X.Org Server (commonly known as Xorg Server, XServer or Xorg) - the software that runs the X window system used by most desktop window managers (GNOME, KDE, etc).

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Minimal Raspbian with X GUI

Good Day, I installed a minimal build of raspbian, and installed xorg on it. However, when I run Xorg -configure, it tells me that no devices were found. Starting X server via xinit& and sshing ...
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Will X to X terminal service be faster then X to RDP?

I have used freeRDP to connect pi to windows 2008 R2 but browser scrolling was a big disappointment . I don't mind using windows 2013 or LTSP but want smooth scrolling . is it be possible to ...
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Xlib: extension “RANDR” missing on display “:1.0”

I'm trying to run openvibe-designer on my raspberry pie over vnc. Currently I am using Xvnc version TightVNC-1.3.9. All other applications that I've launched over vnc have worked. I only get this ...
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Force HDMI resolution to 1920x1080, best mode available

I am working on a project that involves a raspberry pi outputting video to tvs. I'd like to have the raspberry pi always output FullHD video. If it was booted without a display, by default it ...
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No Screens Found Error

I am trying to get my AOC e1649Fwu USB monitor to work on my Raspberry Pi. I was following this tutorial, and got through all of the steps except building raspberry kernel image. It was discussed ...
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epiphany-browser with reveal.js

Some has already experience put to work together reveal.js (html5 slideshow) with the beta epiphany browser? I need to run it in kiosk mode with a 720p monitor. I'm unable to correctly modify ...
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Chromium half window

Chromium launches via: @chromium --kioski localhost:8080 but screen is always half. Can't resize, can't do anything, not even without the kioski option Ideas?
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Is there any way to get redshift to work?

I'm a fan of the f.lux program but I couldn't find any way to install it on the arm architecture. However, there is an alternative called Redshift. Redshift installed fine; however, when I run it, it ...
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Executing a program as root after startx

How can I execute a program located in /home/pi/ as root after doing startx? touch .xiinitrc -> echo "sdltest" > .xiinitrc Program starts, of course, with the rights of the user, but it needs to ...
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Capturing screenshot over SSH

I have Pi at work which is always on and does some stuff. I want to see the progress of the work at home, for that I need to see a screenshot from Pi like every one hour. Is it possible to capture and ...
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How to cleanly remove x11?

I installed x11 in an attempt to get VNC working. Had problems. Then installed TightVNC. Is it a problem to run both? Are there potential conflicts? How can I cleanly uninstall x11? I'm running ...
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Raspberry Pi X-session fails to load over SSH

Am connecting from my Linux (Mint) desktop to the Fedora (rpfr18) Raspberry Pi using SSH X tunneling. When the Pi comes up, I connect to it from the desktop xterminal using: SSH -X ...
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start the wolfram framework in X11 mode

I connect to my raspi by ssh with X11 forwarding enabled. I can start xclock and it gets displayed to my X Display on a Fedora system, so no problem there. I then installed the wolfram package and ...
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Start X11 only for a application

I am planning to use my RPi only for one application, which need X server to be started. This application is chromium, which take A LOT of ressources already. I would like to start only the bare ...
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Power TV on/off

I'm looking for a solution to wake up my LCD TV. With the xset command I'm able to put the TV in different power saving modes: xset dpms force standby xset dpms 0 30 60 0 = standby 30 sec = ...
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Blank screen on autostarting GUI application in Openbox WM Arch Li

I have installed Xserver with Openbox window manager in my Raspberry pi with Arch Linux. I have done setup to auto start Xserver with Openbox WM and then starting my python-tkinter GUI application ...
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xdm server on Pi

Has anyone tried to setup xdm server (or any variant of this service) on Raspberry Pi? Assuming, I have setup 'command line' version of raspberry pi installed without connecting Pi to any screen or ...
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Automatically start python program at start-up

I am working on a project that needs a special GUI that takes up the full screen. I know I can make the X-Window system start up on boot (using raspi-config then changing the setting) but is it ...
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“cannot open display” with PuTTY

I am controlling my PI through my PC (wich is running Windows 7) using Putty to type in commands and tightvnc viewer to access the GUI. I can launch programs with the TightVNC viewer GUI or TightVNC ...
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How to Wake the Raspbery Pi Display Without Disabling The Screensaver

People have asked how to disable the screen from going blank or to sleep, but I have a slightly different question. I would like to be able to remotely wake a sleeping or blank display, but then ...
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How to set up “kiosk” mode in Raspbian?

I want to set up my Raspberry Pi in a sort of "kiosk" mode where it boots up into a single full screen application. I know my way around the command line, but am a novice when it comes to customizing ...
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Raspberry Pi starts lightdm, then goes to black screen with cursor and pulsing monitor backlight

I used rpi-update to update Raspbian, then restarted it. It got through the boot screen, but then just showed a black screen with a flashing cursor. For some reason, the monitor's backlight was ...
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How do I view the desktop over X?

How can I view the desktop (rather than individual program windows) using X? I've got the pi set up so that it doesn't boot into the desktop environment (CLI right now). On my Ubuntu destkop I ...
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How do I display images without starting X11?

I can view videos using OMXPlayer: omxplayer -o hdmi video.h264 How do I do the same for still images?
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Ethernet connection lost after starting X server

Prior to starting an X server running OpenBox, I am able to ping networks successfully. I have tested this by successfully pinging 8.8.8.8 (Google's DNS server). Soon after launching any graphical ...
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Can I run the RPI driver in ArchLnux?

