Re: Another Newbie Troubles with Debian
Sorry, messed up the debian address the first time.
On Mon, 15 May 2006 9:26am, Dov Oxenberg wrote:
First off I would like to say thanks to all of you for being so kind in
welcoming me to the list, and for your willingness to be of assistance.
I am having a similar issue to the user who posted earlier this morning
saying he was unable to load the KDE or GNOME and suspected it was a
For me, I got past the initial setup via netinst. I am at the point
now where I am getting the Debian Configuration screeen and I am being
prompted to choose what software to install (Desktop environment, Web
Server, DNS Server, etc.) I am guessing this is the aptitude
application mentioned in the installation docs??? Anyway, according to
the instructions in the docos the key binding for selecting the
software you wish to install is the "+" sign....well, I am pressing
this key on the keyboard to choose the desktop environment software,
but it is not being selected! It seems as though the only keys that
work are the up and down arrow keys.
I have run through this part about three or four times now, and each
instance results in Debian being installed, but all I get is a command
line login, no desktop. Obviously the components I wish to have
installed are not being selected.
Below is the table from the docs I used as reference:
Up, Down Move selection up or down.
Enter Open/collapse/activate item.
+ Mark package for installation.
- Mark package for removal.
d Show package dependencies.
g Actually download/install/remove packages.
q Quit current view.
F10 Activate menu.
Would some PLEASE clue me in on what the secret key is to enable the
Counterintuitive though it may be, select items from this menu using the