Not able to start STARTX
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Posted By:   pradeep_kharvi
Posted On:   Tuesday, September 18, 2001 11:37 PM

when i type command : startx

it says

bash: startx: command not found

but when i do telnet from any other machine and type : startx

on the main server Xwindow starts

pls guide

Re: Not able to start STARTX

Posted By:   Sean_Ruff  
Posted On:   Wednesday, September 19, 2001 06:28 AM

These are the things I would check:

1) do a "whereis startx" to determine the path to the startx script.

2) type the entire path to the startx script and see if it responds correctly

3) If #2 works correctly then you need to add the path of the script to you path and/or type the full path each time. If however it did not start from #2 then go to #4

4) Change to the directory that the startx script is in. Perform "ls -la".
Make sure that the file is executable by you ( who you are logged in as ), it should be something to the affect

"-rwxr-xr-x" if not then you need to change it accordingly using the following command( as root and in the directory where the startx script resides ) "chmod 755 startx"

Re: Not able to start STARTX

Posted By:   Luigi_Viggiano  
Posted On:   Wednesday, September 19, 2001 05:16 AM

"command not found" seems a $PATH problem. Check it.

"startx" must be written in lower case.
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