X Users Guide Motif R5, 2nd Edition
Motif Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: June 1994
Pages: 955

The X Window System User's Guide, Motif Edition, orients the new user to window system concepts and provides detailed tutorials for many client programs, including the xterm terminal emulator and the window manager. Building on this basic knowledge, later chapters explain how to customize the X environment and provide sample configurations.This alternative edition of the User's Guide highlights the Motif window manager for users of the Motif graphical user interface. Revised for Motif 1.2 and X11 Release 5.Topics include:

  • Starting the system and opening windows
  • Using the xterm terminal emulator and window managers
  • Most standard release clients, including programs for graphics, printing, font manipulation, window/display information, removing windows, as well as several "desktop" utilities
  • Customizing the window manager, keyboard, display, and certain basic features of any client program
  • Using and customizing the mwm window manager, for those using theOSF/Motif graphical interface
  • System administration tasks, such as managing fonts, starting X automatically, and using the display manager, xdm, to run X on single or multiple displays
Material covered in this second edition includes:
  • Overview of the X Color Management System (Xcms)
  • Creating your own Xcms color database
  • Tutorials for two "color editors": xcoloredit and xtici
  • Using the X font server
  • Tutorial for editres, a resource editor
  • Extensive coverage of the new implementations of bitmap and xmag
  • Overview of internationalization features
  • Features common to Motif 1.2 applications: tear-off menus and drag-and-drop
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