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X-Windows, often known as X, X11, or by its formal name, the X Window System is a windowing system for bitmap displays, common in UNIX-like operating systems.

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Keeping the Screen Turned off While Getting Inputs

I need to run a set of (graphical) benchmarks with the screen disabled. The following command did not work: xset dpms force off Because any keyboard/mouse input would re-enable the screen. The other ...
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Command or keystroke to redraw an X Window app screen?

I'm using an X Window application running on a remote RHEL9 host, and there is an apparent bug in my X client display software that causes graphical garbage to accumulate in the app window. I'm ...
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Strange vertical bars between characters on Xwindows

Some coworkers of mine are having trouble using an Xwindows application hosted on a RHEL9 box, where lots of small vertical bars appear on the screen seemingly randomly. Sometimes in a text entry area:...
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How to enable SSH remote server on "Windows 10" that works with X11 forwarding ? I get "Remote: No xauth program; cannot forward X11."

I've seen a ton of posts on this topic, but I haven't found a post that covers my specific use case. I want to connect to my Windows 10 PC via ssh and see X graphical apps on my mac laptop. The reason ...
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XWindows manager/Desktop environment: How can I move a window from another screen to the current screen without seeing the window on the other screen?

[Terminologies] Let's say "display" = "monitor" = "screen". Note: Current display (or current monitor, screen) means the display in which the mouse pointer locates, and/...
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Extra strange characters when pasting from clipman clipboard manager

I want to paste a clipboard entry, say 12345, from the graphical clipboard manager clipman to a terminal emulator. It is set up to combine the selection and the clipboard. I called up the clipboard ...
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Clipboard Issues with Windows WSL2 GUI Apps (WSLg)

WSL2 now has built-in xserver wslg, but just like reported here, I'm having difficulties letting apps in wslg to sync their x-clipboard content with normal Windows' clipboard. I know there might not ...
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X-Windows: sending a mouse click to a window in a different desktop without switching to that desktop?

I am using XFCE4 under Xubuntu 20.04.2. I already know how to use wmctrl and xdotool to identify a window in a different desktop, switch to that desktop, send a mouse click to that window, and then ...
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X Windows, GPUs, and multiple monitors

So I have two boxes. A Linux box, and a Windows box. I run a bunch of applications on Linux, accessed via X Windows on the windows box. My Windows box has a pretty powerful set of GPUs - I'm running ...
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Running emacs (gtk) through X410 from WSL Docker - program exits when idle

I've started trying to use Docker for my daily development environment to make it easy (in principle) to work from any arbitrary machine without a lot of setup fuss. My environment is based on Emacs+...
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How to solve (synaptics) bug that causes X crashs?

I have a Toshiba laptop running CentOS 7, where X would crash from time to time (see below (from) output of abrt-cli list -d). Bug 877464 may be relevant (but I already have xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-1.9....
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Running “ssh -X” to a macOS/XQuartz from Windows 10 not working as expected

I'm trying to transfer graphics via SSH and X11 server.. The server is running on an iMac running macOS 10.14 The client is a SSH console in Windows 10... (tested with ssh -X and ssh -Y, and set the ...
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Xforwarding works on one server, not another

I'm running ssh -X from my home computer to log into two RedHat servers at work, call them G and B (for Good and Bad). With G, everything works fine, and I can launch a gui program there and have it ...
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AWS EC2 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and export $DISPLAY to run graphical application

If I SSH into a Raspberry Pi or into a local VM running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, then I can run: user:~$ export DISPLAY=:0 user:~$ gedit And this will open a graphical window on the OS with the text editor,...
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Xorg / X11: How to provide Cookie-based access to X Server using xauth?

I know the risk, I know there is ssh -X, etc etc. What I want is to be able from one remote machine (X client) to connect to my local machine (X server) on a user (cookie) basis. I understood that ...
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How do I get the full Ubuntu Gnome Experience via XRDP

How do I get the full Ubuntu Gnome experience instead of the generic Gnome experience via XRDP? When I login from the console, I get the Ubuntu customization of Gnome: The dock is a stripe that ...
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Remote xterm terminating with an error event BadAccess

I'm logging into a remote server using ssh -x and then running xterm. Whenever the keyboard bell is trying to be run, I get the following messages and xterm exits: xterm: warning, error event ...
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keystroke to return to lost X session

While at my console I accidentally hit Ctrl+Alt+F2, which replaced my screens with a text-mode login prompt, as it should. From that shell, I see that /usr/bin/X and my previous shells and processes ...
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X-Window can not distinguish between left and right buttons

I installed Windows Subsystem for Linux and Debian on my MS Windows 10. In the console, switching languages(English <-> C/J/K) works well using Right Alt key. But, in the X environment, I cannot ...
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How to control the exact appearance of GUI apps in Docker

I'm using Sikuli in order to run automated tests in web servers. It compares the screen rendered by the browser with pre-captured screenshots, and emulates clicks and user input. The problem I'm ...
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Modifying X windows "select" behaviour

Using Linux with KDE If I double-click on a "B" in the string "AAA,BBB,CCC" then BBB is selected. If I double-click on a "B" in the string "AAA-BBB-CCC" then the whole string is selected. How can I ...
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preprocessor directive #define doesn't work in .Xresources

I'm trying to use a solarized color theme for my .Xresources file. I'm using Arch Linux with i3 window manager. However, it seems that #define preprocessor directives do nothing, and the .Xresources ...
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startx results in error "timeout in locking authority file /home/myaccount/.Xauthority"

About once a month, I try to start X windows on my local desktop with: startx but the terminal seems to hang, then gives the error: xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/myaccount/....
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CentOS linux minimal upgrading to GUI interface getting server error

After install GNOME Desktop, X Windows System in CentOS linux and startx command getting Server Error as follows. xauth: file /root/.serverauth.25996 does not exist X.Org X Server 1.17.4 Release ...
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For libinput properties of xinput, whats the difference between those with default in their names and those without?

