Slackware: X symbolic link

Slackware: X symbolic link

Post by Eric Shia » Fri, 03 Apr 1998 04:00:00

I just tried to install slackware from yesterday, for
new installation.  Everything went well, however, when I tried to bring
up X-window, the system cannot find X.  I looked the symbolic link which
from /usr/X11R6/bin/X point to /var/X11R6/bin/X.  Then I went to
/var/X11R6 and only find lib subdirectory, nothing else.  Can anyone
help me where can I find /var/X11R6/bin/X?

Thanks in advance.


Slackware: X symbolic link

Post by Alexander Vi » Fri, 03 Apr 1998 04:00:00

mkdir /var/X11R6/bin
ln -sf /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_S3 /var/X11R6/bin/X

That's it. Just replace XF86_S3 in the above with the name of _your_
server. The idea behind this scheme is that you don't need to change
anything on /usr to switch to different server. It looks so:

/usr/X11R6/bin/X -> /var/X11R6/bin/X -> actual server (on /usr).

Imagine the system where /usr is NFS-mounted by several machines with
different cards... /usr/X11R6/bin/X will be the same for all, but /var
will be local, so they'll be able to use different servers with this
scheme. HTH.
                                                        Good luck,


1. Too many symbolic links, Symbolic link loop


I'm fighting with a FreeBSD machine. Roughly what I'm up to: I clean
installed FreeBSD, with the DES option. The goal is to set up an Apache
on the machine. Then I performed a rdist from a BSDI machine, importing
stuff like password file, user directories, user quotas, shells. The
Apache works
just fine, but when I try to run Perl I get stuck with the error
"Too many symbolic links" (under bash), "Symbolic link loop" (under sh).
scanned through my symbolic links w/o finding something striking.
Basically, the
links I have are "shortcuts to shells", some links to user logs...
Anyone seen this kind of problem? Anyone solved it? How?


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