minimal CD --> startx

Liam Proven lproven at
Sat Sep 15 13:36:42 UTC 2012

On 15 September 2012 12:27, Thufir <hawat.thufir at> wrote:
> I'm planning a clean install of 12.04 from the minimal CD (yes, this is
> the disc I want to use).  I want to just install enough of a system to run
> "startx" from the terminal, but explicitly want nothing more.
> Has startx been deprecated with:
> sudo service gdm start

I don't understand the question.

If you install Server, it does not have a GUI, therefore no display manager.

> Also, which package(s) do I need to install just for the simplest
> X Windows system?

Depends. What window manager do you want? You have to pick at least one.

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