Linux X Documentation
There is so much documentation on X on your computer that it is necessary to devote a separate section to it. There are many protocols that support X and many Specifications and Manuals that describe them.
There is documentation in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/doc. Much of this documentation relates to video card support along with mouse support. Read the file README.Config.
Under the directory "/usr/doc" there are several X related packages, including XFree86-doc-3.3.5, XFree86-xfs-3.3.5, Xconfigurator-4.2.8, xfm-1.3.2, and many including X managers such as gnome. The directories XFree86-ISO8859-x-x.x.x describe international standards for managing characters for other languages. Chances are you won't need to worry about those files.
- BDF - Bitmap Distribution Format. An X Consortium standard for font exchange. Types of statements are STARTFONT, COMMENT, FONT, SIZE, FONTBOUNDINGBOX, STARTPROPERTIES, ENDPROPERTIES, CHARS, ENCODING, SWIDTH, DWIDTH, BBX, ATTRIBUTES, BITMAP, ENDFONT.
- CTEXT - Compound Text Encoding. A format for multiple character set data such as multi-lingual text.
- DPMX - X Display Power Management Signaling (DPMS) Extension. Provides X Protocol control over the VESA DPMS characteristics of video boards under control of the X window system.
- FSProtocol - X Font Service Protocol – Address multiple font formats across various platforms. I.E. Fonts stored on various computer may not match others.
- ICCM - Inter Client Communications Manual
- ICE - Inter-Client Exchange Protocol
- SM - Session Management Library – Provides a uniform mechanism for users to save and restore their sessions.
- XDMCP - X Display Manager Control protocol. Provides a uniform method for an autonomous display to request login service for a remote host.
- XIE - X Image Extension Protocol
- XIM - X Input Method Protocol. Protocol between IM library and IM (input method) Server for international text.
- XKB -
- XLFD - X Logical Font Description Conventions. Method to determine fonts available on a given server.