xinit-1.3.4

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-7.10 platform.

Package Information

xinit Dependencies

Required

Xorg Libraries

Required (runtime only)

twm-1.0.9, xclock-1.0.7, and xterm-325

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/xinit

Installation of xinit

First, modify startx, hence the X session starts on the first unused virtual terminal, which normally is vt7:

sed -e '/$serverargs $vtarg/ s/serverargs/: #&/' \
    -i startx.cpp
[Note]

Note

If you have already installed this package without the sed above, there is no need to reinstall. Just modify the installed startx, issuing, as the root user: sed -i '/$serverargs $vtarg/ s/serverargs/: #&/' /usr/bin/startx

Install xinit by running the following commands:

./configure $XORG_CONFIG \
            --with-xinitdir=/etc/X11/app-defaults &&
make

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
ldconfig

Contents

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

Short Descriptions

startx

initializes an X session.

xinit

is the X Window System initializer.

Last updated on 2016-08-27 15:19:14 -0500