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1.1.1.6 ! tron        1:                      Release Notes for XFree86[tm] 4.3.0
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                      3:                           The XFree86 Project, Inc
                      4:
1.1.1.6 ! tron        5:                               26 February 2003
1.1       veego       6:
                      7:                                   Abstract
                      8:
1.1.1.5   tron        9:      This document contains some information about features present in
1.1.1.6 ! tron       10:      XFree86 4.3.0 and their status.
1.1       veego      11:
                     12: 1.  Introduction to the 4.x Release Series
                     13:
1.1.1.3   tron       14: XFree86 4.0 was the first official release of the new XFree86 4 series.  The
1.1.1.6 ! tron       15: current release (4.3.0) is the latest in that series.  XFree86 4 represents a
1.1.1.3   tron       16: significant redesign of the XFree86 X server.  Not all of the hardware
1.1.1.6 ! tron       17: drivers from 3.3.x have been ported to 4.x yet, but conversely, 4.x has sup-
        !            18: port for a lot of hardware that is not supported in 3.3.x.  Our Driver Status
        !            19: document summarizes how the hardware driver support compares between 3.3.6
        !            20: and 4.3.0.  Please check there first before downloading 4.3.0.
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                     22: The 4.0.1 release introduced a new graphical configuration tool, "xf86cfg",
1.1.1.6 ! tron       23: and a text mode interface was added to it for the 4.0.2 release.  It is the
        !            24: preferred configuration tool provided by with XFree86.  The trusty old text-
        !            25: based tool "xf86config" can also be used for generating X server config
        !            26: files.  In addition to these tools, the XFree86 server has some built in
        !            27: capabilities for generating a base config file.  This works well for most
        !            28: hardware, and in most cases is the easiest way to get an initial config file.
        !            29: To try it out, just run (as root):
        !            30:
        !            31:      XFree86 -configure
        !            32:
1.1       veego      33: Each of these configuration options will give you a reasonable starting point
                     34: for a suitable configuration file.  We've put some effort into documenting
1.1.1.6 ! tron       35: the 4.3.0 config file format, and you can find that information in the
        !            36: XF86Config manual page.  Check there and the driver-specific manual pages and
        !            37: the related documentation for further information.  References to this
        !            38: driver-specific information can be found in the tables below (section 3.,
        !            39: page 1).
        !            40:
        !            41: We have plans to make the configuration file optional in a future release.
        !            42: The XFree86 server is close to being able to automatically determine a com-
        !            43: plete base configuration for most popular hardware configurations.
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                     45: Before you go to download and install the binary distributions for this
                     46: release, please have a quick read through the Installation Document.  It may
                     47: save you some time and help you figure out which of the binary releases you
                     48: need.
                     49:
1.1.1.6 ! tron       50: The next section describes what is new in the latest version (4.3.0) compared
        !            51: with the previous full release (4.2.0).  The other sections below describe
1.1.1.5   tron       52: some of the new features and changes between 3.3.x and 4.0.  There are lot's
                     53: of new features, and we definitely don't have enough space to cover them all
                     54: here.
1.1       veego      55:
1.1.1.6 ! tron       56: 2.  Summary of new features in 4.3.0.
1.1       veego      57:
1.1.1.5   tron       58: 2.1  Video Driver Enhancements
1.1       veego      59:
1.1.1.6 ! tron       60:    o  ATI Radeon 9x00 2D support added, and 3D support added for the Radeon
        !            61:      8500, 9000, 9100, and M9.  The 3D support for the Radeon now includes
        !            62:      hardware TCL.
1.1.1.4   tron       63:
1.1.1.6 ! tron       64:    o  Support added to the i810 driver for Intel 845G, 852GM, 855GM and 865G
        !            65:      integrated graphics chipsets, including 2D, 3D (DRI) and XVideo.  Sup-
        !            66:      port for the 830M has been improved, and XVideo support added.
1.1.1.4   tron       67:
1.1.1.6 ! tron       68:    o  National Semiconductor SC1x00, GX1, and GX2 chipset support added with
        !            69:      the "nsc" driver.
1.1.1.4   tron       70:
1.1.1.6 ! tron       71:    o  Support added for the NVIDIA nForce2 integrated graphics, GeForce 4,
        !            72:      and GeForce FX.
1.1.1.4   tron       73:
1.1.1.6 ! tron       74:    o  Major SiS driver updates for some of the latest chipsets.  Unfortu-
        !            75:      nately the SiS 3D driver has had to be disabled because no one has yet
        !            76:      taken up the challenge to port it to Mesa 4.x.
1.1.1.4   tron       77:
1.1.1.6 ! tron       78:    o  The s3virge driver now has support for double scan modes on the DX
        !            79:      (with XVideo disabled).
1.1.1.4   tron       80:
1.1.1.6 ! tron       81:    o  Updates to the savage driver, including fixing problems with the
        !            82:      TwisterK, and problems with incorrect memory size detection.
1.1.1.4   tron       83:
1.1.1.6 ! tron       84:    o  2D acceleration added for the Trident CyberBladeXP/Ai1 chipsets.
1.1.1.4   tron       85:
1.1.1.6 ! tron       86:    o  Support for big endian architectures has been added to the C&T driver.
1.1.1.4   tron       87:
1.1.1.6 ! tron       88:    o  Various updates and bug fixes have been made to most other drivers.
1.1.1.4   tron       89:
1.1.1.5   tron       90: 2.2  Input Driver Enhancements
1.1.1.4   tron       91:
1.1.1.6 ! tron       92:    o  The mouse driver now has automatic protocol detection for PS/2 mice.
1.1.1.4   tron       93:
1.1.1.6 ! tron       94:    o  Several new input drivers have been added, including tek4957, jamstudio
        !            95:      (js_x), fpit, palmax, and ur98 (Linux only).
1.1.1.4   tron       96:
1.1.1.5   tron       97: 2.3  X Server and Extension Updates
1.1.1.4   tron       98:
1.1.1.6 ! tron       99:    o  Support for the RandR extension has been partially integrated into the
        !           100:      XFree86 server, providing support for resizing the root window at run-
        !           101:      time.
1.1.1.4   tron      102:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      103:    o  The Mesa version used for OpenGLŪ 1.3 and DRI driver support has been
        !           104:      updated to 4.0.4.
