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This problem doesn't appear to be answered by answers to markluocanada earlier post. It's also unrelated to my previous post about disk space, this is a different machine. I've re-installed ...
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    startx isn't recognised.


    This problem doesn't appear to be answered by answers to markluocanada earlier post. It's also unrelated to my previous post about disk space, this is a different machine.

    I've re-installed Slackware 11.0 three times in the last few days. There was no real reason for the re-installations, I was just playing with installation options & have the free time to re-install when I screw it up.

    In the first installation "startx" gave me the message "-bash: startx: command not found".

    2nd installation I had no problems.

    3rd installation (this one) I'm having the same problem as the first one, the "startx" command isn't recognized even though I'm pretty sure that it was installed.

    During this installation I also got these fatal errors (/var/log/mount doesn't exist):
    /var/log/mount/slackware/x/x11-6.9.0-i486-11.tgz
    /var/log/mount/slackware/kde/kdebindings-3.5.4-i486-1.tgz
    /var/log/mount/slackware/kde/kdegames-3.5.4-i486-1.tgz
    /var/log/mount/slackware/kde/kdelibs-3.5.4-i486-1.tgz
    /var/log/mount/slackware/kde/kdemultimedia-3.5.4-i486-1.tgz
    /var/log/mount/slackware/kde/koffice-1.5.2-i486-4.tgz

    Where do I start? Re-install is an option but I'd like to be certain that I won't have a similar problem if I do.

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    Sounds like a hardware or burned cd image problem

    did you md5sum the image before burning?

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    try ...
    whereis startx
    and compare that to
    echo $PATH

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    Theres no point, you can see in the original post the X11 package didnt install correctly. This is why you have no startx script.

    I'd say your installation media is corrupt

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