Bug#475654: x11-xserver-utils: [xsetroot] Changing background requires an application to be present
On Sat, 2008-04-12 at 09:28 +0200, Josef Spillner wrote:
> I'm running either Xephyr or Xnest and try something like xsetroot
> -solid "#303030". This works when an application is running (e.g. xterm)
> but not when the xserver has just been started without any apps attached
> to it. The xsetroot manpage doesn't mention this, so it might be a bug
> or an issue worth to be informed about.
> This issue affects e.g. /etc/xdg/openbox/autostart.sh which contains a
> useless xsetroot call which doesn't work on startup of openbox.
Does starting the X server with -noreset avoid the problem? If so, this
is nothing specific to xsetroot. See the Xserver manpage about -noreset.
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