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How to use the X clipboard
- From: Robert Kiesling <kiesling at earthlink dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 22:01:47 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: How to use the X clipboard
I need to set the X server option, "emulate3Buttons," in order to use
the X clipboard with the Cygwin system's mouse. The FAQ tells me that
I can add, "-emulate3buttons <ms>," to the X server arguments.
However, if I start the server with
startx -- -emulate3buttons 10
all of the X server's default arguments seem to get overriden. I
would like to know where are the X server resources are located so I
can add this option without overriding the X server's default
On a related note, the server and display addresses default to 127.0.0.1,
and that limits clipboard use to clients on the local host. Because
this network gets its addresses through DHCP, I would like to know if
there's a way to tell the X server beforehand what the network address is.
I assume I can parse the output of Windows netstat after booting and add
the address to /etc/hosts before starting the X server, but I would
welcome any clues, hints, or suggestions how to go about telling the
resolver library about the network address with a documented interface.
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