Objective 106.1: Install and Configure X11

  • X.Org is the most popular X Window implementation on Linux, replacing XFree86.

  • Window managers handle the functions of creating and managing windows and things such as minimization, maximization, and screen placement.

  • Desktop environments are collections of common desktop programs that work together to create a unified desktop experience. These will include applications such as window managers, file managers, launch bars, screensavers, and session managers. The two most common desktop environments are Gnome and KDE.

  • The main configuration file for X.Org is /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

  • X Window can be configured to either read fonts from a local directory or access a font server, such as xfs, running either on the local machine or on another machine on the network.

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