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1.1     ! veego       1:                      Release Notes for XFree86[tm] 4.0.2
        !             2:
        !             3:                           The XFree86 Project, Inc
        !             4:
        !             5:                               17 December 2000
        !             6:
        !             7:                                   Abstract
        !             8:
        !             9:      This document contains some information about the features present
        !            10:      in XFree86 4.0.2 and their status.
        !            11:
        !            12: 1.  Introduction to the 4.x Release Series
        !            13:
        !            14: XFree86 4.0 was the first official release of the new XFree86 4 series.  The
        !            15: current release (4.0.2) is the latest in that series.  XFree86 4 represents a
        !            16: significant redesign of the XFree86 X server.  Not all of the hardware
        !            17: drivers from 3.3.x have been ported to 4.x yet, but conversely, 4.x has some
        !            18: hardware support not present in 3.3.x.  Our Driver Status document summarizes
        !            19: how the hardware driver support compares between 3.3.6 and 4.0.2.  Please
        !            20: check there first before downloading  4.0.2.
        !            21:
        !            22: The 4.0.1 release introduced a new graphical configuration tool, "xf86cfg",
        !            23: and a text mode interface was added to it for the 4.0.2 release.  It is work
        !            24: in progress, but definitely worth trying out.  The trusty old text-based tool
        !            25: "xf86config" can also be used for generating X server config files.  In addi-
        !            26: tion to these tools, we've been working on a configuration tool that is
        !            27: built-in to the X server.  It is included in the release, and it works well
        !            28: for some hardware.  To try it out, just run (as root) "XFree86 -configure".
        !            29: Each of these configuration options will give you a reasonable starting point
        !            30: for a suitable configuration file.  We've put some effort into documenting
        !            31: the 4.0.2 config file format, and you can find that information in the
        !            32: XF86Config manual page. Check that, the driver manual pages and the related
        !            33: documentation for further information.
        !            34:
        !            35: Before you go to download and install the binary distributions for this
        !            36: release, please have a quick read through the Installation Document.  It may
        !            37: save you some time and help you figure out which of the binary releases you
        !            38: need.
        !            39:
        !            40: The next section describes what is new in the latest version (4.0.2).  The
        !            41: other sections below describe some of the new features and changes between
        !            42: 3.3.x and 4.0.  There are lot's of new features, and we definitely don't have
        !            43: enough space to cover them all here.
        !            44:
        !            45: 2.  Summary of new features in 4.0.2.
        !            46:
        !            47: 2.1  X server
        !            48:
        !            49:    o Darwin/Mac OS X is now supported and the X server runs on PowerPC.  The
        !            50:      X server for this platform is called "Xdarwin", and its installation and
        !            51:      configuration is different from the "XFree86" server used on other plat-
        !            52:      forms.  Please read the XFree86 on Darwin and Mac OS X document for fur-
        !            53:      ther information.
        !            54:
        !            55:    o Mesa has been updated to the 3.4 stable release.
        !            56:
        !            57:    o A driver for ATI Radeon adapters has been added.
        !            58:
        !            59:    o ATI driver support for multi-head configurations and non-Intel platforms
        !            60:      has been improved.
        !            61:
        !            62:    o The ATI driver has been changed to invoke the appropriate driver for any
        !            63:      Rage 128 and Radeon adapters that it finds in the system.
        !            64:
        !            65:    o A driver (i128) for Number Nine chipsets has been added.
        !            66:
        !            67:    o A driver (savage) for S3 Savage chipsets has been added.
        !            68:
        !            69:    o A driver (siliconmotion) for some Silicon Motion chipsets has been
        !            70:      added.
        !            71:
        !            72:    o The driver (ark) for Ark Logic chips has been ported to 4.x.
        !            73:
        !            74:    o A VESA driver has been added.
        !            75:
        !            76:    o A driver for SGI newport cards has been added (Linux/mips).
        !            77:
        !            78:    o The trident driver has lots of fixes to the CyberBlade/Blade support,
        !            79:      XVideo support for the Image/Blade series (although scaling doesn't work
        !            80:      yet on the Image series).
        !            81:
        !            82:    o The s3virge driver has stabilized ViRGE GX2 support, includes ViRGE DX
        !            83:      and ViRGE support for XVideo YUV images, and various fixes.
        !            84:
        !            85:    o The 3Dlabs (glint) driver now has Permedia3 support.
        !            86:
        !            87:    o The SiS driver has had many updates, and XVideo support for the 630 is
        !            88:      included.
        !            89:
        !            90:    o The NVIDIA (nv) driver has been updated to include support for the
        !            91:      GeForce2, and line acceleration has been added.  Also, DDC support has
        !            92:      been improved, and support added for Alpha platforms (dense only).
        !            93:
        !            94:    o The neomagic driver has had various bug fixes and extended acceleration
        !            95:      support.  DGA support has also been added.
        !            96:
        !            97:    o The Chips and Technologies driver (chips) has initial support for the
        !            98:      69030.
        !            99:
        !           100:    o The tseng driver has multi-head fixes and DGA support has been added.
        !           101:
        !           102:    o Most video drivers have been converted to use the integrated "fb" frame-
        !           103:      buffer code instead of the old "cfb" code.
        !           104:
        !           105:    o DRI support has been updated for the Rage 128, 3Dfx Voodoo3 and Voodoo5,
        !           106:      Intel i810/i815 and Matrox G400.  DRI support for SiS and Sun Creator3D
        !           107:      is available.  The DRI is now also available on Alpha platforms.
        !           108:
        !           109:    o An input driver (citron) for Citron Infrared Touch devices has been
        !           110:      added.
        !           111:
        !           112:    o An input driver (penmount) for PenMount devices has been added.
        !           113:
        !           114:    o An input driver (digitaledge) for DigitalEdge devices has been added.
        !           115:
        !           116:    o Big endian problems in Xinerama have been fixed.
        !           117:
        !           118:    o The new "render" extension has been added (see below (section 4.11, page
        !           119:      1)).  The design has been extended in the following ways:
        !           120:
        !           121:         o A new FillRectangles request was added.
        !           122:
        !           123:         o The 'mask' operand was changed to allow per-channel alphas.
        !           124:
        !           125:      Server implementation:
        !           126:
        !           127:         o Implemented remaining code for client clip lists.
        !           128:
        !           129:         o Fixed plenty of bugs related to text rendering.
        !           130:
        !           131:         o Complete compositing code, except for separate alpha.
        !           132:
        !           133:      Todo:
        !           134:
        !           135:         o Polygons
        !           136:
        !           137:         o Image scaling
        !           138:
        !           139:         o Separate alpha channels
        !           140:
        !           141:         o Support for visuals other than TrueColor.
        !           142:
        !           143:      Drivers with render extension support include: i128, glint, ati (r128
        !           144:      and radeon), chips, cirrus, mga, neomagic, nv, tdfx, trident, tseng,
        !           145:      vesa, s3virge.
