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Re: backing store, and documentation



On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 01:03:03AM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> I just ran into something rather odd:  I have an application which
> requires backing store.  4.0.1 has backing store off by default.
> 
> You can turn on backing store by giving the x server the +bs option,
> or by putting
> 	option "backingstore"
> in the Screen section of XF86Config.
> 
> This XF86Config option is undocumented, and the Xserver man page only
> documents the -bs option -- it doesn't mention the use of the "+" sign,
> nor does it mention that backing store is turned off by default.
> 
> I don't know which is right -- the documentation or the implementation.

The implementation, I believe.  A patch to the XF86Config manpage and/or
the Xserver manpage would be welcome.

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