Re: No 'startx' or 'xinit' command!
Earlier today firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I earlier posted about how to install X-Windows, but
I've since found a web page telling me the best way to
do it. I installed the following packages from
xserver-xfree86, xlibmesa-dri, xlibmesa-gl, &
Everything seemed to go fine (apt-get returned no
errors), and I have an /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file.
However, I don't know how to start X-Windows, because
the commands "startx" and "xinit" do not exist! Does
anything know what is wrong? Am I missing something
At the very least you need to install `xfree86-common', the X Window System
(XFree86) infrastructure package.
I don't have X installed and when I do a dry run ("apt-get -u --dry-run -t
unstable install xfree86-common") I get the following dependency information:
$ apt-get -u --dry-run -t unstable install xfree86-common
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
x-window-system-core x-window-system twm x-window-manager xbase-clients
xfonts-100dpi xfonts-75dpi xfonts-base xfonts-scalable xlibs xlibs-dev
xserver-common xserver-xfree86 xserver xterm x-terminal-emulator xutils
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 63 not upgraded.
Inst xfree86-common (4.3.0.dfsg.1-5 Debian:unstable)
Conf xfree86-common (4.3.0.dfsg.1-5 Debian:unstable)
I don't know for sure, but I reckon quite a few of the `suggested' packages
are pretty important really.