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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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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X11.app (on SnowLeopard) won't start

Today I discovered that X11.app no longer works on my Mac. I'm not sure when this happened. I think it's been several weeks since I last used an X11 application. By "no longer works" I mean it does ...
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XQuartz will not start on Mac 10.9 Maverick - infinite failure loop

I've been having problems getting XQuartz to work on my Mac 10.9 (aka Maverick). I have installed and uninstalled XQuartz several times to no avail. The error messages I'm getting from the ...
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Permissions messed up on X server

I followed the tutorial at http://fabiorehm.com/blog/2014/09/11/running-gui-apps-with-docker/ and was able to successfully run Firefox. However, after restarting, I can't start X for my user, from the ...
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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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Font changed to Fraktur after installing LightDM

I just installed LightDM in front of FluxBox on my Arch machine. After rebooting, the login status bar and FluxBox menus showed up in a Fraktur font, which is tough on the eyes to say the least. The ...
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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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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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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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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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how to start a second XServer session?

I want to run xmnoad in another TTY. For this purporse, I type startx /usr/bin/xmonad -- :6 vt6 I simply get a black screen. I thought maybe I dont know how to use xmonad. So I did the same with ...
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Multiple Graphics Cards on Fedora 15 (Gnome 3)

I have the (delightful) misfortune of having 3 graphics cards. They are XFX Radeon 5750s. Each drives 2 monitors via dvi. I am having a really hard time getting these running on fedora 15 (gnome 3). ...
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I have to “startx” manually after ubuntu upgrade

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and now it always boots into a black screen. I did apt-get purge "nvidia*" and reinstalled the kernel and since then as a workaround I can log into another VT and type ...
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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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How do I launch a gui app from a script called in cron in Linux?

I understand that cron doesn't like launching apps that have a gui. I am trying to google around this, and I found that it is possible, but I need to tell cron which display to launch it in. Well, I ...
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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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Can't display characters on x application over ssh to minimalistic server

I got the following problem: I want to set up an ArchLinux server only with the packages really needed. That means no X on this System, but as I'd like to administrate this machine comfortably over ...
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Monitoring xinput keycodes in bash

So basically, what I'm trying to do is use the xinput command to watch for keyboard input in the background for a bash script to toggle things. I would like to ideally monitor multiple different ...
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How to permanently include your own XKB config without root?

If I want to load a specific XKB config as user, which is the way to do it? My configuration is based on some files coming with X11, but some symbols (i.e. some lines of config) I have to include ...
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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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Problems with NVIDIA & X11 & Debian

My NVIDIA GT440 doesn't work with current Debian Squeeze - it shows only 1024x768 as max. I did almost everything like xrandr xorg.conf (delete, creating etc.) download the NVIDIA driver from NV ...
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Xmodmap fails to remap modifier keys

When I try to move keys, so that I have CapsLock on escape, Control on CapsLock and Escape on left control, I get the following error: % xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap X Error of failed request: BadValue ...
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Behaviour of Caps-lock in Linux on VirtualBox, OSX Host

I'm running Ubuntu under virtualbox on a MacBook Pro and I'm trying to remap the Caps-Lock key to mod3 so I can use it as a replacement for the Alt key in Xmonad. I can remap the keysyms but the ...
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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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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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In Fedora 20, $DISPLAY is unset after a kernel update. How can I permanently fix this

I recently updated the kernel (a rebuild that came through the usual update channels, nothing unusual done by me). I think the problem started here, but it might have been a coincidence. After this ...
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Complex XkbLayout in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

In older Xorg's I used to write my keyboard layout configuration just right into /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and this worked nicely. Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver ...
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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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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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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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Fix overscan in Linux with Intel graphics Vizio HDTV

I am connecting my server to my HDTV so that I can conveniently display it there. My VIZIO HDTV cuts off all 4 edges. I already realize it is not optimal to be running a GUI on a server; this server ...
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Sudden sluggish performance of ubuntu system

since 3 days a very important system at my workplace started a most peculiar behavior. There is no internet connection on that PC and no updates have been made. When I started the PC 3 days ago after ...
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Firefox, two Linux machines, one X-server

I have a Linux machine I regularly log on to via ssh (putty) from Windows. I'm running VcXsrv X-server on my Windows desktop. I mainly use this to run a debugger (ddd) and firefox to access our ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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copy and paste tabs between terminal windows in X11

When I copy and paste text using the X11 mouse selection between two terminal windows, tabs are often, but not always, converted to spaces. This appears to depend on the involved terminal ...
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Mouse pointer missing in SSH windows

I have a problem with the mouse pointer when I use SSH to launch a remote window. I run ssh -CY somehost and then run some command that opens a new window. When the mouse pointer enters that new ...
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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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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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Reset display resolution from console in Linux Mint

I have a Linux Mint 13 Xfce in a VMware Workstation 8 VM and set the resolution from 800x600 to 1280x768 and now I get permanently logged out when I try to login. I knew how to get back to my old ...
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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 configure Xdmx to create one big screen on multiple X servers

I want to create one big screen on multiple X servers (multiple machines). I read in manual that xinerama should be enabled so I enable it. I can move cursor and windows between machines but I can not ...
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Disabling mouse acceleration in X.Org (Linux)

This is the Linux version of my Disabling mouse acceleration in Mac OS X question. Hopefully I'll get an answer this time. I am tired of mouse acceleration and want to have a completely linear mouse ...
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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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NetBSD as VMware workstation guest: `startx` hangs and maxes all CPUs utilization

I am using VMware workstation 8. I have attempted to install and run NetBSD 5.1.2 and 6.0. Installations all went OK and the system was usable until I install a window manager. After installed xfce4, ...