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Old 03-25-2004, 01:06 PM   #1
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What do i need?

What do i need to get x server up and running?
i know i need xfree86 but is there something else i need?
if so where can i get it?
And, if i got xfree4.0.1.0 installed and i have downloaded 4.3
How do i install the newer version?
I cant configure it because its not fully installed.
I just thought that apt-get install xserver-xfree86 4.3 would do?
apparantly not.
please help.
Old 03-25-2004, 02:11 PM   #2
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Sorry, no idea how work a debian system like
that ... I've only done the normal steps to compile
X in the past for 4.1, 4.3, 4.3.99 and will compile
4.4 this weekend ...

It's all in the readme, and pretty straight forward.
Maybe if you modify the relevant cf-file (all
described) it will put the files in the right places
for debian (like it did on Slack) during make install.

Old 03-25-2004, 03:07 PM   #3
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Did you also want a particular desktop environment (KDE,Gnome)?
For just x, you need to also install x-window-system or at the very least x-window-system-core

so either do
apt-get install x-window-system
apt-get install x-window-system-core

Last edited by comp12345; 03-25-2004 at 03:15 PM.


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