        !           146:
        !           147:      Acceleration for the render extension:
        !           148:
        !           149:         o XAA infrastructure for acceleration.
        !           150:
        !           151:         o Experimental MGA acceleration using XAA
        !           152:
        !           153:         o kdrive (TinyX) infrastructure
        !           154:
        !           155:         o Experimental TinyX Trident 9525DVD acceleration
        !           156:
        !           157:      Xft library:
        !           158:
        !           159:         o New font naming/access library.
        !           160:
        !           161:         o Abstraction for core/Render text.
        !           162:
        !           163:         o Uses FreeType2 rasterizer.
        !           164:
        !           165:         o Allows anti-aliased/subpixel sampled text.
        !           166:
        !           167:         o Gracefully falls back to core rendering.
        !           168:
        !           169:         o Complicated font matching mechanism.
        !           170:
        !           171:         o Uses server DPI to convert point sizes to pixel sizes, even for
        !           172:           core fonts.
        !           173:
        !           174:      xterm:
        !           175:
        !           176:         o Can use Xft, by default uses core fonts.
        !           177:
        !           178:         o Uses new options '-fa' for family name and '-fs' for font size (in
        !           179:           points).
        !           180:
        !           181:      x11perf:
        !           182:
        !           183:         o Add tests for anti-aliased, subpixel sampled and aliased fonts
        !           184:           using the Xft library.
        !           185:
        !           186:      xditview:
        !           187:
        !           188:         o When the Xft library is build, uses Xft for all font access.
        !           189:
        !           190:      Qt, Gtk, twm:
        !           191:
        !           192:         o Qt changes available here <URL:http://XFree86.org/~keithp/down-
        !           193:           load/qtkernel.tar.bz2>.
        !           194:
        !           195:         o Gtk changes in process.
        !           196:
        !           197:         o twm hacks should never see the light of day.
        !           198:
        !           199:    o xf86cfg, a new graphical configuration tool for XFree86 4.x, and can be
        !           200:      used to either write the initial configuration or make customisations to
        !           201:      the current configuration.  xf86cfg is a work in progress, and allows
        !           202:      configuration of:
        !           203:
        !           204:         o Specific setup of monitors, cards, keyboards and mice, as well as
        !           205:           adding or removing them.
        !           206:
        !           207:         o Server layout setup, allowing complex configuration of physical
        !           208:           monitor positions, default color depth and/or rotated monitors.
        !           209:
        !           210:         o Mode line editor that can be used to configure multiple monitors,
        !           211:           and allows adding a modeline specific to a monitor directly to the
        !           212:           configuration file.
        !           213:
        !           214:         o AccessX configuration interface, that provides an interface to easy
        !           215:           setup of most AccessX options, including:
        !           216:
        !           217:              o Timeout to reset controls.
        !           218:
        !           219:              o StickyKeys, for people with disabilities that cannot press two
        !           220:                keys at the same time.
        !           221:
        !           222:              o MouseKeys, mouse control only with the keyboard.
        !           223:
        !           224:              o RepeatKeys, repeat rate and repeat delay.
        !           225:
        !           226:              o SlowKeys, to avoid pressing keys accidentally, they're only
        !           227:                accepted if pressed for some specific amount of time.
        !           228:
        !           229:              o BounceKeys, helps avoiding multiple key presses by only
        !           230:                accepting a key if it is pressed only once and not pressed
        !           231:                again in a specific amount of time.
        !           232:
        !           233:      New configuration options are being worked on, as well as correcting
        !           234:      some of the bugs in the current options.  A protocol for plugging in
        !           235:      external modules is also planned.
        !           236:
        !           237: 2.2  X libraries and clients.
        !           238:
        !           239:    o Significant updates to the internationalisation support in Xlib (see
        !           240:      below (section 2.3, page 1)).
        !           241:
        !           242:    o Some xfs updates, including font path verification, and new options.
        !           243:
        !           244:    o XTerm updates.
        !           245:
        !           246:    o New "xvinfo" client for querying the XVideo extension.
        !           247:
        !           248: 2.3  Fonts and Internationalisation
        !           249:
        !           250:    o Many of the "misc" bdf fonts have been updated and extended, and a wider
        !           251:      range of ISO-8859 subsets have been added.  These are now auto-generated
        !           252:      from ISO-10646 encoded master fonts.
        !           253:
        !           254:    o The ClearlyU ISO-10646 encoded fonts have been updated.
        !           255:
        !           256:    o Functions to read keyboard input in locale independent UTF-8 encoding
        !           257:      have been added to libX11: Xutf8LookupString, Xutf8ResetIC.
        !           258:
        !           259:    o Functions to output strings in locale independent UTF-8 encoding have
        !           260:      been added to libX11: Xutf8DrawString, Xutf8DrawImageString, Xutf8Tex-
        !           261:      tEscapement, Xutf8TextExtents, Xutf8TextPerCharExtents, Xutf8DrawText.
        !           262:
        !           263:    o Functions to convert between Compound Text or locale dependent encoding
        !           264:      and UTF-8 have been added to libX11: Xutf8TextListToTextProperty,
        !           265:      Xutf8TextPropertyToTextList. The converter between Compound Text and
        !           266:      UTF-8 in Xlib has been improved; a round-trip conversion now correctly
        !           267:      converts all graphic Unicode characters back and forth.
        !           268:
        !           269:    o libXaw now offers selected text using both selection targets,
        !           270:      UTF8_STRING and COMPOUND_TEXT.
        !           271:
        !           272:    o Locales with UTF-8 encodings are now supported; but the UTF-8 displaying
        !           273:      facilities are not adequate yet.
        !           274:
        !           275:    o XKB keyboard definitions have been added and updated for some countries.
        !           276:
        !           277: 2.4  Platforms
        !           278:
        !           279:    o Darwin/Mac OS X.
        !           280:
        !           281:    o Greatly improved IA-64 support.
        !           282:
        !           283:    o Improved Linux/mips support.
        !           284:
        !           285:    o Support has been added for more Alpha platforms under Linux.  This now
        !           286:      includes all platforms that require sparse memory mapping.
