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Date:      Sun, 20 Mar 2011 07:38:19 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        Gua Chung Lim <gua.chunglim@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-x11@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FBSD 8.2R can't startx
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1103200733230.50183@wonkity.com>
In-Reply-To: <20110320070432.GB1335@gmail.com>
References:  <20110317134728.GA1417@gmail.com> <20110318064011.GA69484@server.vk2pj.dyndns.org> <20110318154101.GA1847@gmail.com> <4D8407EF.7070604@gmail.com> <20110319150741.GA1964@gmail.com> <alpine.BSF.2.00.1103191227060.46765@wonkity.com> <20110320070432.GB1335@gmail.com>

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On Sun, 20 Mar 2011, Gua Chung Lim wrote:

>> Without a .xinitrc, the system one (/usr/local/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc) is
>> used.  That starts twm as you describe.  So it's good news--xorg is
>> working.
> Probably yes.
>
>> Which probably indicates a problem with the way KDE is being started, or
>> there may be a problem with a KDE component.  See
>> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x11-wm.html#X11-WM-KDE

> But GNOME could not start either.
> Is there anything stay in between xorg and DE?

.xinitrc is just a shell script.  Anything it runs before the window 
manager has to either complete or be run in the background, or it will 
prevent the script from continuing.  For example, I use devilspie, a 
utility which can move windows around.  In .xinitrc:

#!/bin/sh
devilspie &
exec /usr/local/bin/startxfce4

Please show your .xinitrc.



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