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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Forwarding X11 with one hop without X-server installed

problem I want to run X-applications remotely on a machine C from my client A. The only way to connect to this machine is by using machine B (firewall) as a hop: A --> B --> C So far, simple ssh ...
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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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Logging in to X-Windows with advanced .profile

I have just upgraded one of my systems to Precise Pangolin (Ubuntu 12.04). (A long-overdue upgrade from Lucid. Youch!) When I try to login to X Windows, I get a ~/.xsession-errors file with these ...
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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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Karmic Koala (Ubuntu): enable remote x clients through TCP

It seems every version of Ubuntu has a different way to enable remote connections to the local X server. I'm asking this question, while I do my own research: how can I enable the X server listening ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Strip X Window System from OpenRD (Fedora core 8)

I just got myself an OpenRD Client embedded box with an old Fedora 8 on it. Runs like a charm, only problem is that the default install has X on it, which I would like to remove in order to free up ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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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Connecting to remote host via putty

I am getting the following error when i try to connect to a remote host. Can't connect to X11 Windows server using "0:0" as the value of the display variable. How do i get past it? Other info: I ...
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Identify mystery output on ssh login

How can I find where this dbus-launch error output is coming from? At first I thought it was related to motd but I currently have that disabled. X11Forwarding is turned off in my sshd_config as well ...
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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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How to tell if an ssh session is using x forwarding (if it was run with -X or -Y)

For a given ssh session, is there a way to tell if it has x-forwarding enabled? I.e. you don't know if the session was established with ssh username@address or with ssh -X username@address.
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X11 on a dedicated server

I discovered X11, and I was wondering if it is possible to install it on a dedicated server, and have a "desktop" from the server running on my personnal computer ? Or maybe it is necessary for the ...
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How to prevent shutdown from x11?

I have a Debian 7 with LXDE. Users can't reboot machine untill they stay on text-mode. On graphic mode they can shutdown / reboot / hibternate... how i can disable it permanently?
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Sporadic '.Xauthority not writable, changes will be ignored' going from OSX -> Linux

Every now and then when users SSH from their OS X (Snow Leopard) workstation to one of our Linux hosts they receive the message: /usr/bin/xauth: ~/.Xauthority not writable, changes will be ignored ...
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X server for Windows

I'm looking to run Cygwin xterm on my machine. For this I need an X server, which one would you recommend? It's important that it won't leak memory too much, and that it would be fast enough to allow ...
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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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Shadowing with x0vncserver - No mouse pointer

I am working on a solution to shadow a user's X session in a multiuser desktop environment. If one wants to shadow a session they use my script. My script sets the proper XAUTHORITY environment ...
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Running GDM without local X server

I would like to run a linux server without starting its X server. Indeed, it will be always accessed with a X terminal (e.g. Xming), i.e. the X server runs on client's machine. I have not been able ...
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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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How to configure D-Bus and SSH X-Forwarding to prevent SSH from hanging on exit?

I am attempting to run various Gnome applications via X11 Forwarding and SSH. Some applications will cause the 'dbus-launch' application to be spawned first. The problem is that dbus-launch doesn't ...
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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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how to see what user preferences set via xset are currently set to?

When using an X display server, one can set various things via "xset". How, in general, can one view what these preferences are currently set to? If a general answer is not possible, then is there a ...
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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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Timeout in locking /.Xauthority

I have google searched and everyone who has this problem has an error in locking /home/user/.Xauthority. The issue is that it is trying to lock /.Xauthority. Obviously there is no .Xauthority in /, ...
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How do I set a default window manager for XDM?

I would like to setup XDM so that all users are logged into the Blackbox window manager by default (without adding a .xsession file to each home directory). Any clues?
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Installed fonts not available for wish on lubuntu 12.04

We use several lubuntu's in our lab where we control machines using wish. Now the standard lubuntu installation has no xterm-scalable fonts installed. I've installed also the msfonts and the ...
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Solutions for exporting a remote desktop app (display and audio)

I'm looking for a solution that will allow me to export a desktop app running on a server to a client machine. The server is ideally Linux, the desktop is Windows (+Mac for icing on the cake). The ...
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Removing “X Windows System” and Gnome using Puppet

I'm trying to remove unnecessary services like XWindows and Gnome on production RHEL/CentOS machines using Puppet (I don't get to install the OS). From what I can tell, "groupremove" isn't ...
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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 >> ...
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Local display using Xming-Putty

've been struggling with Xming and putty for a while and I can't make it work; I enabled X11 forwarding in putty, updated xauth list on the client side with the xauth list of the server side. ...
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Centos 6 x2go dependancy issues when trying to run yum update

I have tried to update x2goserver to the latest version on my CentOS server however I am getting a dependency issues now. From what I can tell it is looking for xorg-x11-fonts-core package. This ...
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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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Cygwin X crashing on -multiwindow option

A shot in the dark, but can anyone point me in the right direction? Thought this might be similar to this bug ...
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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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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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X11 from ssh on Mac OSX to Linux server doesn't work — Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display

I installed a program wireshark on my remote linux box and I'm trying to run it with X11 from my mac computer using SSH. Here's my terminal... macosx$ echo $DISPLAY /tmp/launch-f4w6k6/:0 macosx$ ssh ...
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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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Centos 6.3 on Hyper-v - startx xorg-X11 no /dev/fb0

I am running Centos 64-bit 6.3 on Hyper-V 2012. Logged in to the local console via the Hyper-V Virtual Machine Connection, I type startx but get the following failure and message: I do not have a ...
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Difference between XRDP, VNC, tightVNC and x11vnc for remote viewing and control [closed]

I am trying to figure out the best way to go about controlling a Debian machine. I would probably be controlling it from either Windows or and Android phone. What are the differences between XRDP, ...
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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: ** ...