        !           287:
        !           288: 3.  Drivers
        !           289:
        !           290: 3.1  Video Drivers
        !           291:
        !           292: XFree86 4.0.2 includes the following video drivers:
        !           293:
        !           294: +--------------+--------------------------+----------------------------------+
        !           295: |Driver Name   | Description              | Further Information              |
        !           296: +--------------+--------------------------+----------------------------------+
        !           297: |apm           | Alliance Pro Motion      | README.apm                       |
        !           298: |ark           | Ark Logic                |                                  |
        !           299: |ati           | ATI                      | README.ati, README.r128, r128(4) |
        !           300: |chips         | Chips & Technologies     | README.chips, chips(4)           |
        !           301: |cirrus        | Cirrus Logic             |                                  |
        !           302: |cyrix (*)     | Cyrix MediaGX            | README.cyrix                     |
        !           303: |fbdev         | Linux fbdev              | fbdev(4)                         |
        !           304: |glide         | Glide2x (3Dfx)           | glide(4)                         |
        !           305: |glint         | 3Dlabs, TI               | glint(4)                         |
        !           306: |i128          | Number Nine              | README.I128, i128(4)             |
        !           307: |i740          | Intel i740               | README.i740                      |
        !           308: |i810          | Intel i810               | README.i810, i810(4)             |
        !           309: |imstt         | Integrated Micro Solns   |                                  |
        !           310: |mga           | Matrox                   | mga(4)                           |
        !           311: |neomagic      | NeoMagic                 | neomagic(4)                      |
        !           312: |newport (-)   | SGI Newport              | README.newport, newport(4)       |
        !           313: |nv            | NVIDIA                   | nv(4)                            |
        !           314: |rendition     | Rendition                | README.rendition, rendition(4)   |
        !           315: |s3virge       | S3 ViRGE                 | README.s3virge, s3virge(4)       |
        !           316: |savage        | S3 Savage                | savage(4)                        |
        !           317: |siliconmotion | Silicon Motion           | siliconmotion(4)                 |
        !           318: |sis           | SiS                      | README.SiS                       |
        !           319: |sunbw2 (+)    | Sun bw2                  |                                  |
        !           320: |suncg14 (+)   | Sun cg14                 |                                  |
        !           321: |suncg3 (+)    | Sun cg3                  |                                  |
        !           322: |suncg6 (+)    | Sun GX and Turbo GX      |                                  |
        !           323: |sunffb (+)    | Sun Creator/3D, Elite 3D |                                  |
        !           324: |sunleo (+)    | Sun Leo (ZX)             |                                  |
        !           325: |suntcx (+)    | Sun TCX                  |                                  |
        !           326: |tdfx          | 3Dfx                     |                                  |
        !           327: |tga           | DEC TGA                  | README.DECtga                    |
        !           328: |trident       | Trident                  | trident(4)                       |
        !           329: |tseng         | Tseng Labs               |                                  |
        !           330: |vesa          | VESA                     | vesa(4)                          |
        !           331: |vga           | Generic VGA              | vga(4)                           |
        !           332: +--------------+--------------------------+----------------------------------+
        !           333:
        !           334: Drivers marked with (*) are present in a preliminary form in this release,
        !           335: but are not complete and/or stable yet.
        !           336:
        !           337: Drivers marked with (+) are for Linux/Sparc only.
        !           338:
        !           339: Drivers marked with (-) are for Linux/mips only.
        !           340:
        !           341: Darwin/Mac OS X uses IOKit drivers and does not use the module loader drivers
        !           342: listed above. Further information can be found in README.Darwin.
        !           343:
        !           344: XFree86 4.0.2 includes the following input drivers:
        !           345:
        !           346: 3.2  Input Drivers
        !           347:
        !           348:           +------------+--------------------+---------------------+
        !           349:           |Driver Name | Description        | Further Information |
        !           350:           +------------+--------------------+---------------------+
        !           351:           |acecad      | AceCad             |                     |
        !           352:           |citron      | Citron             | citron(4)           |
        !           353:           |digitaledge | DigitalEdge        |                     |
        !           354:           |dynapro     | Dynapro            |                     |
        !           355:           |elographics | EloGraphics        |                     |
        !           356:           |keyboard    | generic keyboards  | keyboard(4)         |
        !           357:           |microtouch  | MicroTouch         |                     |
        !           358:           |mouse       | most mouse devices | mouse(4)            |
        !           359:           |mutouch     | MicroTouch         |                     |
        !           360:           |penmount    | PenMount           |                     |
        !           361:           |spaceorb    | SpaceOrb           |                     |
        !           362:           |summa       | SummaGraphics      |                     |
        !           363:           |void        | dummy device       | void(4)             |
        !           364:           |wacom       | Wacom tablets      | wacom(4)            |
        !           365:           +------------+--------------------+---------------------+
        !           366:
        !           367: 4.  Summary of XFree86 4.
        !           368:
        !           369: Unlike XFree86 3.3.x where there are multiple X server binaries, each of
        !           370: which drive different hardware, XFree86 4.0.2 has a single X server binary
        !           371: called XFree86.  This binary can either have one or more video drivers linked
        !           372: in statically, or, more usually, dynamically load the video drivers and other
        !           373: modules that are needed.
        !           374:
        !           375: XFree86 4.0.2 has X server support for most UNIX(R) and UNIX-like operating
        !           376: systems on Intel/x86 platforms, plus support for Linux on Alpha, PowerPC,
        !           377: IA-64, Sparc, and Mips platforms, and for Darwin on PowerPC.  Work on support
        !           378: for additional architectures and operating systems is in progress, and is
        !           379: planned for future releases.
        !           380:
        !           381: 4.1  Loader and Modules
        !           382:
        !           383: The XFree86 X server has a built-in run-time loader, donated by Metro Link
        !           384: <URL:http://www.metrolink.com>.  This loader can load normal object files and
        !           385: libraries in most of the commonly used formats.  Since the loader doesn't
        !           386: rely on an operating system's native dynamic loader support, it works on
        !           387: platforms that don't provide this feature, and makes it possible for the mod-
        !           388: ules to be operating system independent (although not, of course, independent
        !           389: of CPU architecture).  This means that a module compiled on Linux/x86 can be
        !           390: loaded by an X server running on Solaris/x86, or FreeBSD, or even OS/2.
        !           391:
        !           392: One of the main benefits of this loader is that when modules are updated,
        !           393: they do not need to be recompiled for every different operating system.  In
        !           394: the future we plan to take advantage of this to provide more frequent driver
        !           395: module updates in between major releases.
        !           396:
        !           397: The loader in version 4.0.2 has support for Intel (x86), Alpha and PowerPC
        !           398: platforms.  It also has preliminary support for Sparc platforms.
        !           399:
        !           400: The X server makes use of modules for video drivers, X server extensions,
        !           401: font rasterisers, input device drivers, framebuffer layers (like mfb, cfb,
        !           402: etc), and internal components used by some drivers (like XAA),
        !           403:
        !           404: The module interfaces (API and ABI) used in this release is still subject to
        !           405: change without notice.  While we will attempt to provide backward compatibil-
        !           406: ity for the module interfaces as of the 4.0 release (meaning that 4.0 modules
        !           407: will work with future core X server binaries), we cannot guarantee this.
        !           408:
        !           409: Note about module security
        !           410:
        !           411:      The XFree86 X server runs with root privileges, i.e.  the X server
        !           412:      loadable modules also run with these privileges.  For this reason
        !           413:      we recommend that all users be careful to only use loadable modules
        !           414:      from reliable sources,  otherwise the introduction of viruses and
        !           415:      contaminated code can occur and wreak havoc on your system.  We
        !           416:      hope to have a mechanism for signing/verifying the modules that we
        !           417:      provide available in a future release.