1.1.1.4   tron      105:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      106:    o  The XFree86 server's hot keys (including those for switching modes and
        !           107:      virtual terminals) can now be configured via XKB.  Previously they were
        !           108:      hard coded.  An X server configuration option has been added to allow
        !           109:      the VT switching hot keys to be disabled.
1.1.1.4   tron      110:
1.1.1.5   tron      111: 2.4  Client and Library Updates
1.1.1.4   tron      112:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      113:    o  An Xcursor library providing support for alpha blended (ARGB) and ani-
        !           114:      mated cursors.  Two Xcursor themes are provided (redglass and white-
        !           115:      glass), as well as the default "core" theme (the traditional cursors).
1.1.1.4   tron      116:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      117:    o  Xterm updated to patch level 173, including the following bugfixes:
1.1.1.4   tron      118:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      119:         o  Fix two infinite loops (special cases of mouse hilite tracking,
        !           120:           DECUDK parsing).
1.1.1.4   tron      121:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      122:         o  Make repainting of the 256-color example work properly.
1.1.1.4   tron      123:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      124:         o  Modify parser tables to improve detection of malformed control
        !           125:           sequences, making xterm behave more like a real DEC terminal.
1.1.1.4   tron      126:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      127:         o  Fix a problem with the blinking cursor which occasionally caused
        !           128:           xterm to pause until a key was pressed.
1.1.1.4   tron      129:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      130:         o  Fix improper parsing of multiple items in the ttyModes resource.
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1.1.1.6 ! tron      132:      and the following improvements:
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1.1.1.6 ! tron      134:         o  Modify xterm to invoke luit.
1.1       veego     135:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      136:         o  Add simple session management client capabilities.
1.1       veego     137:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      138:         o  Add a modifyCursorKeys resource to control how the shift- and sim-
        !           139:           ilar modifiers are used to make a cursor escape sequence.
1.1       veego     140:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      141:         o  Check if the printerCommand resource string is empty, and use this
        !           142:           to allow the user to disable printer function.
1.1       veego     143:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      144:         o  Sort the options list which is displayed in help- and syntax-mes-
        !           145:           sages at runtime to simplify maintenance.
1.1       veego     146:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      147: 2.5  I18N and Font Updates
1.1       veego     148:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      149:    o  FreeType2 updated to version 2.1.1.
1.1       veego     150:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      151:    o  The "freetype" X server font backend has undergone a partial rewrite.
        !           152:      The new version is based on FreeType 2, and handles TrueType (including
        !           153:      OpenType/TTF), OpenType/CFF and Type 1 fonts.  The old "type1" backend
        !           154:      is now deprecated, and is only used for CIDFonts by default.
        !           155:
        !           156:    o  A new utility called "mkfontscale", which builds fonts.scale files, has
        !           157:      been added.
        !           158:
        !           159:    o  The Xft library has undergone a major restructuring, and is now split
        !           160:      into fontconfig (which deals with font discovery and configuration and
        !           161:      is independent from X), and Xft itself (which uses fontconfig and deals
        !           162:      with font rasterisation and rendering.  The format of the Xft font con-
        !           163:      figuration files has changed in an incompatible manner.
        !           164:
        !           165:    o  Support has been added to the Xft library to do rendering with the core
        !           166:      X11 protocol.  This allows clients using this library to render to X
        !           167:      servers that don't have support for the RENDER extension.
        !           168:
        !           169:    o  There has been a significant reworking of the XKB support to allow
        !           170:      multi-layout configurations.  Multi-layout configurations provide a
        !           171:      flexible way of supporting multiple language layouts and switching
        !           172:      between them.
1.1       veego     173:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      174: 2.6  OS Support Updates
1.1       veego     175:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      176:    o  Updates for Darwin/Mac OS X, including:
1.1       veego     177:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      178:         o  Indirect GLX acceleration added.
1.1       veego     179:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      180:         o  Smaller memory footprint and faster 2-D drawing in rootless mode.
1.1       veego     181:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      182:         o  Full screen mode now uses shadowfb for much faster 2-D drawing.
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1.1.1.6 ! tron      184:         o  Native fonts can be used on MacOS X.
1.1       veego     185:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      186:    o  Various Cygwin support updates, including an experimental rootless X
        !           187:      server for Cygwin/XFree86.
1.1       veego     188:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      189:    o  AMD x86-64 support (primarily for Linux so far) has been added.
1.1       veego     190:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      191:    o  Support added for OpenBSD/sparc64.
1.1       veego     192:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      193:    o  Major OS/2 support updates.
1.1       veego     194:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      195:    o  Major SCO OpenServer updates.
1.1       veego     196:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      197:    o  Multi-head support has been added for 460GX-based Itanium systems, and
        !           198:      for ZX1-based Itanium2 systems.
1.1       veego     199:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      200:    o  Experimental support for SunOS/Solaris on UltraSPARC systems.
1.1       veego     201:
1.1.1.5   tron      202: A more complete list of changes can be found in the CHANGELOG that is part of
                    203: the XFree86 source tree.  It can also be viewed online at our CVSweb server
                    204: <URL:http://cvsweb.xfree86.org/cvsweb/xc/pro-
                    205: grams/Xserver/hw/xfree86/CHANGELOG?rev=HEAD>.
