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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keeping remote X11 applications during remote client (i.e. Xserver) computer sleeps/hibernate/suspend

i'm using using slow but portable computers (asus eeepc, vivobook, etc) and do all my development on a remote server. most of the time i just ssh to the server, start a screen session, if anything ...
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How to get x11vnc to run at startup on openSuSE 12.1

I'm trying to get x11vnc to run at startup with openSuse but not having much luck. Here's what I did so far. I edited /etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup and added the following lines to the end, right before exit ...
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Use gnu-screen and X instead of desktop environment?

I have a HTPC with Debian currently installed on. I would like to run applications which got a gui but without using a desktop environment such as gnome, kde etc. I was wondering if running X would ...
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Who knows of good advanced User Guides for X?

I'm an experienced Linux user, I've run it as my primary OS for about 6 years and feel confident about configuring most aspects of the OS. Except X. I can nearly always do what I want with X, I can ...
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How to tell if user is actively typing in Linux?

I'd like to write a little script to ask me what I'm doing at regular intervals, but I'd like it not to grab focus if I'm in the middle of writing an email or filling in a password. The two options ...
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linux xorg dual different monitors mouse border

If I hook an external monitor to my Linux laptop and configure it for dual head with the Gnome system tools, I do get them configured with the proper resolution and position (one to the left of the ...
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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 boot a Linux system without graphical server

I'd like to know what should be done to boot a Linux system on a CLI environment, without also starting the X graphical server. I'm interested in a temporary-only solution, ideally a command, or a ...
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Installing FVWM in Arch Linux

I recently successfully installed Arch Linux in VirtualBox, for the first time. I want to install FVWM, so I installed X Server, and then ran pacman -S fvwm. It says that fvwm has been installed, but ...
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Linux convert jpeg to bmp, xsetroot complains “bad bitmap format”, how to fix this?

I am creating a JPEG file, converting to BMP then using with xsetroot, but that is failing. 1) Make a JPEG file $ convert -size 800x600 xc:transparent \ -font Bookman-DemiItalic -pointsize ...
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Dual monitor setup in Ubuntu 10.10: I want a workspace on one screen and another on the other screen

I've got dual monitors (TwinView) on Ubuntu 10.10 (remember: xorg.conf has mysteriously disappeared). I want a workspace on one screen and another on the other screen. Is it possible to do this? I'm ...
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running gui software on server without X11 installed

i am trying to script an visualization application, grads, to generate a bunch of maps in a preprocessing batch. The application normally takes input from the console and launches an X window to ...
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How is XQuartz better then the stock Snow Leopard X11.app?

I just stumbled upon XQuartz project and I can't find a direct and clear answer to the subj on their site.
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“Sticky button” configuration under X11/Ubuntu?

Is there a configuration or app that will enable Sticky-keys like functionality for a pointer button under X11? (On Ubuntu 9.10, FWIW.) To be clear, I'd like a single tap (down/up events) to be ...
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List linux processes having windows

How can I list linux processes (like ps aux) but only those having X11 windows? I guess there must be some simple connection (like always in linux) between the processes and the X server. Is it ...
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Multi GPU for 3rd monitor - linux mint - geforce 750ti

I recently got a 2nd graphics card to add a 3rd monitor but have had problems getting the 3rd to display. The nvidia x server configurations recognizes the 3rd monitor and the 2nd graphics card. When ...
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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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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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2 and more keyboard layout groups in Linux changed by different hot keys

So, this is something I've been dreaming of for years now. I've sporadically foraged for a solution on Google but never really found anything. I was told once by someone on IRC that it's possible but ...
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Autoload .Xresources when system is started

How can I load the settings from ~/.Xresources when system is loaded? Currently, I write xrdb ~/.Xresources everytime I start the system and I'd like to automate it somehow. I use Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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X11 Exempt Monospace fonts from hinting in fonts.conf

I am using the following ~/.fonts.conf to encourage font smoothing, particularly in GTK apps like firefox: <?xml version='1.0'?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'> ...
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Key repeat X11 xterm & urxvt

I've been trying to get an xmonad development environment setup on my OS X box for a little while right now. I have OS wide key repeating enabled and it's working in other apps, however when I hold ...
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Configure X connections over TCP without using an X connection

I want to run a GUI application on a remote machine I only have ssh access to. I don't need to, or want to, see the GUI window. (I know I could use something like ssh -C -X remote_server if I wanted ...
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Attempted to update to Natty Narhwal (11.04 alpha 3), Power was interrupted

I set up my computer to run the update overnight; my grandmother said it was making a lot of noise so she shut it off. Trouble is, the upgrade didn't finish. Now, Xorg refuses to start; the computer ...
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DISPLAY set incorrectly

I find when I log in that the DISPLAY variable is set incorrectly as: /tmp/launch-qGGKPH/org.macports:0 (or similarly named temp file) This may be related to the way I installed and then uninstall ...
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Kill all Programs on a specific display

does anyone know how to kill all Programs on a specific X display? In example, I need to kill all Programs on Display :1. How is this possible?
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GDM Won't Automatically Start After Boot

Ubuntu 10.04 Hi guys. I'm not sure why but quite recently, my ubuntu desktop started bringing up the command prompt login screen after booting. I want GDM to start up by default. I can manually ...
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Generic X balloon apps?

