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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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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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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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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How do you configure X11 forwarding over SSH on AIX?

Here is what I've tried. I've edited /etc/ssh/sshd_config on the remote AIX system X11Forwarding yes X11DisplayOffset 10 X11UseLocalhost yes as well as set $DISPLAY DISPLAY=localhost:10.0 export ...
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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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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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How can I start X server ons boot?

In most case I login to the server as a root and start the X server manually by calling the startx function. After the I can use X11 forwarding. However I would like to know how can I start X11 as a ...
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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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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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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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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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Xming fails to display Quartus II 9.0

Attempting to run Altera Quartus II (2) 9.0 on a remote RHEL5 Linux (2.6.18-308.1.1.el5 kernel 64-bit) box over a SSH connection via PuTTY 0.62 and a local Xming 6.9.0.31 X server running on Windows ...
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System for Information Screens in a Makerspace

(Not completely a programming thing, hence not on SO, but more system related so thought SF could help, sorry if I'm missing a better place) We've recently started a Maker/Hackerspace in Northern ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 6.3 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 ...