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hello. i get this error when compiling (./configure) anything that uses a GUI. i know its a common error, but i havent been able to find any good help with ...
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    error: Can't find X includes.


    hello. i get this error when compiling (./configure) anything that uses a GUI. i know its a common error, but i havent been able to find any good help with it (i tried google).

    Code:
    checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!
    any ideas?

    thanks.

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    You do have X installed righ?
    And not just working from the command line.
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    Also make sure that if you're on a binary distro, you have the xorg-devel packages or something similar installed.

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    ok that problem was fixed. it was just a matter of finding the name of the right package then getting it through apt-get or yum.

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    People... Post Your Solutions When You Figure It Out!

    For anyone who happens apon this thread and wonders about the name of the package the guy needed to install... it was
    Code:
    xorg-dev
    on my system (Ubuntu Feisty).


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