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Part I. Getting Started
Chapter 5. The X Window System
The X Window System
Synopsis
Users who prefer an installation method that automatically configures the Xorg should refer to https://ghostbsd.org[GhostBSD], https://www.midnightbsd.org[MidnightBSD] or https://www.nomad.org[NomadBSD].
For more information on the video hardware that Xorg supports, refer to the http://www.x.org/[x.org] website.
After reading this chapter, you will know:
The various components of the X Window System, and how they interoperate.
How to install and configure Xorg.
How to install and configure several window managers and desktop environments.
How to use TrueType(R) fonts in Xorg.
How to set up your system for graphical logins (XDM).
Before reading this chapter, you should:
Know how to install additional third-party software as described in crossref:ports[ports,Installing Applications: Packages and Ports].
Terminology
While it is not necessary to understand all of the details of the various components in the X Window System and how they interact, some basic knowledge of these components can be useful.
X server
X client
window manager
desktop environment