Alternative to StartX

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Rory Glenn Pascua

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What's an alternative to the command "StartX"?

I'm trying to pull up the GUI on one of my VMs but StartX wont work
 


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Rob

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Are you using all lowercase?

You could just try an "init 5" to put it into runlevel 5 and see if x starts automatically..
 
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Rory Glenn Pascua

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Rob:
Yes I'm using all lowercase.
I also tried init 5 under root and I'm getting a "Command not found" error
 
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Rory Glenn Pascua

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I tried the /sbin/init 5 command. It's doing something however, it's currently frozen with this message "INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes"

Not sure what it's going to do after 5 minutes... waiting...
 
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Rob

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whee :) ctrl-c out of that and try the /usr/bin/startx

I haven't had x issues in quite a while - otherwise i'd probably be more help ;)
 
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Rory Glenn Pascua

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Got another one of those "disabled" message..

Tried the /usr/bin/startx command and got this message: No such file or directory
 
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Rob

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What was the last thing you did before it stopped working :)

If it's just a workstation.. give it a reboot and see if whatever funkiness is going on will go away..

Did you edit any config files related to the x server?
 
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Rory Glenn Pascua

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What was the last thing you did before it stopped working :)

If it's just a workstation.. give it a reboot and see if whatever funkiness is going on will go away..

Did you edit any config files related to the x server?
I figured it out. The ISO I was working on did not have x in it and it wasn't designed to do gui stuff.
 
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Rory Glenn Pascua

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It's like trying to buy burrito in an ice cream joint.
 
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carbon333

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For the future readers: the best alternative to startx is lightdm.
 


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