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Second monitor on Linux not recognized

I have a dual monitor Linux system. In the past, I had a much lessor, no-name graphics card and was able to get this to work. However, when I switched to AMD Radeon, it (Linux/Drivers/Mesa?) does not ...
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WSL2: Install fonts for Linux GUI app using X server

I'm on Windows 11 and I installed the latest version of WSL (using Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS). I also enabled GUI apps according to this official guide. I'm trying to run Xfoil, which uses X server windows ...
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How to run a GPU program over SSH

I'm using Intel QSV accelerating, and the program runs well on a local Ubuntu desktop. When I run the program on a remote machine(the same os, with no monitor connnected) via ssh, it cannot find gpu ...
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How to automatically set autoscroll on bluetooth mouse in Linux

I'm running Linux Mint 20.3 and I created a .xsessionrc file to set autoscroll settings on all connected mice. However, I am using a Logitech M590 bluetooth mouse which connects too late to be ...
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XServer on Root Server with NVIDIA GPU (headless) - permission error

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.3 (HWE) LTS on a root server with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 and no attached monitor (headless). I have installed Ubuntu-desktop for some rendering stuff. The connection to the ...
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X11 Display image on screen

I want to display overlaying images on screen in X11 - for example volume indicator. I know there is xosd which can display on-screen text, but I'd like to display image instead. Is there any other ...
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Connect existing docker container to XServer

I'm using linux (Ubuntu20.04) and I run docker container with default configuration to work with CLI: sudo docker run -ti kalilinux/kali-rolling And now I want to use GUI applications from it. I found ...
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cannot open display from macos client with openvpn

I am trying to connect to a redhat server from a macos client, using ssh and openvpn. Command line commands work fine (eg vim), but displays dont get displayed, eg while running firefox or gvim, and I ...
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How does WSL manage GUI apps? Why do some work when others don't?

I have WSL + Ubuntu installed on my windows machine, with a few utilities installed. The following commands open up a GUI when executed from within my Ubuntu terminal: code . (opens up a vscode ...
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How to increase number of Xv adaptor ports?

The number of xv video ports is to low for my use cases e. g. xvinfo reports: X-Video Extension version 2.2 screen #0 Adaptor #0: "GLAMOR Textured Video" number of ports: 16 port ...
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Where to put autostart scrips to run after x display server has been started?

I'm using manjaro linux with dwm (dynamic window manager) and I need to run some some commands that will only work after the x display server has been started. Lightdm is being used to login. example ...
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Is there a way in Linux to have two different users log into the same graphical session?

What I am trying to do: I have a machine that is treated as an appliance, it has multiple graphical applications open, and these must not be closed at any time. HumanA might turn on the system, launch ...
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Application on remote computer * requested access to the x server

Using MobaXtrem to connect from my windows machine to an Ubuntu v16 remote server. I sometimes leave the connection active in the background while I'm away or working on other stuff. For the second ...
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xrandr set a new virtual monitor: X Error of failed request

I'm trying to set a new virtual monitor with xrandr and I get the following errors: $xrandr --setmonitor VIRTUAL1 1366/256x768/144+0+1080 none X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter ...
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Why does xserver require a physical screen?

I was searching for a solution to run a graphical application without a physical screen. The application is showing multiple hardware accelerated video streams with gstramer-vaapi. I dont want to ...
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Getting Emacs to work with GUI in WSL

I'm new here and I don't really get this stuff, so I'll try to provide all the relevant details but if something important is missing please tell me. I have Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL2) setup on ...
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How could I fix this errror message at VcXsrv ? Trying to use WSL 2 using graphical apps under VcXsrv Xserver

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS at Windows 10 Professional build 19041.329 and would like to run graphical apps at X server. Did a install of Docker Desktop and did a test and it's working fine. But ...
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How can I setup the Cygwin X server as a service?

I've read the Cygwin/X user's guide; I've installed Cygwin, the X-related packages, and am able to run X and apps on X. However - that's all manual. I need to invoke startxwin and need to call xhost +...
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Getting "Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion"

I'm using X applications over an SSH connection to some machine. When I run an X app, say, xclock for simplicity, I get a console message saying: Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet ...
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How to access IMM on IBM X3650 M3 from outside of LAN

I just bought an IBM X3650 M3 and want to configure IMM on it. I connected the server's IMM port and can access the IMM module from any computer within my LAN (computers connected to the same router/...
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Why is delay with VcXsrv so much slower than Xming when X11 forwarding

I was beating my head against the wall trying to figure out why opening an application through X11 forwarding was taking so long. To open the simplest app like xclock was taking ~20 seconds for the ...
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WSL: QT application fails to start

I have compiled a simple QT Quick application (using Ruby-Qml, but I don't think this matters) on Ubuntu (18.04) via WSL on Windows 10 v1903 and get the following error when launching with Xming. ...
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How to open a program in different Xephyr Displays?

I have two Xephyr displays created through PyVirtualDisplay, when I try to open xterm in both of them it works just fine, but many other programs will open twice on the same display. So if I do this: ...
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How to find out what killed my desktop environment (and possibly X Server)?

