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Old 05-05-2004, 09:24 PM   #1
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booting, but no x11 (windows)

When I boot into linux, it gives me an error message that x11 is not configured properly and do I want to try to reconfigure it? When I say yes it gives me an error screen and a screen listing the problems/status which is blank, but there is an exit tab. Hitting the exit tab takes me back to the first question. If I select no, it sends me to the linux command prompt.

I have installed linux using a debian CD that I created with jigdo. I used Woody(stable) version. The CD boots and does install linux. I reinstalled it again, but the same problem persists.

I am not sure how to proceed or what more information is needed. Thank you.
Old 05-05-2004, 09:28 PM   #2
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You need to work with the command line to create a working /etc/X11/XF86Config,
login as root (or su), and try running /usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config.
Old 05-06-2004, 03:47 PM   #3
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OK. So I did as you recommended. I got into a utility that required me to provide details on mouse, keyboard and monitor, which I did not have but I chose generic ones that I thought would match more or less. At the end the instructions implied that I need to type "xstart" so I did. Then I received these error messages:

"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xserverrc: /usr/bin/X11/X No such file or directory"
"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xint/xserverrc: exec: /usr/bin/X11/X: cannot execute: No such file or directory giving up"
"xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server"
"xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error"

I ran xstart again and received the same error messages.
Old 10-16-2004, 04:15 AM   #4
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The Fix

You need to install the xserver

try apt-get update
apt-get install xserver-common xserver-xfree86


Old 10-16-2004, 04:31 AM   #5
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To get all you need
apt-get install x-window-system
and then
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86


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