[arch-general] .Xdefaults vs Xdefaults-<hostname> vs .Xresources

Andre "Osku" Schmidt andre.osku.schmidt at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 19 10:55:51 EDT 2010


just heard a problem on #archlinux that gdm was not loading ~/.Xdefaults.
after quick search i found these:

gdm does not read .Xdefaults

$HOME/.Xdefaults no longer being read

man x mentions only .Xdefaults-<hostname>

#xorg said:
".Xdefaults & .Xdefaults-<hostname> have been depreacted for a long
time, .Xresources is the current form, but rarely used as most people
moved on to toolkits like Qt & Gtk that don't use .Xresources"

man x also sais:
"The default is $HOME/.Xdefaults-<hostname>. Unlike
$HOME/.Xresources, it is consulted each time an X application starts."

if no one has a better note for
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xdefaults ill just add that
manpage quote :P


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