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[SLUG] How I make X work in Debian (Was Debian newbie guide for existing linux users)
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- Subject: [SLUG] How I make X work in Debian (Was Debian newbie guide for existing linux users)
- From: Doug Stalker <dougs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Oct 31 10:40:01 2000
Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > So lets assume for a moment I want to get X windows working, preferably
> > with Helix Gnome.
> > Where do I start?
> First off, run either:
> a) tasksel, and choose the "X Window System" task, or,
> b) apt-get install task-x-window-system
Both of these commands insisted on installing the VGA16 server. When I
aborted the X configuration it would complain it didn't work, and run
the config again. Repeat untill I hit Ctrl-C.
Eventually I figured out that 'apt-get install xserver-SVGA' would
install teh SVGA server, complete with a little graphical configuration
thingy. It had Diamond Viper 770 in the list of cards, and worked
fine. I'll worry about getting the mouse wheel working later.
> Then, to install Helix Gnome, you need to add the Helix Gnome repository to
> your /etc/apt/sources.list file (you'll find the appropriate line on the
> Helix Code website) and then run:
> apt-get install task-helix-gnome
I figured out that if I burn the Helix-gnome .debs to a CD I can use
'apt-cdrom add' to add the CD to the list of availabe packages, and then
'apt-get install task-helix-gnome' will prompt for teh CD.
Or do I need to do more to the CD than just burn the .debs on? The
actual debian CDs include a .disk folder, but that just seems to contain
a file with the full name of teh CD in it.
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