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Date:      Thu, 1 Oct 1998 15:44:40 +0200
From:      Christoph Kukulies <kuku@gilberto.physik.RWTH-Aachen.DE>
To:        ACETECH Technologies <eric.reardon@acetech.co.nz>, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Help
Message-ID:  <19981001154440.A17178@gil.physik.rwth-aachen.de>
In-Reply-To: <000001bded32$95d8c100$b06b60cb@cdr>; from ACETECH Technologies on Thu, Oct 01, 1998 at 11:56:54PM +1200
References:  <000001bded32$95d8c100$b06b60cb@cdr>

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On Thu, Oct 01, 1998 at 11:56:54PM +1200, ACETECH Technologies wrote:
> Hi Guys ;
> Well im new to UNIX and FREEBSD , but have managed to install BSD and XF86
> onto my pc .BSD appears to be running just great but i cant for the life of
> me seem to be able to get XWindows to run ,
> When i type "Startx" from either $ {sh} or # {root} i get the following ;
> execve failed for /usr/X11R6/bin/x {errno 2)
> _X11TransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno = 2
> this is repeated 6 times , then
> giving up
> xinit: Interupted system call {errno 4}: unable to connect to x server
> xinit: No such process {errno 3}: Server error
> and back to the prompt ( is it a promt in UNIX ??? } .
> 
> If i type "grep ttyv /etc/ttys" i get ;
> ttyv0 "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"  cons25 on secure
> ttyv1     and as above
> ttyv2     and as above
> ttyv3  "/usr/X11R6/bin/xdm -nodaemon" xterm off secure
> 
> changing the above "off" to "on" with vi makes no differance .
> 
> I have put the "PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin" statement into the
> /etc/profile file .
> 
> Any suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated .

This should not go into freebsd-bugs, at most into freebsd-questions
where I redirect it to.

You may not have TCP/IP enabled at all in your kernel, or
/usr/X11R6/bin/X(server) is not suid root (mode 4755), is what comes
to mind.

Also you may have a messed up /etc/hosts with a wrongly configured
loopback.

What does ifconfig -a and netstat -rn give?

> 
> Thanking you ;
> Eric Reardon
> edr@xtra.co.nz
> 
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