at least this is the most obvious reason I'd think) with such settings (as seen on debian forum): <?xml ...
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xorg: emulate mouse, no numeric keypad

How to emulate the mouse without a real mouse on X? i know about shift+num lock but i'm using a half keyboard that does not have a num pad or even the num lock key... i'm looking for something ...
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Nvidia X setting doesn't save dual monitor settings

I am using Linux Mint 14 KDE and I have a GeForce 9600 GT. I am trying to use nvidia-settings (driver version 304.84) to save my dual monitor configuration: Small monitor: TwinView, Resolution Auto ...