LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-29-2008, 10:39 AM   #1
tucs
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Problem with starting x windows


I am trying startx on the shell and this is the error i am getting

startx
xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.10039
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): no server "X" in PATH

Use the -- option, or make sure that /usr/bin is in your path and
that "X" is a program or a link to the right type of server
for your display. Possible server names include:

Xorg X.Org displays

xinit: Server error.

What could be the issue?
 
Old 04-29-2008, 10:51 AM   #2
Okie
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,154

Rep: Reputation: 184Reputation: 184
type in echo $PATH and see what you have you should see something like
Code:
anyuser@localhost:~$ echo $PATH
/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
if not look at /etc/profile
 
Old 04-30-2008, 05:09 AM   #3
tucs
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
This is my output

/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/root/bin
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fedora Core 7 X Windows not starting thundercoder Linux - Software 2 07-11-2007 02:08 AM
booting linux without x windows starting fakie_flip Linux - Software 1 12-31-2005 02:30 PM
starting windows installation from ubuntu abtimoteo Ubuntu 2 06-23-2005 03:36 PM
Can't log into X-Windows - It just hangs after starting TCv1 Linux - General 5 05-16-2004 12:10 AM
reinstalled windows and RH7.3 isn't starting cwaidelich Linux - Newbie 2 10-10-2003 02:24 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:41 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration