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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 ...

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Window moving unpredictably with wmctrl

Trying to script up some wmctrl here, and I've run into some issues. Here's my script. #!/bin/bash moveX=$1 moveY=$2 sizeX=$3 sizeY=$4 if [ -z "$moveX" ] || [ -z "$moveY" ] || [ -z "$sizeX" ] || [ ...
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i3 dual monitor mouse not able to move on entire screen

I have just got a nice dual monitor setup with i3: the main monitor is 4k and the secondary one is FHD. I have setup the 4k one to be horizontal and the FHD to be vertical. This is my .Xresources: ...
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Linux: bring application to front [migrated]

Our (Java-based) application can launch user-editable third-party applications, e.g. editors. On Linux (CentOS 7, Gnome 3.28.2), when launching "gedit", for example, it opens fine, but behind our ...
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Dual screen on Parrot Sec linux with intel integrated and nvidia gtx 1050 (Hybrid grahics)

I'm trying to set up another monitor with my laptop monitor. The problem is if I modify the xorg.conf file I'm getting the cursor on second display but no windows this is my xorg.conf file Section "...
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Oh my ZSH no unicode characters

I installed Arch Linux on my work computer and I'm currently configuring it for my taste. I installed the packages I needed (Xorg, Gnome3, urxvt, etc.) and created those dot files: .xinitrc export ...
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how to bypass xbindkeys on demand

I'm trying to define a custom behavior for a mouse button but only for some app, so I'm doing something like ~/.xbindkeysrc "~/button_6.sh" b:6 now on my ~/button_6.sh I have something like if [...
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Failed to open DRM device

When I'm trying to launch anything with optirun, i get an error: keddad@debian:~/ATOM RPG$ optirun ./start.sh [ 161.810701] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) [drm] Failed to ...
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Enable multithreading to use std::thread: Operation not permitted

I typically only use linux machines for work, they tend to be older under powered machines. I actually have arch linux on a beefer machine and decided to try my hand at running a game on it. I ...
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Migrating CentOS to Hyper-V fails to boot GNOME

Centos Version: 7.5.1804 Kernel: 3.10.0-862.14.4.el7.x86_64 I have prepared a CentOS VM using virtual box on an internet connected machine and imported it onto a network without internet connectivity....
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Dell Lattitude 5490, issue with keypad clicks with Debian 9

I have issue with keypad click. They do not work properly as my wired mouse. When I use xev to identify wich key is sent : my wired mouse : left: Button1, right: 3 (good configuration) my keypad: ...
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True Copy/Paste shortcut remapping in X11

Can I use CMD-C and CMD-V to trigger the X11 clipboard functionality? I do not want to remap CMD to send CTRL. This is not just about ergonomics and muscle memory. Existing answers seem to ignore the ...
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Recording screen with ffmpeg & vaapi

I got Debian 9 and stock Xorg drivers. Today i'm trying record my screen with ffmpeg & vaapi, but I have some problems. I want to record all screen with max FPS. xrandr setting is: 1920x1080 60....
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Configuring xorg.conf to split physical monitor into multiple “virtual” monitors

I am running the Qubes 3.2 (https://qubes-os.org) operating system with the awesome window manager installed and recently purchased an ultrawide 49" screen. I wish to partition my one physical monitor ...
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Why does convert fill my fontconfig directory?

I want to have the time displayed a bunch of times in my linux background. Here's a partial screenshot: I use this script to make that happen: #!/usr/bin/bash while true do convert -size ...
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IBus overwrites my clipboard

I use IBus and Mozc for Japanese input. When I'm typing in Japanese, unconverted text is "highlighted" and written to the X11 clipboard. This is unhelpful, is there a way I can turn it off?
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FFmpeg X11 Grab Black Screen on Ubuntu Server

I've been trying to grab the output of a second display server with FFmpeg, however when I open the video in VLC on my PC it appears to be a black screen. I've tried both with FFmpeg from apt and one ...
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Non-root startx

