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Re: [desktop] Seeking Summit to Discuss X Display and Session Management

On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 11:31:59PM +0100, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> Think, Branden, think, and try using Debian as a new user. Run
> startx MyWM
> What will happen?

It'll start X and try to run xterm with MyWM as argument which will
But I guess you presumable meant "startx `which MyWM`"; which will
start X and use MyWM as client.

Normally one would create a .xinitrc file though.

    The  startx  script  is  a  front end to xinit that provides a
    somewhat nicer user interface for running a single session of
    the X Window  System.  It is often run with no arguments.

xinit -geometry =80x65+10+10 -fn 8x13 -j -fg white -bg navy
    This will start up a server named X, and will append the
    given arguments  to the default xterm command.
    It will ignore .xinitrc

xinit /usr/ucb/rsh fasthost cpupig -display ws:1 --  :1 -a 2 -t 5
    This will start a server named X on display 1  with  the  argu-
    ments  -a  2  -t  5.   It will then start a remote shell on the
    machine fasthost in which  it  will  run  the  command  cpupig,
    telling it to display back on the local workstation.

Peter Mathiasson, peter at mathiasson dot nu, http://www.mathiasson.nu
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