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Re: [opensuse] X protocol - X Window System questions
  • From: Anders Johansson <ajh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 17:28:29 +0100
  • Message-id: <200803081728.29653.ajh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 08 March 2008 01:04:17 Alexey Eremenko wrote:
Hi all,

1. When working locally (KDE desktop), does KDE renders into local X
server via UDP port 6000, or it uses DRI, or some other means ? -in
short, does it uses loopback networking?

No, by default X never uses a network connection when the connection is to the
local machine. It is done over a socket

In fact, by default, X doesn't listen to any network interface at all, that's
something you have to enable manually

2. Does X protocol allows 1 "X client" application to be rendered on
two X servers on two terminals at once?

I don't think there is anything built into the protocol to handle that, but in
principle it should be possible to write something like an X proxy that sends
the displays to multiple x servers. kind of like an X multiplexer

But I've never seen it done

Anders
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