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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evince doesn't adapt window size to screen size

I use my laptop with external screens whose resolution and position differ depending on whether I am at work or at home. Most Xorg applications cope with this quite well. Evince however does not, and ...
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x server fails to start after system updates

I rebooted my system after a few months (since april 2020). Just before reboot, i had updated the whole system (kernel, nvidia drivers etc) and since then, the x server fails to start normally. I use ...
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How to prevent X server from closing?

I'm running a headless graphical application (kiosk) on a Raspberry Pi. So far so good: Raspbian autologins with the pi user and triggers .bash_profile, which in turns calls startx as long as I'm not ...
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Xpra and Xfce looks weird

When i start VNC server and connect, i get Xfce desktop and looks fine. But when i start Xpra server, Xfce looks weird: https://i.stack.imgur.com/IGz9d.png I tried to change system theme and icons in ...
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Black screen when I try to connect teamviewer for armhf on my jetson nano

I've just installed Teamviewer host for armhf on top of my Jetson Nano and it works partially : root@zi-desktop:~/Desktop# systemctl status teamviewerd ● teamviewerd.service - TeamViewer remote ...
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Fix “error processing archive […] Operation not permitted” during apt upgrade

Can somebody please help me fix this error of packages. I tried almost everything present on the internet. I have already tried the "--fix-broken" and "-f" command. Reading package ...
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X11 performance tweaks

I'm in a RPA project, and one of the tests requires a lot of browser instances opened (160 aproximately). The browsers are run in a docker container, so when I start the test I get 160 docker ...
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Pop!_OS not working after login screen. (Dual-boot on Mac)

I am dual booting Pop!_OS and MacOS on a 13-inch Late 2013 Mac Book Pro (CPU: 2.4 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, Memory: 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, Graphics: Intel Iris 1536 MB) I have not done any recent ...
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How do I simulate pluging & unplugging the mouse in a virtualbox VM on Ubuntu?

To test the Xi (X Input), I'd like to have a way to connect/disconnect my input devices in my VirtualBox system. That should generate an X-Windows message letting me know that the list of input ...
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Using compose key in terminal

I have set up the compose key in X on Linux with setxkbmap -option lv3:ralt_switch_multikey which sets the key to Shift + Ralt. It works just fine in GUI applications like Firefox. I can type unicode ...
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Buttons below the Touchpad not working

On my Dell Latitude 4590, the two buttons below the Touchpad are not functional. $ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST ...
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Running KDE Plasma 5 on multiple X Screens

I am looking to run KDE plasma 5 on multiple X Screens (:0.0, :0.1, :0.2, etc). My current set up is 2 displays on 2 separate X screens with nvidia drivers, but when plasma starts only :0.0 actually ...
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How to kill a focused window in Xdotool, but keep some windows out?

I have a shortcut ctrl+alt+x to kill a focused window with xdotool getwindowfocus windowkill I am on GNOME, X11 with lightdm, and when all windows have been killed and I press the shortcut gnome-...
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Multiseat not working Debian 10

so, I've been trying to set up multiseat in Debian 10 with Xorg and Lightdm, but I'm no getting results. It seems like it does not read/accept seats config on lightdm (for example, if I set start-...
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How to have a custom file picker?

I find the default file picker on many applications inneficient (as it requires mouse use, can't make shortcuts, etc.), and i wish to create a more efficient file picker. For example when you download ...
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Why do I need to set DISPLAY variable to 10:0?

