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== Link to XWN740 Course Webpage ==
Murray Saul's XWN740 Webpage

== Link to XWN740 Subject Outline ==
XWN740 Subject Outline

== Link to XWN740 Weekly Notes ==
XWN740 Weekly Notes

== Tentative Topic Outline ==
Overview of X - 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.