[blfs-support] xorg7.7 openbox xinitrc

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 15:33:02 PST 2012


lux-integ wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> I have installed xorg-7.7 and openbox-3.5.0.
> startx  runs ok (Xwindows with twm)   but attempts to run xinitrc is proving
> problemtic.
>
>   I have the executible file $XORG_PREFIX/bin/xinit but no shell-script
> $XORG_PREFIX/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc.
>
> I  tried  a line like this in a created /root/.xinitrc:-
> exec dbus-launch  --exit-with-session  openbox-session
>
> It did not work (X would not start)  in fact the mere existance of the file
> (root/.xinitrc  ) even an empty file   seemed to stop X starting.
>
>
> I tried on the command line
> exec dbus-launch  --exit-with-session  openbox-session
>
> and   system returns to login prompt.

xinitrc, like most rc files, is a configuration file.  Generally ~/.xinitrc.

Use startx.  You can read it.  It's a script.

   -- Bruce




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