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If you have old hardware try Xfce desktop system. Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for various *NIX systems. Designed for productivity, it loads and executes applications fast, while conserving system resources. Xfce 4.4 embodies the traditional UNIX philosophy of modularity and re-usability. It consists of a number of components that together provide the full […]


GNOME is a complete desktop environment (no matter what Linus says ;) ). In GNOME, everything is easy to use, and works the way you want. So how do you install Gnome Desktop system under FreeBSD? These days it is quite easy to install Gnome Desktop system under FreeBSD. You have following choices (use only […]


By default Linux disallows TCP connections from remote hosts. It prevents applications from running on a remote host and being able to be displayed on the local x server. To enable the X server to display remote applications open /usr/share/gdm/defaults.conf file. Set DisallowTCP=true to false # vi /usr/share/gdm/defaults.conf Set DisallowTCP=true to false DisallowTCP=false Setting DisallowTCP […]


The VLC media player is an open source and my favorite media player is out with a new version. It is a highly portable multimedia player, encoder and streamer that supports many audio and video codecs and file formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs and various streaming protocols. […]


The X Window System is a network transparent window system which runs on a wide range of computing and graphics machines. The X.Org Foundation Open Source Public Implementation of X11 (the XOrg Server) is the official reference implementation of the X Window System. X.org includes several useful utilities and features that almost no one knows […]


Linux or UNIX desktop systems are quite stable. However, some time weird things happen like unreadable screen and confusing application causing massive screen messed up, which makes it difficult to read what is on the Linux desktop. Generally, I have observed that most users prefer to hit CTRL+ALT+Back Space or just kills the X session. […]


This guide is going to show you how to get X.org 7.1 up and running on Linux (the emphasis will be on using Gentoo, but it should work on any other Linux distro as well). From the howto page: We of course can’t possibly do anything if we are missing X.org. To obtain this in […]