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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using a second computer as a mere screen/monitor in X (VNC?)

My goal is to use three monitors with my Linux system. It is a laptop, so adding another video card is not the easiest solution. (I have investigated a number of such options: getting a docking ...
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Shell script fails when executed by systemd service

So I have a systemd service called startup.service: [Unit] Description=startup scripts [Service] Type=oneshot ExecStart=/home/user/Documents/Tools/Scripts/startup.sh [Install] WantedBy=multi-user....
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Turn off videocard output on disconnecting monitor

My current setup is Arch, with Awesome WM and Xorg-server 1.17 (amd dependency). What I would like to automate is the following. When I disconnect an external monitor, for instance HDMI1, I have to ...
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Some unicode symbols still not displayed with urxvt or xterm

I've been having trouble viewing certain unicode symbols under urxvt or xterm. The font I'm using is Source Code Pro for Powerline which I installed through the powerline fonts repo. My .Xresources ...
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DISPLAY environment variable is always 0

I have two monitors attached to the same desktop computer. However, when I do echo $DISPLAY, it prints :0.0 on both screens. Shouldn't echo $DIPLAY print :0.1 from one of the screens?
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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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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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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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Make nautilus not show desktop via SSH

Most of the days I am connected to my home server (running Debian) via a ssh shell from my laptop. Most of the tasks are done in the prompt, but sometimes I like to have drag-and-drop-file managers, ...
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sudo + x11 application does not work correctly

I couldn't get any program requiring x11 (e.g. gedit, nautilus) to work with sudo. Using gksudo would just fail silently, while on terminal I received the following error: sudo nautilus ** (nautilus:...
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Debian stable: xrandr default rendering device

I tried to setup my dual monitor setup on debian stable, this works but most steam games get sent to my secondary screen instead of the primary. I did try to fix this, through the nvidia-settings ...
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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 use programmers dvorak layout on X11 apps on Cygwin?

How can I use programmers dvorak layout on X11 apps on Cygwin? Programers Dvorak works fine on my windows 10 host machine. However, when I type into X11 apps launched locally or remotely, I only get ...
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I'm stuck in a login loop

I'm running elementaryOS and I can login to every account except my main one. I've already tried deleting .Xauthority and even changing its permissions, but still no luck. .xsession-errors: Script ...
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Switching on / off X11 forwarding for remote firefox / git

I'm using Ubuntu16 inside a Docker image on top of CentOS6 in order to be able to run certain desktop apps that doesn't run on top of CentOS6. As an example, to run the Dartium browser, I do: ssh -X ...
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Run GUI app with systemd before login (after X is started)?

I'm trying to run TightVNC server on a Ubuntu machine using systemd. The unit file (/etc/systemd/system/tiger.service) looks like this: [Unit] Description=Tiger VNC server After=display-manager....
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Bumblebee with HDMI on Nvidia - Make usable both with/without connected monitor

I use an Asus laptop with Optimus. The VGA output is wired to the Intel card, while the HDMI output is wired to the Nvidia card. I'm not using PRIME or nouveau, but prefer a bumblebee setup (the only ...
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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 gnome-...
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X11 error in MAC OS X

When I try to run x11 on my mac in R i get the following error: x11() Error in .External2(C_X11, d$display, d$width, d$height, d$pointsize, : unable to start device X11 In addition: ...
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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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Alert on opening My vnc in shared

VNC allows any user to open a vnc display, when display number and password is known. So any user can see my vnc without my knowledge How can I know, who has opened, whenever it is opened in shared ...
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How to enable shortcuts (copy-paste) inside chrooted java app?

I instaled java-based app Lotus Notes inside ubuntu 12 chroot on debian host systems. I run it with enabled xhost+ on based system How to enable Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V shortcuts inside Lotus Notes. The ...
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Compiling vim with xterm_clipboard support

I checked out latest vim7 from cvs repository. cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@vim.cvs.sf.net:/cvsroot/vim checkout vim7 I tried: ./configure --enable-xterm_clipboard but I got - WARNING: ...
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Multi-button mouse on X11: How can I configure several buttons to act as the middle button?

I know how to make another button act as the middle button but how can I map several mouse buttons to the middle button? xmodmap complains if I repeat button numbers in the pointer option.
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Get display resolution from the command line for Linux Desktop

I'm looking for a method of reporting display resolution. I want to set up scripts to launch rdesktop, and I want to launch it on several machines with different resolutions, so I want a way to ...
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How to stop X server on Gentoo?

