X11 is Version 11 of the X Window System, commonly used on Linux, BSD, and Unix systems to provide the lower level graphics, input, and window management API's that higher level desktops such as GNOME and KDE build upon.

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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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Linux equivalent to RDP and TS Gateway

Windows, TS and TS Gateway: A wonderful combination for remote working. How can you deliver a similar user experience with Linux as the server side platform? Ideally the clients would be Windows, but ...
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Will a remote X-Windows session run faster if I install a better video card in the remote server?

I don't know much about X-Windows. Sometimes I run a remote X-windows session to an HP DL380 host from my MacBook Pro on the same LAN. I'm using X11 forwarding with the ssh -X option. The X-Windows ...
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SSH-forwarded X11 display from Linux to Mac lost after some time

I have a new and vexing problem with ssh forwarding my X11 connection when logging in from a Mac (10.7.2) to Linux (Ubuntu 8.04). I have no trouble using ssh -X to log in to the remote machine and ...
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error while loading shared libraries: libXau.so.6

after restarting my machine, when I try connect with ssh I get this message : /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth: error while loading shared libraries: libXau.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
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Which is the best way, if possible, to maintain a remote X session that survives network outages, reboots etc

Even since I read the chapter about X in Unix Haters handbook I still thought that X was one of the things that make unix superior to Windows, since it makes it "possible" to work on machines remotely ...
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Trouble installing GTX 480 / Tesla 2050 Dual-GPU for CUDA

I recently installed a few dual-GPU CUDA workstations (two dual gtx480s and a dual gtx470) with no apparent trouble. I just tried a gtx480/ Tesla C2050 and not only does deviceQuery fail with a weird ...
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Cloud Linux with OpenGL acceleration?

We are thinking about launching some Linux server-side services which would greatly benefit of having real accelerated OpenGL available. Currently we are running normal server instances with Mesa ...
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How to find out the currently active linux virtual terminal while connected via ssh?

The situation is as follows. I have a multiuser desktop machine with Debian Linux 6.0 and an ATI videocard with one monitor connected. I have root access to it. There can be several KDE sessions ...
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Using X11 over SSH from a Mac

So here's my situation: I work for my school as a tech. One of our servers has a firewall problem and isn't accepting connections from outside the network. I tried to SSH into one of the servers that ...
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over ssh, After some minutes Gtk-WARNING

I connect to a server over ssh with ssh -CX server ok, And I launch remote graphical apps, ok. But after some minutes I get Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display And I have to reset the ssh ...
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X11 Forwarding Works On One Host, “Can't Open Display” On Other [PUTTY/XMING]

I have two identical servers, server A and server B. If I connect to server A in Putty and enable X11 forwarding in the settings (running XMING on my PC), everything works fine. I can run all the test ...
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SSH X11 Forwarding XInputExtension missing

When trying to open a GUI-program on a SSH-Session with X11-Forwarding (both client and server have X11Forwarding activated) I get this error: Xlib: extension "XInputExtension" missing on display ":...
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I'm trying to setup Xvfb to run an GUI app on a remote server with no display

I have a 3rd party java app that I need to run on a remote server. Unfortunately, the app is designed for the desktop and assumes a GUI is available. The thing is I would like to leave this app ...
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SSH X11 forwarding does not work. Why?

This is a debugging question. When you ask for clarification please make sure it is not already covered below. I have 4 machines: Z, A, N, and M. To get to A you have to log into Z first. To get to ...
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wiredx alternatives

http://wiredx.net/download.php I'd like to give access to some software to users via the X11 protocol. A browser plugin seems the simplest. Are there any alternatives to the above?
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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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SSH X11 not working

I have a home and work computer, the home computer has a static IP address. If I ssh from my work computer to my home computer, the ssh connection works but X11 applications are not displayed. In my ...
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Can I spy on an X-session if I am logged in as root?

If I were logged into a remote machine as root with ssh -X, how would I go about viewing a particular X11 session that another logged in user was using? (that includes solutions such as remotely ...
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Bind Xvfb on localhost rather than *

I am using Xvfb to run an a wine background application that needs a valid display. It appears that it binds to *:x11. For security reasons I would like to avoid opening any unnecessary ports. Is ...
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Problem opening XWindows programs with xming and SSH Secure Shell

I've installed SSH Secure Shell and xming on my laptop running Windows 7 (64-bit). I'm having trouble starting X Windows applications from the SSH console. I've been able to do it in the past. I've ...
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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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Getting Xvfb to start upon booting system in Ubuntu Maverick

I'm trying to get Xvfb to run when the system starts up on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick), but it's not working. In /etc/rc.local, I have the following: /root/start_xvfb.sh >> /var/log/start_xvfb....
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How can I close a port that appears to be orphaned by Xvfb?

