Bug 46217 - startx and Xwrapper problem and solution
Summary: startx and Xwrapper problem and solution
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 46218
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-06-27 12:50 UTC by Chris Bitmead
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:34 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-27 12:50:35 UTC

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Description Chris Bitmead 2001-06-27 12:50:31 UTC
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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.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. default RH7.0 startx doesn't start, just hangs.

Additional info:

Comment 1 David Lawrence 2001-06-27 13:29:13 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 46218 ***

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