startx from terminal or telnet
I have a very strange phenomenon.
I connect to my box with telnet,
SSH is generally preferred to telnet nowadays for security reasons.
change to super user (root) and run
It's generally recommended to not run X as root. (It's generally not
recommended to run anything as root unless necessary.)
Then, if I don't run anything else from my telnet window (the same
window I run the 'startx' from) everything goes fine. The X starts and
I can work normally.
I'm unsure how you can do this. Running "startx" should leave the
command prompt inaccessible for running the next command. Now if you'd
said you were running "startx &", then it would have made more sense to me.
BUT - If I run any command (even a simple 'ls') from my telnet window,
the X doesnt run properly:
What I understand you to be saying is that you telnet in, switch to
root, run X via "startx", and then still at the command prompt which is
inexplicably still available, you run "ls" which then causes X to start
I really suspect I'm not quite understanding the sequence of events.
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