Xdm and startx

Gregory Davis gdavis7 at umbc.edu
Tue Oct 23 09:15:40 PDT 2001


J.A. Neitzel wrote:

> From the reference above... This has nothing to do with xdm. xdm does
> not give error, but startx does. To diagnose, from a VT /dev/tty[1-6]
> do a `echo $PATH' and see if it contains /usr/X11R6/bin .
> 
> If your PATH does not contain the path to startx and friends then you
> will get this error. Add /usr/X11R6/bin to your PATH; refer to the
> actual /usr/X11R6/bin/startx script for more info about how startx is
> doing its thing...
> 
> HTH

Also make sure you have read access to that directory.  For some reason, I 
think I had to change mine after an install.

Greg

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