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Old 07-05-2005, 08:24 AM   #1
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Installing more packages etc (from DVD)

I have installed Debian on my machine from a DVD, bare minimum system I think. I can log in, but no x windows. How do I install more from the DVD?
Old 07-05-2005, 08:31 AM   #2
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apt-cdrom add
as root. It should prompt you to insert the DVD and add it to the sources.list file. Then,
apt-get update
apt-get install kde
Instead of KDE, you can pick what you like: fluxbox, gnome, etc. It will install x-windows too as dependencies. Make sure you also install a login manager (kdm, gdm, or xdm) as well.


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