1.1       veego     206:
1.1.1.5   tron      207: 3.  Drivers
1.1       veego     208:
1.1.1.5   tron      209: 3.1  Video Drivers
1.1       veego     210:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      211: XFree86 4.3.0 includes the following video drivers:
1.1       veego     212:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      213: +--------------+--------------------------+---------------------------------------------+
        !           214: |Driver Name   | Description              | Further Information                         |
        !           215: +--------------+--------------------------+---------------------------------------------+
        !           216: |apm           | Alliance Pro Motion      | README.apm                                  |
        !           217: |ark           | Ark Logic                |                                             |
        !           218: |ati           | ATI                      | README.ati, README.r128, r128(4), radeon(4) |
        !           219: |chips         | Chips & Technologies     | README.chips, chips(4)                      |
        !           220: |cirrus        | Cirrus Logic             |                                             |
        !           221: |cyrix (*)     | Cyrix MediaGX            | README.cyrix                                |
        !           222: |fbdev         | Linux framebuffer device | fbdev(4)                                    |
        !           223: |glide         | Glide2x (3Dfx)           | glide(4)                                    |
        !           224: |glint         | 3Dlabs, TI               | glint(4)                                    |
        !           225: |i128          | Number Nine              | README.I128, i128(4)                        |
        !           226: |i740          | Intel i740               | README.i740                                 |
        !           227: |i810          | Intel i8xx               | README.i810, i810(4)                        |
        !           228: |imstt         | Integrated Micro Solns   |                                             |
        !           229: |mga           | Matrox                   | mga(4)                                      |
        !           230: |neomagic      | NeoMagic                 | neomagic(4)                                 |
        !           231: |newport (-)   | SGI Newport              | README.newport, newport(4)                  |
        !           232: |nsc           | National Semiconductor   | nsc(4)                                      |
        !           233: |nv            | NVIDIA                   | nv(4)                                       |
        !           234: |rendition     | Rendition                | README.rendition, rendition(4)              |
        !           235: |s3            | S3 (not ViRGE or Savage) |                                             |
        !           236: |s3virge       | S3 ViRGE                 | README.s3virge, s3virge(4)                  |
        !           237: |savage        | S3 Savage                | savage(4)                                   |
        !           238: |siliconmotion | Silicon Motion           | siliconmotion(4)                            |
        !           239: |sis           | SiS                      | README.SiS, sis(4)                          |
        !           240: |sunbw2 (+)    | Sun bw2                  |                                             |
        !           241: |suncg14 (+)   | Sun cg14                 |                                             |
        !           242: |suncg3 (+)    | Sun cg3                  |                                             |
        !           243: |suncg6 (+)    | Sun GX and Turbo GX      |                                             |
        !           244: |sunffb (+)    | Sun Creator/3D, Elite 3D |                                             |
        !           245: |sunleo (+)    | Sun Leo (ZX)             |                                             |
        !           246: |suntcx (+)    | Sun TCX                  |                                             |
        !           247: |tdfx          | 3Dfx                     | tdfx(4)                                     |
        !           248: |tga           | DEC TGA                  | README.DECtga                               |
        !           249: |trident       | Trident                  | trident(4)                                  |
        !           250: |tseng         | Tseng Labs               |                                             |
        !           251: |vesa          | VESA                     | vesa(4)                                     |
        !           252: |vga           | Generic VGA              | vga(4)                                      |
        !           253: |vmware        | VMWare guest OS          | vmware(4)                                   |
        !           254: +--------------+--------------------------+---------------------------------------------+
1.1       veego     255:
                    256: Drivers marked with (*) are present in a preliminary form in this release,
                    257: but are not complete and/or stable yet.
                    258:
                    259: Drivers marked with (+) are for Linux/Sparc only.
                    260:
                    261: Drivers marked with (-) are for Linux/mips only.
                    262:
                    263: Darwin/Mac OS X uses IOKit drivers and does not use the module loader drivers
                    264: listed above. Further information can be found in README.Darwin.
                    265:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      266: XFree86 4.3.0 includes the following input drivers:
1.1       veego     267:
1.1.1.5   tron      268: 3.2  Input Drivers
1.1       veego     269:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      270:    +------------+----------------------------------+---------------------+
        !           271:    |Driver Name | Description                      | Further Information |
        !           272:    +------------+----------------------------------+---------------------+
        !           273:    |calcomp     | Calcomp                          |                     |
        !           274:    |citron      | Citron                           | citron(4)           |
        !           275:    |digitaledge | DigitalEdge                      |                     |
        !           276:    |dmc         | DMC                              | dmc(4)              |
        !           277:    |dynapro     | Dynapro                          |                     |
        !           278:    |elographics | EloGraphics                      |                     |
        !           279:    |elographics | EloGraphics                      |                     |
        !           280:    |fpit        | Fujitsu Stylistic Tablet PCs     | fpit(4)             |
        !           281:    |hyperpen    | HyperPen                         |                     |
        !           282:    |js_x        | JamStudio pentablet              | js_x(4)             |
        !           283:    |kbd         | generic keyboards (alternate)    | kbd(4)              |
        !           284:    |keyboard    | generic keyboards                | keyboard(4)         |
        !           285:    |microtouch  | MicroTouch                       |                     |
        !           286:    |mouse       | most mouse devices               | mouse(4)            |
        !           287:    |mutouch     | MicroTouch                       |                     |
        !           288:    |palmax      | Palmax PD1000/PD1100             | palmax(4)           |
        !           289:    |penmount    | PenMount                         |                     |
        !           290:    |spaceorb    | SpaceOrb                         |                     |
        !           291:    |summa       | SummaGraphics                    |                     |
        !           292:    |tek4957     | Tektronix 4957 tablet            | tek4957(4)          |
        !           293:    |ur98(*)     | Union Reality UR-F98 headtracker | ur98(4)             |
        !           294:    |void        | dummy device                     | void(4)             |
        !           295:    |wacom       | Wacom tablets                    | wacom(4)            |
        !           296:    +------------+----------------------------------+---------------------+
        !           297:
        !           298: Drivers marked with (*) are available for Linux only.
1.1       veego     299:
1.1.1.5   tron      300: 4.  Overview of XFree86 4.x.
1.1       veego     301:
                    302: Unlike XFree86 3.3.x where there are multiple X server binaries, each of
1.1.1.6 ! tron      303: which drive different hardware, XFree86 4.3.0 has a single X server binary
1.1       veego     304: called XFree86.  This binary can either have one or more video drivers linked
                    305: in statically, or, more usually, dynamically load the video drivers and other
                    306: modules that are needed.
                    307:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      308: XFree86 4.3.0 has X server support for most UNIX(R) and UNIX-like operating
1.1       veego     309: systems on Intel/x86 platforms, plus support for Linux on Alpha, PowerPC,
                    310: IA-64, Sparc, and Mips platforms, and for Darwin on PowerPC.  Work on support
                    311: for additional architectures and operating systems is in progress, and is
                    312: planned for future releases.
                    313:
1.1.1.5   tron      314: 4.1  Loader and Modules
1.1       veego     315:
                    316: The XFree86 X server has a built-in run-time loader, donated by Metro Link
                    317: <URL:http://www.metrolink.com>.  This loader can load normal object files and
                    318: libraries in most of the commonly used formats.  Since the loader doesn't
                    319: rely on an operating system's native dynamic loader support, it works on
                    320: platforms that don't provide this feature, and makes it possible for the mod-
                    321: ules to be operating system independent (although not, of course, independent
                    322: of CPU architecture).  This means that a module compiled on Linux/x86 can be
                    323: loaded by an X server running on Solaris/x86, or FreeBSD, or even OS/2.
