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2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
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4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/xorg-config.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/xorg-config.xml">
6<title>The X Server Configuration HOWTO</title> 6<title>The X Server Configuration HOWTO</title>
7 7
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
9 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 9 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
10</author> 10</author>
11<author title="Editor"> 11<author title="Editor">
12 <mail link="nightmorph"/> 12 <mail link="nightmorph"/>
13</author> 13</author>
14 14
15<abstract> 15<abstract>
16Xorg is the X Window server which allows users to have a graphical 16Xorg is the X Window server which allows users to have a graphical
17environment at their fingertips. This HOWTO explains what Xorg is, how to 17environment at their fingertips. This HOWTO explains what Xorg is, how to
18install it and what the various configuration options are. 18install it and what the various configuration options are.
19</abstract> 19</abstract>
20 20
21<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 21<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
22<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 22<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
23<license/> 23<license/>
24 24
25<version>1.20</version> 25<version>1.21</version>
26<date>2009-04-14</date> 26<date>2009-06-10</date>
27 27
28<chapter> 28<chapter>
29<title>What is the X Window Server?</title> 29<title>What is the X Window Server?</title>
30<section> 30<section>
31<title>Graphical vs Command-Line</title> 31<title>Graphical vs Command-Line</title>
32<body> 32<body>
33 33
34<p> 34<p>
35The average user may be frightened at the thought of having to type in commands. 35The average user may be frightened at the thought of having to type in commands.
36Why wouldn't he be able to point and click his way through the freedom provided 36Why wouldn't he be able to point and click his way through the freedom provided
37by Gentoo (and Linux in general)? Well, *big smile*, of course you are able to 37by Gentoo (and Linux in general)? Well, *big smile*, of course you are able to
38do this. :-) Linux offers a wide variety of flashy user interfaces and 38do this. :-) Linux offers a wide variety of flashy user interfaces and
39environments which you can install on top of your existing installation. 39environments which you can install on top of your existing installation.
40</p> 40</p>
41 41
156-aiptek -calcomp -citron -digitaledge -dmc -dynapro -elo2300 -elographics -evdev 156-aiptek -calcomp -citron -digitaledge -dmc -dynapro -elo2300 -elographics -evdev
157-fpit -hyperpen -jamstudio -joystick -magellan -microtouch -mutouch -palmax 157-fpit -hyperpen -jamstudio -joystick -magellan -microtouch -mutouch -palmax
158-penmount -spaceorb -summa -synaptics -tek4957 -ur98 -vmmouse -void -wacom" 158-penmount -spaceorb -summa -synaptics -tek4957 -ur98 -vmmouse -void -wacom"
159VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia -apm -ark -chips -cirrus -cyrix -dummy -epson -fbdev -fglrx 159VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia -apm -ark -chips -cirrus -cyrix -dummy -epson -fbdev -fglrx
160-glint -i128 (-i740) -i810 (-impact) (-imstt) -mach64 -mga -neomagic (-newport) 160-glint -i128 (-i740) -i810 (-impact) (-imstt) -mach64 -mga -neomagic (-newport)
161(-nsc) -nv -r128 -radeon -rendition -s3 -s3virge -savage -siliconmotion -sis 161(-nsc) -nv -r128 -radeon -rendition -s3 -s3virge -savage -siliconmotion -sis
162-sisusb (-sunbw2) (-suncg14) (-suncg3) (-suncg6) (-sunffb) (-sunleo) (-suntcx) 162-sisusb (-sunbw2) (-suncg14) (-suncg3) (-suncg6) (-sunffb) (-sunleo) (-suntcx)
163-tdfx -tga -trident -tseng -v4l -vesa -vga -via -vmware -voodoo" 0 kB 163-tdfx -tga -trident -tseng -v4l -vesa -vga -via -vmware -voodoo" 0 kB
164</pre> 164</pre>
165 165
166<p> 166<p>
167After setting all the necessary variables you can install the Xorg package. 167After setting all the necessary variables you can install the Xorg package.
168</p> 168</p>
169 169
170<pre caption="Installing Xorg"> 170<pre caption="Installing Xorg">
171# <i>emerge xorg-x11</i> 171# <i>emerge xorg-server</i>
172</pre> 172</pre>
173
174<note>
175You could install the <c>xorg-x11</c> metapackage instead of the more
176lightweight xorg-server. Functionally, <c>xorg-x11</c> and <c>xorg-server</c>
177are the same. However, <c>xorg-x11</c> brings in many more packages that
178you probably don't need, such as a huge assortment of fonts in many different
179languages. They're not necessary for a working desktop.
180</note>
173 181
174<p> 182<p>
175When the installation is finished, you might need to re-initialise some 183When the installation is finished, you might need to re-initialise some
176environment variables before you continue. Just run <c>env-update</c> followed 184environment variables before you continue. Just run <c>env-update</c> followed
177by <c>source /etc/profile</c> and you're all set. 185by <c>source /etc/profile</c> and you're all set.
178</p> 186</p>
179 187
180<pre caption="Re-initialising the environment variables"> 188<pre caption="Re-initialising the environment variables">
181# <i>env-update</i> 189# <i>env-update</i>
182# <i>source /etc/profile</i> 190# <i>source /etc/profile</i>
183</pre> 191</pre>
184 192
185</body> 193</body>
186</section> 194</section>
187</chapter> 195</chapter>
188<chapter> 196<chapter>
189<title>Configuring Xorg</title> 197<title>Configuring Xorg</title>
190<section> 198<section>
191<title>The xorg.conf File</title> 199<title>The xorg.conf File</title>
192<body> 200<body>
193 201
194<p> 202<p>
195The configuration file of Xorg is called <path>xorg.conf</path> and it 203The configuration file of Xorg is called <path>xorg.conf</path> and it resides
196resides in <path>/etc/X11</path>. The Xorg-X11 package provides an example 204in <path>/etc/X11</path>. Xorg provides an example configuration as
197configuration as <path>/etc/X11/xorg.conf.example</path> which you can use to 205<path>/etc/X11/xorg.conf.example</path> which you can use to create your own
198create your own configuration. It is heavily commented, but if you are in need 206configuration. It is heavily commented, but if you are in need of more
199of more documentation regarding the syntax, don't hesitate to read the man page: 207documentation regarding the syntax, don't hesitate to read the man page:
200</p> 208</p>
201 209
202<pre caption="Reading the xorg.conf man page"> 210<pre caption="Reading the xorg.conf man page">
203# <i>man 5 xorg.conf</i> 211# <i>man 5 xorg.conf</i>
204</pre> 212</pre>
205 213
206<p> 214<p>
207Happy reading for those of you willing to. We surely don't so we'll continue 215Happy reading for those of you willing to. We surely don't so we'll continue
208with checking out how we can create the file automatically. 216with checking out how we can create the file automatically.
209</p> 217</p>
210 218
211</body> 219</body>
212</section> 220</section>
213<section> 221<section>
214<title>Default: Automatic Generation of xorg.conf</title> 222<title>Default: Automatic Generation of xorg.conf</title>

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