russell james power
rjpower at u.washington.edu
Sat Feb 5 22:27:46 PST 2000
Okay. I'm not sure about this, but I believe that you need to shove the
..xinitrc file into your home directory rather then your root. At least
that's what I do, and it works. To setup your display resolutions, you
can either use XF86Config or you can do it manually. To do it manually,
open the file /etc/X11/XF86Config. Near the bottom, it will have some
sections that say stuff like:
underneath the driver section that you are setup with, add a line like
That should set you up.
On Sat, 5 Feb 2000, Justen Fauth wrote:
> Hi! I have recently installed linux on my machine and have been reading
> the mailing list for a while trying to pick up anything I understand.
> Right now linux runs fine on my machine, but I am trying to fine tune
> stuff to make it a little easier.
> In order to run enlightenment right now, I have to wait 'till startx
> opens, then I type enlightenment &. I am trying to configure .xinitrc so that
> when I type startx, enlightment will start running immediately. I created
> a .xinitrc file in my root directory (/) and typed "enlightenment" in it
> (I also tried typing "enlightment &" with the same result). That didn't
> effect anything, though. Does anybody know what I need to do differently?
> I also have to type "startx -- -bpp 16" in order to run x-windows at 16
> bytes per pixel. I would like to change things so that I only have to
> type startx. Is that possible?
> I am just starting to learn linux, so any information you have would
> probably be helpful!
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