Using X: Trouble-Shooting the X Window System, Motif, and Open Look

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  • by Eric F. Johnson & Kevin Reichard
  • ISBN: 978-1558282124
  • September 1992
  • This book is out of print but may be available from used
    and out of print book sellers


This book shows how to use, administer, manipulate, and program on X, Motif, and Open Look. It includes a special section on customizing window managers, a topic that can be quite confusing. It offers trouble shooting tips to help you get the most out of Unix and Linux desktops.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Section I: X Marks the Spot
  • Chapter 1: The Joys of X
  • Chapter 2: Starting and Stopping X
  • Chapter 3: Using Xterm
  • Section II: Conquering X
  • Chapter 4: Being in Two Places at One Time
  • Chapter 5: X Command-Line Parameters
  • Chapter 6: Customizing Applications with Resources
  • Chapter 7: Font Basics
  • Section III: Window Managers
  • Chapter 8: Using Window Managers
  • Chapter 9: Customizing the Motif Window Manager
  • Chapter 10: Customizing the Open Look Window Manager
  • Chapter 11: Customizing the Tab Window Manager
  • Section IV: Using X
  • Chapter 12: Changing Colors
  • Chapter 13: Running X Applications
  • Section V: Troubleshooting X
  • Chapter 14: Exploring Your X System
  • Chapter 15: Trying to Get What You See on the Screen
  • Chapter 16: Help! I've Fallen and I Can't Type Into My Program Window!
  • Chapter 17: Solving Common Problems
  • Section VI: Programming X
  • Chapter 18: Programming Motif and X Toolkits
  • Chapter 19: Decoding X Errors
  • Section VII: Administering X
  • Chapter 20: Installing X on Workstations and PCs
  • Chapter 21: Optimizing X Performance
  • Chapter 22: Configuring the X Display Manager
  • Chapter 23: Setting Up a User Account for X
  • Chapter 24: Compiling Contributed Software with Imake
  • Section VIII: Using Motif and Open Look
  • Chapter 25: Using Motif Applications
  • Chapter 26: X User Environments
  • Chapter 27: Using Open Look Applications
  • Chapter 28: Using the OpenWindows DeskSet
  • Appendix: For More Information
  • Index

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