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.\" based on: $XConsortium:,v 1.29 94/04/17 20:43:44 matt Exp $
.TH XISDNLOAD 1x "Release 6" "X Version 11"
xisdnload \- ISDN load average display for X
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\fBxisdnload\fP [-\fItoolkitoption\fP ...] [-scale \fIinteger\fP] [-update \fIseconds\fP] [-hl \fIcolor\fP] [-highlight \fIcolor\fP] [-online \fIcolor\fP] [-active \fIcolor\fP] [-trying \fIcolor\fP] [-activate \fIcommand\fP] [-deactivate \fIcommand\fP] [-jumpscroll \fIpixels\fP] [-number \fIregexp\fP] [-label \fIstring\fP] [-nolabel]
.I xisdnload
program displays a periodically updating histogram of the ISDN load average.
.I Xisdnload
accepts all of the standard X Toolkit command line options (see \fIX(1)\fP).
The order of the options in unimportant. \fIxisdnload also accepts the
following additional options:
.TP 8
.B \-hl \fIcolor\fP or \-highlight \fIcolor\fP
This option specifies the color of the scale lines.
.TP 8
.B \-online \fIcolor\fP
This option specifies the background color when one or more ISDN
channels are online.
.TP 8
.B \-active \fIcolor\fP
This option specifies the background color when any route is found that is
directed to an interface named isdn* or ippp*.
.TP 8
.B \-trying \fIcolor\fP
This option specifies the background color when at least one attempt
to setup a cennection is pending.
.TP 8
.B \-jumpscroll \fPnumber of pixels\fP
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 window. Smooth scrolling can be achieved by setting it to 1.
.TP 8
.B \-label \fIstring\fP
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.
.TP 8
.B \-nolabel
If this command line option is specified then no label will be
displayed above the load graph.
.TP 8
.B \-scale \fIinteger\fP
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, \fIxisdnload\fP will create more divisions, but it will never
use fewer than this number. The default is 1.
.TP 8
.B \-update \fIseconds\fP
This option specifies the interval in seconds at which \fIxisdnload\fP
updates its display. The minimum amount of time allowed between updates
is 1 second. The default is 10.
.TP 8
.B \-activate \fIcommand\fP
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.
.TP 8
.B \-deactivate \fIcommand\fP
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.
.TP 8
.B \-manual
With this option the interface is assumed to be active and in manual dial
mode. The activate/deactive commands are selected depending on the
connection state. A typical activate command might be `isdnctrl dial
ippp0', and to deactivate `isdnctrl hangup ippp0'.
.TP 8
.B \-number \fIregexp\fP
The supplied regular expression is used to limit the set numbers
to be observed by \fIxisdnload\fP.
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 \fIxisdnload\fR. In the notation below,
indentation indicates hierarchical structure. The widget class name
is given first, followed by the widget instance name.
.ta .5i 1.0i 1.5i 2.0i
XISDNLoad xisdnload
Paned paned
Label label
StripChart load
.TP 8
to get the default host and display number.
.TP 8
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 \fIxload\fP
which is Copyright (1988) X Consortium.
See \fIX(1)\fP for a full statement of rights and permissions.
Besides the basic xload stuff, the ISDN parts are added by
Frank Strauss <>
(escape e.V., Braunschweig, Germany). In January 1998
Michael Deindl <> contributed the `yellow'
patch to make xisdnload recognize the phase of trying to connect
and show this by a different background color.
Markus Pilzecker <> detected a bug in
the color assignment code resulting in seg faults which has been
fixed in January 1998.
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