        !           418:
        !           419: 4.2  Configuration File
        !           420:
        !           421: The X server configuration file format has been extended to handle some of
        !           422: the new functionality.  The xf86config utility can be used to generate a
        !           423: basic config file, that may require some manual editing.  The X server also
        !           424: has preliminary support for generating a basic config file.  This is done by
        !           425: running (as root) "XFree86 -configure".  Alternatively, the sample config
        !           426: file XF86Config.eg that is installed in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 may be used as a
        !           427: starting point.  The XF86Setup utility is currently not usable, but work is
        !           428: continuing in this area.
        !           429:
        !           430: The main changes are covered here, but please refer to the XF86Config manual
        !           431: page for more comprehensive information:
        !           432:
        !           433:    o The Module section is used to load server extension modules and font
        !           434:      modules, but not XInput drivers.  The .so suffix should no longer be
        !           435:      specified with module names.  Options may be supplied for modules by
        !           436:      loading the module via a SubSection instead of the usual Load keyword.
        !           437:      The bitmap module is the only font module that is loaded by default.  No
        !           438:      server extensions are loaded by default, but some are built-in to the
        !           439:      server.  It is strongly recommended that the extension module containing
        !           440:      a range of small miscellaneous extensions (extmod) be loaded because
        !           441:      some commonly used things won't work correctly without it.  The follow-
        !           442:      ing example shows how to load all the server extensions plus the Type1
        !           443:      and TrueType fonts support, and a commented example that shows how to
        !           444:      pass options to an extension (this one is for loading the misc exten-
        !           445:      sions (extmod) with the XFree86-VidModeExtension disabled):
        !           446:
        !           447:                Section "Module"
        !           448:
        !           449:                    Load "dbe"
        !           450:                    Load "record"
        !           451:                    Load "glx"
        !           452:                    Load "pex5"
        !           453:                    Load "xie"
        !           454:                    Load "extmod"
        !           455:
        !           456:                    Load "type1"
        !           457:                    Load "freetype"
        !           458:
        !           459:                  # SubSection "extmod"
        !           460:                  #     Option "Omit XFree86-VidModeExtension"
        !           461:                  # EndSubSection
        !           462:
        !           463:                EndSection
        !           464:
        !           465:    o Option flags have been extended and are now used more widely in the con-
        !           466:      fig file.  Options flags come in two main types.  The first type is
        !           467:      exactly like the old form:
        !           468:
        !           469:                    Option "name"
        !           470:
        !           471:      where the option just has a name specified.  The name is case insensi-
        !           472:      tive, and white space and underscore characters are ignored.  The second
        !           473:      type consists of a name and a value:
        !           474:
        !           475:                    Option "name" "value"
        !           476:
        !           477:      The value is passed transparently as a string to the code that uses the
        !           478:      option.  Common value formats are integer, boolean, real, string and
        !           479:      frequency.  The following boolean option values are recognised as mean-
        !           480:      ing TRUE: "true", "yes", "on", "1", and no value.  The values recognised
        !           481:      as FALSE are "false", "no", "off", "0".  In addition to this, "no" may
        !           482:      be prepended to the name of a boolean option to indicate that it is
        !           483:      false.  Frequency options can have the strings Hz, kHz, or MHz appended
        !           484:      to the numerical value specified.
        !           485:
        !           486:      Note: the value must always be enclosed in double quotes ("), even when
        !           487:      it is numerical.
        !           488:
        !           489:    o The ServerFlags section now accepts its parameters as Options instead of
        !           490:      as special keywords.  The older keyword format is still recognised for
        !           491:      compatibility purposes, but is deprecated and support for it will likely
        !           492:      be dropped in a future release.  The DPMS and screen save timeout values
        !           493:      are now specified in the ServerFlags section rather than elsewhere
        !           494:      (because they are global parameters, not screen-specific).  This example
        !           495:      shows the defaults for these:
        !           496:
        !           497:                    Option "blank time"    "10"
        !           498:                    Option "standby time"  "20"
        !           499:                    Option "suspend time"  "30"
        !           500:                    Option "off time"      "40"
        !           501:
        !           502:    o The Keyboard, Pointer and XInput sections have been replaced by a more
        !           503:      general InputDevice section.  The old Keyboard and Pointer sections are
        !           504:      still recognised for compatibility purposes, but they are discommended
        !           505:      and support for them may be dropped in future releases.  The old XInput
        !           506:      sections are no longer recognised.  The keywords from the old sections
        !           507:      are expressed as Options in the InputDevice sections.  The following
        !           508:      example shows typical InputDevice sections for the core mouse and key-
        !           509:      board.
        !           510:
        !           511:                Section "InputDevice"
        !           512:                    Identifier  "Keyboard 1"
        !           513:                    Driver      "keyboard"
        !           514:                    Option      "AutoRepeat" "500 5"
        !           515:                    Option      "XkbModel"   "pc104"
        !           516:                    Option      "XkbLayout"  "us"
        !           517:                EndSection
        !           518:
        !           519:                Section "InputDevice"
        !           520:                    Identifier  "Mouse 1"
        !           521:                    Driver      "mouse"
        !           522:                    Option      "Protocol"   "PS/2"
        !           523:                    Option      "Device"     "/dev/mouse"
        !           524:                    Option     "SampleRate" "80"
        !           525:                EndSection
        !           526:
        !           527:    o The Monitor section is mostly unchanged.  The main difference is that a
        !           528:      set of VESA modes is defined internally in the server, and so for most
        !           529:      monitors, it isn't necessary to specify any modes explicitly in the Mon-
        !           530:      itor section.  There is also a new Modes section that can be used to
        !           531:      define a set of modes separately from the Monitor section, and the Moni-
        !           532:      tor section may "include" them with the "UseModes" keyword.  The Monitor
        !           533:      section may also include Options.  Options that are monitor-specific,
        !           534:      like the "DPMS" and "Sync on Green" options are best specified in the
        !           535:      Monitor sections.
        !           536:
        !           537:    o The Device sections are mostly unchanged.  The main difference is the
        !           538:      new (and mandatory) Driver keyword that specifies which video driver
        !           539:      should be loaded to drive the video card.  Another difference is the
        !           540:      BusID keyword that is used to specify which of possibly multiple video
        !           541:      cards the Device section is for.  The following is an example for a
        !           542:      Matrox card:
        !           543:
        !           544:                Section "Device"
        !           545:                    Identifier "MGA 1"
        !           546:                    Driver     "mga"
        !           547:                    BusID      "PCI:1:0:0"
        !           548:                EndSection
        !           549:
        !           550:    o The Screen sections are mostly unchanged.  The old Driver keyword is no
        !           551:      longer used, and a mandatory Identifier keyword has been added.  The
        !           552:      DefaultColorDepth keyword has been renamed to DefaultDepth.
