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: linux deploy xsdl, xserver linux deploy.

Recently changed in this version

Fixed app not starting for Android 2.3, I can't believe I still support that fossil.
Attempt to fix broken immersive mode for Lenovo Yoga tablet.

Comments and ratings for XServer XSDL
  • (50 stars)

    by Jari Kujansuu on 31/01/2015

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

  • (50 stars)

    by Mraof NULL on 19/01/2015

    It works perfectly for me, except when I try running apps that use OpenGL. If I do, it complains that GLX is missing.

  • (50 stars)

    by Edgar Dragon on 06/01/2015

    Literally. =]

  • (50 stars)

    by BlazeKing NJ on 03/01/2015

    Launching a desktop environment now makes the app restart. Every. Single. Time. Never had this problem before... Stay on the earlier version for now.

  • (50 stars)

    by HOS BAK on 18/12/2014

    Can I run x window manager themes (like e17 or fluxbox) on android ? (By this program or another way)

  • (50 stars)

    by William Whitt on 14/12/2014

    XServer + Complete linux install is great. An essential for chrooted linux.

  • (50 stars)

    by W.C. Hast on 13/12/2014

    I needed something that was faster than a VNC screen from my tablet to my Raspberry PI, this was the solution, now I can carry my RasPI with me and use my tablet for things I like to do on the RasPI when I am on the road, I had tried all of the VNC solutions but they were slow, this is much faster, and it only runs the applications I want on the screen.

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