X-SBClass: Blocked ( Re: xmodmap restarts X-server without applying changes)

Brian Keener keenerb@roleplayga.org
Wed Dec 29 14:22:00 GMT 2004

On Wed, 2004-12-29 at 11:53 +0100, Alexander Gottwald wrote: 
> On Wed, 29 Dec 2004, Brian Keener wrote:
> > I'm trying to run
> > 
> > xmodmap -e "keysym Home = "
> > 
> > And it's restarting my X-server without applying the changes to the
> > keymappings.
> > 
> > Oddly enough, if I start the X server as "-multiwindow" it applies the
> > change without rebooting, and resolves (partially) my previous report of
> > extraneous "home" keypresses.  However, running X as "-rootless" or
> > without any command line options at all results in the behaviour
> > reported above...
> Get in touch with X. The xserver does restart if the last xclient disconnts.
> xmodmap is a xclient and after finishing it's work it disconnects and the 
> xserver resets (and dumps your changes). In multiwindow mode there is at least
> the windowmanager client running and prevents the reset. 
> You can omit this behaviour by adding the -noreset option to XWin. This will 
> prevent the reset
> bye
> 	ago
Interesting to know.  That command line option doesn't show up either in
the FAQ for command line options, or in "X --help", but it most
certainly works.

Thanks for the help!

Brian Keener <keenerb@roleplayga.org>

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