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Old 04-08-2011, 04:23 AM   #1
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Where is startx ?

I installed a clean install of Arch yesterday

Installed KDE but did not make it start automatically

Now i enter 'startx' to get to KDE and it says there is no such command !!

If i run the init script for kdm then kdm starts ok and I can login from there to KDE

Where is startx ?
Old 04-08-2011, 05:13 AM   #2
Vijay Kadam
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Please check default runlevel in /etc/inittab.
Change default runlevel to full multiuser and X11.
Something like :-
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
Old 04-08-2011, 06:29 AM   #3
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The startx script is ..
"".. just a sample implementation of a slightly less primitive interface than xinit""

'xinit' can be used. May be an original Arch has no /usr/bin/startx ?

The /usr/bin/startx from Arch alias Chakra is attached ( 4.4 kB )
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:30 AM   #4
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Startx comes with the package xorg-xinit. The executable is located at /usr/bin/startx. Configure it in ~/.xinitrc


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