        !           553:
        !           554:    o A new section called ServerLayout has been added to allow the layout of
        !           555:      the screens and the selection of input devices to be specified.  The
        !           556:      ServerLayout sections may also include options that are normally found
        !           557:      in the ServerFlags section.  Multiple ServerLayout sections may be pre-
        !           558:      sent, and selected from the command line.  The following example shows a
        !           559:      ServerLayout section for a dual-headed configuration with two Matrox
        !           560:      cards, and two mice:
        !           561:
        !           562:                Section "ServerLayout"
        !           563:                    Identifier  "Layout 1"
        !           564:                    Screen      "MGA 1"
        !           565:                    Screen      "MGA 2" RightOf "MGA 1"
        !           566:                    InputDevice "Keyboard 1" "CoreKeyboard"
        !           567:                    InputDevice "Mouse 1"    "CorePointer"
        !           568:                    InputDevice "Mouse 2"    "SendCoreEvents"
        !           569:                    Option      "BlankTime"  "5"
        !           570:                EndSection
        !           571:
        !           572:      See the XF86Config man page for a more detailed explanation of the for-
        !           573:      mat of the new ServerLayout section.
        !           574:
        !           575: The config file search patch has been extended, with the directories /etc/X11
        !           576: and /usr/X11R6/etc/X11 being added.  The full search path details are docu-
        !           577: mented in the XF86Config manual page.
        !           578:
        !           579: 4.3  Command Line Options
        !           580:
        !           581: The following new X server command line options have been added:
        !           582:
        !           583:      -depth n
        !           584:
        !           585:           This specifies the colour depth that the server is run-
        !           586:           ning at.  The default is 8 for most drivers.  Most
        !           587:           drivers support the values 8, 15, 16 and 24.  Some
        !           588:           drivers also support the values 1 and 4.  Some drivers
        !           589:           may also support other depths.  Note that the depth is
        !           590:           different from the ``bpp'' that was specified with previ-
        !           591:           ous versions.  The depth is the number of bits in each
        !           592:           pixel that are significant in determining the pixel's
        !           593:           value.  The bpp is the total size occupied by each pixel,
        !           594:           including bits that are not used.  The old -bpp option is
        !           595:           no longer recognised because it isn't a good way of spec-
        !           596:           ifying the server behaviour.
        !           597:
        !           598:      -fbbpp n
        !           599:
        !           600:           This specifies the bpp format to use for the framebuffer.
        !           601:           This may be used in 24-bit mode to force a framebuffer
        !           602:           format that is different from what the driver chooses by
        !           603:           default.  In most cases there should be no need to use
        !           604:           this option.
        !           605:
        !           606:      -pixmap24
        !           607:
        !           608:           This specifies that the client-side pixmap format should
        !           609:           be the packed 24-bit format that was often used by the
        !           610:           3.3.x servers.  The default is the more common 32-bit
        !           611:           format.  There should normally be no need to use this
        !           612:           option.
        !           613:
        !           614:      -pixmap32
        !           615:
        !           616:           This specifies that the client-side pixmap format should
        !           617:           be the sparse 32-bit format.  This is the default, so
        !           618:           there should normally be no need to use this option.
        !           619:
        !           620:      -layout name
        !           621:
        !           622:           This specifies which ServerLayout section in the config
        !           623:           file to use.  When this option is not specified, the
        !           624:           first ServerLayout section is used.  When there is no
        !           625:           ServerLayout section, the first Screen section is used.
        !           626:
        !           627:      -screen name
        !           628:
        !           629:           This specifies which Screen section in the config file to
        !           630:           use.  When this option is not specified, the first
        !           631:           ServerLayout section is used.  When there is no Server-
        !           632:           Layout section, the first Screen section is used.
        !           633:
        !           634:      -keyboard name
        !           635:
        !           636:           This specifies which InputDevice section in the config
        !           637:           file to use for the core keyboard.  This option may be
        !           638:           used in conjunction with the -screen option.
        !           639:
        !           640:      -pointer name
        !           641:
        !           642:           This specifies which InputDevice section in the config
        !           643:           file to use for the core pointer.  This option may be
        !           644:           used in conjunction with the -screen option.
        !           645:
        !           646:      -modulepath path
        !           647:
        !           648:           This specifies the module search path.  The path should
        !           649:           be a comma-separated list of absolute directory paths to
        !           650:           search for server modules.  When specified here, it over-
        !           651:           rides the value specified in the config file.  This
        !           652:           option is only available when the server is started by
        !           653:           the root user.
        !           654:
        !           655:      -logfile file
        !           656:
        !           657:           This specifies the log file name.  When specified here,
        !           658:           it overrides the default value.  This option is only
        !           659:           available when the server is started by the root user.
        !           660:
        !           661:      -scanpci
        !           662:
        !           663:           This specifies that the scanpci module should be loaded
        !           664:           and executed.  This does a scan of the PCI bus.
        !           665:
        !           666:      -logverbose [n]
        !           667:
        !           668:           This options specifies the verbosity level to use for the
        !           669:           log file.  The default is 3.
        !           670:
        !           671: The following X server command line options have been changed since 3.3.x:
        !           672:
        !           673:      -verbose [n]
        !           674:
        !           675:           This option specifies the verbosity level to use for the
        !           676:           server messages that get written to stderr.  It may be
        !           677:           specified multiple times to increase the verbosity level
        !           678:           (as with 3.3.x), or the verbosity level may be specified
        !           679:           explicitly as a number.  The default verbosity level is
        !           680:           1.
        !           681:
        !           682:      -xf86config filename
        !           683:
        !           684:           This option has been extended to allow non-root users to
        !           685:           specify a relative config file name.  The config file
        !           686:           search path will be used to locate the file in this case.
        !           687:           This makes it possible for users to choose from multiple
        !           688:           config files that the the sysadmin has provided.
        !           689:
        !           690: 4.4  XAA
        !           691:
        !           692: The XFree86 Acceleration Architecture (XAA) has been completely rewritten
        !           693: from scratch for XFree86 4.x.  Most drivers implement acceleration by making
        !           694: use of the XAA module.
        !           695:
        !           696: 4.5  Multi-head
        !           697:
        !           698: Some multi-head configurations are supported in XFree86 4.x, primarily with
        !           699: multiple PCI/AGP cards.  However, this is an area that is still being worked
        !           700: on, and we expect that the range of configurations for which it works well
        !           701: will increase in future releases.  A configuration that is known to work well
        !           702: in most cases is multiple (supported) Matrox cards.
