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From: Tim Kingman <>
Subject: Re: 64-bit xfree86 failing
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:35:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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I see the same issue, and it looks like this is because I have an
empty (commented-out) ~/.startxwinrc

Removing this file causes X to open and start an xterm, probably
because it broke several of the new rules in :
* User-defined ~/.startxwinrc files must now be executable, the final
command therein must be run in the foreground, and that command's
exiting will end the X session, just like with startx and ~/.xinitrc
or ~/.Xclients.

This causes another problem for me because my .bashrc calls startxwin
to make sure I always have an X server running ( per ), and then I get caught in a loop
of launching new X servers infinitely (probably from startxwin now
finding a new DISPLAY, and if I specify both :0 and -silent-dup-error,
XWin still writes an error to the console that display 0 is already
active, and displays a Windows dialog with an error about not being
able to move XWin.0.log to XWin.0.log.old ).

I'll keep playing with this to see if I can come up with a solution to
duplicate my previous behavior: Any new bash shell makes sure that X
is running, with no X apps running, and only one X is running, and new
shells don't pop up any "display already exists" errors.


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Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-12-01 16:35 Tim Kingman [this message]
2014-12-01 20:32 ` Mark Hansen
2014-12-01 21:33   ` Tim Kingman

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