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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Do I need X + gnome?

I'm trying to reduce the size of a few solaris installations I have. These are headless T1000 machines running solaris 10. Serving as oracle, apache and jboss servers, is there really any reason to ...
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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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xauth, ssh and missing home directory

We have several servers, and normaly everything works fine, except now... we get a new aircondition installed. This takes 36 hours and for this time almost all servers got shutdown, only 2 remaining ...
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Solaris Non global Zone x server

I am not even sure if this is possible but how can I start an X server on a non-global zone? If I run startx from within my zone. I created the xorg.conf by running /usr/X11/bin/xorgconfig ...
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Xvfb not working on Red Hat Linux

I'm trying to get an X server going on a headless box and I'm using Xvfb. Invocation: Xvfb -fbdir . & Result _XSERVTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.X11-unix should be set to root Could not init ...
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How can I completely remove X-Windows from Fedora?

A while ago I installed my first Linux server using Fedora 10. I then upgraded to Fedora 11 and realized that I never use X-Windows on the machine, and during each update downloading a huge amount of ...
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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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X11 performance problem after upgrading from Centos3 to Centos5 with an ATI Rage XL

After upgrading a computer from Centos3 to Centos5 an application that does a lot of scrolling took a very high performance hit. top tells me that X is using a lot of CPU and that was not happening ...
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How do I programmatically test if it's possible to connect to the X server specified in $DISPLAY

This is a bit of a middle-ground between programming and server-admin, but this seems ultimately the most relevant place for it. I'm looking for a way to determine if the variable '$DISPLAY' is ...
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Possible to place two workspaces on one screen in X Window?

Sometimes I'd like to copy write something from one window to my editor or compare something. So if I can put two workspace2 in one screen, so I can easily drag two windows to different workspace and ...
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Xmingrc Configuration

With this config file silentexit Styles { emacs maximize } I'm getting the following error ... Release: 6.9.0.31 ... D:\programs\Xming\Xming.exe :0 -clipboard -multiwindow ...
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Install x windows on Centos not working

I'm trying to install x-windows on a remote CentOS 5.3 box. Here's what I did so far: $ yum groupinstall "X Window System" "GNOME Desktop Environment" $ echo PATH=$PATH:/etc/X11 $ xinit I had no ...
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How do I install a font in Linux so that it's usable by xterm?

I came across a question today asking for good Linux xterm fonts, and an answer suggests one called Terminus. I've been looking for a new terminal font for a while now, so I downloaded it (BTW, I'm ...
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Where can I get good X11 terminal fonts?

I've always had a hard time finding fonts that look good in, say, an xterm. The standard "fixed" font (i.e., the one you get by running "xterm -font fixed") is excellent, as is "10x20". Now I'm ...
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Running Firefox as a restricted user

For security reasons, I would like to run Firefox under a different (underprivileged) account. I thought it would be as easy as setting up a user and then run with gksudo, but it appears that there is ...
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How to enable SSH X11 forwarding through additional server?

I have hosts A,B and C. From host A I can access through ssh only B. From B I can access C. I want to be able to run X11 programs on C and forward display to A. I tried this: A$ ssh -X B B$ ssh -X ...
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How do I create additional X sessions to choose from on the login screen?

I'm attempting to give users a choice of customized UIs when they login. One will be a standard Gnome session. The other would be a custom UI. I'm not sure if its possible to base the custom UI off of ...
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Solaris 10: x11-server does not show up as a service

I have a Solaris 10 box I recently put the latest recommended patch set on. X is running, along with cde-login. When I do a "svcs" I can see the cde-login service, but x11-server does not show up as ...
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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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X11 libraries

I'm running fedora core 9 (64 bit). I need to link to the X11 libraries but they don't seem to be in /usr/lib64/X11 where I'd expect to find them. I thought I installed all the x11 devel stuff in yum, ...
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Is there a visual bell in Linux that works in X?

I know there is such a thing as a visual bell in Vim that makes the whole screen flash instead of beeping. Several terminal programs also have the same feature. I'm looking for a similar type of ...
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How to use Xorg for virtual KVM?

This is an idea that's been floating in my head for a few days, and I just wanted to see if it was feasible, and if so what the best way to go about implementing it would be. I have several computers ...
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Which files do control XMonad’s startup in Mac's X11?

My X11 crashes if I have the following .xinitrc My .xinitrc exec /Users/Masi/.cabal/bin/xmonad I am not sure where the bug is. Files which I know affects the startup are ~/.cabal/bin/xmonad ...
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Unable to make system-wide keyboard shortcut for X11's full-screen in Mac

The keyboard shortcut for X11's full-screen mode is Option-Command A However, it works only if I click the X11 icon and then press the combination. How can you make a system-wide keyboard ...
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X11 forwarding from OSX to Linux

I've done some searching and found that it seems to be possible to forward X11 apps to a mac machine over ssh (i.e. ssh-ing into a linux box and launching an X11 app and having it show up on the mac's ...
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How can I enable X11 forwarding to a Debian server box?

I want to connect to a server with SSH (a Debian installation in a VMware image). On that server I want to call gitk a repository viewer for git. What do I need to do to make this work?
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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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Disabling user switching when admin locks screen

Well, pretty much what the subject says, is it possible to forbid users from using the "Switch User" feature when the screen is locked by an administrator? I'm not sure if user switching is a GNOME ...
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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 ...