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Old 07-18-05, 06:52 PM   #1
Bruce Erlichman
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Angry startx won't work!

Hi:

I have "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7664.phg1.run"
installed under Redhat 9 and can't get X windows
to start.

When I run "startx" at the command line
I get:

startx: line133: xauth: command not found
startx: line134: xauth: command not found
startx: line133: xauth: command not found
startx: line134: xauth: command not found
startx: line142: xauth: command not found
startx: line145: xauth: command not found

Anyone have any ideas? Help would be
much appreciated.

Thanks, all.


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Old 07-18-05, 07:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: startx won't work!

i don't know if redhat has this but whenver kde refuses to start i just run sax2 at the command line to configure my video. or you can use a livecd to edit out the 'nvidia' line in your xf86Config or xorg.conf file to 'nv'.

this is assuming the nvidia driver is the cause of your problem. the nvidia gpu driver seems to be very buggy on many linux distros. i wouldn't bother installing the video driver unless you plan on gaming. 3d acceleration in linux is tricky and isn't guaranteed.
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Old 07-18-05, 07:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: startx won't work!

Hi,

reinstall your X.

xauth is part of X and should be installed together with it. When it is missing, it is a good sign, that you missed a package or two.
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Old 07-28-05, 03:43 PM   #4
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Default Re: startx won't work!

Better yet, check the X log in /var/log for an error before you spend time reinstalling X unneccesarily.
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