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XDarwin - X window system server for Darwin operating system
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XDarwin is the window server for Version 11 of
the X window system on the Darwin operating system. This version of XDarwin
can only be started from the Darwin text console. The Mac OS X Aqua GUI,
if present, must be shut down. XDarwin uses IOKit services to accesss the
display framebuffer, mouse and keyboard and to provide a layer of hardware
abstraction. XDarwin will normally be started by the xdm(1)
or by a script that runs the program xinit(1)
In addition to the
normal server options described in the Xserver(1)
manual page, XDarwin
accepts the following command line switches:
- Emulates a 3 button
mouse using the Command and Option keys. Clicking the first mouse button
while holding down Command will act like clicking button 2. Holding down
Option will simulate button 3.
- Do not emulate a 3 button mouse.
This is the default.
- -keymap file
- On startup XDarwin translates a Darwin
keymapping into an X keymap. With this option the keymapping is read from
a file instead of the kernel. If the file's path is not specified, it will
be searched for in Library/Keyboards/ underneath the following directories
(in order): ~, /, /Network, /System.
- -size width height
- Sets the screeen
resolution for the X server to use.
- -depth depth
- Specifies the color bit
depth to use. Currently only 8, 15, and 24 color bits per pixel are supported.
- -refresh rate
- Gives the refresh rate to use in Hz. For LCD displays this
should be 0.
- -screen screenum
- Specifies which screen number the X server
should run on. Screen number 0 is the default.
- Print out the
server version and patchlevel.
- Same as -showconfig.
XDarwin and this man page still have many
limitations. Some of the more obvious ones are:
- There is no rootless mode with Aqua.
- Only one display is supported.
- The display mode can not be changed once the X server has started.
- A screen saver is not supported.
XFree86 was originally ported to
Mac OS X Server by John Carmack. Dave Zarzycki used this as the basis of
his port of XFree86 4.0 to Darwin 1.0. Torrey T. Lyons improved and integrated
this code into the XFree86 Project's mainline for the 4.0.2 release.
members of the XonX Team contributed to the XFree86 4.1 release:
- Darwin x86 support
Torrey T. Lyons - Project Lead
Andreas Monitzer - Cocoa version of XDarwin front end
Gregory Robert Parker - Original Quartz implementation
Christoph Pfisterer - Dynamic shared X libraries
Toshimitsu Tanaka - Japanese localization
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