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Old 05-10-2003, 12:51 AM   #1
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startx not found for some friggin reason

im using gentoo and cannot get x to work
i did emerge xfree, i configured the XF86Config file, did
#rc-update add xfs default
# /etc/init.d/xfs start
# startx
(as specified in the how to at and it said command not found, i then did /usr/X11R6/bin/startx and got
/usr/X11R6/bin/startx: line 112: xauth: command not found
/usr/X11R6/bin/startx: line 113: xauth: command not found
/usr/X11R6/bin/startx: line 112: xauth: command not found
/usr/X11R6/bin/startx: line 113: xauth: command not found
/usr/X11R6/bin/startx: line 151: xauth: command not found
/usr/X11R6/bin/startx: line 1: xauth: command not found

im thinkin xauth isn't installed... what's the real problem?

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Old 05-10-2003, 01:21 AM   #2
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does xinit work?
Old 10-12-2003, 11:53 AM   #3
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I had same problem, just update ur path and make it point
to ur XR11/bin dir

in my case:

# export PATH="/usr/X11R6/bin:${PATH}"

and try again


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