I ran into a problem this morning. I have a computer that is used for machine learning and nothing else. I use python to run tensorflow to train some models that I made. The problem is that I couldn'...
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WSL 2, GUI Applications using XServer [duplicate]

I've seen this question before, but none of the solutions are working for me. I know the steps that are mentioned everywhere to get GUI applications working for WSL 2 on the Windows 10 Pro Insider ...
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Launching a program on startup with systemd on Ubuntu

I'd like to run a Java backend program on startup (in fact it may be on user login) with systemd, which would use X server to create a render window in memory. The render window is created by VTK to ...
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Passing the only GPU through to a VM

I would like to use a Windows 10 VM on a Linux host. If there is only one graphics processor (i.e. a graphics card but no integrated graphics) how can I pass this through to the VM? I would rather ...
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Tiny UI on ubuntu with wsl

I installed ubuntu on windows using WSL (windows subsystem for linux). I was able to install vscode and firefox via app-get install but when I launch them, they have very tiny UI and fonts. I am using ...
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Super+L not passed through and getting stuck with VcXsrv

Started using VcXsrv on Win10 in order to run fully fledged linux environment with a window manager. Server is launched with -keyhook option so modifier keys get passed to the clients as well. But ...
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Linux Subsystem for Windows: Atom and Visual Studio Code close immediately

There is a couple of guides out there on how to get GUI applications running in Linux Subsystem for Windows (WSL). I tried to follow a handful of them, but each of them had something in common: Both ...
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XServer won't start on cluster

I am trying to start a XServer in order to perform graphical renderings on the cluster GPU with Paraview. Since the cluster is usally driven by a task scheduler, the xserver is usually not running. ...
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How to initiate multiple X login sessions at system startup?

I have Linux Mint 17.2 KDE. I have several user accounts. I often use them at the same time for different tasks. My use case is like this: Login as user1. Start program A. Ctl+Alt+L --> "Switch users"...
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Ubuntu log into certain tty shell as a distinct user

I try to start an x server for a certain user on tty5 as root user from tty6. My approach was to log into tty5 as a specific user from command line tty6. Then I would just chvt to 5 and startx there. ...
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XServer touchscreen one finger instead of two finger scrolling

Problem: My touchscreen device does not scroll on touching it with one finger, which is desired, but only when touching it with two fingers. Technology stack: Linux kernel 4.9.81-intel-pk-standard ...
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What is the main difference between Putty to MobaXterm or XServer? [closed]

What is the main difference between Putty to MobaXterm or XServer? I know they are all SSH clients (FOSS, gratis), but is there a main catergorial difference?
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Program fails to execute after startx. Why?

I'm using Raspbian Jessie Lite as the OS for RPi 3. This OS does not have X11 by default, so I installed xserver-xorg and xinit manually. I want to play a movie or display a picture after startx. So ...
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How to startX as non-root user inside the rc.local?

I am trying to start startx as non-root user in my Ubuntu-server 16.04(Linux nanopim1 3.4.113-sun8i #16 SMP PREEMPT Tue Jun 13 14:15:57 CEST 2017 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux) with openbox installed ...
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Where X Client process be running if executed on remote host?

If I am to run X server on my 'local' machine and ssh to a 'remote' machine with X-forwarding enabled, and then execute an X client (say web browser) in that 'remote' machine, where will my browser ...
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How to redirect X output to file?

I know with linux the server X that manage Ui is a protocol with client server. So the app that use UI didnt directly render thing. It transmit to server X that render it with hardware. So the server ...
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Same local ports and remote ports with Xming

I run some X11 GUI apps (e.g. Xeyes, Xcalc, Xclock) in Windows Subsystem with Xming as Xserver. By analyzing the ports with TCPView, I find that local ports of X11 apps (Xclient) and remote ports of ...
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restarting program after computer awakens

When my computer comes back from slumber, my program, cairo-dock, looks terrible. I don't know why the icons on it look like a bunch of noise, but I can't fix the problem. The best way I know how to ...
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Is it possible to render heavy graphic on remote machine with X server?

From X Server Definition, it says: "The server application, which processes the data as requested and returns the results to the client, typically can run on either a remote machine or the local ...
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Where is the Xservers file on Debian 8?

Can't seem to find the Xservers file. The locate command does not find it, and I have checked in /etc/kde4/kdm it is not there either. I looked in /etc/X11 and the only directories present in /etc/...
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Missing parts of utf-8 charset in urxvt with VcXsrv

I am running an Arch Linux server which I connect to from a few Windows machines using VcXsrv so I can run graphical applications (and more customized terminals than what I can get with PuTTY etc). ...
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How to add fonts to VcXsrv X-Server?

I can't find any documentation on how to add new fonts to VcXsrv. I found this but this is for a different program (Xming) and though I followed all the steps the fonts still doesn't show up in the X-...
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Where Does KDE's Xsetup Live On FreeBSD?

I made the mistake of buying a keyboard with a backlight controlled by the scroll lock key, and in turn need to execute: xset led 3 Every time the computer boots, just after the X server is started. ...
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difference between x servers in windows

I'm using Windows 10 Insider Preview with Windows subsystem for Linux enabled I'm wondering what's the true differences between VcXsrv and Xming to view windows from Ubuntu in windows I know the ...
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Disable login via vnc

How to disable vnc? I need the authorization was only for ssh(pub_key). Example is digitalocean vnc authorization. Image: To log in via vnc not going
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StartX doesn't work. (Not enough space?)

My Debian was working perfectly till yesterday. I had installed reaver, aircrack and kismet and played with them for a while (could they be the culprit?). But now the x server doesn't connect. I don't ...
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How to fix "MobaXterm X11 proxy: Unsupported authorisation protocol"

When connecting from Windows to my Linux box using MobaXterm, I cannot open Linux-GUI applications on the Windows side. On the Windows side, nothing happens. On the Linux box I get this error message: ...
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