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I,ve just installed the x diskset from the Slackware distribution. I've run xf86config. When I try to run startx I'm told that there's no server in the path or that the symbolic link to the server is not correct. The link has been set by xf86config and I've changed the path in /etc/csh.cshrc. I don't know what's wrong here. If you can help me..

Tank you.
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Your PATH variable should include /usr/X11R6/bin
There should be a link /usr/X11R6/bin/X pointing to an X server supporting your graphics adapter, like this one on our system:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root 11 Jan 28 11:39 /usr/X11R6/bin/X->XF86_Mach64*

If the link exists, check if it points to an existing file:

ls -lL /usr/X11R6/bin/X

-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root  1708937 Oct 29 15:22 /usr/X11R6/bin/X*

If it doesn't you have either specified the wrong adapter in xf86config, or you didn't install the X server for your specific hardware. It should be somewhere on the Slackware X-series disks.

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