        !           703:
        !           704: One of the main problems is with drivers not sufficiently initialising cards
        !           705: that were not initialised at boot time.  This has been improved somewhat with
        !           706: the INT10 support that is used by most drivers (which allows secondary card
        !           707: to be "soft-booted", but in some cases there are other issues that still need
        !           708: to be resolved.  Some combinations can be made to work better by changing
        !           709: which card is the primary card (either by using a different PCI slot, or by
        !           710: changing the system BIOS's preference for the primary card).
        !           711:
        !           712: 4.6  Xinerama
        !           713:
        !           714: Xinerama is an X server extension that allows multiple physical screens to
        !           715: behave as a single screen.  With traditional multi-head in X11, windows can-
        !           716: not span or cross physical screens.  Xinerama removes this limitation.  Xin-
        !           717: erama does, however, require that the physical screens all have the same root
        !           718: depth, so it isn't possible, for example, to use an 8-bit screen together
        !           719: with a 16-bit screen in Xinerama mode.
        !           720:
        !           721: Xinerama is not enabled by default, and can be enabled with the +xinerama
        !           722: command line option for the X server.
        !           723:
        !           724: Xinerama was included with X11R6.4.  The version included in XFree86 4.x was
        !           725: completely rewritten for improved performance and correctness.
        !           726:
        !           727: Known problems:
        !           728:
        !           729:    o Most window managers are not Xinerama-aware, and so some operations like
        !           730:      window placement and resizing might not behave in an ideal way.  This is
        !           731:      an issue that needs to be dealt with in the individual window managers,
        !           732:      and isn't specifically an XFree86 problem.
        !           733:
        !           734: 4.7  DGA version 2
        !           735:
        !           736: DGA 2.0 is included in 4.0.2, but is not implemented by all drivers.  Prelim-
        !           737: inary documentation for the client libraries can be found in the README.DGA
        !           738: document.  A good degree of backwards compatibility with version 1.0 is pro-
        !           739: vided.
        !           740:
        !           741: 4.8  DDC
        !           742:
        !           743: The VESA(R) Display Data Channel (DDC[tm]) standard allows the monitor to
        !           744: tell the video card (or on some cases the computer directly) about itself;
        !           745: particularly the supported screen resolutions and refresh rates.
        !           746:
        !           747: Partial or complete DDC support is available in most of the video drivers.
        !           748: DDC is enabled by default, but can be disabled with a "Device" section entry:
        !           749: Option "NoDDC".  We have support for DDC versions 1 and 2; these can be dis-
        !           750: abled independently with Option "NoDDC1" and Option "NoDDC2".
        !           751:
        !           752: At startup the server prints out DDC information from the display, but it
        !           753: does not yet use it the determine modelines.  For some drivers, the X
        !           754: server's new -configure option uses the DDC information when generating the
        !           755: config file.
        !           756:
        !           757: Changed behavior caused by DDC. Several drivers uses DDC information to set
        !           758: the screen size and pitch.  This can be overridden by explicitly resetting it
        !           759: to the and non-DDC default value 75 with the -dpi 75 command line option for
        !           760: the X server, or by specifying appropriate screen dimensions with the "Dis-
        !           761: playSize" keyword in the "Monitor" section of the config file.
        !           762:
        !           763: 4.9  GLX and the Direct Rendering Infrastructure (DRI)
        !           764:
        !           765: Precision Insight <URL:http://www.precisioninsight.com> (now part of the Pro-
        !           766: fessional Services group at VA Linux Systems <URL:http://www.valinux.com>)
        !           767: was provided with funding and support from Red Hat <URL:http://www.red-
        !           768: hat.com>, SGI <URL:http://www.sgi.com>, 3Dfx <URL:http://www.3dfx.com>, Intel
        !           769: <URL:http://www.intel.com>, ATI <URL:http://www.ati.com>, and Matrox
        !           770: <URL:http://www.matrox.com> to integrate the GLX extension for 3D rendering
        !           771: in an X11 window.  The 3D core rendering component is the Mesa
        !           772: <URL:http://www.mesa3d.org> library.  SGI has released the sources to the GLX
        !           773: extension framework under an open license, which essentially provides the
        !           774: glue between the 3D library and this windowing system.  Precision Insight has
        !           775: integrated these components into the XFree86 X Server and added a Direct Ren-
        !           776: dering Infrastructure (DRI).  Direct Rendering provides a highly optimized
        !           777: path for sending 3D data directly to the graphics hardware.  This release
        !           778: provides a complete implementation of direct rendering support for the 3Dfx
        !           779: Banshee, Voodoo3 and Voodoo5 graphics cards, as well as the Intel i810/i815
        !           780: cards, ATI Rage 128, and Matrox G400.  Updated information on DRI compatible
        !           781: drivers can be found at the DRI Project <URL:http://dri.sourceforge.net> on
        !           782: SourceForge <URL:http://www.sourceforge.net>.
        !           783:
        !           784: 4.10  XVideo Extension (Xv)
        !           785:
        !           786: The XVideo extension is supported in XFree86 4.x.  An XvQueryPortAttributes
        !           787: function has been added as well as support for XvImages.  XvImages are XIm-
        !           788: ages in alternate color spaces such as YUV and can be passed to the server
        !           789: through shared memory segments.  This allows clients to display YUV data with
        !           790: high quality hardware scaling and filtering.
        !           791:
        !           792: 4.11  X Rendering Extension (Render)
        !           793:
        !           794: The X Rendering extension provides a 2D rendering model that more closely
        !           795: matches application demands and hardware capabilities.  It provides a render-
        !           796: ing model derived from Plan 9 based on Porter/Duff image composition rather
        !           797: than binary raster operations.
        !           798:
        !           799: Using simple compositing operators provided by most hardware, Render can draw
        !           800: anti-aliased text and geometric objects as well as perform translucent image
        !           801: overlays and other image operations not possible with the core X rendering
        !           802: system.
        !           803:
        !           804: XFree86 4.0.2 provides a partial implementation of Render sufficient for
        !           805: drawing anti-aliased text and image composition.  Still to be implemented are
        !           806: geometric primitives and affine transformation of images.
        !           807:
        !           808: Unlike the core protocol, Render provides no font support for applications,
        !           809: rather it allows applications to upload glyphs for display on the screen.
        !           810: This allows the client greater control over text rendering and complete
        !           811: access to the available font information while still providing hardware
        !           812: acceleration.  The Xft library provides font access for Render applications.
        !           813:
        !           814: 4.11.1  The Xft Library
        !           815:
        !           816: On the client side, the Xft library provides access to fonts for applications
        !           817: using the FreeType library, version 2.  FreeType currently supports Type1 and
        !           818: TrueType font files, a future release is expected to support BDF and PCF
        !           819: files as well, so Render applications will have access to the complete range
        !           820: of fonts available to core applications.  One important thing to note is that
        !           821: Xft uses the vertical size of the monitor to compute accurate pixel sizes for
        !           822: provided point sizes; if your monitor doesn't provide accurate information
        !           823: via DDC, you may want to add that information to XF86Config.
