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Old 12-01-2001
Data startx, xauth msg and Solaris 8

I just built my first Solaris 8 machine. I start x using this command (assume I'm in the correct directory):


After I run this command, I receive this extremely frustrating message:

/startx: XAUTHORITY=//.Xauthority: is not an identifier

Can someone tell me what I am doing incorrectly?

Other vitals:

Running Solaris 8 (7/01 release) on an INTEL machine


# 2  
Old 12-03-2001
Hi Pete.

It seems like your startx script is using korn shell or bash shell to export variables (like "export VAR=value"). Since Solaris uses bourne shell as default, you can try using korn shell before starting the startx script. You can also include #!/bin/ksh or #!/bin/bash in the first line of the startx script. That may solve your problem. Any problems, let me know.

# 3  
Old 12-04-2001
Hi Pete!

About the new errors you got, you can search for xinit script in your system (I´m not sure but it may be in /usr/X11R6/bin or something like that). If you find it, you can do two things: you can put the full path in startx script (line 81, as ksh tells) or you can set-up your PATH environmental variable to include xinit´s path. If you set-up PATH variable you do not have ro change your startx script. Any problems let me know.

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Old 12-04-2001
Thank You . . .

The xinit script and the startx script are both in the same folder:


So, I'm a bit confused as to why startx cannot seem to find xinit?

I really appreciate your help!

# 5  
Old 12-04-2001
Hi Pete.

Try this:
# PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin
# export PATH
# startx

It must help

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