Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 46217
startx and Xwrapper problem and solution
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:12 EDT
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Description of problem:
I can't see how startx ever could have worked in RH7.0,
nevertheless, this is what it took to get it working for me.
Change line 33 in startx to say server= instead of serverargs=
Otherwise the args end up in the wrong order down the bottom
with display coming before the server which is wrong. Then
X must be a symlink to the specific X server I am using
(i.e. not a link to Xwrapper.). Then there must be a
xserverrc file that execs Xwrapper. The final outcome here
is that startx execs xserverrc which execs Xwrapper which
execs X which is a symlink to my accelerated server.
Having X a symlink to Xwrapper doesn't seem to work because
Xwrapper doesn't know which accel server to start.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. default RH7.0 startx doesn't start, just hangs.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 46218 ***