                    324:
                    325: One of the main benefits of this loader is that when modules are updated,
                    326: they do not need to be recompiled for every different operating system.  In
                    327: the future we plan to take advantage of this to provide more frequent driver
                    328: module updates in between major releases.
                    329:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      330: The loader in version 4.3.0 has support for Intel (x86), Alpha and PowerPC
1.1       veego     331: platforms.  It also has preliminary support for Sparc platforms.
                    332:
                    333: The X server makes use of modules for video drivers, X server extensions,
                    334: font rasterisers, input device drivers, framebuffer layers (like mfb, cfb,
                    335: etc), and internal components used by some drivers (like XAA),
                    336:
                    337: The module interfaces (API and ABI) used in this release is still subject to
                    338: change without notice.  While we will attempt to provide backward compatibil-
                    339: ity for the module interfaces as of the 4.0 release (meaning that 4.0 modules
                    340: will work with future core X server binaries), we cannot guarantee this.
                    341:
                    342: Note about module security
                    343:
                    344:      The XFree86 X server runs with root privileges, i.e.  the X server
                    345:      loadable modules also run with these privileges.  For this reason
                    346:      we recommend that all users be careful to only use loadable modules
                    347:      from reliable sources,  otherwise the introduction of viruses and
                    348:      contaminated code can occur and wreak havoc on your system.  We
                    349:      hope to have a mechanism for signing/verifying the modules that we
                    350:      provide available in a future release.
                    351:
1.1.1.5   tron      352: 4.2  Configuration File
1.1       veego     353:
                    354: The X server configuration file format has been extended to handle some of
                    355: the new functionality.  The xf86config utility can be used to generate a
                    356: basic config file, that may require some manual editing.  The X server also
                    357: has preliminary support for generating a basic config file.  This is done by
                    358: running (as root) "XFree86 -configure".  Alternatively, the sample config
                    359: file XF86Config.eg that is installed in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 may be used as a
1.1.1.5   tron      360: starting point.  The xf86cfg utility can also be used to create a new config-
                    361: uration file or to edit an existing one.  The XF86Setup utility is currently
                    362: not usable, but work is continuing in this area.
1.1       veego     363:
1.1.1.5   tron      364: The main changes are covered here, but please refer to the XF86Config(5) man-
                    365: ual page for more comprehensive information:
1.1       veego     366:
                    367:    o The Module section is used to load server extension modules and font
                    368:      modules, but not XInput drivers.  The .so suffix should no longer be
                    369:      specified with module names.  Options may be supplied for modules by
                    370:      loading the module via a SubSection instead of the usual Load keyword.
                    371:      The bitmap module is the only font module that is loaded by default.  No
                    372:      server extensions are loaded by default, but some are built-in to the
                    373:      server.  It is strongly recommended that the extension module containing
                    374:      a range of small miscellaneous extensions (extmod) be loaded because
                    375:      some commonly used things won't work correctly without it.  The follow-
                    376:      ing example shows how to load all the server extensions plus the Type1
                    377:      and TrueType fonts support, and a commented example that shows how to
                    378:      pass options to an extension (this one is for loading the misc exten-
                    379:      sions (extmod) with the XFree86-VidModeExtension disabled):
                    380:
                    381:                Section "Module"
                    382:
                    383:                    Load "dbe"
                    384:                    Load "record"
                    385:                    Load "glx"
                    386:                    Load "extmod"
                    387:
                    388:                    Load "type1"
                    389:                    Load "freetype"
                    390:
                    391:                  # SubSection "extmod"
                    392:                  #     Option "Omit XFree86-VidModeExtension"
                    393:                  # EndSubSection
                    394:
                    395:                EndSection
                    396:
                    397:    o Option flags have been extended and are now used more widely in the con-
                    398:      fig file.  Options flags come in two main types.  The first type is
                    399:      exactly like the old form:
                    400:
                    401:                    Option "name"
                    402:
                    403:      where the option just has a name specified.  The name is case insensi-
                    404:      tive, and white space and underscore characters are ignored.  The second
                    405:      type consists of a name and a value:
                    406:
                    407:                    Option "name" "value"
                    408:
                    409:      The value is passed transparently as a string to the code that uses the
                    410:      option.  Common value formats are integer, boolean, real, string and
                    411:      frequency.  The following boolean option values are recognised as mean-
                    412:      ing TRUE: "true", "yes", "on", "1", and no value.  The values recognised
                    413:      as FALSE are "false", "no", "off", "0".  In addition to this, "no" may
                    414:      be prepended to the name of a boolean option to indicate that it is
                    415:      false.  Frequency options can have the strings Hz, kHz, or MHz appended
                    416:      to the numerical value specified.
                    417:
                    418:      Note: the value must always be enclosed in double quotes ("), even when
                    419:      it is numerical.
                    420:
                    421:    o The ServerFlags section now accepts its parameters as Options instead of
                    422:      as special keywords.  The older keyword format is still recognised for
                    423:      compatibility purposes, but is deprecated and support for it will likely
                    424:      be dropped in a future release.  The DPMS and screen save timeout values
                    425:      are now specified in the ServerFlags section rather than elsewhere
                    426:      (because they are global parameters, not screen-specific).  This example
                    427:      shows the defaults for these:
                    428:
                    429:                    Option "blank time"    "10"
                    430:                    Option "standby time"  "20"
                    431:                    Option "suspend time"  "30"
                    432:                    Option "off time"      "40"
                    433:
1.1.1.5   tron      434:      The new option AllowDeactivateGrabs allows deactivating any active grab
                    435:      with the key sequence Ctrl+Alt+Keypad-Divide and the new option Allow-
1.1.1.6 ! tron      436:      ClosedownGrabs allows closing the connection to the grabbing client with
1.1.1.5   tron      437:      the key sequence Ctrl+Alt+Keypad-Multiply. Note that these options are
                    438:      off by default as they allow users to remove the grab used by screen
                    439:      saver/locker programs.
                    440:
1.1       veego     441:    o The Keyboard, Pointer and XInput sections have been replaced by a more
                    442:      general InputDevice section.  The old Keyboard and Pointer sections are
                    443:      still recognised for compatibility purposes, but they are discommended
                    444:      and support for them may be dropped in future releases.  The old XInput
                    445:      sections are no longer recognised.  The keywords from the old sections
                    446:      are expressed as Options in the InputDevice sections.  The following
                    447:      example shows typical InputDevice sections for the core mouse and key-
                    448:      board.
