Re: The X story so far...
On Wed, 9 Oct 1996, John Labovitz wrote:
> Chris R. Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I can start X by using "xinit" -- xdm STILL does NOTHING.
> finally found the magic incantation: simply add the following line to
> `/etc/X11/xdm/Xservers' (without the leading spaces):
> :0 my-x-server local /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0
> according to the comments in that file, installing xbase should set up
> this file correctly, but it didn't for me; perhaps i didn't specify at
> the time that i wanted xdm to run instead of using the xinit (aka
> startx) method.
If you originally specified that you didn't want xdm runa s a default
and you later change your mind about running xdm, you must do the
First, edit /etc/X11/config and change the no-start-xdm to start-xdm
if you want xdm started at bootup. Change no-xdm-start-server to
xdm-start-server if you want xdm to start a local server instead of
only accepting remote requests.
Second, anytime you make changes to this file, you should run
/usr/sbin/xbase-configure. This will update all other files as needed
This should solve your problems. I hope this helps...
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