minimal CD --> startx

Phil Dobbin bukowskiscat at
Sat Sep 15 18:09:48 UTC 2012

Jonathan Hudson wrote:

> On Sat, 15 Sep 2012 18:40:02 +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
>> On 15 September 2012 18:28, Patrick Asselman <iceblink at> wrote:
>>> The man just wants a car of any brand with no interior. That may not be
>>> available at the dealer, but that is why he came here, to the junk yard :-P
>> :¬)
>>> Maybe you cannot have a working graphics GUI without a window manager, but
>>> imo you can have an X session starting without a window manager. All you get
>>> is a gray background, not very workable, but definately possible.
>> And what exactly does one *do* with this, that is the question?
>> It ain't "X-Windows" if there aren't any windows. ;¬)
> It ain't "X-Windows" by any measure. It's the "X Window System".

Oliver (see previous post) is right.

Install Xorg & then pick from Gnome, KDE, LXDE, Xfce, etc, etc.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of tutorials available on Google.



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