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Questions tagged [xinit]

xinit is a Unix command that starts the X Window Server.

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X11: ^C drop to shell while start X

I use xinit to start X with wm - startx command that using .xinitrc to invoke X11 environment, but when X starts, there a black screen with cursor staying there for few seconds before X is fully ...
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Starting just an X server on a minimal installation

I need to run a program that I haven't developed, the issue is that even if it doesn't run any GUI interface (can be used on silent mode) it still requires an X server running because of the way it's ...
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Arch linux greeter without DM

I'm using Arch Linux with i3wm with xinit which results in having tty1 as my "greeter". I wanna know if there is any possibility to have a greeter, for instance, Deepin greeter at login prompt ...
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pywal wont run on startx

I'm having some trouble starting pywal through .xinitrc Currently my .xinitrc is: exec dwm wal -i "/home/joe/pictures/wallpapers" & Anyone know what I could have messed up?
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Xinit/zsh: jobs control

In .xinitrc, there'll have multiple lines with & to put some commands in background, I'd like to control if a command is completed or not before process to next command. I use zsh in .xinitrc ...
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how to load an xmodmap configuration file using .xinitrc

I am trying to figure out how to use my .xinitrc file to load an xmodmap configuration file. Although this seems to be a popular problem around the internet, I can't seem to get it working. I am ...
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Configure XFCE startup commands in NixOS

In NixOS, services.xserver.desktopManager.xfce.extraSessionCommands describes "Shell commands executed just before XFCE is started.". What about for shell commands right after XFCE is started? That ...
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xinitrc - set DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS

Not using display manager and executing startup logic via xinitrc. Problem is some dbus-related env variables are not set. xinitrc excerpt: dbus-update-activation-environment --systemd --all # note ...
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Start X Server on Login with Systemd

I know that this is not the normal way people use X. Most setup instructions tell you to put something like startx in your shell's profile. However I want to have systemd manage things. Ideally I ...
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start wmii from ~/.xinitrc

What is the right way to start wmii window manager from ~/.xinitrc? I put exec wmii however it doesn't seem to pick up configuration.
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startxfce4 no longer loads on Asus chromebook

I have an Acer chromebook that I used to be able to load into xfce via "shell" then "sudo startxfce4" at the chrome terminal. Suddenly it fails and will no longer load. Instead, I get the following. ...
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Arch Linux: Running VirtualBox (VM) without a window manager

In Arch Linux, I would like to run VirtualBox without a window manager. As a root I can easily do: xinit /usr/bin/VirtualBox -- :0 vt1 As a non-root user I get a blank screen. If I open another ...
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LXQt works perfectly on a fresh Arch install then only get a black screen after rebooting

LXQt works perfectly after a fresh Arch install on my laptop, then I reboot, and without changing anything, simply logging in as the same user from before, running startx like before, instead of lxqt ...
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My ubuntu-server doesn't execute my gtk-based program at startup!

I have Ubuntu-server 16.04. Installed gtk3 and can execute my program manually by this command: ./img when I go to it's directory /home/m. But when I tried to add this line to my /etc/rc.local file: ...
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Screen resolution in X windows different from command line

I have a raspberry pi zero and I'm running Jessie lite (very similar to ubuntu distros). I'm using my pi to run a MagicMirror. Everything runs correctly but X windows does not take up the whole screen....
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How can I find which process is controlling the root window?

I'm trying to get an xscreensaver to run as my desktop background / wallpaper using the method described here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/XScreenSaver#Animated_wallpaper and the first step ...
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Set up display orientation and resolution on an embedded Linux

we have an embedded PC with an Linux OS which seems to be an Debian/Ubuntu derivate with RT-Preempt patch. At this pc we attached a display (7" 1024x600 170 DPI) via DVI. We are need to run the ...
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How to make several “startx” profiles?

I have an Arch Linux with i3wm now. When I need to start my i3, I just type startx, because in config file I have exec i3;. When I need to run some another graphical environment, such as Gnome, I edit ...
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.xinitrc not loading .Xresources [closed]

I'm using fresh install of Arch with i3; after logging into I type in startx and i3 is starting with default settings, despite the configuration of my .xinitrc: #!/bin/sh exec i3 exec xrdb ~/....
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How to set i3 to be the default window manager?

In the Kali login, I have to select i3 in the menu in order to use i3 instead of gnome. How to set i3 as the default window manager (no need of selection?
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`xinit /usr/bin/firefox` vs `xinit firefox`

xinit /usr/bin/firefox seems to do what's expected: to run firefox without a window manager. xinit firefox seems to do similar, but with a small xterm running behind. Can someone explain me what's ...
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Strange xinit problem

I am using LFS-based custom Linux. When I try to start "xinit" then it fails to start with following error: Fatal server error: (EE) Cannot move old log file "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" to "/var/...
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How to start a dialog at startup after login in?

I want to display a dialog at startup after the user log in? How would you suggest to do automatically launch a dialog at startup? Example of dialogue: zenity --question
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why would a command run at the prompt and not in a script?

