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Old 05-13-2005, 09:45 AM   #1
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startx not working

when I type startx after login nothing happens. I am new to linux so take it easy on me. It tells me that the command is not found. what to do?
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Give us some information. What distribution are you using? What if any steps have you taken to setup X? What if any errors are you getting?
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I am using slackware 10.0 i think. I didnt know i had to setup startx.
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try also xinit or xdm commands.
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To set up X in Slackware, run xorgsetup (this will quickly generate a working xorg.conf which you can edit later).

Also, are you logged in as root? If so, use 'adduser' to create a user, log out of root then log in as that user to run 'startx'.


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