        !           824:
        !           825: To allow a graceful transition for applications moving from core text render-
        !           826: ing to the Render extension, Xft can use either core fonts or FreeType and
        !           827: the Render extension for text.  By default, Xft is configured to support only
        !           828: core fonts, see the section on building FreeType support for the changes
        !           829: needed to add FreeType/Render fonts.
        !           830:
        !           831: The Xft library uses a configuration file, XftConfig, which contains informa-
        !           832: tion about which directories contain font files and also provides a sophisti-
        !           833: cated font aliasing mechanism.  Documentation for that file is included in
        !           834: the Xft man page.
        !           835:
        !           836: 4.11.2  Building FreeType support for Xft
        !           837:
        !           838: XFree86 4.0.2 includes sources for FreeType version 2.0.1, but they are not
        !           839: built and installed automatically.  As a result, Xft is configured to provide
        !           840: only core fonts by default.
        !           841:
        !           842: To build FreeType support for Xft, first FreeType must be built and
        !           843: installed, either from the sources included in XFree86 in extras/freetype2 or
        !           844: from another FreeType (version 2.0.1 or later) release.  Early FreeType ver-
        !           845: sion 2 releases used a different header file installation and aren't compati-
        !           846: ble with XFree86. Instructions for building and installing FreeType can be
        !           847: found in the INSTALL file included with the FreeType release.
        !           848:
        !           849: Second, XFree86 needs to know the installed location for FreeType, usually
        !           850: /usr/local.  Edit (or create) config/cf/host.def to include:
        !           851:
        !           852:      #define Freetype2Dir     /usr/local
        !           853:
        !           854: Finally, build XFree86 with "make World" from the top.
        !           855:
        !           856: 4.11.3  Application Support For Anti-Aliased Text
        !           857:
        !           858: Only three applications have been modified in XFree86 4.0.2 to work with the
        !           859: Render extension and the Xft and FreeType libraries to provide anti-aliased
        !           860: text.  Xterm, xditview and x11perf.  Migration of other applications may
        !           861: occur in future releases.
        !           862:
        !           863: By default, xterm uses core fonts through the standard core API.  It has two
        !           864: command line options and associated resources to direct it to use Xft
        !           865: instead:
        !           866:
        !           867:    o -fa family / .VT100.faceName: family.  Selects the font family to use.
        !           868:
        !           869:    o -fs pointsize / .VT100.faceSize: pointsize.  Selects the pointsize.
        !           870:
        !           871: Xditview will use Xft instead of the core API by default.  X11perf includes
        !           872: tests to measure the performance of text rendered in three ways, anti-
        !           873: aliased, anti-aliased with sub-pixel sampling and regular chunky text, but
        !           874: through the Render extension, a path which has not been optimized within the
        !           875: X server yet.
        !           876:
        !           877: 4.12  Other extensions
        !           878:
        !           879: The XFree86-Misc extension has not been fully ported to the new server archi-
        !           880: tecture yet.  This should be completed in a future release.
        !           881:
        !           882: The XFree86-VidModeExtension extension has been updated, and mostly ported to
        !           883: the new server architecture.  The area of mode validation needs further work,
        !           884: and the extension should be used with care.  This extension has support for
        !           885: changing the gamma setting at run-time, for modes where this is possible.
        !           886: The new xgamma utility makes use of this feature.  Compatibility with the
        !           887: 3.3.x version of the extension is provided.  The missing parts of this exten-
        !           888: sion and some new features should be completed in a future release.
        !           889:
        !           890: 4.13  Xaw
        !           891:
        !           892: Two versions of the Xaw library are provided with XFree86 4.x. A version with
        !           893: bug fixes and a few binary compatible improvements and a new version with
        !           894: several new features.
        !           895:
        !           896: New features:
        !           897:
        !           898:    o A displayList resource is available to all Xaw widgets. It basically
        !           899:      consists of a list of drawing commands, fully described in the Xaw(3)
        !           900:      manual page, that enables a integration of Xaw programs with the new
        !           901:      window/desktop managers that allows for configurable themes.
        !           902:
        !           903:    o Some new actions were added to all Xaw widgets, to allow more config-
        !           904:      urable control of the widgets, and to allow setting resources at run
        !           905:      time.
        !           906:
        !           907:    o Since Xpm was integrated into XFree86, programs linked with the new Xaw
        !           908:      library     will also link with Xpm. This allows for color background
        !           909:      pixmaps, and also for shaped widgets.
        !           910:
        !           911:    o The text widget is the widget that will present more changes. These
        !           912:      include:
        !           913:
        !           914:         o Block cursor.
        !           915:
        !           916:         o Compile time limit of 16384 undo/redo levels (that will automati-
        !           917:           cally grow if the text is not saved when this mark is reached).
        !           918:
        !           919:         o Overwrite mode.
        !           920:
        !           921:         o Text killed is inserted in a kill ring list, this text is not for-
        !           922:           gotten, pressing M-y allows traversing the kill ring list.
        !           923:
        !           924:         o International support for latin languages is available even if the
        !           925:           international resource is not set. Users will need to properly set
        !           926:           the locale environment to make complete use of this feature.
        !           927:
        !           928:         o A better multiply interface is provided. Pressing C-u,<number>
        !           929:           (where number can be negative) allows passing parameters for text
        !           930:           actions.
        !           931:
        !           932:         o Text can be formatted to have left, right, center or full justifi-
        !           933:           cation.
        !           934:
        !           935:         o Text indentation support is also available.
        !           936:
        !           937: Bug fixes:
        !           938:
        !           939:    o The simple menu widget geometry management code was improved to solve
        !           940:      problems with menu entries not visible in the screen.
        !           941:
        !           942:    o The form widget geometry code was changed to solve problems with integer
        !           943:      round problems in the child widgets geometry when resizing the parent
        !           944:      form widget.
        !           945:
        !           946:    o Several bugs were fixed in the text code, while some code was rewritten
        !           947:      from scratch.
        !           948:
        !           949: 4.14  Xpm
        !           950:
        !           951: Version 3.4k of the Xpm (X pixmap) library is now integrated into XFree86.
        !           952:
        !           953: 4.15  xedit
        !           954:
        !           955: Xedit have been changed to use most of the new features added to the new ver-
        !           956: sion of the Xaw library, and some xedit only features were added. Emacs users
        !           957: will find that several of the emacs key bindings work with the new version of
        !           958: xedit. These include:
        !           959:
        !           960:    o File name tab completion. Including a Emacs dired like window, that will
        !           961:      be shown when there are more than one match, when C-x,d is pressed, or
        !           962:      when a directory name is specified.
        !           963:
        !           964:    o An unlimited number of files can be edited at the same time. Including
        !           965:      multiple views of the same or different files.
        !           966:
        !           967:    o The line number of the cursor position is always visible. It can also be
        !           968:      customized to show the column number, the position offset and the cur-
        !           969:      rent size of the file.
