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Old 11-06-2005, 04:09 PM   #1
kushalkoolwal
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No Console in Fluxbox and twm


I am using stable version of Debian(Sarge). Here is what I did:

I installed minimal debian using netinstall CD(stable). i.e. without X and any WM(ofcourse). Then I installed Xorg with the following command from testing repo:

apt-get install xserver-xorg xserver-common xfonts-base

and it worked fine(I gave command 'X' and all was well). Now I needed a WM so I installed fluxbox from testing also :

apt-get install fluxbox

Now I am able to boot into fluxbox and mouse and everything works fine. The problem is I don't have any xterm/Xconsole window in fluxbox. When I try to click to Apps->Shells->Bash or Dash or Sh. Nothing happens. I can't see any shell windows? Although I get other graphical window like Xcal and Xedit?

Why is this happening? It is impossible to work without a console window where I can give commands? Did I missed something?

Should I use someother WM?

Thanks
 
Old 11-06-2005, 04:42 PM   #2
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Is xterm installed?

Code:
dpkg --list 'xterm*'
 
Old 11-06-2005, 05:01 PM   #3
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Ah yes. You are right. The xterm was not installed. I did an apt-get install xterm and now I haev my console in fluxbox. I wonder why it didn;t get installed automatically in the first place?

Thank you so much.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 10:02 PM   #4
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Originally posted by kushalkoolwal
Ah yes. You are right. The xterm was not installed. I did an apt-get install xterm and now I haev my console in fluxbox. I wonder why it didn;t get installed automatically in the first place?

Thank you so much.
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I installed minimal debian using netinstall CD(stable). i.e. without X and any WM(ofcourse).
 
Old 11-07-2005, 09:41 AM   #5
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x-window-system-core should get you a working setup of X progs and utilities.
 
  


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