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Old 12-13-2002, 05:10 PM   #1
E-Oreo
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Grey screen when Starting X


When I type startx on the cli it just gives me a gray screen. No "X" cursor, desktop or login window. Just grey screen. The monitar and video card or configured correctly. Is there anything I need to do besides configure the monitar and video card settings?

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E-Oreo
 
Old 12-13-2002, 11:03 PM   #2
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Setup your ~/.xinitrc file. What distro are you running, and what wm are you wanting to run?

Cool
 
Old 12-14-2002, 12:57 AM   #3
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you could either have not have a window manager set up,
or the one you have set up has no background or
menu or anything.
if you are user pscooper then
you can probably
cat > /home/pscooper/.xinitrc
startkde
hit control-d
then startx
for a really painful experience,
substitute twm for startkde
 
Old 12-14-2002, 01:03 PM   #4
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k

I'm using Redhat 7.3. I'm not sure what wm i'm trying to run. I'v set up a .xinitrc file with "/usr/bin/startkde" in it, but i still get the grey screen.
 
Old 12-14-2002, 02:20 PM   #5
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other windows managers you can check for like this

which wmaker
which blackbox
which gnome-session
which enlightenment
which icewm
which sawfish
which afterstep

any of those that give you a path are installed, and
you can put in that .xinitrc instead
 
Old 12-15-2002, 01:37 PM   #6
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ok thanks, i'll try it
 
  


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