Introduction to xinit

The xinit package contains a usable script to start the xserver.

This package is not a part of the Xorg katamari and is provided only as a dependency to other packages or for testing the completed Xorg installation.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 7.8-systemd platform.

Package Information

xinit Dependencies

Required (runtime only)

twm-1.0.9, xclock-1.0.7, and xterm-320

User Notes:

Installation of xinit

Install xinit by running the following commands:

./configure $XORG_CONFIG \
            --with-xinitdir=/etc/X11/xinit &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Programs: xinit and startx
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


initializes an X session.


is the X Window System initializer.

Last updated on 2014-10-05 10:48:37 +0200