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#1 2012-11-15 17:00:52

haziz
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Does Installing Awesome WM also Install the X Window System?

I am trying to use Awesome WM as my window manager and installed it and it's dependencies using "pacman -S awesome". Does installing Awesome WM install the X window system as a dependency? I have not installed X separately and have been unable to start Awesome using startx after writing an .xinitrc file with "exec awesome" in it.

Thanks.

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#2 2012-11-15 17:09:25

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Re: Does Installing Awesome WM also Install the X Window System?

You can determine that for yourself. You can use pactree to get a tree of dependencies for a package and you can use pacman to check if xorg-server is installed.


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#3 2012-11-15 17:28:29

Antoine
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Re: Does Installing Awesome WM also Install the X Window System?

haziz wrote:

Does installing Awesome WM install the X window system as a dependency? I have not installed X separately and have been unable to start Awesome using startx after writing an .xinitrc file with "exec awesome" in it.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Be … _Interface

The quick answer to your question is no. The package mainainers assume that you've followed the instructions and installed xorg-server etc. before you start installing stuff that runs on it. The good news is that installing xorg-server etc. will install almost everything you need for awesome.

Edit for clarification:  no one but you knows what X server you might be using. You'll probably use xorg-server, but there are other servers than that: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=87281

Presumably awesome will work with them too.

Last edited by Antoine (2012-11-15 17:49:59)

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#4 2012-11-15 19:55:23

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Re: Does Installing Awesome WM also Install the X Window System?

Strange, this is the second time in two weeks I read this question. Is something about the awesome wiki entry ambiguous?

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#5 2012-11-15 20:15:28

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Re: Does Installing Awesome WM also Install the X Window System?

On Raspberry pi, right? wink

pacman -S xorg-server xorg-xinit xf86-video-fbdev

But why is reading wiki article on Xorg that hard?

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#6 2012-11-16 02:33:39

ismaelvc
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Re: Does Installing Awesome WM also Install the X Window System?

@Saran:

The wiki also advices to instal 'xorg-server-utils' and 'xf86-input-synaptics' if you have a keyboard with touchpad.

If the RPi uses 'xf86-video-fbdev' this means X is loaded with the framebuffer right?


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#7 2012-11-16 08:07:48

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Re: Does Installing Awesome WM also Install the X Window System?

Those three above are all you need to run X on RPi. xorg-server-utils are useful, but not necessary.
I only install packages when I need them and I don't have it installed on my Raspberry.
Synaptics input driver is needed if keyboard has Synaptics touchpad. xorg-server pulls in xf86-input-evdev
which will take care of input devices. If it for some reason doesn't, driver from xorg-divers group might be needed.

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#8 2012-11-16 15:47:33

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Re: Does Installing Awesome WM also Install the X Window System?

Indeed, thanks for clarifying.


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