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LPIC I Exam Cram™ 2: Linux Professional Institute Certification Exams 101 and 102 by Ross Brunson

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Chapter 7. XFree86 Configuration and Troubleshooting

Terms you’ll need to understand:

Client/server

Desktop

Display manager

Virtual terminal

Window manager

Techniques you’ll need to master:

Understanding X Window System concepts

Configuring X

Customizing X

Choosing a window manager

Choosing a desktop

Customizing display parameters

Configuring fonts

Identifying defaults for X

Using virtual terminals

Troubleshooting configuration files

Quick Overview of X

The Linux XFree86 project is a completely free and GPL-friendly port of the X Window System that has become the default version of X to be included with most distributions. (We’ll call XFree86 by the shortcut “X” from this point on.)

X provides a desktop metaphor to the system; users typically interact ...

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