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Ok, I just resolved an ethernet card issue, and ran emerge fluxbox. That woreds fine, then when I type #fluxbox, it says there is no x server started. I type ...
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    How to start X (startx doesnt work)


    Ok, I just resolved an ethernet card issue, and ran emerge fluxbox. That woreds fine, then when I type #fluxbox, it says there is no x server started. I type startx, and I get "command not found" I'm pretty sure fluxbox emerged x.org as a dependency, so it exists. ANy suggestions as to how to get the X server running? Thanks
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    Ok. Am embarased that I didn't try as root, so now have x running. Fluxbox still makes the same complaint, and I treid running it from an x terminal, but hte xterm wont start!
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    I emerged xterm and everything works fine. My sincerest appoligies for the triple post!

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    BTW, if you want to automatically start Fluxbox every time that you start X, either
    Code:
    echo "exec fluxbox" > ~/.xinitrc
    or
    Code:
    nano -w /etc/rc.conf
    XSESSION="fluxbox"
    Use the top one if you use startx to start X, or the bottom if you use X to start X, or you use xdm or some other display manager. Have fun

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    Ok I'll try that.

    I got it working but only as root by typing startx, and then in the xterm typing fluxbox, but as I said I have to be root.
    I'll add the suggested lines.
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