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Bug#352127: xbase-clients: Unable to use startx/xinit with a terminal emulator as the client

tags 352127 unreproducible moreinfo

On Thu, Feb  9, 2006 at 21:42:48 +0000, Sam Morris wrote:

> Package: xbase-clients
> Version: 6.9.0.dfsg.1-4
> Severity: important
> I can unable to use startx or xinit to start an X session with a terminal
> emulator as the client. The command I am using is 'startx xterm'.
> With xterm, the window appears but a shell is never run. The mouse
> cursor flickers when it hovers over the xterm window.
> When I try rxvt, the entire window flickers constantly; when I try
> gnome-terminal, the window appears and then disappears and the X session
> ends.
Hi Sam,

are you still able to reproduce this?  I just tested
"startx /usr/bin/xterm -- :1" and it works fine for me.
You need to provide the full path to the client for startx to work.


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