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Old 08-09-2003, 09:42 PM   #1
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Debian Linux - X Windows


how do i install Xwindows in Debian Linux?
 
Old 08-09-2003, 10:15 PM   #2
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What Debian Linux are you using? Did you install from a CD? IF so is it the stable version called Woody?
Usually in most distributions X is already installed
If you did a basic install of Woody version from CD-ROM.............
Come back to us!
 
Old 08-09-2003, 10:21 PM   #3
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I don't know which version it is my brother gave me the cd and told me to install it to my computer.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 10:46 PM   #4
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Do you get to a boot prompt, where you can type something?
If so do this
cd /etc
In the etc directory do this
ls
or do this
cd /X11
If you do not have an X11 directory you have not installed X
If you do have it it is installed but not working.

And
the software should tell you waht type of Linux you are running (and ask your brother!) as it starts up and sometimes at the prompt.
Is it RedHat, Debian, Mandrake,SuSe ?
 
Old 08-09-2003, 11:11 PM   #5
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u should b able to install X during the debian install. but u can always do "apt-get install x-window-system" or go to the xfree86 homepage and download the latest version of X and install it youself. there's documentation and such on the page.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 11:58 PM   #6
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if you use the install instructions shown in my sig you will be shown everything that you will need to know.
 
Old 08-10-2003, 01:52 AM   #7
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i am using Debian Linux 3.0 i found out.
 
  


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