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> Centos 5 startx failing, New text install of Centos 5.2 will not run startx
Stillearning
post Feb 11 2009, 11:44 AM
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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.
Doug

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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michaelk
post Feb 11 2009, 02:59 PM
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Not sure what basic apps are installed. Try
yum install xclock
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post Feb 11 2009, 03:41 PM
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Hi Michael,

OK, I downloaded KDE and that is running. Something a bit odd about the GNOME install - at least it is not behaving like other machines and generates no icons. Noted elsewhere that GNOME needs Nautilus to draw icons, it is not installed so prerhaps that is the issue. Anyway I am happy for the moment.

I thank you for your prompt responces and assistance. It is good that folks like you are prepared to spend time assisting us rookies.

Take care till nest time, all the best,

Doug, Glasgow, Scotland


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yum install xclock

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