Menu bar on viewer has TOO much info
Wed Aug 28 08:11:02 2002
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeffery Myers [mailto:JMyers@webtonetech.com]
> I'm using a Linux box to serve up different Unix boxes via xdmcp.
> Whenever the viewer connects it places too much info on the menu bar.
> since under inetd it's running as nobody and I use the
> -desktop argument to list the actually machine name they are
> connecting to I get something like this.
> nobody's AIXBOX desktop (linuxbox:3)
You're about right. The first thing should be using the '-desktop name' as
the entire title or at least put that in front.
An idea for situations where xdmcp is used is somehow fetch the actual
username and the actual machine to which is logged in. Currently it is the
account and machien on which Xvnc is running, which is most likely not the
case if the -broadcast option is used.
> This has raised far too many "gotta time for a quick question?"
> I don't want to explain how I have this setup to each and
> every end user.
> Without actually tweeking the source, is there a way to clean this up?
> I'd prefer something like.
> AIXBOX desktop
> or anything less than what I'm getting.
Or using the predefined X11 naming options as in `man X`: use '-title ...',
if that's not used, then '-name ...'. I know these are for X11 apps, not for
the Xserver but from a X11 point of view, an Xserver does not have a title.