As superuser, I would like to startx for a given user (let's say tom). My current approach is: usermod tom -a -G audio,video,input chmod 600 /dev/tty8 chown tom /dev/tty8 su tom -c 'openvt -l -s -c 8 ...
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EE Failed to activate virtual core keyboard: 2(EE)

I upgraded my Manjaro Linux using command sudo pacman -Syu then when I rebooteEE Failed to activate virtual core keyboard: 2(EE)d a day later, I got blank screen with blinking cursor and also ...
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Wrong color display with 30 bit color depth in X11

I changed "Depth" property from 24 to 30 in the xorg.conf file, after restart the X, the wallpaper image (loaded by "xloadimage -onroot -fullscreen wallpaper.jpg") in the X11 root window display with ...
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Update to nvidia-drivers on Ubuntu 18.04 makes my laptop display not accessible but external display is working

Update to nvidia-drivers on Ubuntu 18.04 makes my laptop display not accessible but external display is working. My current display driver is nvidia-410 for GTX 1070, it's the recommended option. ...
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Find out X server window manager from X client

I login on a remote machine with ssh -X. My local machine runs a non-reparenting WM. The remote machine needs to know what WM the machine running the X server uses, in order to set or unset an ...
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Xorg per monitor config

Im trying to apply different configuration based what monitor is plugged in. For monitor with VendorName="ACI" the monitor should NOT be rotated, and for the one with VendorName="CND" it should be. ...
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Raspberry PI Kiosk does not detect plugged in display

I have many Raspberry PIs setup as Kiosks. I install Raspberry Lite Debian version, then install openbox and use autostart script to run chromium. It all works great "if" the display is plugged in ...
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Mapping of emulated mouse button - Linux

tl;dr: How to map the physical MIDDLE button to a different key than the emulated MIDDLE button? (Emulate3Buttons) When using the Kensington Expert Mouse as is, the 4 buttons are physical buttons to ...
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X forwarding the other way around cross platforms?

Ok, so we've had X forwarding for quite some time. And it's a nice feature where you want to have some remote applications running remotely and the ui drawn locally. And I noticed that it's possible ...
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xrandr saying “Size 1920x1200 not found in available modes” even though it is available

When I manually reduce resolution from 1920x1200 to some lower resolution in KDE (Debian 9 amd64), the command xrandr -s 1920x1200 ...does not work: % xrandr -s 1920x1200 Size 1920x1200 not found ...
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Edit EDID file to change preferred mode

My graphics card is Nvidia GT 440 and I'm using the nvidia binary driver v384.130 on Linux Mint 18. I have a Dell U2518D which has a native resolution of 2560x1440@60Hz and the problem is that the ...
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In Xorg can an existing window be sent to another display by command line?

I have two windows which I want to see at the same time with two different $DISPLAY env vars, for example one is over vnc to another computer in the same LAN. The problem is both windows are created ...
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How to use more than one window manager concurrently?

I need to install many window managers at the same time and launch any application targeting a specific one of them. For example, I want to launch Chromium in a window manager and then second Chromium ...
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Use Xorg autoconfig to dynamically apply settings depending on monitor?

The setup is as follows: a common Gentoo linux based system image (has to be shared between all) 1 out of 3 different touch based input devices 1 out of 3 different monitors There is always only one ...
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How to install xserver-xorg in unattended mode?

When I install xserver-xorg package on Debian9, I have to manually input the package configuration for keyboard layout How can I skip this step, or preconfigured the keyboard layout, so I can install ...
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VcXrv to connect to X server on vm

System: archlinux as a vm on vmware workstation on windows10 host VcXsrv installed on windows10 host as X-client. The question is: if I start X server on archlinux, how to use VcXsrv as X-client and ...
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driver to fix “module ABI major version (1) doesn't match the server's version (5)” error

I have just upgraded from Slackware 12 to Slackware 13 (Linux) due to websites upgrading and the need for new browsers. But now I ran into a problem. It seems I can use the standard vesa driver to ...
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Change default GPU device for Xorg/GDM after PCI Passthrough?

