DMX − X Window System DMX (Distributed Multihead X) extension


The DMX extension provides support for communication with and control of Xdmx(1) server. Attributes of the Xdmx(1) server and of the back-end screens attached to the server can be queried and modified via this protocol.


The following is a summary of DMX library functions:

DMXQueryExtension(3) − determine if DMX is available

DMXQueryVersion(3) − determine DMX extension version

DMXSync(3) − flush protocol requests between Xdmx(1) and back-end X servers

DMXForceWindowCreation(3) − force immediate back-end window creation

DMXGetScreenCount(3) − determine number of back-end screens

DMXGetScreenAttributes(3) − determine back-end screen attributes

DMXChangeScreensAttributes(3) − change back-end screen attributes

DMXAddScreen(3) − attach a new back-end screen

DMXRemoveScreen(3) − detach a back-end screen

DMXGetWindowAttributes(3) − determine back-end window attributes

DMXGetDesktopAttributes(3) − determine global bounding box

DMXChangeDesktopAttributes(3) − change global bounding box

DMXGetInputCount(3) − determine number of input devices

DMXGetInputAttributes(3) − determine input device attributes

DMXAddInput(3) − attach a new backend or console input

DMXRemoveInput(3) − detach an input

DMXAddBackendInput(3) − attach a new back-end input

DMXAddConsoleInput(3) − attach a new console input

Each of these functions is described in its own man page.


Xdmx(1), xdmxconfig(1), vdltodmx(1)


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