I'm running Xvfb on a FC8 Amazon EC2 image. On occasion Xvfb will crash (unable at the moment to find out the reason for the crash), and after crashing the TCP port will appear to be orphaned. I'm ...
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Forward server process's X11 GUI dynamically to machine of logged in dev

On one of our linux machines we have a server process running. This process mainly uses logs and config files, but a crucial part of the server program uses a specialized GUI, which uses X11. We need ...
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Disable ctrl+alt+f in X runtime

How do I disable ctrl+alt+f* shortcut that switches me between terminals? I would like to do that one time as I have an application that uses such shortcuts internally in Linux. I want to avoid ...
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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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Forward already-running X-window-system applications through SSH

I know that it is possible to forward the windows of an X-windows-system application to a client's desktop via SSH when you start the application in a SSH terminal session which has X-forwarding ...
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Sun Global Desktop - Tunnelling existing X window session

I'm evaluating Sun Global Desktop as a remote connectivity solution. One thing that is not clear to me is this. When the user connects through SGD he gets a local X session and he runs his application ...
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Hardware, network infrastructure for runnng gaming server nd on VirtualGL

Foud nice project VirtualGL (http://www.virtualgl.org/). Tried to run 3D fames (EVE Online, Prototype) on server and display the output on thin client using 100Mbps network. Server: Gentoo Linux on ...
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how to copy text from xterm based terminal to some other gui application on linux

i use uxrvt ( for those who dont know, its terminal emulator based on xterm). i know its easy to copy/paste stuff from terminal to itself is a trivial thing. it can be done by mouse left click to ...
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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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Remote X-windows between new RHEL5 and old Solaris 8

I have a very small lab network with three boxes: a modern x86-based RHEL3 box, an x86-based RHEL5 box, and a 1998-vintage SPARC Ultra5 with Solaris 8. I can use ssh -X to run a program on the RHEL5 ...
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Setting up xpra for client use in OS X

I've been trying to get xpra to run on OS X for the last few days to connect to my Ubuntu server. Note that there's a GUI for it called shifter, but that (at least on OS X) is still far too buggy. ...
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NX Server lower-case d minimizes from OS X Client? [closed]

I've installed NX Server on Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat (10.10) using the instructions found here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FreeNX I have a problem using the default NX Client for OS X (10.6) ...
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X11 for apache user

We are using inkscape to convert SVG images uploaded to our server via a web form. For this inkscape offers a batch mode via the -z option, but this batch mode has a flaw: When inkscape is run by the ...
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latest openbox Yum package standalone install centos

i am trying to install openbox on centos. when i try yum install openbox i get no openbox package available nothing to do how can I install this standalone with the yum command?
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Remote offscreen rendering

My research lab recently added a server that has a beefy NVIDIA graphics card, which we would like to use to do scientific computations. Since it isn't a workstation, we'll have to run our jobs ...
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ssh -X How to return a remote forwarded X application to localhost

I'm using Mac OS X 10.6.4 I'm opening an ssh session to a remote system running Ubuntu 10.0.4 Desktop I open a remote VPN connection to a remote network Then: ssh -X user@host screen -S openvas ...
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Is it possible to run X on a ESX Service Console?

Ok, we all know (or should know) the ESX Service Console isn't actually a Linux system, but a custom Linux distribution running inside the ESX hypervisor, in order to allow its management. Yet, ...
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Recording remote xserver output without x-forwarding

Any ideas for essentially creating a loop-back display on a remote server, so I run a X application, and instead of forwarding that display to a local client, the output is essentially 'screen-grabbed'...
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Does X.org and VNC serers requide a video card?

Can I use VBoxHeadless virtual machine as a X-server for remote users?
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How to clear export DISPLAY=some ip address

I want to clear the export DISPLAY=My IP Adddress that I have given. It has botched up the x settings , now I just want it to be reset like normal. How to clear this export paramater. Simple set ...
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Loading GUI on host machine through SSH with X11 forwarding

I've got applications on my host machine running fine by doing: $ssh -X user@host Welcome to host $firefox Firefox proceeds to run in client display from the host machine. How do I get firefox to ...
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How can I start an X11 session on my headless Fedora 13 server?

I have a small home server using Fedora 13 as operating system. Since the upgrade to Fedora 13 I cannot start the X11 server. (I need it to use vnc) When I try to start the server, both the nouveau ...
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Starting x11vnc remotely when X server is already running

I have a ubuntu linux machine that I have already logged into and X server is running (it is pass the login manager like gdm). I can access this machine through ssh. My goal is to start x11vnc on this ...
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How do I start a X-application on remote server over ssh?

I need to start a X program on a remote server over ssh. The program should use the remote X-server (no x-forwarding required). What's the proper way to do this?
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Allow X Client Display through TCP on Lucid

On Karmic, to allow other PCs to open and X-Window on a station, one had to edit /etc/gdm.conf and change DisallowTCP to false. That file no longer exists on Lucid. I tried changing an entry in /etc/...