Re: Xwindows won't start after changing config files...

Farren Layton (
Fri, 9 Oct 1998 20:51:57 -0600

On Fri, 09 Oct 1998 19:49:11 -0400 Gary Elliott <> 

> 	Hey. I just joined this list so I hope this question isn't asked every
> five minutes. I changed a couple of settings in my .base16pp(?) file. I
> changed the path that afterstep looks for icons in. Now, when I restart
> xwindows, it starts to load wharf and then kicks me out of xwindows. but it
> looks to me like none of my changes stayed in the file and it is exactly
> the same as before...any advice?? Thanks.

You may have made a mistake in editing the .base16pp(?) file. Try starting X 
with 'startx > X_debug 2>&1' or whatever your X command is (this will pipe all X 
output to the file X_debug).  After it exits, read the X_debug file, it should 
contain an error message regarding the afterstep config files.

I've done the same thing many times myself.

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