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Old 21st February 2012
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Default startx or xinit ? what difference ?

Hey ! how are you BSD Hackers ?

Just a question about the difference beween x launching command 'startx' and the other equivalent -if true- 'xinit'

when sometimes startx fails and ends in some bad window or blackens screen I kill X then type : xinit /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc (under OpenBSD/NetBSD)

why does the first fail while the second succeeds ?
is the xinit a correct way of starting x ? I am starting to drop 'startx' on behalf of 'xinit' ..

sorry .. such annoying noob's questions .. but we are here to learn from you ..
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