Subject: Re: X Mice, buttons, etc.
To: Erik Vogan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Loren Peace <email@example.com>
Date: 02/09/1995 01:26:35
On Wed, 8 Feb 1995, Erik Vogan wrote:
> Just a couple of quick questions:
> I'll admit it, I'm a novice X user (at best), so I just expected
> to type startX, and that it would come up all nice and pretty. Here's
> what I get:
> A hatched background, and a single console window.
> Pressing the mouse button (standard Apple ADB mouse), or either
> of the 2nd and 3rd button equivalents (option --> and option <--) does
> nothing. I can type commands into the console (like xclock), but they
> always come up in the upper left hand corner of the window, in front of
> the console. At this point I can't regain use of the console until I
> control-c out of whatever I ran.
> I get the X cursor over the background, and the arrow cursor
> (with text input ability) when I'm over the console, but I can't get
> resize corners.
You need to launch a window manager. Try twm, it come with the
distribution, it's in the X11R6 directory. Just launch it in the
background and you'll be able to move windows are bring up a control menu
with the left mouse button.
Loren Peace firstname.lastname@example.org
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