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I think you've already noticed that some sort of "server" is needed. Each client (desktop environment, window manager, or windowed program) needs to share the display with all of the others, and they need to be able to display things without knowing the details of the hardware, or knowing who else is using the display. So the X11 server provides the layer ...


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A window system does not have to have a server, but you can decide to implement window system based on a client-server model. Doing so has several advantages as you clearly separate the activities in the client and the server, they don't need to run on the same machine and it is more easy to service multiple clients. That is currently still very handy (e.g. ...


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A windowing system means that several independent programs share a common resource, the screen and input devices. Shared resources can only safely be implemented in two ways: The resource may be controlled by the kernel, and applications make kernel calls to access it. The resource may be controlled by a dedicated process (server), and applications contact ...


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The systemd developers are pretty against allowing nspawn to access real hardware as this quote from Poettering says: Well, the way we see it containers are really about getting access to virtualized environments only, i.e. /dev should be mostly empty (modulo /dev/null, /dev/random and friends), and the container really never should get access to ...


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X was originally, developed and maintained by M.I.T. And, it was with an open source M.I.T license, not that, that really, matters. While seen as uncoventional, consider for a moment; how you would explain a choice to use a client-server paradigm in a piece of software? And, perhaps I should say to a C.E.O... Here's how I learned to appreciate the ...


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Client-server models are a popular design for all sorts of applications, even when there's only one server and only one client. They allow a clean, well-defined interface between domains of responsibility. While there are many ways a server and client could communicate, the choice made by X (regardless of the advantages mentioned by others) is not ...


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Execute these commands in a terminal, in this order. Step 4 adds the Xorg Developers PPA. Once completed, tell me if step 7 installs the same version you downloaded. Step 3 removes the offending module that is still loaded. Step 5 removes the need for nomodeset on your kernel command line, so please remove whatever edit you made to /etc/default/grub ...



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