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Old 02-01-2003, 06:27 PM   #1
matt3333
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Help Me Please!!!!!!!!


ok i got slackware installed once it said ok sucessfull or w/e then it said crtrl + alt + del to restart so i did that and everything worked fine i got into the command and then i typed startx and then it said command not found...... grrrrrr so i tried su - and then tried again still nothing what is wrong with this is about the 7th install of slack for me and im soo confused to why this isent working like first i thought it was my cd drives fault but 7 times it wouldnt be that i dont know why its doing this i made sure all the packs are selected so i know that "x" got selected what am i doing wrong i tryed the command that it says on the website and that didnt work it said command not found...... grrr plz help me i want x up and running i also got Mandrake but i dont like so im trying slack but so far its hard Mandrake was a walk in the park hehe Plz help me i want linux up and running Thanx

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Old 02-01-2003, 06:29 PM   #2
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can we have useful thread titles in future please.
 
Old 02-01-2003, 07:38 PM   #3
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Did you configure X with xf86config?

Type xf86config as root and follow the prompts.
 
Old 02-02-2003, 01:48 AM   #4
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Ya i tried that it just says command not found so im thinking the install messed up like 7 times so im just going to get my friend to burn me another copy on a better cd this cd was one of those pieces of plaste crap hehe any ways thanks for ur help

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Old 02-02-2003, 08:58 AM   #5
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Maybe startx and xf86config are just not in your PATH:
cd /usr/X11/bin
./xf86config
should get you going. If that directory doesn't exist, then you didnt install the 'X' series packages.
HTH
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Old 02-02-2003, 11:39 AM   #6
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Ok i got into /usr/X11/bin fine but ./xf86config it says there no such file or directroy. so i guess that means that x didnt get installed then eh? This computer is sooo weird i think im just going get another burn of slackware.. I dunno
 
Old 02-02-2003, 11:59 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by matt3333
Ok i got into /usr/X11/bin fine but ./xf86config it says there no such file or directroy. so i guess that means that x didnt get installed then eh? This computer is sooo weird i think im just going get another burn of slackware.. I dunno
Its probably not the cd since its actually installed the system. What kind of installation are you choosing during the install ? Are you doing the full install ? Let us know.. but I wouldn't waste another cdr, I doubt that's the problem.
 
Old 02-02-2003, 12:22 PM   #8
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If you would like to validate the install CD you can use the following

md5sum --check CHECKSUMS.md5

from the root directory of the slackaware install CD. Most important would be the slackware directory of the CD. It contains all the packages and it has it's own CHECKSUMS.md5. I would think this would work even if the CD is mounted under Mandy.
 
Old 02-02-2003, 10:13 PM   #9
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What ever happened to XF86Setup?
That was pretty nice in the 7.x days.
 
Old 02-03-2003, 07:50 AM   #10
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Yup i choose all of that packs from "A" to "Y" and then i click full install (installs 2gbs of software). something like that it says. OK ill
try the md5sum and ill tell how it goes thanx

Matt3333
 
Old 02-03-2003, 10:28 AM   #11
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Maybe startx and xf86config are just not in your PATH: cd /usr/X11/bin ./xf86config s

I believe its XF86Config not xf86config. Please su - to root and setup XF86Config.
 
Old 02-03-2003, 11:01 AM   #12
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Re: Maybe startx and xf86config are just not in your PATH: cd /usr/X11/bin ./xf86config s

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Originally posted by Sifvion
I believe its XF86Config not xf86config. Please su - to root and setup XF86Config.
Clarification: XF86Config is the actual text based configuration file, xf86config is the actual command to configure X.
 
Old 02-04-2003, 11:38 AM   #13
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ops he is right
 
  


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