root window completely messed up

Michael Klein el.micha.klein at
Fri Sep 13 02:23:02 CEST 2002

Rich Shepard wrote:
>   This is rather strange. One of the workstations worked just fine in X
> yesterday but it won't today. I re-ran Xconfigurator on it, and the sample
> screen (Gnome?) showed up just fine. But, when we startx to xfce, the aterms
> and control panel show up, but the root window is totally screwy: black and
> white narrow stripes in several columns. Resetting the background has no
> affet on this.
>   The other workstation continues working just fine.
>   I'm at a loss what to do and I'd appreciate suggestions and ideas.
AFAIK Xconfigurator is just for configuring XFree 3.x.x.
What version of XFree were running before you re-ran Xconfigurator?
If two versions of XFree are installed, Xconfigurator set symlinks to version
3.x.x and creats a XFConfig, not XFConfig-4 in /etc/X11/.
Maybe you messed up X this way ?

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