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Old 11-21-2004, 01:17 PM   #1
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X installation OK, but with some questions

I'm installing linux debian (sarge) in my labtob (HP evo nx9005).
I'm new in installing linux.

I've been reading lots of explanations of installations and I've done more or less what they said:
I installed linux26 (it was the only one that I could install in my computer)
and I didn't install any graphic interphase.

After I use the following commands (that I copied from sources):

apt-get install x-window-server
// this command didn't worked. apt-get says that this pakage was not avaliable

//I tried to put first the kde (I'm new in linux, so I want a easy one)
apt-get install kde

//After I saw that this did not install de xserver (startx didn't work) so I tried diffent names a part from x-window-server

apt-get install xserver
//this installed xserver-xfree86

/*I tried startx, but there where problems: It said that I need to use apt-get install x-window-server or apt-get install x-window-server-core. As I tried the 1st one before I tried the 2nd*/
apt-get install x-window-server-core

After that startx worked and I can use kde, but:
1. I've done it correctly?
2. why apt-get install x-window-server doesen't work?
3. When I use kde internet is not installed... ok, I'll configure it, but it is strange that I used apt-get to access to internet, but kde can't configure it?

Old 11-21-2004, 01:33 PM   #2
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For a newbie it is best to get used to using dselect. Run dselect and read the instructions on how to use it. You can quickly see which packages you will need to run other
ones, and what the conflicts between in them are. If you do not study
carefully the information on dselect, and go ahead and download packages
you could end up with software that doesn't work because you've failed to
download packages needed by other packages to run. You should examine
dselect carefully so you don't download any packages that have been marcked
as depending on other ones that 'don't seem to be available'.
Old 11-21-2004, 01:37 PM   #3
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...mmm ok, I'll use dselect... but please, answer the questions...


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