Session Manager uses the X server
RESOURCE_MANAGER property to make desktop resources available to all applications.
Session Manager loads the
Loading the system default resources
Merging any system-wide resources specified by the system administrator
Merging any user-specified resources
The desktop default resources can be found in /usr/dt/config/language/sys.resources.
These resources will be made available to each user's session via the
RESOURCE_MANAGER property. This file should
not be edited, as it is overwritten upon subsequent desktop installations.
You can augment the system default resources by creating /etc/dt/config/language/sys.resources. In this file, you can override default resources or specify additional
resources for all desktop users. Since this file is merged into the desktop
default resources during session startup, only new or updated resource specifications
should be placed in this file. Resources specified in this file will be made
available to each user's session through the
RESOURCE_MANAGER property. Resources specified in this file take
precedence over those specified in the desktop default resource file.
Users can augment the desktop default and system-wide resources using
file. Resources specified in this file will be made available to that user's
session through the
property. Resources specified in this file take precedence over those specified
in the desktop default or system administrator resource files.
The X Toolkit Intrinsics utility specifies that it will load resources
for an application from either
RESOURCE_MANAGER or from HomeDirectory/.Xdefaults, but not both. Ordinarily, this would mean that the user's HomeDirectory/.Xdefaults file would be
ignored. However, Session Manager accommodates HomeDirectory/.Xdefaults by merging it into the
RESOURCE_MANAGER at session startup as described
above. If a user changes HomeDirectory/.Xdefaults, the changes will not be visible to new applications
until the user invokes the Reload Resources action. The Reload Resources action
will instruct Session Manager to reload the
RESOURCE_MANAGER with the default, system-wide, and user-specified
resources. This makes changes to the system-wide and personal resource files
available to applications.
For more information see:
The dtresourcesfile(4) man page