How to start any window manager in newly configured X server(having MPX support)

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Fri Feb 5 06:35:44 PST 2010

Can you send these questions to xorg at next time? xorg-devel
is supposed to be for development of the software.

On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 10:54 PM, Amey <amey1288 at> wrote:
> Hello all,
>             First of all thanks all , I finally succeeded in configuring X
> server with all necessary requirements.But now I am ulsing xterminal in my
> newly configured X server using .xinitrc.But I want to use a window manager
> in it. I also tried to start 'gdm' in new X server and I succeeded also in
> it using following command in .xintrc :
> exec gdm
> But I didn't get the multipointers when I tried to use xinput utility to
> create master in the terminal started in it and got following output..

You would need to separately configure gdm to use your new xserver,
since it's probably set up to use your distro's. Just run a window
manager in your .xinitrc.

twm &
exec xterm

Or do something like "exec gnome-session". The default xinitrc on your
distro probably works great, too.


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