The startx script is a front end to xinit that provides a nice user interface - startx

The startx script is a front end to xinit that provides a nice user interface for running a single session of the X Window System. More information: STARTX(1) manual page.

  • Start an X session:

startx

  • Start an X session with a predefined depth value:

startx -- -depth {{value}}

  • Start an X session with a predefined dpi value:

startx -- -dpi {{value}}

  • Override the settings in the .xinitrc file and start a new X session:

startx /{{path/to/window_manager_or_desktop_environment}}