On 11/5/07, Bill Janssen <email@hidden> wrote:
> > > Where does quartz-wm get started?
> > /usr/X11/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc
> And what program runs that script?
/usr/X11/X11.app (not /Applications/Utilities/X11.app). When an X11
client tries to connect to the local display, if X isn't already
running, launchd runs /usr/X11/X11.app.
> > > How are arguments passed from the user's options to Xquartz?
> Xquartz is an executable, not an app, right? Do you think it reads
> the user's preferences directly? If you run it with --help, it lists
> a number of command-line arguments that can be passed, some of which
> seem appropriate to use.
But Xquartz is the X server binary, which is rarely run directly on
any platform. It's true that you have the ability, if you start X via
xinit, to pass arguments that are then passed along to X, but you
don't usually get that opportunity when double-clicking an icon in the
> > Well, the X11.app in /Applications/Utilities is 100% equivalent to
> > typing "login -fp $USERNAME xterm". You can look at the source if you
> > don't believe me.
> Love to! Where is it?
> > /usr/X11/X11.app is more complex...
> Ah! What does it do? Is the source for that available?
The source for Xquartz is available, certainly. I'm not 100% sure the
source for X11.app is.
Mark J. Reed <email@hidden>
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