Commit 75157b7d authored by Alan Coopersmith's avatar Alan Coopersmith Committed by Adam Jackson move XLOCAL details to X(7) man page instead

These settings affect clients, not server, so belong there, next to
the information about how to set $DISPLAY.
Signed-off-by: 's avatarAlan Coopersmith <>
Reviewed-by: 's avatarJeremy Huddleston Sequoia <>
parent 50c16716
......@@ -44,7 +44,8 @@ byte-streams:
.I "Local"
On most platforms, the "Local" connection type is a UNIX-domain socket.
On some System V platforms, the "local" connection types also include
STREAMS pipes, named pipes, and some other mechanisms.
STREAMS pipes, named pipes, and some other mechanisms. See the
"LOCAL CONNECTIONS" section of X(__miscmansuffix__) for details.
.TP 4
.B Xorg
......@@ -55,58 +56,6 @@ where
is the display number. This connection type can be disabled with the
.B \-nolisten
option (see the Xserver(1) man page for details).
For operating systems that support local connections other than Unix
Domain sockets (SVR3 and SVR4), there is a compiled-in list specifying
the order in which local connections should be attempted. This list
can be overridden by the
environment variable described below. If the display name indicates a
best-choice connection should be made (e.g.
.BR :0.0 ),
each connection mechanism is tried until a connection succeeds or no
more mechanisms are available. Note: for these OSs, the Unix Domain
socket connection is treated differently from the other local connection
types. To use it the connection must be made to
.BR unix:0.0 .
environment variable should contain a list of one more
more of the following:
.RS 8
which represent SVR4 Named Streams pipe, Old-style USL Streams pipe,
SCO XSight Streams pipe, and ISC Streams pipe, respectively. You can
select a single mechanism (e.g.
or an ordered list (e.g. \fIXLOCAL="NAMED:PTS:SCO"\fP).
his variable overrides the compiled-in defaults. For SVR4 it is
recommended that
be the first preference connection. The default setting is
To globally override the compiled-in defaults, you should define (and
export if using
.B sh
.BR ksh )
globally. If you use startx(1) or xinit(1), the definition should be
at the top of your
.I .xinitrc
file. If you use xdm(1), the definitions should be early on in the
.I __projectroot__/lib/X11/xdm/Xsession
.B Xorg
supports several mechanisms for supplying/obtaining configuration and
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