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Old 03-10-2004, 05:38 PM   #1
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Startx Debian failing

I just installed a Debian distribution without much problems I guess;
I get a username/password prompt which let's me in. When I then type 'startx' it gives me some error messages:

/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xserverrc: /usr/bin/x11/X: no such file or directory
...cannot execute X windows

Does anyone know how this comes? Any inputs are welcome.


Old 03-10-2004, 05:43 PM   #2
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Hi WiWa!!!

Did you try to run:


before running "startx". I assume that you've installed xserver-common package as well
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apt-get install x-window-system then give it a try you may also want to install Gnome or KDE as well.
Old 03-11-2004, 03:06 AM   #4
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That's just the weird part. I installed all KDE and GNOME packages. i'll try the suggestions asap. Thanks!


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