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 do I make emacs-key-bindings work everywhere in linux

I am just tired of reaching for the home and arrow keys. There is a windows hack: http://www.davesquared.net/2008/02/emacs-key-bindings-everywhere.html How can we achieve that in linux? The ...
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Is it possible to get separate X11 screens in a multi-monitor VirtualBox Linux guest?

I have an application that is designed to use two separate X11 screens (:0.0 and :0.1) which I would like to run with a Redhat VirtualBox guest. I have set up the guest additions and vboxvideo in ...
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Trying to run Konsole from XMing (Windows) fails

Connecting from XMing latest running on a Windows 7 laptop to an Ubuntu 14.04 server running KDE. I get the following error: cpatti@hab: ~ $ konsole ...
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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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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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How do I disable the huge clown mouse cursor when using a QHD display?

I recently purchased a large QHD monitor for some screen real estate. Unfortunately, as soon as (I'm assuming) Cinnamon noticed the 2560x1440 resolution, it went and blew my cursor up to an annoyingly ...
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Use xvfb to automate X program

I sadly have to use this proprietary program that bundles a camera driver. I want to perform a specific action with it, which involves clicking a few buttons. And there is no CLI. So, what is the ...
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Starting X only gives a black screen, even if started with options

I just installed Arch from a live cd, set up network, installed wifi drivers, catalyst for my gpu (mobility hd 5470), xorg with all stuff it needs and then I started to try to use startx ...
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make Xvfb listen only on local ip

to use graphical software even on my debian based systems without graphic cards (or in addition to its main graphic) i use the virtual frame buffer x server Xvfb. I am starting it with a little bash ...
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Forward X11 from El Capitan to Ubuntu 15.10

I have two apps that I need to access that are available only to OS X. I've installed the latest Quartz on 10.11.2 and have adjusted my /private/etc/ssh/ssh_config to allow X11 forwarding. Running ...
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Nvidia GeForce Go 7300 + debian, kernel 4.3.0 (jessie-backports) + GDM3

Xorg seems to start ok, since I can play with the mouse pointer... But GDM3 doesn't show the login prompt like it should. I can't login! With kernel 3.16 from jessie Xorg wouldn't start unless I ...
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is it possible to filter the content of .xsession-errors?

Most users .xsession-errors file grows because gtk and other librarys give silly error messages. Is there a way to reduce silly error messages but have a usefull .xsession-errors file?
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running X on console

Fedora release 20 (Heisenbug) Linux 3.19.8-100.fc20.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue May 12 17:08:50 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I have downloaded a binary and ran it in the terminal. The binary is ...
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Using both Ctrl+Alt to replace AltGr 3rd level function on xorg

On Windows, Ctrl-Alt is mapped to Alt Gr, but not so on Linux. Using Alt Gr for 3rd level keys is wrist-killer! I'm unable to find a workaround that doesn't remove other functionality I use (the few ...
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How to properly install nouveau driver in debian jessie?

Debian, Jessie, GeForce Go 7300. I have a dual monitor setup to enhance the laptop small screen and my main screen (the exterior one, attached to the laptop via a vga cable - 1280x1024) uses only the ...
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Debian Sid + nVidia: Secondary X server fails with or without rootless

Since I'm running the famously unstable Compiz standalone, I used to frequently start a secondary X server with nothing but one application that won't play nice with it. As traditionally suggested, I ...
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Per-application window scaling in Xorg for high dpi display

I am running Gnome Shell with a 4k monitor and there are a few applications that I use that don't scale at all with the high resolution. Here is an example of LMMS, an application that hasn't yet ...
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Is it possible to run mac osx apps on a X11 server?

I can successfully open a ssh -X connection from host.home to host.work (both Mac OS X). X11 is running on host.home. When I start xterm or xeyes on host.work I see it on host.home, but if I start ...
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Xorg: no signal on external display

I'm having a problem accessing an external screen through the VGA connector on a ThinkPad T60 laptop. Xorg seems to detect the screen, because after connecting the screen to the VGA connector, I'm ...
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Need qemu to run headless on host, but still forward graphical output via x11

I have a headless host with qemu installed. I can ssh into the host, and forward x11 so I can view graphical output. However, when I try to run qemu, I get the following error: Could not initialize ...
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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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Debian wheezy Xorg configuration fails, Debian don't boot

I have installed Debian Wheezy today. when i boot Debian wheezy when splash logo about to open, the screen blanks and system hangs, but Debian stable was booted without errors, but I changed init ...
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I can't log into my Mac Due to a repair issue in home folder

How can you log in as a different user if it won't let you log in at all due to an error opening the home folder protected by fire vault?
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Update font rendering software

I don't understand how all these softwares fit together to render font. There's x server, freetype, fontconfig, cairo. Or how I can update them and point the existing software to the new components. ...
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Which X Window system is installed on my server that would work with Xming

I would like to use Xming to connect a server and managed to get it to work. I am now trying to get it to connect to a different server but i am not sure which X Window system is installed. I tried it ...
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ssh X11 forwarding not working, Can't open display: localhost:11.0

This is a very strange error, I have enabled AllowX11Forwarding on the server side, and I can get a DISPLAY='localhost:11.0' after ssh into the server. However, whenever I need to do some X function, ...
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SSH-agent not loading when remotely accessing the machine

I have this user account that I have correctly configured to manage my keys to ssh to other instances. When I sit in front of the machine my configuration works as described in my ~/.ssh/config ...
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Linux Mint fails to start X automatically after update, but X still works

After some update and reboot, X fails to start. I don't get any errors or warnings from the console, after the last service has started, nothing happens. I can then switch to any terminal I'd like, ...
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What is the point of the xorg package in Ubuntu?

