[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
> .xinitrc.

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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