xisdnload - ISDN load average display for X
xisdnload[-toolkitoption ...] [-scale integer] [-update seconds] [-hl color] [-highlight
color] [-online color] [-active color] [-trying color] [-activate command] [-deactivate
command] [-jumpscroll pixels] [-number regexp] [-label string] [-nolabel]
The xisdnload program displays a periodically updating histogram of the ISDN load average.
Xisdnload accepts all of the standard X Toolkit command line options (see X(1)). The
order of the options in unimportant. xisdnload also accepts the following additional
-hl color or -highlight color
This option specifies the color of the scale lines.
This option specifies the background color when one or more ISDN channels are
This option specifies the background color when any route is found that is
directed to an interface named isdn* or ippp*.
This option specifies the background color when at least one attempt to setup a
cennection is pending.
-jumpscroll number of pixels
The number of pixels to shift the graph to the left when the graph reaches the
right edge of the window. The default value is 1/2 the width of the current win-
dow. Smooth scrolling can be achieved by setting it to 1.
The string to put into the label above the load average when beeing online. It is
interpreted as a standard format string and may contain the dialed number (%s),
the minutes (%d) and seconds (%d) being online, the actual cps rate (%f), the
amount of kbytes transfered (%d) and a connection history (%s) in this sequence.
If this command line option is specified then no label will be displayed above the
This option specifies the minimum number of tick marks in the histogram, where one
division represents one load average point. If the load goes above this number,
xisdnload will create more divisions, but it will never use fewer than this num-
ber. The default is 1.
This option specifies the interval in seconds at which xisdnload updates its dis-
play. The minimum amount of time allowed between updates is 1 second. The
default is 10.
This option specifies a command to be executed when dial-on-demand is not active
and you clicked on the xisdnload stripchart. A typical command might be something
like `sudo /etc/init.d/isdn start' to start up your connection.
This option specifies a command to be executed when dial-on-demand is active and
you clicked on the xisdnload stripchart. A typical command might be something like
`sudo /etc/init.d/isdn stop' to shut down your connection.
The supplied regular expression is used to limit the set numbers to be observed by
See the resource file for the available resources.
In order to specify resources, it is useful to know the hierarchy of the widgets which
compose xisdnload. In the notation below, indentation indicates hierarchical structure.
The widget class name is given first, followed by the widget instance name.
DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.
to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources stored in
the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.
<XRoot>/lib/X11/app-defaults/XISDNLoad - specifies required resources.
/proc/net/route - kernel routing table. The proc filesystem is needed by xisdnload to
detect wheather a dial-on-demand is active.
X(1), xrdb(1), xload(1), mem(4), Athena StripChart Widget.
Certainly a lot.
This program is based on xload which is Copyright (1988) X Consortium. See X(1) for a
full statement of rights and permissions.
Besides the basic xload stuff, the ISDN parts are added by
Frank Strauss <email@example.com> (escape e.V., Braunschweig, Germany). In January 1998
Michael Deindl <firstname.lastname@example.org> contributed the `yellow' patch to make xisdnload
recognize the phase of trying to connect and show this by a different background color.
Markus Pilzecker <email@example.com> detected a bug in the color assignment code
resulting in seg faults which has been fixed in January 1998.
X Version 11 Release 6 XISDNLOAD(1)