help with Xorg (Adam Jackson)

walter harms wharms at
Wed Aug 2 18:23:22 UTC 2017

Basicly you need a .xinitrc that starts what you want.
normally you have a programm called xinit that does everything.

So far i understand you have a restricted environment but a working xterm.
xterm is good, now you can try to start a windowmanager like "twm" in xterm.

That will enable you to move to window around.

The next step is to create you own .xinitrc and run it.

See "man xinit" how to continue.


Am 02.08.2017 17:46, schrieb Perez Rodriguez, Humberto I:
> Thanks, in fact i dont know to much about xorg  and your help here
> always is welcome :)
> after run it the both commands with the same user i am now able to see
> in a little white box the terminal with xterm, but now the big question
> is how can i display the windows, wallpapers and everything else like
> xorg does by default ?
> On 8/2/2017 7:41 AM, Thomas L├╝bking wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 01, 2017 at 02:43:55PM -0500, Perez Rodriguez, Humberto I
>> wrote:
>>> 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 :(
>> No offense, but you didn't happen to switch back to the VT from where
>> you launched X11 and interrupted that process in order to enter the
>> xterm command, did you?
>> IOW: Is the X11 server still running on another VT when you tried this?
>> ps aux | grep Xorg
>> Otherwise: Did you run both commands as the same user?
>> The number behind the colon btw. does not refer to the VT.
>> Cheers,
>> Thomas
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