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Re: x11 question
On Tue, 19 Mar 2002, corgi corgi wrote:
> When I installed OpenBSD, I typed yes when it asked if x11 will be running
> on this machine. I selected all the x11 sets as well. I logged in as root,
> ran xf86cfg -textmode and then ran startx. I got some error and nothing
> happened. So just for kicks, I installed WindowsMaker using ports. When it
> was done, as root, I did a startx again and it worked. So does this mean
> that in order to get a GUI working after installing OpenBSD, you have to
> install a window manager first? The only problem after that is my mouse
> would go beserk if I moved it (I selected ps/2 mouse even though my mouse is
> a logitech trackball). Another problem I have is when I log in as a regular
> user, I get a message about xauthority not found (sorry, I'm writing this
> from memory so I don't remember the exact phrase). Help.
Re Trackball: My Logitech marble 2-button ball works perfectly with
Note, do not run the wsmoused daemon.
As for your other questions:
To answer them, more specifics are required, such as the error
message from startx. It would also be nice to know which X server
you are using. (I.e. where is /usr/X11R6/bin/X [a symbolic link]) pointing?
To get a GUI, you must of course have a window manager, that's what
the window manager *is*. There are two or three shipped with the
3.0 distribution, notably fvwm2 (masquerading as plain "fvwm"), and
As for authority problems, read up. Man X, XFree86, Xserver, xauth,
xdm, whatever. X is rather large with several ways of doing the
Maybe try capturing the output from startx?
from ksh, bash or sh:
root # startx >/tmp/startx.log 2>&1
Go over it, it's not noise.
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