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Old 06-28-2009, 11:29 AM   #1
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Can I install Ubuntu/Debian without installing XORG?


Meaning, Xorg makes my screen freeze and "crackle", once frozen PC must reboot; possibly due to integrated SIS-760 Graphics.

I noticed when using Puppy that if I chose Xvesa everything was nice and smooth; if I chose Xorg, almost instant freezing and lock-up!

I also have slack 12.2 and it never freezes, does slack use same xorg as Ubuntu or Xvesa?

So, is there a way to only install Xvesa in ubuntu 8.04 +?
thanks
 
Old 06-28-2009, 11:35 AM   #2
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Take a look at
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...1/#post3314015
 
Old 06-28-2009, 11:56 AM   #3
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Slackware uses the xorg server (info from distrowatch.com). You can check the xorg.conf in your Slackware install for the driver that is used.
 
Old 06-28-2009, 12:51 PM   #4
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I would suggest using debian, as it gives you the control to do a minimal installation, since they have the minimal install disk.
 
Old 06-28-2009, 01:31 PM   #5
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Alright, Repo and everybody, that post was Right On dog-pound!

Too bad I gotta do a total uninstall of 5 systems to get over this one!

I got Debian and 4 buntu's that will have to be erased and re-installed-s**t!

Is there any way to just boot to command line, Uninstall Xorg and somehow
install Xvesa, without having to re-install?
I hope so....
 
Old 06-28-2009, 01:35 PM   #6
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Why have you got 5 systems? bit too much!

To answer your question, you need to boot into single user mode, this link tells you how:
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/grub-bo...gle-user-mode/

and then just remove xorg by typing
sudo apt-get remove xorg...or-something (use "apt-cache search" to find xorg)

then install whatever you want!
 
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you could try

Code:
apt-get remove xorg*
apt-et install xvesa.
 
Old 06-28-2009, 01:40 PM   #8
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Mixelplix

I'll try it, and hope it works OK
why do you have a * next to xorg Reepster?
 
Old 06-28-2009, 01:42 PM   #9
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cause he isn't sure what the full package name of xorg will be!
 
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why do you have a * next to xorg Reepster?
Don't know the package name :-)
 
Old 06-28-2009, 01:46 PM   #11
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LOL, see this is what happens when you live in a place where sweetleaf is commonly
imbibed*
short-term memory issues, get your ram checked
 
Old 06-28-2009, 01:54 PM   #12
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you could try

Code:
apt-get remove xorg*
apt-et install xvesa.
I'm not finding xvesa:

Code:
ade@Pc1:~$ apt-cache policy xvesa
W: Unable to locate package xvesa
Is it referred to by a different name?
 
Old 06-28-2009, 02:09 PM   #13
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Have you tried "apt-cache search xvesa" instead?
Why are you doing a "apt-cache policy"?
 
Old 06-28-2009, 02:15 PM   #14
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Quote:

Have you tried "apt-cache search xvesa" instead?
Yes,here's the output:

Code:
ade@Pc1:~$ apt-cache policy xvesa
W: Unable to locate package xvesa
Quote:
Why are you doing a "apt-cache policy"?
Because i run a mixed system of Testing/Unstable and that command shows which repo the particular package comes from.
Here's an example:

Code:
ade@Pc1:~$ apt-cache policy iceweasel
iceweasel:
  Installed: 3.0.9-1
  Candidate: 3.0.9-1
  Version table:
     3.0.11-1 0
        500 http://ftp.uk.debian.org unstable/main Packages
 *** 3.0.9-1 0
        990 http://ftp.uk.debian.org testing/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
 
Old 06-28-2009, 02:21 PM   #15
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Its a bit old, but try and install this packaged xvesa.

http://www.pps.jussieu.fr/~jch/software/kdrive/
 
  


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