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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2 2
3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/xorg-config.xml,v 1.9 2005/03/25 15:55:32 swift Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/xorg-config.xml,v 1.10 2005/04/09 11:30:48 swift Exp $ -->
4 4
5<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 5<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
6 6
7<guide link="xorg-config.xml"> 7<guide link="xorg-config.xml">
8 8
9<title>The X Server Configuration HOWTO</title> 9<title>The X Server Configuration HOWTO</title>
10 10
11<author title="Author"> 11<author title="Author">
12 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 12 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
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/2.0 --> 22<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 -->
23<license/> 23<license/>
24 24
25<version>1.8</version> 25<version>1.9</version>
26<date>2005-03-25</date> 26<date>2005-04-09</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
177 177
178</body> 178</body>
179</section> 179</section>
180<section> 180<section>
181<title>Alternative: Semi-Automatic Generation of xorg.conf</title> 181<title>Alternative: Semi-Automatic Generation of xorg.conf</title>
182<body> 182<body>
183 183
184<p> 184<p>
185Xorg provides a tool called <c>xorgconfig</c> which will ask you for various 185Xorg provides a tool called <c>xorgconfig</c> which will ask you for various
186information regarding your system (graphical adapter, keyboard, ...). Based on 186information regarding your system (graphical adapter, keyboard, ...). Based on
187your input it will create a <path>xorg.conf</path> file. 187your input it will create a <path>xorg.conf</path> file.
188</p> 188</p>
189 189
190<pre caption="Semi-Automatic Generation of xorg.conf"> 190<pre caption="Semi-Automatic Generation of xorg.conf">
191# <i>xorgconfig</i> 191# <i>xorgconfig</i>
192</pre>
193
194<p>
195Another tool, also provided by Xorg, is <c>xorgcfg</c>, which will first
196attempts to run <c>Xorg -configure</c> and then start the X server for more
197final tweaking.
198</p>
199
200<pre caption="Using xorgcfg">
201# <i>xorgcfg</i>
192</pre> 202</pre>
193 203
194</body> 204</body>
195</section> 205</section>
196<section> 206<section>
197<title>Copying over xorg.conf</title> 207<title>Copying over xorg.conf</title>
198<body> 208<body>
199 209
200<p> 210<p>
201Let us copy over the <path>xorg.conf.new</path> to 211Let us copy over the <path>xorg.conf.new</path> to
202<path>/etc/X11/xorg.conf</path> now, so we won't have to continuously run 212<path>/etc/X11/xorg.conf</path> now, so we won't have to continuously run
203<c>X -config</c> -- typing just <c>X</c> or <c>startx</c> is far more easy :) 213<c>X -config</c> -- typing just <c>X</c> or <c>startx</c> is far more easy :)
204</p> 214</p>
205 215
206<pre caption="Copying over xorg.conf"> 216<pre caption="Copying over xorg.conf">

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