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Old 09-10-2004, 10:24 AM   #1
tushar123
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startx not working.


I am a general user my machine is configured as NIS client.
when says startx it is not working . The problem is that it is not working from my account only.
and working from my colligues accound.
What may be the problem.
I have deleted .kde files.
pls let me know.
Shiva Tushar
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Old 09-10-2004, 10:40 AM   #2
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Re: startx not working.

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when says startx it is not working . The problem is that it is not working from my account only.
and working from my colligues accound.

What do you mean with "is not working"?
maybe "command not found"?
what is the output ??

regards

slackie1000
 
Old 09-10-2004, 11:09 AM   #3
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you deleted your .kde files and folders !
so you have lost all your kde settings...

try this...
Code:
echo "startkde" > ~/.xinitrc && startx
(note the dot in .xinitrc)
 
Old 09-10-2004, 11:35 AM   #4
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echo "startkde" > ~/.xinitrc && startx

Won't that command overwrite his .xinitrc file with nothing but the word startkde? Should he use an append instead or look in the file to see what it is in there first?
 
Old 09-11-2004, 06:21 PM   #5
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startkde the the only command he really needs to start kde.
and he is obviously far too much of a newb to know whatss going on in any possibly existing xinitrc.
 
  


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