Re: Xterm and GNU/kFreeBSD
On Wed, Dec 08, 2010 at 10:05:04AM +0100, Mats Erik Andersson scribbled:
> This malfunction is reproducible also in testing/GNU/Linux,
> nothing specific to GNU/kFreeBSD here. Strangely enough
> $ startx xterm # fails
> $ startx xvt # fails
> $ startx lxterminal # succeeds
> $ startx /usr/bin/<emulator> # succeeds
That is correct behavior. Check the startx and xinit man pages.
Both the client program name and the server program name must begin
with a slash (/) or a period (.). Otherwise, they are treated as an
arguments to be appended to their respective startup lines. This makes
it possible to add arguments (for example, foreground and background
colors) without having to retype the whole command line.
Hope that helps,