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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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Summary

This lesson taught you about the background of graphical user interfaces in general and the X Window System in particular. The use of xinit and other system programs and utilities was also discussed. This lesson also covered how to customize your user environment. It ended with a discussion of window managers and desktop environments such as KDE.

  • The X Window System is based on a client/server model.

  • The xinit program is used to start the X Window System server.

  • The startx shell script is used to initialize an X session, perform basic display functions, and so on.

  • The startx command streamlines the process by combining commands into a file that can be referenced quickly.

  • If a startup script filename is not given at the command line with the ...

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