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Re: how could the mighty emacs lack --fullscreen ?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: how could the mighty emacs lack --fullscreen ?
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2002 11:13:48 -0500

> only one registry, and it cannot be configured to be anywhere else. On
> X though, I have seen systems that ignore .Xdefaults and only use
> .Xresources, and others that ignore both those (when I installed
> XFree86 4.0 and Gnome 1.4 from source recently, in the default
> configuration my .Xdefaults was ignored completely, and my
> .Xresources was only read if I chose not to start Gnome on login).

I have never seen an X system that ignores .Xdefaults.
And it has nothing to do with Gnome.  The .Xdefaults file is
read by the libXt library of the clients so it simply depends on
the client program and its library (and I don't know of any libXt that
ignores the .Xdefaults file).
As for the .Xresources file, it's not read by anything in particular
except that by "convention" it used to be read via `xrdb ~/.Xresources'
by the xinitrc script (i.e. not by the X clients but by the X server).
This convention is not always followed, tho.


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