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Old 05-24-2003, 11:19 AM   #1
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Checking for X - no


Hi! I'm a total newbie to linux, and I have a question that might be simple to many of you... anyway, here goes...


when I run ./configure for any of the programs that i want to install, the terminal can't seem to find X and aborts installation...

How can that be when I am doing this while running X

help me plz!

I'm using RedHat 9 if that matters

//ziggamon
 
Old 05-24-2003, 11:21 AM   #2
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Are you running them as the asme user you are logged in as?

Can you post the EXACT output from the ./configure command.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 11:38 AM   #3
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there's a whole lot of output, and since I don't know how to copy stuff from the Xterm, I'll just write the error lines here:

checking for X... no
configure: error: fbdesk requires the X Window System libraries and headers.

That's basically all...
 
Old 05-24-2003, 11:43 AM   #4
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You "probably" need the xfree86-devel package to be installed. You can copy by selecting the text and pressing "Ctrl+Ins" then paste using "Shift+Ins".
 
Old 05-24-2003, 12:04 PM   #5
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It worked!!!
thanks mate =)

 
Old 05-24-2003, 01:32 PM   #6
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No problem!
 
  


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