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Re: .xinitrc or .Xsession is not being read!

use "startx" to startup x, dont call X directly.  startx is responsible for running X as well as running .xinitrc.  


On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 01:09:00PM -0800, jdls wrote:
> help! I have removed gdm via update-rc.d with no errors 
> now when I try tostart x (via X) I just get a mouse pointer and &
> gray background (sort of like when you first installed X
> w/o any window managers, etc) so I created my .xinitrc
> file thinking that X would read that but still nothing. so
> next I created an .Xsession file but still nothing... I am
> using the latest xfree86-4 with helix-gnome.
> My xinitrc file looks like this:
> #!/bin/sh
> exec gnome-panel &
> exec sawfish &
> exec gnome-session &
> xterm
> exit 0
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