FreeBSD uses XFree86 to provide users with a powerful graphical user interface. XFree86 is a 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 setup your system for graphical logins (XDM).
Before reading this chapter, you should:
Know how to install additional third-party software (Chapter 4).
This, and other documents, can be downloaded from ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/doc/.
For questions about FreeBSD, read the
before contacting <questions@FreeBSD.org>.
For questions about this documentation, e-mail <doc@FreeBSD.org>.