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Bug 3828 - startx -- :1 doesn't work if serverargs is non-empty in startx
Summary: startx -- :1 doesn't work if serverargs is non-empty in startx
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-06-30 15:34 UTC by d-mueth
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-31 19:02:29 UTC

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Description d-mueth 1999-06-30 15:34:41 UTC
If I set serverargs="-bpp 32" in the startx script, and then
try to launch a second version of X using "startx -- :1",
then startx tries to call xinit as "xinit -- -bpp 32 :1"
which is wrong.  Instead it should be "xinit -- :1 -bpp 32".
My solution was to modify the script as described below.

I believe this will pass all command-line arguments after
the default $serverargs, as desired, but extracts the
$display as an optional parameter which must be passed to
xinit before the server options.

<           serverargs="$serverargs $1"
<       case "$1" in
<           :[0-9]) display="$1"
<           ;;
<       esac
>           case "$1" in
>           :[0-9]) display="$1";;
>               * ) serverargs="$serverargs $1";;
>           esac
< xinit $clientargs -- $serverargs
> xinit $clientargs -- $display $serverargs

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-06-30 16:43:59 UTC
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.

Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-08-31 19:02:59 UTC
this will be fixed in the forthcoming errata release of XFree86 3.3.5.

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