help with Xorg (Adam Jackson)

Perez Rodriguez, Humberto I humberto.i.perez.rodriguez at
Tue Aug 1 19:43:55 UTC 2017

after try the command below, i get the following error :

xterm: Xt error: Cant open display: :0

as a comment, i've tried as well with "export DISPLAY=:[0-6]" without 
success :(

On 7/31/2017 6:35 PM, Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:21:08 -0500 "Perez Rodriguez, Humberto I"
> <humberto.i.perez.rodriguez at> said:
>> Hi Adam :
>> with '-retro' option now i can a gray background and the cursor, but i
>> am not able to do anything else, could you point me in how to do in
>> order to run some X clients against my X server please ?
> switch to another VT (ctl+alt+f2 or whatever) then log in, and
> export DISPLAY=:0
> xterm
> i am assuming the xserver is coming up as the default :0 one. also assuming you
> have xterm installed.
>> On 7/31/2017 12:43 PM, Adam Jackson wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2017-07-31 at 12:15 -0500, Perez Rodriguez, Humberto I wrote:
>>>> Hi Adam :
>>>> there is the full log
>>> This log appears to show a successful startup. You say you only see a
>>> blank screen, but a black background with no cursor is in fact the
>>> default. If you're simply trying to test whether X works, the '-retro'
>>> command line option will paint the old root weave and X cursor. But
>>> otherwise X doesn't draw anything on its own, and you will need to
>>> actually run some X clients against your X server if you want to see
>>> anything.
>>> - ajax
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