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Postby user5555155 » 2017-05-11 19:31

after install Debian 8 or Debian 7 from usb boot
a black screen with login and password appear but no graphical user interface login
how i can get the graphical user interface from there
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Re: user interface

Postby stevepusser » 2017-05-11 19:51

It could have several reasons. How old is your machine? The regular Debian 8 release lacks support for many machine released in 2015 or later.
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Re: user interface

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-05-11 20:38

What image did you use ? The other day I installed Debian 8 using a netinstall image, for a minimal install, I did not install any DE or "graphical user interface" as you call it, Did you install one ?
You can install xorg , and a WM or a DE, if you didn't ,...there really are not enough details to say why you don't have a "graphical user interface".
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Re: user interface

Postby phenest » 2017-05-11 21:24

What graphical user interface were you expecting?
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Re: user interface

Postby user5555155 » 2017-05-12 06:07

thanks for replying
usually after installing OS system i expect to see something like this image

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... Wheezy.png

but i get something like this image

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=ht ... mrc&uact=8
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Re: user interface

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-05-12 06:18

Log in and run these commands as root:
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apt-get install tasksel
tasksel

Then select the MATE desktop and reboot when it's finished.
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Re: user interface

Postby debiman » 2017-05-13 10:43

user5555155 wrote:after install Debian 8 or Debian 7

really?
there's quite a difference and you should know which one you installed.

which .iso did you use (link please) and how did you create the bootable usb?

also, during installation, there's many choices to make. which choices did you make?
did you choose to install a graphical desktop?
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Re: user interface

Postby phenest » 2017-05-13 18:31

debiman wrote:did you choose to install a graphical desktop?

Isn't that enabled on all installers (that include a DE)? In which case, the OP either deselected it or, installed from a source that doesn't include a DE.
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Re: user interface

Postby ruffwoof » 2017-05-13 23:43

Could be a live-boot you're running. If so at the Login prompt use userid 'user' and password 'live' and once logged in run 'startx' if it doesn't take you directly into X (gui desktop).
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Re: user interface

Postby stevepusser » 2017-05-14 00:24

It seems likely to have something to do with the graphics hardware and driver, so it would be very helpful if you'd let us know what you have...please?
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Re: user interface

Postby phenest » 2017-05-14 08:14

If that were true Steve, wouldn't they have a blank screen with a flashing cursor? The OP has a login prompt.
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Re: user interface

Postby user5555155 » 2017-05-14 09:55

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:Log in and run these commands as root:
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apt-get install tasksel
tasksel

Then select the MATE desktop and reboot when it's finished.


thanks
i did not get the MATE desktop option
so i decide use the dvd iso image instead of using the cd iso image
the dvd iso image give me more option and the OS start as i am expecting
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Re: user interface

Postby user5555155 » 2017-05-14 10:49

debiman wrote:
user5555155 wrote:after install Debian 8 or Debian 7

really?
there's quite a difference and you should know which one you installed.

which .iso did you use (link please) and how did you create the bootable usb?

also, during installation, there's many choices to make. which choices did you make?
did you choose to install a graphical desktop?


i download the iso image from the http://www.debian.org website from the ( Geting debian ) option
i create the bootable usb from ubuntu OS using startup Disk creator
i solved this by using the dvd iso instead of using the cd iso after trying the solution from Head_on_a_Stick in this thread
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