XWin w/out -nodecoration running in background doesn't display anything

Rudolf Kollien Rudolf.Kollien@kollien.de
Thu Apr 8 23:16:00 GMT 2004

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Hello Harold,

sorry, if my question sounds stupid, but... when i can't use run in a batch 
why there is "run" used in the startxdmcp.bat? It does the job as requested. 
But only with "-nodecorations". Why can a window without border and titlebar 
can be used, but a "normal" window not? 

I don't want to compare to the old XFree86 (i'm glad about the new project) 
but once upon a time there where the same problem but was gone long ago.

I will try the hint from David Rothenberger with "setsid" (never heared 
about). Sound's good.

The problem is, that when the controlling window ist closed, the whole 
X-session gets killed. I i know my users: the will close this "unneccessary" 

Am Donnerstag, 8. April 2004 21:51 schrieb Harold L Hunt II:
> Yeah, you can't use "run" in the batch file... you have to use "start"
> instead.  I noticed this right before the release, but I don't have a
> permanent solution yet.  We had to switch from "start" to "run" because
> "start" doesn't prevent a DOS box from being displayed and because we
> switched XWin.exe from not displaying a DOS box by default to displaying
> a DOS box by default.  The reason for this is that the new logging
> facility allows sending messages both to standard output and to a log
> file if one is opened sometime after the server starts (message have to
> be cached until that point since they would otherwise be lost since the
> log file isn't open yet).  The nicest thing about this is that people
> running "XWin -help" will now see the help output instead of having to
> open /tmp/XWin.log to see the output.
> What is the permanent solution to the problem?  I don't know.  I think
> it may be time to finish writing the batch file that just launches a
> bash shell script, but I haven't got time to work on that today.
> Harold


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