[arch-general] X fails to start after editing ~/.xinitrc

Karol Blazewicz karol.blazewicz at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 21:37:58 EDT 2011

On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 3:31 AM, Juan R. de Silva
<juan.r.d.silva at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a new arch install with basic X environment added and successfully
> tested.
> Following instructions here https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fonts
> I installed "terminus" fonts, created ~/.xinitrc file and added to it the
> following lines as advised:
> xset +fp /usr/share/fonts/local
> xset fp rehash
> After this X fails to start with error:
> "/usr/bin/startx: Line 127: hostname: command not found"
> When ~/.xinitrc file deleted, X starts as before just fine.
> Could somebody help me to figure out what am I doing wrong, please?

You don't have 'hostname' installed.
hostname, is available in net-tools - which has been deprecated.
net-tools from testing don't provide hostname anymore

Next time, install pkgtools package and run 'pkgfile foo' where 'foo'
is the file or command you want to find.

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