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RE: problem with using xsetroot without window manager
- From: "Dawson, David W" <david dot w dot dawson at lmco dot com>
- To: Cygwin-Xfree <cygwin-xfree at sources dot redhat dot com>
- Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 09:23:39 -0500
- Subject: 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(?)
> -----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
> > 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
> > 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
> the next session starts.
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