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1<sect2>
2<title>Contents</title>
3
4<para>The <application>XFree86</application> package contains the
5<application>X</application> Window System for Linux
6(and other operating systems). It includes
7the <application>X</application> server, fonts, xterm, a simple window manager (twm),
8various utilities, video output drivers,
9and various input drivers including the mouse and keyboard.</para>
10
11<para><application>XFree86</application> also contains libraries and header files for development of
12the <application>X</application> Window System programs.</para>
13
14</sect2>
15
16<sect2><title>Description</title>
17
18<note><para>The following list of programs is not comprehensive. The
19full list is in <filename class="directory">/usr/X11R6/bin</filename>. For additional
20information about these programs, see the respective man page.</para></note>
21
22<sect3>
23<title>XFree86</title>
24<para><application>XFree86</application> is the X11R6 implementation of
25the <application>X</application> Window System server.
26</para></sect3>
27
28<sect3><title>xf86config</title>
29<para><command>xf86config</command> is an interactive program for
30generating an <filename>XF86Config</filename> file for use with
31<application>XFree86</application> <application>X</application> servers.</para></sect3>
32
33<sect3><title>xf86cfg</title>
34<para><command>xf86cfg</command> is a tool to configure
35<application>XFree86</application> that can be used to either write the
36initial configuration file or make customizations to the current
37configuration.</para></sect3>
38
39<sect3><title>startx</title>
40<para><command>startx</command> is a script to initialize the
41<application>X</application> session. It runs <command>xinit</command>.</para></sect3>
42
43<sect3><title>xinit</title>
44<para><command>xinit</command> is used to start the
45<application>X</application> Window System server.</para></sect3>
46
47<sect3><title>twm</title>
48<para><command>twm</command> (Tab Window Manager) is a window manager included with the
49<application>X</application> Window System.</para></sect3>
50
51<sect3><title>xterm</title>
52<para><command>xterm</command> is a terminal emulator for
53<application>X</application>.</para></sect3>
54
55<sect3><title>xwininfo</title>
56<para><command>xwininfo</command> is a window information utility for
57<application>X</application>.</para></sect3>
58
59<sect3><title>x11perf</title>
60<para><command>x11perf</command> is an <application>X</application>11 server performance test program.</para></sect3>
61
62<sect3><title>xlsfonts</title>
63<para><command>xlsfonts</command> is a program to list fonts available
64to the <application>X</application> server.</para></sect3>
65
66<sect3><title>xvidtune</title>
67<para><command>xvidtune</command> is a video mode tuner for
68<application>XFree86</application>.</para></sect3>
69
70<sect3><title>xload</title>
71<para><command>xload</command> is a system load average display for
72<application>X</application>.</para></sect3>
73
74<sect3><title>xcalc</title>
75<para><command>xcalc</command> is a scientific calculator for
76<application>X</application>.</para></sect3>
77
78<sect3><title>xclock and oclock</title>
79<para>Clock programs for <application>X</application>.</para></sect3>
80
81<sect3><title>xmodmap</title>
82<para><command>xmodmap</command> is a utility for modifying keymaps and pointer button mappings
83in <application>X</application>.</para></sect3>
84
85</sect2>
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