Archive for September 8th, 2005

apt-get install xserver-xorg

Well, it’s been there for a while, but I finally moved my Debian Etch system to X.org’s Xserver. “Debian has now made the transition to the X.org installation of the X11 Window system. If you’re running sid/etch you should be able to upgrade now.”

As the article that I link to here poitns out, this is almost pathetically easy to do. Which is one of the main reasons I love Debian. It is just about as easy as running:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg

then sitting back and waiting for apt to finish up the install. You have to answer a couple of questions, including choosing what version of X.org’s configuration files to use. And just like that, X.org is installed.

Now I just have to be patient to see if this actually worked. The machine I did this on is 20 miles away. I won’t be able to see the results of the installation ’til later this evening.

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