Debian/Ubuntu Tips and Tricks


Debian/Ubuntu Tips and Tricks

How To: Installing Debian Etch From a running Debian based system — page 3

Posted by chantra on May 14th, 2006

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.

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