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Old 10-21-2008, 04:15 PM   #1
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Installing XORG on debian based system

Hello i am trying to install XORG on a debian based system. I think it is running 'gutsy'
I went ahead and did an apt-get install xorg
i went with the install but when i try to 'startx' to initialize it is not starting and then it gives
a pci error

My question is: Do i need to also install a desktop environment along with XORG in order for it to work? And also, what should I do to fix this error and get a gui setup on my box.
Old 10-21-2008, 04:25 PM   #2
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Please post the exact text of the error message. Until you do so we can only guess what the problem is.
Old 10-21-2008, 04:29 PM   #3
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Yes you do need a desktop environment. Xorg is the base on what the desktop environment runs.

About the problem, is your /etc/X11/xorg.conf configure it properly? Do a lspci and paste the result here.

Also include the xorg.conf file also.


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