Bug 3129 - startx can be smarter regarding 'server already running'
Summary: startx can be smarter regarding 'server already running'
Alias: None
Product: Sisyphus
Classification: Development
Component: XFree86-server (show other bugs)
Version: unstable
Hardware: all Linux
: P3 enhancement
Assignee: Anton Farygin
QA Contact: qa-sisyphus
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-10-07 20:27 MSD by Michael Shigorin
Modified: 2005-08-30 02:34 MSD (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:

better startx (3.01 KB, text/plain)
2003-10-07 20:28 MSD, Michael Shigorin
no flags Details
better startx (updated) (3.01 KB, text/plain)
2003-10-17 20:24 MSD, Michael Shigorin
no flags Details

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Description Michael Shigorin 2003-10-07 20:27:14 MSD
sometimes you would want startx not to complain about :0 being already taken but
just dynamically figure out and use the next free number.  

the attached /usr/X11R6/bin/startx would do just that, while maintaining 100%
compatibility with usual version; it was rewritten with some security in mind
for this inclusion (ldv seems to have no objections for now).

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results:  
Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0

Expected Results:  
new display
Comment 1 Michael Shigorin 2003-10-07 20:28:39 MSD
Created attachment 292 [details]
better startx
Comment 2 Michael Shigorin 2003-10-17 20:23:15 MSD
umm... used to work until recently when xinit (X, actually) started to complain
like this:

Unrecognized option: /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc
use: X [:<display>] [option]

the fix is trivial (updated /usr/X11R6/bin/startx reattached):

-xinit $clientargs -- $authdisplay $serverargs -deferglyphs 16 &
+xinit $clientargs -- $serverargs $authdisplay -deferglyphs 16 &

_PS_: hint: this "startx" can be GREAT for Compact-2.3!
Comment 3 Michael Shigorin 2003-10-17 20:24:47 MSD
Created attachment 298 [details]
better startx (updated)

trivial fix for updated xinit
Comment 4 Michael Shigorin 2003-10-17 22:08:50 MSD
seems it would be better to move "-deferglyphs 16" to xserverrc or drop it on
the floor if old problem with heavy performance degradation during (occasional)
attempt to load ("wrong") hieroglyphic font.

I'd stay on the safe side (move not drop).
Comment 5 Anton Farygin 2003-10-20 14:49:02 MSD
fixed (XFree86-4.3.0-alt5)
Comment 6 Michael Shigorin 2003-10-22 11:58:48 MSD
regarding deferglyphs: it's now xfs-related stuff, already included in
/etc/X11/fs/config; so ok and no need to duplicate it here, really.
Comment 7 Michael Shigorin 2005-08-30 02:23:27 MSD
Comment 8 Michael Shigorin 2005-08-30 02:34:01 MSD