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7.6. Additional Resources

There is a large amount of detailed information available about the XFree86 server, the clients that connect to it, and the assorted desktop environments and window managers.

7.6.1. Installed Documentation

  • /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/doc/README — Briefly describes the XFree86 architecture and how to get additional information about the XFree86 project as a new user.

  • /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/doc/RELNOTES — For advanced users that want to read about the latest features available in XFree86.

  • man XF86Config — Contains information about the XFree86 configuration files, including the meaning and syntax for the different sections within the files.

  • man XFree86 — The primary man page for all XFree86 information, details the difference between local and network X server connections, explores common environmental variables, lists command line options, and provides helpful administrative key combinations.

  • man Xserver — Describes the X display server.

7.6.2. Useful Websites

7.6.3. Related Books

  • The Concise Guide to XFree86 for Linux by Aron Hsiao; Que — Provides an expert's view of the operation of XFree86 on Linux systems.

  • The New XFree86 by Bill Ball; Prima Publishing — Discuses XFree86 and its relationship with the popular desktop environments, such as GNOME and KDE.

  • Beginning GTK+ and GNOME by Peter Wright; Wrox Press, Inc. — Introduces programmers to the GNOME architecture, showing them how to get started with GTK+.

  • GTK+/GNOME Application Development by Havoc Pennington; New Riders Publishing — An advanced look into the heart of GTK+ programming, focusing on sample code and a thorough look at the available APIs.

  • KDE 2.0 Development by David Sweet and Matthias Ettrich; Sams Publishing — Instructs beginning and advanced developers in how to take advantage of the many environment guidelines required to built QT applications for KDE.

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