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 ...