For xinput list-props "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad" my output is Device 'ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad': Device Enabled (139): 1 Coordinate Transformation Matrix (141): 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000,...
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Why is X11 forwarding so inefficient?

Whenever I remotely launch large GUIs with X11 forwarding, even including the -C switch, the experience is very unresponsive. My question is, what does, at the concept/protocol level cause this? With ...
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Cannot open VCXSrv

I am using Windows 10 Home on a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. I know the product is not tested for Windows 10 upgrade, but this question still applies. When I open VCXSrv, it shows: Cannot move old log ...
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Atom core dumps in Ubuntu on Windows 10

I want to use an atom package which is unsupported on Windows... but here's the catch - I want to use it on Windows. This is what I have done: Enabled Bash and installed Ubuntu on Windows 10 ...
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automatically starting GUI program on startx

I have GUI code written in PyQt in main.py that I want to start up automatically after startx starts. I've already configured my beaglebone (Debian) to run startx on power up. I initially included ...
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xrdp session: Login failed for display 0

I have just installed xrdp on my CentOs 7 following the steps in this article but could get as far as inputting my user name and password. Here's a screenshot of the error that I get after trying to ...
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Why does my desktop freeze when SSH password prompt goes out of focus?

I use tmux in a fullscreened terminal emulator. Sometimes when I use SSH the password prompt goes out of focus and disappears "behind" the terminal emulator, and X (I think) freezes whenever this ...
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WindowManager: who is creating Documents/Video/Pictures/etc. in home directory

I had Ubuntu-14.04 installed in a minimum configuration, i.e. with no X Windows support. Later I added x-server packages for my card, and a lightweight WindowManager (I don't want KDE or GNOME), so I ...
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Starting a web cam application in Linux without display

I have a web cam application in Linux. When it starts, it initializes the web cam and the image is displayed live in a new window inside startx. Some calculations will be performed too and the result ...
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Force XWindows Authentication

I start a process with init.d and want to be able to create GUI applications as child processes. Because of the early start of this process, the environment variables DISPLAY and XAUTHORITY are not ...
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How do I specify an IPv6 address in the X Window DISPLAY variable?

I'm trying to export a DISPLAY variable containing a numeric IPv6 address. What format would the variable take, since IPv6 addresses contain :, which normally is used for the display number? Googling ...
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xrandr to set display to use single monitor, even if you have another monitor connected or disconnected

xrandr to set display to use single monitor, even if you have another monitor connected or disconnected I have a laptop that can move and be connected to different monitors etc through out the day. ...
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How can login to other TRU64 from Linux?

i want to connect to a TRU64 machine from Linux system same as: "login a client to a windows network how can login from all machine from on that network" now i can connect to a TRU64 machine with ...
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.Xresources not read by urxvt running under crouton with i3wm

Chromebook with Linux running via crouton (originally Ubuntu 12.04, upgraded to 14.04). I'm starting X from crosh/shell using: sudo i3 Contents of i3 (comments/usage instructions omitted): #!/bin/...
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Linux terminal for virutalization purposes, no X windows

I was wondering if I could download a linux distro somewhere that just featured the terminal with no GUI. Would this be possible in a Ubuntu liveCD?
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Why is X using only two of my monitors?

I have a desktop machine with Intel QM77MK motherboard and NVidia Quadro 600 PCIe card. The motherboard has DisplayPort, DVI-I and DVI-D connections, while the Quadro has DVI and DisplayPort. I've ...
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Gnome Shortcut for rollup / unroll window

is there a keyboard shortcut that can be set to roll up a window in CetnOs using Gnome desktop? I am running CentOS release version 6.5 and Gnome desktop version 2.28.2. I have the mouse setup to ...
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Is there a way to get tightvnc to host the native display :0?

tightvncserver starts up just fine using :1, :2, etc, None of the control the default X Server on the monitor itself. If I change it to :0 I get this error A VNC server is already running as :0 If ...
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Vagrant: X Window System access possible?

Besides SSH access, is it also possible to use Vagrant to launch a proper session running the X Window System and a window manager such as Unity so that the graphical interface is also available? (I'...
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Arch Linux from live USB - how do I launch the GUI?

I run Arch from a live USB. I want to use it to repair a broken Windows XP installation. I was presented with a console and I thought that starting the GUI windows system would be as simple as issuing ...
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xwindows working but not unity desktop

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit w/ unity desktop What I'm experiencing: When I turn on my computer, the Ubuntu loading screen appears but disappears in wake of a shell which I can log into. Once ...
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Has anyone managed to run Xorg from console mode on OS X?

I'm an avid user of XQuartz and use it for all my computing needs on OS X. Since I essentially don't use any Aqua apps any more, I wondered if it would be possible to start the X window system from ...
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When I run a java swing app via xwindow over ssh session, is it's classpath my local box or that of the ssh server?

When running java sandbox apps over a cygwin (Moba terminal) ssh xwindows session, is it running on my local machine or is it executing on the server, with just the interface being displayed to my ...
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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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Load .Xdefaults for VcXsrv (open Xming alternative)

I would like to run xterm with my Xresources. I have the .Xresources file in the user folder to which I connect through VcXsrv and also in my local PC, inside program files/vcxsrv (both .Xdefaults ...
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Eclipse running slow over Cygwin ssh

I use Cygwin running under Windows XP to make an X Windows ssh connection to a RedHat server. I’ve run a few applications through the Cygwin/X interface, and they perform fine. However, the main ...
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