                    449:
                    450:                Section "InputDevice"
                    451:                    Identifier  "Keyboard 1"
                    452:                    Driver      "keyboard"
                    453:                    Option      "AutoRepeat" "500 5"
                    454:                    Option      "XkbModel"   "pc104"
                    455:                    Option      "XkbLayout"  "us"
                    456:                EndSection
                    457:
                    458:                Section "InputDevice"
                    459:                    Identifier  "Mouse 1"
                    460:                    Driver      "mouse"
                    461:                    Option      "Protocol"   "PS/2"
                    462:                    Option      "Device"     "/dev/mouse"
                    463:                    Option     "SampleRate" "80"
                    464:                EndSection
                    465:
                    466:    o The Monitor section is mostly unchanged.  The main difference is that a
                    467:      set of VESA modes is defined internally in the server, and so for most
                    468:      monitors, it isn't necessary to specify any modes explicitly in the Mon-
                    469:      itor section.  There is also a new Modes section that can be used to
                    470:      define a set of modes separately from the Monitor section, and the Moni-
                    471:      tor section may "include" them with the "UseModes" keyword.  The Monitor
                    472:      section may also include Options.  Options that are monitor-specific,
                    473:      like the "DPMS" and "Sync on Green" options are best specified in the
                    474:      Monitor sections.
                    475:
                    476:    o The Device sections are mostly unchanged.  The main difference is the
                    477:      new (and mandatory) Driver keyword that specifies which video driver
                    478:      should be loaded to drive the video card.  Another difference is the
                    479:      BusID keyword that is used to specify which of possibly multiple video
                    480:      cards the Device section is for.  The following is an example for a
                    481:      Matrox card:
                    482:
                    483:                Section "Device"
                    484:                    Identifier "MGA 1"
                    485:                    Driver     "mga"
                    486:                    BusID      "PCI:1:0:0"
                    487:                EndSection
                    488:
                    489:    o The Screen sections are mostly unchanged.  The old Driver keyword is no
                    490:      longer used, and a mandatory Identifier keyword has been added.  The
                    491:      DefaultColorDepth keyword has been renamed to DefaultDepth.
                    492:
                    493:    o A new section called ServerLayout has been added to allow the layout of
                    494:      the screens and the selection of input devices to be specified.  The
                    495:      ServerLayout sections may also include options that are normally found
                    496:      in the ServerFlags section.  Multiple ServerLayout sections may be pre-
                    497:      sent, and selected from the command line.  The following example shows a
                    498:      ServerLayout section for a dual-headed configuration with two Matrox
                    499:      cards, and two mice:
                    500:
                    501:                Section "ServerLayout"
                    502:                    Identifier  "Layout 1"
                    503:                    Screen      "MGA 1"
                    504:                    Screen      "MGA 2" RightOf "MGA 1"
                    505:                    InputDevice "Keyboard 1" "CoreKeyboard"
                    506:                    InputDevice "Mouse 1"    "CorePointer"
                    507:                    InputDevice "Mouse 2"    "SendCoreEvents"
                    508:                    Option      "BlankTime"  "5"
                    509:                EndSection
                    510:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      511:      See the XF86Config(5) man page for a more detailed explanation of the
        !           512:      format of the new ServerLayout section.
1.1       veego     513:
                    514: The config file search patch has been extended, with the directories /etc/X11
                    515: and /usr/X11R6/etc/X11 being added.  The full search path details are docu-
                    516: mented in the XF86Config manual page.
                    517:
1.1.1.5   tron      518: 4.3  Command Line Options
1.1       veego     519:
                    520: The following new X server command line options have been added:
                    521:
                    522:      -depth n
                    523:
                    524:           This specifies the colour depth that the server is run-
                    525:           ning at.  The default is 8 for most drivers.  Most
                    526:           drivers support the values 8, 15, 16 and 24.  Some
                    527:           drivers also support the values 1 and 4.  Some drivers
                    528:           may also support other depths.  Note that the depth is
                    529:           different from the ``bpp'' that was specified with previ-
                    530:           ous versions.  The depth is the number of bits in each
                    531:           pixel that are significant in determining the pixel's
                    532:           value.  The bpp is the total size occupied by each pixel,
                    533:           including bits that are not used.  The old -bpp option is
                    534:           no longer recognised because it isn't a good way of spec-
                    535:           ifying the server behaviour.
                    536:
                    537:      -fbbpp n
                    538:
                    539:           This specifies the bpp format to use for the framebuffer.
                    540:           This may be used in 24-bit mode to force a framebuffer
                    541:           format that is different from what the driver chooses by
                    542:           default.  In most cases there should be no need to use
                    543:           this option.
                    544:
                    545:      -pixmap24
                    546:
                    547:           This specifies that the client-side pixmap format should
                    548:           be the packed 24-bit format that was often used by the
                    549:           3.3.x servers.  The default is the more common 32-bit
                    550:           format.  There should normally be no need to use this
                    551:           option.
                    552:
                    553:      -pixmap32
                    554:
                    555:           This specifies that the client-side pixmap format should
                    556:           be the sparse 32-bit format.  This is the default, so
                    557:           there should normally be no need to use this option.
                    558:
                    559:      -layout name
                    560:
                    561:           This specifies which ServerLayout section in the config
                    562:           file to use.  When this option is not specified, the
                    563:           first ServerLayout section is used.  When there is no
                    564:           ServerLayout section, the first Screen section is used.
                    565:
                    566:      -screen name
                    567:
                    568:           This specifies which Screen section in the config file to
                    569:           use.  When this option is not specified, the first
                    570:           ServerLayout section is used.  When there is no Server-
                    571:           Layout section, the first Screen section is used.
                    572:
                    573:      -keyboard name
                    574:
                    575:           This specifies which InputDevice section in the config
                    576:           file to use for the core keyboard.  This option may be
                    577:           used in conjunction with the -screen option.
                    578:
                    579:      -pointer name
                    580:
                    581:           This specifies which InputDevice section in the config
                    582:           file to use for the core pointer.  This option may be
                    583:           used in conjunction with the -screen option.
