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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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How to bring X11/Xorg/X Server back from the dead on Debian 12?

Urgent help need, please! I recently had to perform a hard-reset (cycle the power) on a machine running Debian 12, and X11 will not start. After I enter my password, I get a black screen. Nothing. ...
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How to share applications between multiple OSs? [closed]

My goal is to have a triple monitor setup, each running a different OS (Linux, Windows and MacOS) and have mouse/keyboard sharing using something like Synergy as well as moving app windows from one to ...
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How to run window invisibly and prevent interaction with rest of desktop, but with GPU acceleration?

I want to run some GUI applications invisibly, and prevent interaction with the rest of the desktop (e.g. avoid them stealing focus), but with GPU acceleration, so they run performantly. This is in ...
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X11 forwarding on SDDM

I am trying to forward X11 from my PC (server) to my laptop (client). I allowed X11 forwarding in my sshd_config. Running ssh user@ip -X returns Warning: untrusted X11 forwarding setup failed: xauth ...
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Remapping Artist Shortcut Remote in Linux

I am using the XP Pen Shortcut Remote that comes with the Deco Pro tablet, it has a dial and 10 keys. Each key (and the dial) is mapped to a keyboard stroke by default. For example pressing the top ...
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X11 on Ubuntu, all characters missing, while working fine with Xming on Windows

I tried to access a server with GUI through X11 on a PC with Ubuntu. The forwarding seems good, just with all characters missing: screenshot_ubuntu_X11 However, I also tried to use PuTTY and Xming on ...
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GNOME 44.10: Drag-and-drop breaks Alt + Tab window switching in numerous ways

I am running a pretty fresh install of a Bluefin-based Fedora Silverblue atomic desktop with a GNOME shell using Wayland, and mostly Flatpak applications. (For what it's worth, I recently migrated my ...
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How do I get a Linux system with legacy mouse support to accept my KVM switch with absolute mouse mode?

One of my customers has a Linux system with the following details: Suse Linux 15 I plugged in a KVM-over-IP device from Raritan (DKX4-101) which introduces a USB-device with Keyboard + mouse in ...
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Properly switch Caps Lock and Esc

I'm on KDE Neon 5.27 with X11, and the settings app has an option "Swap Esc and Caps Lock". I've been using this for a while, but some applications still think they're not swapped. I have to ...
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Vulkan: no DRI3 support detected on VNC server (Debian)

I'm using a Raspberry Pi 4 on the latest version Debian Bookworm 64-bits, and need to use vulkan in a VNC session. It works when wired to a screen: vkcube opens a window with a 3D rotating cube. ...
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Can't disable key in linux

I am running xorg. I want to disabling my pagedown key. I determined the keycode: $ sudo showkey keycode 109 press keycode 109 release and attempted to disable by running: $ sudo xmodmap -e 'keycode ...
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Xorg turns laptop screen off on startup on Gentoo

I am having a problem with my Gentoo installation (binary kernel) where Xorg only turns off my laptop's screen when using Startx, and I can only change TTY to use Gentoo but only on CLI. This happened ...
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How to use KWin compositor without hardware acceleration

I use GPU without hardware acceleration (nouveau.noaccel=1). I am using KDE Plasma with kwin_x11. I know, that KWin has it own compositor. There is transparency, but no animations. So can I get ...
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redirect X11 ssh fowarding between linux and windows

I have a challenge and requesting your help to guide me on that. I have two linux server (A, B), run ssh x11 fowarding from A to B (displaying specific app such as firefox or chrome or ...), infact ...
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How to assign a static ID to a display in Linux?

