Application that receives X commands from clients and displays the information on a terminal. Receives keyboard and mouse events from the terminal and sends it to the clients.
(n.) In the X protocol, a basic window ing mechnanism that handles interprocess communication (IPC) connections from clients. An X server also demultiplexes graphics requests onto the screens and multiplex es input back to the appropriate clients. An X server controls a single keyboard and pointer and one or more screens that constitute a single display.
a program that allows users to run applications designed for the X -window system
a program that manages a video system (and possibly other "interactive" I/O devices such as mice, keyboards, and some more unusual devices)
a program that runs on the computer you sit in front of
The program in the X Window System which interfaces with graphics hardware and handles the actual running of X programs.
The software that controls the screen, keyboard and pointing device under the X Window System.
A local application that accepts X client requests and acts upon them.
The software resident on an Xstation that sends and receives X protocol commands to hosts running applications on the network.
An X server is a server of connections to X terminal in a distributed network that uses the X Window System. From the terminal user's point-of-view, the X server may seem like a server of applications in multiple windows. Actually, the applications in the remote computer with the X server are making client request for the services of a windows manager that runs in each terminal. X servers (as part of the X Window System) typically are installed in a UNIX-based operating system in a mainframe, minicomputer, or workstation.