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Re: xsrc/41870: black X display
The following reply was made to PR xsrc/41870; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Martin Husemann <martin%duskware.de@localhost>
To: Matthieu Herrb <matthieu.herrb%laas.fr@localhost>
Cc: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost, xsrc-manager%NetBSD.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: xsrc/41870: black X display
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 10:16:18 +0200
On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 11:33:40PM +0200, Matthieu Herrb wrote:
> This is the default behaviour in xserver 1.6: a black root window and no
> cursor unless 1st set by an X application.
I don't mind the default in general, but my usability complaint is about
the interaction with X -configure (which, IIUC, you are considering to
Currently the user gets no information what to do at all, and "wrong"
instructions are logged in /var/log/Xorg.0.log.
My suggestion would be to print the usage hint to stderr, and to modify
it to include -retro for now (or another new option to at least show the
mouse cursor imediately).
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