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I know this is stupid question- but how the heck do I start X? I have just installed 2.1 on my system, but I can't figure out how to run xf86config becuase it just keeps telling me it can't find it...I installed a basic server package, and included gnome...
thanks, it doesnt look like x is installed. When I run apt-get, it tries to get the files from the internet...the only porblem is that I don't have my NIC configured yet...I suppose thi sis the topic of a different thread? I have the install CD for Debian, wouldn't the X info be there?
To setup your internet connection:
#ifconfig as root, see if there is an interface named eth0
if it is properly configured, then try to ping any urls of the outside world.
if it is not, you may need to edit /etc/network/interfaces to get your eth0 working first.
Most Realtek pci cards are supported by Debian by default.
To get the packages you need without internet connection(from Debian CDs):
edit /etc/apt/sources.list, use "#" to comment out any lines that contain an URL(http or ftp) to prevent it from trying to search the web.
If there isn't any line start with deb cdrom: in that file, which means you did not scan your CDs in the installation, you need to:
#apt-cdrom add, follow the instruction, repeat the same thing for all your 7 woody CDs.
You may need to run #apt-get update after all these changes are done.
Then apt-get install whatever packages you need.