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RE: problem with using xsetroot without window manager

Pardon my earlier mistake (re: ability to turn off XWin reset).  The
-noreset command line option appears to be undocumented(?)
David Dawson

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Alexander Gottwald
> []
> Sent:	Friday, January 11, 2002 4:19 AM
> Cc:	Cygwin-Xfree
> Subject:	Re: problem with using xsetroot without window manager
> On Fri, 11 Jan 2002, Ralf Habacker wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm using the latest Xserver Test Release and have recognized a problem,
> > when starting some apps without any window manager.
> > 
> > For starting kde/kde2 I'm using setxroot to choose another background at
> > the start of the launching process, which needs some time. At this time
> no 
> > window manager is running. With this configuration the color isn't set, 
> > but the xserver seems to be restarted. (The window seems to be closed
> for 
> > a little while and comes back) After startung twm, kwm or kwin color 
> > setting works. The same effect occurs, when I'm starting for example 
> > xdpyinfo without any window manager. When the end of the listing is 
> > reached the server "restarts".
> This is the normal behavior. After the last client disconnected, the 
> Xserver resets. Normally xinit is the first process that connects to the 
> Xserver, exec the .xinitrc scripts and exits after the last program from 
> xinitrc (normally the windowmanger) has ended.
> You can switch the Xserver to not resetting by adding the switch -noreset 
> to the XWin commandline. This is not recommend if you use the Xserver for
> terminals, since all settings that are made in a session are not reset
> until 
> the next session starts.
> bye
> 	ago 
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