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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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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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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.Xresources or .Xdefaults?

These two files seem to have the same function. What is the difference between the two if any?
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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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On Ubuntu 9.10, where is the xorg.conf file in Karmic Koala?

I am trying to change this xorg.conf file that I used to modify under Ubuntu 9.04, so it can have the higher resolutions of my monitor. Under 9.04, the monitor was unknown, and I had to key in all ...
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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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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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What XMonad Configuration Best Replicates Default Ion3 Behavior and Feature Set?

Not being very familiar with Haskell and lamenting that Ion 3 is now abandonware, I am curious if anyone out there has found a way of replicating the default Ion 3 behavior and aesthetics in XMonad. ...
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Browser instead of window manager?

Is it possible to have just a browser (for example, just a canvas that renders with webkit) running on top of X11 (or any other way in Linux) as my window manager, as if I'm viewing my normal web ...
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X11 forwarding from Amazon EC2 AMI

local$> echo $DISPLAY :0.0 local$> ssh -X -i PEMFILE ec2-user@AMAZONEC2_AMI [ec2-user@REMOTE_AMI ~]$ echo $DISPLAY [ec2-user@REMOTE_AMI ~]$ sudo grep X11 /etc/ssh/sshd_config ...
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Assigning USB hub to specific seat in multiseat configuration

On my debian-based machine, I have a working multiseat configuration. One annoying detail that so far I couldn't fix is that any USB hardware I connect is always assigned to the primary seat. ...
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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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Detecting currently active window

The linux commandline tool wmctrl allows you to list all windows, or all desktops, among other things. In the desktop-listing mode, the current desktop is marked with an asterisk. I need a tool that ...
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How to stop the 'd' key from minimizing all windows in Ubuntu 10.10 when connected with Nomachine?

When I connect to my Ubuntu box from any Mac OS X 10.6 client (Snow Leopard) using Nomachine, the 'd' key minimizes all windows on my Ubuntu box. I found another post here that says the issue can be ...
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Where is xorg.conf in Ubuntu 10.04?

I'm in the middle of trying to setup dual monitors on ubuntu and would like to backup my xorg.conf... The documentation I've been thus far say to do the following: sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf ...
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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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How do you start a program after X has started?

There's a little app called F.Lux that sets your screen temperature based on the time of day. The Linux version is a little spartan with just a console interface but it works perfectly well. Where ...
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Triple monitor setting in Linux with USB-HDMI adapter

I'm trying to set up a triple monitor desktop at my office using Fedora 17, but it seems impossible, let me explain the setting: Laptop ASUS K53SD with 2 graphic cards, Intel and nVidia (Screen ...
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How to make Elo touchscreen working for Linux?

Elo touchscreen model: Elo TouchSystems, Inc. Elo TouchSystems 2700 IntelliTouch(r) Problem description: My problem + others problem with this is that, when i touch-over (mouse-over) 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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How to find out xorg version? or “what's my xorg version?”

ATI docs says i need: XOrg 6.9, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5 or 7.6 Xorg -version says: X.Org X Server 1.11.1.902(1.11.2 RC 2) [...] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 [...] xorg-server ...
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Practical tips when transitioning to xmonad?

I like the idea and concept of xmonad, however I still keep going back to gnome after an hour or so. This feels like when I first tried to learn vim, but I've gotten past the learning curve point and ...
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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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how to set the mouse speed very low on ubuntu

I set the mouse acceleration and sensitivity levels to minimum in System->Preferences->Mouse but with the new mouse I have, even those settings are too fast. Is there a way to further reduce the ...
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Speeding up remote X sessions

I have a remote machine running Ubuntu 11.10 Server, to which I connect via SSH from OS X 10.7.3: Host remote.example.com ForwardX11 yes ForwardX11Trusted yes Sometimes I want to launch a GUI ...
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XWindows-like mouse behaviour in Windows 7

I currently use Linux as my primary desktop OS, and have done for more years than I care to remember. In recent years I've settled on GNOME and XFCE as my environments of choice. For a number of ...
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Dropped ssh/X session, how to pickup where left off?

I am VPN from a Linux box to another. I log in to the other box with ssh -X. I open an X window/program in an attempt to do a software installation. The painful truth is that this software cannot be ...
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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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Disable Unplugged Displays (xrandr)

I have a laptop with two video outputs that I use when I am home (HDMI1,VGA1). To enable them, I do this: xrandr --output HDMI1 --right-of LVDS1 --auto xrandr --output LVDS1 --off xrandr --output ...
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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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What is the difference between the X clipboards?

Primary Secondary Clipboard Cut buffers What is the difference between these? Experimenting with xclip and gedit: Setting primary Nothing happens, as far as I can tell Setting secondary Again, ...
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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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Faking monitor EDID information

My monitor is sort of finicky. Sometimes I run a program that cycles through resolutions and the monitor will refuse to give its EDID information for a few days: (/var/log/Xorg.0.log) [ 239.653] ...
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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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Abort drag-and-drop from a busy program

When the following happens: I start a drag-and-drop operation, starting from application ABC. Application ABC locks up (temporarily) I release the mouse button then, until application ABC finishes ...
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Can't control backlight; strange segfault

I'm using Arch Linux on my Packard Bell EasyNote TX86 (Intel HD Graphics, Core i5) and I can't control the backlight (it's always on max). xbacklight and writing to /sys/class/backlight does nothing. ...
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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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How to run a GUI app from ssh shell?

I can access my linux box by ssh and by vnc. I want to run a GUI application, but directly from ssh, I don't want to access through VNC and click around. So, after logging in using ssh, I want to ...
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enabling sticky keys under xorg (awesome desktop manager)

I would like to enable "sticky modifier keys" under archlinux + awesome, and I haven't found the correct info.
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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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Xorg: How can I map AltGr to the CapsLock Key (to toggle 3rd level symbols)

as many others I don't need CapsLock. I want to reassign it such that it has the function of AltGr. I use Kubuntu 9.10 but I think there must be a solution which is distribution independent. I ...
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x11 looks ugly while opening a remote window from ssh. Can I use GTK themes?

I use to connect to a distant computer running linux from my mac using ssh. For example I use: $ ssh -Y login@host then $ gnome-open . in order to open a nautilus window. This window do open ...
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Linux: Use NVIDIA and ATI cards in the same computer

I've got the following graphics cards installed in my computer: $ lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon HD 4770 [RV740] 03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ...
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How can I sort out Xephyr's keyboard mapping?

When I start up Xephyr inside of X, my keyboard map becomes wonky mostly just for non-printing characters. I can't use arrow keys. According to xev, The down arrow gets mapped to Super_R. The up arrow ...
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Wacom Bamboo tablet and Linux: Anyone experience with it? On which level of abstraction is it supported?

Does anyone has experience with this device under Linux? On which level of abstraction is the Wacom Bamboo tablet supported? Is the device input just translated to mouse input, so that every ...
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Touchpad sensitivity scales to virtual screen dimensions

I am experimenting with attaching a second monitor to my Ubuntu Natty laptop, and I have noticed an annoying "feature" that makes any multi-monitor setup so unusable that I actually prefer my ...
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invert colors on X (or xfce4)

Is there a way to invert colors in X. It would be even more useful if the answer was something I could bind to a keyboard shortcut(a command and not a setting that will require a restart if X).
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In Firefox, is there a shortcut to paste the content of the X buffer directly into the search box?

In particular when programming, it's handy to post error messages in Firefox' search box, to see what Google has to say on the matter :) On linux and particularly X11, it's even more handy since you ...
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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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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 ...