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Old 08-16-2003, 04:28 AM   #1
Jalalabee
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bash: xmodmap: command not found


bash: xmodmap: command not found

I just restarted from having my box up for 3 days+ and it worked fine before, now it says this to me when i attempt the commands: xmodmap "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5" or xmodmap

What can I do about this?

Distro: Slackware 9

Thanks for any help,

Jalalabee
 
Old 08-16-2003, 04:36 AM   #2
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Try using a whereis or locate:
whereis xmodmap
locate xmodmap

Mine is located:
/usr/X11R6/bin/xmodmap (as well as /usr/bin/X11/xmodmap /usr/X11/bin/xmodmap )

So then you'll need to check your PATH:
echo $PATH

And see if that directory is listed. If not, do a search on here to see how to edit your PATH, or open up /etc/profile and see if you can wing it (I don't suggest this though...)

Cool
 
Old 08-16-2003, 06:10 AM   #3
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If you are just swapping your mouse buttons around you can put the line

pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5

in a file called /etc/X11/Xmodmap (you need to be root to create and/or edit this) and then it will run automatically every time X starts.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 12:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply

Quote:
Originally posted by MasterC
Try using a whereis or locate:
whereis xmodmap
locate xmodmap

Mine is located:
/usr/X11R6/bin/xmodmap (as well as /usr/bin/X11/xmodmap /usr/X11/bin/xmodmap )
root@computer:~# whereis xmodmap
xmodmap: /usr/X11R6/bin/xmodmap /usr/bin/X11/xmodmap /usr/X11/bin/xmodmap /usr/share/xmodmap /usr/man/cat1/xmodmap.1x.bz2 /usr/share/man/cat1/xmodmap.1x.bz2 /usr/X11/man/man1/xmodmap.1x /usr/X11/man/cat1/xmodmap.1x.bz2
root@computer:~# cd /usr/X11R6/bin/xmodmap
bash: cd: /usr/X11R6/bin/xmodmap: Not a directory
root@computer:~# cd /usr/X11R6/bin/
root@computer:/usr/X11R6/bin# xmodmap
bash: xmodmap: command not found
root@computer:/usr/X11R6/bin#

I must be doing something wrong?

Quote:
Originally posted by MasterC
So then you'll need to check your PATH:
echo $PATH

And see if that directory is listed. If not, do a search on here to see how to edit your PATH, or open up /etc/profile and see if you can wing it (I don't suggest this though...)
I'm not specifically understanding this what echo does or what I should be putting in for the path. Could that please be explained? I did read over a few things about it.

Quote:
Originally posted by MasterC
Cool
Yes, Cool, I understand this one, I think.

Quote:
Originally posted by MasterC
If you are just swapping your mouse buttons around you can put the line

pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5
root@computer:~# pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5
bash: pointer: command not found

It doesn't seem to work for me.

Quote:
in a file called /etc/X11/Xmodmap (you need to be root to create and/or edit this) and then it will run automatically every time X starts.
I'll be sure to blast that in there as soon as I can find the file.

Thanks for the help so far.

-Jalalabee
 
Old 08-16-2003, 09:41 PM   #5
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The full path must be used if it's not in your PATH, so to execute it:
/usr/X11R6/bin/xmodmap

Or, if you want to cd into that directory:
cd /usr/X11R6/bin/
Then to execute it you have to use the ./ :
./xmodmap



Finally, the /etc/X11/Xmodmap (might be hidden with .Xmodmap ) is gonna really be the way to go.

Cool
 
  


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