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Re: How can the OS autodetect that a user is a newbie and offer help?

On Tue, Oct 17, 2006 at 08:27:46PM -0400, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 17, 2006 at 07:56:00PM -0400, David Nusinow wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 18, 2006 at 08:36:42AM +1000, Andrew Vaughan wrote:
> > > What's really needed is better help for newbies dumped unexpectedly at the 
> > > command-line because X wasn't installed/properly configured/didn't start.
> > 
> > What's really needed is to fix our X autoconfiguration mechanisms so that
> > this doesn't happen. One of my target goals is to work on this post-etch,
> > and happily upstream is working hard on it as well. If people want to help
> > with this issue, please follow up to debian-x.
> > 
> IIRC, the majority of the "I ended up at a text prompt, what do I do
> now?" questions we see on d-u are not X configuration problems.  They
> are newbies who pick all the defaults and up without X on their systems
> entirely.

This should be fixed for etch, afaik. If you just choose the defaults,
you'll end up with a gnome desktop installation and X up and running by

 - David Nusinow

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