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Old 02-03-2005, 06:25 AM   #1
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Debian sarge - unable to start X


Yestarday I installed Debian Sarge (debian-netinstall).

I can't start X. The error message is:

"cannot stat /etc/X11/X (No such file or directory), aborting"

All packages were installed by default, I selected only "Desktop" & "File Server" packages to install. Maybe something is missing?

And I can't understand: debian uses XFree86 or X.Org? I think XFree86.. But how to get X.Org on my debian machine?

Help please

Last edited by VertX; 02-03-2005 at 06:29 AM.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 08:25 AM   #2
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try an apt-get install x-window-system
 
Old 02-03-2005, 08:46 AM   #3
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Re: Debian sarge - unable to start X

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Originally posted by VertX

And I can't understand: debian uses XFree86 or X.Org? I think XFree86.. But how to get X.Org on my debian machine?

Help please
Xfree. For detailed instructions how to install X.org, go here http://incubator.vislab.usyd.edu.au/...Steve/20040909
 
Old 02-03-2005, 10:56 AM   #4
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I had the same problem. I found that even though I told debian to install a graphical enviro it had installed none.

Short story is I had to use apt-get to install KDE (which didnt install X) and then fiddle with apt-get until I was able to get Debian to install X.
 
  


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