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Old 03-01-2003, 11:46 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: Northern Ontario, Canada
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Upgrade XFree86, now can't startx

Firstly, thanks be to the coders for Lynx. Okay, I run Slackware 8.1 and was running XFree86 4.2.0 and I downloaded xfree86-4.2.1-i386-2.tgz as well as the devel package, xnest, xprt, xvbf, docs, and docs-html. I ran upgradepkg <old package name>%<new package name>. Everything went well. I did "updatedb" afterwards and there were never any errors. However, when I go to startx I get

bash: startx: command not found

This happens as user or as root (both su - and clean root login). I went to every /bin and /sbin directory I could find and it is not listed. I checked for xinit directory and xinitrc file and both are there and have not changed.

I checked my path by "echo $PATH" and found the following:

Checking XFree86.0.log doesn't show anything as X was never started. Anyone have a clue how to get my "startx" command back and working? Thanks.
Old 03-01-2003, 11:59 PM   #2
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I can't believe I didn't check my /var/log/packages before posting that. *slaps forehead* I went into the directory to make sure that all the packages were updated and they were, except xfree86-4.2.1-i386-2.tgz was not among those listed. Apparently, upgradepkg removed the 4.2.0, but never installed 4.2.1. I ran pkgtool and installed 4.2.1 and I'm now back up and running on X.

Sorry for not checking it sooner. Thanks anyway.

At least I kind of learned how to use Lynx.


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