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Old 07-16-2015, 07:08 AM   #1
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Slax bootable usb - startx: No such file or directory


Sorry if this is an old thread, but I can't find a thread relating to my problem.

I used Yumi 2.0.1.8 and created a bootable usb with Slax 7.0.8 32bit.

It boots up the slax, when I enter startx it gives me the following error:

sh: can't execute 'startx': No such file or directory.

I tried running startx from init 5 as well with no success.
 
Old 07-16-2015, 07:52 PM   #2
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startx is a shell script usually installed in the /usr/bin directory of the root system.

All it is saying is that it isn't installed.

You don't run startx from init 5. Runlevel 5 is reserved for display manager startup, and the display manager has to be installed.

It sounds like you have a base installation, but none of the X tools installed (I'm not certain, as it IS possible to install X utilities/libraries without an X server, in which case you won't get startx or a display manager).
 
Old 07-18-2015, 01:12 PM   #3
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Hi jpollard,

I checked inside the iso image under /slax/ and found 3 files that "indicates" that there is a display manager:
* 02-xorg.sb 12MB
* 03-kdeps.sb 55MB
* 04-kde.sb 23MB

So I googled the 04-kde.sb file and it looks like it is a base kde desktop.

I'm at a loss, all the google searches I have done indicates that it has KDE.

I am going to burn the same iso that I used in YUMI and burn it to a DVD and see if it makes the same.
 
Old 07-18-2015, 03:58 PM   #4
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You may have a display manager installed, and you wouldn't need to use startx.

If you go to runlevel 5 you should get a login window.

Different distributions package things a bit differently - fedora for instance, only installs the display manager IF you select a workstation install.

If you pick a server (no gui) and add a desktop, you still miss a display manager for login, as they are packaged separately - one for each of the desktops that have one.

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Old 07-18-2015, 05:00 PM   #5
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https://www.slax.org/bg/download.php

Get the usb file maybe and try it.

Pretty sure it ought to boot into a gui by default. Might it be in single user or recovery mode? I'll agree that it could be a video driver issue that maybe you need to use a boot time option. Slax options are kind of unique maybe similar to knoppix. I'm sure they are some place.

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Old 07-20-2015, 01:14 PM   #6
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Smile

I found the culprit.

It was YUMI-2.0.1.8 all along.

For some reason it is not able to load slax data from /multiboot/slax...

When I tried YUMI-2.0.1.2 and YUMI-2.0.0.5 it worked like a charm.

I guess the next step is to forward the issue to YUMI so they can patch it.

Thanx for all your advice.
 
Old 07-20-2015, 06:48 PM   #7
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Thanks for the update and solution.
 
Old 11-13-2015, 11:50 PM   #8
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Same Issue

Good thing I found your post. I was going crazy! Yumi worked with all the others, but Slax left me at a # prompt. Startx didn't work.

Wondering if you ever got anything going. You say it can't work with the MULTIBOOT folder. Any way around it?

Thanks.
 
  


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