API for finding out whether your X monitor is on the current VT

Ilya Konstantinov future at shiny.co.il
Sat Jun 17 03:10:02 PDT 2006


I've been looking, without success so far, for an existing extension + 
API that'll allow me to find out whether my X session is on the current 
VT (Virtual Terminal) ?

In other words, on a computer with many concurrent X sessions (or an 
active console user), is my X session currently being displayed and so 
will likely to get the user's attention?

I'd appreciate any pointers. I can envision a way to do this that'll 
work on a local machine and require root (to access /dev/console), but 
I'd rather avoid that.


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