Getting to my desktop from minimal Debian install

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Getting to my desktop from minimal Debian install

Postby CarterCox » 2018-01-26 03:10

Hello! So I just installed Debian without anything (meaning I didn't check any of the boxes at the end of the installation) so I only have a CLI, which is fine. But I installed the package "budgie-core", and now I am trying to install a display manager, such as "xdm" to be able to use this desktop. So I installed xdm, and when I reboot, I am sent to the CLI again. What should I do so the display manager runs automatically at boot? Or maybe run my desktop without a display manager?

Thanks for the help!
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Re: Getting to my desktop from minimal Debian install

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-01-26 06:31

You can try it without a display manager by running
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startx

This should start Budgie as long as it is set as /etc/alternatives/x-session-manager.

xdm is an interesting choice of display manger, try this to enable it:
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# systemctl set-default graphical.target

GDM or LightDM might be a better choice though.
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