Re: Debian and X
"Valter G. Nogueira Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Someone told me to never use tasksel. Use apt-get instead.
That sounds like silly advice; I think modern tasksel is just a
wrapper around APT anyways. My personal recommendation for a good APT
front-end is aptitude, though. (IMHO it's much easier to find what
you're looking for, track down dependency issues, etc. inside aptitude
than prodding from the command line.)
> Unless I install gdm, x-window don't even start as Kent West told me
> because there are no x-client running.
You can always start it with 'startx', assuming you have xbase-clients
installed (should fall out of x-window-system-core).
> if I install gdm, X starts at boot, but I run in following
> 1. I can't logon as root
> 2. I have no idea how-to configure shell prompt boot again
> 3. Gnome complains that I not running a compatible windowm manager - which I
> haven't even configured
These are extremely common questions; you might ask something like
Google or the list archives at http://lists.debian.org/. But in
essence, (1) you don't want to log in via gdm as root, (2) Ctrl+Alt+F1
will get you a console login prompt, Ctrl+Alt+F7 will take you back,
and (3) you can mostly ignore that message but to shut GNOME up you'll
want something newer than twm.
> My question is:
> Is there any document that talks about Debian and X configuration?
Well, you've gotten through the hard part if you have a gdm login
screen. You just need to figure out what software you want and
install it. :-)
> A second question is: Debian doesn't use linuxconf?
If you *really* want it, it's there, but the "standard" way to do
administrative tasks under Debian is either to edit configuration
files directly or to use lightweight command-line tools
(e.g. 'adduser' to add a user).
David Maze email@example.com http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
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- Debian and X
- From: "Valter G. Nogueira Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org>