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X Window Documentation

  Nicole Cremel CN/ASD

In order to give people who are not familiar with the ``X Window System'' a better idea, and as much practical knowledge as possible, of what this rather complex system (more concisely called X or X11) is, a new guide

Guide for the Usage of X at CERN (X Window System and X Terminals)

is now available. The main idea is that, as more and more users have to deal with this system (at different levels), due to the growing number of personal workstations and X terminals, we would like to try and answer all the basic and ``frequently asked'' questions that may arise, especially in the CERN environment.

Copies of this Guide can be found as follows:

as a PostScript file:
Anonymous ftp
as a PostScript file:
as a PostScript file in the ``Writeups at CERN'' page, at the URL:
Paper copies
take Document CN/UCO/173 at the self service shelves at the UCO ``Help desk'', Building 513.

Please note that, due to the large number of pictures (screen bitmaps), in order to print the PostScript file a printer with a fair amount of memory is needed. Otherwise you will have to split the file and suppress the pages (generally with pictures) which cause problems. For information, it is possible to print it at CERN (recto-verso, and good resolution) on the new HP printer which is publicly available and located in the printing area of building 513, with name 513-hp.

Janne Saarela
Fri May 19 16:03:15 METDST 1995