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Old 11-26-2004, 11:25 PM   #1
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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?


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Old 11-27-2004, 12:39 AM   #2
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nobody respond to this yet... i may delete this thread soon. .. having found the problem

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Old 11-27-2004, 12:55 AM   #3
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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
Old 11-27-2004, 01:17 AM   #4
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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...
Old 11-27-2004, 06:55 AM   #5
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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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