On Friday, 10 January 2003 at 1:17:36 -0500, 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. 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.
This is the first time I've ever heard of a file called .Xclients. I thought there must have been a gap in my education and went to RTFM. No mention of .Xclients. I grepped the entire X11R6 source trees. No mention of .Xclients. I googled and got only 5,780 hits, most in Spanish or Dutch. From what I can tell, .Xclients is a Red Hat-ism that is used by some other script, possibly .xinitrc. > Did the XFree86 desktop init file change? No. > I can't find any docs on it. Manpages aren't much help either. Read startx(1) and xinit(1) if you're starting X from a shell, and xdm(1) if you're using xdm. The startup files are .xinitrc and .xsession respectively, and have been for at least ten years. > 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. You can always start things manually from a vty: xterm & That should at least get you started. It would be interesting to know: 1. What window manager are you using? 2. How are you starting X? 3. What's in your .xinitrc/.xsession? Greg -- When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. For more information, see http://www.lemis.com/questions.html See complete headers for address and phone numbers To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message