Questions tagged [xorg]

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 community.

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Why can't show GUI screen with FuryBSD in VirtualBox?

I downloaded FuryBSD 12.1 XFCE from official site. Launched it in VirtualBox. From the official guide, it should show a GUI desktop. But in my machine it didn't. It showed terminal login screen. I ...
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Arch VM constantly receiving caps lock signal

So I was enjoying life for a while, but then vmware decided that my caps lock key needed to be more non-deterministic. This occurs across two different VMs (I created a new one just to ensure that it ...
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xvfb XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server

I'm running a Windows application in Linux using wine and xvfb, this combination works most of the time, I can see these errors messages many times (but not all the time) I have googled this errors ...
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Restarting the GUI (GDM3) on Ubuntu via remote SSH

Given an Ubuntu 18.04.2LTS on a desktop computer (not headless) which haven't been restarted since at least months. Access is only possible via some remote desktop connection (like vnc) and SSH. Now ...
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WebGL unsupported when running locally but works when remote?

Two Debian/testing machines with same version of Firefox but different GPU and X drivers. On my father's machine, accessing this website gives the following error message in the Firefox console: "...
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Lenovo X1: How to get 100% scaling on the external monitor and 200% on the primary monitor?

I'm using Debian Bullseye with Xorg and Gnome on a new Lenovo X1 Carbon 7th w/ a 4k display. Gnome scales the primary display to 200% which works but it applies the same scaling to the external ...
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ssh -X not setting $DISPLAY

TL;DR OS: RHEL 7.x ssh -X works on some hosts, not on others. /etc/ssh/sshd_config is the same. This used to work on our old software release, it does not on the new release. Cannot find anything ...
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Remap LeftAlt+J to ArrowDown

On a bare bones Linux installation (using xkb / xmodmap) is it possible to remap the LeftAlt+J to send a ArrowDown? I have found all sort of workarounds or slightly different scenarios with CapsLock+J ...
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Make x11 keyboard grabs not steal focus

If I press any key combination grabbed by some program, the currently focused window loses focus for a moment. This is particularly noticeable on certain websites (including DuckDuckGo and Discord) ...
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X11 - Overlay a picture across screen

Is possible to overlay an arbitrary image over the whole screen? (That is, to draw an image, over the whole screen, without stealing any focus, leaving the windows behind visible (where the image has ...
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Using xrandr, is it possible to use only part of a secondary monitor without panning

there are a few other questions that talk about this but most of them are not for secondary monitors, or at least they don't seem to be, and I've hit a point where I'm not sure if I'm missing ...
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How to debug problems with Wayland on Fedora 32

I have recently performed massive cleaning of my Fedora 32 system, which included high amount of packages being removed from the system, by the way removing desktop environment I was using. Before, I ...
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Nothing happens with xset s blank

I'm trying to make my screen go blank with the command: xset s blank However nothign happens, I'm just prompted again. I'm using XUbuntu 20.04. What could be the issue? P.S. In my power ...
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How to get .xinitrc (xinit, startx) to see environment variables

How do I get xinit to see environment variables? Given the following xinitrc: echo test $HOSTNAME test I see the output test test on the terminal, which indicates $HOSTNAME is not set when xinit ...
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Wrong monitor resolution on startup Arch Linux

I have a problem with my Arch Linux, (probably it was my fault, I may or may not have uninstalled something). The problem is that every time I boot up the screen resolution is set to a very low one. ...
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Debian 10 - Display modes and multiple monitors - xrandr, arandr

Summary I just bought a new monitor and I am trying to get it to play nicely with my linux laptop. At the moment I can only get output to appear on at most the laptop screen, my new display and one ...
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Why is my lubuntu install on a PowerBook g4 booting to a blinking cursor after I added xorg.conf?

