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RE: [SLUG] Radical Solutions ...

Well, to answer your question it may be best to start at the beginning.
I can't remember what I initially did but on reboot I found myself in
console mode and could not restart X.

Upon advice, I ran, as root,

cd /etc/X11
ln -s ../../usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 X

then running 'startx' as root elicited

/etc/X11/X is not executable, giving up.
xinit: Connection refused (erno 111): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error

running (as root)

ls -ltr /etc/X11/X


lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27Jun 15 23:52

I hope that answers your questions.

How do I  "dereference the symlink and find the solution" ?


-----Original Message-----
From: slug-admin@nospam.slug.org.au [mailto:slug-admin@nospam.slug.org.au]On Behalf Of
Matthew Palmer
Sent: 21 June, 2001 05:28 PM
To: Adam F. Bogacki
Cc: Crossfire; Slug@nospam.Slug. Org. Au
Subject: Re: [SLUG] Radical Solutions ...

On Thu, 21 Jun 2001, Adam F. Bogacki wrote:

> Aaaaarrrrgggghhhh......
> I'm still getting the Delphic reply
> "/etc/X11/X is not executable"

What does /etc/X11/X point to?  And what are it's permissions?

Chances are it's pointing off somewhere odd, or the server it's pointing to
doesn't exist.

> I'm in the mood for radical solutions.
> xf86config   .... or a complete re-install ?

Erk.  Neither.  Just dereference the symlink and find the solution.

#include <disclaimer.h>
Matthew Palmer

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