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10. Set up X

In this chapter we will set up X, if it does not work properly already.

To set up X, check that you have installed the following packages:

Note that these package names are for rpm-based systems. For Debian, do an
apt-get install xserver-xfree86 xfonts-100dpi xfonts-base xbase-clients xdm 
to get the most important files.

Download my XF86Config-4.3, and copy it to /etc/X11/XF86Config. You can now start X with the command startx. On Debian you may start a graphical login screen with

/etc/init.d/xdm start
On YellowDog, SuSE and Mandrake, just hop to runlevel 5, and it will start a display manager for you.
/sbin/init 5