Where is the gui

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Where is the gui

Postby Doug » 2006-01-12 05:12

Okay I am a total newbie to linux. I just did a fresh install of debian and all I have is a command line :( Help me get into the gui!

Postby Guest » 2006-01-12 05:29

I should of been more specific. I want to run Gnome. I installed it and read somewhere that i needed to edit a file. Only problem is no one explains how to edit files. So how do I go about doing this?

Postby Guest » 2006-01-12 05:42

Just to add more info to my situation, when I boot up it gives me this error

I cannot start the X server (your graphical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly.

Ay yi yi what do I do.

Postby Scotti » 2006-01-12 14:03

Please read this thread which should explain everything.

Try using the Search feature next time aswell as there are many threads regarding this.
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Where is the gui

Postby glf2818 » 2006-01-20 00:47

How did you install? You might try running tasksel as root, and choosing desktop. Use the arrow keys to move the highlight to desktop (its probably already there) and click on spacebar to choose it. An asterisk should appear. Arrow down to o.k. and hit return.
Gnome should come up automatically.
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Postby greenmeanie » 2006-01-20 05:26

First do a apt-get install x-window-system-core
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Postby Guest » 2006-01-21 03:37

You can also try
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apt-get install xdebconfigurator
than run
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xdebconfigurator -x
This will give you some info about setting up x settings. You can than run
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dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
Hope this helps.

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