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For questions pertaining to running, configuring, installing or troubleshooting the Xorg Server on the Raspberry Pi.

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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 can I start X11 only for a single application?

I am planning to use my RPi only for one application, which needs X server to be started. This application is chromium, which requires A LOT of resources already. I would like to start only the bare ...
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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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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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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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How to boot into own python script (GUI) only?

I have the following problem: Using a RaspPi 3B running Raspbian Jessie (version 4.4.26-v7+) I would like the GUI of a self-written python script to be executed on startup. I know that this question ...
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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 raspi-...
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Is there a GPU accelerated Xorg server?

At present all of the official builds of the X Window System run on the CPU, which takes up a lot of processing power and runs X rather slowly. I know there's no official GPU accelerated version of ...
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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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Running 1080p video from within XOrg smoothly

The 1080p examples that work outside of X.Org run very smoothly on my Pi, but within X.Org they don't run very smoothly at all at the moment. Given that X.Org is currently not GPU-accelerated, this ...
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Auto-start X-windows / gdm on the standard Debian build

I've built a bootable SD from the official Debian release. Is there an easy way to get GDM to auto-start when the machine boots (like a typical Linux desktop)? For bonus points, is there a way to ...
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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 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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Possible to reinstall X server and use graphical after having removed it?

I've used my raspberry pi for about 2 years now and in the beginning I removed the X server as I thought I'd never use it. (I followed the tips here to remove How to uninstall X Server and Desktop ...
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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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How do I boot the RPi into a python GUI instead of Raspbian desktop?

I've been trying to get the RPi to boot into a custom python script that constructs a simple GUI using pygame, but nothing I attempt has any success. What are the steps I need to follow to get this ...
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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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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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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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How do I attach two monitors in a dual head configuration?

I'm considering buying a Raspberry Pi or compatible solution. My problem is that I could not find how to achieve a dual head configuration. I would like to attach two 1920x1200 displays by digital ...
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Trying to turn off X11 in Jessie

I am running Debian Jessie which uses SystemD. I have so far been unable to find a way to stop X11 from starting on bootup. The raspi-config setting apparently does not do anything. Can anyone help?
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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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please help -startx fails/hangs, finally returns error message “xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/pi/.Xauthority ”

Running Raspbian 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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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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Set X background as soon as poosible

I am currently working on a small rpi3 kiosk. I managed to set up a boot splashcreen with fbi started by an initscript. However I can not make a smooth transition between the splashscreen and the ...
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TFT LCD 3.5 display with inverted axis

Following my previous question, I now have a working LCD display, but with a different issue. The problem is the same as in this question, yet I am unable to find a solution. I don't have a xorg....
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How can I setup the video / graphics on the Raspberry Pi 3?

There seem to be redundant accelerated video module options for the Raspberry Pi 3. I read that the Raspberry Pi uses a device tree (a rather clever solution for ARM systems which do not have the ...
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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 xorg....
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Minimize Kodi to run full screen X on OSMC Alpha 4

I am running OSMC Alpha 4 on my new Raspberry Pi 2. This comes with Kodi v14 (Helix), which auto-runs at boot. I can run an X application (xclock for example) after first killing Kodi with pkill ...
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EGL and OpenGL ES forwarding via SSH

I've tried to access my Raspberry Pi(running Raspbian) using SSH with -X flag. On my host machine(Ubuntu 14.04 x64), I can run graphic programs like browser, however, when I want to execute the sample ...
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'xeyes' : how to start 'undecorated' : and at boot?

It's fun to run 'xeyes' on Raspbian - because of the big Raspberry in the middle of the desktop. But by default if you just type 'xeyes' in a terminal : the eyes come up with extra 'decorations' on ...
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how to start xclock (or something else) to be displayed on my HDMI device on Raspbian console session?

I have a raspberry pi 2 and installed the Raspbian Version from 2015-05-05. As "boot option" I chose "Console Text console..." because I don't want a full desktop. I logged in from my remote PC via ...
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X server running but no GUI showing

I'm using a Raspberry Pi model B (512 MB RAM) with the following touch screen and the latest image of Raspbian. The screen drivers are ok, since I can see the loading screen and the tty. If I plug in ...