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 Xserver(1)                                                       Xserver(1)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      X - X Window System display server dispatcher

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
      X [ option ...]

      Hewlett Packard now delivers 2 X servers with it's workstations, the
      traditional HP X server which supports Hewlett Packard graphics
      devices and an XFree86 X server which supports selected 3rd party
      graphics devices. The traditional HP X server is delivered as
      /usr/bin/X11/Xhp and the XFree86 X server is delivered as

      The X dispatcher determines which X server to execute based on the
      presence of the graphics cards and guidance from a control file,
      /etc/X11/Xstart. The control file file allows the user to specify
      which server to start for certain display connection numbers. The only
      servers supported by the X dispatcher are Xhp, Xf86 and Xvfb. If no
      Xstart file exists, no file is delivered with the system, the
      dispatcher looks for the existence of a 3rd party graphics card and if
      found starts the XFree86 server. If no 3rd party graphics cards are
      detected then the HP Xserver will be started. The Xstart can be
      created using the SAM utility.

      Care should be taken if adding entries to the Xstart file by hand.
      There should never be more than a single entry for any given display
      connection number. If multiple lines exist for a given display
      connection then unpredictable results might occur.

 OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]
      If the X dispatcher is invoked with no arguments then the display
      connection is assumed to be :0. The X dispatcher checks for display
      connection options and if found uses that display connection number
      when it checks the Xstart file. All other options are passed on to the
      server when it is started and it's the server's responsibility to
      check the validity of the options. Not all options may be supported on
      both servers, refer the the individual server man page for supported

 RETURN VALUE    [Toc]    [Back]

 Xstart EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]
      The control file syntax is the server to start followed by the display
      connection number. Valid entries take the form of:

      Xhp :0                                  Start the HP X server on
                                              display connection 0

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 Xserver(1)                                                       Xserver(1)

      Xf86 :10                                Start the XFree86 X server on
                                              display 10

      /usr/bin/X11/Xhp :5                     Start the HP X server on
                                              display connection 5

      /usr/bin/X11/Xvfb :7                    Start the XFree86 Virtual
                                              Framebuffer server on display
                                              connection 5

 FILES    [Toc]    [Back]
      /etc/X11/Xstart                         Dispatcher control file.

      /var/X11/Xserver/logs/Xstartup.N.log    X dispatcher log file for
                                              display N.

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
      X(1), Xhp(1), Xf86(1)

      See the appropriate section in Xhp(1) or Xf86(1).

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