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Old 09-01-2004, 01:55 AM   #1
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No X-Windows in Debian

Just installed debian sarge. I did a net install but installation didnt configure x windows. There's no /etc/X11 directory (if there's ever in debian). Can anyone tell me how to install an X environment.

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Try below:

#apt-get install x-window-system

#apt-get install kdelibs kdebase task-kdeadmin task-kdeutils

please make sure you must have correct apt sources before you do above!!
Old 09-01-2004, 10:27 AM   #3
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thatis if you want KDE... I think KDE kinda sucks and Gnome is awesome under debian... I'm running Sarge with debian...

apt-get update
apt-get install x-window-system
apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment
apt-get install gdm

After this is all done installing... run

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

and setup your X Windows System...

after this reboot and you should boot right into the gdm GUI login screen...

Good Luck!
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Well, rebooting isn't necessary. This ain't windows, after all. :-) Just start gdm.

Edit: or kdm, or xdm - whichever you installed/want to use.
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Thanks guys,

Will do that right away.



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