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> Centos 5 startx failing, New text install of Centos 5.2 will not run startx
post Feb 11 2009, 11:44 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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Have Centos 5.2 installed in text mode, wish to use a graphical interface so tried to run startx - results below. PATH does include /usr/bin and xinit exists there and X11 and Xorg show up using the locate command.

Could anyone shed some light on this please.

Thank you.

Xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.2368
xinit: No suchfile or directory (errno 2): no server "X" in PATH

Use the -- option, or make sure that /usr/bin is in your path and that "X" is a program or link to the right type of server for your display. Possible server names include:

Xorg X.Org displays

xinit: Server error.
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post Feb 11 2009, 12:45 PM
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Its GNU/

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Are you sure x is installed?
The easiest way to install X (and a GUI system) is to use the yum groupinstall feature.

First you can see all the yum groups available with the command:

yum grouplist

You can install X and Gnome or KDE like this:

yum groupinstall "X Window System" "GNOME Desktop Environment"


yum groupinstall "X Window System" "KDE (K Desktop Environment)"

You may also want to add some other groups from the list like "Graphical Internet" or "Office/Productivity"
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