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Old 06-13-2004, 08:08 PM   #1
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Mdk10 Errors


whenever i try to load kde, it goes straight to the console. i type my usrname/passwd, and it just sits at the console. i type startx or startkde and i just get the error 'execve failed for /etc/x11/x (errno 2)'.. can anyone help?
 
Old 06-14-2004, 05:37 PM   #2
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anyone?
 
Old 06-16-2004, 01:20 AM   #3
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I did a quick check on Google and it looks like this error is caused by XFree86 not being installed. Run the commands
  • ls -l /etc/X11/X
  • rpm -q XFree86-server
On my system they show
Code:
[mascdman@odin /][ :) ]$ ls -l /etc/X11/X
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 27 Dec 16 10:34 /etc/X11/X -> ../../usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86
[mascdman@odin /][ :) ]$ rpm -q XFree86-server
XFree86-server-4.3-30mdk
[mascdman@odin /][ :) ]$
If they don't show something similar, X isn't installed.

--mascdman
 
Old 07-21-2004, 12:16 PM   #4
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I have the same error message trying to run kde (running Downloaded Mandrake 10 on my IBM thinkpad 600).

When I: rpm -q XFree86-server
I get: package XFree86-server is not installed

This is my first experience (second full day)trying to install linux, so I'm starting to feel a little daunted.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 11:29 PM   #5
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I think this will work: if you boot from the 1st Mandrake 10 cd, you should be able to "upgrade" your current installation (when you get to the disk partitioning step, make sure you don't format the hard drive). When it shows the package choosing screen, just make sure the KDE box is checked.

I've had a problem like this before and doing the above (or just formatting everything and starting from scratch) fixed it. I don't know why the installer does this occasionally...

--mascdman
 
Old 07-22-2004, 09:35 AM   #6
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Thanks. That worked. I just had to make sure the graphics card and display configurations were properly set up. Whoo! Now on to the other (real) challenges!
 
  


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