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Operating Systems HP-UX Auto X when Login Post 302228459 by BearCheese on Sunday 24th of August 2008 03:10:58 PM
Old 08-24-2008
Auto X when Login

Hi All,
We have some HP unix servers and sometimes we logon there thru a dedicated Windows server that has Reflection X on it in case we need X. In this case we always need to export DISPLAY=winservername:0.0

I want to automate this thing in .profile file. If e.g. $TERM = hpterm (thru reflection X) then it should automatically export DISPLAY. (I found out that TERM=hpterm always indicates if we logon thru the windows server, because otherwise it is just set to "hp". So I can use this condition)

It's all OK, I can do that. But I came across an issue when e.g. I logon to the windows server as the first person and open a reflection X then DISPLAY should be sever:1.0
But when another chap comes thru this windows server and opens a reflection X session then he must export DISPLAY=winserver:2.0.

So it seems this number is increasing with any further parallel sessions get opened from the Windows machine.

Is there any way or UNIX command how I can find out what this number should be after the server? Then I can really automate this DISPLAY export and it would not only work for the first user who opens an X session.

So I need something like this:
if $TERM = "hpterm" then export DISPLAY=winserver:$n.0

and I need to know how $n can be determined for the given session.

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pax11publish(1) 					      General Commands Manual						   pax11publish(1)

pax11publish - PulseAudio X11 Credential Utility SYNOPSIS
pax11publish -h pax11publish [options] [-d] pax11publish [options] -e pax11publish [options] -i pax11publish [options] -r DESCRIPTION
The pax11publish utility can be used to dump or manipulate the PulseAudio server credentials that can be stored as properties on the X11 root window. Please note that the loadable module module-x11-publish exports the same information directly from the PulseAudio sound server, and should in most cases be used in preference over this tool. Use the following command to dump the raw PulseAudio-specific data that is stored in your X11 root window: xprop -root | grep ^PULSE_ OPTIONS
-h Show help. -d Read the PulseAudio server credentials currently set on the X11 root window and dump them in a human readable form. This reads the PULSE_SERVER, PULSE_SINK, PULSE_SOURCE and PULSE_COOKIE properties. -i Similar to -d, however dumps them in a Bourne shell compatible format so they may be used together with the eval shell command to set the $PULSE_SERVER, $PULSE_SINK, $PULSE_SOURCE environment variables. Also reads the authentication cookie from the root window and stores it in ~/.config/pulse/cookie. -e Export the currently locally used sound server, sink, source configuration to the X11 root window. This takes the data from the $PULSE_SERVER, $PULSE_SINK, $PULSE_SOURCE environment variables and combines them with the data from ~/.config/pulse/client.conf (or /etc/pulse/client.conf if that file does not exist). If specific options are passed on the command line (-S, -O, -I, -c, see below), they take precedence. Also uploads the local authentication cookie ~/.config/pulse/cookie to the X11 server. -r Removes the configured PulseAudio configuration from the X11 root window. -D DISPLAY Connect to the specified X11 display, instead of the default one configured in $DISPLAY. -S SERVER Only valid for -e: export the specified PulseAudio server as default to the X11 display instead of the one configured via local con- figuration. -O SINK Only valid for -e: export the specified sink as default sink to the X11 display instead of the one configured via local configura- tion. -I SOURCE Only valid for -e: export the specified source as default to the X11 display instead of the one configured via local configuration. -c FILE Only valid for -e: export the PulseAudio authentication cookie stored in the specified file to the X11 display instead of the one stored in ~/.config/pulse/cookie. AUTHORS
The PulseAudio Developers <pulseaudio-discuss (at) lists (dot) freedesktop (dot) org>; PulseAudio is available from SEE ALSO
pulseaudio(1), xprop(1) Manuals User pax11publish(1)

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