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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/xorg-config.xml,v 1.24 2007/10/18 18:16:02 nightmorph Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/xorg-config.xml,v 1.25 2007/10/18 18:20:10 nightmorph Exp $ -->
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">
30 30
31<p> 31<p>
32The average user may be frightened at the thought of having to type in commands. 32The average user may be frightened at the thought of having to type in commands.
33Why wouldn't he be able to point and click his way through the freedom provided 33Why wouldn't he be able to point and click his way through the freedom provided
34by Gentoo (and Linux in general)? Well, *big smile*, of course you are able to 34by Gentoo (and Linux in general)? Well, *big smile*, of course you are able to
35do this :-) Linux offers a wide variety of flashy user interfaces and 35do this. :-) Linux offers a wide variety of flashy user interfaces and
36environments which you can install on top of your existing installation. 36environments which you can install on top of your existing installation.
37</p> 37</p>
38 38
39<p> 39<p>
40This is one of the biggest surprises new users come across: a graphical user 40This is one of the biggest surprises new users come across: a graphical user
463 <i>Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"</i> 463 <i>Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"</i>
464EndSection 464EndSection
465</pre> 465</pre>
466 466
467<p> 467<p>
468Run <c>startx</c> and be happy about the result :) Congratulations, you now 468Run <c>startx</c> and be happy about the result. :) Congratulations, you now
469(hopefully) have a working Xorg on your system. The next step is to remove this 469(hopefully) have a working Xorg on your system. The next step is to remove this
470ugly lightweight window manager and use a high-feature one (or even a desktop 470ugly lightweight window manager and use a high-feature one (or even a desktop
471environment) such as KDE or GNOME, but that's not part of this guide. :) 471environment) such as KDE or GNOME, but that's not part of this guide. :)
472</p> 472</p>
473 473
486terminal near you when you edit your configuration file! 486terminal near you when you edit your configuration file!
487</p> 487</p>
488 488
489<p> 489<p>
490A second point of resources on your system is the 490A second point of resources on your system is the
491<path>/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/doc</path> directory with various <path>README</path>'s 491<path>/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/doc</path> directory with various <path>README</path>s
492for individual graphical chipsets. 492for individual graphical chipsets.
493</p> 493</p>
494 494
495<p> 495<p>
496There are also many online resources on editing <path>xorg.conf</path>. We only 496There are also many online resources on editing <path>xorg.conf</path>. We only
497list few of them here, be sure to <uri link="http://www.google.com">Google</uri> 497list few of them here, be sure to <uri link="http://www.google.com">Google</uri>
498for more :) As <path>xorg.conf</path> and <path>XF86Config</path> (the 498for more. :) As <path>xorg.conf</path> and <path>XF86Config</path> (the
499configuration file for the XFree86 project) use the 499configuration file for the XFree86 project) use the
500same syntax for most configuration options and more information about 500same syntax for most configuration options and more information about
501<path>XF86Config</path> is available, we'll list those resources as well. 501<path>XF86Config</path> is available, we'll list those resources as well.
502</p> 502</p>
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