XWN740 Notes

General Announcements

• Jan 11, 2010 •

Please view the weekly notes displayed below. It is recommended
to view the notes prior to class to get a basic idea of the
content. The instructor will be providing in class instruction
and providing examples to assist in the learning process…!

Things You Should Know First

• Jan 11, 2010 •

Useful Websites:  
Instructor’s Webpage: http://cs.senecac.on.ca/~murray.saul
Learn Webmail: https://learn.senecac.on.ca
Blackboard: https://my.senecacollege.ca
Moodle Learning Management System (LMS)

Instructor’s Course Policies:  https://murraysaul.wordpress.com/instructors-policies/

Email Address:
murray.saul@senecac.on.ca

Office:
T2105 (TEL Building)

Week 1: Definition of X-Windows

• Jan 11 – 17, 2010 •

Course Outline:  OPS435 Subject Outline
Instructor’s Course Policies:

Course Introduction | Slides: [odp] [pdf] [ppt]
History /Def’n of XWindows | Slides: [odp] [pdf] [ppt]

Other Resources:

[ X Windows – Def’n ]
[ X Windows on MS Windows ]
[ Multiheaded machine ]
[ Happy B-day to GNU ]

Week 2: Hardware / Starting XWindows

• Jan 18 – 24, 2010 •

XWindows – Hardware | Slides: [odp] [pdf] [ppt]
Starting XWindows | Slides: [odp] [pdf] [ppt]

Lab 1: “Introduction to XWindows”” Lab Instructions: [html]

Other Resources:

[ Pointing Device – Def’n ]
[ Keyboard – Def’n ]
[ VDT – Def’n ]
[ Video Card – Def’n ]
[ Video Card – Diagram ]
[ init file – Def’n ]
[ X Display Managers ]

Week 3: Running X Clients / Using X Server

• Jan 25 – 28, 2010 •

Running X Clients | Slides: [odp] [pdf] [ppt]
Using The X Server | Slides: [odp] [pdf] [ppt]

Lab 2: “Starting XWindows Server” Lab Instructions: [html]

Other Resources:

[ TERMIOS ]

Week 4: Session & Windows Manager / Desktop Environments

• Feb 1 – 7, 2010 •

slides: [odp] [pdf] [ppt]

Lab 3: “Running X Clients / Using X” Lab Instructions: [html]

Other Resources:

[ Session Manangers ]
[ Window Managers ]
[ Desktop Environments ]

Week 5: Basic Configuration / Misc. Utilities

• Feb 8 – 14, 2010 •

Basic XWindows Configuration | Slides: [odp] [pdf] [ppt]
Misc XWindows Utilities | Slides: [odp] [pdf] [ppt]

Lab 4: “Session / Window Managers” Lab Instructions: [html]

Other Resources:

[ X.org Def’n ]
[ Xorg.conf Man Page ]

Week 6: Fonts – An Introduction

• Feb 15 – 21, 2010 •

Fonts – Basic | Slides: [odp] [pdf] [ppt]

Lab 5: “XWindows – Basic Configuration” Lab Instructions: [html]

Other Resources:
[ Font Basics ]
[ Xorg and Fonts ]

Week 7: Review / Midterm

• Feb 22 – 28, 2010 •

Review
Midterm Exam

Other Resources:
None

Week 8: Fonts – Continued

• Mar 8 – 14, 2010 •

Fonts – The “New” Way | Slides: [odp] [pdf] [ppt]

Other Resources:

None

Week 9: Building a Kiosk

• Mar 15 – 21, 2010 •

Building a Kiosk | Slides: [odp] [pdf] [ppt]

Lab 6: “Fonts / Misc Utilities” Lab Instructions: [html]

Other Resources:

[ X Kiosk – ROM ]

Week 10: Remote Access

• Mar 22 – 28, 2010 •

Remote Access | Slides: [odp] [pdf] [ppt]

Lab 7: [Work on Arcade Cabinet Project]

Other Resources:

[ SSH – Tunneling ]

Week 11: Using VNC

• Mar 29 – Apr 4, 2010 •

Using VNC | Slides: [odp] [pdf] [ppt]

Lab 8: “Remote Access” Lab Instructions: [html]

Other Resources:

[ VNC Def’n ]

Week 12: Course Review

• Apr 5 – 11, 2010 •

Course Review

Lab 9: “VNC” Lab Instructions: [html]

Other Resources:

None


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