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Well, I am trying the whole blackbox thing again--and it is not working quite right. (please note that the computer that is being worked on is nowhere near where I am right now) I type: blackbox, and I get the an error like ''BaseDisplay::BaseDisplay undefined'' (or something extremely similar). Another error message I get when trying to run blackbox is "$DISPLAY not set" After getting that error, I tried typing "echo$DISPLAY" and funnily enough, it was not set. Though after reading through XServer, Xdm, and a few other man pages, is that \$DISPLAY is not set until after X11 is started. So I try type ''startx'' and then in the console it gives me in twm, ''blackbox''. It gives me a screen locking error. So I read through some more Xwindows man pages, looking for a way to have blackbox startup with Xserver. So I try ''xinit -- blackbox :0'' and various variations of that, and keep getting errors like: ''unable to connect to Xserver,'' and ''No display surface set in X11Config.'' Which I ran a couple X11 config scripts, and found that the server was perfectly fine the way it was setup (except for an error with the mouse).
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The server is fine.

''.xinitrc'' in you''re home directory is not. that script is run when you use ''startx''. if you do not have a ''.xinitrc'' in your homedirectory, then you''re using the systemwide one. somewhere in /etc, like /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc or something. anyway, if is is NOT in your homedir, try this

cd
echo "exec blackboc" > .xinitrc
chmod 700 .xinitrc
startx

see if that starts blackbox for you.

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Be warned: If you have anything in you .xinitrc at the moment, the above posted code will overwrite it.

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Thanks--it is working now.

Any idea of how to get the monitor settings to change resolution, or colour depth? That is my only quip left with Blackbox.

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Change your settings!!! (/etc/X11/name-of-your-config-file). If that is correct, you change the res by holding ctl+alt+(plus or minus) keys.

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Original post by Galapaegos
If that is correct, you change the res by holding ctl+alt+(plus or minus) keys.

Thanks... I did not know about that shortcut.