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Re: zkbd on OS X

On 3 January 2012 13:40, Daniel Serodio (lists)
<daniel.lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Phil Pennock wrote:
>> On 2012-01-02 at 16:57 -0200, Daniel Serodio (lists) wrote:
>>> Since 4.3.5 or so[1], zkbd uses ${DISPLAY:-$VENDOR-$OSTYPE} instead of
>>> Has anyone had this problem before? Am I doing something wrong?
>> You're not doing anything wrong; it was an Xorg/XFree86 assumption about
>> the value of $DISPLAY, ":0", ":0.0", "hostname:0" or the like.
>> ("hostname:displaynumber.screennumber").  I think that this might be an
>> X11 requirement ...
>> On MacOS, it's a Unix-domain socket, used by launchd to dynamically
>> start up the X11 server when a client opens the socket, and hand off to
>> the running server.  From an X point of view, this should still have
>> been exposed as ":0" and the local transport could have been chosen
>> behind the scenes to be via a Unix-domain socket which triggers the
>> launchd behaviour.  Alas, Mac's are gratuitously different here.
>> How about:
>> ----------------------------8<  cut here>8------------------------------
>> if [[ -z "$DISPLAY" || $DISPLAY == */* ]]; then
>>   termID="$VENDOR-$OSTYPE"
>> else
>>   termID="$DISPLAY"
>> fi
>> ----------------------------8<  cut here>8------------------------------
> Works fine for me, but this fix has to me made not only where zkbd moves the
> temporary file but also when sourceing it in ~/.zshrc
> The corresponding lines in .zshrc look somewhat like a kludge.
> I was wondering the same thing as Mikael: why does zsh use $DISPLAY in the
> first place? IMHO, it doesn't make sense to have different keymapping in :1
> then in :0, and having to setup the keyboard when $DISPLAY changes.

It looks like Bart added this in
but there is no motivation for the $DISPLAY change in the referenced

Mikael Magnusson

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