XServer XSDL

XServer XSDL


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X Window System / X11 server for Android, complete and fully functional.
You may use it to stream applications from your Linux PC, or to launch Linux installed on your Android (installing Linux is done via separate app).

Touch screen with two fingers to send right mouse button click, with three fingers to send middle button click. You can also press button on your stylus, or use Bluetooth mouse.
Swipe with two fingers to scroll documents.
Finger hover is supported on select devices. If you have Galaxy S4/Note 3 device, enable AirView in system settings to use it.

To invoke keyboard, press Back key. Non-English text input is not supported in terminal, but it works in GUI applications.

If you don't see Back key, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

If you have hardware Menu key, it will send Ctrl-Z (Undo in most apps).

To disable magnifying glass, tap Change device config during app start, select Mouse emulationDisplay sizeLarge.

You can disable gyroscope in Mouse emulationAdvancedGyroscope.

You can enable portrait screen orientation and 24bpp color depth in Change device configVideo.

To set custom display number, go to Change device configData installation locationSpecify directory → do not change directory, press OK → change parameters to XSDL :1234, press OK, where 1234 is your display number. You may also pass other parameters to Xserver using this dialog.

To connect to the display manager on your PC, add parameter -query your.PC.IP.address to the Xserver command line, then configure your display manager.

If you have XDM, you will need to remove a line starting with :0 from /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers , add * to /etc/X11/xdm/Xaccess , and set DisplayManager*authorize: false in /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config , to disable local X server and allow connections from external IP addresses.

If you want SHM extension to work in Linux chroot - download file libandroid-shmem.so from here:
copy it to chroot, set executable flag, and execute this in chroot before other commands:
export LD_PRELOAD=/path/to/libandroid-shmem.so

.APK file for side-loading and old versions:

Tags: xserver linux deploy, linux deploy xsdl.

Recently changed in this version

Added back support for ARMv5 devices, apparently people are still using 5-years-old phones.

Comments and ratings for XServer XSDL
  • (50 stars)

    by Konstantinas Lozoraitis on 03/04/2015


  • (50 stars)

    by guy turgeon on 24/03/2015

    My number one must have app to fully exploit my devices' capabilities. Especially now with legacy device support.

  • (50 stars)

    by Danny Gauthier on 24/02/2015

    Not only it works perfectly but it's way faster than VNC. A real gem.

  • (50 stars)

    by Charlie Parker on 23/02/2015

    Great with Linux Deploy. Just wish it worked well with Bluetooth mice. The X cursor and android cursor are in completely different areas of the screen with gyroscope off as well. edit: its brought them sort of together, still not in the same place, even with usb mouse, the small xserver cursor is to the left of the larger android cursor

  • (50 stars)

    by Artem Levenkov on 12/02/2015

    После одного из последних обновлений в верхней части экрана появилась какая-то странная смазанная область, как в зазеркалье. В этой области несколько курсоров, которые двигаются синхронно с основным. Программа очень хорошая, но озвученные выше проблемы не дают ей нормально пользоваться.

  • (50 stars)

    by Chris Wilde on 07/02/2015

    Make 3d happen and you will be king of all things android. Seriously though, thank you, chrooted apps are useable now.

  • (50 stars)

    by Jari Kujansuu on 31/01/2015

    Works better than VNC clients as desktop for chrooted linux installation.

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