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Old 07-07-2002, 11:24 AM   #1
elkrammer
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Question startx ????


Hi I recently made a FULL install of slackware 8.1... now it prompts me for the user name and i'm on the shell
I type startx and says comand not found
then i try xf86config and also the same message....
what do i have to do to start x ?


Thanks in advance

i'm a so be nice!
 
Old 07-07-2002, 11:38 AM   #2
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Well by default usually Slackware doesn't configure X during install, so you would need to configure X first. Run xf86config at command to start the configuration. After all configured, then try startx, if you still run into command not found, it might not be in your $PATH to execute...
 
Old 07-07-2002, 11:56 AM   #3
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Yeah i already tried that xf86config and says command not found
i don't understand what you say about $PATH
what can i do to run the config?


thanks
 
Old 07-07-2002, 11:59 AM   #4
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try this
/usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config
 
Old 07-07-2002, 12:00 PM   #5
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Are you logged in as root to run the xf86config ? If so, sounds as if you didn't install Xwindows ??

$PATH is the way in which it looks for commands or programs in a particular user's path environment. Type $PATH at the command, it will give you the particular user's path in which to search for commands or programs.. etc.
 
Old 07-07-2002, 12:23 PM   #6
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I got the xf86config work but....

Okkk i made this:
i logged in as root and went to /usr/X11R6/bin
and from there made the xf86config... so i'm ready with the config but now... how do i launch X ?
i typed startx and nothing
and at the same directory(/usr/X11R6/bin) i typed startx and i can't....
and nope i'm sure I installed X because i selected full install


thanks in advance for your help
 
Old 07-07-2002, 12:27 PM   #7
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Did you use xf86config to configure you X server yet?
It would also be worth you time to spend some time reading this:

http://slackware.com/book/

You'll get a lot more of you guestion answered a lot quicker
 
Old 07-07-2002, 12:37 PM   #8
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Yes i already configured the sderver but now how do i start the X?
I type startx and it doesn't work.....
 
Old 07-07-2002, 02:50 PM   #9
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what error do you get when you type startx ??
 
Old 07-08-2002, 01:49 PM   #10
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Make sure you have an /etc/X11/XF86Config and running the configuration did the right thing for your system. Then check /etc/X11/xinit/ to see that you have a sym-link for your windowanger or that you have a $HOME/xinitrc for your user's windowmanger preference. Then login and type "startx" and if all is correct, it will start. If not, look at /var/log/XFree86.log to find your error messages. It's verbose and *very* helpful.
 
Old 07-08-2002, 01:54 PM   #11
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OK --
I alway do a retro fit of XF86Setup, because I have trouble
with my gereric 3DLabs Card. Or I use xf86config.
Shoud be on DISK 4.

When indought head for the command line.
 
Old 07-08-2002, 03:08 PM   #12
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Thanks !

Yeah now it works!!!
Thanks a lot guys for your help...
Oh i've got 3 more questions:

1. how can i make X to start automatic?
2. do you know where to download grub? i tried at www.gnu.org/software/grub/ but the link to download doesn't work....
3. can you send me a sample lilo.conf that after 10 seconds automatic boots windows that is on hda1


thanks in advance
 
Old 07-09-2002, 02:26 AM   #13
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I always use XFree86 -configure to configure my x server, but thats just me
 
Old 07-09-2002, 11:38 AM   #14
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Re: Thanks !

Quote:
Originally posted by elkrammer
1. how can i make X to start automatic?
2. do you know where to download grub? i tried at www.gnu.org/software/grub/ but the link to download doesn't work....
3. can you send me a sample lilo.conf that after 10 seconds automatic boots windows that is on hda1
1. edit /etc/inittab and change your runlevel to 4 instead of 3.
2. that link works for me.
3. just edit your timeout and default within the lilo.conf file ?? timeout = 100 default = dos or whatever you have your windows image named as
 
  


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