Found a fascinating new way to make linux not work
I seem to have an advanced degree in this.
For other reasons (meaning: Don't Ask), I decided to reinstall my Debain distro (3.0 r2). The first installation went well.
For my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th (it has been a long day) installations, I keep hitting the same error when I try to start X-Windows.
Here it is: after entering startx,
When I try xinit:
/usr/bin/X11/X no such file or directory
Now, I pretty much followed the installation from the Debian installer, and added only a few things, and was careful about making sure I had dependencies and whatnot taken care of. I ran XF86Config, I can get to a prompt, etc.
xinit: no such file or directory (errno 2) no server "X" in path
When I look in the /usr/bin/X11 directory, sure enough there isn't X in there. When I look at the Debian install util (dselect), I am unsure what I did wrong or what I missed installing.
When it was installing, I did get the following error:
And went on to suggest I run dpkg --configure KDM, which I tried, but then I get the message that KDM is already up and running.
errors were encountered in processing:
E: subprocess /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Any ideas where I missed installing (I presume that's what I did) X, or at the minimum how I get the sucker going?
Thanks a million.