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Date:      Sat, 9 Jan 1999 12:45:45 -0800 (PST)
From:      Evgeny Roubinchtein <evgenyr@cs.washington.edu>
To:        Benjamin Krajmalnik <kraj@illumen.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD-questions <FreeBSD-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: Problems starting X-Server
Message-ID:  <Pine.OSF.4.02A.9901091236380.27687-100000@orcas.cs.washington.edu>
In-Reply-To: <000101be3c07$e5ce6920$fdfea8c0@maindev>

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On Sat, 9 Jan 1999, Benjamin Krajmalnik wrote:

> I just installed FreeBSD 3.0 Release and am having some problems with the
> X-Windows system.

[snip]

> The errors which I am getting when running it from the command line with
> either startx or xinit are as follows:
> 
> execve failed for /usr/X11R6/bin/X (errno 2)
> _X11TransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno=2 (this is repeated 6
> times)
> xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2):
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

At least on my system, /usr/X11R6/bin/X is a a symbolic link to the
appropriate X-server (XF86_S3, in my case).  Have you verified that the
link is present on your system.  (e.g:

	chdir /usr/X11R6/bin
	ln -s XF86_SVGA X

(substituting the appropriate X server for XF86_SVGA, if you for instance
have ATI card S3 card, W32 card, etc..)

That's where I would start.  

Then, if that doesn't work, maybe do something like 

	sh -x /usr/X11R6/bin/startx

,and figure out exactly where the script is failing.  (startx is just a
shell script).  

HTH

~Evgeny.

> xinit: No such process




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