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Old 03-28-2005, 12:19 PM   #1
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X not found when trying to compile in X


I made this exact same post on linuxforums.org, but after waiting a day or so no one seemed to have any ideas, so I apologize for those who browse both forums



I have Debian installed on my x20 thinkpad, during setup I only installed the X window system (and with it came a few basic window managers), not kde or gnome. Everything is working out ok, but when i tried to compile icewm from source, during the ./configure part i got the message

checking for X....no
X is required

or something to that effect. Now obviously I have the x window system installed, I was using tvm at the time. So I tried "apt-get install icewm" and it worked out fine. Thinking the problem was solved, I tried installing torsmo from source (a neat little widget that tells you all sorts of things, fan speed, battery life, processor load, ram usage) and got the same problem, X was not detected. I checked my XFConfig86-4 file but I'm not really sure what I'm looking for.

edit: I should also mention I checked torsmo's configure script to try and see what it was looking for when it checked for x, but its 13000 lines long and I dont know bash scripting very well

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Old 03-28-2005, 12:24 PM   #2
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Do you install the devel packages???
 
Old 03-28-2005, 12:27 PM   #3
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Do you install the devel packages???
I'm not entirly sure what you're asking
 
Old 03-28-2005, 12:33 PM   #4
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A few days ago i had a similar problem, and i found that i don't have installed xorg-x11-devel-6.8.1-15.i586, it's a packages that provides your sistem some references that need when you compile from source. After i download this packages everything works fine, so Do you install the devel packages???
 
  


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