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  1. Introduction
  2. About Linux
  3. Installation and getting started
  4. Logging in and out
  5. Basic Linux Commands
  6. Linux Files and File Permissions
  7. Linux Directory Structure
  8. Finding Files
  9. Linux Help
  10. Setting Time
  11. Devices
  12. Tips
  13. Accessing Other Filesystems
  14. Accessing Removable Media
  15. Making and Managing Filesystems
  16. Emergency Filesystems and Procedures
  17. LILO and Runlevels
  18. Init
  19. Environment, Shell Selection, and Startu
  20. Linux Kernel
  21. Package Installation and Printing
  22. Configuration, Logging and CRON
  23. Keys and Terminal Configuration
  24. Sound Configuration
  25. Managing Users
  26. Passwords
  27. Process Control
  28. Configuration and Diagnostic Tools
  29. Overall Configuration
  30. Using PAM
  31. Basic Network Setup
  32. Tools and Terms
  33. Novell and Printing
  34. Inetd Services
  35. Xinetd Services
  36. Other Network Services
  37. FTP and Telnet
  38. Samba
  39. Identd (auth)
  40. X Configuration
  41. X Use
  42. Using X Remotely
  43. X Documentation
  44. DNS
  45. DHCP and BOOTP
  46. Apache
  47. NFS
  48. PPP
  49. Mail
  50. Routing
  51. IP Masquerading
  52. Proxy Servers and ipchains
  53. UUCP
  54. News
  55. NIS
  56. Network Security
  57. Secure Shell
  58. Text Processing
  59. Shell Programming
  60. Emacs
  61. VI
  62. Recommended Reading
  63. Credits

Linux X Documentation

There is so much documentation on X on your computer that it is necessary to devote a separate section to it. There are many protocols that support X and many Specifications and Manuals that describe them. There is documentation in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/doc. Much of this documentation relates to video card support along with mouse support. Read the file README.Config. Under the directory "/usr/doc" there are several X related packages, including XFree86-doc-3.3.5, XFree86-xfs-3.3.5, Xconfigurator-4.2.8, xfm-1.3.2, and many including X managers such as gnome. The directories XFree86-ISO8859-x-x.x.x describe international standards for managing characters for other languages. Chances are you won't need to worry about those files.

XFree86-doc-3.3.5 includes:

  • BDF - Bitmap Distribution Format. An X Consortium standard for font exchange. Types of statements are STARTFONT, COMMENT, FONT, SIZE, FONTBOUNDINGBOX, STARTPROPERTIES, ENDPROPERTIES, CHARS, ENCODING, SWIDTH, DWIDTH, BBX, ATTRIBUTES, BITMAP, ENDFONT.
  • CTEXT - Compound Text Encoding. A format for multiple character set data such as multi-lingual text.
  • DPMX - X Display Power Management Signaling (DPMS) Extension. Provides X Protocol control over the VESA DPMS characteristics of video boards under control of the X window system.
  • FSProtocol - X Font Service Protocol Address multiple font formats across various platforms. I.E. Fonts stored on various computer may not match others.
  • ICCM - Inter Client Communications Manual
  • ICE - Inter-Client Exchange Protocol
  • SM - Session Management Library Provides a uniform mechanism for users to save and restore their sessions.
  • XDMCP - X Display Manager Control protocol. Provides a uniform method for an autonomous display to request login service for a remote host.
  • XIE - X Image Extension Protocol
  • XIM - X Input Method Protocol. Protocol between IM library and IM (input method) Server for international text.
  • XKB -
  • XLFD - X Logical Font Description Conventions. Method to determine fonts available on a given server.