FreeBSD uses XFree86™
to provide users with a powerful graphical user interface. XFree86 is an open-source implementation of the X Window
System. This chapter will cover installation and configuration of XFree86 on a FreeBSD system. For
more information on XFree86 and
video hardware that it supports, check the XFree86 web site.
After reading this chapter, you will know:
The various components of the X Window System, and how they interoperate.
How to install and configure XFree86.
How to install and use different window managers.
How to use TrueType® fonts in XFree86.
How to set up your system for graphical logins (XDM).
Before reading this chapter, you should: