Questions tagged [x-windows]

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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MATE remote desktop not showing anything, only blank desktop background?

Have MATE desktop installed on a CentOS 7 server and accessing via Windows Remote Desktop using xrdp and tiger-vnc using the instructions in this article (adjusted to use MATE, mostly just have ....
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Can XWindows 'teleport' my pointer between two large screens so I don't have to go via a small one in the middle?

I have an XWindows display composed of two large screens with a small laptop screen between them: ________________ __________ [ +* *+ ] [ +* ...
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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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How do I make an application think it is running from desktop server (e.g gdm3)?

I have an application binary that works fine if I run it from a terminal in an windows environment (say gdm). If I run it from raw console (Ctrl+Alt+F3), it emits errors. But I do need to run this ...
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How to make uxterm white on black?

In my ~/.Xresources I have UXTerm*reverseVideo: true However, as in the default setting, the background in uxterm is still white, and the foreground is still black, even after running xrdb ~/....
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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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Install all packages needed for X11 and desktop env

Running fedora, Is there a way to install everything needed to go from a headless system to a desktop? Need to check what kind of video hardware.
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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 inputing 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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How can I start urxvt as a child of a running XWin instance?

I have configured XWin to start automatically at logon, this gives me a tray icon where I can launch X apps that will be children of the XWin instance and have their environment correclty set just ...
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Have remote X app open without manual “placement” on my local display

I am running X on my local machine and then using ssh -Y username@remotemachine to connect to a remote Debian server. Once logged in to this remote Debian server I type iceweasel at the command line ...
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How to paste from Local Windows 7 to Hummingboard Exceed

Exceed - 14.0.8.584 Windows7 I am able to copy from Xwindows to my local desktop however I am not able to PASTE from windows7 to Exceed. I need the converse of How can I copy text from Exceed?. I ...
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Getting Ubuntu host's GUI on local machine when using X Window

I am tunneling X Window over ssh on my local OSX machine using XQuartz. Now the GUI of course looks different than what I would get when I start programs on ubuntu locally. Is there a way to make my ...
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Command-line way to send keystrokes to a window open on a different X-session

On my main machine, I have a Ubuntu desktop open and logged on. I am then also logging in to this machine from a remote computer, using X2go which creates a new X-session. I have a libreoffice file ...
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Compiz & Linux compositing: how does it fit into the X architecture? [closed]

Not a really "how to solve stuff" question, but... I was wondering how the modern X architecture works, with compiz & all. What I know about it: in the beginning, there was the X server, clients ...