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jagibbs 11-26-2004 10:25 PM

starting any Window Manager
Ok, I'm pretty new to linux, but I've used Mandrake, Libranet, and DamnSmall before. I'm ok at the command prompt also. I decided to try Debian Sarge. I really liked the entire install and everything went perfect. It got all the way through with no problems.

Upon restarting I can log in to the prompt... But now what???

I can't find any reference to any window managers...kde, gnome, icewm, or others. There is no X11 directory anywhere either.

I'm sure there's something obvious I'm overlooking, but like I said...I'm still pretty new. Any ideas on how to get an X session started? Am I missing something or did I mess up the install somehow?? I have the first 4 Debian Sarge cds. Maybe I only did a bare minimum install, in which I should be able to add packages from the cds?


jagibbs 11-26-2004 11:39 PM

nobody respond to this yet... i may delete this thread soon. .. having found the problem

Ninja Cow 11-26-2004 11:55 PM

Have you configured X yet?


Try looking in /etc/X11 for XFree's config file.

Question is--since you cannot find X--try running this command:

apt-get install x-window-system


apt-get install xfce4

jagibbs 11-27-2004 12:17 AM

it's working now. i went back, and added a few things with Tasksel, then configured Xfree, installed fluxbox (what i'm going to use), installed synaptic. It should be good to go now. I swear i read the "Readme" at the top of the debian section before, but not closely enough I guess...

Dead Parrot 11-27-2004 05:55 AM

Check out the sticky thread "Debian Configuration Post-Install" in this forum. It's been written to help new Debian users to overcome the most typical post-installation problems.

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