startx vs init 5
Brian R Smith
brian at cypher.acomp.usf.edu
Mon Jul 26 19:12:29 UTC 2004
Some output from the console while running 'startx' would be helpful.
We'd like to see some of these error messages. Init level 5 has, at the
end of the startup sequence, some script to start up gdm, the graphical
login manager. This runs as the user gdm. 'startx' runs X and your
xsession as whoever you are logged in as so obviously there will be some
differences in the environment.
If you check out /etc/inittab you can see that this line
starts up gdm. You might want to look at the /etc/X11/prefdm script.
Post some error messages and I'd be more than happy to help.
On Mon, 2004-07-26 at 14:57, Dwaine Castle wrote:
> If use init 5 as root to start the GUI the console is error free. If I
> execute startx as either root or an ordinary user the console is littered
> with error messages mostly xorg config errors and python script errors. I
> saw this in FC2 also.
> As an experiment I ran all the scripts in the /etc/rc.d/rc5.d and then ran
> startx. The error messages were still there. What else does the init 5
> command do that might set up the environment to eliminate the errors? And,
> shouldn't startx use this environment?
> Thank you.
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