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No X-windows on debian3.1

 
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dion



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:46 pm    Post subject: No X-windows on debian3.1 Reply with quote

I successfuly installed the Debian3.1 DVD, but fail to get X-windows running. The command xstart or xdm is not recognized (looks like X is not installed). What do I do wrong ?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:15 pm    Post subject: RE: No X-windows on debian3.1 Reply with quote

Try `startx`, not `xstart`.
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dion



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:22 pm    Post subject: RE: No X-windows on debian3.1 Reply with quote

I'm sorry for the typo: I did use of course startx
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:36 pm    Post subject: RE: No X-windows on debian3.1 Reply with quote

Did you select the Desktop option during installation?
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dion



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:51 am    Post subject: RE: No X-windows on debian3.1 Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestion Nelz !. I thought I selected it by highlighting the option, but seems that you also have to press the space-bar to get in * in the selection box.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:35 pm    Post subject: RE: No X-windows on debian3.1 Reply with quote

That's the problem I had - burned the iso's to the 6 cd's and started the install.

I thought you only had to highlight the type of install you wanted as that's what i'd done for previous options

I've started it again and i'll press the space bar for Desktop!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:09 pm    Post subject: RE: No X-windows on debian3.1 Reply with quote

In a console window type
Code:
sudo aptitude
. It will load a console package manager you will recognise. Just load the desktop packages (X11) from there and I'd recommend ensure you have GNOME. I cannot help with the specific packages as I use Ubuntu. You never need to reinstall Linux though. There are always tools to help you get through these issues.

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