                    584:
                    585:      -modulepath path
                    586:
                    587:           This specifies the module search path.  The path should
                    588:           be a comma-separated list of absolute directory paths to
                    589:           search for server modules.  When specified here, it over-
                    590:           rides the value specified in the config file.  This
                    591:           option is only available when the server is started by
                    592:           the root user.
                    593:
                    594:      -logfile file
                    595:
                    596:           This specifies the log file name.  When specified here,
                    597:           it overrides the default value.  This option is only
                    598:           available when the server is started by the root user.
                    599:
                    600:      -scanpci
                    601:
                    602:           This specifies that the scanpci module should be loaded
                    603:           and executed.  This does a scan of the PCI bus.
                    604:
                    605:      -logverbose [n]
                    606:
                    607:           This options specifies the verbosity level to use for the
                    608:           log file.  The default is 3.
                    609:
                    610: The following X server command line options have been changed since 3.3.x:
                    611:
                    612:      -verbose [n]
                    613:
                    614:           This option specifies the verbosity level to use for the
                    615:           server messages that get written to stderr.  It may be
                    616:           specified multiple times to increase the verbosity level
                    617:           (as with 3.3.x), or the verbosity level may be specified
                    618:           explicitly as a number.  The default verbosity level is
1.1.1.5   tron      619:           0.
1.1       veego     620:
                    621:      -xf86config filename
                    622:
                    623:           This option has been extended to allow non-root users to
                    624:           specify a relative config file name.  The config file
                    625:           search path will be used to locate the file in this case.
                    626:           This makes it possible for users to choose from multiple
                    627:           config files that the the sysadmin has provided.
                    628:
1.1.1.5   tron      629: A more complete list of XFree86 X server command line options can be found in
                    630: the XFree86(1) manual page.
                    631:
                    632: 4.4  XAA
1.1       veego     633:
                    634: The XFree86 Acceleration Architecture (XAA) has been completely rewritten
                    635: from scratch for XFree86 4.x.  Most drivers implement acceleration by making
                    636: use of the XAA module.
                    637:
1.1.1.5   tron      638: 4.5  Multi-head
1.1       veego     639:
                    640: Some multi-head configurations are supported in XFree86 4.x, primarily with
                    641: multiple PCI/AGP cards.  However, this is an area that is still being worked
                    642: on, and we expect that the range of configurations for which it works well
                    643: will increase in future releases.  A configuration that is known to work well
                    644: in most cases is multiple (supported) Matrox cards.
                    645:
                    646: One of the main problems is with drivers not sufficiently initialising cards
                    647: that were not initialised at boot time.  This has been improved somewhat with
                    648: the INT10 support that is used by most drivers (which allows secondary card
                    649: to be "soft-booted", but in some cases there are other issues that still need
                    650: to be resolved.  Some combinations can be made to work better by changing
                    651: which card is the primary card (either by using a different PCI slot, or by
                    652: changing the system BIOS's preference for the primary card).
                    653:
1.1.1.5   tron      654: 4.6  Xinerama
1.1       veego     655:
                    656: Xinerama is an X server extension that allows multiple physical screens to
                    657: behave as a single screen.  With traditional multi-head in X11, windows can-
                    658: not span or cross physical screens.  Xinerama removes this limitation.  Xin-
                    659: erama does, however, require that the physical screens all have the same root
                    660: depth, so it isn't possible, for example, to use an 8-bit screen together
                    661: with a 16-bit screen in Xinerama mode.
                    662:
                    663: Xinerama is not enabled by default, and can be enabled with the +xinerama
                    664: command line option for the X server.
                    665:
                    666: Xinerama was included with X11R6.4.  The version included in XFree86 4.x was
                    667: completely rewritten for improved performance and correctness.
                    668:
                    669: Known problems:
                    670:
                    671:    o Most window managers are not Xinerama-aware, and so some operations like
                    672:      window placement and resizing might not behave in an ideal way.  This is
                    673:      an issue that needs to be dealt with in the individual window managers,
                    674:      and isn't specifically an XFree86 problem.
                    675:
1.1.1.5   tron      676: 4.7  DGA version 2
1.1       veego     677:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      678: DGA 2.0 is included in 4.3.0, but is not implemented by all drivers.  Prelim-
1.1       veego     679: inary documentation for the client libraries can be found in the README.DGA
                    680: document.  A good degree of backwards compatibility with version 1.0 is pro-
                    681: vided.
                    682:
1.1.1.5   tron      683: 4.8  DDC
1.1       veego     684:
                    685: The VESA(R) Display Data Channel (DDC[tm]) standard allows the monitor to
                    686: tell the video card (or on some cases the computer directly) about itself;
                    687: particularly the supported screen resolutions and refresh rates.
                    688:
                    689: Partial or complete DDC support is available in most of the video drivers.
                    690: DDC is enabled by default, but can be disabled with a "Device" section entry:
                    691: Option "NoDDC".  We have support for DDC versions 1 and 2; these can be dis-
                    692: abled independently with Option "NoDDC1" and Option "NoDDC2".
                    693:
1.1.1.5   tron      694: At startup the server prints out DDC information from the display, and can
                    695: use this information to set or warn about monitor sync limits (but not mode-
                    696: lines yet).  For some drivers, the X server's new -configure option uses the
                    697: DDC information when generating the config file.
                    698:
                    699: 4.8.1  Changed behavior caused by DDC.
                    700:
                    701: Several drivers uses DDC information to set the screen size and pitch.  This
                    702: can be overridden by explicitly resetting it to the and non-DDC default value
                    703: 75 with the -dpi 75 command line option for the X server, or by specifying
                    704: appropriate screen dimensions with the "DisplaySize" keyword in the "Monitor"
                    705: section of the config file.
