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Are you sure that your xinitrc is being read? Where did you add that line, try adding some other program there like xterm& to see if it fires up. By the way, you have to add that line BEFORE the window manager get's executed.
I don't think you should ask to close this thread, rarely a thread is closed here, most of them are because someone post the same thing on two different forums (it's not allowed, there are rules here ). The rest of the threads stay open in case someone with the same problem or a different solution want to take a look and post on it.