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Old 08-09-2004, 11:25 AM   #1
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startx not found


I succesfully installd slackware 10, this comes with gnome 2.4 but if i enter startx it says:

-bash: startx: command not found!

What do i do now? I still would like to enter gnome...
 
Old 08-09-2004, 11:29 AM   #2
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/usr/X11R6/bin/startx

and see if it starts then
 
Old 08-09-2004, 11:31 AM   #3
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nope give's the same error....(other command offcourse)
 
Old 08-09-2004, 11:32 AM   #4
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You might try to find startx, if it's on your system.

If it's at, say, /usr/bin/startx then put /usr/bin/startx <return> instead of just startx.

Migtht find it with:
whereis startx

or with
updatedb
to update the locate database, then:
locate startx

If /usr/bin/startx works then add /usr/bin to your PATH in .bash_profile. + any other bin directories.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 11:38 AM   #5
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i wonder if its even alive!

owell

ls -R / |grep startx

(just another search method if those others arnt alive truly
 
Old 08-09-2004, 11:47 AM   #6
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I think X isn't installd.....how can I still install X without removing whole slackware?
 
Old 08-09-2004, 11:56 AM   #7
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umm, first pick what X you want (yummy, choices!,)

xfree86 (you cant "legally" (well, potentially legally) use the new versions) or xorg-x11 (based off xfree86 just before it changed licenses, so this is compatible with the GPL no questions)

anyways, if you cant decide, xfree86 is rather easy i do think, tho i think slackware is going to use xorg (or has it already switched?) soon or now


OK, now just install it (umm, i don't know, is there a package installer in slackware?)

if not then your in for a LONG LONG LONG stay and screening at your computer (trust me, compiling a xserver from source is rather long, as theres no "configure" scripts, so you have to do it by hand

if from source, then here http://www.xfree86.org/4.3.0/BUILD.html , it should give you a good example of where to start off at
 
Old 08-09-2004, 12:01 PM   #8
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why do not u go for a upgrade

don't u have any upgrade option in slackware

regards
gaurav
 
Old 08-09-2004, 01:44 PM   #9
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On the Slackware disk set is a directory called unsupported.............
in it is an XFree86 4.4 and it is a legal version that Pat V.
modified for use...............you can also get this version on most
FTP mirrors...........just look for the unsupported in Slackware 10 directories.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 01:49 PM   #10
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pkginstall /mnt/cdrom/path/to/X

will install X

pkginstall /mnt/cdrom/path/to/GNOME will install gnome...

however, i much prefere KDE to gnome, especially in slackware.
 
  


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