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Wiki - Home. NEdit - the multi-purpose X Window System editor. Xdefaults. Xresources is a user-level configuration dotfile, typically located at ~/.Xresources.


It can be used to set X resources, which are configuration parameters for X client applications. They can do many operations, including: defining terminal colours configuring terminal preferences setting DPI, antialiasing, hinting and other X font settings changing the Xcursor theme theming xscreensaver altering preferences on low-level X applications (xclock (xorg-xclock), xpdf, rxvt-unicode, etc.) Note: Using ~/.Xdefaults is deprecated, so this article will only refer to resources loaded with xrdb Getting started Make sure that xorg-xrdb is installed in your system. Parsing .Xresources The file ~/.Xresources does not exist by default. Are using a Display manager to log into X. The resources will be stored in the X server so the file does not need to be read every time an app is started. Using Cygwin/X. Described below are several methods of starting up the Cygwin/X X Server with a startup utility that optionally starts initial clients (for example, a terminal or a window manager) and performs X server configuration (for example, loading a keyboard modifier map).

Using Cygwin/X

Starting Cygwin/X in multiwindow mode (startxwin) Use the custom XWin startup utility startxwin startxwin is included in the xinit package (installed by following the instructions in the Section called Installing Cygwin/X in Chapter 2), which starts the X server in multiwindow mode along with a single X terminal. Manpage of XWIN. Manpage of STARTXWIN. Section: User Commands (1)Updated: xinit 1.3.2IndexReturn to Main Contents startxwin - Cygwin XWin server initializer startxwin [ [ client ] client_options ... ] [ -- [ display ] server_options ... ] The startxwin program is used to start the Cygwin XWin server in multi-window mode and a first client program.

Manpage of STARTXWIN

If no specific client program is given on the command line, startxwin will look for a file in the user's home directory called .startxwinrc to run as a shell script to start up client programs. If no such file exists, startxwin will use the following as a default: xterm -geometry +1+1 -n login -display :0 An important point is that programs which are run by .startxwinrc should be run in the background if they do not exit right away, so that they don't prevent other programs from starting up. An alternate client and/or server command may be specified on the command line. FAQs for Cygwin. Xdefaults. .screenrc examples. When screen is invoked, it executes initialization commands that are contained in two files "/etc/screenrc" and ".screenrc" in the user's home directory.

.screenrc examples

These defaults can be overridden in the following ways: For the global screenrc file screen searches for the environment variable $SYSSCREENRC (this override feature may be disabled at compile-time). The user specific screenrc file is searched for in $SCREENRC, then $HOME/.screenrc If the command line option -c it given, it specifies the screenrc file to use. No other file is searched and sourced even if they exist. Structure of RC file Commands in screenrc files are executed one by one from top to bottom. Examples provided with distribution Two configuration files are shipped with screen distribution: etc/screenrc and etc/etcscreenrc. The simplest ~/.screenrc can have just a half-dozen lines like: Cygwin/X. X Frequently Asked Questions. 6.1.

X Frequently Asked Questions

X11Forwarding does not work with OpenSSH under Cygwin Try adding the -v option to ssh, which often pinpoints the reason for a connection problem. From the ssh man-page : -v Verbose mode. Causes ssh to print debugging messages about its progress. This is helpful in debugging connection, authentication, and configuration problems. Before establishing the ssh connection the xserver must be started and the environment variable DISPLAY must be set. or Make sure you're not starting ssh with the option -x (lowercase). Check that X11Forwarding is not disabled in the ssh client configuration. The configfiles are by default ~/.ssh/config and /etc/ssh_config.

The configfile is split into various sections starting with "Host wildcard". If this section contains an entry "ForwardX11 no" then X11Forwarding is disabled. Keithp/render/Xft.tutorial. Window Managers for X: FVWM. License: GPL Activity Rating: High Fvwm, developed by Robert Nation, was once dominant in the window manager stakes, especially in the Linux community. It borrows heavily from Tom LaStrange's famous twm window manager, which was the first ICCCM-compliant window manager to be written.

Fvwm was designed to minimize memory consumption, provide a 3-D look (similar to from Motif's mwm) and provide a simple virtual desktop. Functionality can be enhanced by the use of various modules. There are a number of web sites with further information about fvwm: Here are some example configuration files, with mainly 1152x900 screenshots. From, added in June 1996: fvwmrc, screenshot (118k). Here are some setups for version 2 of fvwm. From, added in June 1996: fvwm2rc, and a screenshot (26k). The latest version (official or beta) of fvwm is available for download from the official site. The Official FVWM Home Page.

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