I am about to do a minimal installation of Ubuntu 10.10. First, I'll do a command-line install with the minimal Ubuntu cd. Second, I want to install a minimal version of gnome. So I am simply looking ...
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Using a shell script: How to get the icon name (or path) of an open window in X-based window manager?

I am able to get window ids and window titles using wmctrl, but so far I haven't been able to get the path to the icon used by the window. I've tried looking at xdg utilities, but the closest was ...
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Is it possible to “listen” but not capture/bind to a key in X?

Is it possible to "listen" to a key press even if it's being captured by another program? I don't want to "capture" it, just be able to execute another script without overriding the behaviour. ...
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How to find the “Identifier” value for an Xorg conf “Device” graphics card section?

Using X :2 -configure, I found out Xorg was using Card0 as the device name to configure the graphics driver: Section "Device" Identifier "Card0" Driver "radeon" Option .... ...
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xrandr doesn't see dual monitors [onboard Intel and PCI-Ex nVidia]

In an attempt to attach a second monitor to a computer, I've added an nVidia card to a system with onboard Intel graphics. On boot, the new monitor didn't get powered up at all. Creating an xorg.conf ...
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Run KDE applet from command line (within i3wm)

It would be lovely to have the "Application Menu, a launcher based on cascading popup menus" as an icon in my i3bar to have a general overview of the packages I have installed in my system, within ...
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Can .xsession-errors be cleared while KDE is running?

In general, I like the ability to see the log messages in .xsession-errors, and possibly attach them to automated bug reports. But sometimes this file contains sensitive data that I would like to ...
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Pressing Alt+Left/Right causes screen flicker

I run Arch Linux with a "normal" Xorg desktop, that is, using LightDM as login manager and the i3 Window Manager (with some components from Xfce, GNOME and KDE as needed). The graphics is the ...
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Run X window system with CONFIG_VT=n in linux

I have an Arm device that I installed Gnu/Linux on. Unfortunately the full source tree to linux with the patches required to make it work on is not available. There is a close version to the source ...
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Xubuntu 15 in VirtualBox, dual display

I'm using Xubuntu 15.10 in VirtualBox 5.0 on Windows 7 with dual display in "extended" mode. I have configured the VM with: Settings > Display > Screen Video memory: 128MB Monitor ...
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Trying to start a GUI process on a second machine

Background: I am helping out create a media wall from spare computers/screens for a local university to use processing.org/java to distribute renders across several machines. However, it's still ...
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Emulating extra displays

I have a system with a single monitor, I would like to test the an xmonad configuration that is designed for multiple monitors. Is there any way to emulate a system with 3 monitors using something ...
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How to make a command run after login and x start?

I need to run xset led 3 after every login how can I do do this? I am on Manjaro using gnome.
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Force kscreen reload

I have a laptop with a docking station and am running KDE Plasma 5 on OpenSUSE Leap. I prefer to have the laptop screen off when docked and to have some things displayed larger when the laptop is ...
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NVIDIA Start Xorg Without Monitors

I'm running Redhat 6.4 uname -ra Linux host.domain 2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jan 29 11:47:41 EST 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux The graphics card is an NVIDA Tesla C2075, Driver ...
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X11 forward with multiple logins for the same user

we use a server at work which runs byobu. Everyone of my colleagues logs in with the same Debian user account and gets the byobu session presented. This works quite well as we are all sitting in a ...
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How do I connect a dual monitor VNC client to a headless VNC server?

Right now I use RealVNC server, and connect to a corporate RHEL server for my builds. These machines are headless, so there's nothing in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf* I can successfully connect and use the ...
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How do I fix a “cannot open display” error when opening an X program after ssh'ing with X11 forwarding enabled?

After launching the X11 app (XQuartz 2.3.6, xorg-server 1.4.2-apple56) on my Mac (OS X 10.6.8), opening an terminal in X11 and running xhost +, I then ssh -Y to my Ubuntu 10.04 VM (running on VMware ...
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How can I require the modifier key be pressed first in Xorg on Linux?

I'm used to Windows behavior where keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl-L work only if Ctrl is pressed before L. But X allows pressing L before Ctrl. This seems to apply to all keyboard shortcuts and ...
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Where to put X11 (XQuartz) configuration on OS X?

I’m trying to set the key repeat rate to a different value using xset r rate 280 50. I’ve tried adding this configuration statement to various configuration files (~/.zprofile, ~/.xinitrc, ~/.zlogin), ...
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Invert screen colors by *value*

How do I invert screen colors by value? The most common way to invert colors is to use RGB-negation. Unfortunately, it's not very beautiful: blue becomes yellow, green becomes magenta, etc. What I ...
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How do I make mousewheel focus remain inside the active window with XFCE4?

I'm used to the Windows 8.1 (and earlier) behavior where mousewheel events go into the active window, even when the mouse pointer is over another window. But XFCE4 (or X itself?) always sends ...