Solaris Handbook for Sun Frame Buffers

X Display Manager

The SunForum card also supports the X display manager (xdm). A simple configuration file is provided as /usr/openwin/lib/X11/xdm/Xservers.

If you had an Xservers file already in place, the SunForum software installation will have saved it as /usr/openwin/lib/X11/xdm/Xservers.nogfx.

By default, the installation will have added the following line, which assumes that the SunForum is the only frame buffer on which to start xdm:

:0 Local Local /usr/openwin/lib/xdm/StartOW \
:0 -dev /dev/fbs/gfxp0

You can add any other desired command line arguments to the end of this line. For example, you can start xdm on multiple displays.

  1. To do this, list each display device following the convention above.

The following example configuration displays xdm on the display named /dev/fbs/gfxp0 and uses the device named /dev/fbs/m640 (the built-in graphics device on the Sun Ultra 5 and Sun Ultra 10 systems) as a secondary frame buffer:

:0 Local Local_uid@console root /usr/openwin/bin/Xsun \
:0 -dev /dev/fbs/gfxp0 -dev /dev/fbs/m640