The Intel Corporation HD Graphics 510 device should be used for the Ubuntu host system. The NVIDIA Corporation GP107 device had been reserved for KVM usage. The Ubuntu host system cannot properly ...
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Viewing part of one window in another

I'd like to have a way of taking a portion of some window (e.g. the video on a youtube page, or the progress bar of some program) and "streaming" just that part to a separate floating window so that I ...
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glxinfo Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual

I want to create a pipeline rendering 3D on remote server and visualize locally via Mac XQuartz. But I am new to 3D rendering and openGL. I found VirtualGL a helpful tool to do this, but I met a bug ...
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How to resolve Dia Diagram Editor display faults?

Consider the following diagram made with dia 0.97+git (0.97.3+git20160930-8): The line (actually an arc) between the circles should not protrude into the circle (left side) and should connect fully ...
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Map Volume Up key to Escape in X on Linux

I have a Linux tablet without a keyboard. Earlier today, I was running the Dolphin Nintendo Gamecube/Wii emulator and put it into full screen. Without a keyboard, I couldn't get it out of full screen. ...
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Error changing Nvidia Settings permanently

i have a vertical monitor and therefore rotated it 90* by nvidia-settings. Unfortunately i can't safe to X Configuration file because i get the following error: Package xorg-server was not found in ...
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What is the purpose of /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg vt2 -displayfd 3?

Today I've spotted a process that tends to go AWOL: username 1505 2.4 1.7 391380 70216 tty2 Sl+ 20:36 3:19 /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg vt2 -displayfd 3 -auth /run/user/1000/gdm/Xauthority -background ...
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Mouse scroll wheel 3m ergo mouse Ubuntu 18.04

In Ubuntu 16.04, this worked fine for evdev config for my 3m Ergo Mouse to emulate scroll wheel by holding down the 'middle' button. It no longer works in Ubuntu 18.04. At /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/...
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Cannot display this video mode, change computer display input to <something>

After installing Debian 9, when I try starting X I get the following message: "Cannot display this video mode, change computer display input to 1920x1080@60Hz". The console (tty) is working however, ...
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Managing Several Graphical Applications without Desktop Manager

I currently have a Ubuntu 16.04.4 Server install and I'm using it to launch three graphical applications. Currently the setup is to autologin in for tty1-3 and then depending on which TTY it is, to ...
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xrdp under centos7, which session type do I need to try? xvnc or xorg?

I just enabled the Xrdp service under a new installed centos7 system. When I use the Windows remote desktop client(mstsc.exe) to connect to the xrdp server, I see there is an option which can let me ...
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Creating X windows on one specific monitor

I currently have a 3-monitor setup running Cygwin/X. My typical usage case is SSH'ing into a server, and running a program with a GUI through a local instance of X. Unfortunately, when I start a ...
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Send libnotify notification to SSH initiator

I have PC1 connecting to PC2 through SSH. I'm running a long time job on PC2. Say sleep 60. I want to be aware on PC1 that the job on PC2 is finnished. PC2 can't SSH PC1 for security reasons so I can'...
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Is there a way to lock *all* tty terminals, as well as x11, with one command?

As title says, I'm looking for a command to lock all tty terminals, including a running x11 session. Any tips?
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Cannot kill Xorg process

On my Linux box, Xorg server got stuck and is consuming 100% CPU. It normally does not do that, but the machine has been suspended/resumed several times and the displays are not connected - I assume ...
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How to create a virtual screen?

I need to create a virtual screen in Linux that behave exactly like another monitor connected to PC, how can I do that? I need to create this to access via VNC in another computer, to act as another ...
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Way to completely reset X settings

My laptop has Optimus hybrid graphics, which has been a huge pain. I have tried several things, and now I am in a position where I cannot start X when Optimus is enabled in the BIOS. When booted ...