I am confused as when X is started, how it is visible on screen. Does a new Window appear or not? I am very confused! I booted, opened a shell terminal.
Below I write regarding my local machine:
The terminal emulation window (xterm) appeared. Now, I conclude that X is already running and so is X server. Then I entered in terminal
It resulted in a different screen. Looked like normal screen when the system is booted. But that screen has no menus. If 2 windows are opened one above the other, I can't bring the bottom one on top simply by clicking it.
One thing I w'd like to add. Once I run 'startx' and a new screen/desktop appears, it's not a direct easy way to come out from there. Right now I experimented. I wasn't able to come out from that desktop. Button function 'alt-tab' doesn't work there. To escape from there back to my original desktop, i pressed ctrl+ALT+F1 and entered shell prompt. there I pressed ctrl+ALT+F7 to return back to my original desktop.
Now one doubt: Earlier before running command
startx,was X running, if so when I again ran X by the above command , why it opened a new screen? That means, X is running again with a different look (i.e. different desktop)
Below I write regarding my remote machine.
One thing I w'd like to tell w.r.t. my remote server. One thing I w'd like to tell w.r.t. my remote server. When I connect remote server of mine (VPS) I see the desktop or the screen on the remote box which is same screen/wkndow as what I saw on my local machine when I ran on my local machine
startx. From this I feel that something like startx is running on my remote server as a result of which I am not able to see the normal desktop as seen on local (having menus on left, etc). There was no menu visible as is visible on my local machine. You can see the screen shot for clarity of how my remote destop looks like when I connect to remote machine. The menu visible on the screen shot is of my local machine. The top most window is my remote machine. There also I can't change size of any window. It works the same way as when here locally I ran
startx. Now please tell me what can I do so that I get menu on my remote machine. If there everytime something (as told above) is running, how to stop and get back to my normal desktop that we all (ubuntu 13.04 users)see after the system is booted. What to do so that the remote also looks the same as my local box. Both local and remote has ubuntu13.04
It's too unclear as how X looks.
Below is screen shot of my remote machine as visible when I connect to it. (the top most window/screen heading: NX-ravbholua@ravi:1002-bholua)