I am looking for a simple utility that lets me display ephemeral balloons (like the kind that are built into Thunderbird, or certain GNOME system notifications in Ubuntu, say) in a corner of my screen ...
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Problems with X11 forwarding

I am trying to do some X11 forwarding from my windows machine. I have tried: Mingw64 Cygwin64 putty In both Mingw and cygwin I run I get these results: $ ssh -X bongioc@ncp-cb-1.nintextest.com ...
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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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How to change resolution of CentOS 6.5 Resolution on virtualbox (Host: Win7)

So I'm trying to configure the resolution of my CentOS 6.5 virtualbox. Here are the steps I have taken: Installed guest additions Changed virtualbox preferences > Display > Maximum Guest Screen Size: ...
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Execute wmctrl commands in xinitrc

I'm using XMonad configured to accept commands through wmctrl and would like to start up a few applications through xinitrc and move them to a certain workspace. Those commands work, when I use the ...
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Limit which local users may connect to X11 display

I have an X.org server running on my machine (Gentoo Linux without PAM, PolicyKit etc), incoming TCP connections are disabled with -nolisten tcp. Is it possible to establish a whitelist specifying ...
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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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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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X11 Forwarding for user without home directory

I have a privileged user without home folder with ssh access. I try to do X forwarding but I get the message /usr/bin/xauth: error in locking authority file /home/user/.Xauthority If I don't have ...
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How do I run more than one X display?

A distribution like Arch Linux has six virtual terminals accessible by the keyboard keys alt + F1, F2, ..., F6 by default. Running xinit starts the X display which is accessible by alt + F7. I wish ...
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amd gpu but display on intel integrated graphics

On my Ubuntu 12.04 I connected my monitor to the onboard intel graphics. I'd like to use my ati radeon 6770 for opencl tasks (e.g. bitcoin mining). So far I couldn't figure out how to get the ati ...
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Determine display or VNC session based on PID

I frequently VNC into a server where we run many concurrent computationally intensive matlab processes. Sometimes, one of my processes misbehave, which I can see from top, but I have a hard time ...
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How to spawn a terminal when executing a compiled C program?

I've overwritten the gnome-screenshot program to suit my needs in getting a screenshot from a secondary home-made graphics card output and now when I press the PrintScreen button it executes it (as ...
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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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Space as modifier key XKB

Background: Ultimately, I'm trying to set up a custom one handed keyboard layout similar to this demo(click one-handed typing demo). XKB is used in many linux distros. Wikipedia has a decent ...
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Separate keyboard for shortcuts on linux (two keyboards,two layouts)

I have two keyboards: an old ps/2 one and a usb one. I want the usb keyboard to have the us layout (or prefferably have the usb keyboard follow the layout chosen in gnome) and the ps/2 one to have a ...
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Xorg configuration file on Debian Testing

I cannot find the Xorg configuration file on my newly installed Debian on my tablet-pc, so I followed this tutorial http://wiki.debian.org/Xorg and ran the command "Xorg -configure", to which I got ...
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Linux: How to apply ICC profile to whole desktop?

I have a monitor with oversaturated red (HP LP2475w). I am able to apply ICC profile to various apps like GIMP and Firefox and Gnome. But I'd like to apply it to everything - because e.g. Flash ...
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X11 and Window Manager Confusion

What roles do the Xorg server and a window manager - for example, metacity - play in displaying windows? Does the window manager communicate with the OS or Xorg? Does Xorg then use OpenGl to display ...
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monitor power and lock screen (Ubuntu Lucid)

I'm trying to get my screen to turn off whenever I lock my screen. I know that in Power Management, there's an option to turn off the screen after a set amount of time, and I know about xset dpms ...
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How to force X to re-theme all open windows to current X resources?

I've got a ~/.Xdefaults that has a specific color theme defined for Xorg, and this works. I've got a ~/.XdefaultsNew that specifies an alternate color theme. Xorg starts and loads ~/.Xdefaults which ...
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How do I change my control or alt key to emit a space key event in Ubuntu?

I have a laptop with a broken space bar and I want to map the right alt or control keys to emit a space character. I am running Ubuntu.
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To have two Xorg in two Ubuntu's run levels

Ubuntu support by default only one X at run levels. I would like to have two Xs: one for Ion3 and for Gnome, in two diffferent run levels. This means that I need to change the source code of Ubuntu ...