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Hi folks, Debian 5.0 minimal What option shall be up to run either "apt-get install" or "aptitude install" installing X packages collectively. Thanks. Further more; # cat /etc/apt/sources.list Code: deb ...
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    A question on installing X packages


    Hi folks,


    Debian 5.0 minimal


    What option shall be up to run either "apt-get install" or "aptitude install" installing X packages collectively. Thanks.


    Further more;

    # cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    Code:
    deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main
    deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main
    
    deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib
    deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib
    
    deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny non-free
    deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny contrib
    Any additional repo I have to add? TIA


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    Do you want to install X only or any DE/WM too?
    Code:
    apt-get install xserver-xorg-core xorg
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Do you want to install X only or any DE/WM too?
    Code:
    apt-get install xserver-xorg-core xorg
    Hi devils casper,

    Thanks for your advice.

    I suppose I only need X on which to run PSPP GUI, the statistics software. If it also needs DE (Desktop Environment)/WM (Window Manager) I'll install them later.

    What additional packages being necessary for DE and WM. TIA


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    You can install any Login Manager ( xdm/kdm/gdm ) and a few core libraries.

    I have a list of all necessary packages/libraries required to run X Server but I have to search that list.
    I will post back soon.
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    Hi devils casper,


    After having installed;
    xserver-xorg-core
    xorg

    I can't start xterm locally. But I can ssh forwarding X on a remote workstation and start xterm there.


    On local machine (VE - guest of OpenVZ)

    $ xterm
    Code:
    xterm Xt error: Can't open display: localhost:1

    # xhost + localhost
    Code:
    xhost:  unable to open display "localhost:1"

    $ echo $DISPLAY
    Code:
    localhost:1
    $ exec xterm -e /usr/bin/bash -l
    Code:
    xterm Xt error: Can't open display: localhost:1

    Advice would be appreciated. TIA


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