How do I start X server?

Methods to start X11Edit

First, some Unix consoles give a text-only login prompt. In this case, first login as normal to obtain your Unix shell, then use a xinit or startx command to start the X server and default clients at your shell. Second, some Unix consoles have a graphical login prompt!

How do I start xinitrc?

xinitrc file in your home directory is executed by the command startx . In general, it is used to start your Desktop Environment. Usually, your Display/Login Managercalls startx , but you can also start it manually when needed.

How do I start X display in Linux?

Starting an X session is typically done in one of two ways: the X session is started via a display manager (like xdm), and the user logs in at a GUI screen. Or, the user starts X manually after logging in to a text console.

Where is Startx located?

startx is located in /usr/bin/startx .

What is the difference between xinit and Startx?

From Wikipedia: The xinit program allows a user to manually start an Xorg display server. The startx(1) script is a front-end for xinit(1). xinit is typically used to start window managers or desktop environments.

Where is xinitrc?

The system-wide xinitrc and xserverrc files are found in the /usr/lib/X11/xinit directory. The . xinitrc is typically a shell script which starts many clients according to the user’s preference.

What is Xserverrc?

xserverrc is a shell script that starts up the X server. It’s read by both startx and xinit . The system-wide xserverrc file is /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc, but it’s possible to create a personal one in ~/.xserverrc.