Try the following experiements:
Look in the XFree log file and see if you see any error messages. The log
file should called /var/log/XFree86.0.log and see if you see any error
While X is running - telnet into your box and execute:
Create a .xinitrc in your home directory and put a “echo “In .xinitrc” >
/var/log/myXFree.log” and possibly some additional echo debugs in the
…xinitrc if it makes it there.
Start X with startx and let it sit for several minutes (15-30 min) and see
if it comes up.
“Pete Eddy” <email@example.com> wrote in message
I have a system that generated the XF86config using “XFree86 -configure”
I can start the Xserver on and it responds to mouse movement, however it
doesn’t seem to be running the window manager. Under the default
configuration it looks as if one should be starting, but since it didn’t I
tried add a.xinitrc to my user account and starting it from there. It
doesn’t seem to be starting up anything. No shell, no window manager,
nothing at all.
This is 6.2 with the 3rd party disk. Does anyone know what could cause