exec startx broke. What do I do?

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2003-02-06
2003-02-14
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    I used to be able to use X11 while logged in under >console. Now when I enter exec startx, I get the frozen grey screen and X cursor. The terminals don't start up, and I get stuck with no way out. I made sure the proper setting were entered in my ~/.tcshrc file.

     

     
    • Torrey T. Lyons

      Torrey T. Lyons - 2003-02-07

      Are you using the code in /usr/share/tcsh/examples? If so there is a known bug with these samples which can cause XDarwin to quit. Fixes have been posted but the basic problem is that the alias file should be changed to read:

      if ($?TERM_PROGRAM) then
          if ("$TERM_PROGRAM" == "Apple_Terminal") then
              alias settermtitle 'echo -n "ESC]2;\!:1^G"'
          endif
      endif

      One way to check what the problem was is to use "exec startx >& ~/x.log". Then you can read the log file and see what errors are reported.

       
    • Nobody/Anonymous

      "Are you using the code in /usr/share/tcsh/examples?"

      No.

      This is from my ~/.tcshrc file:

      setenv PATH "${PATH}:/usr/X11R6/bin"

      exec startx used to work fine in Darwin with the above line in my  ~/.tcshrc. Now I just get stuck with a grey screen on X11 startup.

       
    • Nobody/Anonymous

      "Are you using the code in /usr/share/tcsh/examples?"

      No.

      This is from my ~/.tcshrc file:

      setenv PATH "${PATH}:/usr/X11R6/bin"

      exec startx used to work fine in Darwin with the above line in my  ~/.tcshrc. Now I just get stuck with a grey screen on X11 startup.

       

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