How to install xorg on top of Salix core

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Installing Xorg

The easiest way to install Xorg on top of Salix core is to install everything under the /x repository directory. To do that, first update your package database

 slapt-get -u

and then run:

 slapt-get --install-set x

That will install every package that is in the /x directory and will give you a working Xorg. It would be a good idea to install some icon themes, or many apps won't display properly:

 slapt-get -i icon-naming-utils hicolor-icon-theme tango-icon-theme

Install a Window Manager

Most people would want something other than TWM, so you can install a minimal window manager, like icewm or fluxbox:

 slapt-get -i icewm


 slapt-get -i fluxbox

or similar for the one you want to install.

To make that window manager the default for your user, do

 cp /etc/X11/xinit/xinit.icewm ~/.xinitrc

for icewm, or

 cp /etc/X11/xinit/xinit.fluxbox ~/.xinitrc

for fluxbox, or similar for any other window manager, you get the point.

You can now test your favourite minimal window manager with:


Graphical login

If you want to have a graphical login screen, you have to install gdm or slim:

slapt-get -i gdm


slapt-get -i slim

Perhaps it's a good idea to test gdm/slim before you set it as default. Start the graphical login manager with:

init 4

If it works you can edit /etc/inittab and replace the following lines

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)


# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)

Additional software

You can then add any graphical apps you might be needing with slapt-get.

You can of course remove any unnecessary Xorg packages that you may not need.