Learning Debian GNU/LinuxBy Bill McCarty
1st Edition September 1999
1-56592-705-2, Order Number: 7052
360 pages, $34.95 , Includes CD-ROM
Now that you've configured X by using xf86config, you're probably eager to see it work. To start X, type the command:startx
Your system's screen should briefly go blank and then you should see X's graphical desktop. Chapter 6, Using the X Window System, will teach you how to use X effectively.
WARNING: If the screen is garbled or remains blank for more than about 30 seconds, your X configuration may be faulty. Immediately turn off your monitor or terminate X by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Backspace.
To exit X, click on an unused part of the desktop and a pop-up menu will appear. From the menu, select the Exit, Logout, or Quit menu item. X shuts down, returning you to the familiar text-based interface of the Linux shell prompt.
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