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setting X up on Pi

Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:26 pm

hi all,

i am familiar with using arch on my laptop, and to get X to work i just install xorg-server and xf86-video-ati

when i followed another post and installed vesa and framebuffer drivers i get a limited resolution: what drivers are used in the debian image?

thanks for help

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Re: setting X up on Pi

Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:39 pm

If you are using the Debian image then X server should be ready to go just type this at the the command line after you logged in


this should take you to run X and lxde desktop

II don't have my Raspberry Pi worst luck so may not have all the facts, but that as I understand it is all you need.
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Re: setting X up on Pi

Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:05 am

i think you misunderstand: i have Debian working fine, but i want to use Arch. setting X up under arch following the guide leads to using the drivers i explained above, giving a lowresolution.
i want to know what drivers are usded in the debian image (lsmod gives me nothing)

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Re: setting X up on Pi

Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:17 am

I don't know if you tried this, but this guide worked for me
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... f=5&t=6000

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Re: setting X up on Pi

Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:04 am

I am currently running openbox on my arch install

I started with :

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pacman -S xorg xorg-server xorg-xinit xorg-server-utils 
"xorg" is the driver package. as far as what driver i just hit enter and installed the default which was all. its only a tiny bit of space and it got X working fast and easy!
echo "Something Useful" > /dev/null

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Re: setting X up on Pi

Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:30 pm

You don't have to install all drivers. Only one is necessary: xf86-video-fbdev

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Re: setting X up on Pi

Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:35 pm

If you're interested in an explanation of setting up Xorg and Openbox by itself. Take a look at parts 9 and 10 of this tutorial:


I explain the Xorg/driver installation separately from the Openbox part so if you just want the first part, just use part 9.

Feel free to leave some feedback too. I'm always looking to make the tutorial better.

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