Re: installation question

Nathan Widmyer (
Sun, 13 Dec 1998 11:01:19 -0500

I recommend taking the afterstep binary that is just made where you
compiled it and put it in /usr/X11R6/bin and change your ~/.xinitrc to
execute the /usr/X11R6/bin/afterstep binary then you should be okay.
Other people may have other ideas.

Christopher Wright wrote:

> X worked (still does) for me.
> I install 1.6.0 of Afterstep with the install.script and something
> installed. I saw a lot of parse errors in the last leg of the install
> which concerned me. Then, when it finished, I did startx as
> usual and the Xserver started like always and promptly shutdown.
> The error: exec: afterstep: not found
> So I check what little documentation there is (no dice except a path
> addition to /usr/local which was pointless), I do a find on "afterstep"
> (only directories were returned, there is no file by that name on my
> machine post-install), and I checked over a few files like xinitrc.
> Next, I uninstalled the files and snagged 1.5 beta 6 thinking maybe it
> would be better tested, if that indeed was the issue. The install went
> better, but I still have the same error. And to rub salt in the wound,
> all of the FAQ questions deal with configuring AS after it's set up! So
> I feel like a moron at this point and I'm begging for help.
> Tell me it's something silly...I'm starting to get mildly frustrated.
> Thanks in advance.
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