Re: xinitrc, X11, and cpp/GLUT
Fulko van Westrenen writes:
-> For one or another strange reason initx fails to read ~/.xinitrc Does
-> anyone know what the reason can be? All configurations look normal to
-> me. My .fvwmrc is read without any problem. /etc/X11/config looks
-> good to me. Do I need to check any other file?
First, you should probably be using startx, rather than xinit. startx
is configured to do things 'right' under the Debian system. Second,
does your /etc/X11/config contain the line allow-user-xsession? If
not, startx will only allow the system Xsession.
-> Another problem is that I fail to set the background color
-> for X. xrootcoIor -solid "SteelBlue" (I hape I didn't make a typo here, I'm
-> not at my machine) doesn't do anything.
This should be xsetroot -solid SteelBlue
-> When I make one shell su root, I sometimes don't get the
-> cursor back in other the shells when I've done something as root, for
-> instance firing up a ppp connection, or running ip-up when that
-> failed (often). The only solution I found is restarting fvwm. Any
Sounds like a bug in fvwm. I seem to remember having problems with
fvwm freezing on me. About the only suggestion I can give here is to
upgrade to fvwm2. fvwm is dead, and besides, fvwm2 is much more
-> I would like to install GLUT (the OpenGL toolbox). For this I need to
-> make a makefile with imake, and imake requires cpp. Unfortunately cpp
-> conflicts with gcc (Debian 1.1.11). Has anyone a suggestion how to
-> solve this problem, or did anyone manage to install GLUT bypassing
-> this problem?
gcc includes cpp, so this should work OK.
-> As a last question: On all Unix/Linux systems I worked on there was
-> a dos-unix conversion program (todos/fromdos, dos2unix,...) I haven't
-> been able to find it in Debian. Is this correct?
For me at least, todos is in the sysutils package (at least, the one
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