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Old 05-12-2004, 02:07 AM   #1
evaross1
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Unhappy question about XINIT


My Distribution is redhat8.0 and using XFr86-4.2.0. the trouble is when use
command startx to launch X environment what i only found is Xtrem. I read the Running_linux and found that "startx" is the frontend of xinit and running the shell script .xinitrc in home directory or in /usr/lib/X11/xinit/

but i can't find xinitrc in that two directories. is it the reason i can't launch the X environment correctly?
any one can help me ? thank you very very very much!!!!
 
Old 05-12-2004, 02:16 AM   #2
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Nope. Well, probably not, at least. Have you, as the root user (you'll see the # at the command prompt/xterm--DOS looking thingy--if you see the command prompt has a $ there, you need to type 'su' then your password when prompted--root is the admin's default name ) tried running either 'gdm' or 'kdm'? They are the "desktop managers" and are what you'll normally log into with.

Startx is a wonderful test to see if your monitor will explode with your graphics card settings. In the old days, before GNOME and KDE, it was also your only GUI. Nowadays, there are too many extra things to handle beyond simply putting up a GUI (clipboards, miscellaneous translation software, backgrounds, etc.), so startx doesn't really cut it anymore.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 02:18 AM   #3
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Oh, and xinit and your GUI are two almost totally different things. xinitrc handles much, much more than just the GUI, including your networking stuff and a lot of loose ends users normally don't need to be bothered with.

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Old 05-12-2004, 04:00 AM   #4
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thank you very much for you answer !!

I Login as root . my graphics card is TNT2 and had installed the nvidia driver 1.0-4363,using KDE. They works before i installed the CCE (which can display and input Chinese language under console),after that i couldn't see the KDE anymore...... I had uninstalled the CCE but still couldn't settle
the problem.

Thank you again for your help
 
  


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