here is a copy of my .xinitrc
its a bit light since my machine is started from slim:

[ -f $HOME/.Xdefaults ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xdefaults
xsetroot -solid \#000000
xsetroot -cursor_name crosshair
/usr/bin/evilwm -snap 10 &
xv -quit -root -rmode 5 -max ~/.e16/backgrounds/3d\ smilies_1920x1200-474974.jpeg &
exec xclock -digital -padding 2 -g -0+0
xbindkeys &
exec sleep infinity