In this chapter, I discussed how to configure the graphical X environment on your Linux system. I pointed out that the Linux graphical environment is composed of the following components:
• X server
• Window manager
• Desktop environment
Each of these components is modular. You can choose from a variety of packages to customize your graphical environment to suit your tastes.
We next looked at the process of configuring your X environment. I noted that it’s imperative that you use the correct settings in your configuration. If done incorrectly, you could potentially damage your monitor. Before you begin, you should pull out your video board and monitor documentation and identify the following information:
• Who’s the manufacturer ...