Xwrapper / window managers problems

Dan Sloane mail at dansloane.co.uk
Tue Dec 11 21:38:30 GMT 2001

Yes - it's one of those old Xwrapper questions. Sorry!

I tried this on the XFree86 newbie list, but there seems to be more
intelligent people subscribed here.  Of course, flattery will get you

Any help would be appreciated.


----- Original Message -----
From: Dan Sloane <mail at dansloane.co.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 1:07 PM
Subject: Xwrapper / window managers problems

> I'm running Xfree86 4.1.0 on FreeBSD 4.4-RELEASE, and have problems
> X with Xwrapper.
> Using startx as root works perfectly for both sawfish and WindowMaker,
> however when I use Xwrapper to run as a normal user, X starts fine (giving
> me the grey screen and X cursor) but the window manager fails to load.  I
> can leave X using Ctrl-Alt-Backspace but the console shows not errors.
> My .xinitrc file is the same in both /root and /home/dslo.
> I'm sure that this is bound to be something to do with rights somewhere,
> has anyone any clues?
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Dan

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