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Date:      Mon, 4 Nov 1996 09:01:05 +0100 (MET)
From:      Christoph Kukulies <>
To: (mdeliga)
Subject:   Re: Can't start the X-server.
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from mdeliga at "Nov 3, 96 10:45:59 pm"

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> Dear friends. I have installed FreeBSD up and running. When I want to
> start the X-server with startx, I get the message: Can't find startx.
> Going into the subdirectory /usr/X11R6/bin and typing: ./startx the
> machine answeres: Can't find xinit. I have configured the Xserver with
> xf86config through /stand/sysinstall. I have set the path in

What shell are you running? Are you sure you are running sh? 
Did you export PATH?

> /etc/profile through: # echo 'PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin' >>/etc/profile. 
> But what's wondering me is that within /etc/profile there is nothing
> written exept some # marked out command- and explanation lines. I also
> checked out the symlink of /usr/X11R6/bin/X which pointed to the
> appropriate S3 Xserver. I also had xdm running.
> I can tell you, I really tried hard for at least two weaks. I have
> bought two books which couldn't resolve the problem.
> 1st question: What about not finding the startx file?
> 2nd question: Where and how to configure the shell (path etc.)?
> 3rd question: I need a really good book about freeBSD/and X 	     
> configuration and system-maintenance. 
> I thank you very much, also for answering my former question.
> Michael Deliga, Munich << >>

--Chris Christoph P. U. Kukulies

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