I have a Win10 machine, with Xming 6.9.0 installed. I use Putty to connect to a remote Ubuntu 18.04 instance. I see the following: ubuntu:~$ export DISPLAY=:10.0 ubuntu:~$ xeyes #xeyes is shown on my ...
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Linux - run command when display turns on to reset xsetwacom setting

I'm using a Wacom one pen display, and to make the pen use the right monitor I need to run ID=$(xsetwacom list | grep stylus | awk '{print $9}') xsetwacom set "$ID" MapToOutput HEAD-1 ...
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Xephyr Core Dumping everytime it is run in Arch Linux

So whenever I run this command = Xephyr -noxv -br -ac -noreset -screen 640x480 :1 followed with this DISPLAY=:1 budgie-desktop & in my ssh pc, this happens. I run the ssh with ssh -X $ Xephyr -...
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Setting application boundaries in KDE (a.k.a. the Linux DisplayFusion alternative)

tl;dr After all, is there a program/setting/script/tweak/voodoo to achieve a behaviour on Linux and KDE Plasma (or any other DE if not in KDE's case) similar to how DisplayFusion works on Windows, by ...
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Is there any way to run X11 Apps DIRECTLY from chromeOS without Linux Subsystem

I was just wondering if I can run Linux apps on ChromeOS natively. ChromeOS, as of my knowledge, is based on Linux, specifically, Gentoo as Wikipedia says. So, it can basically run any Linux apps that ...
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Can't run Cygwin GUI applications from Cygwin Terminal

I can't start Cygwin GUI applications from Cygwin Terminal, if I click "XWin Server" in the start menu after a while the server is up and there is this "X applications menu on :0" ...
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Multiple monitors quit working/not displayed in 'Displays' (CentOS 8)

I have been using the following kernels from my GRUB menu: CentOS Linux (4.18.0-240.15.1.el8_3.x86_64) 8 // broke it all CentOS Linux (4.18.0-240.1.1.el8_3.x86_64) 8 // problem CentOS Linux (4.18.0-...
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dwm — numpad with modifiers key combinations don't work

I wanted to configure my dwm, so i could switch layouts with alt + numpad key or meta + numpad key. I added this to my config.h in keys array: { MODKEY, XK_KP_0, setlayout,...
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How to run a GUI software from terminal, in a non-GUI supported Linux distro?

I have installed CentOS 8 with no GUI support in a virtual machine. Now I have sqldeveloper and java jdk properly installed on the same virtual machine. Env variables for java have already been set as ...
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Can I have different DPI-settings for fonts on different monitors?

I replaced one of my monitors by one with much higher resolution. Its physical dimensions are bigger too, but not as much bigger as the resolution -- so each pixel became quite a bit smaller. To ...
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How do I change where save and open windows appear on screen in Gnome/Ubuntu?

All my popup windows like "Save" or "Open" windows (I am unsure what the proper term would be for these windows) open on my smaller laptop display. I find this annoying and would ...
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X Logical Font Description and HiDPI

The problem: X-server serves fonts at a fixed resolution of 100dpi, rather than the current window system resolution (xdpyinfo | grep -F resolution). A bit of theory. There are legacy server-side ...
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Remap key combinations from a specific keyboard in X11

I have a graphics tablet, which emulates a keyboard for its hardware keys. For example, it sends Ctrl-z for the key that is meant to be used as undo. I would like to remap these keys. There are many ...
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How to use xterm on Mac OS

How to use xterm on Mac OS? I'm quite new to Mac OS and I want to use xterm on it. I found from Why can't I paste into xterm (XQuartz)? and here and here that starting xterm is not much an issue ...
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Oscillate between running service A and B with systemd

A livingroom multimedia solution consists of Kodi and Chromium (.xinitrc: exec chromium-browser ...) ran by a Raspberry Pi. If the two processes are ran together, Kodi overrides the screen, and there ...
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MacOS concept of app open with zero windows

In MacOS, it is possible to close all open instances of an app and still not "quit" the app. For example, in a browser, I can close all tabs in all windows and still have the browser app ...
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Ubuntu brightness randomly change every 2 secs

The Brightness randomly up and down, it's really annoying. Information Model: MSI Modern 14 Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 4700U with Radeon Graphics Operating System: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, Ubuntu Budgie ...
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Visual Studio Code is blank when used over x11

I am trying to connect to remote ubuntu and run VSC and see the output on my local screen. I set up my system to work with X11 over ssh and it works when I run gedit (I can edit a remote file using ...
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Switch monitors in xorg.conf in a dual screen setup

