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One problem here, before I explain the title, is that I haven't logged in to Slackware in a few days as I've been very busy. So unfortunately I can't exactly remember what I would have done that could have messed this up. I do remember installing thunar and dependencies, and I think that might have something to do with it. Here's the error I get when I run startx:
xauth: file /root/.serverauth.2056 does not exist
/usr/bin/X: error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
xinit: server error
Sorry I couldn't be more helpful, I'm new to Slackware.
for some odd reason a while back going from 14.0 to current 14.1 rc1 x86 it did that to me. I did "a" slackpkg reinstall "a" and it reinstalled all of "a". I was not at the desk during the upgrade and figured something went wrong and I missed it. Funny thing is that system has been upgraded through the years from 10.2 up with slackpkg. And another note I did not do a system clean on it before a distro upgrade.
Don't know if this helps you but you never know.
If you're new to Slackware, maybe it can be easier for you to do a full installation: only those are officially supported.
if you have installed a 32bit slackware, to switch to a full installation using slackpkg (after having configured a mirror in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors)
slackpkg install slackware
Interesting. I did not know you could do that. Still on 13.37, have not used in a couple months, did the update thing and cant get past login. Was going to a wipe and install of 14.x but will try this and wait for 14.1.