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The X.Org project provides an open source implementation of the X Window System. 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 latest release of the full X.Org stack is X11R7.7, though many individual X.Org modules have had new versions released since then - see the xorg-announce archives for details of those releases. You may be interested in: Reporting problems, asking questions and getting help Check to see if your question is answered in the FAQ. Development The DeveloperStart page includes information for developers along with links to per-module developer pages. Mailing Lists On XorgMailingLists you can find a list of X-related mailing lists hosted on lists.freedesktop.org. Getting X The best place to get X is from your operating system or distribution vendor. Security Acknowledgements Copying Related:  open sourcexorg

IBM Makes a Big Bet on OpenStack In the Cloud - Arik Hesseldahl CodePlex - Open Source Project Hosting Xorg From The X.Org project provides an open source implementation of the X Window System. 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. Xorg is the most popular display server among Linux users. Installation Xorg can be installed with the xorg-server package. Additionally, some packages from the xorg-server-utils meta-package are necessary for certain configuration tasks, they are pointed out in the relevant sections. Driver installation This article or section needs language, wiki syntax or style improvements. Reason: Too cryptic for an introduction (Discuss in Talk:Xorg#) The Linux kernel includes open-source video drivers and support for hardware accelerated framebuffers. First, identify your card: $ lspci | grep -e VGA -e 3D Then install an appropriate driver. $ pacman -Ss xf86-video Running Display manager

OpenHatch - Community tools for free and open source software Call for Proposals - Europe 2015 - Write the Docs Call for Proposals We are accepting proposals for our 2015 conference, which is happening on August 31 - September 1, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. The deadline for submitting your proposal is Midnight CET on June 15. Conference Goals Write the Docs is an event for anyone who cares about documentation and wants to gather and learn from like-minded people, no matter their personal or professional background. Come be a part of this fantastic multi-disciplinary gathering of documentation artisans. Topic Ideas Although the general focus of Write the Docs is on documentation, there's a strong emphasis on the software industry. We encourage all levels to submit a talk. Some of our favorite talks are ones that make people see the world in a new way. We love talks that deliver hard-earned knowledge based on real-world experience and research. We believe that tech writing and documentation don't always get the respect and consideration they deserve. Presentation format Speaker Benefits and Logistics

Xorg Translation(s): English - French - Italiano Xorg is the default X Window server since Debian 4.0 (etch). It replaces XFree86 and is maintained in Debian by the XStrikeForce. Current Status The current versions shipped in Debian are listed on packages.debian.org: Jessie: xorg (7.7), xserver-xorg-core (1.16). Version numbers Xorg version numbering has changed since xorg 7.0. Debian version number follows upstream convention. Configure X To reconfigure keyboard settings in Squeeze (and later) run as root in a terminal: # dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration Edit xorg.conf Some settings are only accessible through editing xorg.conf by hand. How can I edit my xorg config file? Open a terminal (or console) as root, then run : # editor /etc/X11/xorg.conf What if I do not have an xorg config file? If xorg.conf is missing for some reason, Xorg will probe your hardware on every startup. Switch to a console as root (not a terminal emulator in X), then run: $ cd /etc/X11/ # Xorg -configure Run X $ startx

Returning to Free Software: A Guide | Steve Klabnik A month or two ago, I made a conscious decision that I would return to using as much Free Software as possible. The PRISM debacle of the last week confirmed my fears and reasoning, and so I made the decision to accelerate the schedule. Here’s what I did, and how you can, too. My GNU/Linux Background The first computer I ever used was an Apple machine, and at various times in my life I’ve used GNU/Linux as my main OS. That said, it’s only gotten better over the years. Well, other than that whole ‘knowing exactly what’s on your machine’ thing. Hardware: X1 Carbon IBM’s ThinkPad series of laptops have always enjoyed fantastic Linux support. I happened to get an X1 Carbon. All of the hardware I use has Just Worked; I hear that the thumbprint reader may not, but I don’t plan on using it, so that doesn’t bother me. If you’re not in the market for new hardware, you can generally run GNU/Linux on your Apple hardware as well, which is a starting point, at least. Operating System: Crunchbang GNU/Linux

TeX Users Group (TUG) home page Xorg/Guide Xorg is the X Window server which allows users to have a graphical environment at their fingertips. This guide explains what Xorg is, how to install it, and the various configuration options. What is the X Window server? Graphical vs command-line The average user may be frightened at the thought of having to type in commands. This is one of the biggest surprises new users come across: a graphical user interface is nothing more than an application which runs on your system. As standards are important, a standard for drawing and moving windows on a screen, interacting with the user through mouse, keyboard and other basic, yet important aspects has been created and named the X Window System, commonly abbreviated as X11 or just X. The application that provides Linux users with the ability to run graphical user interfaces and that uses the X11 standard is Xorg-X11, a fork of the XFree86 project. The X.org project Installation Before you can install Xorg, you need to prepare your system for it.

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