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Wiki - Home. The X.Org project provides an open source implementation of the X Window System.

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The development work is being done in conjunction with the freedesktop.org community. The X.Org Foundation is the educational non-profit corporation whose Board serves this effort, and whose Members lead this work. The current X.Org release is X11R7.7. The next major release will be X11R7.8. NEdit - the multi-purpose X Window System editor. Xdefaults. Xresources is a user-level configuration dotfile, typically located at ~/.Xresources.


It can be used to set X resources, which are configuration parameters for X client applications. They can do many operations, including: defining terminal colours configuring terminal preferences setting DPI, antialiasing, hinting and other X font settings changing the Xcursor theme theming xscreensaver altering preferences on low-level X applications (xclock (xorg-xclock), xpdf, rxvt-unicode, etc.) Note: Using ~/.Xdefaults is deprecated, so this article will only refer to resources loaded with xrdb Getting started.

Using Cygwin/X. Described below are several methods of starting up the Cygwin/X X Server with a startup utility that optionally starts initial clients (for example, a terminal or a window manager) and performs X server configuration (for example, loading a keyboard modifier map).

Using Cygwin/X

Starting Cygwin/X in multiwindow mode (startxwin) Use the custom XWin startup utility startxwin startxwin is included in the xinit package (installed by following the instructions in the Section called Installing Cygwin/X in Chapter 2), which starts the X server in multiwindow mode along with a single X terminal. Run startxwin by: using the "XWin Server" shortcut under "Cygwin-X" on the Start Menu Starting /usr/bin/startxwin in a Cygwin shell: Manpage of XWIN. Section: File Formats (5)Updated: xorg-server 1.15.0IndexReturn to Main Contents XWinrc- XWin Server Resource Configuration File.

Manpage of XWIN

The X Server for the X Window System on the Cygwin/X environment running on Microsoft Windows, XWin can be optionally configured with the XWinrc file. A system-wide configuration file should be placed in /etc/X11/system.XWinrc, a per-user file should be put at $HOME/.XWinrc. Manpage of STARTXWIN. Section: User Commands (1)Updated: xinit 1.3.2IndexReturn to Main Contents startxwin - Cygwin XWin server initializer startxwin [ [ client ] client_options ... ] [ -- [ display ] server_options ... ] The startxwin program is used to start the Cygwin XWin server in multi-window mode and a first client program.

Manpage of STARTXWIN

If no specific client program is given on the command line, startxwin will look for a file in the user's home directory called .startxwinrc to run as a shell script to start up client programs. If no such file exists, startxwin will use the following as a default: FAQs for Cygwin. Xdefaults. .screenrc examples. When screen is invoked, it executes initialization commands that are contained in two files "/etc/screenrc" and ".screenrc" in the user's home directory.

.screenrc examples

These defaults can be overridden in the following ways: For the global screenrc file screen searches for the environment variable $SYSSCREENRC (this override feature may be disabled at compile-time). The user specific screenrc file is searched for in $SCREENRC, then $HOME/.screenrc. Cygwin/X. X Frequently Asked Questions. 6.1.

X Frequently Asked Questions

X11Forwarding does not work with OpenSSH under Cygwin Try adding the -v option to ssh, which often pinpoints the reason for a connection problem. From the ssh man-page : -v Verbose mode. Keithp/render/Xft.tutorial. Window Managers for X: FVWM. License: GPL Activity Rating: High Fvwm, developed by Robert Nation, was once dominant in the window manager stakes, especially in the Linux community.

It borrows heavily from Tom LaStrange's famous twm window manager, which was the first ICCCM-compliant window manager to be written. The Official FVWM Home Page. Stuff for your Windowmanager - Box-Look.org.