Re: X <-> cpp dependency?
> now the login prompt has changed, it says something like Debian/linux
> and then the name of my machine. It used to say: X window system.
> but it still doesn't launch my programs :-(
That shows that the xrdb program is working.
I'm surprised you could install xbase without having installed cpp as
well. Which version of xbase are you using?
> Does the above mean that the X system depends on cpp??.
> And how do i get X to launch the programs (like xearth & an extra xterm
> etc. etc.) ?
Have you made sure that your .xsession file in your home directory is
executable, and doesn't 'fall off the end' until you want your X session
to end? This is normally done by execing the window manager as the last
thing in the file, for example:
# Sample .xsession file
...then your X session will end when you leave fvwm.