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Old 09-13-2006, 08:18 PM   #1
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Startx Error - Fresh Gentoo 2006.1 install

Hey All,

Just got finished emerging kdebase-startkde and kicker, when i went to startx i got this error:

patriot ~ # startx
xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.25897
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): no server "X" in PATH

Use the -- option, or make sure that /usr/bin is in your path and
that "X" is a program or a link to the right type of server
for your display. Possible server names include:

Xorg X.Org displays

xinit: Server error.
patriot ~ #

Nt having much luck getting the gui up. Can anyone point me in the right direction :-)

fairly new to Gentoo , so be

Old 09-14-2006, 05:37 PM   #2
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Do you have your .xinitrc?

You must first edit .xinitrc file in your home directory or the system wide file (not recommended).

You will have to add the line

exec "startkde"; // or whatever the kde-start command is.

xinitrc is in /etc/X11/xinitrc/


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