minimal CD --> startx

Oliver Grawert ogra at
Sat Sep 15 14:33:12 UTC 2012

On Sat, 15 Sep 2012 11:27:57 +0000 (UTC)
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

no, startx is in the xinit binary package (and usually installed as
dependency of xorg)

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

(xorg is the metapackage that pulls in the X system)

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