        !           970:
        !           971:    o There is an autoReplace resource, that enables automatic text replace-
        !           972:      ment at the time text is typed. This feature is useful to create simple
        !           973:      macros, or to correct common spelling errors.
        !           974:
        !           975:    o A fully featured ispell interface is also available. This interface is
        !           976:      expected to provide most of the features of the terminal interface of
        !           977:      the ispell program, with some extra features that include:
        !           978:
        !           979:         o A compile time limit of 16 undo levels.
        !           980:
        !           981:         o Terse mode switch.
        !           982:
        !           983:         o Dictionary change.
        !           984:
        !           985:         o The interface also checks for repeated words.
        !           986:
        !           987:    o A first tentative to add programming modes was done. Currently, there is
        !           988:      one mode:
        !           989:
        !           990:         o C-mode: this mode is expected to be stable, and fully usable.
        !           991:
        !           992: 4.16  Font support
        !           993:
        !           994: Details about the font support in XFree86 4.x can be found in the
        !           995: README.fonts document.
        !           996:
        !           997: 4.17  TrueType support
        !           998:
        !           999: XFree86 4.x comes with two TrueType backends, known as `xfsft' (the
        !          1000: "freetype" module) and `X-TrueType' (the "xtt" module).  Both of these back-
        !          1001: ends are based on the FreeType library.
        !          1002:
        !          1003: 4.18  CID font support
        !          1004:
        !          1005: Support for CID-keyed fonts is included in XFree86 4.x.  The CID-keyed font
        !          1006: format was designed by Adobe Systems <URL:http://www.adobe.com> for fonts
        !          1007: with large character sets.  The CID-keyed font support in XFree86 was donated
        !          1008: by SGI <URL:http://www.sgi.com>.  See the LICENSE document for a copy of the
        !          1009: CID Font Code Public License.
        !          1010:
        !          1011: 4.19  Internationalisation of the scalable font backends
        !          1012:
        !          1013: XFree86 4.x has a ``fontenc'' layer to allow the scalable font backends to
        !          1014: use a common method of font re-encoding.  This re-encoding makes it possible
        !          1015: to uses fonts in encodings other than their their native encoding.  This
        !          1016: layer is used by the Type1 and Speedo backends and the `xfsft' version of the
        !          1017: TrueType backend.  The `X-TrueType' version of the TrueType backend uses a
        !          1018: different re-encoding method based on loadable encoding modules.
        !          1019:
        !          1020: 4.20  Large font optimisation
        !          1021:
        !          1022: The glyph metrics array, which all the X clients using a particular font have
        !          1023: access to, is now placed in shared memory, so as to reduce redundant memory
        !          1024: consumption.  For non-local clients, the glyph metrics array is transmitted
        !          1025: in a compressed format.
        !          1026:
        !          1027: 4.21  Unicode/ISO 10646 support
        !          1028:
        !          1029: What is included in 4.x:
        !          1030:
        !          1031:    o All ``-misc-fixed-*'' BDF fonts are now available in the ISO10646-1
        !          1032:      encoding and cover at least the 614 characters found in ISO
        !          1033:      8859-{1-5,7-10,14,15}, CP1252, and MES-1. The non-bold fonts also cover
        !          1034:      all Windows Glyph List 4 (WGL4) characters, including those found in all
        !          1035:      8-bit MS-DOS/Windows code pages. The 8-bit variants of the ``-misc-
        !          1036:      fixed-*'' BDF fonts (ISO8859-1, ISO8859-2, KOI8-R, etc.) have all been
        !          1037:      automatically generated from the new ISO10646-1 master fonts.
        !          1038:
        !          1039:    o Some ``-misc-fixed-*'' BDF ISO10646-1 fonts now cover a comprehensive
        !          1040:      Unicode repertoire of over 3000 characters including all Latin, Greek,
        !          1041:      Cyrillic, Armenian, Gregorian, Hebrew, IPA, and APL characters, plus
        !          1042:      numerous scientific, typographic, technical, and backwards-compatibility
        !          1043:      symbols. Some of these fonts also cover Arabic, Ethiopian, Thai,
        !          1044:      Han/Kanji, Hangul, full ISO 8859, and more. For the 6x13 font there is
        !          1045:      now a 12x13ja Kanji extension and for the 9x18 font there is a 18x18ja
        !          1046:      Kanji/Han/Hangul extension, which covers all ISO-2022-JP-2 (RFC 1554)
        !          1047:      characters. The 9x18 font can also be used to implement simple combining
        !          1048:      characters by accent overstriking. For more information, read Markus
        !          1049:      Kuhn's UTF-8 and Unicode FAQ <URL:http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/uni-
        !          1050:      code.html>.
        !          1051:
        !          1052:    o Mark Leisher's ClearlyU proportional font (similar to Computer Modern).
        !          1053:
        !          1054:    o ISO 10646/Unicode UTF-8 Level 1 support added to xterm (enabled with the
        !          1055:      -u8 option).
        !          1056:
        !          1057:    o Both the xfsft (the "freetype" module) and the X-TrueType (the "xtt"
        !          1058:      module) TrueType font backends support Unicode-encoded fonts.
        !          1059:
        !          1060: 4.22  Lucidux fonts from Bigelow and Holmes
        !          1061:
        !          1062: XFree86 now includes the ``Lucidux'' family of professionally hinted Type 1
        !          1063: fonts.  This family consists of the fonts ``Lucidux Serif'', ``Lucidux Sans''
        !          1064: and ``Lucidux Mono'' in Roman and oblique variants, and includes over 370
        !          1065: glyphs in each font covering among others the glyphs needed for ISO 8859-1,
        !          1066: 2, 3, 4, 9 and 15.  Bold variants will be included in a future release.  The
        !          1067: design and font outlines were donated by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes from
        !          1068: Bigelow and Holmes Inc., and the hinting was donated by Berthold Horn and
        !          1069: Blenda Horn from Y&Y, Inc.  For more information, please contact
        !          1070: <design@bigelowandholmes.com> or <sales@yandy.com>, or consult Y&Y's web site
        !          1071: <URL:http://www.yandy.com>.
        !          1072:
        !          1073: 4.23  Directory rearrangements
        !          1074:
        !          1075: Some changes to the installed XFree86 directory structure have been imple-
        !          1076: mented for 4.x.  One important change is a modified search path for the X
        !          1077: server's XF86Config file.  The details of this can be found in the XF86Config
        !          1078: manual page.  The other main change is moving most of the run-time configura-
        !          1079: tion files to /etc/X11, with symbolic links in the old /usr/X11R6/lib/X11
        !          1080: location pointing to the new location.  Some run-time generated files are now
        !          1081: located under the appropriate subdirectories of /var, again with the relevant
        !          1082: symbolic links in the old location.
        !          1083:
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        !          1085:
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