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Old 06-22-2006, 04:26 PM   #1
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X Window Mode in Debian?

Is there an X window mode in Debian? If so, how do you get to it?

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Old 06-22-2006, 04:43 PM   #2
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apt-get install x-window-system-core icewm (for example) do you mean ?
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Ok, I did that, but I think I messed up the configuration because I get an error when I try to start it. Something about no screens found.
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what are you typing to enter X windows? "startx" should do it.
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Yeah the screen flashes black a few times, then it says fatal IO error 104
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well whats your config and what whole error message?
Old 06-22-2006, 05:18 PM   #7
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I don't know what the config is... that's partly the problem.

The errormessage from what I can see is it says:

Fatal server error:
no screens found
Old 06-22-2006, 06:18 PM   #8
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From a terminal as root, type:

This will bring up a series of questions you answer regarding your system (i.e. graphics card, etc.) When answering the questions about your monitor, be VERY conservative unless you are sure you know the vertical and horizontal capabilities (you could damage your monitor if you get it wrong.)

When you have concluded the dialogue, an xorg.conf file will be created and included in /etc/X11 directory. You can edit this file if you need to make any changes.

When finished, try



Hope this helps

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apt-get install x-window-system xserver-xorg (if you are running testing/etch/unstable/sid)


apt-get install x-window-system xserver-xfree86 (if you are running stable/sarge)

then when they have installed follow there set up screens

if they dont work with the settings it gives your run

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg (if you are running testing/etch/unstable/sid)

else dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86


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