[ANNOUNCE] xinit 1.0.9

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Sun May 25 09:44:52 PDT 2008

On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 09:35:41 -0700, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:

> So... why does xserverrc start the server as :0 if you start it as '/ 
> path/to/xserverrc :1' ?

Because the xserverrc doesn't expect any arguments.
It contains
exec /usr/bin/X11/X -nolisten tcp

and I don't remember ever changing it.

> That sounds like a bug with the xserverrc to me 
> rather than startx...  I would consider it a bug (or atleast obscure, 
> poorly defined behavior) that startx switched to using /usr/X11/bin/X 
> rather than ~/.xserverrc if all you did was give it command line options.
That's been its behavior forever afaik.  And that's also what I
understand from the manpage.


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