I tried to stop X so I could install graphics drivers. First I tried with killall -9 X but X server just restarted. Then I tried init 3 but that didn't closed X. How do I close it?
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Tap-to-click and vertical edge scrolling

I've a laptop (Lenovo B50-30) with a (Synaptics) touchpad. I've installed Debian on it. I want to enable the following things after LightDM is started: Tap-to-click Vertical scrolling at the right ...
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Enable circular scrolling

I'm trying to enable circular scrolling in my touchpad with synaptics, but something is preventing me of doing so. My 50-synaptics.conf looks like this: Section "InputClass" Identifier "touchpad ...
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NumLock is completely useless, and I want to disable it completely on Linux

Forget all the rants about Caps Lock, Num Lock is the most useless key of them all. It's never, ever useful. You don't want to use your numpad as an arrowpad, since the arrows are 1cm away from it. ...
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redirect sound over x11 session by pulse-audio

I am trying pass over X11 session.we can implement with pulse audio.I Google and i tried many configuration.still iam not able to redirect sound over X session.Any one can help me out with proper ...
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pulseaudio with x11 session

I am trying to pass sound over to x11 session using pulse-audio.I am using my embedded system as client.When i am trying to start pulse-audio using pulseaudio --start i am getting this error massages ...
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How we can forwarding audio over X11

I am trying to study X11. It's working fine. My question is whether there is any option to forward sound over X11. I Googled about this, and found many answers like Pulse audio, pep refs. Can we ...
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How do I prevent windows from moving when the desktop resolution changes?

I'm running Linux and use Openbox for my desktop. Normally the desktop resolution is 1280x1024. However, when I play a game which only plays at a specific resolution, at fullscreen and there's no ...
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X11 download on BusyBox

I recently accessed BusyBox server (STMicroelectronics Base Distribution). My objectives are installing X11 server and switching runlevel to GUI mode. However i don't have anything to do so, ...
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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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Corrupted video drivers causing x to go insane

I think X is borked. It's been working for months, then suddenly: There's an extra, immobile mouse cursor stuck on the screen. CTRL + ALT + Fn doesn't work. The screen stops responding, but I can ...
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Graphical equivalent to /dev/null?

I'm trying to run a GTK-based plotting library that I wrote over an SSH terminal that's too slow to run an X session over. GTK assumes that a graphical display is present and won't work otherwise. ...
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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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VirtualGL - Render locally, display remotely

This is a weird use case, but I'm hoping it's possible. There are 2 machines involved here, A and B (which is a Windows host running xming). I want to use VirtualGL to use A's GPU, but display the ...
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do not follow mouse focus

On my Ubuntu 14.04 I have a lightweight window manager wmii where a mouse motion changes a window's focus. This is annoying and I want to change this behaviour, i.e. if only I left-click on a window, ...
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X Server unable to start under Linux 4.5 in Arch virtual box guest

I recently ran paceman -Syu to upgrade my system as usual but after installing the newest Linux kernel, the X Server could no longer start and produced this error in the log file AddScreen/ScreenInit ...
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Starting an window manager on hybrid graphics system fails

I'm a completely new user of Arch Linux. I installed the system nearly like described by the German beginners guide. The most important things according this problem: Bootmanager: GRUB Installed ...
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How to start a shared X server for remote, non-forwarded use?

I am not sure I am asking the right question, so here's what I actually want to do: I have a server that has a screen connected to it and no other devices. It is running an SSH server. I would like ...
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How do I enable greedy MigrationHeuristic in Karmic?

My laptop performs very poorly for 2d graphics. For example, Docky's zoom effect and compiz effects are very choppy. In Jaunty, I was able to fix this by adding the following line under the "Device" ...
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Alt+click-drag window resizing on a Mac? (Similar to X-Windows)

Is there a way I can get this behavior on Mac OS? alt + right-click-drag will resize the window, relative to where you've clicked within the window and the window's center alt + left-click-drag will ...
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Menus showing up on wrong monitor with Fedora 23

Hardware: Dell XPS 15 9550 (4K touchscreen) with DisplayLink box Software: Fedora 23, displaylink driver 1.0.335, video driver xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.99.917-16.20150729 I have searched for similar ...
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Updating screen session environment variables to reflect new graphical login?

I use linux, and I like to do all my command-line work within a single screen session, so that I can restart my graphical login and such without losing my terminals. However, when I log out and back ...
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Linux VGA Monitor plug-in on demand with NVIDIA is never detected

Whenever I plug in an LCD LG monitor via VGA to my notebook while running X it never gets detected. As a matter of a fact there are only two scenarios that occur: X server is started with monitor ...
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Installing Nvidia developer driver over SSH; Ubuntu 11.10

I'm having trouble stopping X over SSH, on an Ubuntu 11.10 system. I'm nowhere near the computer so the usual Control-Alt-F1 is out, although I'm not sure if this actually stops X in 11.10. I'm ...
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Nvidia: force 1920x1080 as an option

Proprietary Nvidia (290) on gentoo here. I'm running Nvidia TwinView with two 1680x1050 monitors here. Now I want to hotplug between HDTV and one of the monitors. Almost good, but since Nvidia reads ...