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Old 02-06-2008, 10:03 PM   #76
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Question installing Xorg 7.0


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Originally Posted by /bin/bash View Post
HOWTO Install X11R7 on Slackware 10.2 )
[*]cd /usr/X11R7/lib/X11
[*]lndir /etc/X11 #This will symlink any missing files back to the original files.
[*]cd /usr/bin
[*]rm X11
[*]ln -s /usr/X11R7/bin X11
[*]startx #If startx doesn't work try reboot.
I followed the instructions except instead of
Code:
lndir  /etc/X11 #This will symlink any missing files back to the original files.
I did
Code:
ln -s /etc/X11
Because the command #lndir wouldn't work. Other than that all went well, no config problems or missing modules. When I tried startx no luck. I rebooted and still no luck with startx. Any advise on how to get this working??

Thanks

edit:
Well I hope someone that has posted here can help me with startx problem after compile/installing X11R7 on my Slak 10.2 box. Not sure if this info below will help but here it is ->
Code:
/usr/bin/startxfce4
/usr/X11R7/bin/startx
/usr/X11R7/lib/X11/doc/html/startx.1.html
/usr/X11R7/man/man1/startx.1x
/usr/X11R7/man/man1/startx.1x.gz
/usr/everything/xinit-X11R7.0-1.0.1/startx.cmd
/usr/everything/xinit-X11R7.0-1.0.1/startx.cpp
/usr/everything/xinit-X11R7.0-1.0.1/startx.man
/usr/everything/xinit-X11R7.0-1.0.1/startx
/usr/everything/xinit-X11R7.0-1.0.1/startx.1x
/usr/everything/xorg-server-X11R7.0-1.0.1/hw/xfree86/utils/xorgcfg/.deps/xorgcfg-startx.Po
/usr/everything/xorg-server-X11R7.0-1.0.1/hw/xfree86/utils/xorgcfg/xorgcfg-startx.o
/usr/everything/xorg-server-X11R7.0-1.0.1/hw/xfree86/utils/xorgcfg/startx.c
also
Code:
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 4212 2008-02-06 09:51 /usr/X11R7/bin/startx*
If there is any other info you need please let me know??

Thanks again!!

Last edited by Rollo69; 02-07-2008 at 09:31 PM. Reason: more info
 
Old 02-08-2008, 04:20 AM   #77
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Is there a reason you can not upgrade to 12.0?

Try this:
cd /usr/X11R7/lib
cp -a /etc/X11 ./
 
Old 02-08-2008, 03:14 PM   #78
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Quote:
Originally Posted by /bin/bash View Post
Try this:
cd /usr/X11R7/lib
cp -a /etc/X11 ./
Should I be user/root/ or use sudo?? Reason I ask is tried as user and got a lot of
Code:
cp: '/etc/X11/<filename>' and './X11/<filename>' are the same
cp: cannot create directory './X11/<filename>' : Permission denied
cp: cannot create regular file './X11/<filename>' : Permission denied
also
Code:
cp: Preserving time for './X11': Operation not permitted
The reason I'm doing this is to get update Xorg for my Via chipset. Need Xorg 6.9 or better for certain files to compile openchrome. I will have a Slak 12 box in the future. I have get some ram for it, plus don't want to lose data on this hd.

Last edited by Rollo69; 02-08-2008 at 03:16 PM.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 08:59 PM   #79
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Yes you need root priviledge. This should also work:
  1. cd /etc
  2. tar cjvf x11.tar.bz2 X11
  3. cd /usr/X11R7/lib
  4. tar xjvf /etc/x11.tar.bz2
  5. rm /etc/x11.tar.bz2
 
Old 02-09-2008, 11:03 PM   #80
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Ok, thanks /bin/bash. I did use sudo cp -a /etc/X11 ./ while in the /usr/X11R7/lib directory. Sorry I meant to say that I did. I have /X11 in the /usr/X11R7/lib, but what does the -a do in the command and also ./ ?? Is the a option = all and ./ current directory??

Thanks for the help.!!
 
Old 02-12-2008, 06:30 PM   #81
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no fonts in xwindows

I have got xwindows to load up but there are no fonts. It shows squares [] were the fonts should be. Did you run across this while compiling yours.
Also, Is there a log of the build process I can look at to see if there was any errors?? The only thing I had to do was occassionally enter my password for sudo. There weren't any stops in the build process. Any advise to get this to work on 10.2 would be appreciated.

Thanks

Last edited by Rollo69; 02-12-2008 at 06:53 PM.
 
Old 02-13-2008, 05:31 PM   #82
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Talking startx working

Thanks for your help /bin/bash. I had another post about can't startx and finally got fonts working with jong357's guidance.

I'm typing this from Slak box and Xorg -version shows running Xorg version 7.0 (X11R7).

thanks to all.
 
  


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