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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2003 12:36 pm    Post subject: Change that gray X startup bakground to black! Reply with quote

edit /usr/X11R6/bin/startx and change

Code:
serverargs=""

to
Code:
serverargs="-br"



:D :D :D :D
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2003 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool tips thanxs
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2003 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice tip! Thanky!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2003 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what is the "-br"?

Can that be changed to any color or only black?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2003 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A more elegant (and permanent) way to change this is to create a /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc file and insert the -br flag there. This way it will stay through X upgrades.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2003 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the trick does not work in Xfree 4.3.0 any longer.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2003 2:39 am    Post subject: it still works for both startx and gdm Reply with quote

Works for me with xfree-4.3.0-r1.

If you start xfree manually via startx, instead of editing /usr/X11R6/bin/startx (which will just get overwritten when you upgrade to future xfree ebuilds), create /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc with this one line in it:
Code:
exec /usr/bin/X11/X :0 vt7 -br


If you use gdm, edit /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf, go to the end of the file where you'll find the [server-Standard] and [server-Terminal] sections, and add "-br" or any other X server arguments you want, like so:
Code:

# Definition of the standard X server.
[server-Standard]
name=Standard server
command=/usr/X11R6/bin/X -br -nolisten tcp
flexible=true
 
# To use this server type you should add -query host or -indirect host
# to the command line
[server-Terminal]
name=Terminal server
# Add -terminate to make things behave more nicely
command=/usr/X11R6/bin/X -br -nolisten tcp -terminate


I don't use KDE or E17 (least not until it hits real release) so I don't know how/where you'd set X arguments for their respective login managers.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2003 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, it works in Xfree 4.3.0-r2. Happy.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2003 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone got a listing of the valid color codes :?: I am sure that ther are other folks besides me that would like to have a larger selection than Grey or Black.

It also strikes me as something folks may want to change to go along with their theme.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2003 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think there is only black.
From the Xserver man page:

-br sets the default root window to solid black instead of the
standard root weave pattern.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2003 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wolf31o2 wrote:
A more elegant (and permanent) way to change this is to create a /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc file and insert the -br flag there. This way it will stay through X upgrades.

Excellent tip.
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