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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, 02:59 PM
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Its GNU/

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Not sure what basic apps are installed. Try
yum install xclock
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