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    configure error, can't find X includes

    I have a common problem when I configure an application, like:
    checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!

    How do I solve this problem? I'm using Knoppix 5.0 LiveCD

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    Linux Guru fingal's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    Birmingham - UK
    Hi - This is quite a common problem, and it means that you need to install the Xorg development package (header files are part of this bundle) which will allow you to compile an application from source. You can Google for those, but if you're just using a live cd, how are you compiling from source? The distro will just be loaded into RAM.

    Assuming you had Knoppix on your hdd and your package(s) database was up-to-date you could do something a bit like:

    apt-get install xorg-dev

    Good luck!
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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