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-**Note:** 
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-On the current mainline (soon-to-be MINIX 3.3.0) X11 has not yet been updated, and thus is not yet available. 
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-The following documentation as gone stale. 
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 ====== Introduction to X ====== ====== Introduction to X ======
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 X (also called X11 or, formally, the X Window System) is the standard windowing system for most UNIX systems. X (also called X11 or, formally, the X Window System) is the standard windowing system for most UNIX systems.
-It is supported by MINIX 3, but not part of the basic distribution (due to its great size).+It is supported by MINIX 3 and is automatically installed with the official installation images.
  
-To use X, you must first fetch and install it. See [[.:installingbinarypackages|InstallingBinaryPackages]] for more information ​on how to install packages with //pkgin//.+The [[https://​www.netbsd.org/​docs/​guide/​en/​chap-x.html|NetBSD guide]] chapter ​on the X server mostly applies ​to MINIX 3, please refer to it for a more thorough overview.
  
-When installation is completed, be sure you are logged in as root and type:+===== Quick start ===== 
 + 
 +When logged-in as roottype:
  
 <​code>​ <​code>​
-xdm+startx
 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
-You will get a login screenJust log in with your MINIX 3 login name and password. The login screen will prevent ​you from logging-in if your password is empty.+You will get the default TWM environment from NetBSDOne of the ''​xterm''​ windows will be called ''​login'', ​you can quit X11 by closing it or using the command ''​exit''​.
  
-If you did not set the username and passwordthen see the [[.:​postinstallation|Post Installation]] or [[.:managinguseraccounts|Managing Users]] topics for information.+If the auto-detected X server settings are not satisfactoryrun the command: 
 + 
 +<​code>​ 
 +X -configure 
 +</​code>​
  
-After logging-in, the default window ​configuration ​will appearYou can modify the default using the .Xresources and .Xsession files, as described elsewhere in this handbook.+to generate a X11 configuration ​file named ''​xorg.conf.new''​ based on the automatically detected settingsMove it to ''/​etc/​X11/​xorg.conf''​ and edit it to suit your configuration.
  
-You can escape from the window ​by pressing CTRL+CImmediately type "​shutdown"​ to reboot ​and then start again after you added a user account. Otherwise the login window might keep trying to show itself even though you pressed CTRL+C.+To personalize ​the default environment created ​by ''​startx'',​ copy the shell script ''/​etc/​X11/​xinit/​xinitrc''​ to ''​~/​.xinitrc'' ​and modify it.
  
-===== After Starting ===== +Once X11 is sorted out, you may want to use another [[usersguide:​windowmanagers|window manager]].
-Once the window manager password box is satisfiedit will start an X11 desktop. Note that this is not a full featured Linux install. There is no big list of programs or anything like that. Just the desktop and some shell terminals. If you need more programs you will need to install them or build them+
  
 ===== Guides ===== ===== Guides =====
usersguide/introductiontox.txt · Last modified: 2017/05/22 08:09 by jeanbaptisteboric