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Old 08-08-2003, 03:20 AM   #1
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Unhappy Big Problems starting X windows Mandrake 9.0


I just installed Linux Mandrake 9.0 and when it started up it started in command line. I logged on using the root user, when i type startX or startx etc X windows doesn't boot up, instead i get this error saying -bash: start:command not found..
any ideas please?
 
Old 08-08-2003, 03:52 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ

startx is case SeNSitiVE so be sure it's all lowercase. Also, you might find it easier to use something like:
kdm
To startx with instead of startx as it's your graphical login manager

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Old 08-08-2003, 03:56 AM   #3
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Hi MasterC,
I tried running startx and startX, in all imaginable cases :P,. also what do you mean by kdm?
Also i was trying to locate startx on the drive but cannot find it... :\ i cannot log on to the graphical interface :\
 
Old 08-08-2003, 03:59 AM   #4
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Maybe you didn't install X? Usually startx is in your $PATH so you don't have to worry about where it's located...

As root type:
kdm

It'll start up your graphical login utility if it's installed. I'm guessing though that X isn't installed or (less likely) at least not in your $PATH. Post up what you get when you type:
echo $PATH

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Old 08-08-2003, 04:20 AM   #5
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When i type echo $PATH i get this

/sbin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin

i'm getting mad here not knowing all this :\
 
Old 08-08-2003, 04:32 AM   #6
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Yeah, you've got the $PATH there, it's likely you don't have X installed...

You have a few choices:
a. reinstall, include X this time;
b. Use the command line to install X, not a biggie on Mandrake;
c. Use the command line! Ok, so really just a or b

With B, you'd login as root and type:
urpmi kde
And when it says you'll also need to install like a billion packages, say OK, it'll say, Oh and these ones too, just say "OK", and when it's all done, you should be able to:
startx
OR
kdm (which starts the graphical login manager)

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Old 08-08-2003, 04:36 AM   #7
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Hi Master C, it seems its working, thanks very much for your help and quick respoonse
 
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You're welcome

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Old 08-08-2003, 10:40 AM   #9
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if it says "command not found" you may not have installed x

try reinstalling? and use your eyes a bit more this time, if thats the problem
 
  


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