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Old 08-24-2003, 10:19 PM   #1
desluscious
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startx command not found


I've been using XWindows for a few months w/o any problems. Yesterday I was upgrading my Debian packages and when I restarted my system and typed 'startx', I got the following message: -bash: startx: command not found.

It seems like I need to add this command, but I don't know which file to add it to nor the correct syntax. Any ideas or tips for troubleshooting?
 
Old 08-24-2003, 10:40 PM   #2
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What is the output of
whereis startx
 
Old 08-24-2003, 11:00 PM   #3
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You were using APT, no?

Maybe APT removed X. It usually says something like, 1 new, 243 to be upgraded, 2 to be removed.

You might have to apt-get yourself X again.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 07:16 PM   #4
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Unfortunately I myself into more trouble--I rebooted my machine, but it doesn't get any further than the "Searching for Boot Record" screen. It says "Searching for Boot Record from IDE..OK" then just displays "LI" and stops. So I guess X Windows is the least of my worries right now...
 
Old 08-25-2003, 07:23 PM   #5
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And to answer the questions before I got myself into more trouble, I was using Synaptic when I was upgrading my packages. I didn't try 'whereis', but I did do a 'locate startx' and it didn't return anything. Thanks for your help.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 07:43 PM   #6
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Do you have a rescue disk?
You'll need to boot with it and run
/sbin/lilo
 
Old 08-25-2003, 07:57 PM   #7
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Yes, I have a rescue disk, so I'll try that. Thanks!!
 
  


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