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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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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Trying to replace fonts in an Xview application

I am using a really old piece of software on my Linux Mint machine. The arrangement of buttons inside the application is messed up because (1) the font size is too large, and (2) likely, the spacing ...
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Linux / X11 - Force older games to use main monitor

I'm running a dual-screen setup on my main PC, with a 28" monitor connected via DisplayPort and an old 19" screen connected via DVI. Unfortunately, a lot of older games seem to insist on trying to run ...
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How to unbind global hotkey in X11 (X Window System / xorg)?

I have an application (quicktile) that uses Xlib to install a global hotkey via key grabbing (XGrabKey). However some keys are already bound by some other application: WARNING: Failed to bind key. ...
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I am experiencing strange font problems with urxvt in Xwin

It appears that characters are shifted over one pixel to the left. I am experiencing this problem in multiple fonts. I have previously not experienced this problem. Here is a picture of the behavior ...
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unable to load X after installing NVIDIA in debian

I just installed my NVIDIA graphics card driver using this manual, but after installation my X does not load. I login using terminal and remove the xorg.config and access the safe mode. Is there any ...
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How to set up an X server to accept connections from my main computer

I have computer 1 and computer 2. Computer 1 has KVM (keyboard video mouse), and computer 2 just has video. I want to use computer 2 as a remote display for computer 1, and nothing more. Using ssh -x ...
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Detect window's fullscreen status on Linux?

So basically, I'm trying to write a watchdog script, that checks window titles against a list stored in a file. If the window is fullscreen, the script should do nothing and move on. If the window is ...
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Cannot change vncserver default geometry

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (I think it's desktop...) and running vncserver to connect to it remotely. I can successfully set the resolution if I use the -geometry flag when starting the server, but I ...
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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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.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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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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How can I make bash cut and paste to the X selection?

In bash under an xterm, how can I get Ctrl-k / Ctrl-y to cut and paste to the X selection?
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Desktop not starting after Centos upgrade

I upgraded a server from centos 6.5 (with gnome2) to 7 using the update manager. The problem is that I am not able to see the login screen or the desktop. However the mouse pointer is visible. I ...
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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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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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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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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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Which xscreensaver program was run last?

I use XScreensaver to lock my screen with all screensavers enabled in a random rotation. I often come back to my laptop and wonder which screensaver I was just looking at (to configure the options for ...
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Is is possible to copy binary data containing a NUL character to the X clipboard?

If I do either of: printf 'a\0b' | xsel printf 'a\0b' | xsel -b printf 'a\0b' | xclip printf 'a\0b' | xclip -selection c and then paste from the corresponding selection (PRIMARY or CLIPBOARD) on ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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LightDM accepts password once, and never again

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. Fresh install, although I'm pretty sure I'm going to need to reinstall after this problem is resolved. When I first start Ubuntu, I get the LightDM login screen. That ...
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Linux keyboard macro X11

I'm using debian linux with X11 and dwm as a window manager. I have an application that make me press the same key three times in a row, I want to automate this, so instead of pressing three times I ...
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How can I run Firefox with no tab bar, no top bar, no address bar, and not stretch to full-screen size?

Yet another Firefox customization question. But this is a good 'un, honest: Watch a lecture and take notes in iPython Notebook. I have two different web pages on screen each in their own window ...
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linux - use wmctrl from tty1

When I try to run wmctrl (e.g. wmctrl -l) from a tty outside of X (e.g. tty1), I get "Cannot open display." I have tried setting the $DISPLAY and $XAUTHORITY variables to the values I get from a ...
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Conky 2.0.0 own_window_argb_visual = true causes X Error

Output of conky -v conky 2.0.0_pre compiled Wed Jul 2 18:53:50 BST 2014 for Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 x86_64 Compiled in features: System config file: /etc/conky/conky.conf Package library path: ...
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Ubuntu Screencasting: Libavdevice segmentation fault

I'm trying to stream to twitch a screencast of a remote desktop, but I meet some segmentation fault. The OS is: Xubuntu 14.04 , xfce, x2go I tried with Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, ffmpeg and avconv, ...
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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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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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Sound does not work on X-server, works in TTY, Arch Linux w/ALSA

My sound system isn't working when I use the X server. When I use it in a TTY, it works fine. In a TTY, the output of aplay -l: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA ...
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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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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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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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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 ...