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Old 08-16-2003, 05:00 AM   #1
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Cannot start X Server

I have suse 8.2 prof.
I wanted to update Nvidia driver I left the Xserver, but cannot get back to X server! Iam running runlevel 1
Command startx just generates this message:

/usr/X11R6/bin/startx: line 201: xauth: command not found
/usr/X11R6/bin/startx: line 208: xinit: command not found

I understand that xauth means something like X authorisation and xinit X initialisation
I didn't make any update of the driver so nothing should have changed.
Thanks very much
Old 10-24-2006, 04:29 AM   #2
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Cool once upon a time on a PC far, far away...

Not just in time, but at least anytime...

The SystemV differs from BSD alike init in some things:

in BSD alike enviroments like Slackware, freeBSD (surprised?) etc, system gets initialized from few common initscripts in a single directory.

in SystemV fammily for each runlevel a separate directory gets parsed by init, so only runlevel-characteristic scripts are run.

SuSE is a SystemV alike linux, so elevate runlevel to at least 3 and then try startx. Perhaps X needs some more services (xauth x-font-server, etc) to run on that distro-release?
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Try entering the command init 5
Old 12-20-2007, 08:33 PM   #4
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I have a problem with startx
i used sudo apt-get install initx to install window X
after installation i tried to startx but it said that "X" is missing from /etc/X11
where can i find that file? or what have i missed out during the installation?


init, suse, xauth, xconfig, xinit

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