Re: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0
It looks like the operating system has been successfully installed, since you are able to login and get a shell prompt.
There are many reasons for which you cannot start the graphical interface, and the messages printed by startx should give us a clue.
It might be as simple as installing the X server, and all the required components, if they are missing.
But it's also possible that everything is installed, but there are configuration issues.
To get further assistance, please provide the output of the startx command.
From: Farid Ansari <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:04:14 AM
Subject: Re: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0
I downloaded and installed the
new Debian 5.0 Lenny and was very happy with the installer which is the
best of all Linux installers.
After installation I am not able to run the system.
I come to the screen where it asks for the user and password, after
these are entered i get the $ sign. When I type 'startx' it does not
start the operating system.
This problem is being faced by me since the earlier versions of Debian.
Please someone be kind enough to help me resolve the matter.
Any assistance / advise given will be highly appreciated.
Thanks and Regards,