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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
fail.
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.

startx(1)
    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.

xinitrc(1)
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.

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