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 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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X equivalent of 'screen' utility

Under unix/linux, there is this extremely useful program screen: it's for bash, text-only, and I can detach a session, log out (the session is still running though), log in later (even from a ...
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Xmodmap: Six characters to one key?

From OpenSUSE wiki: (As long as Mode_switch/ISO_Level3_Shift is assigned to the keycode of Alt Gr - if you assign Mode_switch and ISO_Level3_Shift to different keys, you can assign up to six ...
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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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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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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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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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Setting up a multiseat configuration

I am trying to set up a multiseat computer configuration. In this arrangement, I have a laptop with an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor connected. I would like to allow two user sessions to be ...
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Linux + “nVidia surround” + 3 monitors?

Is it possible to run 3 monitors on 1 nvidia card (600 series, 640/650/660/670) under linux/xorg with the closed source nvidia driver? At the moment a have a 2 monitors on my linux system in a ...
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Remap Keys in Linux

I'd like to switch my Ctrl and Alt keys under Linux (to make it more Mac-like). How do I do this? If it helps, I'm running Ubuntu 9.04.
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Should I be able to hear audio using X11 forwarding?

I use a portable virtual box (running Ubuntu) at work. I funnel my web browsing through an ssh link back to my home PC. Today I was playing around with X11 forwarding to access applications running on ...
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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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8400GS causes BSOD in Acer M1610 running Windows 7 32-bit

Title says it all, just installed the Nvidia card, I know this is a driver related issue I just don't know how to fix it I cannot find a driver version that will work not even the one that windows ...
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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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48-bit colours?

Quite often, especially in X11-related things (X resources, Roxterm themes, etc) I see colours specified as 48-bit numbers: #2e2e34343636, #cccc00000000 instead of the usual 24-bit #2e3436 and ...
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Modify PATH variable for X11 during log-in

I am working on some lab computers (read: no administrative rights) that, if I log in, I need to change the PATH variable as X11 starts. The reason is that I need to change the PATH variable at this ...
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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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How do I find out my screen resolution from a shell script?

How do I find out my screen resolution from a shell script?
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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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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 do I restart a frozen screen in Ubuntu without losing any open windows?

I had a device running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS have its screen freeze. Generally I have simply jumped onto an available tty, i.e. Ctrl-Alt-F1 and executed the command /etc/init.d/lightdm restart or service ...
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How can I make my Super keys (Windows Key) behave more like Ctrl/Alt/Shift in Linux

After using the Ctrl + "arrow keys" for 13 years to switch virtual desktops in X windows, I've been convinced recently to change to using the Super keys instead (the windows key and the context menu ...
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“Detach” and “Reattach” xterms across X sessions?

Is there a way to save/detach an xterm (or another window), and reopen/load/reattach it on a different X session on the same machine ? What I'm trying to achieve is "move" running xterms between two ...
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debian/ubuntu - invert all colours in desktop session (colors)

Sometimes I need to flip from a light colour scheme to a dark one quickly, and I need it to apply not just to the desktop theme but also to any webpages that are open etc. On the Mac there's a neat ...
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Configure a trackball under Linux without editing Xorg.conf

Summary: In this post, I explain how I configure my trackball through xorg.conf file and ask what I should do instead, knowing that xorg.conf is deprecated. Long Introduction: I've been using a ...
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Xorg compose key without losing valuable key / bypass mode?

I would like to setup a compose key, but the only options available in the KDE system settings (and via /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules) are: compose:ralt Right Alt compose:lwin Left Win ...
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How to hide or minimize X11 window from console?

Window is full-screen and grabs everything. New windows are appearing behind it. I cannot just kill that application. I'm logged in as root remotely through the SSH. Expecting something like that: ...
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Linux: Setting primary display (nvidia) from command line

Is this possible? Normally I use disper to enable my external monitor, but I don't think I can force the 2nd monitor to be primary. http://willem.engen.nl/projects/disper/ I've played around with ...
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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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Binding Super+C Super+V to Copy and Paste

For some time I've been interested in binding the Windows Key (Super_L) on my keyboard to Copy and Paste for no other reason but convenience and consistency between my desktop and my MacBook. I ...
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bashrc: how to know X window is available or not?

There is a part in my ~/.bashrc, which sets $EDITOR to be gvim. It works fine when I am in X window. However, if I ssh to my workstation (from another workstation) gvim starts to complain "cannot open ...
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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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X Session from Mac

How can I log into an X server from Mac OS X? I know that ssh -X username@host will log me in and I will have the capability to run X applications. On Cygwin/X you can log in and have a whole X ...
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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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Linux: Use VNC to create a second Screen

I'm planning to use my 7" Android tablet as second screen via VNC. Sharing my main screen works fine with x11vnc, but that is not what I want. So I created a second screen using the ...
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Find and raise a window in KDE4 with shortcut

I was wondering about a possibility to find and raise some window in KDE4 with shortcut. Currently in KDE 4.4 there is a possibility to switch to window from krunner (Alt-F2). Say, I have an open ...
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Problem with remoted display of java applications

I'm trying to remote display Java based development environments, such as NetBeans and IntelliJ, from a linux machine to a windows machine. When I do this, the right click functionality of the ...
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/etc/environment not being read into PATH variable

In Ubuntu the path variable is stored in /etc/environment. This is mine (I've made no changes to it, this is the system default): $ cat /etc/environment ...
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How to have ESC also cancel CAPS if CAPS is enabled?

Is there any way to configure the keyboard so that pressing ESC will also cancel the Capslock feature, if Capslock is enabled? I specifically use Kubuntu Linux with ESC and Caps keys switched (VIM ...
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X11 forwarding with an already running window?

I'm trying to forward the X session to my Windows laptop (using Xming and putty), and I have no problem opening new programs such as gedit and having them forward, but how would I forward something ...
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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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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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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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How to configure multiple video cards in linux?

In Ubuntu Lucid Lynx RC, I got NVidia's TwinView to work with 2 monitors in a single video card. But when I use the same monitors but split them between the video cards I can't make TwinView work and ...
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terminal transparency, Imagemagick, and X11 root window problem

I use Ubuntu Natty, urxvt (with 256 colours), and Imagemagick (display -window root [...]) to set the root window to a picture. When I use the transparancy (-tr) option on urxvt, I get the Ubuntu X ...
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Remap Command Key When Using Remote X11 Application On Mac

I have a Redhat application that I run on my OSX desktop via a remote X11 session. Everything works fine except keyboard shortcuts. I can copy with Command C but I have to use Control P rather than ...
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Using Windows as a VirtualBox Host, how I can get AltGr behavior on linux guest?

I'm having an issue using a keyboard which is not an English US keyboard. It seems that when it's the case, pressing AltGr key will simulate CTRL + ALT on Windows. I have verified that fact using ...
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Cannot exit X server, restart, shutdown or drop to tty when VGA monitor active

I have a strange problem. If I connect an external VGA monitor to my laptop, exiting the X environment in any way crashes the computer. For example, say I am working with my two monitors (the ...
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Xserver that I can reconnect to

I'm looking for something like screen but for X? I imagine situation when I do something like "X --reconnect remote_server:11", and I am reconnected to pre-existing X session, with all programs that ...
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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, ...