Posted by chantra on May 14th, 2006
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5. Install and Configure Xorg
During your system reboot, you should watch out for any errors and warning message, they might turn out to be usefull :).
Let's install xserver and xclient:
root@laptop:~#apt-get install xserver-common xserver-xorg
root@laptop:~#apt-get install x-window-system-core x-window-system
root@laptop:~#apt-get install gdm gnome-session
plus whichever package you might want.
Open /etc/X11/xorg.conf and check that the driver is appropriate to your video card, verify the keyboard layout setting and try X.
If this goes wrong, google will be your best friend :).
Suppose X is working fine, you need to create your normal user's account. On my /home partition, the uid and gid is 1000, therefore I need to create my group user and user with uid and gid 1000:
root@laptop:~#addgroup --gid 1000 myuser
root@laptop:~#adduser --id 1000 --gid 1000 myuser
start gdm, and login with your normal user account ;).
That's it, you will still need to install loads of other package (xmms, mplayer, gaim...), but your system is running.
Hope you liked the trip.