Installing X Window on Debian
5. Installing X Window X-Server and Window Managers
To install X-window, lets first update our resource lists with
Then, to install X-window
apt-get install x-window-system
I started using the XFCE window manager and its one of the most lightweight WMs on Linux. It has the look of Gnome and the lightweight of IceWM and X.
To install XFCE 4,
apt-get install xfce4 xfce4-themes
To install other window managers like IceWM, Fluxbox, GNOME)
apt-get install icewm fluxbox gnome
I like gdm (Gnome Desktop Manager) as my graphical login program, so
apt-get install gdm
However you can also try xdm (X Desktop Manager) or kdm (KDE Desktop Manager)
apt-get install xdm kdm
Changing your screen resolution
Choose your resolution and restart your X with either
Removing graphical login
You are finally tired of graphical logins. To turn off the graphical logins (default in Sarge), you have to remove X startup from all run levels.
update-rc.d xdm remove
X won't start again when your computer boots up. You'll be greeted by the console.
Last Update: 01 January 2006 [Created on 20 January 2006]
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