how do you use x from the terminal

Marius Gedminas marius at
Mon Aug 27 15:09:30 UTC 2018

On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 12:01:30AM +0200, Dave Smith wrote:
> I ran the server
> $ Xorg
> and then
> $ DISPLAY=:0 %client%
> It seemed to work but not really. Either my screen ended up freezing and I had
> to press the power button or the server terminated with a fatal error, EXA:
> malloc failed ..

Traditionally we'd run `startx`, which is a shell script that starts
both the X server (with the appropriate command-line options) and some
necessary-for-good-life X clients (such as the window manager).

Marius Gedminas
I read I forget; I see I remember; I teach I understand.
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