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funky1096
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: xorg works fine but cant stop the default Reply with quote

Hi after some interesting network problems i finnaly installed xorg-server and LXDE-meta.
i also installed xterm to test startx and it works correctly....
but once i uninstalled it and changed Xsessions to lxde AND created xinitrc files at /usr/share/X11 and /etc/X11 that have "exec startlxde" and try startx it always defaults to xterm no matter what i do.

I cant figure out how to stop xorg from starting xterm instead of LXDE help :(
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

~/.xinitrc will override the global files, so if those still have information you need to get rid.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes thats why i added them. Xsessions was always defaulting to xterm inspite of me changing it and reboot/env-update and after creating xinitrc files it still defaults to xterm. I looked at man xorg.conf for the default locations and order but yet it still defaults to xterm 8O
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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changed Xsessions to lxde AND created xinitrc files at /usr/share/X11 and /etc/X11


X will look at those AFTER ~/.xinitrc

Just for clarification, ~/ is you user folder. For example if I had a user named Bob, ~/ would translate to /home/Bob
Root is an exception, in that ~/ translates to /root.

I apologise if you knew that already, but from your messages it seems you were talking about /etc/X11/.xinitrc instead of ~/.xinitrc

Can you post the output of:
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cat ~/.xinitrc
cat /etc/X11/.xinitrc
cat /usr/share/X11/xinit/.xinitrc
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait the "." Matters?
Anyways instead of "xinitrc" I created ".xinitrc" files and
It starts lxde :D thanks for pointing that out.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, easy mistake to make if you're new to config files! :D
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