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Old 07-19-2002, 04:19 PM   #1
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startx problem


i installed desktop environments but didn't configured .
Now when i use statrtx it shows

execve failed for /etc/x11/x

i tried to use xconfigurator but it also doen't works

when i did locate startx
it showed
/usr/x11r6/bin/startx
/usr/x11r6/man/man1/startx.1x.gz
/usr/share/apps/ktop/pics/startx.xpm

what's wrong and how can i configure desktop environment.
 
Old 07-19-2002, 05:48 PM   #2
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see that /etc/X11/X is a link to your X server. The simply solution will be to run Xconfigurator once again. Also it will be a better idea to back up your current X config file before doing that. ( I think Xconfigurator does that . But I don't really trust any such programs. ).
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Old 07-19-2002, 07:09 PM   #3
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xf86config
 
Old 07-24-2002, 03:21 PM   #4
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when i tried it ,
it said

server does'nt exist,can't continue
tried to use../../usr/x11R6/bin/XF86_svg

what does it mean
 
Old 07-25-2002, 08:47 AM   #5
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that implies you are using X 3.3.6 or older, make sure X version 4.2 or 4.1 is installed, and remove the old rpm's or whatever. then the X link should just point to /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86
 
Old 07-25-2002, 08:48 AM   #6
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or if 4+ is already installed try "xf86config --expert" which should let you choose what version to use, not that it's ever worked for me.
 
Old 07-25-2002, 03:41 PM   #7
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HOw would i install the new version and remove that x3.0 or whatever
 
Old 07-25-2002, 06:17 PM   #8
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maybe you should get some background knowledge on basic thigns like that. try tldp.org or a book like http://80.4.78.28/redhat_unleashed.tar.bz2
 
Old 07-26-2002, 04:27 PM   #9
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well the url u mentioned has a problem.WHen i tried to open it ,it first downloaded and then said that it is unrecognized by windows.
what's wrong
 
Old 07-26-2002, 08:36 PM   #10
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If you meant you could not open that by double click, I think, winzip does not recognize bzip2 format. You can get it to linux m/c and use this command to open them

bunzip2 redhat_unleashed.tar.bz2
(This will create redhat_unleashed.tar )
tar xvf redhat_unleashed.tar

That will create a directory with all files of tar archive.
I don't know which other utility can handle in windows. ( May be none )
Have a good reading session!
--Sarin

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Old 07-27-2002, 12:05 AM   #11
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Try something called winrar, it seems to handle alot of odd file types in winbloze. I think you can d/l a trial version for free.
 
  


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