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    /usr/bin/X11 problem

    i did 3 times a fresh beta install (alternate cd 64bit), my display is strange, because it shows a part of the screen the rest is hidden behind the
    frame of the monitor, but the resolution is correct.
    /usr/bin/X11 says link to folder, but inside this is 1347 times another another folder saying link to folder.
    very strange.

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    Re: /usr/bin/X11 problem

    /usr/bin/X11 is a symlink to /usr/bin (technically to . , the current working directory) apparently for compatibility reasons.

    $ ls -l /usr/bin/X11
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1 2010-06-25 17:53 /usr/bin/X11 -> .

    then everythings fine.

    Your X display problems are unrelated to this

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    Re: /usr/bin/X11 problem

    Thanks for your reply sevenmachines,
    if i follow your advice:
    ls -l /usr/bin/X11
    i get:rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1 2010-09-05 10:41 /usr/bin/X11 -> .
    i do:lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1 2010-06-25 17:53 /usr/bin/X11 -> .
    i get:lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1 2010-06-25 17:53 /usr/bin/X11 -> .
    bash: .: Is a directory
    i do otherwise:ls -l /usr/bin/X11
    i get:lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1 2010-09-05 10:41 /usr/bin/X11 -> .

    and the folder remains with over 1300 times the same inside.

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    Re: /usr/bin/X11 problem

    Is this some sort of script or something you're trying to run? the output of ls -l is fine though, '->' is a symlink, '.' is /usr/bin, /usr/bin/X11 is a symlink to the /usr/bin/ directory, exactly as it should be

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    Re: /usr/bin/X11 problem

    here is a screenshot
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    Re: /usr/bin/X11 problem

    I dont think thats such an elegant way for nautilus to handle the recursive symlink situation, possibly might be worth opening a bug on that

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    Re: /usr/bin/X11 problem

    Quote Originally Posted by pulpo69 View Post
    Thanks for your reply sevenmachines,
    if i follow your advice:
    ls -l /usr/bin/X11
    i get:rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1 2010-09-05 10:41 /usr/bin/X11 -> .
    i do:lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1 2010-06-25 17:53 /usr/bin/X11 -> .
    i get:lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1 2010-06-25 17:53 /usr/bin/X11 -> .
    bash: .: Is a directory
    i do otherwise:ls -l /usr/bin/X11
    i get:lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1 2010-09-05 10:41 /usr/bin/X11 -> .

    and the folder remains with over 1300 times the same inside.
    I know you stated this was a fresh install. I got the same output as SevenMachines:
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    $ ls -l /usr/bin/X11
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1 2010-09-03 07:07 /usr/bin/X11 -> .
    I noticed you also have two extra time date of 06/25. First I thought this was an upgrade.
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    Re: /usr/bin/X11 problem

    If its an issue, its one with the way nautilus displays the directory, the actual links fine. If you open /usr/bin/X11 in nautilus then this is the directory displayed, the actual contents is of course the symlinked directory of /usr/bin, which contains /usr/bin/X11. Now if you click the X11 symlink, the directory displayed is /usr/bin/X11/X11, the contents still /usr/bin, which is accurate if a little misleading. You can keep doing this ad-infinitum.
    I dont know if the slightly confusing directory display could be considered a bug or not but it is just a presentation issue and not an actual problem. The problem OP is having with X display is unrelated.

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    Re: /usr/bin/X11 problem

    thanks vmc, thanks sevenmachines,
    it was a fresh install with with formating the root-partition checked.
    but there was one more strange thing, booting the first time after the fresh install, before gdm came up there was a one second the wallpaper
    tat i had i my last installation.
    changing now the wallpaper and rebooting, before gdn comes up i see for a moment the wallpaper i had before.

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    Re: /usr/bin/X11 problem

    i did another fresh install, some days ago. But /usr/bin/X11 says link to folder, but inside this is 1300 times another folder saying link to folder. Using this install in the meantime inside
    /usr/bin/X11 are now 2000 another folder saying link to folder.
    Nobody experienced the same?

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