Linux Graphic User Interface

The traditional graphics server for Linux used to build graphical user interfaces (GUIs) is the X Window System (X11, 6000/TCP).

Modern systems are moving to Wayland.

Applications are rendered by a Window Manager which is optionally managed by a desktop environment. The graphical data is sent to the server which passes it to the graphical hardware.

A few desktop environments 🏘️

  • KDE
  • Xfce
  • Mate
  • LXQt
  • Unity
  • Cinnamon

πŸ‘» To-do πŸ‘»

Stuff that I found, but never read/used yet.

  • xset: command to control various X server settings