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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Chapter 12. Running and Configuring X

  • Configuring XFree86 with XF86Setup

  • Configuring XFree86 with XConfigurator

  • Starting X11

  • Stopping X

  • System and X session control with display managers

  • Customizing the .xinitrc startup script

  • Customizing your workspace

  • Using X11 resources

The default graphic interface for Linux is the X Window System, usually the port of X11 from the XFree86 Project, Inc. This collection of software includes nearly 3,500 files, almost 200 programs (or clients), more than 500 fonts, and more than 500 graphics in nearly 50MB of software.

There are other sources for distributions of the X Window System for Linux. A commercial distribution, which can cost from $50 to several hundred dollars, can be especially helpful if you can't get X ...

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