frederick c woodruff wrote:
Well thank you for help,I used su to get past my name @ debian$,now Im
stuck at the next step,like I said before I am new at this,now I am
getting debian:/home/desktop#,I tried some commands I thought would work
they did not,can someone help please what command do I need please,like
I said I am very new at this,trying to get logged on to sarge.new
Regrettably, the above paragraph doesn't make much sense.
It vaguely sounds like you had already logged in as a normal user on
your previous email, and now you've su'd into root, and you've created a
directory named "/home/desktop" and cd'd into it.
But it is unlikely that you've created a directory, being new at this.
It is also unlikely that su'ing got you "past your name @ debian". More
likely, you've mistyped "/home/desktop" for "/home/frederick/Destop",
and you're not being precise in your descriptions, so that we wind up
being confused about what you're trying to say.
Let me suggest this:
type "exit" until you're at a prompt that looks like this (don't worry
if the details are not quite the same):
Debian GNU/Linux sarge debian tty1
Now, log in with the word "root"; you'll then be asked a passcode
("password" is the term used during the installation, I believe));
provide the passcode you gave the system during the install.
You are now logged into a virtual terminal as root.
Run these commands:
aptitude install x-window-system kde
Now reboot with the command "shutdown -r now".
When the system comes back up, you should be looking at a graphical
login screen, where you can log in as your normal user, and where you're
likely to feel more comfortable than where you are at now.
- From: frederick c woodruff <firstname.lastname@example.org>