Tag: X11

Cairo Graphics and X11/Xlib

This article explains how to open an X11 window using Xlib and shows how to create graphics output with Cairo graphics. Cairo Graphics — also simply called libcairo — is a very powerful 2D graphics library. Among many graphics primitives (such as lines, curves,…) the approach of libcairo is to separate the graphic functions from …

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VGA Troubles With KVM Switches

I have never had troubles with activating and deactivating the VGA output on my (old) notebook, an HP 2510p. It has an Intel GM965 VGA controller. I used the VGA output very often because giving presentations is part of my job ­čśë Typically, I type something like this: `xrandr –output VGA1 –auto –right-of LVDS1` Although …

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