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Date:      Mon, 4 Nov 1996 04:10:22 +1100
From:      davidn@sdev.usn.blaze.net.au (David Nugent)
To:        Skynet1@cris.com (SKYNET1)
Cc:        Questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: X
Message-ID:  <199611031710.EAA03493@sdev.usn.blaze.net.au>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SUN.3.95.961103112611.20854A-100000@mariner.cris.com>; from SKYNET1 on Nov 3, 1996 11:30:45 -0500
References:  <Pine.SUN.3.95.961103112611.20854A-100000@mariner.cris.com>

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SKYNET1 writes:
> I installed all of X11R6 and configured it...
> When I am at the csh prompt I type X.

Wrong.

Type 'startx'.

> Once I do that, the screen changes to graphics mode.
> 
> The background is just a tiled pattern, and the mouse is a large
> X. I can move the mouse around on the screen, but I can't do anything else

Because you're running the X server and no clients - not even a
window manager.

> Nowhere that I click responds, other virtual terminals don't work,
> no keys on the key board responds...the only thing that still responds
> is the movement of the mouse....
> 
> What do I do now?

Read manpages+manuals on how to configure X, how to configure your
window manager and now to run clients.


David Nugent, Unique Computing Pty Ltd - Melbourne, Australia
Voice +61-3-791-9547 Data/BBS +61-3-792-3507 3:632/348@fidonet
davidn@blaze.net.au http://www.blaze.net.au/~davidn

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