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Old 05-01-2005, 07:07 AM   #1
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X pkg.

i am using mandrake 10.0

i can not start X server.

because i have to install some X packages.

but i do not know howmany or which one i have install.

is there any command for determining the list of packages required for X server.

i have the command prompt but i have not get X display.

but i am sure that i have install X server packages.

Old 05-02-2005, 01:09 AM   #2
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Personally, I would use urpmi to install what you forgot to install. It will resolve the dependencies and install all the other needed stuff.

Does your Mandrake release use xfree86 or xorg for X?

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website (needs money to access now)
Software management configuration: Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
Software management: urpmi mini-HOWTO
Software management: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Urpmi But Never Dared Asking Before
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page

I don't get a GUI/my resolution isn't what I want
# Configuring X
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Configuring XFree86 for a Non-Specific Linux Distribution
Common X configuring tools:
Mandrake - XFdrake
You may have one or more of these tools:
XFree86 -configure
ATI Linux drivers
If you need the nVidia driver, you want the Linux IA32 driver unless you are using a 64 bit CPU


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