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I have just installed zipslack off disc 4 in the slackware set, and used a boot disk to load it, but my problem is this:
I have read the FAQ and decided to install x, so i downloaded the files from the ftp site, and copied them into /usr/src/x in the linux directory, using copy and paste in windows.
When i re-booted i couldn't cd into my new x directory, but neither could i create a directory called x using makdir, as it said directory already exists!
But it does not show up with ls, nor do the files copied into an existing directory
Is copying the files the way i have the problem and is there a way around it, or do i have to use the cp command? and if i do, where do i copy them from? can zipslack read outside of the linux directory?
Any help will be greatly appreciated, this started out as a "quick" way to show somebody linux, its turned into a nightmare!!
 Actually, it may be a better idea to try a different version of xfree86. The version you are installing must be from 9.1 or current, since packages from versions prior to that didn't use the utempter library.
Personally, I'd try adding the package that I listed above. It may or may not be the only thing you'll need to add, but it'd be easier than d/l'ing all of xfree86 for 9.0, and if it doesn't work, then it's simple enough to uninstall [/edit]