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 X11START(1)                    X Version 11                     X11START(1)
                                  Release 5

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      x11start - start the X11 window system

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
      x11start [options]

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      NOTE: Beginning with the next release of HP-UX, x11start and its
      components (xinit, sys.x11start, and sys.Xdefaults) will not be
      supported.  vuelogin (an enhanced version of xdm) will perform all
      start-up tasks, regardless of whether or not HP-VUE is in use.  See
      the HP Visual Environment User's Guide and the vuelogin man page for
      information on vuelogin.

      x11start is a shell script that provides a standarized method for
      starting up the X Window System server and selected X clients when the
      Visual User Environment (HP-VUE) is not used.  Specifically, it
      performs the following start-up tasks:

        o+ PATH environment variable set-up appropriate for the X environment
        o+ X server start-up
        o+ selected client(s) start-up from a specific client file
        o+ general user resource loading from a specific resource file

    Components    [Toc]    [Back]
      x11start encompasses the following components:

        o+ the /usr/contrib/bin/X11/x11start script
        o+ the /usr/contrib/bin/X11/xinit program
        o+ the default client script, /usr/contrib/lib/X11/sys.x11start
        o+ the default resouce file, /usr/contrib/lib/X11/sys.Xdefaults

      The x11start script
        + creates a command to load resources from the appropriate resource
          file using xrdb (see xrdb(1)) (This command is not executed
          immediately but rather is assigned to the (exported) environment
          variable, doxrdb which is normally executed via the client script
          after the server has been started up.)
        + inserts /usr/bin/X11 ahead of /usr/bin in the PATH environment
          variable and appends /usr/vue/bin and /usr/contrib/bin/X11 to the
        + execs xinit as follows (see xinit(1)):

              xinit clientscript options

                       is $HOME/.x11start or
              options  are the xinit options exactly as specified on the
                       x11start command line (see Options below).

 Hewlett-Packard Company            - 1 -              HP-UX 9.0 August 1992

 X11START(1)                    X Version 11                     X11START(1)
                                  Release 5

      The xinit program
        + starts the server with the server arguments specified in options
        + runs the client script, passing it the client arguments specified
          in options
        + waits for either the server or client script to terminate and then
          terminates whatever remains running

      The default client script, /usr/contrib/lib/X11/sys.x11start
        + executes the environment variable, $doxrdb which was setup
          previously by x11start to load the appropriate resource file to
          the server
        + runs both mwm and hpterm with all client arguments specified in
        + sleeps indefinitely so that the X Window System will not be shut
          down by xinit when all client script processes have terminated.

      The default resource file, /usr/contrib/lib/X11/sys.Xdefaults
        + sets the default Foreground, Background and BorderColor resources
        + contains sample resources for a number of common clients.

      Customized client and resource files
          can be created by copying the default files to $HOME/.x11start and
          $HOME/.Xdefaults, respectively, and then customizing them.
          Customized files that exist (with the appropriate permissions)
          will be used by the x11start components in place of the default

    Options    [Toc]    [Back]
      x11start options are the same as xinit options except that a client
      script cannot be specified.

      Arguments preceeding a "--" (double dash), or all arguments if "--" is
      not specified, are passed on to the client script and can be accessed
      as positional parameters within that script.

      Arguments following a "--" that begins with a slash (/) or a period
      (.) identify the server.  If a server is not explicity specified,
      xinit determines the server from $DISPLAY if defined; otherwise from
      $XSERVERRC.  If neither of these are defined, $HOME/.xserverrc is used
      if it exists and is executable; otherwise X :0 is used.

      Arguments following a "--" that don't begin with a slash or period are
      passed on to the appropriate server.

      See xinit(1) for more details.

 EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]
      The following examples illustrate how x11start can be used to control
      the server and/or interact with the client script.

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 X11START(1)                    X Version 11                     X11START(1)
                                  Release 5

      x11start       This starts the default xinit server and executes the
                     client script (either /usr/contrib/lib/X11/sys.x11start
                     or $HOME/.x11start) without passing arguments to

      x11start -bg black -fn 24x36
                     This starts the default xinit server and executes the
                     client script, passing it all of the arguments.  If the
                     default client script is used, -bg black -fn 24x36 is
                     be passed to both mwm and hpterm since both of their
                     default command lines contain "$@".  If the default
                     client script is used, the actual xinit command
                     executed is:

                         xinit /usr/contrib/lib/X11/sys.x11start -bg black
                     -fn 24x36

      x11start -fg white -- :1
                     This starts the default server on display 1 and
                     executes the client script with the arguments, -fg
                     white.  If the customized client script is used, the
                     xinit command line is:

                         xinit $HOME/.x11start -fg white -- :1

      x11start -- Xhp -a2 -t 5
                     This starts the server, Xhp with the arguents, -a2 -t 5
                     and then executes the client script without any


 FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

 ORIGIN    [Toc]    [Back]

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
      X(1), xinit(1), hpterm(1), mwm(1), xrdb(1)

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