[arch-general] [SOLVED] Re: X fails to start after editing ~/.xinitrc
Juan R. de Silva
juan.r.d.silva at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 18:17:03 EDT 2011
On Wed, 07 Sep 2011 17:46:30 -0400, Shacristo wrote:
> Is it actually failing to start or is it executing .xinitrc and exiting?
> .xinitrc needs to hand off control to a wm. You can still use twm from
Yes, this was the problem - .xinitrc was executing and exiting. And this
is what, pardon my ignorance, I interpreted as X failing to start.
I've resolved it by 'cp /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc ~/.xinitrc' and then
adding my 2 lines before 'twm &' command.
Thank you, and everyone replied.
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