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Old 05-16-2004, 03:18 PM   #1
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Angry slackware startx starts the wrong version, i didn't even know i had another version

i have slackware-current and was updating some stuff with slackpkg, most of it was gnome stuff, none of it was xfree86 stuff, it was all going good, then i logged out, i could have swarn i saw the xserver successufly restart for the login screen, but when i came back it said that it could not start the xserver because the config fine was gone (it just started looking for it in /etc instead of /etc/X11, strange, but i put link to the file to see if it would work, it didn't) it started giving an error on every part of the file, then i looked at the top, it said it was xfree86 3.3.39 compiled in 1999 and i'm using the very newest version from the slackware site (4.4.0), what happened?

then i found that this works just fine

startx -- /usr/X11/bin/XFree86
that starts the right version and gets me to a GUI, but i cant use that to start gdm and have a nice login

what do i have to do to get this to work right? please help
Old 05-16-2004, 03:25 PM   #2
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just re-do X

it will re-write a new one for you...........
Old 05-16-2004, 03:31 PM   #3
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no i have a config file, its just looking in the wrong place and using a 5 year old version of xfree86 that i don't know where it came from, i can only get the right version to run if i use that startx command with an option giving the path to the server, and gdm won't run either because it has the same probem
Old 05-16-2004, 07:38 PM   #4
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i reinstalled Xfree86 and it all works now


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