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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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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In emacs on X, can I close frames on other displays?

I'm at work, on a linux machine. I ssh into machine alpha, with X forwarding. tomfuture@work$ ssh -X alpha Then I start up X-windows emacs. tomfuture@alpha$ emacs It shows up on my local ...
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How to force 640*480@60Hz screen resolution on xubuntu 12.04

It seems xubuntu won't be able to correctly set resolution at 640*480@60Hz at its Display settings. And I am unable to correctly my super small 6.4 inch Mitsubishi VGA panel via VGA cable. I have ...
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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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Negative values when absolutely positioning monitor in xorg.conf

In xorg.conf, in the ServerLayout section, I'm trying to arrange screens 0 and 1. Screen 1 's left top corner should be up 1050 pixels and right 880 pixels. But negative values seem to be causing an ...
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Linux wallpaper change

I am looking for a tool that can resize images and display them on the root window of an X11 display at a specific coordinates. I can use display from iagemagick like so display -window root ...
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Why Xorg ignores changes in xorg.conf?

I have to pointer devices (mouse and touchscreen). Their devices are /dev/input/mouse0 and /dev/input/mouse1, also they are combined into one on device /dev/input/mice. I want my system to separate ...
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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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Unexplained red dots in screenshot

I've been having the weirdest problem with some aspect of my operating system: This is a screenshot of Google Chrome 11.0.696.57 running in Linux 2.6.37.6 with Xorg server 1.9.5 with the FGLRX ...
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Xorg is using 80% cpu usage

Xorg is constantly using about 80% cpu power, on a single core. And I have no idea how to get it normalised I'm running Linux Mint 10 on an HP Envy 17 laptop with an AMD/ATI card.
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Display dependent startup scripting in Linux/Unix

I have a multiple monitor desktop where two monitors are controlled by Fedora on :0.0 and :0.1 and another monitor is attached to a Mac mini. I would like to provide a startup script solution to ...
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Gnome: run program w/o window decorations

I'd like to run RealVNC 3.3.7 without window decorations without using the -fullscreen option. My system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 running GNOME. Is this an Xt option, a Metacity option, a GTK ...
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How to restore x11 after removing xquartz on osx

I tried to install xquartz but gave up half way, so i'm trying to remove it and go back to X11. I followed all the instructions here: http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki/X11-UsersFAQ But i think ...
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Configuration tools for multiple monitors for X / Linux

I have Ubuntu 10.04 running gnome and two monitors. I am wondering if a can get a better multi-monitor configuration tool. The one I have, gnome-display-properties, has too many problems, including: ...
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How to send Ctrl+Alt+F1 (and other special keystrokes) to X window?

When I press Ctrl+Alt+F{1..12}, it switches me to other virtual terminal. Even xte "keydown Control_L" "keydown Alt_L" "key F1" "keyup Alt_L" "keyup Control_L" leads to switching to vt instead of ...
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Application-specific keymapping

In general, I want to make specific keymaps for application, that working only in it and doesn't affect other apps. For example, I already use my Caps key to toggle input language (via xorg.conf), ...
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Java MToolkit and XToolkit problems

I am attempting to use a Java application (on a linux host) remotely (with X11), and I'm running into problems. The default XToolkit for AWT/Swing seems to have problems with menu alignment (such as ...
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define a keyboard layout / input method for ubuntu in python?

i am a bit desperate here, and sort of disenchanted about the possibilities of defining keyboard layouts in linux (ubuntu 10.04 here). there does not seem to be any easy, graphical way to define ...
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How to force screen resolution on CentOS machine

I have CeontOS machines connected to LCD via KVM which causes failure to properly detect screen resolution and I'm stuck with 800x600 until I reset X server with the LCD connected directly to the PC. ...
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Can I lock the screen in X but have one or more windows still viable?

I sometimes have processes that I want to leave showing (status screens, batch jobs, etc.) while I'm not actively using the computer. Is there a way to make these show while the screen is locked?
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External monitor image not centered in the screen

I'm using Xorg 7.5 on a Radeon HD4870 with the FOSS radeonhd server on my HP 6830s. The laptop has a VGA connector and I attach it to a 37" panasonic plasma TV. It works fine except for a little ...
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compose-key mappings differ between gtk and qt apps

I'm noticing that there is an inconsistency in the output of one of the compose-key combos. When I type ( [Compose] . . ) under Chrome, gedit, gnome-terminal, or roxterm I get the character '˙'. ...
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How to run KDM or GDM over ssh

I have a computer on LAN running ssh. I can normally tunnel the GUI application using ssh computer-name -X program-name But I wam my full desktop to be running on a remote computer using ssh so ...
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Can Ubuntu run a GeForce 6200 LE and 5200 FX at once?

