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acidbreez 08-09-2003 09:42 PM

Debian Linux - X Windows
 
how do i install Xwindows in Debian Linux?

softgun 08-09-2003 10:15 PM

What Debian Linux are you using? Did you install from a CD? IF so is it the stable version called Woody?
Usually in most distributions X is already installed :)
If you did a basic install of Woody version from CD-ROM.............
Come back to us!

acidbreez 08-09-2003 10:21 PM

I don't know which version it is my brother gave me the cd and told me to install it to my computer.

softgun 08-09-2003 10:46 PM

Do you get to a boot prompt, where you can type something?
If so do this
cd /etc
In the etc directory do this
ls
or do this
cd /X11
If you do not have an X11 directory you have not installed X
If you do have it it is installed but not working.

And
the software should tell you waht type of Linux you are running (and ask your brother!) as it starts up and sometimes at the prompt.
Is it RedHat, Debian, Mandrake,SuSe ?

eltongeoff 08-09-2003 11:11 PM

u should b able to install X during the debian install. but u can always do "apt-get install x-window-system" or go to the xfree86 homepage and download the latest version of X and install it youself. there's documentation and such on the page.

joesbox 08-09-2003 11:58 PM

if you use the install instructions shown in my sig you will be shown everything that you will need to know.

acidbreez 08-10-2003 01:52 AM

i am using Debian Linux 3.0 i found out.


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