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running debian 4.0, using the default 2.6.18 kernel, essentially a minimal install (deselected `desktop` option during install, so as not to install gdm and all the other stuff it drags ...
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    installing/configuring x window system and blackbox wm


    running debian 4.0, using the default 2.6.18 kernel, essentially a minimal install (deselected `desktop` option during install, so as not to install gdm and all the other stuff it drags in with it).

    i was searching around and don't know exactly what to install...there are a lot of different x* packages (at least it seems, anyway...). does this look right?:
    `sudo aptitude install x-window-system-core`
    `sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86`

    the configuration file for the blackbox wm is ~/.blackbox this is used to change the menu (and possibly other stuff, but i am unsure, as i have not messed with it). in reading the install on the blackbox wiki, it appears that all i need to do is:
    `sudo aptitude install blackbox`

    after this, `startx` *should* work, right?

    thanks in advance

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    `sudo aptitude install xserver-xorg x-window-system-core blackbox` worked fine.

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