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Old 02-04-2006, 10:02 PM   #1
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apt-get doesnt work on debian

Ok, well iv read a few guids. i want to install xfree86.

I type su, enter pass. then type apt-get install x-windows-system and then i dont get anything it says broken. I was wondering would i have to install my mobo drivers or something for it to recognize my itnernet ( im useing mobos ethernet plug)

Im a noob at this.

Old 02-05-2006, 02:02 AM   #2
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"apt-get install xserver-xfree86" might work better.

You can search the apt-cache by using the following command;

apt-cache search "name of package"

Eg; apt-cache search xfree86

Once the xserver is installed use the following command to configure it.
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

Hope that helps.
Old 02-05-2006, 04:43 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by salparadise
Once the xserver is installed use the following command to configure it.
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
When you apt-get install something, it'll ask you some configuration questions before actually installing it (if there are any relevant ones of course). AFAIK, it does this by calling dpkg-reconfigure, or at least by asking the same questions, so explicitly doing the same thing after install would be redundant.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.


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