Blank screen on starting X

Simon Thum simon.thum at
Tue Sep 15 08:21:06 PDT 2009

Flittigs at PICT wrote:
> Hello all, we are undergrad students trying to install and compile the
> latest X release on a virtual box. We did all installation on /opt/MPX
> prefix.
> on doing "sudo /opt/MPX/bin/X -config /../xorg.conf" , the X server starts
> running and screen goes blank. We also changed the startx script to
> accomodate the new path for X. Can anyone help on this? thanks
This is perfectly normal. Congratulations, you have a running X. You
just don't have a running desktop engine.

startx starts X, not the other way round.

sudo startx -- /opt/MPX/bin/X -config /../xorg.conf



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