A bit of context first, I've used Yakuake for years now, it's not perfect, it has its bugs here and there but generally works great for me. I have recently moved to using a multiple monitors setup (2 +...
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Setting coolbits on KDE Neon 5.27 goes wrong

I'm trying to set my KDE Neon 5.27's coolbits to 8 in order to gain manual fan control access using Green With Envy. Otherwise my laptop's fans are constantly firing loud even at stupidly low ...
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Strange white screen with lines before login screen - Garuda Linux

Since I’ve been using Linux, specifically Garuda Linux, I’ve seen this strange white screen (check images below). It usually appears for 1~2 seconds or even less when I turn on, before the login ...
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gnome-shell or xorg not visible under nvidia-smi processes

I installed Ubuntu 23.10. I have NVIDIA GT 730, which is a legacy card now. While installation, the GDM would not appear, I was only greeted with a black screen. I installed using Safe Graphics Mode. ...
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Manjaro KDE (Plasma 5) and Wayland - Clipboard (copy/paste) issues with Wine

I use Linux Manjaro KDE (Plasma 5) and I am using the Wayland communication protocol for my display server (previously I used X11). When making this change (Wayland to X11) I started having problems ...
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GnuCash - Seeing Different Sized Fonts in Same Reports Generated By Different Users

GnuCash version 3.4; Debian 10 (Buster); Cairo 1.16.0; Xorg 1.20.4 At our business, we have two different users (User1 and User2) on the same host that generate GnuCash invoices to bill our customers. ...
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Keyboard input getting stuck in Minecraft and other apps sometimes

TLDR; Keyboard input locks while playing Minecraft and other times but is most noticeable when using WASD movement keys in game. Changed from Ubuntu to Fedora, removed USB hub from connection chain, ...
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What can I do to address mouse cursor vanishing under Linux Mint 21.2 ("Victoria")?

I have a mouse cursor intermittently failing on me. My search did not find anything in questions here, but https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=377066 did seem to indicate the same problem, ...
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How to X11 forward after multi hopping in SSH?

I have the following SSH flow: root@HostA -> root@HostB -> root@HostC -> user@HostD I want to do X11 forwarding for Firefox on HostD all the way back to HostA, since A, B and C don't have ...
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xinput settings are randomly lost

I start the following script at KDE startup to configure my Logitech TrackMan for left-handed use: #!/bin/bash lsusb | grep 'Logitech, Inc. Marble Mouse' &>/dev/null || exit 0 xinput set-...
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KDE Keeps freezing for some reason

First, to give a bit of details about my system: I use KDE plasma I use X11/Xorg as my protocol I use Arch Linux I have an NVIDIA gpu and an intel IGPU Since I've installed Arch i have been ...
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How do I stop rAlt+Spacebar from outputting the NO-BREAK SPACE character?

I use a non-English keyboard layout, which contains multiple characters that have to be input using, for example, rAlt+a, and I frequently press rAlt+space by accident, inserting an unicode character ...
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How to achieve 'split screen' capabilities (for gaming) on Linux

I'm trying to simulate the behavior of universal split screen, which is for Windows only on Linux (Fedora, preferably Gnome/XOrg) I found a lot about xrandr, Xephyr and xinerama, but while all ...
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Why can't add new mode for xrandr?

cvt 1920 1080 120 # 1920x1080 119.93 Hz (CVT) hsync: 139.12 kHz; pclk: 369.50 MHz Modeline "1920x1080_120.00" 369.50 1920 2080 2288 2656 1080 1083 1088 1160 -hsync +vsync xrandr --...
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Possible to determine if a HDMI display connection is actively being used?

A computer with Kernel 6.2, an Intel IGP and an X11-based desktop is attached to a TV screen via HDMI. I'd like to determine if the TV is actively using the HDMI connection to the computer when it's ...
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Chromium session management on X11 vs Wayland

I use a chromium based web browser (brave) on awesome-wm (WM for X11). My normal workflow is to have 1 or 2 brave windows open on each virtual desktop. Then I would click the hamburger icon (settings) ...
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Cant start xinit from chroot

I have been trying to run a graphical system from a debian bootstrap What i did is create a basic bootstrap using debootstrap, Installed openbox as a test wm, Set Display variable according to Arch ...
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Two GPUs and two monitors on a Debian system, one for text, another for Xorg

I have a server with an onboard Aspeed VGA card and an Nvidia T400 HDMI card, and two monitors connected physically to those cards. I don't want to install very much software on this machine which is ...
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XRandR does not see HDMI monitor on laptop (Arch linux)

