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startx gives me 2 screens,one has login and the other is titled xterm, with bash# at the top of each.When I try to enter anything the left window moves up,don't know what to do. I haven't found anything about this in the faqs.On the opening, lines fly by until the screen stops.It says PEX and XIE extension module not loaded. What's wrong here?
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Hmm... not much info to go on here...  So the WINDOW marked "login" has a problem but the one marked "xterm" doesn't, is that right?

And when you say the window moves up, do you mean text just flies by?

If that's the case, then most likely the window marked "login" has its terminal set improperly.  Try this in the left window to see:

<get to a bash prompt>
export TERM=vt100
stty rows 23
<whatever commands you want to run>

If this "login" window bugs you, you can look in your .xinitrc or whatever X startup files are being invoked, and change it to whatever you like.  If you can't find it, let me know and I'll give you a list of files to look in.

PEX and XIE extensions shouldn't bother your terminal sessions.

Oh, is that terminal on the left *exec*ing login?  like "hostname login:"?  Well, that wouldn't be right; I wouldn't think that would come as part of a distribution config.  If you wanna fool around with Xwindows logins you should look at xdm.

If you'd like to refuse this answer, feel free, but I may be able to help more given more specific info about what you're trying to do and what you've done and what the machine is doing that you don't like.  Be detailed in your language.

Hope this helps!

Mart
mart@voicenet.com
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