I am running without a display manager (using startx) and xorg package installed, works fine.
I also run a virtual machine (a pretty bare install) using just the package xserver-xorg. Which also seems to work fine.
So the question is:
Can I use just the package xserver-xorg in the real world (desktop installed) or will I miss the extra packages that comes with the xorg package?
If you wonder why I want to do this, its just part of the never ending quest for minimal everything
EDIT: I guess I should mention that I run metacity only, no compiz installed.