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Old 19th April 2010
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I don't know what you mean by -shady site- since there are many official mirrors, around the planet, but if you used the actual OS software and conducted an install, per FAQ 4, you would have been asked if you were planning to run X11. A "Yes" response would have enabled the video aperture, which is =required= in order to run X11 on architectures without frame buffers. X is a userland program that needs direct access to video memory or a frame buffer.

See FAQ 11.2 for details, and follow the guidelines for your architecture: amd64 and i386 have the same X11 configuration concerns.

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