Commit 299e213f authored by Alan Coopersmith's avatar Alan Coopersmith 🛫 move XLOCAL documentation from Xorg(1) man page

These settings affect clients, not server, so belong here, next to
the information about how to set $DISPLAY.

Also updated to drop ISC and correct description of Unix domain sockets.
Signed-off-by: Alan Coopersmith's avatarAlan Coopersmith <>
Reviewed-by: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia's avatarJeremy Huddleston Sequoia <>
parent 9e482394
......@@ -260,6 +260,55 @@ addresses, and IPv6 addresses are all allowed. For example:
\\fP, \fIexpo:0\fP, \fI[::1]:0\fP,
\fI198.112.45.11:0\fP, \fIbigmachine:1\fP, and \fIhydra:0.1\fP.
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.
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 Unix domain sockets, respectively. You can
select a single mechanism (e.g.
or an ordered list (e.g. \fIXLOCAL="NAMED:PTS:SCO"\fP).
This 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
An X server can use several types of access control. Mechanisms provided
in Release 7 are:
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