I have a RPi running raspbian jessie which I use in kiosk mode: I start in /etc/rc.local /usr/bin/xinit /opt/domotique/xinitrc > /root/xinitrc-errors 2>&1 and /opt/domotique/xinitrc is ...
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Configuring fluxbox (or any other WM) on FreeBSD

First time using FreeBSD (or any BSD). I recently installed FreeBSD and installed xorg and fluxbox with: pkg install xorg fluxbox And put this in the .xinitrc for my user: exec xterm & exec ...
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How to start a script after login using gdm?

I am using arch linux with xmonad, and I login using gdm, but to make xmonad work properly I have to run a script directly after login (actually I want to run .xinitrc after login using gdm to set ...
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xterm not using .Xresources

I've one .xinitrc with the following lines: #!/usr/bin/env bash xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources & xset r rate 200 30 & xterm & #fixme: xterm is not reading loaded .Xresources exec /etc/...
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Start new process group in .xinitrc

I have a statusbar (lemonbar) to which I pipe the output of a couple of scripts (time, battery, volume, etc.). These scripts, and the statusbar itself, are all started in a single bash script ...
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Difference between .xinitrc, .xsession and .xsessionrc

I found three configuration files. .xinitrc .xsession .xsessionrc I know that the first one is for using startx and the second and third are used when using a display manager. But what is the ...
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Should suspended application in the background (by ctrl+z) still run or should it stop running?

I run Firefox with command xinit /path/to/firefox/binary and it opens a display with Firefox running on it. Then I push Ctrl +Alt+F1 to go back to console and then I push Ctrl+z to suspend the ...
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chroot into a Linux with X window system installed, from a Linux without X window system, and then run xinit, there is no mouse and keyboard working

I have two systems on my machine. One is Ubuntu and the other one is Linux from scratch (LFS) which I built it my self. Ubuntu has X window system installed but LFS has no windowing system whatsoever....
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xinit: giving up can't start xinit

My Musicbot won't start: musikbot@euve102733:/opt/ts3soundboard$ xinit /opt/ts3soundboard/ts3bot -- /usr/bin/ Xvfb :1 -screen 0 800x600x16 -ac xinit: giving up xinit: unable to connect to X server: ...
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What desktop environment does startx run, and how can I change it?

From many docs, I read that startx is starting LXDE in Raspbian OS. I am a little bit confused. Will always startx run LXDE GUI? Also I have seen example with using startlxde command. How is that ...
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Open new graphic terminal via ssh

I would like to log in from machine A to machine B -- and regardless or whether anyone is logged in on B* open a new graphical terminal on :1**. To further clarify: This is a lab situation with one ...
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Correctly shutting down the computer from an X session

I run Debian 8.1 with the window manager Blackbox. The window manager is started from ~/.xinitrc, and when the X session is done some cleanup commands are invoked: dbus-launch --exit-with-session ...
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Run 2 instances of xinit with output to separate video out

I have a video card with 2 video outputs. I want to run 2 instances of xinit and draw 2 different displays. I want one display to be output to one video out and the other to go to the other video out. ...
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Can't login after editing xinitrc

I wanted to install dwm according to this tutorial. I've skipped the part about Xorg, bc I knew it have been already installed at the time. I started with step about installing dwm. The desktop ...
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Start application using xinit on different tty

I'm using Fedora 21, trying the following: On tty1 is running KDE, just as normal. But to speed up my games/avoid them changing something like gamma, I want to run them on a differnt tty, starting a ...
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What is the exact command to start the openbox-lxde default session in raspbian?

I am trying to configure my .xinitrc to be able to choose different window managers before starting X but I cannot reproduce the same environment as when I just run startx without a .xinitrc file in ...
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How to start the twm manager on a system which already has a window manager ?

I am using linux mint codename rebecca with xface. I tried to follow a description how to start a window manager of once choice: created an empty .xinitrc file in my homefolder filled the file with "...
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xset not having any effect in my .xsessionrc file

I need to set some trackpoint settings automatically. I don't know the best file in which to place these commands, but I used .xsessionrc. The commands are properly executed (I can verify that by ...
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How to use i3 on CentOS 7 with Gnome?

I have a CentOS 7 with Gnome running on my machine. Now I want to use i3 as the window manager. I managed to install i3 but I don't know how to make CentOS 7 use i3 now. I tried to edit .xinitrc like ...
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Position window automaticly in TWM

The man pages of TWM tells me that if I specify a -geometry [size x size] + offset + offset, TWM will honor this and create the window in that location. For which types of windows is this possible? ...
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script started in .xinitrc stays in processes

I have made a little startup bash-script to run before my wm starts. Unfortunately after X and WM is started this script is still listed in the in htop and I don't have a clue why... this is the ...
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starting LXDE automatically (without Display Manager)

I am disappointed with existing Display Managers, and so I was wondering wheteher I could live without one. I have very basic needs on my laptop. I have one user martin who wants to be logged into ...