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Old 07-30-2010, 03:25 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I built X as described in the current development BLFS book (6.6). Everything seemed to work fine. No errors during build process.

I then wanted to proceed creating a .conf file:

Xorg -configure
The result was the following: A black screen, with a cursor like this _ in the top left corner, which wasn't moving -> freeze (also tried capslock).

Well I did a cold reboot and tried starting X without a custom .config file , which should be possible after all.

The result was a crash, with x complaining about a bad display name and not being able to find xterm (called by xinitrc).

Here is the output file:


I also accomplished the installation through a self written bash-skript, if you see any errors in there please report them.
Old 08-01-2010, 12:53 AM   #2
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I solved the problem.

X was missing two applications on startup:

which and xterm

I installed both of them and now X starts perfectly together with my XFCE desktop.

So this topic can be closed.


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