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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xwindows working but not unity desktop

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit w/ unity desktop What I'm experiencing: When I turn on my computer, the Ubuntu loading screen appears but disappears in wake of a shell which I can log into. Once ...
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How can I specify a resolution for fullscreen applications through cygwin/x?

Most easily explained with an example. On my windows machine in cygwin I start the x server with: matthew@cygwin $ startxwin Then I ssh to my linux mint machine with X forwarding matthew@cygwin $ ...
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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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Static X11 libraries

I'd like to compile a full static binary on Ubuntu 13.04 that has X11 as a dependency; I've installed the -dev packages (including the libxaw7-dev), but can't find a Xaw.a library anywhere. Is one ...
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Can not use 2 monitors under openSUSE 12.3 (KDE4)

I try to run 2 identical monitors connected to my "sapphire radeon 7870 HD Ghz" graphic card under opensuse 12.3. It works fine under Windows7 but under SUSE only one monitor is used. Both monitors ...
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Disable screensaver / screen blank via command line?

I am attempting to disable screensaver, screen blank and screen lock via the command line. This is because the settings will be applied in an unattended install. From my own research this appears to ...
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Openbox: run program and exit when it closes

I need a way to open a program in its standalone X server (for the RaspberryPi)... Sadly I can't use startx directly with my app as a client because it has some weirdness... startx /path/to/my/app ...
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Major ghosting in dual screen

So I have the following setup: Arch Linux with Compiz as stand-alone window manager. Whenever I use the dual screen setup and drag windows into the VGA outputted screen I get major ghosting. Last I ...
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Xorg separate X screens with internal and external graphics card

I have a motherboard (Asus P8Z77-V) that has an internal graphics card (Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor video card) and external pcie nVidia GT610. Is it possible to have one ...
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Xmonad GUI on debian

I followed this guide to install Xmonad GUI on my debian 7.1. Installation completed successfully after executing: aptitude install xmonad libghc6-xmonad-dev libghc6-xmonad-contrib-dev After ...
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Fedora Server: X11 won't forward over SSH?

My roommate and I just set up a fedora install on a computer and trying to set it up with some server application as well. However, we can't get X11 to forward, with a number of random errors: $ ...
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Debian x64 and Nvidia optimus drivers

I have an ASUS laptop. It has a Core i5 CPU with integrated graphics and a discrete NVIDIA 310M GPU. I have Windows 7 installed and I'm sure that everything is working. Today I installed Debian 7.1. ...
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Bumblebee fails to switch to discrete card

I have a laptop with a Intel HD4000 and a nVidia Quadro K2000M. I just reinstalled Archlinux on my laptop on this morning, so it’s a fresh install. I graphics drivers that way: yaourt -S ...
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right-click (xdg-open) opened up some opaque windows covering my screen; xkill won't kill them

I right-clicked on something in chromium with relatively low memory. Chromium opened up some opaque right-click boxes and never filled them in and won't kill them. These are now covering part of all ...
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How can I get Nautilus to work with X11 forwarding over SSH? I'm getting a bunch of errors related to D-Bus

Here's where things stand right now. I have Nautilus successfully running under Mac OS X 10.8 on a Mac Mini, installed via MacPorts. I am trying to pull it up on a second screen on a Raspberry Pi ...
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How to keep per-keyboard layout settings?

I am using xmodmap (and sometimes xkbcomp instead) to adjust my keyboard layout (e.g. mapping Caps Lock to the Mod3 modifier). When I plug a USB keyboard into my laptop or insert a YubiKey (which ...
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Point Size with X11 Fonts

I'm trying to set up my fonts on a bare bones X windows system, but my settings aren't giving me the results I expect. I'm using Terminator as my terminal. I've set my Terminator font to "Monospace ...
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Can the X11 server, or Xrdp, running on a VirtualBox guest be used instead of Xming or Cygwin/X on the host?

It seems inefficient to run an X/Server (Xming or Cygwin/X) on a Windows host when a more actively maintained X/Server is already running on a VirtualBox Linux guest. I have a setup that mostly works, ...
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Has anyone managed to run Xorg from console mode on OS X?

I'm an avid user of XQuartz and use it for all my computing needs on OS X. Since I essentially don't use any Aqua apps any more, I wondered if it would be possible to start the X window system from ...
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X11 Forwarding Error on Ubuntu Client, Though It Works On Windows

I have an interesting issue - on Windows using Xming I can forward X11 requests to my client (PC) successfully and can run the applications. However, I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC ...
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Sage: graphics are plotted on the wrong X11 display

I set up a sage server by adding the following line to my ~/.profile: nohup sage -c "notebook(interface='', secure=True, automatic_login=False, directory='./sage_notebook.sagenb')" >/dev/null ...
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Is there a way to make `xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap` run faster?

On Fedora 19, when I run xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap it locks my display for about 15-20 seconds. The command completes successfully, but I am unsure of why it takes so long. I'm assuming there is an X ...
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Permanently disable second screen

My laptop's monitor does not work any more and thus I've attached an external monitor. On boot, GDM still recognizes the primary laptop screen and displays it's login window on it. Which I then can't ...
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How to fix X11 error: Can't open display

I installed libreoffice.x86_64 using yum from the CentOS repository on my CentOS basic server. When running the following command from the shell, I get the following X11 error. xhost is installed on ...
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How do I start Xnest?

I wanted to use Xnest to create a safe environment for selenium browser tests. But I can't start it: > Xnest -geometry 1200x1000+0+0 Fatal server error: Server is already active for display 0 ...
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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?