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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 (See Table Below) ==

  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
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    - 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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