I have a PowerBook g4 that I have installed Lubuntu 16.04 to, however when I added an xorg.conf like this sudo X -configure cp ~/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf From the terminal on tty1, and then ...
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From Nvidia drivers to Nouveau, Xorg.conf

I'm on archlinux, and I am switching from Nvidia drivers to Nouveau drivers, but i encounter an issue. I am wondering what to do with the Device Section reprensenting my GPU in my Xorg.conf. Am i ...
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Enableing virtual1 xrandr

I have a problem enabling the virtual1 screen, after configuring the .conf files in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ my pc gets stuck in a black page with some white text, I literally tried every tutorial i ...
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Debian 10 goes into suspend mode while having active RDP connection

I am trying to figure out how to prevent Debian 10 to go into suspend mode when it has an active RDP connection. Software installed: Debian 10, Gnome DE xrdp, xorgrdp Performed the following tweaks ...
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X11 forwarding on a private network

I have a Linux server on a 192.168.x.y subnet talking to a few devices and a single Windows server. I am talking to the Windows server over it's 10.a.b.c subnet/vlan internal to the site I work at. In ...
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Drag&Droping/Pasting video into program with CLI

I have script that records a video and saves it into a folder. What I want to do is to have an automated way to share recorded videos with friends - either by sending it via discord or caprine (fb ...
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Run a command after X server exit with no display managers

Question is dead simple but I'm unable to find an easy solution for a while. Xorg is being launched via startx, and basically I wanna hook to the moment when X is already terminated, and about to drop ...
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Understanding the GPU processes running on my system

running nvidia-smi gave me the following: output I am unable to understand what ....AAAA.. process is. How can I know about it, and kill it in case if it is not necessary. Also the Xorg, is it ...
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How to start graphical application after acpi triggers a script

my old PC using acpi to catch special buttons' actions so I can execute some scripts for certain events. The problem - I can't start any graphical application with it. All graphical application ...
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Can I control the colors of the title bars displayed by VcXsrv?

I run VcXsrv in Windows to display X windows I start from WSL/bash. Recently I've begun switching all my programs to dark mode. One of the things I have not been able to make dark is the title bar of ...
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xrandr: aligned bottoms of monitors with rotation => mouse / artifact issues

I used the solutions in this question to align my two monitors. My left monitor is High DPI 3840x2160 while the right is scaled 2x from 2560x1440 and rotated to portrait mode; they share a bottom edge....
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How to use an Apple magic trackpad as a drawing tablet on Linux

I try to use an "old" Apple magic trackpad (AMT) as a drawing tablet on my Linux laptop: Dell XPS ArchLinux Xorg Xfce 4 I configured Xorg to use evdev driver for the AMT because synaptics does not ...
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socat: “E connect(5, LEN=4 AF=1 ”:0“, 4): No such file or directory” when trying to run GUI application in docker on Mac OS

I'm trying to run a GUI application inside an Ubuntu Docker container on a Mac host machine. My testing Dockerfile, tagged xterm, is FROM ubuntu:xenial RUN apt-get update && apt-get install ...
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How to use installed fonts?

I use fedora with i3-gaps and I want to use different font than monospace. I donwloaded this realease of iosevka font iosevka-term-ss01-3.0.0-rc.4 Then I coppied all .tff files to folders: ~/.local/...
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Shuffling “alt”/“windows”/“alt gr” on just USB keyboard (and possibly not laptop keyboard)

Due to unfortunate misunderstanding in the label reading, I have ordered and received a Das Keyboard 4... for Mac. Which would have been nice if I didn't use a KDE Neon desktop (which is a KDE-...
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Writing a screen dump script for a remote server

Goal: Getting a screen dump from a remote server running X in .png file format by running a single line command. On the remote I have X installed. I use xwd to get the X window dump. It's saved in ...
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Centos7: Using Radeon GPU and GT610 Nvidia GPU at the same time with Xwindows

I am trying to utilize two separate graphics adapters with Gnome on a Centos7 machine. lspci identifies these two adapters as such: 06:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF119 [...
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Xorg page allocation failure and baloo engine errors on KDE

So basically I leave my computer alone for quite a bit of time. I have the settings set to the displays turning off and I can wake the machine by pressing a key or moving the mouse. But today it seems ...
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How to direct linux to boot with the HDMI port as PRIMARY screen? After an install, X11 treats HDMI as secondary

I have a laptop I want to boot into linux with the external monitor as primary. I know you can do it with a command line function after boot, or with a script, but I want linux to immediately treat ...
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Dual screen setup on xorg.conf.d enabling Hdmi and Displaylink devices in Xinerama/Multihead configuration?

