Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide

xinit: not found


The OpenWindows environment was probably not installed properly, and the openwin(1) program could not find xinit(1) to start the X windows system. If the user is running another version of X windows, such as the MIT X11 distribution, the startx program serves the same function as xinit(1).


Check the PATH environment variable to make sure it contains the appropriate X windows install directory. Verify that xinit(1) is in this directory as an executable program.