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ras8761 06-19-2013 03:17 PM

Unable to execute startx.
 
Im in the process of my first slack install. I just finished installing and updating slackpkg and when i type startx the path is not found.

-bash: X: command not found.

Same result with X -configure.

I checked the /etc and there is no xorg.config file.

Video card is Evega GTX 660ti

I'm guessing i will have to create my own xorg.conf file? Or did i just miss something in the install process?

Edit: Ive also already installed the xfce pkg.

TommyC7 06-19-2013 03:22 PM

I'll bite.

Did you install the [X] package series?

ras8761 06-19-2013 03:26 PM

To be honest i do not know. How would i check to see if it is installed or what do i need to do to install it?

Wouldnt that be included in the slackpkg?

TommyC7 06-19-2013 03:48 PM

You could do something like "slackpkg install x/*" which should install it.

To check if it's installed, just do something like "slackpkg search xorg-server" or something and it'll list the matches with that name and tell you if it's installed or not.

You can also just do:

Code:

ls /var/log/packages | grep xorg-server
Also, a full install is usually recommended unless you know what you're doing (and it appears you may have possibly left out the [X] package series upon installing).

ras8761 06-19-2013 03:53 PM

I did do the full installation which is why it is strange. Used the command you provided and it is installing the packages now.

STDOUBT 06-19-2013 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ras8761 (Post 4974979)
I did do the full installation which is why it is strange.

I usually omit the KDE packages when I install Slackware, and the next menu is still labelled as a Full Installation. All it means is there is no prompting, and unrelated to any changes you make in the previous screen. You possibly hit your spacebar, which will select/unselect whatever highlighted entry in the package category list.

ras8761 06-19-2013 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by STDOUBT (Post 4974981)
I usually omit the KDE packages when I install Slackware, and the next menu is still labelled as a Full Installation. All it means is there is no prompting, and unrelated to any changes you make in the previous screen. You possibly hit your spacebar, which will select/unselect whatever highlighted entry in the package category list.

Ok I decided to start fresh and did a new install. I made sure the kde pkg and x pkg were checked. Went through install and back to square one. no xorg.conf file etc etc. Any idea on why that may be happening? Also when i search slackpkg using the slackpkg install x* command are there specific pkgs i should install to avoid any issues? There are multiple xorg-server packages as well as many others that come back in the search inquiry.

chess 06-19-2013 04:38 PM

You shouldn't have to create an xorg.conf in most cases - X will still start. Did you try 'startx' after doing your reinstall?

ras8761 06-19-2013 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chess (Post 4975012)
You shouldn't have to create an xorg.conf in most cases - X will still start. Did you try 'startx' after doing your reinstall?

Yes and same result. I searched pkgtool for installed packages and nothing there.

TommyC7 06-19-2013 05:17 PM

If you "slackpkg search x*" I would suspect that would check for any package that starts with the letter 'x'. The command I gave you checks the package directory x/.


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