Re: no window manager, no x-terminal, after installing task-gnome
> I would like it if it would require `xserver-vga16' and `xf86setup'
This doesn't seem right at all...
> to be installed, then run `XF86Setup' (anXious didn't work; I tried
> it... XF86Setup is the best one).
if it doesn't work, please file bugs either in the bts or to me directly.
just "didn't work" doesn't help, i'm afriad.
> After the server is configured, there's "one" more problem... There
> is no ~/.xsession. Perhaps there should be one in the "/etc/skel"
> directory? I copied the "/etc/gdm/Sessions/Gnome" script to
> "~/.xsession". It provides the best configuration of them all...
There is a default Xsession file:
why should we provide per-user configuration?
> `sawmill' was the only window manager I had installed. IIRC, it
> started the first time, but did not the second time I used `startx'.
that would probably depend on what your .Xsession is doing....
> Katchina Tech sells laptops and desktops with Debian installed on
> them. (I met them while they were in Portland for the supercomputing
> convention.) They have a nice looking `gdm' setup, &c. Perhaps we
> can package up something like what they do? It would be nice if
> after an install I could start reading docs in an X browser...
> without needing a week of reading just to find out that I need an
> .xsession to get `startx' to work, &c.
you really shouldn't. If you ran anXious (assuming it worked) it should have
everything set up for you. You *don't* need a ~/.xsession for X to work with
a window manager and an xterm. The default one works fine.
> The window manager not
> starting the second time you `startx' thing is the sort of problem
> that will lose us a lot of new users. It's very frustrating when
> thingsg don't work right.
i've never seen this, hm...
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