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Old 29th August 2009, 03:03
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Dear Fellows,
I tried to install Gtk+ on my ubuntu 7.10. When I issued the command ./configure, It generated the error "X could not found" and exited. Please tell me what is x and how and where from it binaries can be downloaded.?

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Old 29th August 2009, 13:07
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Lot of software needs the graphical x-window environment to interface with the user :
http://www.xfree86.org/
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Old 29th August 2009, 13:25
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Window_System
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I installed from xfree86.org but after installation there was no graphics. I followed the instructions in the docs but no response. please help...
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Old 2nd September 2009, 21:15
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I would be best to install the X packages from your distribution using your package manager....
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Old 3rd September 2009, 13:28
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apt-get install kdm
or xdm
or gdm
my favorite is xdm

I cant tel you why bcs I said it on another site and they wrote me up?!

(well the other site is a bit paranoid) ;-)
lol
good luck!
Oh BTW,
let me save you a couple of posts;
1- once you install X it will come up automatically to stop it from coming up at the boot up or
2- if you like the terminal better (like the pros) you can either do a control-alt-backspace (to exit the X) or ctrl-alt F1, F2 up to F6 and get back into the terminal TTY/(command line CL) and then ctrl-alt F7 to get back in X- windows, Or use this command to stop it from coming up all together;

update-rc.d -f gdm remove (or kdm or xdm)

if you want to put it back where it boots into X (GUI) again, then;

update-rc.d -f gdm defaults (or kdm..)

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