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No X-windows on debian3.1

Postby dion » Thu Aug 11, 2005 7:46 pm

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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RE: No X-windows on debian3.1

Postby mugstar » Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:15 pm

Try `startx`, not `xstart`.
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RE: No X-windows on debian3.1

Postby dion » Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:22 pm

I'm sorry for the typo: I did use of course startx
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RE: No X-windows on debian3.1

Postby nelz » Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:36 pm

Did you select the Desktop option during installation?
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RE: No X-windows on debian3.1

Postby dion » Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:51 am

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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RE: No X-windows on debian3.1

Postby percyt » Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:35 pm

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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RE: No X-windows on debian3.1

Postby Erin » Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:09 pm

In a console window type
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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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