X Power Tools (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Dec 20, 2007 - Computers - 272 pages
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This book puts you in charge of the most flexible and adaptable graphical interface in the computer industry. The X Window System underlies graphical desktops on Linux and Unix systems, and supports advanced features of modern graphics cards. More people use the X Window System than ever before, but there are few books about X in print. X Power Tools fills that hole with the most practical and up-to-date information available.

Written in O'Reilly's popular Power Tools format, X Power Tools offers dozens of standalone articles, thoroughly cross-referenced, on useful tools and techniques for using X. This unique inside look at X gives Unix/Linux system administrators, owners of self-administered systems, and power users a lot of useful ways to harness the power of this system effectively. This book:



  • Offers a thorough grounding in X configuration and how the system works
  • Provides the complete ins and outs of changing a desktop's behavior, such as fonts, keyboard settings, and remote security
  • Includes articles on how to take advantage of X's "network transparency" -- its ability to display graphical applications on a remote machine
  • Explores intriguing areas such as using multiple monitors, building kiosks, and accessibility
  • Features discussions on X Window innovations and the future of the system
X Power Tools covers configuration and use of X, focusing on Linux but also including notes on other operating systems such as Solaris and FreeBSD. Each article in the book gives you insight into X; the entire book gives you a real grasp on this system and what you can do with it.

  

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good book. it explains X Window System. easy to read.

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useful!

Contents

The X Server
3
Starting a Local X Server
25
Chapter 2 Starting a Local X Server
26
Basic X org Configuration
40
Chapter 3 Basic X org Configuration
42
Advanced X org Configuration
67
Chapter 4 Advanced X org Configuration
68
Using the X Server
85
Colors Fonts and Keyboards
135
Fonts the Old Way
142
Fonts the New
148
Fonts
150
Chapter 12 Keyboard Configuration
162
Using X Remotely
175
Chapter 13 Remote Access
176
Using VNC
193

X Clients
95
Running X Clients
112
Chapter 7 Running X Clients
114
Colors Fonts and Keyboards
133
Chapter 14 Using
194
Special Configurations
219
Index
237
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About the author (2007)

Chris Tyler has worked in the field of Traveller education for over 15 years, starting as a travelling teacher with a Circus, and is head of the Hertfordshire Traveller Education Project.

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