Subject: Need X-Windows configuration help...
To: None <macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David C. Myers <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 02/15/1995 18:21:27
I'm happy to say that X-Windows is up and running on my SE/30, but I'm
having the strangest problems with xinitrc.  Any time I try to put an
xinitrc file in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/, the X Windows package refuses to
start.  It gets halfway through, paints the screen (via xsetroot -gray),
then gives up with the message:

waiting for X server to shut down
Fatal server error:
no screens found

or sometimes just:

waiting for X server to shut down

Note that this happens with *any* xinitrc file -- it doesn't matter what
that file contains.  It also happens if I have a local .xinitrc in my home
directory.  DISPLAY is defined as ":0.0", so that should be okay.  Now, if
I take out all xinitrc and .xinitrc files, X will start up and I get
presented with one window.  I can then go and manually start up all my X
clients, except one: xconsole always comes back with the message "Couldn't
open console".  Why?

Sorry if this is a basic X configuration issue.  Thanks for any help.


David C. Myers