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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 1.37 2010/03/16 20:07:43 nightmorph Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/xorg-config.xml,v 1.38 2010/05/23 21:29:35 nightmorph Exp $ -->
4 4
5<guide> 5<guide>
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"/> 9 <mail link="swift"/>
10</author> 10</author>
11<author title="Author"> 11<author title="Author">
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>1.27</version> 25<version>1.28</version>
26<date>2010-03-16</date> 26<date>2010-05-23</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
538</p> 538</p>
539 539
540</body> 540</body>
541</section> 541</section>
542<section> 542<section>
543<title>Configuring your keyboard</title> 543<title>Configuring your keyboard</title>
544<body> 544<body>
545 545
546<p> 546<p>
547To setup X to use an international keyboard, you can copy the content of 547To setup X to use an international keyboard, you can copy the content of
548<path>/usr/share/doc/hal-*/*/use-estonian-layout.fdi.bz2</path> to 548<path>/usr/share/doc/hal-*/*/use-estonian-layout.fdi.bz2</path> to
549<path>/etc/hal/fdi/policy/10-xinput-configuration.fdi</path>: 549<path>/etc/hal/fdi/policy/10-xinput-configuration.fdi</path>:
550</p> 550</p>
551 551
552<pre caption="Using an existing config file"> 552<pre caption="Using an existing config file">
553# <i>bzcat /usr/share/doc/hal-*/*/use-estonian-layout.fdi > /etc/hal/fdi/policy/10-xinput-configuration.fdi</i> 553# <i>bzcat /usr/share/doc/hal-*/*/use-estonian-layout.fdi.bz2 > /etc/hal/fdi/policy/10-xinput-configuration.fdi</i>
554</pre> 554</pre>
555 555
556<p> 556<p>
557Now you can just edit <path>10-xinput-configuration.fdi</path> and change the 557Now you can just edit <path>10-xinput-configuration.fdi</path> and change the
558Estonian keyboard layout (<c>ee</c>) to your own, such as Great Britain 558Estonian keyboard layout (<c>ee</c>) to your own, such as Great Britain
559(<b>gb</b>) or Polish (<b>pl</b>). 559(<b>gb</b>) or Polish (<b>pl</b>).
560</p> 560</p>
561 561
562<p> 562<p>
563When you're finished, run <c>/etc/init.d/hald restart</c> as root to make sure 563When you're finished, run <c>/etc/init.d/hald restart</c> as root to make sure
564that HAL picks up your configuration file changes. 564that HAL picks up your configuration file changes.
565</p> 565</p>
566 566
567</body> 567</body>
568</section> 568</section>

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