This /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-displaylink.conf sends framebuffer content to virtual terminal as long it is getty-related output, but only shows blinking cursor on X11-related desktop on vt12 (virtual ...
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Choose Gvim font that maps pixel-to-pixel with display?

I was advised here to post this question at Superuser, as it deals with both Windows and X11 (via Cygwin). I recently bought a Windows 10 laptop, TravelMate P2410-G2-M. The resolution is set to the ...
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Having trouble running Firefox on Linux remotely

I am having trouble running Firefox on Linux remotely. When I use PuTTY and X11 to ssh remotely into a stand-alone Oracle Linux 8 box on my local network and run Firefox, the app comes up and hangs; ...
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X11, VNC, and Xen: Can't open display

I've been trying to configure Windows 10 with Xen, and I've hit a wall. xl create creates the VM (I can see it in xl list), but I'm not able to connect to it. I thought this might be a Wayland issue (...
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Linux (Debian Buster): How to disable keyboard for an application/window?

I'm searching a way to disable the keyboard for a window or application. I have some conflicts between windows and i'm trying to permanently disable the keyboard for one of them. Do you have a ...
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how to set `DISPLAY` in acpid scripts

i have multi user logged in, and i use acpid to listen sleep key to turn off screen use xset dpms force off command. i can not turn of the screen because acpid run as and excute scripts as root. and ...
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Is there a way to re-attach an X Window if my X Server is in Windows?

I am running an Arch Linux Machine on Hyper-V with Windows X11 Server (VcXsrv) for GUI. It works wonderfully well (since it brings the X Windows as native Window in Windows 10 - I can do Alt+Tab etc.; ...
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linux: how to remove stretching in non-native screen resolutions?

in windows it can be done in nvidia control panel or catalyst control center or similar tool for intel's video adapters. how to do it in linux? preferably with X window system
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xss-lock, loginctl lock-sessions, xsecurelock not working together on Arch

I have xsecurelock installed on arch, and I can lock the session by running xsecure lock. Trying to lock with loginctl lock-session does nothing, though (no error, just no output, and no locking). ...
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How to rotate gtk application running on text mode of linux into portrait view?

I am using linux on text mode in portrait view to run the GTK application. I removed GUI/Desktop mode. I tried to run it on ubuntu and other operating systems. For that I used 'startx' and 'xinit' ...
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get WM_CLASS of active window with non-ANSI letters in its title

trying to get WM_CLASS of active window to make AutoKey script for hotkey that works differently for different applications here is one way to do it: winname=`xdotool getactivewindow getwindowname` ...
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linux dual monitor setup each connected to intel and nvidia gpus

My computer is intel 9600k + vertical monitor + z390 chipset + nvidia rtx 2060 + horizontal monitor + Gentoo linux + Xorg server 1.20.6 + gnome 3.32.2 In the UEFI i've set intel iGPU as primary GPU. ...
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Clipboard does not work using tigervnc, even with options enabled on client and server

I cannot get clipboard (Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V to work on a tigervnc session). The vncserver is running Ubuntu 18.04 and XFCE. I'm starting the server using the following command: vncserver -xstartup ~/....
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Libreoffice wipes the PRIMARY buffer when un-selecting/de-selecting selected text. How do I prevent this?

In virtually all X-windows applications, selecting text effectively (see below) copies it to the PRIMARY selection buffer. In most, un-selecting that text (e.g., by left-clicking elsewhere in the same ...
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How to rotate display screen and set its resolution in Porteus text mode using commands?

I am using Porteus 3.2.2 in text mode, while removing all desktop and GUI packages . I want to rotate the text mode terminal display screen as per the portrait and landscape mode. I have tried the ...

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