GNUman: The Chronicles of X: Part 1, Introduction to X

“In my efforts to double my viewing real-estate, i discovered
just how powerful and flexible the X server really is; I had
intended to write a guide on setting up dual-display with X, but
have decided to write a much more general guide to X, covering as
many of its abilities as i can. The guide is growing so much i have
decided to break it into several articles.

“This article will serve as an introduction to X, a walk round
the layout of the X config file and an explanation of the various


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