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Re: [vox-tech] XF86Config Question
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Re: [vox-tech] XF86Config Question



On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 03:32:19PM -0800, Robert G. Scofield wrote:
> On Wednesday 12 January 2005 11:41, Rick Moen wrote:
> > 
> > Don't sweat that.  It's there in case XFree86 attempts some stupid guess
> > at your video memory amount that you _know_ to be wrong, in case you
> > therefore wish to un-comment that line, to hit XFree86 with the Cluebat
> > of Enlightenment.
> >
> Thanks.  And thanks for the other information.  And thanks to Ken and Pete.
> 
> I finally got X working.  I could never get XFree86 -configure to work.
> 
> I played around trying to "apt-get" servers, and was told I could try 3 or 4 
> different ones.  So I ended up with xserver-xfree86.  That prompted me for 
> the writing of a new config file.  I put in the wrong mouse info (stupidly 
> copying SuSE entries), but managed to correct it.  Then I got an error 
> message about fonts.  But Debian told me what font packages to apt-get.  And 
> after I got those packages, X started.

Had I known that was your problem, I would have suggested
# apt-get install x-window-system
or
# apt-get install x-window-system-core

> Now I've got to set up KDE.  I downloaded it the other night, but it seems not 
> to be here anymore.  Apt and Aptitude, or whatever it is, plays around with 
> packages, removing "unused" ones, etc.  So I'll download KDE again, and read 
> about how to set it up.  I think the hardest part is over with.

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