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Old 05-15-2003, 03:55 AM   #1
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Angry startx, xauth


A perplexing x problem ... when I log in - as user or root - I can startx at the command prompt, no errors reported. But when I quit x and try to restart it ... I get "command not found". So I skedaddle over to /usr/X11R6/bin and try "./startx", this time I get the error message "xauth: command not found". xauth is there, sitting in the same directory as startx.
Any ideas ?
Thanks in advance,
Steve
 
Old 05-15-2003, 06:15 AM   #2
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Could be it's not in your path. "echo $PATH", and if X11 ain't in it, do "export PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin" or make it permanent and add it to your shell's system-wide resource file's PATH statement.
 
Old 05-16-2003, 06:44 AM   #3
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Thanks unSpawn, the export command fixed it temporarily. "echo PATH" / "set" finds it before I go to X but not after I've switched between root and user ... I realise I have no .bashrc or .bash_profile files, so I was thinking to copy samples from a working Mandrake os, adding X11 to the PATH variable, to both /root/ and /home/<user>/ in the hope that they'll stick. Any inherent problems in doing this ?
Thanks again for your advice,
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I realise I have no .bashrc or .bash_profile files
You could set the path from /etc/profile. If there are there no samples in /etc/skel then you could tweak samples from another box w/o probs, yes.
 
Old 05-20-2003, 05:28 AM   #5
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unSpawn - thanks for your advice. There's no /etc/skel on the minimal Slackware 9.0 I'm running (from a magazine CD), but root's .bash~ files from Mandrake (with PATH edited according to privileges) do the trick. One day I'll try and get to the bottom of this, meanwhile I've 101 other configuration tasks.
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