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Running Gnome in Apples X11 (.xinitrc probs)
Authored by: tjfarrell on Jan 09, '03 04:44:53PM

I was running OroborOSX with a .xinitrc file before switching (window manager
was not specified in .xiniitrc) and found that I ended up somewhat similar results when
double clicking X11.app.

I found that you have to specify the full path to all commands in your .xinitrc file.
(where as with OroborOSX you appear to have your default path).

Additionally, to get the Apple window manager, you have to
start it directly using again with the full path - /usr/X11R6/bin/quartz-wm &
(normal I guess, it is just OroborOSX which normally require you start
the window manager from .xinitrc)

Also note that it appears that stderr and stdout don't appear to be set up to
go anywhere when .xinitrc is run. (Not even to the console). So it is hard
to track what is going wrong.

One cavaet on the above - I have not yet logged out and back in again to see
what the impact of that is on my path.



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