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Old 11-13-2003, 06:26 PM   #1
mjkchi
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xfree86 version 4.2.1 (Debian - woody)


I installed Debian (woody), but it doesn't configure X, so I stock with text. it doesn't load the X Window system.

So, I downloaded xfree86 version 4.2.1
When I typed sh Xinstall.sh
It diplays this error message:
"You need to download the 'extract' (or 'extract.ext') utility and put it in this directory"

I have no idea what is that message mean, some one help?

Thank you..
 
Old 11-13-2003, 06:56 PM   #2
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Debian rocks, you have to get down and dirty with all the config files. Open /etc/X11/XF86Config or /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 and edit to your hearts content, it may be wise to downlaod third party drivers for your graphics card if you have one.

about the extract, google is your friend. Have a look on the xfree site for a manual on installing from scratch, or see if they supply a debian binary
 
Old 11-13-2003, 09:53 PM   #3
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Re: xfree86 version 4.2.1 (Debian - woody)

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Originally posted by mjkchi
I installed Debian (woody), but it doesn't configure X, so I stock with text. it doesn't load the X Window system.

So, I downloaded xfree86 version 4.2.1
When I typed sh Xinstall.sh
It diplays this error message:
"You need to download the 'extract' (or 'extract.ext') utility and put it in this directory"

I have no idea what is that message mean, some one help?

Thank you..
You can go to http://www.apt-get.org and search for xfree86 and get the source line needed for the backport to woody and use that to install it with apt-get or while your at it you might as well get the line for the 4.3 backport to woody and use that instead.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 08:27 AM   #4
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Why not just use the XFree86 that ships with Woody (4.1.0)? It works with most graphics cards. You can use apt-get or dselect to download and install it.

Håkan
 
  


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