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Old 10-31-2003, 06:35 PM   #1
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logging into startx and I get an error message: execve failed for /ete/X11/X plz help
Old 11-01-2003, 09:16 AM   #2
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That's an odd error. It looks like xinit, (or your distro's equiv) thinks that X is found in /etc/X11, which it shouldn't be. Normally X (the actual X Windows Server) is found in /usr/X11R6/bin or something like that. What happens if you type each of the following:

which X

file /etc/X11/X

file `which X`

Notice that on the last command the quote marks are back quote, or back tick, whichever you call it.

Also, what distribution are you using?


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