>>>>> Fiuczynski) said:
Marc> Can someone explain to me what the MIT SHM extensions are. Just
Marc> point me to the proper man pages would be enough, but if you
Marc> have the time a little more info wouldn't hurt.
This question belongs in comp.windows.x.
MIT-SHM is an extension to the X window system protocol which is
handled by the default configuration of the sample server from MIT
(and probably other vendors' servers, too). You can find out about
this by typing `xdpyinfo' to your X display:
number of extensions: 4
The MIT-SHM extension provides a fast transfer method for pixmap data
for clients that run on the same machine as the server. I don't know
about any programs that use it, but SHM should be beneficial for
animation programs or so.