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#1 2014-07-26 21:38:03

rh995
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xorg-xinit doesn't require xorg-server?

I commonly have the problem when creating a new arch linux installation that I install xorg-xinit, expecting the startx command to depend on everything to get it to work.  I have figured out at this point that xorg-server needs to be installed as well, but I really was just wondering why xorg-server is not a dependency of xorg-xinit.  startx cannot function correctly without xorg-server (it gives an error that some file is not found), but is there a way to get it to work without xorg-server?  What is the reason xorg-xinit doesn't depend on xorg-server, if there is one?

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#2 2014-07-26 21:50:50

Trilby
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Re: xorg-xinit doesn't require xorg-server?

Xinit/startx may be most commonly used to start a local X server - but there are many other ways it can be used.  It can use an Xserver on a remote machine, launch Xvnc, launch other related X-like servers (maybe eventually wayland?).

This is covered in the xinit man page.


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#3 2014-07-26 21:52:14

rh995
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Re: xorg-xinit doesn't require xorg-server?

I figured it'd be something like that.  Thanks for your answer.

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#4 2014-07-26 21:55:26

karol
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Re: xorg-xinit doesn't require xorg-server?

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