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#190 Preferences: no option for xdm query

Feature Suggestion
X server (105)

A very common use of an X-server in full-screen mode
is to act as an X-terminal to another Unix (or Linux)
box. It would be most helpful if xdm broadcast/query
options could appear in the preferences dialog.


  • Dennis Haag
    Dennis Haag

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    I have been working on adding that functionality, but it has
    been a lower priority for me right now. I did write a simple
    cocoa application that collects your connection information
    and then calls XDarwinStartup with the appropriate flags for
    -query and -indirect types of connections. I can post the
    code if there is sufficient interest. What is the protocol
    for sending in "diffs" on binary files like the *.nib files?

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    I think there is significant enough interest that it is well worth adding this feature for XFree86 4.3. Send the diffs or post them as a patch to the patch tracker (and send me email noting you have done so). With binary files, you just have to include the whole file, usually in a tarball.

  • Dennis Haag
    Dennis Haag

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    This kind of got put on the back-burner for me. I have an
    example nib file I can send. My first attempt to implement
    the code side of the interface was less than successful. I
    basically added another toggle flag similar to rootless. I
    was able to get the preferences saved, but when I tried to
    launch XDMCP mode it didn't get too far. I haven't touched
    it since then. I will send you what I had, it was against
    CVS about 2 months ago. I think I will have time to look at
    this again in a week or so.

    I submitted it and the request ID is 616706. I will also
    submit a launcher utility that I use for XDMCP mode connections.