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I searched to see if I was double posting this but I wasn't able to find anything about missing Xorg or XFree on a new install of Slackware 10.
I've read through alot of posts on many different web sites about where the new XFree like software is locted on Slackware 10. Except its not there on the install I just competed.
I followed Grogan's install guide over at bitbenders and too the differences between his and mine for changes in the versions. I then searched for info on xf86config and leraned that SW10 doesnt use it, it uses xorg.
So I went looking for xorg. I don't have a X11 directory under /etc , I do however have one under /usr but there are no xorg files there, only some directories.
Is it possible I missed something? Is there a way to install X if I do not have it on my system? Am I just retarded and am not able to locate X?
I am new to linux installations, this is my first. I have a console knowledge of Irix from work and can move around in the shell fairly well.
If you used the default Slack 10 Disks and there is not a /etc/X11 directory then X is not installed, or at the least not installed correctly. Mount CD1 and install the X packages from the slackware/<x packages directory> chances are the subdir is x but I don't have my CD set to check.
I have those exacted same files shown when I execute that list.
Hmm. I feel every inept - lol. I am on a Windows box right now with the linux box sitting right next to it. It is connected to the internet but I know nothing of being able to runa browser from the shell.
If you have those packages listed as installed and nothing in your /etc/X11 directory then something is very wrong. Not just a little, either you deleted the directory by accident, the packages are corrupt on your CD, or your install itself is corrupt.
do a "rempovepkg x11-6.7.0-i486-4" and see what comes up. My guess is it will generate a lot of errors but remove x11 from your installed list. Then mount your CD1 (again) find the x11-6.7.0-i486-4.tgz package and do an "installpkg x11-6.7.0-i486-4.tgz" and then check the /etc/X11 (note the capital "X"). If it is still empty or missing then I am guessing something is wrong with the CD, try grabbing the package from a mirror.
Once you do have the base package installed correctly you will likely need to remove and reinstall the other packages as well.
Can you post a link to the guide you followed? Perhaps it would make more sense if I knew what you did. If there is nothing installed on your system but default Slack 10 then you might try starting over and following insyte's tutorial, which seems to be looked upon favorably. http://www.insyte.uni.cc/
Can you see other things in the X11 directory? I can't think of a reason just X11 would not be visible. The most likely cause is X11 is in caps therefore at the very top of ls and going off the screen try "ls /etc |less" as root or as a normal user. The first three entries should be DID_COLORS, HOSTNAME, and X11.
But either way you have X installed so try "startx" and see what happens.
Wow I am a tard. That was it Mephisto. I just couldnt see the directory. Thank you for your generous help and your time. I gotta get this usb mouse working so I can be a little more efficent with this system.