PATCH document -background none option

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at
Tue Oct 11 17:40:07 PDT 2011

On 10/ 7/11 05:41 AM, Michal Suchanek wrote:
> On 6 October 2011 23:39, Alan Coopersmith<alan.coopersmith at>  wrote:
>> On 10/ 6/11 07:54 AM, Michal Suchanek wrote:
>>> this patch documents the option introduced in commit 8976e97.
>>> +++ b/hw/xfree86/man/
>> Since the option is in the core server argument processing (os/utils.c,
>> not under hw/xfree86/common), it should probably go in man/
>> which is referenced for common args from the
>> Xorg/Xwin/Xvfb/Xnest/Xephyr/etc.
>> man pages.
> This updated patch puts the option in the common man page.

Thanks.   If you don't mind a little grammar nitpicking, a couple suggestions:

> +.BI \-background " none"
> +If the driver supports it it will be asked to not clear the background on X startup.

Having "it" twice in a row, referring to different things is a bit awkward.

   Asks the driver not to clear the background on startup, if the driver supports

> +May be useful for smooth transition with eg. fbdev driver.
> +For security reasons this is not the default. The screen content might show previous user session.

I'd change that to:
   For security reasons this is not the default, as the screen contents
   might show a previous user session.

	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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