I'm trying to get both a nvidia 6200 LE PCI-Express and 5200 FX PCI video card running at the same time in Ubuntu 9.04. This is for a triple monitor setup. After the physical install, I verified that ...
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Gnome Screensaver and Xinerama

It will be interesting to see what type of content goes on here compared to SO, anyway ... Anyone know how to get X11/Gnome screensaver to run across all 3 screens in an Xinerama environment as ...
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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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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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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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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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In XOrg, can i switch keyboard-layout per application and still honor ~/.Xmodmap

I'm using my ~/.Xmodmap to map: keycode 38 = a A adiaeresis Adiaeresis and similar to be able to type German umlauts (äöü) on a US-qwerty layout. For switching keyboard layouts between German qwertz ...
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X window (or whole linux system) replace Caps Lock with ESC *and* Control

on windows there are several key maps applications that replaces Caps lock with ESC on a single 'press and relase' and with a Control signal if hold and another key is pressed. Is there any way to do ...
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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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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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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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redshift color adjustment with hardware/software cursor

I'm running Arch Linux (with Con Kolivas' ck1 patchset, although that shouldn't affect this issue) and using the proprietary Nvidia graphics driver, currently at version 313.26 (my card is a GeForce ...
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Loading extension GLX : screen freezes

I installed Ubuntu Server edition 12.10 on a server (with 16 GB RAM and 500GB hard disk). The installation was successful, after which I tried installing GUI using the below command sudo apt-get ...
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How to change a keycode using setkeycodes

I have a Thinkpad Edge E130 running Sabayon (a Gentoo-based distro), and I'm fighting the well-know bug Xorg 255 keycodes limit. My laptop has the Fn+F4 hotkey for Mic Mute/Unmute. This is the ...
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Slow X-server performance over network

I do my development work on a linux virtual machine on a remote computer. I'm using a Windows 7 laptop as my main computer, as it has more screen real-estate, and using Cygwin/X to run my GUI programs ...
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Dropbox causes xorg to use 100% CPU

For some time, I noticed that my xorg process uses up between 60 and 100% of the CPU (according to top). I also noticed that interactive work becomes sluggish, even on my multi-core i7 processor. ...
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Any way to resolve the “another window manager is already running” error with dwm in OS X?

I know it should be possible to run dwm in OSX Mountain Lion, since it is possible to run X11 (or xQuartz). However, whenever I try to run dwm I just get dwm: another window manager is already ...
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Run a script after killing lxsession (xorg)

I am trying to run a program automatically within a bash script after killing the LXDE session. My script consists of: #!/bin/sh pkill lxsession; sh ...
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howto set WM_NORMAL_HINTS with xprop?

In the man I see that it is possible to set window property with xprop, but I cannot figure out howto set WM_NORMAL_HINTS property? How I should do this?
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split window and rearange parts on screen

I have third party application with the native resolution of 1600x600. What I need is to display first 800x600 half of the window below the second 800x600 part of the window. This wasn't problem as ...
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Xinerama creates a panning viewport

EDIT: I've created a bug report: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=48458 My Setup I have 4 monitors, 1920x1080, which are in portrait mode (rotated left). They are connected to two ...
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Bind actions to mouse motion in linux (X)?

Is anyone aware of way of binding actions to some key combination + mouse motion? Primary idea would be lets say if alt is pressed and mouse is moved - it would act like scroll wheel (sending scroll ...
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Using AutoHotKey to enter the unicode symbols on Windows 7

I'm bilingual user and while writing I use mostly UK keyboard I have this layout set into my computer. However occasionally I want to write something in my native tongue and the math symbols are ...
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Permanently Disable Dell Latitude 2120 Touchscreen in X.org Upon Start-up and Suspend/Restore

In the spirit of full disclosure, below is the background, tl;dr: I am running Lubuntu Oneiric and I want to disable my borked touchscreen, running it on X.org start-up works but suspending the system ...
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Start normal user's instance of X app in Linux as root

So, here's what I'd really love to do. My Arch Linux laptop is put to sleep with the help of pm-utils, some X apps (transmission, banshee, etc.) need to be manually shutdown (via script in ...
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How to disable scheduled sleep warning in Mac OS X Lion?

I'm creating a kiosk. Would like it to sleep at night and wake in the morning. I know about auto sleep in System Preferences > Energy Saver. Trouble is, the Mac puts up a dialog box before sleeping ...
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Command-Tab to X11.app in Mac OS X 10.6 doesn't focus X apps

If I have an application open in X11.app on Mac OS 10.6 and I switch away to another app and then back with Command-Tab, none of the X application come to the foreground. How can I make this happen?