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Meet admission requirements for LUX
Meet admission requirements for LUX
== Tentative Topic Outline ==
'''== Link to XWN740 Course Webpage ==''' <br />
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[http://cs.senecac.on.ca/~murray.saul/XWN740/ Murray Saul's XWN740 Webpage]
'''== Link to XWN740 Weekly Notes ==''' <br />
[http://cs.senecac.on.ca/~murray.saul/XWN740/notes.html XWN740 Weekly Notes]
'''== Tentative Topic Outline (See Table Below) ==''' <br />
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Revision as of 20:58, 4 September 2008

Official Course Outline


Temporary Course Webpage


Subject Description

This subject introduces the student to the X Window System. Students will learn how to plan, set up, troubleshoot, customize and use an X system. Particular attention will be paid to security and network issues with emphasis on the KDE and GNOME desktop environments.

Credit Status

1 credit in the LUX program


Meet admission requirements for LUX

Tentative Topic Outline

  Emphasize the layered approach (Section 1.5 in book)
  Display and User Interface Hardware and Technology
   - Displays, graphics cards, USB devices
  Starting and Using the X Server
   - using VTs
   - startx
   - display managers
   - xdmcp
   - manually starting the X server
  Standard X Programs and Utilities
   - Chapter 6 in book
   - Useful for analyzing and debugging
  Installing and Configuring the X Window Server
    - Auto-configuration
    - No config file
    - Self-generated config file
    - Configuration tools (e.g., system-config-display in Fedora)
    - Using the x.org configuration file
  Fonts, Colours, and Keyboards
  Integrated X Desktop Environments
    - KDE
    - GNOME
    - XFCE
    - Others
  X and Wide Area Networking
    - The three challenges (13.7 in book)
    - Privacy
    - Access control
    - Network performance (bandwidth and latency)
    - Xauth
    - ssh
  X and VNC
  Building a Kiosk
   - This is a useful topic because it lets the students split the
     different layers apart and recombine them as they see fit.

== Useful X-Windows Resources ==

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