Bug#169019: startx fails to start x from console
When I type startx at the console, it creates an X window with an x in
the center but it only lasts for about 1 second. I then get back to the
text interface with "waiting for X server to shut down". Now if I snoop
with: startx 2&> me
I find that me contains the error message:
/usr/X11R6/bin/xterm: bad command line option "2"
However, if I type startx from a dumb terminal connected to a serial
port, then X starts OK and loads the icewm which seems to work.
Some more info: My video chip is Cirrus clgd5428 and it uses XFree86
Version 3.3.6a. The message says it's for Linux 2.4.13 but I run
2.4.19. Message says it's for i686 but I have a 486: i386. However,
everything seems OK if I start it from a dumb terminal. I saw a message
on the internet from someone else who had this problem some time ago and
I think they also had a Cirrus video chip.