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Re: starting X

hey nori,

hope your computer has thawed off a bit :)

anyways, iirc this is provided by xserver-xfree86.  the easy way to
make sure you have everything installed that you need for x is to
run tasksel and check the box for x windows.


On Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 06:01:17PM -0500, Nori Heikkinen wrote:
> first, thanks to all for your patience with my questions as i'm
> bringing up my box.  i really appreciate it.
> right now, i'm trying to get X set up.  i've downloaded and installed
> xdm, wmaker, and xbase-clients, which is all i seem to need to get a
> GUI up and going.  on the hard drive which i'm replacing with this
> installation, to start window maker, i just typed 'startx' as root.
> reading manpages, i see that's a frontend to xinit, which is also in
> xbase-clients.  right now, startx gives me the following error:
> /usr/X11RG/lib/X11/xinit/xserverrc: /usr/bin/X11/X: No such file or
> directory
> and more along those lines (i.e., one error said many times over).
> it's true -- there's nothing called 'X' in /usr/bin/X11.  I'm assuming
> this is either a package i need to download, or something that gets
> created in a configuration somewhere.  'apt-cache search | egrep ^X'
> shows nothing, so I'm guessing it's not a package ... what do i need
> to install or configure to make this work?
> thanks a lot,
> </nori>
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