Adding Table of Tentative Topics
[http://cs.senecac.on.ca/~murray.saul/XWN740/notes/html XWN740 Weekly Notes]
'''== Tentative Topic Outline ==''' <br />Overview of X
- Emphasize the layered approach (Section 1.5 in book)
Display and User Interface Hardware and Technology- Displays, graphics cards, USB devicesStarting and Using the X Server- using VTs- startx- display managers- xdmcp- manually starting the X serverStandard X Programs and Utilities- Chapter 6 in book- Useful for analyzing and debuggingInstalling 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 fileFonts, Colours, and KeyboardsIntegrated X Desktop Environments- KDE- GNOME- XFCE- OthersX and Wide Area Networking- The three challenges (13.7 in book)- Privacy- Access control- Network performance (bandwidth and latency)- Xauth- sshX and VNCBuilding a Kiosk
- This is a useful topic because it lets the students split the
different layers apart and recombine them as they see fit.