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Re: potato broke X :(

David Coe (david@someotherplace.org) wrote:

> OK, I'm going to digest that for a while... to see if there are
> any obvious problems (missing pieces, bad versions).


> Meanwhile, please tell me also what's in each of (if they exist):
> in /etc/X11/:
>   window-managers
>   Xsession.options

I've attached them.

> in your user directory:
>   .xinitrc
>   .xserverrc
>   .xsession

I could not find any of these files in my users home or /root!?! Is this
part of the problem?

> And, if you really feel like it, try manually performing each 
> piece of startx at the bash prompt ('which startx' will tell you 
> where startx is), and see if you can find the point of failure.

I am not sure what to do here.. But I'll look at startx and see if there
is something that I can notice.


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# /etc/X11/window-managers
# This file contains a list of available window managers.  The default
# Xsession file will start the first window manager that it can in this
# list.  See the window-managers(5) and register-window-manager(8) manual
# pages for more information.
# /etc/X11/Xsession.options
# configuration options for /etc/X11/Xsession
# See Xsession.options(5) for an explanation of the available options.

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