XkbOpenDisplay man page

XkbOpenDisplay — Checks for a compatible version of the Xkb extension in both  the library and the server, and initializes the extension for use.

Synopsis

Display XkbOpenDisplay (char *display_name, int *event_rtrn, int *error_rtrn, int *major_in_out, int *minor_in_out, int *reason_rtrn);

Arguments

display_name

hardware display name, which determines the display and communications domain to  be used

event_rtrn

backfilled with the extension base event code

error_rtrn

backfilled with the extension base error code

major_in_out

compile time lib major version in, server major version out

minor_in_out

compile time lib min version in, server minor version out

reason_rtrn

backfilled with a status code

Description

As a convenience, you can use the function XkbOpenDisplay to perform these three  tasks at once: open a connection to an X server, check for a compatible version  of the Xkb extension in both the library and the server, and initialize the  extension for use.

XkbOpenDisplay is a convenience function that opens an X display connection and  initializes the X keyboard extension. In all cases, upon return reason_rtrn contains a status value indicating success or the type of failure. If major_in_out and minor_in_out are not NULL, XkbOpenDisplay first calls XkbLibraryVersion to determine whether the client library is compatible, passing  it the values pointed to by major_in_out and minor_in_out. If the library is incompatible, XkbOpenDisplay backfills major_in_out and minor_in_out with the  major and minor extension versions of the library being used and returns NULL.  If the library is compatible, XkbOpenDisplay next calls XOpenDisplay with the display_name. If this fails, the function returns NULL. If successful, XkbOpenDisplay calls XkbQueryExtension and backfills the major and minor Xkb  server extension version numbers in major_in_out and minor_in_out. If the server extension version is not compatible with the library extension version or if the  server extension is not present, XkbOpenDisplay closes the display and returns  NULL. When successful, the function returns the display connection.

The possible values for reason_rtrn are:

Return Values

NULL

The XkbOpenDisplay function returns NULL if the library is incompatible.

The XkbOpenDisplay function returns NULL if the call to XOpenDisplay with the display_name fails.

The XkbOpenDisplay function returns NULL and closes the display if the server extension version is not  compatible with the library extension version or if the server extension is not present.

Diagnostics

BadAccess

The Xkb extension has not been properly initialized

See Also

XkbLibraryVersion(3), XkbQueryExtension(3), XOpenDisplay(3)

Referenced By

XkbQueryExtension(3).

libX11 1.6.5 X Version 11 XKB FUNCTIONS