OpenWindows User's Guide

Problems with .xinitrc

If you have an .xinitrc file in your home directory and you are seeing problems with applications that rely on global OpenWindows resource settings, one method of troubleshooting is to rename the file to .xinitrc.orig and restart OpenWindows.

If this solves your problem, you need to either merge changes between the system version (located in /usr/openwin/lib/Xinitrc) and your .xinitrc or remove it if it is no longer needed.