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Bug#169019: (startx fails to start x from console). FIX

I have found the cause of this problem and its solution.  The problem is
in the file /etc/Xsession (global Xsession file -- used by display
managers and xinit (startx)) supplied by the xfree86-common package.  So
please forward it to the maintainer of that package.

In the above file there is function:
run_parts () 
which reads file names incorrectly if I'm at my console.  If I'm at a
dumb terminal, it works fine and typing startx will start x OK.  The
line in run_parts () that reads the files in directory $1 incorrectly is:
  for F in $(ls $1); do
Well, I've set up directory colors on my Linux box so that files are
color-coded by type of file.  I do this in my /etc/profile file:

if [ $TERM = linux ]; then 		# set LS_COLOR environment variable
    eval `dircolors`;
    ls () { command ls --color $* ; }

So "ls $1" returns a lot of escape codes for creating colors along with the
file names.  The result is that X exits.  To fix this change the line to:

for F in $(command ls $1); do 

The "command ls" insures that ls is not a shell function but the real ls

			David Lawyer

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