A couple of questions (maybe a little more)

Alexander Gottwald alexander.gottwald@s1999.tu-chemnitz.de
Mon Jun 7 13:58:00 GMT 2004

On Mon, 7 Jun 2004, Shachar Shemesh wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm sorry if these were already handled. I couldn't find them in recent 
> mailing list archives.
> 1. Is an Israeli keyboard handled by the server? I managed to get it to 
> work with "-xkblayout us,il", but it was not automatically detected. 

Please send me your /tmp/XWin.log and I'll try to add the israeli keyboard 
to the list of detected ones.

> I 
> have just realized that the case of Israeli keyboard is a bit special to 
> latin-based computer users, as a Hebrew keyboard will seldom be the only 
> one defined. It is simply not practicaly to work a computer with only a 
> hebrew keyboard. As such, both Windows and X need to have both keyboards 
> defined. The problem is that my X and windows keyboard swiching runs out 
> of sync. Add to that that there is no indication what X keyboard 
> langauge is currently is (-xkboptions grp_led:scroll did not work as it 
> does on Linux), and I have a problem. I'm considering writing a program 
> that keeps them in sync, but I would like to know current status first.

This may be because we do no special handling for setting the led states.
You coukld try xkbvleds. This will show a window with simple leds which 
shows the internal led state.

> 2. How is access control handled by the server? The docs seem to hint 
> there is no access control at all. My expeirence shows that xhost works 
> (and is required), but that xauth doesn't find anything to work with. Is 
> MIT cookie based authentication supported? How do I turn it on?

It is supported but not set with the startup scripts (startx on linux will 
not generate cookies too). Some time ago users posted scripts which
generated cookies with md5sum. Search the mailing list archive for md5sum 
and xauth. This should bring up some pointers to the scripts. 

> 3. Does the server handle the WM_ENDSESSION message? I'm having some 
> difficulties bringing windows down when the server is running.

> 4. Why is X.Org's config file not being used?

We had some limited support for the configfile. With beginning integration 
into the freedesktop xserver project we disabled it again. The code depends
on sources from the XFree86 project which were not available in the xserver 

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