The RPI driver perports (source) to bring accelerated Xorg performance by routing X output through a frame buffer driver. The wiki page has clear instructions, but they are very specific to Rasbian, ...
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I am getting segmentation fault after running Midori with x-org

I am trying to start midori like a web kiosk with ArchLinux. I am getting an error after 1 minute: (EE) (EE) Backtrace: (EE) (EE) Segmentation fault at address 0x30 Fatal server error: Caught ...
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Check if X is already running

I've set up automatic login and made X auto start like this: .bach_profile: sh ~/startup.sh startup.sh: #!/bin/sh if [ -e "/tmp/X0-lock" ]; then echo "X has already been ...
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How can I remove the GUI from Raspbian/Debian?

I would like to know how to completely remove X.org and all GUI-related components from Raspbian or soft-float Debian. The most obvious solution would be sudo apt-get purge xorg, but I am afraid that ...
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How to uninstall X Server and Desktop Manager when running as headless server?

I'm using my Raspberry Pi as a headless server which I can ssh into. I don't need the X Server, LXDE etc. I'm running Raspbian "wheezy". I've already disabled "Start desktop on boot" using ...
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High DPI @ lxde

The touchscreen monitor I'm using for my Raspberry Pi is about 150 DPI (1280x800 @ 10"). Such high dpi is hard to work with with a touch interface. I'd like to increase the DPI such that text is ...
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Forward mouse and keyboard input to X session

I'm accessing my Pi via SSH. My network is too slow to actually forward the Pi's desktop back to my laptop, so I have a monitor connected to my Pi. When I startx through Putty, I see the desktop on ...
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Is zero semblance of Xorg rendering performance normal?

I'm trying to setup a simple little configuration running a dedicated piece of software to display slides. Unfortunately the software uses some OpenGL extensions. No 3D mind you, just some basic font ...
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Running X11 without Window Manager?

I would like to run X11 (so that I can run mplayer from the console) without running lightdm or any other window manager. How do I start just the xserver without running a window manager? X11 is the ...
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Installing Qt5 on Arch Linux

I've used pacman on Arch to install xorg-server and Qt5, but keep running into "display not found issues" or "qmlviewer cannot connect to x server" when running xhost and qmlviewer respectively. The ...
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X forwarding and GPU memory allocation

I run my Raspberry Pi headless and typically use X forwarding to run applications. I'm wondering what split I should use for allocating the RAM. I am not sure whether it is the server or the ...
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Prevent screen from going blank for kiosk

I should start off by saying I am fairly new to Linux. I want my pi to scroll through pictures in Image Viewer and never sleep. I've followed these instructions from another question to try to fix the ...
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Unable to start X after Cheese and VLC are installed

I installed Cheese and VLC from the Raspbian repositories. The programs worked perfectly until I tried to restart the computer. Now, after executing startx I get a black screen. After killing X I see ...
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Launching vino-server on display :0 at boot

I run my Raspberry Pi with Raspbian with an X server running but without a monitor connected to it. I installed tightvncserver and now running: vncserver :1 -geometry 1600x900 -depth 24 I can have ...
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please help -startx fails/hangs, finally returns error message “xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/pi/.Xauthority ”

Running Rasbian 20120715 (see below) Current Operating System: Linux AllansPi 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT Sat Jul 14 18:56:31 BST 2012 armv6l Using usb keyboard, ...
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X11 Connection Rejected Because of Wrong Authentication

I'm trying to run gparted on my Raspberry Pi. After logging in with ssh -X pi@pi and trying to run sudo gparted, I get the error message... X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication. ...
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X11 forwarding with Xming over SSH?

I've got SSH access, and I have Xming installed, along with Xming fonts. I've configured putty to forward x11 and told it to place the desktop at localhost:0, according to the instructions here. ...
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Is URxvt's slow rendering because of the limited RAM'?

My URxvt is renders texts very slowly about 5 lines per second and doesn't render fully when resized. Is this normal for Xorg and URxvt? Is this caused by limited RAM or my configuration? Even Xterm ...
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Problems starting X

Just whacked Raspian on an SD card, and booted up my Pi. A message at the top says 'Use startx to start a graphical interface'. So I startx. I get a load of details: OS version; X version; all that ...
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Boot without starting X-server

During the installation of Raspian I chose "Start X-Server after boot", but now I want to boot it once without starting the X-Server, so I've got more memory to run a program. How do I boot without ...
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Xorg alternatives for Raspberry Pi architecture?

Could you list out some of the lightweight Xorg alternatives for the ARMv6?Xorg consumes a lot of resources.
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What would a default xorg.conf look like?

I'm trying to setup Xdmx, which isn't easy. I'm having issues with xinerama and differing colour depths, which can be rectified by change xorg.conf on each of the machines. Of course, these days ...
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Can I use the Raspberry Pi as a second monitor?

I have a desktop running Ubuntu 10.04 (which I should upgrade - I know!), which uses GDM. It currently has 2 screens installed, which are configured using xorg.conf. It includes using xinerama to act ...
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How do I prevent the screen from going blank?

I am running the Debian wheezy beta and using my Pi to display my geckoboard dashboards using midori, as a result I want to prevent the screen from going blank, which it does after 10 minutes (though ...
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How do I use the Raspberry Pi as a Thin Client?

Is Raspberry Pi good as graphical thin-client ? Is Raspberry Pi strong enough to run remote X session or do stuff like Xmove to share remote X apps ?