API for finding out whether your X monitor is on the current VT
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Tue Jun 20 02:42:29 PDT 2006
On Mon, 19 Jun 2006 17:27:54 +0200
Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault at ens-lyon.org> wrote:
> Tim Dijkstra, le Mon 19 Jun 2006 16:52:19 +0200, a écrit :
> > > You should be able to use the root window property XFree86_VT and
> > > the Linux fgconsole command to do it, not sure how to do it for
> > > remote clients, as calling fgconsole isn't probably possible.
> > Excuse my ignorance, but how can you get this property? With
> > 'xprop -root XFree86_VT'? That doesn't seem to work here.
> The XFree86_VT root property got added to the XFree86 X server
> starting from 4.4, and Xorg inherited it in 6.8.
Ah, right, should have checked versions. At work we run Cern Linux which
has XFree86 4.3.
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