Blank screen on starting X

Flittigs at PICT beproject2010 at
Tue Sep 15 09:49:25 PDT 2009

Hello, you're correct. I got a running X. On doing "sudo startx --
/opt/MPX/bin/X -config /../xorg.conf -retro" and putting this in background
by appending "&" and then doing "ps" I can see a process for x server

Now, to have a gdm  and other stuff running, on starting X, should I write a
script, as in some more piece of code along with the startx command? coz
just a blank screen doesn't help in any way and I have to keep rebooting my

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 8:51 PM, Simon Thum <simon.thum at> wrote:

> 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.
> Try:
> sudo startx -- /opt/MPX/bin/X -config /../xorg.conf
> HTH,
> Simon


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