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Oracle Solaris 11.1 Desktop Administrator's Guide     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Administering the Oracle Solaris Desktop

2.  Managing User Preferences With GConf

3.  Customizing Menus

4.  Installing Themes

5.  Customizing Fonts

6.  Working With MIME Types

7.  Managing Screensavers

8.  Managing Sessions

9.  Overview of the Yelp Help Browser

10.  Improving the Performance of the Oracle Solaris Desktop System

11.  Disabling Features in the Oracle Solaris Desktop System

12.  Working With the X Window System

X Window System Overview

Understanding the X Server Process

Working With X Servers

Working With X Clients

Configuring an X Server in Oracle Solaris

Working With Xorg Configuration Files

Working With SMF Configuration Properties

Working With HAL fdi Files

Accessing X11 Display

Providing Other User Accounts With Access to Your Display

Displaying a Client From a Remote Machine

Setting Up Remote Desktop Access Using VNC

How to Set Up VNC to Provide a Guest Graphical Login

How to Start VNC Manually

A.  Hidden Directories



X Window System Overview

The X Window System, commonly referred to as X, is a network-based graphical window system. The X Window System uses a client-server architecture. It enables multiple programs to share and access a common set of hardware. This hardware includes both input and display devices such as mouse, keyboards, video adapters, and monitors that are connected to the server.

The X Window System consists of X server and X clients. The X clients are application programs that do not have direct access to the display. They communicate with the X server which renders the display.

The X architecture allows clients and servers to work on the same system or on different systems with different architectures. The X architecture defines a stream protocol for clients-server communication. This protocol can be exposed over a network to allow clients to connect to a server on a different machine. Therefore, you can set up your system so that the X server is running on the laptop in front of you, and the display is generated by an X client that is running in a remote system.