Re: A novice having trouble with X window on install
Charles Forelle <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Thanks. I ran xf86config as you suggested, selecting the generic video card
> option since I didn't see mine (Intel chipset 82810E) in the list. (I
> checked XF86Config file, and it just put vga in for the driver. I tried
> startx 'which twm'
> This is what I got back:
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xserverrc: /usr/bin/X11/X: No such file or
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xserverrc: /usr/bin/X11/X: cannot execute: No such
> file or directory
> giving up.
> xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
> xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
> Now, I do have a /usr/bin/X11 directory, and there's lots of stuff in it,
> but apparently not a file called 'X'
> That seems like a problem, right? I didn't do anything fancy, just used the
> Debian installer.
That is definately a problem. Do you get anything with
In the past X has always been a (sym)link to the appropriate server, in
my case running Deb 3.0r1, XFree86 Version 188.8.131.52, X is an elf binary,
not a link. You could try
su -c "cd /usr/bin/X11 ; ln XFree86 X"
As long as its already broken expertimenting can't hurt. Unfortunately
I'd fall back on reinstalling, there should be a way to force the
reinstall of just that package, I don't know for sure which package, and
it's probably moderately large.
Hopefully someone can give you details on which package and how to force
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