gnome probelms

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gnome probelms

Postby dojo » 2006-05-14 21:15

Hey there,im new to the debian os,and i have succsesfuly installed it but have ran into a problam with tyring to use the graphical gnome.

on startup it says;-
starting gnome display maneger; gdm
Not starting K desktop Maneger(kdm);is not the defualt displayy manager

not starting x display maeger(xdm);is not the defualt displayy manager
then it comes up with a screen hat tries to help me fix the problem but it doesnt work so i just carry on using the text based debian.
i am using version 3.0 can someone please help me?

Postby bluesdog » 2006-05-15 04:01

During the install, the gui stuff may not have been selected/installed correctly.

It's usually easy to fix...

Once you're logged in, su to root.
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apt-get update

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apt-get install x-window-system-core gnome gdm

if you want to use gnome, or
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apt-get install x-window-system-core kde kdm

if you prefer kde

In either case, be prepared to wait a while for apt to download and install everything, and be prepared to answer a few questions during the install.

Once everything is installed, reboot your computer, and the graphical login should appear.

Post here if everything works, or does not... :)
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Postby ajdlinux » 2006-05-15 09:36

No, that's not the problem that was described:

Something is wrong with your X graphical settings. Try running the command 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86'.
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