On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Louis LeBlanc wrote:
> Ok, this one is pretty frustrating. We had a power cut tonight, and
> my machine rebooted. It came up quite nicely, better than I expected,
> considering I had recently updated some of the startup packages, and
> hadn't yet had a chance to power cycle it myslef.
> One problem. Now, when I log into X, my window manager won't come up.
> I get the dull grey grid with an 'X' mouse pointer, and the console,
> but no menu, terminal, nothing.
I don't use ~/.Xclients but this happens on my machine, when
the file xinitrc cannot be found or isn't configured correctly.
You could test your xinitrc by placing it in
(this is the default for FreeBSD 4.7)
Hope this helps.
> My ~/.Xclients hasn't changed, and
> that's where I've always started fvwm2 from I even had it redirect
> error output to a file so I could see what was the problem when
> something didn't work. Now, I see nothing. The ~/.FVWM-errors file
> never gets created, so it looks like .Xclients never gets executed.
> Did the XFree86 desktop init file change? I can't find any docs on
> it. Manpages aren't much help either. And since I can't get
> anythign running in X, I can't get a browser up to go to xfree86.org
> and see. Hell, I like the TTY terminals for some things, but even
> Mutt is kindof a pain there.
> Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
> Louis LeBlanc firstname.lastname@example.org
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