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Old 12-23-2003, 12:37 PM   #1
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Starting GUI in command line

I know nothing about linux except for a few simple commands- but i'm trying it out. I installed madrake 9.2 on a virgin pc and started it up- it boots into the command line- i log in as either root or "john"- the only users on the pc. I want to start the gui so i type in "xstart" - it displays something like this:
using authority .xauthority
writing (jibberish)
(a couple more lines of stuff i dont understand- but this is before the error so it is meaningless)

execve failed for /etc/x11/x (errno 13)
giving up

xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2) unable to connect to x server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): server error

I don't know what to do- to log into the gui (gnome or kde) i know i installed them though. how do I fix this. Also- I also tried to start up by changing /etc/inittab- i was logged in as root and it said i didn't have permissions- i'm root- how an i fix this. Thanks for the help
Old 12-23-2003, 12:50 PM   #2
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

I answered this already in the Linux - General forum.
Old 12-23-2003, 01:43 PM   #3
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You should put startx not xstart, but you probably know that.

Suggest you reinstall
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