                    706:
                    707: 4.9  GLX and the Direct Rendering Infrastructure (DRI)
                    708:
                    709: Precision Insight <URL:http://www.precisioninsight.com> was provided with
                    710: funding and support from Red Hat <URL:http://www.redhat.com>, SGI
                    711: <URL:http://www.sgi.com>, 3Dfx <URL:http://www.3dfx.com>, Intel
1.1       veego     712: <URL:http://www.intel.com>, ATI <URL:http://www.ati.com>, and Matrox
                    713: <URL:http://www.matrox.com> to integrate the GLX extension for 3D rendering
                    714: in an X11 window.  The 3D core rendering component is the Mesa
                    715: <URL:http://www.mesa3d.org> library.  SGI has released the sources to the GLX
                    716: extension framework under an open license, which essentially provides the
                    717: glue between the 3D library and this windowing system.  Precision Insight has
                    718: integrated these components into the XFree86 X Server and added a Direct Ren-
                    719: dering Infrastructure (DRI).  Direct Rendering provides a highly optimized
                    720: path for sending 3D data directly to the graphics hardware.  This release
                    721: provides a complete implementation of direct rendering support for the 3Dfx
                    722: Banshee, Voodoo3 and Voodoo5 graphics cards, as well as the Intel i810/i815
                    723: cards, ATI Rage 128, and Matrox G400.  Updated information on DRI compatible
                    724: drivers can be found at the DRI Project <URL:http://dri.sourceforge.net> on
                    725: SourceForge <URL:http://www.sourceforge.net>.
                    726:
1.1.1.5   tron      727: 4.10  XVideo Extension (Xv)
1.1       veego     728:
                    729: The XVideo extension is supported in XFree86 4.x.  An XvQueryPortAttributes
                    730: function has been added as well as support for XvImages.  XvImages are XIm-
                    731: ages in alternate color spaces such as YUV and can be passed to the server
                    732: through shared memory segments.  This allows clients to display YUV data with
                    733: high quality hardware scaling and filtering.
                    734:
1.1.1.5   tron      735: 4.11  X Rendering Extension (Render)
1.1       veego     736:
                    737: The X Rendering extension provides a 2D rendering model that more closely
                    738: matches application demands and hardware capabilities.  It provides a render-
                    739: ing model derived from Plan 9 based on Porter/Duff image composition rather
                    740: than binary raster operations.
                    741:
                    742: Using simple compositing operators provided by most hardware, Render can draw
                    743: anti-aliased text and geometric objects as well as perform translucent image
                    744: overlays and other image operations not possible with the core X rendering
                    745: system.
                    746:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      747: XFree86 4.3.0 provides a partial implementation of Render sufficient for
1.1       veego     748: drawing anti-aliased text and image composition.  Still to be implemented are
                    749: geometric primitives and affine transformation of images.
                    750:
                    751: Unlike the core protocol, Render provides no font support for applications,
                    752: rather it allows applications to upload glyphs for display on the screen.
                    753: This allows the client greater control over text rendering and complete
                    754: access to the available font information while still providing hardware
                    755: acceleration.  The Xft library provides font access for Render applications.
                    756:
1.1.1.5   tron      757: 4.11.1  The Xft Library
1.1       veego     758:
                    759: On the client side, the Xft library provides access to fonts for applications
                    760: using the FreeType library, version 2.  FreeType currently supports Type1 and
                    761: TrueType font files, a future release is expected to support BDF and PCF
                    762: files as well, so Render applications will have access to the complete range
                    763: of fonts available to core applications.  One important thing to note is that
                    764: Xft uses the vertical size of the monitor to compute accurate pixel sizes for
                    765: provided point sizes; if your monitor doesn't provide accurate information
                    766: via DDC, you may want to add that information to XF86Config.
                    767:
                    768: To allow a graceful transition for applications moving from core text render-
                    769: ing to the Render extension, Xft can use either core fonts or FreeType and
1.1.1.3   tron      770: the Render extension for text.  By default, Xft is configured to support both
                    771: core fonts and FreeType fonts using the supplied version of FreeType 2.  See
                    772: the section on FreeType support in Xft for instructions on configuring
                    773: XFree86 to use an existing FreeType installation.
1.1       veego     774:
                    775: The Xft library uses a configuration file, XftConfig, which contains informa-
                    776: tion about which directories contain font files and also provides a sophisti-
                    777: cated font aliasing mechanism.  Documentation for that file is included in
1.1.1.6 ! tron      778: the Xft(3) man page.
1.1       veego     779:
1.1.1.5   tron      780: 4.11.2  FreeType support in Xft
1.1       veego     781:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      782: XFree86 4.3.0 includes sources for FreeType version 2.1.1, and, by default,
1.1.1.3   tron      783: they are built and installed automatically.
1.1       veego     784:
1.1.1.5   tron      785: 4.11.3  Application Support For Anti-Aliased Text
1.1       veego     786:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      787: Only three applications have been modified in XFree86 4.3.0 to work with the
1.1       veego     788: Render extension and the Xft and FreeType libraries to provide anti-aliased
                    789: text.  Xterm, xditview and x11perf.  Migration of other applications may
                    790: occur in future releases.
                    791:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      792: By default, xterm uses core fonts through the standard core API.  It has a
        !           793: command line option and associated resource to direct it to use Xft instead:
1.1       veego     794:
                    795:    o -fa family / .VT100.faceName: family.  Selects the font family to use.
                    796:
                    797: Xditview will use Xft instead of the core API by default.  X11perf includes
                    798: tests to measure the performance of text rendered in three ways, anti-
                    799: aliased, anti-aliased with sub-pixel sampling and regular chunky text, but
1.1.1.3   tron      800: through the Render extension, a path which is currently somewhat slower than
                    801: core text.
1.1       veego     802:
1.1.1.5   tron      803: 4.12  Other extensions
1.1       veego     804:
                    805: The XFree86-Misc extension has not been fully ported to the new server archi-
                    806: tecture yet.  This should be completed in a future release.
                    807:
                    808: The XFree86-VidModeExtension extension has been updated, and mostly ported to
                    809: the new server architecture.  The area of mode validation needs further work,
                    810: and the extension should be used with care.  This extension has support for
                    811: changing the gamma setting at run-time, for modes where this is possible.
1.1.1.5   tron      812: The xgamma utility makes use of this feature.  Compatibility with the 3.3.x
                    813: version of the extension is provided.  The missing parts of this extension
                    814: and some new features should be completed in a future release.
1.1       veego     815:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      816: 4.13  xedit
1.1       veego     817:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      818: Xedit has several new features, including:
1.1       veego     819:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      820:    o An embedded lisp interpreter that allows easier extension of the editor.
1.1       veego     821:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      822:    o Several new syntax highlight modes, and indentation rules for C and
        !           823:      Lisp.
1.1       veego     824:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      825:    o Flexible search/replace interface that allows regex matches.
1.1       veego     826:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      827:    o Please refer to xedit(1) for more details.
1.1       veego     828:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      829: 4.14  Font support
1.1       veego     830:
                    831: Details about the font support in XFree86 4.x can be found in the
                    832: README.fonts document.
