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Old 09-29-2004, 12:18 PM   #1
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X Server - Which One?

How can I tell what XServer I am using?
Old 09-29-2004, 02:55 PM   #2
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one has a foot, that is KDE, i forget what Gnome has because i use the RedHat line of distros and they all have the red fedora hat.
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To be technical...

AFAIK most linux distros use XFree86. KDE and Gnome are windows managers. So what linux distribution are you running?

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Old 09-30-2004, 03:47 AM   #4
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And to be even more technical
Gnome and KDE are desktop environments. The former uses Metacity as its default window manager, and the latter uses the bundled KWM as its default window manager.

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Originally posted by michaelk
AFAIK most linux distros use XFree86.
I'm not sure about that; since XFree86 changed the license, lots of distros has switched to

Anyway, to see which which Xserver you're running, the command X -version will probably give you this info.


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