fred at blakemfg.com
Sun Aug 22 20:08:59 UTC 2010
Frank Shute wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 07:19:36PM +0200, Tijl Coosemans wrote:
> > On Sunday 22 August 2010 06:22:48 Fred Boatwright wrote:
> > > The .xinitrc file:
> > > xrdb
> > > xsetroot -solid gray &
> > > xterm -geometry +0-100 &
> > > xconsole -geometry -0+0 -fn 5x7 &
> > > #exec olvwm #complained about a missing font
> > > exec fvwm
> > Is this file executable?
> It doesn't have to be executable but xrdb needs arguments or it just
> waits for input.
> My suggestion to Fred: drop the xrdb line in his ~/.xinitrc
> Contact info: http://www.shute.org.uk/misc/contact.html
Well, some progress has been made! The .xinitrc file is not executable.
I found the file on my Sun running Solaris 2.6. That file also does not
have execute permissions but it has #!/bin/sh at the beginning.
However, that doesn't appear to be needed under FBSD. I tried an empty
.Xresources file but that didn't make any difference. Commenting out
the xrdb does allow the window manager to start.
The .xinitrc file was generated from an example in the man page for
xinit, not the Handbook as I earlier stated.
So, I can move forward again. Thank you very much for the help.
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