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Old 02-13-2012, 07:29 PM
Valter Nogueira
 
Default X from the sources

Every time I think about X, windows managers, desktop environments and soon I get nuts.

So, my intention is start from ubuntu server (non-gui) and install X and windows managers from the sources.
Does someone have some tip or advice?
Thanks,

Valter
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:11 PM
"David C. Curtis"
 
Default X from the sources

On 12-02-13 03:29 PM, Valter Nogueira wrote:

Every time I think about X, windows managers, desktop environments and soon
I get nuts.

So, my intention is start from ubuntu server (non-gui) and install X and
windows managers from the sources.


Could you explain what mean 'installing from sources'?

Starting with just the base install and adding whatever
non-meta-packages you wish?


Actually compiling Ubuntu source packages?

Compiling and installing from upstream?

It would also be helpful to understand what you are attempting to
achieve in the end.


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Old 02-13-2012, 08:27 PM
Liam Proven
 
Default X from the sources

On 13 February 2012 20:29, Valter Nogueira <valter@fastway.com.br> wrote:
> Every time I think about X, windows managers, desktop environments and soon
> I get nuts.
>
> So, my intention is start from ubuntu server (non-gui) and install X and
> windows managers from the sources.
>
> Does someone have some tip or advice?

Not really. I've done it - it's not all that hard, not if you're just
using packages from the repositories.

I built a WindowMaker system that way - it was fine.

Things to know:

* most WMs don't seem to depend on X directly, which seems odd to me
* the default X install includes twm, I believe, so you can use X
without a separate WM
* if you want graphical login, you'll need a desktop manager as well,
e.g. xdm or wdm.

I did it in this order:

[1] install base system
[2] install X, get it working
[3] install WM
[4] install DM

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