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Old 11-25-2002, 10:39 PM   #1
OCBeaver
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startx doesn't work?!?!?!


OK i just installed slackware 8.1 and when i finished i booted up logged in and tried to start the xwindows using the command startx.... all i got was and "bash: startx: command not found"

everything else works great... i love the command prompt so it's not a big deal... i just kinda wanna get into KDE or GNOME or something....
 
Old 11-25-2002, 11:16 PM   #2
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Sure you installed X? startx on my slack box is in /usr/X11R6/bin/statx, see if the program exists. If so, try either adding it to your PATH or launching with the absolute path, if not make sure it was installed.
 
Old 11-26-2002, 01:09 AM   #3
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And you'll need to do "xf86config" first because slackware does not set up your x server during the install.
 
Old 11-27-2002, 12:12 AM   #4
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There is no such command on my system called xf86config ?!?!?!? Any other sugguestions.... Maybe I didn't install it during the setup... should i just install it off the cd??
 
Old 11-27-2002, 12:25 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by OCBeaver
There is no such command on my system called xf86config ?!?!?!?
Yes there is, try it as root.
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Any other sugguestions.... Maybe I didn't install it during the setup... should i just install it off the cd??
If you installed XFree86 then you installed xf86config.
 
Old 11-27-2002, 04:16 PM   #6
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I was root... Possibly i didn't install it... can i just install it off the cd??
 
Old 11-27-2002, 04:38 PM   #7
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type in #pkgtool
as root with slackware CD in the drive
You will get a menu. Follow the menu and tick disk x for X-server and disk XAP for X related applications. Hope this help.
 
  


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