DragonFly uses X11 to provide users with a powerful graphical user interface. X11 is an open-source implementation of the X Window System that includes both X.org and XFree86™. DragonFly default official flavor is X.org, the X11 server developed by the X.Org Foundation.
This chapter will cover the installation and configuration of X11 with emphasis on X.org.
After reading this chapter, you will know:
The various components of the X Window System, and how they interoperate.
How to install and configure X11.
How to install and use different window managers.
How to use TrueType® fonts in X11.
How to set up your system for graphical logins (XDM).
Before reading this chapter, you should:
Know how to install additional third-party software (Chapter 4).
Note: This chapter covers the installation and the configuration of both X.org and XFree86 X11 servers. For the most part, configuration files, commands and syntaxes are identical. In the case where there are differences, both X.org and XFree86 syntaxes will be shown.
Contact the Documentation mailing list for comments, suggestions and questions about this document.