I Have a Dell G3 3779 laptop shipped with GTX1050Ti, with Arch linux and i3-wm, and I want to connect HDMI monitor to it. As far as i know (correct me if i'm wrong), even on windows there is no way to ...
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"Sleep" and keep processes running

Is there a way I can do what sleep does: Turn off all the computer lights Turn off the fans Turn off the display Lock the DE but without suspending processes to ram? Would I need to script this or ...
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Set window as default focus target in Xorg (no window manager)

I'm trying to run a full screen program directly under Xorg (with no window manager or anything else because it's not necessary and I don't want to use any more resources than necessary) such that it ...
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Is there a way to run xpra on tor network

I can ssh into tor url with torsocks but it does not work on xpra command I used $ torsocks xpra attach ssh://[email protected]/100 I got this error : WARNING torsocks[27516]: [syscall] Unsupported ...
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Suddenly lost ssh capability from Mac to Debian Linux Virtual Machine

I hope this is the right forum because this problem seems to be more of a 'system' issue vs a 'software' issue... I had ssh capability working perfectly from my MacBook to my Debian Linux virtual ...
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x-11 display issue: Trying to run gparted on a different box and it keeps complaining it can't open the display; how do I track / fix this?

I must be overlooking something small and silly, or something on the user's end (what I think of as client-side) has changed because ... for a LONG time - 20 years or more - I've been managing a site'...
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SDDM on Wayland crashes in test mode

I am trying SDDM on Wayland in a VM but I am not able to get it to work. My system maybe is a little unusual: The host is a Mac Mini (old one - Late 2012) on which I run Ubuntu 23.04 On this I run ...
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Setting a custom keyboard layout in Wayland does not apply when SSH-ing

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu system from 20.04 (Xorg) to 22.04, and switched to Wayland. This upgrade created several unexpected challenges for my environment, particularly in terms of configuration. ...
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Can't remove phantom display "None-1-1"

I'm using arch with gnome and I've been noticing my mouse disappears when moved to the right. It doesn't just stops at the last pixel it actually "goes off" my screen. In my gnome settings I'...
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Why does X11 break inside Docker container when the container connects to VPN?

My host computer is Windows 10. My objective is to make docker containers that connect to VPNs inside the container. I do this so that I don't have to have my entire host computer on the VPN. I use ...
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Xrdp/openbox allocates 15 GB of hard disk after some days

I use xrdp running openbox on a Debian 11 virtual machine that does computing and runs several days. I access the vm via Windows RDP. I wondered that ~ 15 GB are allocated on the hard disk somehow by ...
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How to run a X11 program from another TTY

My X desktop environment is on TTY2, and I want to run an X program on TTY3 so that it opens within the X graphical desktop of TTY2. Before executing the program, I added the display variable using ...
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Can't get window after install of Debian Bookworm

I did a fresh install of Debian Bookworm on one of my servers, but now I can't get a KDE window to come up under XDM. In order to maintain consistency between my servers - not for any personal ...
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VNCServer shows grey screen on port 1, but desktop environment works on other ports

I am working on an Ubuntu 20.04 Server -and I am very new to this- and trying to use vncserver -which was installed by some other person-, while trying to make the server boot with VNCServer I changed ...
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Xfce4 breaks down on every restart

I have casually been using Kali for quite a while, however just today I encountered this an issue, right after I swapped my Grub background image and restarted. Whenever I use my account, Xfce breaks ...
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What is the command to lock the X screen without blanking the display?

Years ago (decades?), I used a command that turned the mouse into a padlock icon and prevented clicking or typing, but you could still see the programs that were running. You could blindly type your ...
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Alternative to GPU Screen Recorder and SimpleScreenRecorder on Linux OS?

Here I want to share my problem while using a screen recorder like GPU Screen Recorder or SimpleScreenRecorder. What I get here is sometimes I got problems from `root permission` before running a ...
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How do real graphics devices get referenced in xorg.conf?

I'm having trouble figuring out how an actual graphics device gets referenced from the xorg.conf file. Ubuntu 22.04 MATE Using zrandr I get two outputs: None-1: HDMI-1-1: (Incidentally None-1 is not ...
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