I want to set up a dual screen config, so two completely separate :0.0 and :0.1 screens that have nothing to do with each other. The following configuration works except that screen :0.0 is displayed ...
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xrandr multiple screens not working

Yesterday I updated Arch Linux (Kernel: 5.10.3-arch1-1) and now I have a strange issue with xrandr. The second monitor is not working. xrandr shows me that HDMI is connected and shows available ...
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Ethernet IP camera on Raspberry Pi 4 running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with Wi-Fi

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS server. I want to connect a PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) IP camera (Amcrest IP8M-T2499EW-40MM) via crossover cable to my Raspberry Pi. I need the ...
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What resets the keyboard settings in Linux when you connect a USB keyboard?

Steps to reproduce Create a file keyb with content to disable capslock (by turning it into mod3): add mod3 = Mode_switch keycode 66 = Mode_switch Use xmodmap to load it (ignore any errors, it ...
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Does WSL require some sanitary measures after shutdown with a forgotten Firefox session?

Had WSL running with an external X server (vcxsrv). With a Firefox window open, which I forgot, I exited the shell and then from the Windows cmd prompt issued wsl --shutdown. I then noticed that the ...
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Sddm logout in arch linux causing black screen

I've just installed arch linux and installed nvidia 455 driver, kde plasma minimal package, xorg server and sddm. Now the login works fine but when I log out, screen becomes black with only the mouse ...
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Arch: Symlink for file in .config to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d not doing anything

I want to symlink a file from a folder in .config to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d, so I can still have the files if I were to switch computers. Symlinking works just fine, but it doesn't seem to be reading ...
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Where to put autostart scrips to run after x display server has been started?

I'm using manjaro linux with dwm (dynamic window manager) and I need to run some some commands that will only work after the x display server has been started. Lightdm is being used to login. example ...
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In Kubuntu, is there a way to span the desktop across multiple monitors?

In my current situation, I have 3 monitors, all 1920x1080. And an ADM GPU. Is there a way to virtually create one giant screen that's 5760x1080? In this scenario, the intended behavior would be that ...
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How to add new mouse to KVM guest

Host computer is Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 7.4 and virtual guest is Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client release 5.11. This computer comes with a mouse and keyboard and works. However, when a ...
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Leap 15.1 laptop has a black screen after bootloader

Problem I got a laptop (DELL PRECISION M4800) with Leap 15.1 installed. When I turn it on, grub shows up (on the built in screen). I select the normal boot option for the OS and it starts to boot. ...
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Windows 10 Ubuntu X11 with Xming (xterm: Xt error: Can't open display: localhost:0.0)

I am running ubuntu app on windows 10 (64b) same as on my other machine, exact same configuration with Xming for X11 but I am getting xterm: Xt error: Can't open display: localhost:0.0 I noticed that ...
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archlinux Xorg configuration

Recent archlinux updates broke my Xorg configuration. I think it has to do with nvidia drivers. Every time I boot up, screen resolution is incorrect and cannot be changed to my display resolution. I ...
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How to fix nvidia-current not found after modprobe?

I'm using Debian 10 (Buster) with a NVidia GT630 graphics card on a i386 system. apt install nvidia-driver installed nvidia-legacy-390xx drivers. Unfortunately the kernel module doesn't load (output ...
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Strange visual glitchery on KDE Plasma, driver reinstall fixes it temporarily

I'm having a very strange visual issue in Kubuntu 20.10 on my Lenovo Yoga 13". I get visual artifacts which take the form of white and black lines about 0.1" long strewn across the screen. ...
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How can I quickly switch between two out of multiple languages?

First of all I've found some similar questions, but their answers are not what I'm looking for. https://askubuntu.com/questions/871678/how-can-i-quickly-switch-between-two-out-of-multiple-languages ...
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Picom: Failed to trigger fence

I would like to get transparent terminals in i3 under Ubuntu 20.04 with Nvidia drivers 435.21, but I can't get it to work. When I execute picom, I get the following output: [ 11.11.2020 20:51:24.270 ...

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