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Old 12-06-2003, 07:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy howto configure a user account

I recently installed vector linux 4.0, a slackware based system. I didn't install their GUI I installed xfree86 4.3.0, and the afterstep win manager. Then I used adduser to add a user account. I logged into the user account and issued the command startx. I got the message bash command not found. When I am root it starts x perfectly. How do I add programs to the user that the root uses?


Old 12-07-2003, 04:30 AM   #2
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"command not found", means just that. It couldn't find the command "startx".
So, maybe you should check your user's PATH:

echo $PATH

If the path to startx isn't there, add it. Don't know where startx is? Then:

locate startx.

For me it is /usr/X11R6/bin/startx, so I need /usr/X11R6/bin/ in my PATH and I add it and export it like this:

export PATH="$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin"



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