                    833:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      834: 4.15  TrueType support
1.1       veego     835:
                    836: XFree86 4.x comes with two TrueType backends, known as `xfsft' (the
                    837: "freetype" module) and `X-TrueType' (the "xtt" module).  Both of these back-
                    838: ends are based on the FreeType library.
                    839:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      840: 4.16  CID font support
1.1       veego     841:
                    842: Support for CID-keyed fonts is included in XFree86 4.x.  The CID-keyed font
                    843: format was designed by Adobe Systems <URL:http://www.adobe.com> for fonts
                    844: with large character sets.  The CID-keyed font support in XFree86 was donated
                    845: by SGI <URL:http://www.sgi.com>.  See the LICENSE document for a copy of the
                    846: CID Font Code Public License.
                    847:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      848: 4.17  Internationalisation of the scalable font backends
1.1       veego     849:
                    850: XFree86 4.x has a ``fontenc'' layer to allow the scalable font backends to
                    851: use a common method of font re-encoding.  This re-encoding makes it possible
                    852: to uses fonts in encodings other than their their native encoding.  This
                    853: layer is used by the Type1 and Speedo backends and the `xfsft' version of the
                    854: TrueType backend.  The `X-TrueType' version of the TrueType backend uses a
                    855: different re-encoding method based on loadable encoding modules.
                    856:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      857: 4.18  Large font optimisation
1.1       veego     858:
                    859: The glyph metrics array, which all the X clients using a particular font have
1.1.1.5   tron      860: access to, is placed in shared memory, so as to reduce redundant memory con-
                    861: sumption.  For non-local clients, the glyph metrics array is transmitted in a
                    862: compressed format.
1.1       veego     863:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      864: 4.19  Unicode/ISO 10646 support
1.1       veego     865:
                    866: What is included in 4.x:
                    867:
                    868:    o All ``-misc-fixed-*'' BDF fonts are now available in the ISO10646-1
                    869:      encoding and cover at least the 614 characters found in ISO
                    870:      8859-{1-5,7-10,14,15}, CP1252, and MES-1. The non-bold fonts also cover
                    871:      all Windows Glyph List 4 (WGL4) characters, including those found in all
                    872:      8-bit MS-DOS/Windows code pages. The 8-bit variants of the ``-misc-
                    873:      fixed-*'' BDF fonts (ISO8859-1, ISO8859-2, KOI8-R, etc.) have all been
                    874:      automatically generated from the new ISO10646-1 master fonts.
                    875:
                    876:    o Some ``-misc-fixed-*'' BDF ISO10646-1 fonts now cover a comprehensive
                    877:      Unicode repertoire of over 3000 characters including all Latin, Greek,
                    878:      Cyrillic, Armenian, Gregorian, Hebrew, IPA, and APL characters, plus
                    879:      numerous scientific, typographic, technical, and backwards-compatibility
                    880:      symbols. Some of these fonts also cover Arabic, Ethiopian, Thai,
                    881:      Han/Kanji, Hangul, full ISO 8859, and more. For the 6x13 font there is
                    882:      now a 12x13ja Kanji extension and for the 9x18 font there is a 18x18ja
                    883:      Kanji/Han/Hangul extension, which covers all ISO-2022-JP-2 (RFC 1554)
                    884:      characters. The 9x18 font can also be used to implement simple combining
                    885:      characters by accent overstriking. For more information, read Markus
                    886:      Kuhn's UTF-8 and Unicode FAQ <URL:http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/uni-
                    887:      code.html>.
                    888:
                    889:    o Mark Leisher's ClearlyU proportional font (similar to Computer Modern).
                    890:
                    891:    o ISO 10646/Unicode UTF-8 Level 1 support added to xterm (enabled with the
                    892:      -u8 option).
                    893:
                    894:    o Both the xfsft (the "freetype" module) and the X-TrueType (the "xtt"
                    895:      module) TrueType font backends support Unicode-encoded fonts.
                    896:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      897: 4.20  Luxi fonts from Bigelow and Holmes
1.1       veego     898:
1.1.1.5   tron      899: XFree86 now includes the ``Luxi'' family of Type 1 fonts and TrueType fonts.
                    900: This family consists of the fonts ``Luxi Serif'', ``Luxi Sans'' and
                    901: ``Luxi Mono'' in Roman, oblique, bold and bold oblique variants.  The True-
                    902: Type version have glyphs covering the basic ASCII Unicode range, the Latin 1
                    903: range, as well as the Extended Latin range and some additional punctuation
                    904: characters.  In particular, these fonts include all the glyphs needed for
                    905: ISO 8859 parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 13 and 15, as well as all the glyphs in the
                    906: Adobe Standard encoding and the Windows 3.1  character set.
                    907:
                    908: The glyph coverage of the Type 1 versions is somewhat reduced, and only cov-
                    909: ers ISO 8859 parts 1, 2 and 15 as well as the Adobe Standard encoding.
                    910:
                    911: The Luxi fonts are original designs by Kris Holmes and Charles Bigelow from
                    912: Bigelow and Holmes Inc., who developed the Luxi typeface designs in Ikarus
                    913: digital format.  URW++ Design and Development GmbH converted the Ikarus for-
                    914: mat fonts to TrueType and Type 1 font programs and implemented the grid-fit-
                    915: ting "hints" and kerning tables in the Luxi fonts.
                    916:
                    917: The license terms for the Luxi fonts are included in the file `COPYRIGHT.BH',
                    918: as well as in the License document.  For further information, please contact
                    919: <design@bigelowandholmes.com> or <info@urwpp.de>, or consult the URW++ web
                    920: site <URL:http://www.urwpp.de>.
1.1       veego     921:
1.1.1.6 ! tron      922: 4.21  Directory rearrangements
1.1       veego     923:
                    924: Some changes to the installed XFree86 directory structure have been imple-
                    925: mented for 4.x.  One important change is a modified search path for the X
                    926: server's XF86Config file.  The details of this can be found in the XF86Config
                    927: manual page.  The other main change is moving most of the run-time configura-
                    928: tion files to /etc/X11, with symbolic links in the old /usr/X11R6/lib/X11
                    929: location pointing to the new location.  Some run-time generated files are now
                    930: located under the appropriate subdirectories of /var, again with the relevant
                    931: symbolic links in the old location.
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