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Old 08-26-2004, 04:14 AM   #1
juanjavier_xxx
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After login, Xwindow refuses to boot


I tried to create myself in /home/juanja the
following xinitrc file:

Code:
xclock -geometry 50x50-1+1 &
xterm -geometry 80x50+494+51 &
xterm -geometry 80x20+494-0 &
exec vwfm
Then I replaced the default that came with
SuSE Linux 9.0 with this new one created
by myself.

Since then it graphically prompts me for
login and after a few seconds it blanks
out and then prompts again, over and over.

I then tried to logon as root and things
went fine. Unfortunately I began to fiddle
around with my pig hands and broke the access
for a root user as well.

Im just a completely newbie, or an absolute
begginer to Linux. How could I make my XWin-
dow system work without having to reinstall?

How could I get the system boot in text mode
so that I can fix things with the text con-
sole?
 
Old 08-26-2004, 04:26 AM   #2
juanjavier_xxx
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code correction

Sorry, the correct code is

Code:
xclock -geometry 50x50-1+1 &
xterm -geometry 80x50+494+51 &
xterm -geometry 80x20+494-0 &
exec vfwm
 
Old 08-26-2004, 04:35 AM   #3
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Hi,

if I understand it well - you got graphical login - kdm/gdm, etc. Problem is, that these don't care about .xinitrc file in your directory. Try shutting it down (/etc/init.d/xdm stop ; or something similar) then do console login and run startx. It parses .xinitrc so it should do the trick.
 
  


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