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Old 09-29-2008, 05:30 AM   #1
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A question about installing KDE and Xorg on Gentoo


I have a question regarding with KDE installation in Gentoo.

I have successfully installed KDE using "emerge kdebase-meta". However, before I installed it, I forgot to install Xorg system. My question is:

1. Does KDE depend on Xorg?
2. Has "emerge kdebase-meta" installed xorg automatically for me?
3. If I install Xorg after KDE is installed, will the system work?

Many thanks,

Old 09-29-2008, 10:10 AM   #2
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Here's the simple answer: If you have any GUI running at all (ie., a desktop with a background and windows) then you definately have xorg installed.

If you don't (ie, all you have is plain text on a black screen), there's probably nothing wrong with installing it after KDE.

KDE does depend on Xorg. All desktop environments, graphical things, etc. for linux do.


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