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Old 06-02-2008, 07:53 PM   #1
kramer2718
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Unable to start X Windows


Hi. I am somewhat new to linux and am trying to get my box set up. I installed Ubuntu Server and then installed kde via:

apt-get install kde

But when I try startx, I get the error:

X: cannot stat /etc/X11/X (No such file or directory), aborting.

I did:

apt-get upgrade xorg-x11

to mke sure that I had a new version of X, but the same error. I also would like to run xorgconfig in order to help setup an xorg.conf, but xorgconfig is not in my path.

I also have a more general question which is when a particular command (such as xorgconfig) is missing, how do I figure out which package I need to install in order to get that command.

Thanks.
 
Old 06-02-2008, 08:52 PM   #2
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I had the same experience installing Ubuntu Server and then X and KDE. Try Kubuntu Desktop first. You can always add anything that is in the server edition to the desktop edition.
 
Old 06-02-2008, 11:50 PM   #3
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ummm ... okay ... I might try that ... does anyone have any ideas how to do this using apt-get?
 
Old 06-03-2008, 12:22 AM   #4
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apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

To do a search, use: apt-cache search_term

Last edited by oskar; 06-03-2008 at 12:23 AM.
 
Old 06-03-2008, 10:32 PM   #5
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Sweet. Worked like a charm. Thanks a lot.
 
  


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