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Re: X on OpenBSD workstation (keyboard, profile, "clipboard", focus)
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: X on OpenBSD workstation (keyboard, profile, "clipboard", focus)
- From: Andy Wingate <andy-l_(_at_)_sparse_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 18:55:30 +0000
In message <20041227213649_(_dot_)_50ee3390_(_dot_)_km247_(_at_)_gmx_(_dot_)_de>
Klaus <km247_(_at_)_gmx_(_dot_)_de> wrote:
> I have googled a bit and I have read many, many man pages. Nanoing
> billions of X-related scripts has caused my eyes to become red
The man pages are available to view using your web browser if that is
more comfortable. <URL:http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi> and
remember to choose the version of OpenBSD you are running.
Your X-Mailer header suggests you are running 3.5.
> As this material is somewhat complex (may I say "overwhelming"?)
> I might just have missed the answers to my questions below.
> But as I found "manual" solutions for most of the "exercises" I claim
> to have at least tried to do my homework.
You may find the OpenBSD Newbies list helpful. See
<URL:http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq2.html#MailLists> for details. You
should then be able to find archives for various lists to search for
> As mentioned in another thread I try to increase the number of OpenBSD
> users by setting up a workstation for my parents. ;-)
> This box will be used for surfing and mailing, so not using X might
> lead to discussions.
> I was able to adjust monitor resolution and frequency to reasonable
> values (it might have been mentioned before that a FAQ section called
> "Performance Tuning" is not the first place to look for monitor related
> things, at least not for all of us).
As the relevant part of the FAQ explains, 'most users do NOT need to
worry about manually creating ModeLine in modern versions of X.' This
is why it is hidden among the more unusual tweaks.
XFree86 4.0 etc. make things easier with xf86config, an interactive
tool, or xf86cfg its GUI equivalent .
> I must have missed some explanations regarding "related" default values
> (monitor sync ...) so I lost quite some time before I was able to enjoy
> the intended screen mode.
> To enable "graphical" logins, xdm is in use.
> a) I found "setxkbmap de" to enable German keyboard layout.
> But even after a lot of searching and "trying" I am still unable
> to make this permanent.
You should be able to configure your keyboard with xf86config .
Otherwise, see Option "XkbLayout" "de" in your XF86Config .
> Could someone please clarify this (which config file or script, which
> option or command)?
> b) In addition, I could not find a way to make X use the settings
> in .profile (like PATH). How can this be done?
Perhaps including them in your .bashrc or equivalent?
X specifics can be set in your .xsession.
 Or xorgconfig/xorgcfg for X.org variants.
 xorg.conf for X.org variants.
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