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amazon EC2 x11 problems

We are trying to set up a virtual development / research cloud environment for our students. Students need to be able to log-in, launch python IDE, and plot some graphs for their homework. We are ...
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shipping default xorg.conf file in ubuntu 12.04

With recent versions of Ubuntu, there's no /etc/X11/xorg.conf file being shipped anymore. That's good as long as you don't have a Nvidia graphics cards and you want to use multiple screens, in which ...
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linux ssh -X graphical applications will not start when system load is high

So I am using ssh -X to access a server. I am at a Xubuntu desktop accessing a Ubuntu server that is in the next room. Usually everything works fine, but when the system load gets high, any graphical ...
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How can I launch a GUI session on a remote Ubuntu Desktop via SSH from a non-GUI Linux shell?

I am setting up a test environment, made up of various Linux boxes, and I have the need to launch an instance of Firefox on a remote machine via ssh. The remote machine has Ubuntu Desktop (11) and ...
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Problems opening Gedit using X11 in new Ubuntu installation

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 and created a new user (and added them to the sudo group). When I log in as the new user (not root) and try to open gedit I get the following error: ** ...
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Can I use Upstart to start a script which requires the user's X session?

I wrote a script which greps through the output of synclient to determine whether a laptop's touchpad has miraculously turned itself off (Ubuntu seems to /love/ doing this recently) and, if so, turns ...
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open terminal via ssh run firefox -> display not found

I want to run selenium tests on a Hudson slave. The slave (i.e. the machine) that will execute the selenium is a Ubuntu 10.04. Thus it has Gnome. Selenium needs a firefox to run. What Hudson does now ...
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How to get a remote desktop / X11 with ubuntu 10.04 LTS from mac os x?

I am running Snow Leopard OS X 10.6 and I have X11 installed. I also have ubuntu 10.04 LTS running on a remote machine. I have root privileges. So far I haven't really installed anything besides the ...
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Sharing a linux desktop server for multiple users: remote desktop or virtualization?

We are a small web software company (~ 10 people). At present, every dev works on his local machine (some windows, some ubuntu) using a local apache. We have a samba share for shared files and central ...
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Running X applications on local display from remote host

This is making me frustrated. Why doesn't it work, and how do I get it to work? I have a newly installed Ubuntu 10.04.2 (Lucid Lynx). I have installed X and gdm. Gdm is set up to automatically log in ...
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X over SSH to Ubuntu server

I'm trying to run X remotely from an Ubuntu server. I've installed gedit on the remote machine, and tried: adam@laptop $ ssh -X adam@myserver adam@myserver $ gedit cannot open display: Run 'gedit ...
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xf86OpenConsole: Cannot open /dev/tty0 (No such file or directory) [closed]

root@mazgalici:~# startx X.Org X Server 1.7.6 Release Date: 2010-03-17 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-28-server i686 Ubuntu Current Operating System: Linux ...
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How do I create virtual sessions with x11vnc?

How to create virtual sessions with x11vnc?
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How to properly setup X forwarding on (Ubuntu) linux?

From my desktop, I can get to my wife's machine on the lan using: ssh -X user@1.2.3.4. Both systems are running the desktop flavour of Ubuntu 9.10-64bit. But here is the problem: When I try to run ...
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Change resolution by console

I changed my ubuntu screen-resolution and now it's everything black and I can't change it againd to the old resolution. What do I do? Thank you.
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What hardware thin clients are available for connecting to Linux with XDMCP (or similar)?

I'm chasing a thin client that can connect to an Ubuntu machine and utilize a modern widescreen LCD. I have used Sun Microsystems SunRay 150 thin clients for several years however the SunRay Server ...
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How do you swap the caps lock to control in xfce?

I used to have the caps lock and control swapped in GNOME, but when I upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04 I also changed my desktop environment to Xfce. I have the following line in my xorg.conf: Option ...
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How do I get one monitor in landscape and one monitor in portrait mode on Ubuntu 9.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty), and I have a nVidia 8600GTS graphics card. I'm trying to get one monitor to work in portrait mode, and the other one in landscape mode. I know how to do this under ...