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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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Starting the X Window System

We're now ready to start X! Let's begin. Starting the X Window System is easy. To start X, you only need to type commands at the shell prompt. First, make sure you are at the shell prompt, logged in and ready to go. You may already be in the X Window System; if this is the case, close out of it and reopen it to get the experience of loading it. Please note: If you are doing this at work and unsure of what you are doing, you may want to first ask for permission from your system administrator or whoever handles the administration of your system.

If you booted up your system and it went directly into X, this means that the system has been configured to do so automatically. If it didn't, you can configure it to load automatically ...

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