Xfree86 Backgrounds

Harold Hunt huntharo@msu.edu
Tue Sep 18 11:56:00 GMT 2001

The background is changed by the helper program 'xsetroot'.

You can pass xsetroot any number of options, the only one of which I know is
the one that I used in startxwin.bat:
xsetroot -solid aquamarine4

Read the man page for more information.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Moger [ mailto:jamesm@transonic.com ]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 10:46 AM
> To: huntharo@msu.edu
> Subject: Xfree86 Backgrounds
> I read in your change logs that you changed the cygwin xfree86 package to
> not display the hatched background on startup.  You mentioned that you
> replaced the hatched background with a solid white.  I would like
> to do the
> same thing - but as a solid black.  I am getting rather lost in
> the code.  I
> would think that it would be a configuration option somewhere,
> but have had
> no luck finding it.  I see lots of code in XAA about solid fill
> rectangles,
> but I can not figure out how to use them.  Can you make any suggestions on
> where to look/how tp procede to eliminate the hatched background?
> - James

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